The International Coin Collector's Association (ICCA) will stop in Monett between March 27 and 29 to appraise and purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event is free and open to the public.
"We hope to spend at least $200,000 while we are in town purchasing people's old coin collections, vintage bank notes, scrap gold, silver and diamonds," said Dennis Couts, ICCA spokesman. "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 area residents to clean out their drawers, lock boxes and jewelry boxes and bring their items to our show for a free evaluation."
Traveling around the nation, ICCA hosts hundreds of events each year where local residents take their precious metals, diamonds and paper currency to earn extra cash. When meeting one-on-one with each guest, ICCA specialists review, research and evaluate items and make an offer to purchase all gold and silver coins made before 1970 and paper currency printed before 1934. The amount of the offer will depend on the silver or gold content, collectability, rarity and condition of the items.
The parent company of ICCA is THR and Associates, which is headquartered in Springfield, Ill.
This free event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 at the Super 8 Hotel, located at 201 Hess Drive in Monett.