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Things to Remember in Finding the Best Coin Buyer

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Many people represent themselves as reputable “coin purchasers,” but regrettably, some coin dealers are merely interested in their interests and not of their customers. Of course, all buyers have their agenda. However, respectable coin dealers create a deal that is fair to the seller. 

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How to Find and Sell Money-Valuable Rare Coins

How to Find and Sell Valuable Rare Coins

Perhaps you’ve heard of a single coin that sold for a million dollar. Maybe you discovered a coin from the 1800s, or perhaps you inherited a coin collection. How can you know which coins are valuable? Where to go once you’ve discovered a desirable rare coin?

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Coin Collectors Guide


Allan Schein

You heard it here first, and it’s a fact. If you collect coins, you can gain more Coin Collectors Guide strength than you would have ever believed. This is not just a workout plan that helps you burn calories and add muscle. It’s a real life guide for dropping pounds, getting in shape and building a respectable coin collection in the process.

Coins come in all sizes and the valuations Coin Collectors Guide can vary from less than a dollar to more than a million dollars. Ten million in actuality for the most expensive ever sold as of this date. Some are very light, weighing a mere 1.67 grams, or just over 1/20th of a troy ounce, while the modern America the Beautiful bullion coins weigh a full 5 troy ounces. If you buy bullion, you likely know a Monster Box of American Silver Eagles weighs about 35 pounds avoirdupois (as opposed to about 42 pounds Troy).

Greek legends tell the stories of Milo of Croton, a 6th Century BC wrestler who was a six time Olympic champion. Legends say he carried his own bronze statue to its place of display at the base of Mt. Olympus. It is said that Milo built his incredible strength through Coin Collectors Guide a simple, but profound strategy. One day, a calf was born near Milo’s home (in southern Italy). The wrestler decided to lift the small animal up and carry it on his shoulders. The next day, he returned and did the same, carrying the animal around a stadium track several times daily. Milo continued this strategy every day for the next four years, hoisting the calf onto his shoulders each day as it grew, until he was no longer lifting a calf, but a fully grown four-year-old bull. That roughly equates to a growth from 70-90 pounds at birth to 2,200 pounds at four years, generally. i

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That’s pretty similar to the way many Coin Collectors Guide are built. Adding a coin at a time, acquisition after acquisition, building it gradually over time. After many years we have assembled a significant assortment, often acquiring every date and mint mark in a coin series. Then moving on to the next series and gaining strength of numismatic collectibles until its grown equivalently to the size of a four year old bull. Metaphorically speaking.

Taking a lesson from Milo, were we to carry around our collections of coins and bullion as it grew, we would not only have great strength, but substantial collections. The gaining of strength would be impressive, especially when hoisting our monster boxes repeatedly rather than just leaving them in the safe, the closet or a safe deposit box.

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Realistically though, having a strategy for collecting is really important, very much like having a strength building program. If we only buy randomly, we might have a nice coin here and a nice coin there, but would it build into a collection of significant worth?

When building a collection you need to start small with an eye to the future. You won’t find and probably can’t afford to buy everything you want all at once. In fact, once you get the bug you’ll realize you’ll never be able to buy all the coins you like or want. There’s too much, it’s too expensive, and it’s not nearly as much fun.

Following this basic strategy will help you achieve your goals, and its nearly identical to strength building strategies that gradually, over time and with regularity and discipline, will guide you to success achieving your goals.

1. Start small. Be reasonable in your purchases. Don’t spend large amounts of money on coins you’re not familiar with. Take the time to learn a series by reading books, looking at as many of the coins in the series as you can, and become thoroughly familiar with it. Over time you will gain knowledge, familiarize yourself with attributions and key dates, and learn quality. Once you have obtained a respectable Coin Collectors Guide familiarity and knowledge about a series, you will be better able to determine value, rarity and quality.

2. Don’t miss buying opportunities. Be consistent in your collecting. By this I mean you must try and attend every show that comes around, but not necessarily buy ever coin you find. The more shows or shops you visit, the more coins pass before your eyes, and the greater the opportunity to find what you want. Regularity and consistency of shopping, as any shop-a-holic will tell you, is the key to their success. Also, and without question, the more coins you look at the better your eye will become. It’s an experiential progression.

3. Increase your acquisitions gradually. Improve as you build. If you’re serious about building a complete series or collection, slow and steady is the key to success. Wait for the right coin to come along rather than just buying one at the first opportunity. There is usually, if not always going to be another better more expensive coin that you want. Be patient and disciplined Coin Collectors Guide in your search. You can trade up grade by grade as you find and can afford to buy the coins you seek.

