How to Sell Your Coins for the Best Value

Key Points to Follow When Selling Your Coins

Here a few important items to remember when selling your coins and getting the best dealer.

  1. NEVER CLEAN YOUR COINS! You may significantly reduce their value.
  2. Have your coins appraised by a certified and reputable coin dealer. The dealer should be a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). You can look up a coin dealer's PNG certification here.
  3. Having your items organized and separated will expedite the appraisal evaluation process, and help a coin dealer to identify the “better” material you have.
  4. Keep your collection together. Many dealers do not have the capitol to buy large collections, and will always try to cherry pick. Our suggestion is to keep it all together or your may not be able to sell the leftovers! Remember, we buy it all!
  5. Sometimes, getting what is known as “third party certification” also makes sense. These are grading and authentication services that authenticate and assign a grade to your items. This only makes sense with those expensive items, since there is a cost to have this service completed. Our experts can guide you in this aspect and help you through the process. It is worth it on more expensive and esoteric items where a one grade difference in quality can make a big difference in value. There are only two such grading and authentication companies that we recommend, and it is important to select the best one for your material.
  6. Be cautious when working with a dealer. Many dealers try to purchase just the better items and leave you with the less expensive, harder to sell items. Always insist on getting a quote on the whole collection, and don't let anyone “cherry pick” your valuables.


If you're interested in selling your coins, please Contact Us. We can discuss your items and options with one of our certified Numismatists. You can also Schedule an Appraisal.

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How to Sell Your Coins for the Best Value

Call us at 952-835-2244

Located in the NW corner of 494 and Highway 100

5151 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 200

Edina, MN 55439

Open 9-5 Monday thru Friday

As a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, we were one of the national dealers who helped create the Professional Numismatist Guild 'Collectors Bill of Rights.'   

Stop in today for a free evaluation and meet with one of our experts or for larger collections, Schedule a no obligation appointment to learn what your collection is worth. We always offer a free evaluation. Gary Adkins Associates is a A+ Better Business Bureau rated, licensed, bonded and insured dealer in Minnesota. Dealer #40389164

We are always looking for opportunities to increase our inventory with fine gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars or old currency.

Call today 877-264-6383 to speak with our expert numismatists!

We are currently looking for Gold Coins

  • Gold Bullion Coins
  • All World Gold Coins
  • American Eagles
  • Canadian Maple Leafs
  • Krugerrands
  • British Sovereigns
  • Swiss Gold Coins 
  • Old Gold Coins
  • Scrap Gold in all Forms

    We are currently looking for Silver Coins

    • Silver Coins of all types
    • American Eagles
    • Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars
    • Old Silver Coins
    • Silver Bars
    • Canadian pre 1967 Silver Coins
    • Pre-1964 90% halves, quarters and dimes
    • Sterling Silver
    • Silver Bars and Rounds

    We Pay More for Rare Coins

    • U.S. Coins All Types
    • World Coins
    • NGC Certified
    • PCGS Certified
    • U.S. and World Gold Coins
    • Commemoratives
    • Currency
    • Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

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    Why Sell Your Coins to Gary Adkins

    • Certified Dealer of the Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG)
    • Certified Dealer of the American Numismatic Association(ANA).
    • Member of the Industry Council for Tangible Investments (ICTA)
    • Certified Dealer of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). 
    • Certified Dealer of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
    • Certified Dealer of the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC).
    • A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
    • We always offer a free evaluation when you bring in your coins.
    • Thousands of satisfied customers nationwide.
    • We are a licensed, bonded and insured dealer. License #40389164
    • Gary Adkins Associates offers professional, individual and confidential assistance when the time comes to sell.
    • We offer services that are tailored to the advanced rare coin collector,coin and precious metals investors, or to the amateur just starting and looking for expert advice.

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    CALL US TOLL FREE 877-264-6383 or Locally at 952-835-2244

    For the amateur collector, or someone that has inherited a collection, the process can be overwhelming.  We will help you realize the maximum price and you will feel comfortable with the outcome. Gary Adkins is a past President of the Professional Numismatist Guild, a membership organization with strict membership requirements.  Check the PNG website at We take our motto of “serving with honesty, integrity and reliability” very seriously.  

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    Interested in buying coins?

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