January 202 FUN Show Report

Wow, it’s hard to believe that my 40th FUN Show has come and gone.  The Orlando Convention Center is a great venue for the show with ample parking.  The timing could not have been better for a winter show.  The temperature every day was between 75 and 85 degrees with nice sunny skies.  We were in the show from 8:30am– 7:00pm each day, so we didn’t get much of a chance to take advantage of the beautiful weather, but it’s nice to just be somewhere warm i...
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Welcome to the Winter Edition of The Rare Coin Enthusiast

Let me apologize for being so late with this edition of The Enthusiast.  It seems like when collections come in for sale the quality is lower than ever, but the quantity of coins is greater than ever. Years ago, I could break down a decent collection in a few hours. Today, these bulk collections are taking days and days to sort and price.  It’s a lot of work, but we’re happy to have the opportunity to evaluate these collections.

I have also been asked once agai...
Read more Has a Brand New Look!

As you all may know, we recently launched a new website design at  We finally pulled away from a our old site and had our phenomenal developer custom design us a new one.  It was a long process, but it was well worth it.  We decided to keep the site simple, modern, clean and easy to use.  There are still some small aspects to the site that we are working on, but everything is fully functional and you can place an order at any time.  With that being said, the...
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CAC Collection Review

Over the years we have sold many coins to customers.  We have always tried to sell top quality for the grade.  I’ve been trying to have our numismatists contact older clients to have their coins sent to CAC.  The increased desirability and future liquidity alone are big reasons to do it, but also the immediate price increase in value makes it a winner. 
I recently reviewed a collection of coins we sold to an older client.  My recommendation was t...
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Questions from our Mailbag

I see that most of your coins that you offer for sale are CAC stickered, how come?


Thanks D.T.!  The easy answer is to protect the value of our client’s collection in the future.  Initially, I had a more specific reason.  I always thought that the 100-point grading system would become a reality. If customer coins had to be re-graded for the new system, I wanted the best coins in their hands.  The pricing re-set for off...
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