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Coin Collecting Auctions: Are They Really Worth It?

Coin auction or bidding comes in handy if you are a coin collector intending to buy or sell coins. You can obtain coins of remarkable worth in the best possible manner through coin auctions. The primary source for procuring rare coins is a coin auction. This is because majority of the rare coin collectors sell off their treasure to the highest bidder. Both the bidder and the seller, in a coin auction, need to adhere to a number of rules and regulations, which is quite unlike the typical way of selling and buying coins. Coin collecting auctions are basically of 3 types, which are as follows:

1. Auctioning with the help of mail bidding:

The seller advertises and publishes coin auctions by using the mail, in this type of auction. Those who wish to participate in the auction but cannot personally attend the event will find it to be extremely advantageous. In most cases the seller uses his mailing list to send catalogs containing the pictures and descriptions of the item(s) on sale. Sometimes the starting bid amount and other relevant information are included in it. The brochures or catalogs and the seller’s mailing list are dispatched to potential bidders and previous customers.

2. Auctions through phone:

As the name suggests, phones are used to conduct this type of auction. Rules and regulations must be adhered to, as is the case with mail bidding. The item goes to the highest bidder/winner once he is identified. There are instances when prospective customers request the seller to disclose an approximate selling price. But as a rule, previous bids are again not disclosed.

3. Coin auctions online:

Online auction owes its popularity to the fact that bidders are able to check out the coins visually while bidding for a particular coin. Since the seller can contact the bidder instantly for important information, there is greater interaction between the buyer and the seller. However internet auction has its shortcoming as well. A coin collector can be deceived into believing that he is bidding for exactly the same item that he gets to see on the screen.

If you follow these, you can easily obtain the best coins available in the market. To conclude with a precaution, don’t go overboard on your biddin

About The Author

Mohammed Shomam is involved with an online coin collecting project that informs and educates the coin collecting enthusiast through well-written articles. Discover how to make the most out of your valuable coin collecting hobby! http://www.coincollectingtips.com.

Date Posted: May 17, 2007

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