I'd like to buy an ancient, byzantine or early middle ages gold coin as a gift for someone who likes ancient civilization and the idea of having a gold coin. Neither of us know anything about buying gold or coins or ancient things. I'd like advice on how to make this purchase without being taken for a ride. [more inside]
My elderly father has spent all of his savings in recent months – around $200,000 – buying expensive coins. Most are gold, some are silver and platinum. Some are bullion; most are old and "rare." His collection was fun and interesting for a while, but now it has become a source of stress to him. He has no money left in the bank, and has decided he doesn’t want to keep the coins. It looks like Dad was skillfully played by slick sales reps, but I haven’t seen evidence yet that he has been defrauded. He has asked me to sell the coins for him. What’s the best way to sell a bunch of expensive coins? [more inside]
A relative reently died and left me a bunch of gold coins. Some "real" coins (minted by governments) and a bunch of Franklin Mint specimens. I can find lots of plaecs that tell me the price if I can want to buy them, but nowhere to find out what they are worth to sell. Can someone recommend a reputable dealer in the Toronto area where I can take tham?
Is coin collecting a rational approach to investing in metals? Is coin collecting the funnest way to invest in metals? [more inside]
My wife has some gold coins (South African Gold Krugerrand Coins - One Ounce) left to her by her grandparents and is looking to sell them. We live in East TN (Knoxville area). Any luck selling Krugerands in TN or online? [more inside]
How can I determine whether I have a valuable coin identical to this but unfortunately set as a medallion, or whether I just have a cheap medallion? [more inside]
What's the best way to buy tangible gold and/or silver? [more inside]