Top places to buy us coins

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Katana, May 25, 2018.

  1. Katana

    Katana New Member

    Can anyone tell me the best places to buy coins besides coins shops n coin shows ty new to coin collecting
     
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  3. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    eBay has a huge selection. Dealer sites, heritage, David Lawrence, legend is great too if you are looking for expensive coins, stacks. Basically online
     
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  4. Katana

    Katana New Member

    Ty i never heard of these places i only new of apmex ppl have said ebay but im scared of being ripped off i will def try the other places since i only been looking at american mint an littleton wich heard these places are not that that great
     
  5. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    eBay is fine there’s very strong buyer protection much more so than other places actually. Just stick to the graded coins from PCGS, NGC, ICG, ANACS snd you’ll avoid the overwhelming majority of problems. It’ll be by far your best source for lower value coins too assuming you aren’t looking to jump right into the deep end.
     
  6. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Ebay is like a giant flea market, there are some sellers with overpriced garbage, or even counterfeit garbage, but they are a small minority. Most sellers on there are honest sellers with decent items, you just have to educate yourself and make good buying decisions.
     
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  7. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    Littleton Coin probably isn't the best value for coins, they're coin prices are sometimes double what you'd pay on eBay. I will say however they're a decent source for supplies. Their albums and folders are pretty nice and not nearly as exorbitantly priced as their coins. I try to support them at least a little bit because they started as a small town "mom and pop" business and it's 4 miles from my house. I'm also a former employee.

    I can't speak on the US Mint as I've never purchased direct from them.
     
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  8. *coins

    *coins Lincoln Cent Collector

    eBay has amazing buyer protection. You can easily get a refund/return for any reason there. I get most of my coins from eBay. There's some other good ones, but eBay is my favorite.
     
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  9. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

    What do you collect?
     
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  10. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Active Member

    I'd stay away from Littleton, theres alot of misinformation, exaggeraton, and their prices are suprisingly higher than the actual value (Some of their coins are selling for 4x more than they are worth).
     
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  11. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    I think Littleton does that thing where they send you coins and you have to mail them back or buy them. What a nightmare if this is their practice. I've found great buys at flea markets but i wouldnt recommend these places to a newbie. I've learned the hard way a few times, but after reading over a dozen books in the beginning I'm sure i avoided a lot of trouble. I'd recommend at least two beginner guides to coin collecting, like something you'd find at barnes and noble. Ebay is my online go-to place, but like flea markets, you need knowledge first about what you're doing
     
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  12. Katana

    Katana New Member

    Ty yes i bought a beginner book an a red book an yes littleton does have that buy an tbey put u on a risk free mail in offer eich i don't like so i havent bought from them even when they offer a great deal but then your locked in until cancled tho i fo think u can. Buy from them if u call directly or on web without the obligations
     
  13. Katana

    Katana New Member

    I like all US currency coins specially mint PD sets i do like half dollars for some reason idk why n really want to collect in gold in silver too for the precious metals also i really like the 2009 mints i hear they had alot of good ones but i don't kno wich ones since its now 2018 but 2009 lincoln penny caught my i n i bought a proof set n a prob worthless gold plated set
     
  14. Katana

    Katana New Member

    Ty everyone been very
    Have any suggestions wld be nice
     
  15. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    Because of their practices, I'd never buy from their web site. I'm glad you got those books. The red book is essential
     
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  16. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    The answer to your question depends on where you live. Where I live, almost the ONLY worthwhile places to buy are coin clubs and dedicated coin auctions.
     
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  17. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have wide interests. When you say gold and silver, do you mean coins that were historically made from those metals, or bullion coins? For me, the most satisfying way to collect when I started was to pick one type of coin and learn a lot about it; collect that series, then move on when it was complete or I tired of it. But some people prefer to dabble in lots of things. Exploring these boards has taught me a lot; some dealers have regular blogs too that are educational (Gerry Fortin Rare Coinsis one I like).

    Getting to a coin shop or show is best since you can see the coins in hand. Nothing better than that.
     
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  18. Katana

    Katana New Member

    Ty will definitly take intrest in trying to stick with one or two things i like as far as gold and silver i was thinking all like silver coins, bullion, n bars lol but i like bars are cheaper but with your advice i will knowledge myself n see whats better to stick with one thing
     
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