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Now, onto the weight loss part of coin collecting. If you are truly aggressive, the more you spend on your collection, the less money you have for other things. That means for many of us being frugal in our other purchasing practices. You’ll find yourself avoiding Starbucks and the $4 Latte coffee’s. Maybe you’ll start buying the Kroger brand of canned Tuna and skip the fancy sandwich at Whole Foods. The more you run around  looking at coins, the more calories you burn simply due to your increased activity level. In reality Coin Collectors Guide you can avoid the growth of what I refer to as the “coin dealer belly”. These physical profiles are quite common and evident at major shows on shop owners and dealers who sit and wait for coins to walk in being offered for sale. Actively seeking out coins and spending on nice material both burns off the pounds, as well as a hole in your wallet. Both are conducive to weight loss.

Then of course, there’s the stress factor, another weight loss consideration. If you have a spouse, you may feel some added pressure with regard to your spending. Stress causes anxiety. Anxiety leads to appetite loss. Loss of appetite means eating less and ultimately translates to weight loss.

Reducing your stress level is quite simple however. Doing positive things for ourselves helps accomplish this, and buying nice coins achieves this result. It may seem like a vicious cycle, but all in all, a nice collection with greater worth is the end result. Not to mention increased strength and a slimmer waist line.

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Playing “show and tell” with your collection means hauling it to every event and function. That replicates Milo’s carrying of the Bull, in this case perhaps Bull-ion. Fear not being robbed or an attack by some devious thief. A quick bash over the head with a Dansco album of your nearly complete collection of Morgan dollars will deter most any criminal.

Slimming down through Coin Collectors Guide means in reality being selective about your purchases. You don’t need the extra pounds of inferior coins. Take the time to be selective about what coins you keep, and start to sell or trade excess, duplicate or lower quality material that is just taking up space. We all have some filler material, coins that really have little eye appeal or value that we use simply to fill a hole in an album or space in a folder. Thinning the herd so to speak will slenderize your bulk material, your albums will weigh less and you will generate some extra cash for that coin you really want so you can more easily afford it when it becomes available.

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In summary, coin collecting can be a multi-purpose activity, increasing Coin Collectors Guide wealth and physical well being all at the same time. So be like Milo, and maintain an active but disciplined program to achieve your collecting goals.

Happy Coin Collecting.

©2016 Allan Schein

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 i How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons from Milo of Croton by James Clear

 ii Photo source: aristotechnos.wordpress

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Indian Head Pennies: Grading Standards Have Fallen, But Is There A Good Reason?

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Indian Head Pennies: Grading Standards Have Fallen, But Is There A Good Reason?

Indian Head pennies hold a special place in the hearts of many collectors. There are many coin collectors and dealers alike who can remember a time, when they were young, finding Indian Head pennies in pocket change. In fact, for many the love of numismatics started that way.

If you’ve been collecting long, and if you know the Indian Head penny series well, you’ve no doubt noticed the falling standards by all the major grading services.

Here’s an example:

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Indian Head pennies needed a full or nearly full Liberty for a Very Fine (VF) grade.

Now a coin with a full bold “LIBERTY” is at least an Extra Fine (XF), and Very Fine coins are missing anywhere from 1-6 letters.

Why is this happening? How does this affect the old and new collectors?

To answer the first question, consider the supply. As the years wear on, fewer and fewer Indian Head Pennies still need certifying. Many of the nicer coins and scarcer dates have already been put in holders. Still others that are still raw are locked in a vault somewhere. The grading services are getting fewer orders than they used to, and for coins that are simply not as nice.

If this appears at first like bad news, maybe it’s not. No matter how the grading standards shift, your certified coin will continue to have as many letters in “LIBERTY” as it has today. And as long as the world agrees that an XF is an XF is an XF, then we can create price points for various grades.

New collectors will have an easier time collecting a particular grade, but when comparing apples to apples, old holders will reign supreme.

For those collectors who had their Indian Head Pennies graded long ago, an update may been in order. Your XF may be an AU by today’s standards. But even if you keep your original holder, dealers and savvy collectors alike will know to add a premium, because your VF is really an XF now.

Ultimately the shift requires adjustment, but doesn’t mean much to the value of your collection, or the prospects of acquiring one.

