Upland is one of the Inland Empire’s best-kept secrets for buyers and sellers of all kinds of collectibles. As one of the area’s oldest established communities, it has long been home to a diverse group of collectors of all sorts, from antiques to baseball cards and everything in between. For today’s collectors, this means that when you need to sell your collectibles, Upland is full of resources.

Upland is also a neighbor to one of the Inland Empire’s most trusted pawn shops, Central Mega Pawn. For over twenty-five years, Central Mega Pawn has worked hard to earn the trust of collectors when they want to sell, buy, or pawn coins and currency. Keep reading to learn more about how pawn shops in and around Upland, including Central Mega Pawn, buy coins and currency.

Some basic considerations

First, let’s cover some basics of selling coins and currency. Maybe you have recently inherited or found a coin and currency collection and are unsure what to do. This is a very common situation that we often encounter at Central Mega Pawn.

Most people assume that coin and currency collections must have some value since these items are inherently currency and usually made of precious metals. And while this is true, not every coin will be an in-demand item at all pawn shops. The reasons why a pawn shop will not accept coins and currency varies.

Lastly, keep in mind that not all pawn shops are created equal. They are as unique as the people running them, so be sure to do your research. Not every pawn shop will buy coins and currency for various reasons; some are unable to verify if a coin or note is authentic and will not take the risk of trying to resell illegitimate merchandise. Others might already have a healthy stock of coins and currency and cannot take on more coins until they sell existing stock.

Selling coins and currency at your local Upland pawnshop

When you are ready to sell your coins and currency to your local Upland pawn shop, you are in luck: you do not have to do too much to get them ready to sell! Unlike many other items, where the condition is a significant aspect of its appeal, most coins and currency are expected to show some wear and tear. The only main exception would be uncirculated coins or paper notes. Uncirculated coins or currency are expected to be free of scratches or other signs of wear and will get the highest offers.

However, it would be best if you still made the collection as presentable as possible. Scratched or dirty holders or display pages do not create a favorable impression. It may be worthwhile to purchase new protective holders if the ones you currently have are damaged. Or, you may consider transferring the collection to a clean box or case.

Also, even if you do not know much about your coins’ history, such as their origin, be prepared to answer questions about how you obtained the coins or currency, or about the coins themselves. It is okay to say that you do not know; your pawnbroker needs as much information as possible in order to make you an offer. You can prepare yourself by doing a little homework. Search recently completed auctions on auction sites or numismatic collector’s websites and pay extra attention to any trends you notice about the price of precious metals or a recent increase in popularity.

When it comes time to discuss your offer, have realistic expectations. This is the point where your research will come in handy. The more knowledgeable you are, the better able you will be to recognize a fair offer when your pawnbroker makes one. All too often, sellers expect full market value for their coins and currency and even some beyond that.

The truth of the matter is that except for very valuable and rare coins, most pawn shops that buy coins and currency in Upland and elsewhere will not be able to offer you the full value of the coins. In fact, most will likely offer around the price of melt. Rest assured that when you work with Central Mega Pawn, we will do everything we can to get you the best price possible, but keep in mind that we are also a business and must keep our doors open to continue serving our community.

Why sell your coins and currency at Central Mega Pawn?

You have lots of options when it comes time to sell your coin and currency collection. Unlike other selling methods, such as through auction houses or auction sites that add on lots of fees and additional charges, you will get your full value in cash when you sell to your local pawn shop.

When you are looking for pawn shops in the Upland area to sell your coins and currency, it may quickly become overwhelming due to the sheer number of shops in the area. There are pawnshops in every neighborhood throughout the Upland community, so we understand that it may be a difficult choice. Nevertheless, here are only a few of the many reasons why you should choose Central Mega Pawn when you need to sell your coins or currency:

  • Our in-house expert – Central Mega Pawn is only one of a few pawnshops nationwide to have a full-time jeweler on hand. If you are wondering what a jeweler has to do with coins and currency, it’s actually pretty simple: in many cases, coins that are sold to pawn shops are melted down for the value of their metals. Our in-house jeweler can recognize the precious metals’ quality in your coins and make you the best offer possible.
  • Our history of trust – Central Mega Pawn has been serving the Inland Empire for over ten years. In that time, we have become a trusted resource for people all over Upland. Visit us today to quickly see why we are the pawnshop of choice for all your selling, buying, and pawning needs.