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Where to sell coins?

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I have a few coins which I have purchased in the last 20 years or so thinking they would be a good investment but it seems this is not the case. I am really not into coins and have noticed a lot of people are. Considering this I am thinking of selling them all but am not

wanting to get ripped off either. I have a MS- 65 Walking 1934D NGC Slab, a 1987 1oz Gold Panda which is not rated but suppose to be proof, a Bay Bridge I guess would be a Ms-62-63,

a 1863 half Dime in pretty good shape. About 30 Mercury dimes, 1/2 oz Koala First Proof Issue, 6 Jefferson Head Nickels,




2-1896 Silver Dollars


10- Englehard 1 oz silver coins


2 Big Ten 1995 Sports Limited Edition Commemoratives from Enviromint

The 12 piece 1992 USA BasketBall Matched Number Set


20 Franklin Halfs Great shape in a Tube.


I realize this is a mix but I will only sell as a package and live just outside of Chicago.

If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.





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Well, you can sell them to a dealer, or on eBay. Keep in mind that most of what you list are fairly common coins, and some are not even coins such as the silver rounds and sports coins. Some of them are quite valuable, like the 34-D half, and maybe the 87 Panda (I recall reading somewhere that one date in the 80s was quite sought after). What I would recommend doing first is looking at the completed auctions on eBay for the items you have, that will at least give you a range of the prices being paid on the internet market. Then, if you have the time and patience, sell them that way. If you need quick cash, you will be better off with a dealer, though you will probably get less money (there ain't no free lunch!). In you area, I would recommende James & Sons Ltd., there are several stores in Chicagoland, but I would suggest going to the Schererville, IN store since that is where Jim Sunderland works. He is an older gentleman, who knows coins extremely well (he's been in the business over 40 years and founded James & Sons in 1971). I dealt with him in the 1980s in the Calumet City location (which was the only one at the time, and may not be there anymore). Now, by doing your homework on eBay or other sites to see what these coins might bring, you can make a more informed decision on whatever any dealer might offer you. If your 34-D half has been selling for $1,000-$1,200 on eBay, and the dealer offers you $800, then you have a basis for accepting or declining.


Anyhow, Hope this helps and best of luck to you!

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