Coin collecting has been a hobby for many decades, and an intrinsic part of that hobby is buying and selling coin. Selling coin that doesn’t fit your collection or which has become undesirable in the scheme of your collection is a common place occurrence. There are many places in which selling coin is an accepted part of doing business. Coin shops around the world make their profits from buying and selling coin. There are travelling coin shows where participants and locals engage in the practice of selling coin and where selling coin is the driving force of the event. Many banks also participate in selling coin to hobbyists who are looking for hidden gems in the numismatic world and, in a recently developed trend, the internet provides hobbyists and enthusiasts with many brokers and retailers who have honed the practice of selling coin into a veritable art form. In fact, there really isn’t any difficulty these days in finding a person whose business is in selling coin in most cities and small towns around the world.
When the hobbyist is in the market for selling coin, there are a few things he or she should remember. Selling coin can sometimes be a difficult task. If the coin is one that is less desirable, from a collecting standpoint, then it could be downright impossible. Most coins that find an easy and open market are those that are made up of precious metal, such as silver, gold or platinum. Also, key dates or better date coins find an eager market as well. People will always find a buyer when selling coin that is considered a key date, meaning very low mintage, or better date, which could mean slightly higher mintage than a key date. Also, selling coin in the modern state of coin collecting means that one would have to have higher end coins to have an easy selling coin experience as the state of the market has diminished in the recent decades.
The most important thing to remember when selling coin is to find a trusted buyer who works in a secure environment. This will make the transaction associated with selling coin much more streamlined and less stressful.