Ticonderoga 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.”