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Proof Sets, Mint Sets, and Eisenhower Dollars

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 Posted 02/12/2018  7:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add The Bird to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Guys,

My grandmother found some more of my grandpas coin collection and is wanting to sell it. I didn't know whether it be best to sell to a coin shop, or try and sell online to a collector direct. Does anyone have any input on which woudld be more profitable or the best route?

There are multple sets of each year, ranging from 1960 to early 1980's for both mint sets and proof sets. There are also some 1970's Eisenhower uncirculated silver dollars and proof dollars. I have included a list below. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Proof Sets

Year Quantity
1960 1
1961 1
1962 1
1963 1
1964 1
1968 10
1969 1
1970 4
1971 20
1972 20
1973 15
1974 15
1975 25
1976 20
1976 Bicentennial 3-piece silver 6
1977 11
1978 10
1979 Filled S 20
1983 5

Mint Sets

Year Quantity
1959 Single set 1
1960 1
1965 Special Mint set 2
1966 Special Mint set 2
1969 7
1972 25
1973 15
1974 15
1976 20
1976 3-piece 40% Silver 6
1977 10
1978 21
1979 10
1980 15
1981 5
1986 Denver Mint Souvenir Set 1

Eisenhower dollars
Year Quantity
Uncirc. Silver Dollar
1971 S Silver 15
1972 S Silver 20
1973 S Silver 5
1974 S Silver 10

Proof Dollar
1971 S Silver 5
1971 S Silver Cameo 5
1971 S Silver Deep Cameo 5
1972 S Silver Cameo 20
1972 S Silver Deep Cameo 5
1973 S Silver Cameo 5
1974 S Silver 5

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 Posted 02/12/2018  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hozer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm betting it would be more profitable to sell to a collector rather than selling to a local coin dealer. Remember a collector collects and a dealer is in the business to make a profit.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Check BadDog's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

You will most likely get a higher price from a collector, but chances are a single collector will not want the multiples of each item that you have.

A dealer would buy the multiple items, but may lower the price they would pay because it may take them a while to move that inventory. Also, they may have enough of your items in their inventory already, which again would result in a lower offer.

If time isn't critical to you, then selling on eBay might be your best bet. That way you're selling to multiple collectors (most likely) and you can move your multiple items. There are fees involved (10% to eBay, 2.9% + $.30 to PayPal, plus your S&H costs for every transaction) that you need to look at. With the fees and time involved, it might make a dealers offer more competitive to you.

You could also consider getting an eBay store to reduce eBay fees down to 6.15%, but the cost of a basic store is $24.95 a month (on a monthly basis). So, you'd need to sell more than $650 of coins a month for a store to be cheaper than just paying the 10% fee.

Listing items for sale here on CCF is a possibility as well, but you must first have 250 quality posts. You can review the rules for selling here.

Whatever you decide, I hope it works out well for you.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  06:30 am  Show Profile   Check Foxwoods Man's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Foxwoods Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's certainly a LOT of sets! The early PF's to 1964 go for around 20 bucks with most of the other sets around $6-$10.
It might be easier to use eBay and TRY and sell each year in bulk lots (maybe 5) to minimize listing, selling and shipping some sets that my fetch 6-7 bucks BEFORE fees.
If that doesn't work then go to a then to be developed plan B

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 Posted 02/13/2018  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Search eBay completed listings to figure out what to expect for each. Start listing them as buy-it-nows individual or in groups (you get 50 free buy-it-now listings per month). You will have to pay 12.9% +$0.30 in final value fees + shipping so factor that in to your bottom line
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 Posted 02/13/2018  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1960 to 1964 sets contain silver dimes, quarters and halves

1965 to 1970 sets contain 40% silver half dollars

1971 and later are all clad

You've noted that you have the 40% silver Bicentennial sets which contain a silver quarter, a silver half dollar and a silver Eisenhower dollar.


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 Posted 02/13/2018  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With enough quality posts you could sell right here on CCF. Read the B/S/T rules for info.

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