"Life is too short to buy ugly coins."
March 19, 2018. Spring is on the way! Sorry you busted your bracket! We have reduced the price of the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets. We are slowly listing more and more beautifully toned Lincoln cents and many other coins (including some brilliant ones) on our site. (Click Rainbow-Toned Rarities in the menu bar to the left to get an idea.) If you are Lincoln cent aficionados and experts as we are, you know that oftentimes Brown examples grade-for-grade at PCGS are more elusive than Red coins, yet can be had for a fraction of the price! Finding them is the hard part! Please take a good look around, send us your want lists, and Bookmark this page!
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VDB Gets CAC'd. We have recently gotten approval as a CAC submission center so we will be sending many of our current coins off as time allows. Most of our coins have NOT been to CAC, marking an opportunity for you to buy NOW coins that we consider high-end or solid for the grade (which is what the CAC green bean means).
Selling Quickly! We were lucky enough (no, that's not a strong enough word; we were extremely fortunate) to be able to buy an original hoard of gorgeously toned, completely original Mexico Cap and Rays 8 Reales (and a pair of 1 Pesos) from various mints over the years from 1839 to 1901. The standard reference to the series is (highly recommended!) Mike Dunigan and J.B. Parker's Resplandores: Cap and Rays 8 Reales of the Republic of Mexico 1823–1897. All of these are low-pop PCGS-certified coins with TrueView images. These are simply coins of a quality you don't see every day -- or even every year! Hopefully, potential buyers will enjoy reading about (and owning) these wonderful coins as much as I enjoyed writing about them.
Another Hoard on the Way! We are pretty sure we'll be able to acquire some Mexico 4 Reales, 2 Reales, and 1 Real coins in the same stunning quality as the 8 Reales. Stay tuned!
Trade Show Calendar
Nov 2, 3 and 4, 2018. Tennessee State Numismatic Society Fall Show, Camp Jordan Arena, I-75 Exit 1, Chattanooga, TN. Fri. Nov 2 10 am–6 pm, Sat. Nov 3 10 am–6 pm, Sun. Nov 4 10 am–3 pm. Very large show, 200+ dealers. One of the best regional shows in the South. We will be at Booth 316, please come by and shop and say hi! Please remember when we are at a show we cannot fill orders as quickly; at other times, we ship the next business day after funds clear.
Feb. 1–2, 2019. Smoky Mountain-Ft Loudon Coin Show. Rothchild Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37923. About 50 tables, a great regional show with much higher-quality material than you might think and several nationally known dealers buying and selling.
World-Record Kennedy Half Price. We were privileged to auction the most valuable segment of our #1 PCGS Registry Set of Kennedy halves through Heritage Auctions' September 2016 Long Beach Signature sale. This amazing sale saw our 1964 SMS Kennedy half, MS67 PCGS, sell for a world-record price of $47,000 including Buyer's Premium.
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No Orders Accepted From Minnesota. Due to the Minnesota state law regarding "bullion coins" (a definition that is absurdly broad makes nearly any silver, gold, or platinum coin fall under it), we must refuse any orders received from Minnesota residents. Click for more info.
Virginia Sales Tax. The Commonwealth recently exempted sales tax for "bullion purchases" totaling over $1,000. This defines such purchases as: refined to at least 90% gold, silver, or platinum; varying with the price of the underlying metal and not on rarity, condition, age, or other external factor; and selling for a price not exceeding 120% of the precious metal value. Otherwise, we charge Virginia residents 5.3% sales tax unless they provide us their resale number.
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We are ALWAYS interested in buying and selling the extremely rare 1964 SMS coins! In the last few years we have bought and sold more complete sets and single pieces than any other U.S. dealer.
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