Devoting himself to the rarecoin and precious metal tradefor well over three decades,Westerling’s commitment to thecustomer is second to none. Fromtheir Roseville office, he and hisassociates offer purchases andappraisals for estates, banks, insur-ance companies and individuals.“My staff and I are dedicatedto helping people preserve andgrow their wealth,” Westerlingexplains. “That’s why The TrumanCompany offers personalized ser-vice tailored to each individual.”Introduced to the business byhis Uncle Truman, a young Roger became enamored with coins. Thisnearly-lifelong passion encour-aged Westerling to open his own business under the Truman name.“Every time he visited my fam-ily, he gave me a coin that had aninteresting history. His hope wasthat I would develop a real inter-est in rare and unusual coins, andit worked,” Westerling says witha smile.Westerling visited Minnesota toappraise a collection in 1998, andwas so touched by the welcome hereceived he decided to move bothhis home and business to St. Paul.He currently works with about3,000 clients around the country.Westerling is a life memberof the American NumismaticAssociation and holds an A+rating with the Better BusinessBureau.His knowledge can reassurepeople that they’re insuring orpricing such items correctly. “I’mmore than happy to visit a homeor bank to review a collection,”Westerling notes. “There’s a mar-ket for everything!”Though old coins appreci-ate gradually, precious metalshave undergone dramatic spikesover the past decade in value,Westerling adds. From 2002 to2013, the value of silver went up by 668 percent and gold by 595percent. Many of Westerling’scustomers are currently trans-ferring individual retirementaccount funds from banks to aprecious metal IRA.“I honestly think the pricesfor gold and silver will con-tinue to rise throughout ourlifetime, while the U.S. dollardeclines,” Westerling explains.“Transferring to a precious metalIRA can be an excellent invest-ment.”Customers will feel at homein The Truman Company office,where they might even meetWesterling’s pooch, Sonny, andhis wife, Donna, a Twin Citiesartist whose work is featuredthroughout the office.Curious about the worth of a personal collection? RogerWesterling and his staff at TheTruman Company are ready tohelp.
The Truman Company: a valuablesource for coins and precious metals
rust and confidence arekey in the coin indus-try, and customers from all over Minnesota and theU.S. have found an extraordinary guide in Roger Westerling of TheTruman Company.
Roger Westerling and his rescue dog Sonny, a fixture at TheTruman Company office in Roseville.This is a look at the variety of coins and pieces in The TrumanCompany’s collection. With 37 years’ experience in the field,Roger Westerling can appraise and handle a wide range ofinventory.Roger Westerling was introduced to coins at a young age by hisUncle Truman, a numismatist for whom the company is named.Westerling is as passionate about coin collection as his custom-ers, making them feel right at home when they visit The TrumanCompany.
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