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Is Numista Worth The Effort?

 
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 Posted 05/20/2020  06:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all,

I've been back at collecting for about two years now and expect to start trading some of what I've amassed, hopefully in order to fill various gaps and upgrade coins of particular interested.

I'm looking at Numista as a platform for this - wondering if anyone out there uses it and what their experience has been? Thumbs up? Down? Sideways?

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 Posted 05/20/2020  07:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like numista, especially for when I'm trying to find an example of a coin. It can be quite helpful. Also, I have added a few coins from my own collection, but I spend so much time on CCF that I can't fully commit to another platform.
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 Posted 05/20/2020  07:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like you, @Silver, my interest in collecting got renewed a few years ago.
I use Numista for research, and like @spence, am also a contributor (I've listed about 30 types there), but never traded coins. I use eBay to move coins that no longer fit my current collecting aims.
More transactional than collegial, but ...

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 Posted 05/20/2020  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would of said U-coin is better as you used to be able to upload your own pics of the coin to your database and its very easy to use. The but being if you wish to use your own pics its a yearly subscription of 24 . I am still umming and rring as its really a swapping site than trade. So none of mine would appear in the swap section lol. I use numista as well as the database is a lot more variety orientated and a great source of information.
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 Posted 05/20/2020  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
numista is a fantastic reference site, but if you are looking to sell, or buy, then eBay is your platform,

as flawed as it is sometimes it IS the "world" stage.
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 Posted 05/21/2020  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like they have a lot of traders there but I have never tried to do a swap.
I use Numista only as a reference source, easier to use it than pulling the Krause catalogs out.
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 Posted 05/21/2020  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input folks - I'll try dabbling and see where I land. Planning to also look into eBay over the summer....
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 Posted 05/22/2020  03:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Regularly use Numista for ID and for collection tracking, never used it for swaps, but if I had to use something for trades/swaps (so far I just hadn't done any except in person), I would definitely rather use Numista than eBay.

(I would also probably rather use CCF than Numista, and there are likely even better services that I can't think of offhand; eBay is just so extremely inconvenient, by itself and for trades, that it loses almost every comparison. Though I suppose eBay would probably still be better than, say, Tumblr.)
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 Posted 05/22/2020  08:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never heard of it until now. Think I'll try it.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like Numista for a few reasons: 1) Keeping an online inventory of my coins; 2) Identifying coins I'm not familiar with; 3) Looking at pictures of the various types of coins throughout history.

I have made a few trades, but find that almost always the people that want to trade with me do not have any coins I am interested in. Also, people tend to value the coins they own more than the coins they want to trade for.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love Numista and consider it my main site, it has a great catalogue and I like the forums too. However just recently had a run in with a troll there.

The good thing this site has is that we have no real trolls and and Numista has a few and the usual barrage of people who have inherited coins and want to know why the one they have is not worth the same as the 10 million dollar one on the internet.

The Free Discussion forum is great and the catalogue is worth its weight in gold.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bar none it is the best coin catalog out there... and the price is right, free.

I haven't used it for swaps, nor have I visited their boards.
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