Online Coin Dealer Website List - Ideas Wanted

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by geekpryde, Jun 18, 2014.

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Would you Like such a Online Coin Dealer List

  1. Yes, I would use this

    26 vote(s)
    78.8%
  2. No, I have no need of this, I have my own list

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. No, I dont buy coins online

    0 vote(s)
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  4. No, I dont like geekpryde, or his threads

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. Maybe, I would check it out but doubt I find in helpful

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Okay, the script found another ~300 URL, 63 of which are new to me. That brings my unfiltered list of coin related URLs to 963!

    Hopefully I will keep 10-15 of these 63 once I check them by hand.


    I am not trying to boast, but with my efforts, CoinTalk could very well could have THE BEST Online Coin Dealer List on the entire web when I'm done. @Peter T Davis

    Here are some facts I know to be true:

    My list is cleaner and more comprehensive than:

    ANA dealer list
    PNG dealer list
    PCGS dealer list
    CAC dealer list
    CU "Master" dealer list

    I have not looked extensively at the NGC dealer list, but I will soon.

    Please, if you know of a better list than mine, share it here so I can check it out!
     
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  3. treylxapi47

    treylxapi47 Well-Known Member Dealer

    This is what happened to me. I'm in the hole for $1700 and a possible nother $1000. Having to sell some things and clear a path. Lol
     
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  4. KoinJester

    KoinJester Well-Known Member

  5. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    Well I am glad I made your list, I must be doing some things right. It is difficult to transition to a newer look but I am proud of what I've got and I think it serves my needs and those of my customers well.
     
  6. treylxapi47

    treylxapi47 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Alright now, which site is yours Giorgio?
     
  7. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

  8. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    I made the website font larger ;=)
     
  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I cannot overstate how impressed I am with this work, Matt. It is truly a service to the industry at large.

    I think that, if prominently featured on the Cointalk site, and well-maintained, it would do much to increase the membership of the forum (directed at Peter).

    - Mike
     
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  10. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    I couldn't agree more with you on both counts and it does seem as though quite a few folks have drifted away ... But yes Geekpryde/Matt it is quite good work!

    Best Regards, :)

    George
     
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  11. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Thanks!

    Agreed on the "prominently featured" comment. When I'm done, I will ask Peter if he's interested in making this a sticky, or maybe even its own webpage on the site, with a large link on the front page. Whatever he thinks is best, but at a minimum, it will be in a thread here started by me, and maintained as best as possible.

    I still have another 100 or so sites my custom web-scrapers found in the last day that need to be gone through. I'll make time for that today.
     
  12. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    geekpryde's
    Master Online US Coin Dealer List
    A-L

    updated 6.26.2014

    3 Cent Nickel
    A Coin Shop
    Abacus Coins & Bullion
    Alaska Coin Exchange
    Albanese Rare Coins
    Alhambra Coin Center
    All That Glitters ** ADDED 6.30.2014

    America Midwest Numismatics
    American Gold Exchange
    AR Save
    Aspen Park
    Atlas Numismatics
    AU Capital Management
    Audubon Gold Exchange
    Austin Rare Coins
    Bellisario Rare Coins
    Blanchard and Company
    Bob Paul Rare Coins
    Bob's Coins
    Bozarth Rare Coins and Numismatics ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Brian Greer
    Buy Gold And Silver Coins
    Cameo Coins
    Capital City Coins & Currency
    Capstone Acquisitions
    Carter Numismatics
    Cedarwood Numismatics
    Central Jersey Rare Coins
    Centurial Collectibles
    Cheap Slab Store
    Cheap Treasures
    Clines
    Coast to Coast Coins
    Coin Gallery of Boca Raton
    Coin Rarities online
    Collectible Coin and Currency
    CollecTons
    Collector Rare Coins
    Common Cents Rare Coins
    CR Coins
    D & J Coins
    Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange
    Dave Wnuck Numismatics
    ** ADDED 6.26.2014
    David Finkelstein Rare Coins
    David Hall Rare Coins
    David J. Weygant Rare Coins
    David Kahn Rare Coins
    David Lawrence ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Decatur Coin and Jewelry
    Delaware Valley Rare Coin Co
    Dick Osburn Rare Coins
    DM Rare Coins ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Don Rinkor Rare Coins
    Douglas Winter Numismatics
    DSS Coin and Bullion
    Dustin Massie Numismatist
    Eagle Eye Rare Coins
    Early Copper Coins
    EarlyCents.com
    Eastern Numismatics
    EBW Coin
    Enzio Romano Rare Coins
    Eugene Bruder Type Coins
    Executive Coin Company
    Eye Appealing Coins
    Fast Coin
    Finest Coins & Relics
    Finest Known
    Fred Coops' & Co.
    Fred Weinberg
    Full Eagle Rare Coins
    Gary Adkins Associates
    Gerry Fortin - Rare American Coins
    Gibraltar Coins and Precious Metals
    GovMint
    GR Tiso Numismatics
    Grove Coin
    GSA Dollars
    Hannigan’s Rare Coins
    Happy Coin
    Harbor Coin Company
    Harlan J. Berk
    Harry Laibstain Rare Coins
    Hobby Coin Exchange
    Holsonbake Numismatics ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    J and H Coins
    J. J. Teaparty
    Jade Rare Coin
    Jet Proofs ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    JMS Coins
    John B. Hamrick & Co
    John Franklin
    John Scanlon's Coin Store
    JW Cameo
    Kagins
    Kedzie Koins
    L & C Coins
    Larry Briggs Rare Coins
    Larry Shapiro Rare Coins
    Legend Numismatics
    Leo Frese, Coins and Collectibles
    Liberty Coin
    Liberty Coins Inc
    Linkville Coins And Antiques
    Liquid Bullion Coin and Collectibles
    Long Island Rare Coin & Currency
    Louisiana Gold & Coins
    Low Country Coins

