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Old 08-14-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Anyone in the Denver area have experience selling gold? Best price, honesty, etc? Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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India.
They love gold in India.
Airfare is cheap.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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India.
They love gold in India.
Airfare is cheap.
Thanks for the useful info. When are you sending me the tickets?
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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India.
They love gold in India.
Airfare is cheap.
I know you're probably joking, but it's illegal to take gold into India and they strictly enforce it. Gold smugglers get busted at the entry points regularly.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I just sell it on-line, Kitco.com
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Anyone in the Denver area have experience selling gold? Best price, honesty, etc? Thanks.
No, but I keep seeing losers standing on the street twirling signs that say "sell your gold here".
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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In the 1960's there was an assay office where you could take Gold and get a certificate of purity etc. This was administered by the State. The assay office would not buy your Gold but there was a place on the same block that would. That was in 1966 so it has probably changed. There were still a lot of restrictions in place in owning Gold at that time and the price was set by the government ($32/ounce IIRC).

GL2
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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It's been oh so long ago when I collected coins, but I have a couple suggestions for you. In today's Denver Post in section A (page 4 and 12) there are a couple major dealers who have full page ads advertising this morning. They are Timothy's Jewelers and David Ellis. Both are advertising "paying top dollar for gold, platinum, and silver." All forms wanted: rings, bracelets, chains, bracelets, etc. And obviously coins as well. Both of these businesses have the BBB insignia in their ads.

When I collected (dark ages lol) I bought weekly at Rocky Mtn. Coin Exchange on south Broadway in Denver. I believe they are in the 500 block south and there is a competing store close by who is Dave's Gold and Silver Exchange. Rocky Mtn. Coin Exchange has been in business since 1976. Rocky Mtn. has an attractive web site, didn't check to see about Dave's.

I've always been kind of 50/50 with some of the traveling coin shows that set up at major hotels and advertise on the radio and tv, basically because several times I bought coins that were kind of "sliding grades." My fault for not being sharp enough to know top condition. They might be ok though. I've always felt comfortable buying and selling to long time established dealers. Not that that same situation doesn't happen to long time local businesses, it can!

It amazes me to see what's going on in this market. The prices really get you thinking. Anyhoo, just my two cents, hopefully other people have other referrals for you. Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply, Double H. I collected coins, too (before I moved to Denver). Typically the full page ad and hotel buyers pay about 10% of what it's worth. I know people who have brought stuff in to them just to see if it's true, and it is. Same is true of the brick and mortar coin (and jewelry) shops. Most of them make their living ripping off widows who don't know any better, when selling their deceased husband's collection.

I posed this question elsewhere and a few people did suggest selling directly to a refiner. That's what I'll do. Occasionally, honest jewelers and coin dealers can be found locally, whcih is why I posed the question.
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