You might be surprised how much some old or unused items are really worth. Some of the things that we regularly appraise are gold, rare coins and coin collections, antiques, diamonds or other precious stones, chains, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, wristwatches, pocket watches, sterling silverware, flatware and serving ware and just about anything that contains gold, silver or platinum.
The value of what you bring to West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins usually depends on the amount of gold, silver or other precious metal in the item, but there are also the intrinsic value, collectibility and other factors that some businesses might not consider. We staff gemologists, and experts in rare coins, currency, precious metals and heirloom jewelry. At West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins, we can determine the true value of the entire piece.
West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins are members of the top two coin certification and authentication services in the United States, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). We submit thousands of coins to both of these services. We are also authorized submission centers for both of these services.
The Appraisal Process:
Step 1: Explain
We take the time to explain the evaluation process.
The entire process only takes a few minutes and is based on three factors: the condition, intrinsic value and current market prices. We will show you the weight and explain our calculations.
Step 2: Examine
We determine the weight and metal’s purity.
Most handmade jewelry has a stamp or identifying marker that indicates the amount, or purity, of the precious metal in the jewelry. If there isn’t a stamp, we have ways to determine the precious metal content.
Step 3: Assess
We consider the collectability, condition or intrinsic value.
A gold buyer might miss the value of the gemstones in your jewelry, which could exceed the gold value of the piece. We are experts at evaluating coins, jewelry and estate items.
Step 4: Offer
We make you an honest offer based on current market value.
If you accept our offer, you can walk out the door with cash or a check. You can also decline our offer and shop around town for a better offer. We think you’ll be back. But there is never any pressure to sell.