Appraisal Certification Credentials

Precious Metals License

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law (325 F.731-35) requiring all persons who buy or sell precious metals including gold, silver and platinum to be licensed by their county auditor where they reside/do business.

Ellen Johnson has a precious metals license signed by the County Auditor. She also has a business account with NTR Metals, one of the largest metal refining companies in the U.S. By asking Chrisalin to sell your precious metals, you will receive a higher rate of compensation than through a jeweler.


Bonded by the State of Minnesota

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law (Chapter 60-H.F. No. 131) requiring estate sale companies to post a $20,000 bond to protect the heirs of the personal property being sold if the company should fail to pay them. This surety bond must be filed in the estate sale company owner’s county of residence.

Chrisalin posted its surety bond in March in Washington County, complying with the new legislation.