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 Posted 04/20/2017  9:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ricardo Hinds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Coin experts,

Just wondering where you guys sell your coins? I was going to use vcoins, but it seems to be a paid service, and I'm not sure if my coins are worth enough to justify the cost. E bay seems like counterfeit heaven so I'm not sure if I would like to sell on there. I have several thousand coins I would like to sell (buy them in bulk while traveling and have only recently gotten around to categorizing them and doing a valuation). What type of information would you include when selling a coin? I find ancients roman and Jewish coins especially difficult to classify. Where do you buy your coins? How do auctions work for especially valuable coins? How long does it take on average for you to sell a coin?

Many Thanks,

Rick Hinds
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 Posted 04/20/2017  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Rick, I see that you have lots of questions. Undoubtedly, you will get lots of answers to your post, but some answers have already been nicely encapsulated elsewhere on CCF. For example, you may find this article interesting:

http://www.coincommunity.com/apprai...ur-Coins.asp

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 Posted 04/21/2017  01:16 am  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
any venue that will yield decent results will be a paid service.
any venue that is not a paid service will yield lessor results.

eBay is the quickest way to liquidate and has a huge audience. while it has it's share of counterfeits - 99.99999% of sales are legit and it's safe place to do business for both seller and buyer
(more so the buyer, but if seller's follow the rules - ie tracked shipping - there is nothing to worry about)

auction houses may or may not yield better results, but it comes down to months instead of your choice 3,5,7 or 10 days (ebay)


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04/21/2017 01:17 am
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 Posted 04/21/2017  01:25 am  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wade, both agree and disagree. eBay does work well and if you have the patience can reap good rewards. I have consigned to on-line auctions and have had pretty good results. Most auction houses do charge a fee, but it is both a buyers and sellers fee. That's how they make their money. The more they work to make your item gleem, the more you and they make. Last auction did this way actually sold off more than I bought, got a check for $5 too.

Once you have enough posts, list some here, I've been buying and trading with CCf members, kinda fun.
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 Posted 04/21/2017  07:48 am  Show Profile   Check TobyJ's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do think eBay is the best for selling coins, but it depends on your photography skills! Ability to ship worldwide etc. A coin will not make its value without very very clear photos.
If this is perhaps too time consuming, perhaps it would be worth finding a very reputable auction-house that will do all the sorting and photography for you, of course you'll end up paying about 20% of the final selling figures, about double what eBay may charge you probably, but they will catalogue and do everything for you, saving you a great deal of hassle. I buy at Tennants in England, and they get much better prices than eBay sometimes.
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 Posted 04/21/2017  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add punman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
E bay seems like counterfeit heaven


Why are you worrying about counterfeit coins? You are selling coins. Not buying them.
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 Posted 04/21/2017  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My collection will go to public auction, not too long before or after I kick the bucket.
That is the instruction I have given my kids, but they can take for themselves whatever they may please before sending to auction.

The cash raised would make a nice reduction in their mortgages, and that makes me happy. They would tax free save on reduced interest payments and as well as completely owning their homes a little sooner, and thus benefiting on capital growth of their homes a little sooner as well.
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 Posted 04/21/2017  11:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ricardo Hinds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why are you worrying about counterfeit coins? You are selling coins. Not buying them.
I would like to also add onto my collection. Up until this point I have just been collecting coins as I go along: I would like to find a proper medium for buying and selling coins. Thank you all for your replies, they are all very much appreciated
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 Posted 04/21/2017  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Why are you worrying about counterfeit coins? You are selling coins. Not buying them.
I had the same thought.
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 Posted 05/02/2017  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jerseyben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find it disturbing that you have deemed eBay, quote "counterfeit heaven". That is simply untrue.
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 Posted 05/02/2017  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Afab67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are a fair number of posts on this forum about bad coins on eBay and while the vast majority are legitimate, someone with lesser experience might be nervous about buying from there, or even selling if they fear being accused of selling a fake coin. It sounds like this seller doesn't have a lot of experience and does not have the knowledge to answer a lot of questions about the coin.

Back in early days I sold a worn coin from the 1700's that I misidentified through error. The buyer gave me holy heck about the mistake and even though I fully refunded his purchase and paid for the return, he was so nasty it was a long time before I ever felt comfortable enough to sell there again.
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 Posted 05/02/2017  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rick!

The more work you personally put into selling them the more you will get back in profit.
eBay is a good option and has a huge audience.
I would start with about 25 listings and see if it was worth the effort.
Good Luck!
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 Posted 05/18/2017  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ricardo Hinds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to you all for your replies they were much needed! I'll definitely try to sell some of my coins on here. I've taken your advice and listed some of my lower value coins on eBay, and I've already made a sale! Thanks so much guys!
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 Posted 05/18/2017  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@RH, I'm glad you got your first sale. Just as a super-friendly reminder, here is a link to the rules about selling on CCF:

http://goccf.com/t/221419

You are going to need to hang around a bit to increase your post numbers. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your ancient coins!
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 Posted 05/19/2017  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ricardo Hinds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That information was beneficial to say the least. Thank you Spence, I also look forward to seeing your coins in the future.
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