If you have an inherited collection of coins, you could be on your way to success. The financial situations today does not give us the luxury of setting aside anything of value. This is the time to look through your treasure chest to find out what you can get out of your old coins. Coins are one of the few ways to earn easy money. It is important to take a step by step process while selling your coins.
Count in the reward program. Some dealers will give you reward points and allow you to redeem them after certain time. Coin club even give $5 worth silver for every $100 dollars spend on their store.
In passing, Roman soldiers were always male, had to sign up for 25 years and received a wage, a bonus and a pension. On the downside, they had to pay for their own food and contribute towards the horses and weapons.
Damaged 1-oz Gold Maple Leafs are such a problem that one important secondary market maker stopped dealing in the challenge coin design for a while. The head trader said he did not have time to discuss with buyers and sellers the conditions of the coins. Further, he said his staff did not have time to inspect each coin and classify it as to the amount of damage. It is commonplace for sellers to say the coins are in “perfect condition.” Yet when Gold Maple Leafs arrive, they often are badly scratched or rim nicked.
The secondary dealer returned to trading Gold Maple Leafs but buys all them only at prices that enable him to profitably melt the coins if they are really beat up. As noted, because of the problem with secondary market Gold Maple Leafs, the Royal Canadian Mint has to price Gold Maple Leafs below Gold Eagles to entice investors to take Gold Maple Leafs in the U.S. market.
When you start getting in to the more difficult-to-find coins, few can be obtained for under $500. For moderately rare silver coins, a good lower end budget is $500 per coin.
Having said all that, China now produces counterfeit certified coins that really look original. With NGC, you can go to their website and type in the numbers under the bar code and the coin they graded will appear. With PCGS, you have to resubmit and pay to have them tell you if the coin is really theirs or not.
The nice thing about the low price of ancient Roman coins is that they are very affordable. They are items of interest and conversation, so you should get one or two for your collection and they make a great gift for anyone interested in the Roman era.