is a site started by a coin collector and part-time dealer for coin collectors.
It's that simple. No trying to sell you overgraded and over priced
coins here. Simply a site that will build itself into a useful numismatic
information repository with your help.
We have nothing against honest and ethical
dealers (and may, in fact recommend particularly notable ones). But
we abhor those who clean coins without full disclosure or otherwise mislead
the uneducated purchaser.
We are advocates of what is known as
"technical" grading standards. "Market" grading is nothing more than
pushing for the maximum grade the market will bear at a particular time and
simply means the grade of your properly cared for coins will change
over time. A technical grade does not change over time.
For questions or comments, please
W. Edwards, Director,