Do regular coin dealers buy Ancient coins?
I have a question and I was hoping someone could answer it.
Do coin dealers usually buy ancient coins?
I am guessing not many dealers are experts in ancients but I have three NGC slabbed ancient coins that I want to sell to free up my budget for a coin I’m looking at and I was hoping that the NGC slabs would be enough for a dealer to feel comfortable making an offer on the coins.
It’s true NGC does not guarantee the authenticity of ancient coins but at the same time they do have their experts look it over before slabbing and they certainly won’t slab a coin they don’t believe to be genuine so even though the NGC slab may not guarantee it’s authentic it does mean that an expert at NGC has examined them closely and believes they are genuine. Which to me seems better than nothing.
I also have the receipts from Heritage Auctions where I bought the coins I am looking to sell and I’m guessing that HA experts also looked over the coins and also believed them to be authentic. Afterall HA did sell them as authentic ancient coins not as copies or counterfeits. So I’m hoping that the fact that both NGC and HA had independent experts examine the coins I am trying to sell and both believed them to be genuine would be enough evidence of authenticity for a dealer to make an offer without worrying about them being counterfeits or reproductions even if the dealer himself/herself isn’t an ancient coin expert.
Anyway sorry for the long winded question I’m just wondering if it’s worth taking these 3 coins I’m looking to sell into some local dealers but I don’t want to do that if regular dealers usually don’t buy ancient coins.
If anyone can let me know your experience in whether or not dealers buy coins I would greatly appreciate it.