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Frequently asked questions about estate jewelry, coins, and more

Whether you’re looking to sell gold jewelry, have an interest in sports memorabilia, or you need a new source for gold bullion and precious metals, you likely have a few questions. On this page, we’ve gathered answers to a number of the more common questions. If you don’t see the answer that you need here, we encourage you to reach out to us via our contact page.

It largely depends on what you’re selling. We do not buy sports cards from the 1980s or 1990s. We do, however, buy high-grade vintage stars, modern stars, rookie stars, and autographs, as well as game-used memorabilia cards.

Yes, we do. We place an emphasis on diamonds, especially large stones. The values vary depending upon cut, clarity, and shape. Very rarely will we buy gemstones that are not already mounted.

Yes, as long as it is either Upper Deck or PSA/DNA authenticated.

Not a lot, but we do purchase a select few. We also purchase modern stamps at a fraction of face value and use them as postage on internet orders.

Yes, we buy Rolex and other high-end luxury watches, along with gold watches.

In most cases, it must say “sterling” on it.

Different variations depend on the year and country of origin. We use books and guides that give us the actual silver weights for different coins.

This depends upon the silver market at that specific time. The market – and, therefore, the prices – change daily and continually during any given day.

Well, that depends on what you’re selling. There are many variables involved: Are we buying for gold weight or for resale? What karat of gold is the item? Is it white or yellow gold? For many items, the heavier the weight, the higher the price, but that is not always the case. Designer jewelry can usually sell quickly and therefore carries a greater value. If you have pieces for sale, stop in for a free quote. We would love to help you over the phone, however, we usually need to see the items in order to price them.

We are located at 7428 South Westnedge in Portage, Michigan.

Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are closed on Sundays.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 269-329-1930.

Additionally, our Ebay user ID is hocey. Check us out!

Nickels: 1942-1945 wartime nickels. Those with a large mint mark over Monticello have silver content.
Dimes: 1964 and earlier.
Quarters: 1964 and earlier.
Half-dollars: 1964 and earlier have 90% silver content. 1965-1970 have 40% silver content.
Silver dollars: 1935 and earlier.

Additionally, the U.S. Mint has made special collector’s versions in the past 20 years that do contain silver.

Scott’s Sports Cards, Coins & Jewelry

7428 South Westnedge Avenue | Portage, MI 49002
1/2 mile south of the Sam’s Club & Best Buy
across from Gordon Foods
next door to Campbell Auto Supply and Mobil Gas Station
(269) 329-1930

Store Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00
Saturday 10:00 – 3:00
Sunday Closed

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