A Christmas Gift from Dad


Would you love to own a treasure chest? Filled with coins and other treasures? Last Christmas, one of our Grand Rapids clients displayed a true creative streak! He gifted each of his four adult children a Christmas gift of a full treasure chest, each loaded with his divided coin collection and other little beads and chocolate gold coins.

Everyone has a slightly different plan (hopefully there is a plan!) for disposing of their coin collection and other collectibles. This was my client’s way of passing on his lifelong coin collection and his love of coins.

The Christmas Gift Coin Project

He and his wife first brought his collection to me, asking that I help them divide it into four approximately equal parts.  He wanted the four parts to be representative of the types of coins he collected, and approximately of similar total value.  His collection was a nice accumulation of proof sets, beginning with the 1950s, silver dollars, gold coins and other various type coins.  We all understood that these values will undoubtedly change over time, not always equally.

Once they were separated into four lots, my client “packaged” the coins in four treasure chests and dressed them up with beads and chocolate gold coins to make them look like a pirate’s hidden treasure. On Christmas Day, determined by a random draw, each of the four children received a wonderful (and valuable) treasure from Mom and Dad.

If you plan to pass along a collection to heirs and think your heirs would enjoy the gift of a treasure chest, as a Grand Rapids coin dealer, we will be glad to help you in assessing and dividing your collection. Call us at (616) 884-5048 with any questions you may have.

From all of us at Grand Rapids Coins, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Dan Soldaat

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