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Quality Bullion Dealer?

Has anyone picked up a new raw coin like an American Silver Eagle or even a foreign coin for that matter to add to a grading submission? I'd like to get an idea who delivers the highest quality new bullion coins. When I first started collecting a year and half back I tried Texas Precious Metals. I received a scratched coin in a cracked plastic flip, a coin with a fingerprint on it and again in a cracked plastic flip, and a scratched silver bar. I don't trust them enough to ever try them again. Plus it seems they never have inventory. I am aware of APMEX and ModernCoinMart where I have purchased a couple of graded PCGS and NGC coins. Then I know of Hero Bullion, JD Bullion, JM Bullion and Gov Mint but never tried them. Who has had great or lousy experience and can recommend one of these for delivering consistent quality.


  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 603 ✭✭✭

    I have dealt with MCM and others but Like Pinehurst for their Quality and Fast service very nice to Deal with, only saying no connection with company, the website is user friendly

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2021 9:46AM

    Ase’s in 69 are available all day and night on eBay for less than the cost of grading and the coin. $40 and up to $60. You can get some first day of issues that are only available from the big sellers, yes they carry a premium over first strike. Do a search for certified ase’s most years available. I have noticed that the quality of the collector ase’s with a mint mark has gone down so in my opinion buy the roll edition already graded. If say ,1 in 10 collector ase have problems (I believe it’s more like 3 of 10.) and they are handled differently, then dumping 20 at a time in a tube , stacked in a box of 500 is not going to help the quality. Good luck and I hope you figure it out 👍🏼

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  • I like Liberty Coin because they don't have three different prices for everything (cash, crypto and CC) like some of the places you mentioned. Since they're nice enough not to rob me for using a credit card, I buy directly off their website instead of ebay. Costs me the same and saves them some fees I figure.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why even worry about getting the few coins you have certified? why not just enjoy them as they are?

    If in the future you do eventually find more items at local coin shows, etc.... then perhaps you will have enough to meet any minimum amounts needed for a promo, etc.

    ----- kj
  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s not a bad idea. They are making some good “do it yourself slabs”. I have used different ones. Just check the quality and perhaps that will hold you over. I forgot how well they work and reasonable price. 😉

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • mavs2583mavs2583 Posts: 199 ✭✭✭✭

    As was stated before, with newer bullion it's usually not worth the trouble and cost to do it yourself. Unless you feel confident you have a rare variety or can profit on a MS70 that you believe you have, you might want to consider buying them already slabbed.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recommend you peruse the BST here.... You could also buy directly from the U.S. Mint.... Enroll for the ASE issue and there is no hassle calling like there is for special issues. Cheers, RickO

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