We have a new office, 8 Main Street, Suite 1, Lower Level, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. 

PLEASE call for an appointment [Area Code (914) Number 649-3317], we can meet 8-8 any day of the week, but by prior arrangement.

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We have a new office, 8 Main Street, Suite 1, Lower Level, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. 

PLEASE call for an appointment [Area Code (914) Number 649-3317], we can meet 8-8 any day of the week, but by prior arrangement.

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

OTHER RECENT QUESTIONS

Call Today  •  (833) THE-COIN  •  (833) 843-2646  •  (914) 649-3317

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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