on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:24. Posted in News

Over 200 Years Of Combined Numismatic Experience At Your Disposal.

October 2017 Issue

 

Strive for Those Win-Win Relationships

By Warren Mills
 

Welcome to the October issue.  It seems that people are getting a bit more interested in specific ideas and recommendations.  In this issue, I’ll try to address a few things that have been brought up that I hope you find interesting.
 
This month, I had a chance to examine a collection of coins that included most issues in a specific series from 1801 to 1964.  Wow, what a neat undertaking.  I was asked about my interest in the set and my first question was “from where did you acquire most of the coins?”  When I was told from where they were purchased, I said, “It was not for me!”  I hated to do it, but the source of acquisition was known as a dumping ground for marginal coins.  Imagine that – I couldn’t believe I had to pass. 

on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:30. Posted in News

Over 200 Years Of Combined Numismatic Experience At Your Disposal.

  September 2017 Issue

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September 2017

By Warren Mills

 
In our last issue, I tried to elaborate on having fun with your coin collection.  We are elated when a youngster comes in to see us and has an interest in the coin hobby. 
 
For many younger generations, collectibles are of no concern at all!  It’s unfortunate because you lose a connection with history.  My offer stands that if you have a child or grandchild that expresses an interest in any area of coins and I have an album for it, I’ll be happy to give it to you at no charge.
 
Adults also need a hand when they are bit by the rare coin bug.  There seems to be a tendency to go headfirst into numismatics with little regard for learning the ins and outs or getting true value for one’s money.  This can be devastating, especially when it’s time to sell.  One doesn’t want to learn an expensive lesson too late.

on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:39. Posted in News

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  August 2017 Issue

A Newsletter By:

Welcome to Another Issue of the Rare Coin Enthusiast

By Warren Mills

It’s a huge blessing to work at what you enjoy.  To make a living at your hobby is fun and humbling.
 
I wish there were more ways to make numismatics fun.  We have young collectors come in to see us and we will sit down with them and their parents and try to educate them as best we can.  Once we find out their interests, we try to give them a coin or two - unless they want to collect Saint Gaudens $20’s – to help them along. 
 
If you have a child or grandchild that is interested in collecting, let me know.  If I have a Whitman Album for that series on hand, I’ll give it to you free to help spur their desire for coins.  Sometimes, a youngster will really take to the hobby when they see a goal of completing a set.  As a parent, or grandparent, a gift of a scarce date for their collection can go a long way.

on Thursday, 06 July 2017 01:16. Posted in News

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  July 2017 Issue

A Newsletter By:

 

July 2017 Issue

By Warren Mills

 
Ah, summertime… but the livin’ ain’t easy for a coin dealer.  However, it’s a great time for an astute buyer.  Long Beach was two weeks ago and it was very slow, with limited availability for nice coins.  It’s the same old song and dance… get the music theme to this article!  Now is the time to play this up to your advantage.  When the market is slower and thoughts are diverted to summer vacations and/or travel or just the temperature outside, it’s a big buying opportunity. If you see a nice coin, don’t hesitate to buy it now. 
 
I can’t remember the last time this happened, but on June 19th, we added 25 new nice coins to our inventory.  As soon as they came up on our site, a dealer bought eight of them at our full asking price!  This is a reflection of two things.  First, the market is starving for fresh original coins.  Second, when the price is fair and the coins are nice, don’t let a great piece pass you buy!  A knowledgeable buyer will always be there and have an interest in a great coin.

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 01:16. Posted in News

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  June 2017 Issue

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THINK LONG TERM

By Warren Mills


The Pogue sales have ended.  What a collection of numismatic treasures.  When it was done, over $106.5 million of coins crossed the auction block.  Keep in mind, that does not include two pieces that the family decided to keep that would have pushed the total to over $120 million.  Wow, it shows that top quality for the grade and wholesomeness still rule the day among knowledgeable buyers.

There are lessons here to be learned for all collectors of rare coins.  The following is a list any buyer of coins should consider.  These are listed in no particular order, but try to focus on all of them at some point.

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