I received a reply from Heritage after contacting them. They asked for a photo and then offered to buy it. Is that their usual routine? I thought they only took consignments?
Yes they offer cash for coins all the time. They usually offer less than what the coin would bring in auction of course, they do take consignments but more look for larger or major collections in the $100K range or more. My experience anyways, I have a couple of good friends fairly high up in their organization. Great Collections is a good company too, they can provide the certification as well.
I would want to know if the coin is genuine before sending it to them for sure. No need to waste everyone's time and cost a bunch of money only to find out it's a fake. Take it to your local coin group, maybe look into some local dealers, ANA
and PNG dealers to get fair shake at the price, though I would NOT sell to them, they are not going to be the best price.
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