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1798 $5.00 DRAPED BUST GOLD, PCGS AU-53
1934 $5000 AND 1934 $10000, RARE CERTIFIED PAIR
1787 FUGIO CENT, STATES UNTIED, CINQ, PCGS MS-64 RB
1950 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR, PCGS PR-67
1852-O $20.00 LIBERTY GOLD TY 1, PCGS AU-58
1893-CC MORGAN DOLLAR, NGC MS-60
1892-O MORGAN DOLLAR, PCGS MS-65
1900 MORGAN DOLLAR, PCGS PR-64
1861 $3.00 GOLD, PCGS AU-58
1874 $20.00 LIBERTY GOLD, PCGS MS-61
1861-S $20.00 LIBERTY GOLD, PCGS AU-55, CAC APPROVED
1896-S MORGAN DOLLAR, PCGS MS-64
1838-O LIBERTY SEATED DIME, PCGS MS-62
1847 $2.50 LIBERTY GOLD, BASS, NGC MS-60

Lazy Days of Summer are Upon Us


July 12, 2017- We knew eventually summer would get lazy, and perhaps more telling for our business, coin dealers have gotten lazy. The electronic trading networks that are typically abuzz with business have gone quiet. So too have the phones. Dealer activity has gone from brisk to the slow pace that we are more accustomed to for this time of year. Quite honestly, we expected this slow-down sooner. June, which typically is a very slow month, was unbelievably active. We are not complaining about market conditions, rather we are just reporting what we have observed.

Fortunately, the retail side of the coin market has not gone into a the same cyclical hibernation. Monday and Tuesday accounted for just under one hundred parcels shipping from our office. Although cheaper coins seem to be the order of the day, there have been a few more significant coins mixed in, as well. We are encouraged to see that collectors are not taking a total summer hiatus from the marketplace, although their spending habits have expectably slowed down. As long as the activity level maintains until The A.N.A. World's Fair of Money later this month, this summer should go down in the books as solid.

Speaking of the A.N.A., this quintessential event is rapidly approaching. The guys are looking forward to Denver with great anticipation, and justifiably so when considering the good overall coin market environment evident most of this year. Rob, Robbie and their road associate, Miguel Lopez, will all be manning The Reeded Edge's table #414, prominently located in the front, left-center of the bourse hall in the downtown Denver Convention Center. Just look for the BUYING, BUYING, BUYING sign which has become the visible trademark of our coin show table locations. The guys will also be set up at the official A.N.A. Pre-Show taking place in the same hall on Monday, one day before the main event. To make things even easier, their table at the pre-show will be at the very front entrance. With all attention focused on these upcoming venues, it is easy to overlook a very important local show taking place the week before, The Annandale Coin Show located at The Ernst Community Cultural Center on the campus of The Northern Virginia Community College, on Route 236, Little River Turnpike one mile outside of the I-495 Capital Beltway. This popular venue is always well attended by dealers and collectors indigenous to the Baltimore-Washington and surrounding areas. The Reeded Edge's new table location will be right inside of the front entrance on the left-hand wall. We will have many new and exciting certified coins in tow. For those of you planning on attending Denver the following week, Annandale will serve as a first-shot opportunity at our many of the coins that we have been putting back for the A.N.A. Because of it's proximity to D.C. and Baltimore (both collector hot-beds), this show is both well attended and active. We expect good things at Annandale, and are seldom, if ever,disappointed!

As always, The Reeded Edge remains focused on BUYING. We continue to seek out all worthwhile numismatic material. If you have any fresh or interesting coins for sale, please call our home office @ 301-724-0400, Robbie's cell @ 301-876-1332, or Rob's cell @ 240-422-0118. The guys love fresh material and our aggressive offers will ALWAYS reflect that!



Highlight New Purchases

(Featured Coins & Currency Added to Inventory Within the Last 30 Days - as of July 12, 2017)

 

 

We do NOT protect the guilty!

