Clean those old coins out of the dresser drawer and check your jewelry boxes for broken chains and single earrings. You may think they're worthless, but to the appraisers working for International Coin Collectors Association, they may be valuable finds.
The association -- a conglomerate of coin collectors, buyers and sellers based in Springfield, Ill. -- has sent a group of representatives to the Tri-Cities to give a free evaluation of coins, precious metals, jewelry, war items and other antiques. If the items meet their criteria, an offer will be made to buy them, but you are under no obligation to sell.
Representatives will be at the Kennewick Red Lion Hotel through Saturday. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
For more information, call 217-787-7767 or go to internationalcoincollectors.com.