I will gladly host coin and gold buying events for Banks, Non-Profit Groups, and Gold Parties. Many companies specialize in these types of events but neglect to give you specifics as to how they pay out. The last thing you want to do is host an event and have your customers (or donors or friends) get ripped off!

which type of seller are you?

My specialty is buying old United States coins and currency. With my network of wholesale buyers (that don’t buy from the general public) as well as my network of retail dealers, private collectors and online selling, you can rest assured you will get the most for your items – whether a single silver dollar or a fifty pound box of assorted items, you have come to the right place.


No amount is too small or too large for me to deal with. I generally work by private and confidential appointment only in my home based office.

See About and Contact information for my detailed contact information and other instructions. You will also learn a little more about myself, my other lines of work, and how I became involved in numismatics.

I generally buy small and large collections from individuals and estates in the local area from the Quad Cities to Peoria, IL. I even make house calls for large collections, or for the elderly or disabled that can’t easily get around. If you do not live in commuting distance (farther than Chicago or St. Louis), you can still sell to Galesburg Coins.

With today’s superb shipping services, you just need some useful tips (see Insert on left) on how to get your items to me safely and securely.

I am willing to give free verbal estimates of your items, work off inventory sheets, as well as photos.

For invaluable general information about selling your coins or precious metals to me or anyone else, please see my Seller Beware page. This will help you from being “short changed” (no pun intended) when you go to sell your items ANYWHERE.

For more specifics about making an in person appointment, phone consultation, or shipping instructions to Galesburg Coins, please see What is Valuable.


USEFUL TIPS: 

If You Need To Ship


If you live out of the area and want to ship items to me (or to someone else for that matter), you need to follow some basic tips to secure your package. I use the same techniques when clients purchase items from me.


  • Do not have any references on the package pertaining to coins, gold, silver, jewelry, etc. including the company name. Instead of Galesburg Coins & Collectables, put GCC, my personal name, or even my other business name is okay since it is not coin related (Webster Tax & Financial Services, David Webster, David Webster, CPA, etc.) Ditto for your own return address if you have a coin related business name.
  • Do not reuse boxes that indicate value. This could be boxes that have another coin companies name, the U.S. Mint, jewelry, and even electronic devices. Also, always use a service that utilizes a tracking number.
  • Pack the items tightly so you can’t hear the jingle of coins or metal. It is also good to use a box within another box in case the outer fails. Use strong clear box tape on all seams and tape over the address on the label (not over any bar codes though).
  • UPS, FEDEX, and USPS are all fine for shipping your items, but if your shipment is high dollar, I strongly recommend USPS Registered Mail with insurance. USPS Registered Mail is very secure because it requires special packaging, is signed for by every human being that touches it, and the insurance is very reasonable when you need to insure for over $500. You can use Priority Mail flat rate boxes in conjunction with Registered Mail and save a lot of money over using your own boxes. For more tips on shipping, insurance, security, and storage issues see FAQs.

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