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First Time Consignors: Consigning Raw Coins to GreatCollections

Ian Russell on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 08:25:50 AM
If you are considering consigning your raw/uncertified coins to GreatCollections and you have not consigned with us previously, please note:

1.  If you are not 100% certain about what your raw/uncertified coins are worth, please use our Coin Estimate Request service before sending your consignment to GreatCollections.  We will review your images/list and respond with our recommendations and whether they are suitable for our auctions.

2.  It generally only makes sense to consign grade coins worth $40-$50 or more, since it costs $10/$12 to grade the coins plus our minimum $3 listing fee.  For raw/uncertified coins less than this, we do not recommend that you consign these coins to GreatCollections.

3.  Circulated coinage, i.e. coins found in change, collected on worldwide vacations and so forth, are generally not worthwhile to consign, since the grading cost will far exceed what the coins will sell for.

4.  There has been much publicity about 1943/1944 Lincoln Cents being worth $50,000 or more.  The vast majority (99.9999+%) of 1943/1944 Lincoln Cents are worth 2c or 3c each.  They are not suitable for our auctions.  If you believe you have the extremely scarce off-metal errors, please have them graded directly at PCGS, NGC or ANACS and after grading, use our Coin Estimate Request.  We recommend you research these 1943/1944 Lincolns before sending to a grading service.

5.  All raw/uncertified coins consigned with GreatCollections will be graded prior to listing in auction, with all grading costs billed to the consignor (at our discounted rates).

6.  We do not currently accept raw/uncertified coins to be sold raw/uncertified (without grading) in our auctions.  

If you have any questions about consigning raw coins, please call us at 1-800-442-6467, e-mail [email protected] or use our Coin Estimate Request, where you can upload images for us to review.


Ian Russell
GreatCollections Coin Auctions