There are about 15 or so coin dealers scattered throughout Mississippi, but unfortunately I don't know of any in Starkville. The closes would probably be Grenada or Meridian. There are about 4 - 5 in the greater Jackson area. Some of these guys have a shop (or pawn shop) and some do it part-time by appointment. Like everything else, the best thing to do is get yourself some knowledge of coin collecting & grading. The internet is a good source but so is a Barnes & Noble magazine rack with collector magazines like Coin World. Once you feel you have enough knowledge to be dangerous and feel that you really have some valuable coins ( old doesn't always mean valuable) you can begin your next step. Some appraisers will charge a fee some will not, none will grade. Coins worth more than $50 - $100 can be graded by NGC, PCGS or ANACS. Anything less than the aforementioned values isn't worth the price of grading. Go to the respective web sites for these companies to submit your coins direct. It takes 4 - 5 weeks to get the coin(s) back. If you like, send me a pic of a couple of the coins by PM and I can advice better. Good luck.