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 Posted 07/04/2018  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Krazy Kermit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I kind of agree with basebal21. I feel though every way has its pros and cons and may tend to be coin buyer specific. But all good advice to keep in mind.
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 Posted 07/04/2018  2:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Krazy Kermit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW!! Thanks so much Mrzllewellyn! I will definitely do that, one thing I heard though is that 50 posts is not necessarily 50 posts in the eyes of the admin. Because things like Thanks or something doesn't count, I read somewhere so I am not sure when I will officially hit 50 posts to not cause trouble. Anyone have thoughts on that?
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 Posted 07/04/2018  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say, just go with your gut. The large majority of dealers are honest. They want your business, and they want you to be happy so you'll buy again.

I've never had a problem with any online dealers. Red flags you should watch for include deals that are too good to be true, lousy photos, and detailed explanations and descriptions of the coins meaning to obfuscate its basic characteristics.
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 Posted 07/04/2018  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Krazy Kermit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks jpsned!

Honestly the only place to buy them I have heard anything bad about is Littleton, I've heard too expensive and its get you placed in their auto-coin mailing list where they send you coins to buy or not.

Other than that nothing but good words for all!
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 Posted 07/05/2018  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just Carl, if you click on Contact Us you will find their address, Jakes used to have a Brick and Mortar location but eventually went to just online sales.


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If I decide to try Littleton I will keep my eye out. My father collected through them a long time ago before he passed and never had issues from what my mother remembers.

I started out with Littleton as well, mostly with foreign coins. I'm one of the few people that have dealt with them that was NOT impressed with their quality. They have a reputation for not selling problem coins or overgrading but that was not my experience with them at least on their approvals. Cleaned coins were not uncommon, and on the US approvals I received grades were inflated about two grades. It's bad enough when you get a Fine coin that is actually a Fine that they want VF money for, but when that Fine is a VG and they want VF money no thanks.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  11:38 am  Show Profile   Check Buckwill311's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Buckwill311 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like using eBay because there are so many options to choose from. I usually set a filter based on the price range Iím willing to spend on a coin and go from there. Like everyone said there are some dates that are best to purchase graded by a TPG and there are others that donít. Eventually you get a feel for what youíre looking for. And remember, just have fun!!
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 Posted 07/06/2018  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txgolfer56 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best thing to do is learn how to grade the coins you want to collect and as others have stated, go with slabbed coins for the key dates. You can also look for local coin shows and attend those. The plus on coin shows is seeing the coins in person and getting to meet and know dealers that attend the shows. Once you better understand grading of the coins you want to collect, you will be able to judge for yourself whether a dealer is accurately grading his raw coins or not. I attended a recent coin show here in Texas and one dealer had a good selection of dates for the coins I was interested in. But, virtually every coin was over graded and priced according to what he graded it. I moved on.
Actively collecting IHCs and Morgans. Thinking about LWC upgrades.
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