Golden opportunity

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:39

NEWTON — The American Coin Buyers Guild is coming to Newton Dec. 13 through 17 at the Holday Inn Express, 6 North Park Dr. in Newton. Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event the guild's collectors are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion. The guild said these items are highly sought after by collectors from around the world. Coins, vintage jewelry, bullion, Kruggerands, paper currency from the early 1900’s and 1800’s are being sought after. Guild experts make offers based on what their collectors are willing to pay. When someone decides to sell they are paid on the spot. The guild urges people to keep an open mind when going through attics and closets. "You could come across the next big find," said the guild in a press release. "Whether you have an old Morgan silver dollar, blanket bill, pocket watch, or just a class ring from when you were in high school, bring it down to the show and find out what it’s worth and possibly even get paid for it right on the spot." The guild is also interested in mismatched earrings, broken necklaces and even costume jewelry. For more information call 217-726-7590.