We Buy Gold Coins

How Do I sell Gold Coins?

You’ve come to the right place, we are a local coin buyer!  Our family-operated coin shop is located in Lake in the Hills, IL (in between Randall Rd. and Route 47).

If you are looking to sell coins for cash, we buy a wide variety of coins. No coin collection is too big or small. We buy coins made of a variety of metals, not just gold and silver coins.

U.S. Rare Coins

Foreign Coins

U.S. Gold Coins

Foreign Gold Coins

Retail Location

9465 Ackman Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

How much Are My Gold Coins worth?

A gold coin’s value is based on the current precious metals market, but many gold coins may also have gold coin collector value. You can check the value of gold or silver or other precious metals using an app Kitco (or visit www.kitco.com). Please stop in to see us so we can inspect and appraise your gold coins for sale.

Additionally, coin values vary greatly by many factors. We value your coin collection based on the following:

  • Rarity
  • Denomination
  • Year minted
  • Mint Mark
  • Condition
  • Precious Metals market conditions
  • Desirability

Can I send you Pictures of My Gold Coins?

Yes! We can’t guarantee we will have enough information to give you an accurate quote, but if you would like us to take a look, please send us an email with pictures to give us an idea of what you have.  Send Your Coin Pictures here.

How Do You Buy My Gold Coins?

Schedule a no-hassle appraisal with Hertel’s Coins, or stop in during our regular business hours. Our coin appraisal process is simple, upfront, and pressure-free.

  1. Make an appointment or stop in during business hours for a coin appraisal.

  2. An appointment is not required for a quick 15-minute estimate.

  3. We will review all items and provide you with an offer to buy your coin collection.

  4. You can sell your coins on the spot! The choice is yours!
20 Years Experience

Why Us?

As an authorized coin dealer for PCGS, NGC, PMG & CAC we are a submission center for coin grading coins & notes.

Hertel’s Coin Shop buys coins and sells coins. Sell your coins with confidence to an experienced and reputable coin dealer. We will appraise old coins from one coin to an extensive coin collection. Sell coins with confidence to vetted experts who are authorized coin dealers by these major coin grading companies. Hertel’s Coins appraises coins, buys coins & sells coins. Let us appraise your estate jewelry and coin collections.

What our customers are saying...

Cristin Evans
Cristin Evans
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Highly recommend! Shaun and Brandy came out to our house to give us an appraisal. We did a great deal of research ahead of time and contacted several shops. I immediately felt comfortable during the initial phone conversation and within minutes of being in our home felt like we were talking to old friends. Shaun was incredibly thorough and based on our research the price he offered was very fair! Thankful we found Hertels!
Tonya Jenkins
Tonya Jenkins
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Best coin dealer in the area! Appraisal of my inherited coin collection was simple and fast. They explained to me not only coin values but also shared some history about a few of the coins. I would do business again with them and highly recommend this coin shop!
Chris Prescott
Chris Prescott
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I definitely recommend this place and will be a repeat customer. Saturday 3/14 was my first time buying silver and I had several questions for Shaun and his wife. They both took the time to answer my questions and helped make recommendations based on the long term strategy I am looking to achieve.
Jon Stosky
Jon Stosky
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Shaun and Brandy, thanks for taking the time to go over my father's coin collection with me. Shaun, I really appreciate you sharing your historical knowledge regarding the type of U.S. coins I had and of course the free appraisal. Brandy, my wife enjoyed speaking with you as well, we felt welcomed as if we knew you both for years! We know we received a good price for our coin collection! Should we ever have a need in the future, we'll definitely work with you!
Dani Divine
Dani Divine
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I went in with some coins & cards. Very clean place and he was very knowledgeable & offered me, what I believe to have been a fair price. Thank you for being reliable & kind.

What Coins are Made Of Real Gold?

Many people are familiar with American Eagle gold coins. You can sell American Eagle gold coins along with many others. The list below is the gold coins minted by the U.S. Mint from 1795-1933. Some gold coins are bought and sold for gold value while other gold coins are bought and sold as collector coins.


Gold $1 Dollar

Type 1, Liberty Head (1849-1854)

Type 2, Indian Princess, Small Head (1854-1856)

Type 3, Indian Princess, Large Head (1856-1889)

Gold $2.50 Dollars

Draped Bust $2.5 (1796-1807)

Capped Bust $2.5 (1808-1834)

Classic Head $2.5 (1834-1839)

Liberty Head $2.5 (1840-1907)

Indian $2.5 (1908-1929)

Gold $3 Dollars

Three Dollar (1854-1889)

Gold $4 Stella Dollars

Type 1, Flowing Hair (1879-1880)

Type 2, Coiled Hair (1879-1880)

Gold $5 Dollars

Draped Bust $5 (1795-1807)

Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)

Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)

Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)

Indian $5 (1908-1929)

Gold $10 Dollars

Draped Bust $10 (1795-1804)

Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)

Indian $10 (1907-1933)

Gold $20 Dollars

Liberty Head $20 (1849-1907)

St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)

U.S. Gold Commems

1903 $1 LA Purchase

1904 – 1905 $1 Lewis and Clark

1915-S $1 Panama-Pacific

1916 – 1917 $1 McKinley

1922 $1 Grant

1926 $2.50 Sesquicentennial

1915-S $2.50 Panama-Pacific

1915-S $50 Pan-Pac

U.S. $5 & $10 Gold Modern Commems


Canada Gold Maple Leafs

South Africa Gold Krugerrand

Australia Gold Kangaroo & Nuggets

Austrian Gold Philharmonics

British Gold Coins

Chinese Gold Panda

Mexican Gold

French & Swiss Gold

Gold Coins from All Other Countries

Retail Location

9465 Ackman Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

The Hertel's Coins Difference

Hertel’s Coins knows that you can work with many places that buy coins. We assure you that you will walk away with knowledge when working with us and be treated with courtesy and respect every time. As a coin specialist, we strive to ensure each customer is a repeat customer at our coin shop!

When you sell your coins, gold, or jewelry to Hertel’s Coins, you can be confident the transaction will be fair and honest. We hope to become your go-to, best place to sell precious metals and coins!

We also offer gold and silver exchange if you prefer to trade.

Ask us about your gold!

Hertel’s Coins buys gold, gold bullion, gold jewelry, silver bullion, silver jewelry, silver coins, diamonds, U.S. Coins and Foreign Coins, U.S. paper money and foreign paper money,  sterling silver flatware and other sterling items, silver plate items, military memorabilia, sports cards including baseball cards and collectible comics.