Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Coll3ctor, May 27, 2021.

  1. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Thanks that was the point I was trying to make. I don’t want my purchases to be made public and I am pretty sure I am not alone.
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  3. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    At first, i like what I see and I signed up. I collect some rather esoteric stuff, and not even sure they will have any of it. Thanks for the tip, guys.
  4. N5GWU

    N5GWU Member

    I have bought many coins on Great Collections and have always been happy with the cost and service. Last year I liquidated my collection through them. They take both graded and ungraded coins. They will send out the ungraded to PCGS and have them graded and slabbed very quickly at a very attractive cost. I did very well with the coins I sold.

    I look at them often and am amazed at the very high dollar coins they handle. If I were still collecting I'd buy any of the high dollar coins I want from them.

    Professional, honest and customer service minded. You can't go wrong.
  5. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    Great Collections is a well known auction company. Not at the level of Heritage but, pretty close. I haven't heard anything bad about them. I did purchase one coin from them in an auction. Had no problems. As far as EBAY I think it's hard to compare the two companies. Many of the big time dealers sell on EBAY but, there are also a lot of unknown sellers on EBAY which some are good and some are very bad. I avoid EBAY unless they are a well known dealer not some guy selling out of his basement.
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  6. Great Collections is an authentic legitimate auction with a stellar reputation, and besides their coins for sale are graded by either PGCS or NGC. eBay sells everything and is filled with scammers, so you're taking your chances buying anything there.
  7. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    I have had success buying and selling with GreatCollections. They pay quickly and ship quickly. No problems or issues.
  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Never a problem here, but when selling, place a min. bid amount on your coin. They also keep up with auction results for the price guides.
  9. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    I have never won a lot on GC. I've bid a number of times but became discouraged after being sniped on every lot on which I had placed bids. I do like the variety of offerings and when I've had questions they respond immediately. I have not bid on E-bay in the last 20 years. GC could do a better job on their photographs, but overall they are very reputable. Now, I pretty much deal solely with a few on-line sellers, such Northeast, David Lawrence, and Liz Coggan. I will occasionally bid on auctions held by Stack's as their mix of lots is good with everything from elongated cents to 19th century proofs and everything in between. For the modern issues I needed for my type set I used L and C.
  10. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Well-Known Member

    I have won many auctions at Great Collections, and am very happy with them - no problems whatsoever! Their buyer's premium is 12.5%, but if you pay by debit to your checking account or by wire transfer, the buyer's fee is reduced to 10%.
  11. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    I've been both a buyer and seller with GC for over a decade and recommend them highly. I disagree with the comment about their photos; I think they are excellent when zoomed. If you are selling higher priced coins, they don't charge a sellers fee for coins selling for over $1000 (they do charge a minimal catalog fee of a few dollars).
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  12. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    ebay is no where near as bad or risky as forums make it out to be.

    The big zoom can be a disadvantage sometimes, but their photos have gotten A LOT better over the past year and are very good on the vast majority of things at this point.
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  13. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    I have used their services and if you want to get what you ORDERED this is the place to visit. Straight forward. Honest.
    Semper Fi
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  14. Stevearino

    Stevearino Well-Known Member

    I'm about to send them a second consignment. I was very happy with the first one's results.

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  15. Casman

    Casman Well-Known Member

    I’ve had several thousand transactions on Ebay, scammers encountered, only 1.

    Also, a prior poster indicated GC had coin experts??? I’m not buying that. Not sure what that means. What is a coin expert?
  16. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    I have sold a significant amount on GC (25 Lots between 2014 and the present), some lots as few as 2 coins, and some as many as 68, and have been satisfied overall with the results. Overall, their fees are much lower than eBay (individual coins that auction for $1K or over have NO fee except for the nominal Listing Fees). Also, if submitting raw coins, GC pays for the shipping and insurance both ways to the TPG of your choice. They have an arrangement with the TPGs for grading fees that are much less than what an individual submitter would normally pay PCGS and NGC. I have found that if you advertise a Link to your GC Consignment ID on the FOR SALE Section of Coin Talk, and any other Forum that you are a member of, that you will get additional traffic to you GC Lot Listing; I did that on my last auction for 2 Peace Dollar VAMs and a 1921 High Relief Peace Dollar and the resulting prices realized were better than I had anticipated (and these were ANACS certified).
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  17. I recently bought an ms64 1894s morgan for $2600. PCGS has that coin listed for $3250. Anytime I can save over $600 on a graded coin I'm happy
  18. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    I like Great Collections a lot. It was one of my favorite places to buy when I was actively buying in the past. In still "window shop" there and place marker bids on coins I have no realistic chance of winning. Also, I tend to buy Christmas gifts on that site for one of my sons. I would stongly
    recommend GC.
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  19. coin_analyst

    coin_analyst Member

    I've used them as both buyer and seller. Had great experiences both ways. I agree with some that prices can get out of hand with multiple bidders, but I suppose that's true with any auction house.
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  20. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    GC has great customer service. I think they could improve their photos some, which makes me reluctant to bid on more expensive coins. Just won 1 tonight (<$500).
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  21. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    I buy almost exclusively on eBay and over the years I've seen plenty of crooked sellers selling fake coins, shill bidding and other assorted scams. It's a minefield and you better know what you're doing. That said I've found some amazing coins for reasonable prices.
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