June 13, 2017 - This goes out to the few of you that think it's OK to abscond with our coins, money or both. NEWS FLASH - This is called stealing, and will not be tolerated. We want to let our position on this type of activity be known. First, we will prosecute you to the full extent of the law. Second, we will NOT protect your identity. We believe that if you steal from us, you will probably also steal from one of our fellow dealers (or worse yet, one of our customers). A thief is a thief!

This warning was posted for 30 days, giving the guilty parties a chance to resolve their obligations and do the right thing. Now, their name(s) will be displayed publicly, and we will take any and every legal recourse available to us. Fortunately, there aren't many of you out there; here is the short list:

Individual #1 - Edwin Allen Owen; aka "Doc" Owen (to the best of our knowledge, not an actual doctor), DOB: 11/04/1953, SSN: 556-70-2774; currently residing at 8740 Tuscany Ave. Apt 210, Playa Del Ray, CA 90293-8655. We currently have judgments against Owen in Maryland, Arizona and California. Owen owes us approximately $50,000.00 for an 1815/2 Half Dollar, NGC MS-64 and a 1900 Morgan Dollar, NGC PR-66 CAMEO *, both of which he absconded with in 2011 and never paid for.

Individual #2 - Matthew G. Rhodes, DOB: May 13, 1967; currently residing at 24118 Woodway Terrace, Beachwood, OH 44122 w/ a mailing address of 1284 SOM Center Rd. Box 163, Cleveland, OH 44124. Rhodes absconded with an 1859-O Liberty Seated Dollar, PCGS MS-61 valued at approximately $1800.00 on November 21, 2016. We have filed a complaint with The American Numismatic Association, of which Rhodes is currently a member. Rhodes had previously been expelled from The American Philatelic Society for failure to return or pay for stamps valued in excess of $28,000.00. Our next step(s) will be to seek possible criminal and/or civil litigation to recover our property.

Our Thoughts on Reselling Auction Coins

  

April 13, 2017 - We wanted to take a moment to discuss a very important part of our business plan. In the coin business, we are judged by our peers in a number of different areas including the diversity and scope of our inventory, our expertise in the field of numismatics, and perhaps most importantly our integrity and honesty. For these reasons and others, we have made the commitment to never knowingly re-sell coins sourced from public auctions. There are some very important reasons for this, all inter-related to the above referenced public perception. For starts, we like to believe that our 30+ years in business has established a foundation, or as we prefer to call it, a feeder network, a nucleus of fellow numismatists who have become our supply chain. These proprietary sources are the result of hard work and dedication in forging lasting relationships. In our estimations, our customers are not only paying us for our coins but also our knowledge and insight. It is hard for us to justify merely acting as an agent, farming coins from auction and moving them to a retail environment. Everybody has access to numismatic auctions. They are online and well exposed. If you have a smart phone, tablet or computer these days, you have a direct path to the auction venue. Consequently, almost anybody and everybody has the ability to purchase coins from auction if they so desire. There is nothing exclusive about it, and more importantly, the role of a professional numismatist in the process is often not necessary. Sure, sourcing coins from private parties is a far greater challenge. But, when it is time to sell your coins, which scenario would you rather have: a collection of coins fresh out of the woodwork, or coins which have auction history with associated published prices realized and a ceiling to what they potentially could be worth? Again, when you purchase a coin from The Reeded Edge, you are purchasing more than just the coin. Along with it, comes the peace of mind that your acquisition is fresh to the market, and more than likely resurrected from a collector much like yourself. Fortunately, there are still enough coins in private hands to make this a viable approach for us. We know that there are some collectors, and even more dealers, that take exception to this approach; but it has worked for us and allowed us to garner a loyal and growing customer base. We think it works for them, as well!

