Do you have a serious coin collecting habit and love to look at silver coins? Then this event is probably right up your alley. There is a group called the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA) that comes to different towns around the world. Their mission? To find rare silver coins that have yet to be discovered or recognized by novice or amateur collectors.
These international coin collectors are highly trained in what they do. Besides being experts in rare silver coins, they also know their silver jewelry, silver house wares and silver bullion prices. They can provide estimates on whatever your specimen of silver is. If it is an item that a specific collector is seeking, they might even give you a price for it to sell to them on the spot. It’s worth a look to go through your parents’ and grandparents’ old things, isn’t it?
Now, this group has had some serious finds in their past. By traveling all over the world, they are presented many different types of coins from different monetary systems. Their biggest find was an 1849S Barber dime. This dime was so unique and rare that it sold for just under $2 million dollars. Another discovery in silver coins like that could be yours – if you get your old collection out and find them.
The ICCA doesn’t just specialize in silver coins, but gold coins as well. While they were traveling in North Carolina, they ran in to a person who had a previously un-appraised coin collection they had inherited. These gold coins were appraised by the ICCA members and sold for an astonishing $120,000. Not bad when you had no idea that amount of value was sitting around in a box in your house or garage. Another rare find they discovered at a show was a rare penny that sold for $300. That’s quite a return on a one cent coin.
Coin collecting has become a very popular hobby for both young and old collectors. Maybe you should stop on over to this event in Cincinnati or look up to see when they will be making an appearance near you. If you get bitten by the silver coins rage that is sweeping the country, there is no better place to start than at an International coin event. They can see if your current coins have value and help you decide which ones to start building your collection with.