Frequently Asked Questions


Whether you're new to investing or a seasoned pro, our concise FAQs cover everything from the fundamentals of gold investment to purchasing and storage options. If you need further assistance, our team is here to help. Start your journey to gold ownership now.

What type of coins do you buy?


American Historic Coins & Collectibles has been buying coins and currency for more than 10 years. We serve clients locally and nationwide. We specialize in buying rare coins, old coins, rare currency, and old currency such as: silver dollars, gold coins, proof sets, complete collections, estates, investment holdings, hoards and all collector coins as well as US currency from 1934 and earlier.

We are a buyer and seller of all coins and currencies graded by the PCGS, PMG, ANACS, and NGC. Come in today to learn more!

American Historic Coins & Collectibles buys coins and currency. We purchase the following US coins:

  • All US Gold coins
  • Rare US Silver Coins
  • Dollars: 1935 and earlier
  • Morgan and Peace Dollars
  • Halves: 1970 and earlier
  • Quarters: 1964 and earlier
  • Palladium Coins
  • Dimes: 1964 and earlier
  • Nickels: 1938 and earlier also 1942- 1945
  • Cents: 1958 and earlier
  • US Mint issued proof and mint sets and singles
  • US Gold and Silver American Eagle singles and sets

We also buy foreign coins made of gold, silver and platinum!

What type of currency do you buy?


We purchase:

  • High denomination notes: $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000
  • All US silver certificates 1957 and earlier
  • All US notes with a red or blue seal
  • All US currency from 1929 and earlier
  • Old US currency with bank names on the note
  • Large size US currency from 1923 and earlier
  • US fractional currency 1862 – 1876
  • We specialize in the purchase of small and large size US gold certificates

Please bring in your foreign currency for our professional appraisers to evaluate.

Do you have a set price that you pay for coins or currency?


There are a lot of factors to consider when appraising the value of coins and currency. Some of these factors include: condition, date, circulation and rarity. For your convenience American Historic Coins & Collectibles offers free 15-minute in-store appraisals of your collections.

I have a lot of Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars, what are they worth?


Coins from 1964 and earlier are made from 90% silver and half dollars from 1965-1970 are made from 40% silver. The value of these coins change with the market and are typically bought and sold in bulk based on their silver value. There are some dates that could have a higher value, so bring in your lot and one of our expert appraisers will appraise your coins in our showroom in your full view.

Will cleaning or polishing my coins bring a better price?


Absolutely not! Please do not clean or polish your coins – it actually devalues your coins. Even using a soft cloth leaves small abrasions that a professional dealer will see thus reducing the value. Remember, dirty coins will not affect the coins value.

What is the best way to store my coins so they keep their value?


Coins should be stored individually so they don’t come into contact with each other. Make sure to use coin approved containers. If you use booklets, please do not use tape to secure coins into booklets as the tape adheres to the coins causing discoloration which will cause the value of your coins to drop.

My silver dollar has a “V” in the word TRUST instead of a U, is this a misprint?


No. The “V” was done by design and is not a misprint. The peace dollar series from 1921-1935 all have the “V” in the word TRUST.

American Historic Coins & Collectibles is the premier gold, silver, and platinum buyer in the Central Massachusetts. Jewelry stores, coin dealers, and even “We Buy Gold” stores sell to us!

If you want top dollar for your unused gold; deal directly with us – you have found the right place! All prices are based on current up to the minute market quotes with immediate payment. Get paid for your gold, silver, or platinum today!


Many people have gold lying around in their jewelry box or safety deposit vault. Instead of letting it collect dust, bring it to us. Recently, gold has reached record highs, whether it’s perfectly pure or 10 karat gold. People are shocked at how much we are paying them for their old gold jewelry. (Concerned about getting the most value for your gold? Don’t worry: We’ve got you covered.) Look around for the following items we are buying:


  • U.S. Gold Eagle Coins
  • Gold Bullion
  • Scrap Gold
  • Wedding bands
  • Chains
  • Charm bracelets
  • Dental gold
  • Corum
  • Class rings
  • Necklaces
  • Old rings
  • Broken jewelry
  • Old coins
  • Odd earrings
  • And much more!


AHCC purchases silver in many forms. We are always buying the following types of sterling silver: Jewelry, sterling flatware, tea sets, Franklin mint sets, and silver used for industrial purposes like contacts and wire.
Not sure if you have real silver? You can try and find out if you have real silver on your own, or just bring it in to our silver appraisal experts.
We are also strong buyers of .999 silver bars, and United States dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars minted prior to 1965. For more information about coins visit our Coin and Currency page.
We are especially interested in buying the following types of sterling silver:

  • Jewelry
  • Sterling Flatware
  • Tea Sets
  • Silver used for industrial purposes like contacts and wire.


We purchase both jewelry and industrial platinum.
Platinum jewelry we purchase includes but is not limited to: rings, chains, bracelets, antique filigree bands, and even old rings with the diamonds or stones removed.
We are especially interested buying:

Jewelry-Grade Platinum:

  • Rings
  • Chains
  • Art deco
  • Antique filigree bands
  • Old rings (with or without stones)
  • Jewelry

We frequently pay well over the platinum price for jewelry.

Industrial-Grade Platinum:

  • Thermocouple wire
  • Crucibles
  • Labware

We frequently pay well over the platinum price for jewelry.


