Saturday, January 26, 2013

Donated Coin Collections Auctioned at Goodwill

One of the lesser known features of the familiar non-profit Goodwill organization is its internet auction site
Participating Goodwills from across the country offer for auction on the site a wide array of art, antiques and collectibles as well as new and nearly new items pulled from their vast inventories of donated goods. From unique one-of-a-kind items to estate pieces, the depth of resources is enormous. Revenues from these auction sales fund Goodwill's education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.
Among the art, antiques and collectibles are coins. From the home page click Listings then Collectibles then Coins. The day I visited the site there were 165 lots including US Morgan and Peace Dollars, mint sets, and varied lots with descriptions such as "Junk Silver Barber Half Seated Liberty Mercury”, yes that’s right, Seated Liberty.

Consider when you are looking for coin auctions off the beaten path. In addition to coins there are stamps, comic books, historical documents and more in the collectibles category. Check out their Hot 50 items, this day featuring Gibson and Fender guitars, oil paintings and a Louis Marx “O” Steam Engine Electric Train set. Goodwill offers great items on auction for a great cause. From About
Through its services, Goodwill's network helps people overcome barriers to employment and become independent, tax-paying members of their communities. In 2009, Goodwill helped 1.9 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care

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