Discount Coupons on the Webstore

 

April 13, 2017 - Recently, The Reeded Edge suspended the use of 10% off coupons in lieu of a system of net pricing. Through the feedback of our customers, we found that most people preferred  discounts to be everyday rather than exclusionary. Consequently, we lowered prices throughout the store and did away with the coupons. We did not anticipate the fallout from the customers still holding 10% coupons which were no longer valid. As a compromise, we will continue to honor these coupons and apply a 5% discount rather than no discount at all. Simply enter your existing code at checkout and your discount should apply. The net result is that you will be buying coins cheaper than ever. The Reeded Edge has always prided ourselves on offering great coins at fair prices. Our new pricing structure should definitely reinforce this concept. PLEASE NOTE: If you have any problems applying discount coupons, either call our office @ 301-724-0400 and talk to our IT Manager, Ray Hunt, or e-mail Ray directly, ray@reedededge.com.

 

Important News for all of our Customers Who Sell on eBay

Feb 28, 2017 - eBay sent a notification to all sellers today of a fee increase effective May 1, 2017. This is a significant increase amounting to almost 10% for top-rated sellers, and approximately 4% for all others. In addition, coins and currency which are presently charged a 6% final value fee for fixed-price listings, will increase to a 6.15% final value fee. To get a complete explanation of these additional fees and increases, please click HERE. We urge everyone who sells on eBay to voice their displeasure at these increases. The more people that CALL or write in to eBay, the more apt eBay may be to change this new policy. We can not over-emphasize how important it is for your voice to be heard!


The Reeded Edge Launches our 6th Annual Toys for Kids Christmas Celebration with The Salvation Army

 

December 12, 2016 - Success can be measured a number of different ways. Thirty years ago when The Reeded Edge was conceived, the challenge was to pay the bills and derive an income. Fortunately, hard work really does pay off. Things are quite different for us today, and we now are in a position each year to help those in our community that are less fortunate. Six years ago, we teamed up with our local branch of the Salvation Army to provide toys for children during the holidays. This has turned into a tradition for us, with everybody in the company participating at some level. For us, this is one of our highlights of the holiday season. There is nothing more gratifying than watching 50 children open presents and embrace the spirit of the holidays. We hope that each of you can touch someone's life during the holidays. It's really an uplifting experience that stays with us all year long.



Longevity

Reprinted from July 5, 2014 (and we believe, it still holds true today) - Yesterday, I was pondering the fact that our country turned 238 years old. The United States is the oldest westernized democracy in modern history. We are an enigma in many ways, but perhaps the most poignant thing that resonated with me was the fact that we are getting stronger with age. In our younger years, we were constantly challenged. Through history we have had to continue to fight and defend our position, proving time and time again that we were worthy of our status in the world pecking order.

Thirty seven years ago, I conceived the idea of The Reeded Edge. We were going to be a coin dealer that catered to servicing local customers through trade shows one or two weekends per month. It didn't take long for me to figure out that with hard work and persistence, that there just might be a career potential with this business. But figuring something out and actually taking action are two different matters entirely. It took me another twelve years to make the commitment, and take The Reeded Edge into a full time venture. Since then, we too have had our challenges. But despite them (or perhaps, because of them), we have emerged stronger and better to become the company that you know today. To a great extent, the addition of Ray Hunt 15 years ago and Robbie Jenkins 8 years ago, have allowed for that growth. By taking us to the next step, from a technological and numismatic standpoint, we are now able to do things and service our customers in a way that we could not have done in our early years. Like our great nation, I would like to believe that we are on an upward path, solidifying our position in the numismatic arena.

July 4th made me realize that we as a nation have much to be thankful for, and we are lucky in so many ways. My business is no different. In fact, any organization is only as good as the sum total of its parts, and those parts are their people. I like to believe that I remind Ray and Robbie how important they are to our operation on a regular basis. You, our customers, comprise the other part of this group, and I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty, support and patronage. Without you, we could not be where we are today, a fact I never forget or take lightly.  

To all, a Happy Fourth of July holiday and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Rob Lehmann
President,
The Reeded Edge, Inc.

 

 

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