Aaron Hanover is in Ticonderoga this week with the American Coin Buyers Guild. The group is hoping area residents will bring rare coins and jewelry to the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites at 260 Burgoyne Road.
American Coin Buyers Guild is searching for valuable currency in Ticonderoga.
The group is hoping area residents will bring rare coins and jewelry to the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites at 260 Burgoyne Road this week.
“Have you ever wondered what those old silver coins in your coffee can were worth?,” asked matthew Enright, vice president of media relations for the Springfield, Ill,.-based group. “When was the last time you even pulled them from your closet or attic? Well now is the time to begin your hunt because the American Coin Buyers Guild is in search of the rarest coins in the world.”
Enright said people often don’t realize the value of old coins and jewelry. A 1894S Barber dime recently sold for $1.9 million, he said. A gold coin collection uncovered in North Carolina sold for $120,000. A penny was recently sold for over $300 at a show in Georgia.
“During this event at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, our collectors are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion,” Enright said. “These items are highly sought after by collectors from around the world.
“These collectors are very serious about their hobby; so serious that they will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for,” he said. “Nearly all coins, vintage jewelry, bullion, Kruggerands, paper currency from the early 1900s and 1800s. The ACBG is a place where anyone in your community can connect with collectors from around the globe. Our experts make offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and our experts send the item to the collector at their expense.”
Enright said the American Coin Buyers Guild has already found some valuable items in Ticonderoga.
“We get to see some really incredible stuff,” he said. “We’ve already seen some really cool stuff in Ticonderoga.”
Enright urged people to keep an open mind.
“You could come across the next big find,” he said. “Whether you have an old Morgan silver dollar, blanket bill, pocket watch or just a class ring from when you were in high school, bring it down to the show and find out what it’s worth and possibly even get paid for it right on the spot. Don’t have a Morgan dollar, or Kruggerand? No problem, the ACBG even purchases gold items. If you have mismatched ear rings, a broken necklace or even costume jewelry, we have the resources to pay top dollar for your gold and silver items.”
For further information call 217-726-7590.