Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Jul 1, 2022.
2. Removing how much the item was sold.
Please share your pet peeves.
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Overpriced Julius Caesar coinage.
Overpriced Brutus Coinage
Overpriced Marc Antony Coinage
listed in the sales offering. What can be so urgent that the
dealer can't take 5 minutes to update the offering?
Guilty, as charged.
I can't speak for all other dealers, but I work 50 hours weekly in a different career, drive almost 4 hours weekly to and from that job, and spend the majority of my weekends on landscaping projects, so that doesn't leave much for leisure time.
As long as the items on a website are suitably marked so potential buyers know they are unavailable until housecleaning can be done, is that such a bad thing?
That drives be crazy too. How hard is to remove the already sold items. I can understand leaving a coin up as being on hold until the customer receives and confirms they will keep it. However, 2 or 3 weeks is way beyond how long something should remain on hold.
Don't answer that, by the way.
The Red Book is duty bound to list it all which pushes space for worthwhile stuff out of the reference. Other government mints, such as the British are doing the same. Spink’s solved the problem by dividing their reference into two books. One for the pre-decimal coins and another for modern stuff.
2. CAC stickers which drive up dealers’ prices even if the coin doesn’t deserve it. The cost of the sticker and the shipping to and from the CAC graders often makes the price coins that sell for say less than $400 unreasonable. My case in point is lower priced Proof coins from 1936 to 1942. I’m sure others have additional examples.
I agree about the Red Book. So much space is taken by non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) such as modern commemoratives and various iterations of state quarters.
I’d prefer that the Red Book use that space to cover exonumia such as Bryan dollars, Lesher-Referendum dollars, Norse-American medals etc.
The prices of coins with gold CAC stickers baffles me
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