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Best way to sell a gold coin collection?

My elderly father has spent all of his savings in recent months – around $200,000 – buying expensive coins. Most are gold, some are silver and platinum. Some are bullion; most are old and "rare." His collection was fun and interesting for a while, but now it has become a source of stress to him. He has no money left in the bank, and has decided he doesn’t want to keep the coins. It looks like Dad was skillfully played by slick sales reps, but I haven’t seen evidence yet that he has been defrauded. He has asked me to sell the coins for him. What’s the best way to sell a bunch of expensive coins? [more inside]
posted by spockmuppet on Aug 13, 2013 - 13 answers

How does titanium wear?

What do polished titanium rings look like after they've been worn a while? I want to buy this as my (replacement) wedding ring, but the polish in the picture worries me. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Platinum, the metal. A "hard" question.

Where can I go to learn how to verify the authenticity of platinum? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Nov 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Platinum-iridium rods in search of a project

I have some platinum-iridium rods that are left over from a science lab. Are there any interesting, fun, or useful things that I can do with them? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Skulker on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

one ring to rule them all...

Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Apr 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Gold and Platinum jewelry classes in NY

Where should I study jewelry-making in New York? (Looking for a full bench certificate program, not at a college and not an individual class, but flexible if it is an excellent class) [more inside]
posted by rmless on Apr 13, 2007 - 1 answer

How can I identify this hallmark?

I'm trying to identify a platinum hallmark for an elderly friend, but she lives far away so I can't actually see it (it's on a ring) or take it to a jeweller. Maybe the hive mind can identify it, or lead me to a site that can? It's a double-headed eagle with the letters 'P' and 'M' underneath, and she thinks it's European.
posted by dowcrag on Jan 31, 2007 - 5 answers

From an ethical perspective, should I go for platinum or gold?

Gold has all sorts of ethical problems, but I have not heard anything about platinum. Is this just because it is rarer and more expensive (so I'm unlikely to come across it), or is it actually a morally better choice?
posted by handee on Sep 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Bending Platinum band?

My fiance has a platinum engagement ring and the bottom seems to be warping due to plat being a soft metal. We are not sure why this is happening. [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on May 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Wedding Ring-Filter

I have a question about wedding rings that aren't gold or platinum. [more inside]
posted by bshort on Jun 12, 2005 - 10 answers

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