Recently, our firm was asked to do a coin appraisal for siblings who had inherited a collection from a parent. This family had no idea as to the collection’s value but realized the importance of having it evaluated. As it turned out, much of the collection had nominal value, but there were a few pieces of significant value. It was fortunate that the heirs had the wisdom to have their inheritance appraised. However, that raises the question: how many heirs don’t know the value of an inheritance that includes gold, silver, platinum and collectibles?