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How to Sell Paper Currency & Collectible Money in Seattle

How to Sell Paper Currency in Seattle

You surely know the joys of collecting. Whether you’re more interested in coins, currency, or other collectibles, nothing quite beats the thrill of adding to your collection! 

But what if you’re looking to downsize, make some extra money, or perhaps sell a collection you’ve inherited? You might be wondering how to sell currency notes, or what they might be worth. This guide will show you what you need to know.

Selling Paper Currency in Seattle

If you’re in the greater Seattle area, the best way to sell paper currency collections is to come into Bellevue Rare Coins. We have convenient locations in Bellevue, Issaquah, Lynnwood, and Tacoma. 

You can bring in single notes or entire collections, and our skilled staff will examine and assess your items. We’ll look for collectability, condition, and other factors to determine the value of your items. We’ll then prepare a no-obligation offer for your items. If you accept, you can walk out in just a few minutes with cash or check in hand! 

Selling to Bellevue Rare Coins is a simple, no-stress process. Stop by today to see why we’ve been the most trusted valuable buyer in the Seattle area for over 40 years. 

Selling Collectible Currency Outside of Seattle

If you don’t live in the Seattle area, there are a few other ways to sell paper money:

  • Local coin shops – Many coin shops will buy paper money collections from the public. However, not all coin shops specialize in this, so you may wish to call around for more information. 
  • Online buyers – Some online businesses purchase paper money from the public. The process typically involves you mailing in your items for assessment, and the dealer mailing you a check. It’s important to choose a trustworthy dealer (look at user reviews, if you can find them).
  • Other collectors – You may be able to sell directly to other currency collectors. This process involves the most effort, but could potentially result in getting more money from your items. You can connect with collectors locally via coin clubs or Craigslist/OfferUp, or online via marketplaces like eBay. 

Pawn shops and “we buy gold” businesses often won’t purchase paper currency, although some will. In any case, these businesses typically pay less than your items are worth and should generally be avoided. 

What is collectible paper money worth?

Collectible paper currency notes could be worth $0, or could be worth thousands of dollars — it all depends on rarity and condition. The only way to know for sure is to have your items examined by a qualified professional, who can assess the items’ value based on current market conditions.

Commonly collected items include gold certificates, silver certificates, high denomination notes, confederate notes, Republic of Texas notes, and error notes/misprinted currency. These items are typically easier to sell than more obscure notes. 

Find out what all your valuables are worth

While you’re looking to sell paper money, why not also consider selling other valuables? For Seattle-area residents, Bellevue Rare Coins is the place to go. We buy all sorts of valuables, from coins to bullion to sports cards and more. 

Learn how to sell your valuables today — you can walk away in just minutes with cash or check in hand!

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