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Best sources for certified low-ball coin inventories?

Ted 1Ted 1 Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 22, 2023 10:27PM in U.S. Coin Forum

New to low-ball collecting, having issues finding a dealer with a decent inventory. I know its a very narrow collecting field, but I've gotten hooked, after collecting banknotes for so many years.
Would there be any dealers you guys could recommend that carry these? Anyone with a solid selection, (as opposed to trolling eBay hoping one will list) More into modern lowballs, e.g. Memorial cents, Post 1964 Washington, Sacagaweas, etc. (with Sacagawea so far I have a VG8, VG10, F12, VF20, VF25, and so on. ) Thank you.

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  • Ted 1Ted 1 Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    Bump

    Tough CA Nationals &
    Lowball Sacagawea Dollars (PO01-VF35)

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certified or raw? That would make a bit of a difference. Regardless, if you are looking for problem-free examples of modern coinage then there isn't much depth to that inventory pool and your best bet would be to check ebay and the Buy, Sell & Trade (BST) board on this site.

    Good luck.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also, you don't need to bump your own thread here. It may get the thread locked pretty quickly.

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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ted 1 said:
    More into modern lowballs, e.g. Memorial cents, Post 1964 Washington, Sacagaweas, etc. (with Sacagawea so far I have a VG8, VG10, F12, VF20, VF25, and so on. ) Thank you.

    Modern lowballs are pretty tough. I don't know that there's a dealer for them.

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a good-faith question for OP:

    What is the charm of "low-ball collecting"? To me, it just seems like spending good money (sometimes at a very significant premium over somewhat higher grades) to buy ugly coins.

    Thanks.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have not heard of a lowball coin dealer. You could post a 'want' note on the BST.... Much like art, such interests are individual preferences.... and not without merit. Cheers, RickO

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The major auction houses have lowballs pass through their auctions on a random basis, but they rarely handle 'moderns'. I suggest looking on eBay for the coins you like and want that are raw and submit yourself.

    For the nice older stuff I have seen them st GreatCollections, Heritage, David Lawrence, StacksBowers, Goldberg and many of the dealers that are on the national circuit will also occasionally have an item or two in their inventory and show up on their websites.

    Good luck in your search, it will not be a quick one.

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