July 20, 2020 37It’s ALL about the commission, right? WRONG!Keys to Success:Trustworthy representation: Why, you ask? Who better to navigate the mine field of liquidation than a professional who has worked for one of the largest and well known auction firms in the country as well as spending 25 years as the Senior Numismatist of one of the oldest coin shops and first class retail establishments in the nation? There is a lot of be said for EXPERIENCE. I have seen the inner workings of an auction house and have been the head buyer for a major retailer for many years. I know the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW answers to the questions regarding the sale of your coins. I know how to obtain the highest possible prices for YOU.One Size Does NOT Fit All: There may be several ways to sell your collection and obtain the highest price for each coin. This is where my market knowledge, and relationship with collectors and dealers comes into play. To sell coins successfully, you need to know the “players”. Does that mean selling at auction, to want list clients, or consigning to a retail website and ebay store? YES TO ALL. I will review the collection and make recommendations as to the best avenue for each coin. You will be a part of this decision-making process.
April 01, 2020 61
What’s one of the great privileges of being a dealer in the business for over 35 years? Helping collectors assemble first rate collections. Here are a few highlights:
- In the 1980s and 1990s I helped a midwest collector assemble, and later sell at auction, the Double CC Ranch Collection of Carson City Mint gold which was complete from half eagles through double eagles. We spent years painstakingly pursuing the finest quality for the grade we could find. One of the collection highlights was the 1876-CC Eliasberg Collection half eagle in Gem condition, (PICTURES COURTESY OF STACKS BOWERS)
- I have worked with a fine New York gentleman now for decades (he is in his nineties), on just about every US collection there is. From Indian Head cents to $10 Indians. Back before slabs he put together raw collections housed in Capital plastics holders. One of the highlights is a Gem quality set of Mercury Dimes. Today we are simultaneously working on an AU Barber quarter collection, a gem set of Proof three cent nickels, and a lovely collection of Gem Proof Buffalo nickels. We are also just one coin away from completing a cherry Liberty Head nickel collection.