PROGRESS 2014: The Truman Company

This is a look at the variety of coins and pieces in The Truman Company’s collection. With 37 years’ experience in the field, Roger Westerling can appraise and handle a wide range of inventory.

Roger Westerling was introduced to coins at a young age by his Uncle Truman, a numismatist for whom the company is named. Westerling is as passionate about coin collection as his customers, making them feel right at home when they visit The Truman Company.

Roger Westerling and his rescue dog Sonny, a fixture at The Truman Company office in Roseville.

The Truman Company: a valuable source for coins and precious metals

The Truman Company
2585 Hamline Ave N Suite E
Roseville, MN 55113

Trust and confidence are key in the coin industry, and customers from all over Minnesota and the U.S. have found an extraordinary guide in Roger Westerling of The Truman Company.

Devoting himself to the rare coin and precious metal trade for well over three decades, Westerling’s commitment to the customer is second to none. From their Roseville office, he and his associates offer purchases and appraisals for estates, banks, insurance companies and individuals.

“My staff and I are dedicated to helping people preserve and grow their wealth,”  Westerling explains. “That’s why The Truman Company offers personalized service tailored to each individual.”

Introduced to the business by his Uncle Truman, a young Roger became enamored with coins. This nearly-lifelong passion encouraged Westerling to open his own business under the Truman name.

“Every time he visited my family, he gave me a coin that had an interesting history. His hope was that I would develop a real interest in rare and unusual coins, and it worked,” Westerling says with a smile.

Westerling visited Minnesota to appraise a collection in 1998, and was so touched by the welcome he received he decided to move both his home and business to St. Paul. He currently works with about 3,000 clients around the country.

Westerling is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

His knowledge can reassure people that they’re insuring or pricing such items correctly. “I’m more than happy to visit a home or bank to review a collection,” Westerling notes. “There’s a market for everything!”

Though old coins appreciate gradually, precious metals have undergone dramatic spikes over the past decade in value, Westerling adds. From 2002 to 2013, the value of silver went up by 668 percent and gold by 595 percent. Many of Westerling’s customers are currently  transferring individual retirement account funds from banks to a precious metal IRA.

“I honestly think the prices for gold and silver will continue to rise throughout our lifetime, while the U.S. dollar declines,” Westerling explains. “Transferring to a precious metal IRA can be an excellent investment.”

Customers will feel at home in The Truman Company office, where they might even meet Westerling’s pooch, Sonny, and his wife, Donna, an award winning Twin Cities artist whose work is featured throughout the office. 

Curious about the worth of a personal collection? Roger Westerling and his staff at The Truman Company are ready to help.

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