World coin list 131 TOMORROW
World coin price list #131 will be posted TOMORROW, Thursday, at 11 AM Eastern time at www.fsrcoin.com/131.htm
It has been a while, to accumulate enough interesting new material. Forgive my grousing about today’s coin environment. So different from my ‘70s & 80s when one could really BUY so much cool stuff. From auctions like Jess Peters, NASCA, Coin Galleries, Dale Seppa, etc, with good but inexpensive single coins and juicy group lots. And no fershlugginer slabs. And less competition from wise guys. My record was getting 631 lots from one NASCA auction! Mostly just a few dollars each. Tied with 631 from one Seppa sale! That’s how I mostly built my collections, like the Canadian I sold recently on my lists.
Now if I get TWO coins from an auction it feels like hitting the jackpot. I receive these huge fat catalogs from, like, Heritage, and there’s NOTHING TO BUY in them. All that fancy overgraded and overpriced slabbed stuff. A lot of the less expensive "meat-and-potatoes” coins have moved to eBay, but good luck trying to buy there anything reasonably graded and priced. It's searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack, among thousands of junk listings.
And of course there also used to be a whole lot of guys sending out pricelists like mine. Remember Haag, DAP, Dorego, Reed, Limarc, etc? I bought so many coins that way too.
I think I belong in a museum.
Frank S. Robinson