Greysheet - Don't expect to buy the most PQ examples at that price.

February 5, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

While we certainly wont hold it against you for trying to get the best price. 

We wanted to take a moment and explain that our retail coins offered at shows are the cream of the crop...

We pay more for them, and most have already been CAC approved. 

What this means to you is our promise that we will post our best price right on each coin sticker located at the back of the slab. 

Our motto of the coin is remembered long after the price is forgotten rings true...

and if you are still looking for a bargain we also offer at shows a wholesale "blow out" box of coins that we will not sell retail as they dont meet our standards, have been in inventory too long, not something we normally handle, or perhaps a customers ...

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FUN show was F U N T A S T I C

January 8, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

The 2018 FUN show is in our books and will go down as one of the best FUN shows since we started doing them 30+ years ago... almost the perfect storm of both dealers and collectors ready to buy and sell and believe me it feels good to see a strong showing after the past year.

What sold well?  Almost any coin that was top graded, cac stickered, unusual and/or just cool  for us this included several early gold pieces from the 1800's, a fresh 1795 half disme, so called dollars, hobo nickels (OHNS meets during this show), silver bullion and of course many great three cent silvers including some really rare dates... 1863, 1864, 1865, and 1869  but after all that is what we do best!

The first day saw more sales in one day ...

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BitCoin has it Bit the Big One?

December 23, 2017 @ 10:36 PM

Nothing has been more talked about with more passion the past month than BitCoin... Up / Down all around...if Bitcoin the next big scam or is it here to stay.  All we can say is that the motor that drives the engine...or in this case blockchain technology will be a huge benefit in the future to many industries however in our eyes speculation in Bitcoin with the idea of quick profits is never a good thing...so if you want to play be prepared for ups and downs and take it easy...ie dont bet the farm... Now we are off to FUN in Florida... Tampa and look forward to seeing all our friends as we start the new year... for now...wishing all a Happy Holiday season!

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Our Visit To The New Hampshire Coin Show

November 6, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

This past weekend was a double header for Scarsdale Coin as we attended both the New Hampshire Coin Show in Manchester, NH on Thur/Fri/Sat and the Parsippany Coin Show in Parsippany NJ on Sun.

We always enjoy the NH show as it is geared to collectors who crowd the show looking for trash and treasures from the dealers...about 100 dealers set up and the facility of the show is located next to the hotel venue.  Restaurants are awesome and if you have attended these 2x a year show we would strongly urge you to make a trip.

Our NJ appearance was a bit of a disappointment...perhaps the weather or the NY Marathon kept a lot of folks away and while we managed to sell a few coins the overall buzz at this show was off.  This is a monthly ...

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Why is attendance down at Coin Shows?

June 28, 2017 @ 1:47 PM

Recently we attended about a dozen shows in the past 2-3 months either set up at a booth or just walking the floor buying... One thing we noticed is that collectors tend to not be attending shows as frequently as in the past.

Our observation is that the web has made the need for the public to attend a lot less and that shows are not the events that they once were.

If you have a comment or suggestion for various show owners please feel free to post below... 

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Have you seen the new 2017 Frederick Douglass Quarter

April 4, 2017 @ 9:54 AM

For the second time this year, the United States Mint released a coin as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The most recent issue celebrates the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia.

Frederick Douglass quarters, rolls and bags

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Dust settles, 1804 Childs Silver Dollar Hammers For $3,290,000

April 4, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

The rare 1804 silver dollar with Childs pedigree fetched almost $3.3 million dollars in what officials say is a record-breaking coin collection auction.  The dust has settled on this five-part sale of the D. Brent Pogue coin collection that ended Friday netted a total of almost $106.7 million. Friday’s final auction yielded about $21.4 million, including the 1804 dollar, an 1811 half cent that brought $998,750, and a 1793 Liberty Cap cent that sold for $940,000, making it the most valuable circulated cent ever sold.

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Gold 221 lb Coin Worth Over $4.5 Million Stolen From German Museum

March 27, 2017 @ 1:07 PM

Perhaps even more brazen than the infamous theft of a bucket full of gold woth $1.6 million from an armored truck in broad daylight in Midtown Manhattan last September 29, moments ago local German press has reported that thieves broke into Berlin's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.

According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The three-centimeter (1.18-inch) thick coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches), has a face value of $1 million. By weight alone, however, it would be worth almost $4.5 million at market prices.

The Bode Museum, located ...

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Launch 1/10th oz Silver Three Cent Piece Baltimore Coin Show

March 27, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

We at Scarsdale Coin are very happy to launch a new 1/10 oz silver replica three cent piece.  We have already been taking orders from our website and will have the launch of these popular pieces available at the Baltimore Coin Show.  

Hope to show you them there!

 

Jon

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Buying Coins versus acquiring the right coins for a great collection!

March 24, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

There's a big difference between buying coins and collecting coins. Buying coins is more of a random activity based on likes, preferences or attractions at any given moment, while collecting coins is more of a purposeful directed long term commitment. In both cases, you buy what you like, but if your goal is to collect coins and do it right, you have to master two additional skills. The first is being able to effectively research, evaluate and decide whether or not to buy whatever works of coins attract you. The second is being able to choose each individual work in such a way as to form a meaningful grouping aka a collection.

 

If you're like most people, you know how to buy coins on a piece-by-piece basis, but may not be ...

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