-Joe Palmieri

About Beantown Coins:

Beantown Coins was established in 2011 as a way for the proprietors to share their unique inventory and the skill of their staff with the general public. David Leventhal, the son of a coin dealer, has himself been a full-time numismatist (coin dealer) since 1979. David’s father, Edwin Leventhal founded, and operated for over 30 years, J.J. Teaparty, Boston’s oldest and largest rare coin dealers. Before it’s sale to new owners, David was employed at J.J. Teaparty by his father in all aspects of numismatics, including acting as an agent for buyers at auction. He has extensive experience in all categories of rare and collectible coins and brings his skill in grading to verifying their entire inventory. According to co-founder Joe Palmieri, “We will continue Indian Head Pennies to represent the high standards of generations of merchants of our trade, and we are becoming a major presence in rare coins, online.”


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Scary good deals this Halloween at Beantown Coins!

Thanks for your business!  This Halloween here in Beantown we’re featuring some frighteningly good prices on our inventory. In addition to our recently reduced, scary low prices, we are offering 5% additional savings on purchases between now and Halloween. This offer is only for previous customers like yourself and is valid only on purchases outside of eBay.

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Please follow the links above and “like” us wherever you have a social media account. Also, be sure to check out our inventory often, as it changes several times per month, and explore some of our featured listings below! Act now, our coins are “screaming” out the door!

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Beantown Coins, Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Website, is Now Open for Business

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Beantown Coins is having their grand opening! was conceived in spring of 2011 by one of Boston’s leading coin dealers. With over 30 years of experience, David Leventhal, formerly of J.J. Teaparty, Boston’s oldest and largest dealer, has chosen to expand his business online. Beantown Coins offers a wide selection of coins, extremely competitive pricing, and a social media experience that sets us apart from our competitors. Our inventory includes deeply discounted circulated, mint state and proof type coins, many at temporary grand opening prices.

 Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Beantown Coins

Beantown Coins is now open for business. They’re the newest rare coin dealers in America covering early copper, small and large cents, 2-cent and 3-cent pieces, nickels, half-dimes, dimes, quarters, 20-cent pieces, half dollars, dollars, gold coins and more. They will also be expanding further into classic commemorates and world coins as well in the coming weeks. Their prices are temporarily slashed, they’re inventory is expanding every week, and they are offering collectors a social media and customer service experience not found elsewhere.

As a newly founded company, Beantown Coins is looking to establish customer relationships throughout the coin collecting community. In an effort to begin dealing with new customers they offer top dollar for coins that they buy from the general public, when people sell coins. They will also consider further discounts on some of their inventory upon request, so make them an offer.

According to founder David Leventhal, “Beantown Coins will quickly grow in size and stature throughout the coin collecting universe because we will look to incorporate the modern joys of social networking with the classic thrills of coin collecting, the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings.”

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Beantown Coins Now Makes Housecalls Within The Greater Boston Area

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In order to rapidly expand its inventory, Beantown Coins, Boston’s newest rare coin dealer, is now making housecalls within the Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area. The experienced team at Beantown will travel, within these limits, in order to purchase coins, bullion, and even fine jewelry from the public.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 23, 2011 Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area

Beantown Coins, Boston’s newest rare coin dealer, now makes Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area housecalls. In order to expand their inventory rapidly, the Beantown Coins representatives will now travel within the Greater Boston area to make purchases from the general public. The new dealers will not travel with company inventory, but instead will continue to list their inventory on the company’s website:, enabling customers to buy coins online. Customers will also continue to be able to sell coins online via their web contact form and according to the company terms and conditions.

The professional graders at Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area area according to the estimated size of the lot. Potential sales estimated to be less than $100 in total will not qualify for housecalls. For larger lots, the larger the estimated sale, the farther they will travel beyond the standard area. In addition to rare coins, the Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area representatives are also authorized to purchase fine jewelry and bullion, which is gold and silver coins without rarity and grade premium. Bullion prices can change dramatically throughout the day so all offers to purchase bullion must be accepted or declined immediately.

The company expects to expand their inventory at an even faster rate with this new promotion. According to company manager Joe Palmieri, “Many people have been waiting for precious metal prices like these for years, and some are unable, perhaps through work conflicts or due to disability, to travel extensively to hunt for the best prices for their collections. As a new company we know we’re offering Beantown Coins Greater Boston Area better prices than our competitors because we have to, and we know of no one else doing this.”

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Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer, Doubles its Budget for its HouseCalls Program to Buy Gold and Silver Coins From the Public in the Greater Boston Area

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Boston Rare Coin Dealer,, is increasing its budget  for purchasing from the public, two fold. The company already makes Beantown Coins HouseCalls in the greater Boston area, and they’re getting  a tremendous response. They can now make much larger purchases per visit as well.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Boston Rare Coin Dealer

Boston’s newest rare coin dealer,, doubles its budget for its HouseCalls Program to buy gold coins and silver coins from the public in the greater Boston area. The company already makes Boston Rare Coin Dealer  and they’re getting a tremendous response. They can now make much larger purchases per visit as well. With gold making new highs this summer, many people have decided to sell parts of their collections, and for safety, many prefer a home visit too.

