Buying & Selling

Numismatic Buying and Selling

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This guide was originally written for persons wishing to sell coins, which is a very common request for information made to coin club officers. Several means of selling coins are summarized in the document, including information on how to pursue these options. Most of the methods used for selling can also be used for buying. You should carefully consider the available options and their advantages and disadvantages before proceeding.

See Numismatic Buying and Selling by Eric Holcomb (PDF file). This document contains information about each of the following methods of buying and selling:

  • Direct Sale to Coin Collectors
  • Direct Sale to Coin Dealers
  • Consignment to Coin Dealers
  • Sale at Major Auction
  • Sale in Internet Auction
  • Sale by Mail

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