Whether you’re new to the field of coins and bullion or are a grizzled veteran, we hope that you’ll benefit from reading this article on what you need to know when you sell coins in Atlanta.
The first step is to identify the coins in your coin collection. Are you selling old, rare, gold, silver, platinum, or foreign coins or strictly gold, silver, and platinum bullion? Not all coin dealers in Atlanta deal in all types of coins and bullion, so it’s important to know ahead of time what you’re selling to target the right type of coin buyer.
Once you’ve identified the coins, your next step is to determine whether you’d like to sell your coins to an Atlanta coin dealer or sell the coins online. Most of your more established and competitive coin dealers are going to be in the metro Atlanta area, so if you’re outside of the metro area or out of state, selling your coins online might be a better option than settling for substantially less from a local coin or bullion dealer.
Assuming that you’re in the metro Atlanta area, you can begin your search of local coin buyers. Is the coin dealer a member of and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau? Are they committed to continued learning and do they adhere to the strict criteria of third party coin associations, such as the American Numismatic Association? How have they treated their previous customers? Reviews on the coin dealer’s website and through social media sites, such as Kudzu, Yelp, Google Places and Yahoo Places are all good sources of information.
Once you’ve identified a coin dealer in Atlanta that purchases the type of coins that you have available for sale, and that appears to be reputable, based on the above criteria, the next step is to obtain a quote or coin appraisal. Very few coin buyers are willing to share their rates online, as competition can be fierce in the coin industry, but typically those that do tend to offer the highest prices. If they don’t post their live buying rates online, a simple phone call should provide you with the information that you’re looking for. If the coin dealer is unwilling to share their buying prices with you over the phone, you’re best looking elsewhere.
Another question that you should have answered before you sell coins in Atlanta is whether or not the coin dealer is going to be able to dedicate the time that is necessary to properly evaluate your coin collection. Coin dealers that are willing to schedule appointments with you so that you have their undivided time and attention are typically businesses that place a high level of importance on customer service. Without an appointment, you may find yourself being rushed out the door if you’re one of many customers that happen to be in their place of business at the same time.
On a related note, what type of hours does the coin dealer hold? Are they only open Monday – Friday during regular business hours (typically when you’re also at work), or do they attempt to accommodate your busy schedule by making themselves available in the evenings and the weekends? Coin dealers that go out of their way to provide a coin appraisal when it’s convenient for you tend to have more of a desire to serve their customers than those that hold standard hours.
In summary, when it comes time to sell coins in Atlanta, it’s best to first identify the type of coins in your collection, determine if you’re going to sell locally or online, locate reputable coin dealers, obtain competitive price quotes, see a coin dealer on an appointment only basis, and do business with someone who is willing to accommodate your busy schedule. We hope that you found this article to be informative and wish you well with the sale of your coin collection.