Eve I’ve made my living by buying and selling coins for 30 years now, so I guess I’m a professional numismatist. (Of course, I used to be a philatelist , but that’s another story)
Well, he’s half-right. Pawn brokers usually pay a small percentage of what your coin is worth. Conversely, I, as a coin dealer, will pay you a small percentage of what your VCR is worth. :rolleyes:
Usurer is correct in that your $20 gold pieces probably have a current retail value of $320-350 each, assuming no rare dates. We currently would pay you $290 to $320 each. This works out to a bit more than the percentages he was talking about. You can dick around with them on ebay and such, but you will find you would be better off selling them to your coin dealer friend, taking the money and investing it a 6%. Even if US gold coins are low currently, you/your mother would be better off drawing interest. IMPO.
*In My Professional Opinion