Although we deal primarily in Bust and Seated silver coins, we often also have some interesting and hard-to-find coins in other areas:
Nickels - - We carry more of the abraded die variety Buffalo nickels than anyone else. The 1937-D 3-leg nickel is the most famous abraded die (caused by die polishing) Buffalo nickel. But there are other abraded die variety Buffalo nickels, many of which are far rarer than the 1937-D 3-leg. Those include the 3 1/2 leg varieties of 1913 Type 1, 1916-D, 1917-D, 1926-D, 1927-D and 1936-D, plus 33 different 2-feather varieties, over 20 no F varieties, and several 2 1/2 feather varieties. Our Books page has the best reference book on these nickels, Buffalo Nickels - The Abraded Die Varieties by Ron Pope. When we can find them, we also carry the rare 1877 thru 1880 Shield nickels.
2c, 3c and 20c Pieces - - These obsolete denominations are underappreciated in today's market, which could be an opportunity for the astute collector. Silver three cent pieces are often called "trimes" which makes me believe that nickel three cent pieces should be called "trickels". We try to carry rare dates and varieties that had appx. 5,000 or fewer coins minted, such as the 1873 2c piece, the 1852 over inverted date and the 1863 - 1873 trimes, the 1877, 1878 and 1884 - 1887 trickels and the 1877 and 1878 20c pieces. Many of these coins can be obtained for $1,000 to $5,000 and we believe that this is a good value for 19th century coins with such a low original mintage.
Other 10c thru $1 - - we do offer and have offered 1893/2 Barber dimes, the three rarest Barber quarters, rare Barber halves, Bust dollars, Mercury and Roosevelt dime varieties and Washington quarter varieties.
Half Cents and Cents - - we have offered a 1796 half cent, 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, and nicely toned Matte Proof Lincoln cents.
Commemoratives - - we offer only those classic commems with outstanding eye appeal.
Gold Coins - - we occasionally have rare gold coins, such as these coins we have sold: an 1861-S Paquet reverse double eagle, a 1907 High Relief double eagle, an 1873 Closed 3 $3 Gold piece, and an 1808/7 half eagle.
Books - - we carry certain books that cover our specialty areas of Bust and Seated coinage. Many of these books are out of print and hard to find, so we offer this as a service to our customers.