By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor
It’s time to clean out those drawers, cupboards and dust-covered boxes tucked in your closets.
The International Coin Collectors Association’s (ICCA) world tour will be making a three-day stop in Caledonia this Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The three-day event will be held at the Caledonia American Legion.
ICCA representatives will be buying coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public.
ICCA spokesperson Dennis Couts said, “We hope to spend at least $200,000 while we are in town by purchasing people’s old coin collections, vintage bank notes and scrap gold, silver and diamonds.
“We buy a lot of class rings, mismatched earrings and broken necklaces. Just a small handful of gold can add up to hundreds of dollars very quickly. I encourage everyone to clean out their drawers, lock boxes and jewelry boxes, and bring their items to our show for a free evaluation and perhaps walk out a little richer,” Couts added.
Traveling from small towns to large cities, the ICCA hosts hundreds of events each year where local residents bring in their precious metals, diamonds and paper currency to earn extra cash. While meeting one-on-one with each guest, the ICCA specialists review, research and evaluate the items and will make an offer to purchase all gold coins, silver coins made before 1970 and paper currency printed prior to 1934.
The amount of the offer depends on the silver or gold content, the collectability, the rarity and the condition of the items. If the price is right for you, ICCA will pay you on the spot with no hidden fees.
Keep an open mind when going through your attic and closets because something invaluable to you could turn out to be a sure novelty piece. Whether you have an old pocket watch, a can of coins or a class ring from high school, ICCA will assess it and test it for free. Your “junk” could turn into your fortune!
Parent company of the ICCA, THR & Associates has experienced explosive growth and accomplishment in the last few years. Traveling the world seeking precious metals, antiques, and collectibles, THR & Associates is headquartered in Springfield, IL.
For more information or directions, please call 217-787-7767.