Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Should I Leave Them Framed?

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
54 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  3:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coconice to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm organizing a collection that I have not seen for about 30 years. I'm trying keep the coins safe and use space in a reasonable manner.

At some point, I bought 4 framed "twentieth century coins" items. The coins are nothing special.

I'm wondering if I should try to sell them as as, remove the coins and sell the frames, remove the coins and throw away the frames?

I've attached a picture of one of them. What would you do with these?

Pillar of the Community
United States
718 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flag4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it were me, I would research the value of each of the individual coins to ensure there's no rarities here. If they are as you say, nothing special, I would try to sell them as is in the frame. List the opening bid at the bottom price you're willing to sell. If they don't sell, then you could consider breaking up the set and sell the coins and frames individually . .
Rest in Peace
United States
7075 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I'd just add up the value of the coins and add a dollar or two for the frame and save myself the bother of taking them apart.

On second thought, I don't think I'd add that extra dollar or two.
Valued Member
United States
54 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coconice to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heh.

I haven't thought of a minimum value. I don't really need the space or the money, but I also don't care about the item.

What is the reality for a valuation? Given a fair grade, and finding some consistent values online, what percentage of the "value" for an average condition (say VF-20 or less) non-special mintage should one expect?

Do you suppose 100% of the value of the coins is a reasonable asking price?

It seems whenever I want to buy something (anything, not just coins - I have far more experience with comic books) that, oh, my, is it rare. They book value is $80, but we are so lucky to even have one available, I must have $110.

On the other hand, when I want to sell something, unfortunately 119 of them just came in yesterday, and they're not moving. They guide says $50, but given current market, it is a stretch to pay you $28.

Wow, that rambled. I hope the point came across?
Pillar of the Community
United States
509 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CLS12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't forget shipping. Even if the frame is light, you'll need to find a box and it'll cost a bit to ship safely.... since you aren't in a rush, I'd list it on the high end with a buy it now/best offer option and see what happens
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
44806 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good advice.



to the CCF!
Pillar of the Community
United States
4205 Posts
 Posted 02/12/2017  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I would try a BIN with a best offer as an option.

And I understand your comment about values!
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.95 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05