Now that the summer is over, vacations are done, and we are getting well into the fall season, coins are back in the minds of collectors. This is true for the numismatic hobby at large, as well as for error coin collectors.
Coin collecting always picks up appreciably beginning in the fall and going on through winter and into spring. We’ve noticed the change here at Sullivan Numismatics, with an increase in orders in the last month, and with orders by a wider array of customers, many of which had been buying few if any coins in the last several months. We’ve actually been selling far more error coins than we’ve been able to buy, and are working hard to find high quality errors to replace what has sold.
There are many great coin shows coming in the next 6 months, as well as major auctions, and just an increase in activity in the hobby, which is always fun. We will be busy buying all the coins we can from our sources, collectors, dealers, coin shows and wherever we can dig them up. In fact we are currently heading to the Baltimore Whitman coin show held this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s one of the very best shows of the year, with hundreds of dealers and usually with a good number of error coins showing up for us to buy, so we are hoping to pick up some fresh inventory for our customers.
Selling mint errors at this and other coin shows is generally weak due to the small number of error collectors in attendance, and if we had to make our money off coin shows, we’d quickly go broke! However, despite that, we do bring along as nice a selection of errors as we can stuff in our 5 exhibit cases at the show. Finding the right balance of less expensive errors in addition to higher end pieces means we have something for just about everyone, and it gives beginning as well as advanced collectors a good buying opportunity.
We look forward to working with all of you our customers, and if you have anything special you are looking for, be sure and send us your want list since customers with want lists on file get first shot at fresh inventory. Being on our email alert list also gives you first shot at fresh inventory, so sign up if you’d like to be alerted when fresh inventory is listed (you’ll receive an email about every 2-4 weeks.) Also, feel free to contact us if you have questions or need help with your error collection.