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tion about individual coins.

      Some individual coins, of high value should be certified by PCGS or NGC. However, grading costs about $30 per coin. These costs can add up.  If used inappropriately they can significantly reduce your overall value. Consult a PCGS/NGC authorized dealer about which coins to grade.

      Probate professionals sometimes need a full collection evaluation. Most appraisers charge about $150 per

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done, you are in a position to ask question about your accumulation.    In researching an accumulation, many people use the “Red Book” or the “Blue Book.”  While these can often point toward individual coins of value, prices in those annual publications rarely reflect the true market value of yours coins. I often find coins that are rare date, but because of damage, corrosion, rim nicks, or excessive wear are worth a small fraction of “book” value. NEVER be afraid to ask for clarifica


Following are seven common reasons people sell their coins:


¨         You have “junk” coins you wish to trade for rarities.

¨         Your coin accumulation is  heavy, bulky, and you wish to consolidate it or turn it to cash.

¨         You need cash.

¨         Your age or condition requires simplifying your assets and making them liquid. 

¨         You overpaid for coins that now are static, and you could use a tax loss.   

¨         You inherited a coin collection you need to sell or split among the heirs.

¨         You have lost interest in coins.

Thinking of Selling Your Coins?

Coin Demand Increases     (cont’)

Organizing Coin Collections (cont’)

Customized Numismatic Portfolios


punctuated by periods of market softness as investors move their funds in and out. 

      Furthermore, a rising market of this nature presents superb buying opportunities as higher prices entice more  desirable coins into the market. While prices are rising, they are still low enough to accommodate the most competitive buyer. Combined with increasing demand from buyers and a long stagnant market, the bull market in rare date gold promises to be sustained, just like the sustained bull market now occurring in the overall coin market.




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35% gold price in 2004. A long stagnant market like rare date gold might just capitalize on such a “kick-start” and continue rising. Given the history of rare date gold, this is more likely than not.

      Increasing demand should produce desirable sell prices for gold coins.  Now is the time to review your portfolio, grade coins as necessary, and prepare for sale by watching the market regularly. 

      Because demand for gold coins of all kinds brings investment as well as collector dollars into the market, the gold coin price rise could be strong.  However, because investment dollars are involved, watch for price spurts


Text Box: Basic  U.S. Coin Denominations and Collector Sets

Half Cent
Three Cent
Five Cent
Ten Cent
Twenty Cent
Twenty-five Cent
Fifty Cent
Gold Dollar
$2.5 Gold
$3 Gold
$4 Gold
$5 Gold
$10 Gold
$20 Gold
$50 Gold
Mint Sets
Proof Sets

Rare Coin Report

is written and published by

Lawrence D. Goldberg,

owner of

Customized Numismatic Portfolios

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