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Coin Shops

Coin Shops: Coins are for the most part very fascinating items to collect. And for the interested coin collector, this is one of the best ways to understand the various conditions in history that resulted in the coins being minted. While there are many ways that you can buy coins for a coin collection the best way to get good quality coins in which to begin your coin collection is with coin shops.

I am not saying the auction or the internet is not a good place to buy coins for your collection. But Coin collector shops will have people who are knowledgeable about coins. They also have a lot of different coins that can be sold. But most of all the people buying and selling coins are also collecting themselves which means you will find a person who shares your interest in coins.

Sometimes when you go to coin shops you can ask these coin dealers if they will see what your coin collection is like. The coin appraisals that are carried out in coin shops are different from one coin shop to another. This situation arises because the coin grading is based on the knowledge that is known to the coin dealers. As you will find as many honest coin shops as you will dishonest coin shops, it is always best to look for a coin shop with a good reputation.

When you go to the coin shops in your area keep in mind the type of coins you are collecting. As you may like to add more civil war or colonial time coins to your collection, look for coin shops that sell and buy these types of coins.

There will also be occasions when you will find coin shops that buy, sell and deal with coins of a certain metal. As there are some coins that are made from gold, silver and platinum you should see if these coin shops can locate dealers or con collectors who will be able to sell you these coins.

Like I wrote earlier you will also find coin shops on the internet, while they make your life easier in a way, choosing the coins you want from the comfort of your home, keep in mind that you will have no way at looking at the coin and see if you want them in your collection.

Paying big money for low value coins is not the way you want to go. From time to time you may fall victim to coin shops that have very little experience in selling coins. Try to avoid those shops as they will be emptying your pockets.

Look a t things like:

•  Are they reputable
•  Do they have good experience in buying and selling coins
•  Do they sell the type of coins you intend to collect
•  Can they help you locate dealers that will sell you any type of coins you like
•  But most of all look carefully at the shop reputation before making any buying decision.

Happy collecting!