     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
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  13. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    geekpryde's
    Master Online US Coin Dealer List
    M-Z

    updated 6.21.2014
    McIntosh Collectibles
    McMillen Numismatics
    Michael Kittle Rare Coins
    Mid South Coin Co
    Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
    Mike Byers
    Mikes Coin Chest
    Mint State Gold
    Modern Coin Mart
    Modern Coin Wholesale
    Mt. Lassen Coins
    New England Rarities
    Nine Hundred Fine
    Northeast Numismatics ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Northern Nevada Coin
    Numismatic Americana
    Numismatic Assets
    Numismatic Classics
    Numismatic Financial Corporation
    Old Pueblo Coin
    Old World Coin's
    Pahrump Coin Shop
    Palm Island Coins and Currency
    Park Avenue Numismatics
    Phoenix Gold Corp
    Pinehurst Coin Exchange
    Pinnacle Rarities
    Port Washington Rare Coins & Gold
    PQ Dollars
    Pro Coin
    Quality Rare Coins
    R & I Coins
    R Howard Rare Coin
    R&I Rare Coin
    Rare Coin Company of America
    Rare Coin Wholesalers
    Rare Coins of New Hampshire
    RareCoinCollector
    Ray Komka Coins
    Reeded Edge ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Rich Hokanson Rare Coins
    Rich Uhrich Rare U.S. Coins
    Robert S. Riemer Certified Coin Selections
    Rust Rare Coin
    Sahara Coins
    Sam Sloat Coins
    Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery
    Scarsdale Coin
    Sheridan's Coins
    Silver Dollar Co
    Socal Coin World
    So-Called Dollar
    Solid Rock Rarities
    Southern Coins and Precious Metals
    Steve Estes
    Steve Hayden CivilWarTokens
    Texas Gold and Silver
    The Penny Lady
    Thomas Bush Numismatics ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    Tipsico Coin
    ToughCOINS
    Type Coin Company ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    U.S. Rare Coin Investments
    Upstate Numismatic Services
    US Coins Inc
    Valley Coin
    VamsAndMore
    Vantage Rare Coins ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **
    VDB Coins
    Washington Rare Coin Center
    William Roberson Numismatic Interests ** ADDED 6.26.2014
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
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  14. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    update: 12 new sites listed, 2 added based on member PMs.

    stats:

    180 verified dealer sites
    (online inventory with photos & prices) aka "Keepers"

    969 coin-related URLs found and manually inspected by me.

    comments
    I added the requirement that an included sites be primarily in English. While I know these sites could be translated on the fly, and that many of you might speak multiple languages, I do not and thus I cannot verify them. Also, I want this list to be the best and easiest list for people to find online coin sellers, and not have to bother with translation browser extensions, etc. My bots are starting to pickup Chinese and Spanish based sites.

    Future Progress
    I am still finding 50-100 URLS every time I tweak and let me web-scrapers loose, but the returns are diminishing. I just went through around another 100 sites, and only kept 10 (+ 2 from members here).

    I expect further additions will be highly specialized sites, or sites that I had looked at and rejected too quickly. For instance, I have added some bullion-heavy sites to the list that I had initially rejected, because on further review, they do sell enough classic and/or modern coins.

    Lists Wanted

    I have asked some people here and elsewhere for their own house-list, but as you can imagine, some people don't want to share their hard-work and see it simply gobbled up into my list. I completely understand, but at the same time, if any DOES want to help, I am glad to review any lists and merge them into this Master CT List.
     
  15. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    I have looked at that site twice, and I want to add it (and others), but they just dont seem to have enough photos for their online listings. There are some other great sites I removed as they are simply lists. This was a hard choice.

    If that site every gets a higher percentage of listings with images I would love to include them.
     
  16. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    This may be too daunting a technical challenge, but I have a suggestion that might really be helpful to users . . .

    Since there are going to be far too many sites for users to check every time they want to go looking for their target coin(s), it would be nice if they knew how to narrow their search.

    If apparent specialties or focal series were identified for each site, that might really help those who are short on search time.

    Alternatively, if after examining the sites on your list, users could bookmark, annotate or otherwise flag sites of preference, that would allow them to similarly whittle down the list of sites to which they would habitually return. Once logged into Cointalk, the sites preferred by the logged in user would be differentiated from those sites they have decided are not "up their collecting alley".

    The remainder of sites would still be in the list they see, and might still be visited occasionally, but probably not with the same frequency.

    Thoughts?
     
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  17. torontokuba

    torontokuba Thread Crapper & Hijacker, TP please.

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  18. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    @geekpryde: you do have one dealer on the list twice, Liberty Coin.
     
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  19. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

  20. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Good call. Two different domains, but same company. Removed.
     
  21. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Once I squeeze the last drops out of my bots and finding new sites, that is exactly what I plan to do.

    The categories I was thinking so far:

    Superior Website (nice design, highly functional)
    Classic US Coins
    Modern US Coins
    Bullion Coins
    RAW sellers
    CAC sellers
    Error-Coin sellers
    Ancient-Coin sellers
    High-End sellers ($5,000 + coins)
    ...

    Feel free to add some ideas.
     
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