When is the perfect time to sell coins?
The answer to that question is… it depends.
I think for most the adage, “buy low, sell high” applies here.
It’s crazy but a lot of people get panicked when the spot prices are going down and sell their coins when prices are depressed. Don’t we all wish we could predict the lows and highs in the precious metals markets? If you pay attention to the price fluctuations over time, you’ll get a pretty good feel for when prices are high or low. Try not to sell when prices are low… instead that should be the time you’re adding to your stack.
For a lot of preppers, they don’t see any time as a good time to sell their coins… at least in times of reasonable economic stability. They are holding their coins in preparation of an economic collapse and will sell their coins – or barter – to obtain necessary supplies when fiat currency has collapsed.
This may be a dumb question if asked of a coin collector, however, timing really does make a difference. There are times when a collector wakes up in the morning and suddenly makes a decision to sell his precious collection of coins. There are also times that a collector needs to give up his coin collections due for personal reasons. No matter what the reasons are, it is a fact that this does occur in the life of a coin collector.
There are many reasons why coin collectors sell their coins – there are coin collectors who are dealers as well. Selling coins is their business and they may use it to generate income so that they can acquire other coins that they like.
Some collectors travel in search of a coin they want and during that travel, they may encounter coins that may not be qualified for their own collection but they buy them anyway. Upon returning home, they sell the coins they have purchased and make use of the money to buy the coins they are looking for.
There are also coin collectors who gather coins not just as their hobbies; these coin collectors use the coins as their source of income. They make a living from selling the coins that they collect. Sometimes they sell the coins to other collectors and price them higher than the usual price of the coins and this is appropriate if the collector owns limited edition or rare coins.
On the other hand, some collectors sell their coins because of other factors. They may sell coins because of personal reasons. Collectors sometimes decide to “give away” their collection because they no longer have any option but sell their coins. This is the most difficult situation for coin collectors as they often value their coins and as much as possible would not want to give them away – the coins may be memorabilia or may have sentimental value to the collector.
Once a collector has decided to sell his coins, he must consider if it is really the right time to sell the coins. Is the collector ready to give away his coins? Is the coin at higher price now? Will it do well and will he benefit from selling his coins? These factors should always be considered.
There are other options available to determine where a coin collector could sell his coins. He may want to sell the coins at auctions. Many people now prefer the option of putting their belongings up for auction and this is not limited to coin collections.
There is also a higher chance of having the coin sold at a higher price since auctions include bidding processes. Buyers may bid for a higher price especially if the coin being sold is of rare quality and has a higher value.
A collector may also want to put up a website to advertise the coins that he would like to sell. The Internet is the easiest way for collectors to search for coins. In addition, putting the coin on the Internet will make the selling an easier task. The collector may put up his own website and place the pictures of his coins and some brief descriptions on it. He should also note how much he is willing sell them for.
There are other options too: the seller may want to do a dealer-to-dealer negotiation. He can go directly to coin dealers and sell his coins. The dealers then can sell the coins that they purchased to other dealers.
It is important to compare prices between one dealer and another as there is always a chance that one dealer may buy the coins at a higher price than other dealer. It is wise to shop for dealers and then decide which you one you want to deal with.
It is also recommended that collectors who decide to sell their coins use a coin grading service. It is very important so that the seller not end up a loser when he sells his coins. By using a grading service, the seller will be able to set a price that is based on the assessment made by the grading service who will determine the actual value of the coins.
Most importantly, coin collector should not clean their coins once they have decided to sell them. If they do, the value of the coins will depreciate.
So, the perfect time to sell your coins is when your circumstances call for it.