We are always interested in both modern and vintage wrist and pocket watches, but there are brands we are particularly interested in

Modern Watches (1970 – Present)


  • Rolex
  • Patek Philippe
  • Breitling
  • Piaget
  • Vacheron & Constantin
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Omega
  • Corum

We don’t limit ourselves to just these watches, we also buy all fine modern Swiss timepieces that originally sold for $1,000 or more.

Vintage Watches (Before 1970)


  • Rolex
  • Vacheron
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Gubelin
  • Jaeger LeCoultre
  • Gruen
  • Longines
  • Omega
  • TAG Heuer
  • Patek Philippe
  • Cartier
  • Movado
  • Tiffany
  • Universal Geneve
  • Hamilton
  • Breitling
  • Panerai

We are especially interested in chronographs (small dials on the face and two small buttons on the sides), square, rectangle and oddly shaped watches. We buy any vintage watch made of platinum, yellow, white or pink gold.

Pocket Watches


  • Patek Philippe
  • Illinois
  • Ball
  • Breguet
  • A. Lange & Sohne
  • Zenith
  • Howard
  • Hamilton
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Gubelin
  • LeCoultre & Co

We buy all American and European pocket watches crafted from gold or platinum; all railroad grade pocket watches (21 jewels or more). All pocket watches that chime or gong to indicate the time are also desired.

Which types of sterling silver do we purchase?


We pay top value for modern sterling silver and antique sterling silver.

Sterling Flatware


We purchase all modern and antique sterling silver flatware, whether you have a complete set or miscellaneous pieces. Antique silver or modern, American or European – we buy it all. We love to purchase all patterns from:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Georg Jensen
  • Buccellati
  • Wallace
  • Reed & Barton
  • Towle
  • Gorham
  • Westmoreland
  • Lunt
  • Kirk
  • Steiff
  • International
  • and more!

Our most sought after patterns are Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen and Buccellati.

Sterling Tableware


Sterling tea sets are our specialty! We buy all sets, antique or modern, American or foreign. We buy all sterling table items, including:

  • Trays
  • Candelabras
  • Water pitchers
  • Bowls
  • and more!

We pay premium prices for Kalo, Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier.

Other fine sterling items we buy


We also purchase vintage sterling collectible items including:

  • Jewelry
  • Dresser sets
  • Cigarette cases
  • Photo frames
  • Thimbles
  • Figurines
  • Statues
  • Trophies
  • Franklin Mint sets
  • and much more!


Are you looking to get paid for your valuable heirlooms? Has your lifestyle changed and your not wearing your diamonds or fine jewelry? Give AHCC Buyers the opportunity to pay you the highest value immediately. Our jewelry appraisal experts are committed to meet or beat all legitimate offers.
We buy all types of jewelry, below are examples of some of the quality jewelry we find ourselves purchasing quite often. Please know that if you do not see your items listed, it does not mean that we are not interested in them, as WE BUY IT ALL!

We are particularly interested in:

Designer Jewelry


We buy all fine designer jewelry. Especially needed are Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bvlgari, Mikimoto, Chopard, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels, Scott Kay, Georg Jensen, David Yurman, John Hardy, Lagos and many more. We love to buy jewelry that was originally purchased at Bailey Banks & Biddle, CD Peacock, Neiman Marcus, Lester Lampert, Merry Richards, Alan Rocca, Costello’s, and Fey & Co. to name a few.

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Bvlgari
  • Scott Kay
  • Mikimoto
  • Lagos
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Cartier
  • Buccellati
  • David Yurman
  • Georg Jensen
  • Chopard
  • John Hardy
  • David Webb

Premiums paid for all jewelry designed in platinum!

Diamond Jewelry


We purchase pre-owned diamond engagement rings 1/2 carat or larger. Diamonds over 2 carats are our specialty. We buy all diamond jewelry including but not limited to:

  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Cocktail rings
  • Dinner rings
  • Tennis bracelets
  • Pendants
  • Pins

Our specialty is buying diamonds over 2 carats!

Estate Jewelry


AHCC Buyers has extensive knowledge and experience in purchasing estate jewelry. We buy all time periods including Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retro. We pay huge premiums for estate platinum jewelry, filigree rings, pins, bracelets, large pearls, enameled gold jewelry, brooches, lavalieres, antique and fancy dinner rings. We love old mine and European cut diamond jewelry.

Silver Jewelry


We only purchase designer sterling silver jewelry. Examples include David Yurman, John Hardy, Lagos, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Georg Jensen and Kalo. Remember we purchase an array of sterling silver, so if you are unsure of your silver items call us, or better yet visit our store. Examples include:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Georg Jensen
  • John Hardy
  • David Yurman
  • Cartier
  • Lagos

Broken Jewelry


No matter who you are, everybody has a house with hidden treasure in it. What is it? Jewelry that is no longer worn or is broken! AHCC Buyers will buy your broken gold and platinum chains, rings, bracelets, odd earrings, we buy it all. The price of gold and platinum are near 15 year highs so don’t let it lay around, make it pay!

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  • Norfolk County, MA
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  • Plymouth County, MA
  • Milford, MA
  • Upton, MA
  • Mendon, MA
  • Uxbridge, MA
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  • Hopedale, MA
  • Millbury, MA
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  • Sharon, MA
  • Norwood, MA
  • Plainville, MA
  • Rhode Island
  • New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
  • Vermont
  • Maine

We'd love to see you at our shop and assist you

American Historic Coins & Collectibles is a great place to buy as it offers both the chance to buy bullion, numismatic coins and currency, as well as other collectibles online and in stores.

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