Few other coin dealers in the Boston area will make Boston Rare Coin Dealer as freely, as, as the company has no retail presence. According to co-founder David Leventhal, a retail location may be in the company’s future Boston Rare Coin Dealer, but for now, the staff at Beantown can make HouseCalls exclusively. The company would like to note that coins may be sold at greater distances through a process found at, and that select pieces of inventory will always be available for purchase online on their site.

Beantown Coins regularly purchases United States and foreign gold and silver coins, and as specialists in rare US coins, the company can pay top dollar for coins of greater scarcity and quality. Commonly customers sell gold coins such as US Gold Liberties and Eagles, British Sovereigns, and Canadian Maple Leafs. The popular Boston Rare Coin Dealer silver sales include pre-1965 US silver currency, ranging from bullion to mint condition. These include Morgan Silver Dollars, Peace Dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty Half Dollars, and any coins from the Barber and Standing and Seated Liberty Series.

The company believes that their HouseCalls approach is a winner. Co-Founder and Manager Joe Palmieri said, “Many people think gold and silver have had it, others just need to sell for personal reasons. We’re getting a great response from our HouseCalls program, and we decided it was time to expand it.”

The company believes that many people just don’t feel as safe carrying  their valuables around Boston Rare Coin Dealer, and they may be right. According to one customer, Christopher Chronis, “I didn’t want to travel into the city with my gold. I felt this would be safer, and their prices were fair and reasonable.”

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Beantown Coins, Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer, Has Entered The Social Universe. The Newly Minted Company Is Now On Twitter And Facebook

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Beantown Coins was founded in the Spring of 2011 and officially opened its doors at the end of June. Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer Within two weeks the company created social media marketing as their cornerstone. They are now on Twitter and Facebook and are utilizing them both for viral expansion and promotion, offering exclusives, free downloads, group coupons and even a sweepstakes.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer

Beantown Coins was founded in the spring of 2011. Their doors officially opened at the end of June and they will continue their Grand Opening promotions Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer throughout the month of July 2011. They specialize in US rare coins, business and proof strikes, raw uncertified and NGC/PCGS certified coins. Collectors looking for a rare coin, whether a type coin or collector coin, will find some hard sought rarities in their inventory. The Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer is now on Facebook and Twitter. Beantown Coins will soon begin a focused Twitter campaign, according to manager, Joe Palmieri, and as their Facebook wall posts get tweeted, they antcipate their Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans will duplicate. When asked how they are using these new social media platforms, Mr. Palmieri had this to say, “We’re using Twitter like a giant loudspeaker and as an easy way for the public to “subscribe” to our updates. Facebook is truly versatile and thanks to Apps from North Social, we can sell coins directly on Facebook, offer a Sweepstakes, and even offer Fan Exclusives, all while making it easy for people to share the experience Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer with a friend.” Hoping their company can go viral, the team at Beantown Coins plan to bring their traditional values and a legacy of integrity to a much larger scale. They believe Boston’s Newest Rare Coin Dealer  that the internet gives them the opportunity to reach collectors from all over the world, and that the more serious and dedicated collectors will come back to browse their stock often.

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Beantown Coins has added some of their best rare coins to their Facebook and eBay stores. Customers can now find through their Facebook page, and can even find them and their inventory while searching Beantown Coins For Sale through the millions of listings on eBay.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2011 Beantown Coins For Sale

Beantown Coins now sells inventory directly on Facebook and eBay.

You can access their Facebook page by searching ‘Beantown Coins’ on Some of their best Beantown Coins For Sale rare coins are being listed directly on the Beantown Coins Facebook Page, including rainbow toned Morgan silver dollars, a scarce proof type rare coin or two, and even some coins that are key dates in a collector’s series.

The Facebook page has other Beantown Coins For Sale functional features, including a group coupon, an exclusive download, live access to their twitter feed, and coming soon, a sweepstakes for free Beantown Coins merchandise. This is all in addition to a limited inventory listed directly on the Facebook Page.

The coin dealer has also listed a selection of their inventory on The prices are adjusted to include fees for eBay and Paypal and the management at is hopeful that the increased Beantown Coins For Sale exposure will lead customers directly to their site at, where customers can sell coins, and receive even steeper discounts than on eBay.

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