Area banks to host gold, coin appraisal

BARRINGTON – Before selling valuables, stop by the Annual Coin and Gold Jewelry Appraisal events at area banks May 13 and 15.

Gold jewelry with or without semi-previous or precious tones, costume jewelry and coin collections will be appraised by Robert and Deborah Giannini of Estate Jewelers, Ltd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at the Barrington Bank and Trust's South Building, 201 S Hough St., Barrington.

Coin collections will be appraised by expert rare coin appraiser Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 2200 W Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates.

Appraisals are free. No appointments are required. Appraisals will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Appraisers ask that coins are not cleaned beforehand.

Contact Sue Krcik at 847-304-6648 for information.