Coin Stories

"Coin Stories" Presentation & Event Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Where: Flanagan State Bank / Gridley Branch Community Room

208 E Gridley Road, Gridley, IL

Open to all Flanagan State Bank Customers

  • The doors open at 8:45 AM so you can grab some refreshments before the presentation.
  • Presentation starts at 9:00 AM
  • Private appointments around 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Have you heard of the rare nickel that recently sold for $4 million? How about the dime that sold for over $ 10,000.00? Did you know that a penny found in a "Leave a Penny-Take a Penny" tray at a gas station later sold for $400.00? The truth is that there are many coins' worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. You may own some and not know it. You are not alone because most people don't know how much their coins are worth.

Come join us on April 19 for an interesting presentation called Coin Stories, delivered by Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins. The program begins with a slide presentation about the history of coins, with a focus on U.S. coins and covers things like: Why do we toss a coin to decide an issue? He also covers the history of where the name "dollar" came from along with the reason why we call a quarter "two bits." Throughout this presentation, Ron will answer any questions that you may have. Then the real fun begins!

We will have an Antiques Road Show kind of appraisal event where you can bring 5-10 coins or currency items to be appraised. Ron will also be able to provide us a little history about your coins. Ron is a dealer/member of the American Numismatic Association and has conducted thousands of appraisals for banks and their customers. Ron will be available all day and will be happy to make private follow-up appointments with anyone who might want to sell their coins. Through our arrangement, Ron is going to provide this service free to our Flanagan State Bank customers.

So, dig through those closets and dresser drawers and bring in the coins you have always wondered about. Who knows, maybe someone will have a lucky penny worth $ 400.00! This is a very interesting presentation free to you. We hope you'll join us!

Questions? Call (309) 747-3600