HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

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Questions and Answers

Q. Is it true that if you clean your old coin it loses its value?

Asked by Andrei Hnedchyk on Sep 18, 2017

The short answer is yes. Unless you are trained to do it, cleaning a coin will remove the oxidation, or "toning," and render it much lower in value. Once that's done, trying to fix it will only make things worse. A qualified numismatist may know how to clean off dirt and grease and restore a coin to its original beauty; but like a fine piece of art, that coin must be handled skillfully.

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