Live Spot Prices
The numerical prices shown are the ask prices (the higher of the bid-ask spread). However, the graphs show the bid prices (the lower of the bid-ask spread).
Markets are closed--with prices unchanging--weekdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., and weekends beginning 4:00 p.m. Friday until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, as well as select holidays.
What do you buy and sell?
We buy and sell gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bars and coins, and rare and collectible coins. We also buy gold scrap and sterling flatware. If you wish to buy or sell any of these items, please call us at 402.327.2853 for an appointment.
How do I know what my coin is worth?
The value of a coin is based on a combination of scarcity and condition. A coin’s mintage, which is easy to locate, determines its rarity. Ascertaining the condition of a coin, however, requires skill and specialized training. Once the rarity and condition are established, the price at which the coin will sell is calculated. Dealers purchase coins at a wholesale price and sell them at a retail price to make a profit. By selling coins to a dealer, you are essentially paying the dealer to sell them for you.
I have an old coin. Is it valuable?
Possibly. But the most common misconception about coins is that an old coin is automatically worth a great deal of money. For example, we have coins from the 1800s that we sell for less than $1.00 each because they had a high mintage and are in circulated condition. If you are attempting to find the value of a coin on the Internet, be sure to be looking at recent completed sales of the exact coin (same year, mint, and condition). It is one thing to ask for a price, it is another to actually sell it at that price.
How do you set your prices and what is the process?
Our business philosophy has always been to pay the highest price we are able to, not the least amount we can get by with. We provide our best offer up front. We believe you should not need good negotiating skills or coupons in order to get a good price. The process for selling is very easy. We pay by cash or local check - your choice - immediately.
I am interested in purchasing precious metals for investment. What is the process?
We can review various options and prices for precious metals with you in person or over the phone, but visiting our office to view bullion options in person is ideal. We have built our business on price transparency, and will review both our buy and sell prices. All bullion prices have been discounted for payment by cash, check, or wire payment. We deal in physical precious metals only, not base metals such as copper. We do not deal in ETFs or futures contracts.
What is bullion?
Simply put, bullion is not collectible and must be stamped with weight and purity. Bullion is used in the physical trading of metals. We stock bullion in many sizes and forms. There are bullion bars and bullion coins. There is a slight difference in the price, which is based largely on demand, as well prices dealers pay. One is not necessarily better than the other. The right choice depends upon each individual's preference and objective.
How do I know if the precious metals I buy from you are genuine?
In addition to our experience, we have a Thermo Scientific Precious Metal Analyzer. This unit uses x-ray technology to quickly and accurately determine the exact metal content of analyzed items. It has detected counterfeit bars, coins, and jewelry -- either plated or incorrectly stamped. Very few, if any, local dealers have PM analyzers, but due to our volume, we must be assured we are buying and selling genuine metals. We take your trust in us very seriously. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have a A+ Rating.
What is a troy ounce?
A troy ounce is a standard measurement for precious metals. A troy ounce is 31.104 grams versus 28.35 grams in a regular (avoirdupois) ounce. There are 12 troy ounces to a troy pound and 14.58 troy ounces in a standard pound.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check (subject to approval), bank wires, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover. All gold coin and all bullion prices have been discounted for payment by cash, check, or bank wire. Card payments are subject to fees of 1.5% for debit and 3% for credit. Purchases by check are subject to management pre-approval and may be held until the check has cleared or until sufficient funds can be verified.
What do the acronyms BV, AGW, ASW mean?
Bullion Value (BV) refers to the actual gold or silver value of a coin. Bullion value is determined by taking the current spot price times the actual gold weight (AGW) or actual silver weight (ASW).
What do you have available for sale?
Because we are buying and selling constantly, our inventory changes daily. Please check the products tab for partial lists of precious metal bullion and collectibles we have in stock right now. This is not a complete list of items we have in stock. We strive to keep this list as current as possible. Please call us at 402.327.2853 if you are interested in something specific and do not see it on our site.
How do I know which U.S. coins contain silver?
Pre-1965 dollars, half dollars, quarters, and dimes are 90% silver. One dollar face value of 90% silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars equals 71.5% of a troy ounce of silver. Approximately $1.40 face value equals one troy ounce of silver. Morgan and Peace dollars are 90% silver, but since they weigh less than an ounce, they contain 77% of a troy ounce of silver. Half dollars minted from 1965-1970 contain 40% silver. Nickels minted from 1942-1945 with a mint mark (P, D, or S) over the dome on reverse of the coin contain 35% silver.