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PAID ADVERTISEMENT + By Ken Mclntosh STAFF WRITER O The American Coin Buyers Guild will be placing ads in newspapers and on the radio next week, asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1970. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with specialists one-on-one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content, the rarity of the coins, and key dates. All coins made before 1970 will be examined, including gold coins, silver coins, nickels, pennies, proof sets and uncirculated mint sets. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people, you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full of them lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the American Coin Buyers Guild, also known as ACBG. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. According to Mark Cooper, coin collector and ACBG specialist, if they are rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000. One ultra rare coin, an 1894 S Barber dime, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ACBG has organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold. Cooper explains that, "even Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes are worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. All half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it's a seller's market." The rarest coins these Collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2.5 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums, according to the ACBG. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the American Coin Buyers Guild will be purchasing during this event include U.S. paper currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, etc. Even foreign coins are collectible and will be purchased. Also at this event, anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at near record highs and can bring in a good amount of money. Bring anything you think might be gold and the ACBG specialists will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot-it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin 'you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these specialists for free and if you're lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! Gather items of interest from your attic, safe deposit box) garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring No appointment necessary If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot! You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees :!:ii!!ii!T~i!i!]iF~i!i!]!i!!!!!!:] Coin Buyers Guild COINS Any and all coins made before 1970: dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, half dimes, nickels, 2 & 3 cent pieces, cents, large cents, half cents and all others. PAPER CURRENCY All denominations made before 1934. JEWELRY Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose dia.monds, all gem stones, etc. SILVER Flatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry and anything marked Sterling. SCRAP GOLD Broken and unwanted jewelry, dental gold, watches, etc. +