The Truman Company is a trusted source for coin dealing

Roger Westerling can often be found at the Truman Company’s Roseville office accompanied by his rescue dog Sonny. Sonny is a faithful companion and a friendly dog — so friendly that some of Westerling’s customers stop by just to see the dog!
Roger Westerling can often be found at the Truman Company’s Roseville office accompanied by his rescue dog Sonny. Sonny is a faithful companion and a friendly dog — so friendly that some of Westerling’s customers stop by just to see the dog!
Gracing the walls of the Truman Company are Donna Westerling’s stunning paintings. Donna is an award-winning painter and the wife of Roger Westerling, founder of the Truman Company.
Gracing the walls of the Truman Company are Donna Westerling’s stunning paintings. Donna is an award-winning painter and the wife of Roger Westerling, founder of the Truman Company.

For Roger Westerling, owner of the Truman Company, rare coins are a life-long passion, and a daily inspiration.

He's been working in the trade since he was 17 years old, and now, 40 years later, he's still at it, with a customer-first approach, a trusting client base, and unbeatable experience.

His motto for running a coin and precious metal company: "It's all about taking care of people and giving them a fair price," he says.

His approach is to make sure the customer's happy and getting a good price, and he's happy to do the work for that — he'll gladly make appraisals and offers, and do home visits to help families with precious heirlooms figure out what their coin collections are worth.

With his expertise and his wide network of connections, Westerling can offer pricing that's competitive with any coin dealer in the country, big or small.

It's that expertise that has helped him gain the trust of innumerable repeat clients, who swear by him.

Westerling learned the rare coin trade from his Uncle Truman — Truman took him under his wing and got him interested in rare and unusual coins when he was still in high school. Years later, that passion remains — he relishes in the history behind old coins.

"If the coin could talk, what stories would it tell?" he ponders.

He's been lucky enough to see every variety of rare coin come through the shop, including "trial coins" — the first imprints of new coin patterns, which were often given to elected officials and dignitaries.

He recalls one coin that came through the shop — it was an extremely rare 1921 $20 St. Gauden's gold piece. A family had brought it in hoping to get a sound appraisal, which he gave them. In fact, his quote ended up being a better offer than the family got when they sold the piece at auction, by a margin of $15,000!

Have a coin with family lore but few specifics behind it? Stop at the Truman Company's Roseville office, where walk-ins are more than welcome. Having grown up working in his uncle's coin shop in California, seeing people walk through the doors "reminds me of the old coin shop days," he says.

The Truman Company
2585 Hamline Ave N, Suite E
Roseville, MN 55113 
651-582-3865
www.trumanrc.com

 

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