Rare US Coins – valid and prudent asset class

Rare coins are considered sound investments. Professional advice cited in the likes of the Wall Street Journal and CNBC's Money Magazine suggest as much as 25% of one's portfolio ought be allocated to rare coins and precious metals. Prudent investment in rare coins delivers a number of benefits, namely: capital appreciate and a hedge against inflation and currency devaluations. Consider diversifying your asset base with the allocation of a portion of your wealth and reap the security and benefits.

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Liberty Head Nickels are also known as the V Nickel because of the roman numeral V on the reverse of the coin. Key dates and date ranges to target for collecting include: 1897-1899. The remainder of the series also command value while the 1912-S ought be a key item for the collectors portfolio.

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Coin Buying Advice for the eBay Marketplace

Rare coin buying on the eBay website has become one of the most important transaction venues for rare coin enthusiasts. Rare coin collectors are buying and selling rare coins through this immense website in unbelievable numbers on a daily basis.

It is common to see more than 400,000 U.S. coins for sale on any given day on the eBay marketplace. In a market of this size, there is a lot more than just common dated coins. On the eBay site, you will find tons of interesting, tough-to-find U.S. coins, with a better overall selection than just about anywhere else, either online or in traditional bricks n mortar stores.

The eBay platform is easy, convenient, and a powerful tool for the coin buying bargain hunter. It is not a stretch to claim that the Internet, in particular eBay, has partially triggered the rising popularity of rare coin collecting that is apparent during the past decade.

Since many of the eBay coin sellers are collectors just like you a lot of them are willing to sell coins at “below book” value because the coins are being offered without the assistance of numismatic professionals (i.e., the “middle man” is cut out). This bodes well for the coin buyer “looking for a good deal”.

As with other kinds of collectibles, there are some risks involved. Thankfully, the vast majority of people on eBay are honest. If this weren't true, eBay would have disappeared long ago, rather than evolving into an icon of modern day American culture.

Follow these simple precautions, and you can avoid potential pitfalls:

Make sure you understand the bidding rules. It is recommended you visit the eBay University Learning Center. Within the Learning Center, you will discover a number of well designed tutorials intended to illustrate how the eBay system operates. Initially give your attention to the buying videos. The lessons are clear to follow. The key point to learn is about the difference between bidding and Buy it Now, maximum bids and how to set limits on what you want to pay in an auction offer. Remember, actions you take while on eBay are legally binding, so be sure to acquaint yourself with the rules before clicking the CONFIRM BID or BUY button.

Know the shipping and return policy of the seller. When reviewing an offer, scroll to the end of the sale item description, to the section on shipping, payment details and goods return policy. Of the disputes that arise on eBay, many of them arise because of misunderstandings on these issues. If you are engaged in buying expensive, rare or otherwise valuable items, it is well advised to buy for some level of insurance. This will be a small cost for the peace of mind it will provide.

Are you uneasy about making payments online? So is eBay. And they have a host of systems in place to make the online shopping experience is safe and secure for both buyers and sellers.

The combination of eBay's Seller Feedback system and Paypal's Buyer Protection Program make the online purchasing experience safe and secure.

Study the Feedback Rating of the item seller. Without the Feedback Rating, the eBay market concept could not function as well as it does. If a seller has more than just a little negative feedback, shy away from that seller. On the other hand, a seller with 10, 000 points and 99.9% positive feedback has a lot of happy customers. The eBay learning center tutorials explain more fully how to evaluate Sellers and utilize the Feedback system.

Do not bother bidding on any rare U.S. coin without a good scanned image. A good seller with coins that deserve a place in your collection will always properly represent them through clear photos and descriptions.

Pricey coins that are Certified pose less risk for the buyer. For example, the most respected grading companies are PCGS and NGC, followed by ANACS and ICG.

At first, eBay may be a bit intimidating, but after you get familiar with the interface, you'll realize how useful eBay can be to the coin hobbyist or serious coin collector.

The above points all bode well for developing a strategy to accumulate rare U.S. coins by utilizing the eBay market.

Below is a list of popular Liberty Head Nickels recently sold via this website.

1864 INDIAN HEAD CENT COPPER NICKEL VERY FINE FULL LIBERTY FREE SHIPPING,  1883 NO CENTS Liberty Head or V Nickel in SUPERB GEM UNC condition,  1908 Liberty Head V Nickel GOOD NO RESERVE LOOK USA US coin 5c,  1899 Liberty Head V Nickel NO RESERVE US USA coin 5c piece,  LOT OF 5 NICKELS BUFFALO LIBERTY HEAD 18831920192323 S1938,  1999 1900 1908 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1905 1906 1907 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  LIBERTY HEAD OR V NICKEL SET 10 SILVER COINS IN A WHITMAN FOLDER,  1904 1905 1906 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1899 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL COLLECTION 1883 TO 1912 FREE SHIPPING,  1907 1908 1909 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1900 1908 1909 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1900 1903 1905 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1910 1911 1912 Liberty Head V Nickel 3 coin lot,  1907 LIBERTY HEAD NICKEL 5 Cent Coins you get 2 coins face value 10 Cent,  1903 Liberty Head V Nickel 5 Cent Nice Details,  1912 Liberty Head V Nickel 5 Cent,  Liberty Head Nickel Collection in Whitman Album 31 Coins,  1883 Liberty Head V Nickel 5 Cent,  1902 Liberty Head V Nickel 5 Cent,  1892 Liberty Head V Nickel 5 Cent,  1889 Liberty Head Nickel Good 5c Philadelphia Mint,  1862 BU Indian Head Penny Possible Double Die on LIB of Liberty 4 Diamonds,  NINE SHIELD NICKELS POOR VG + 6 LIBERTY HEAD NICKELS POOR FINE DARK,  1905 Indian Head Cent Full Liberty Nice,  1890 LIBERTY HEAD 5 CENTS CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED,  1883 LIBERTY HEAD 5 CENTS WITH CENTS CHOICE UNCIRCULATED,  1889 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL in GOOD G CONDITION,  The Forty Niners Liberty Head Nickel Collection Walnut Wood Framed 10 X 12,  1888 Liberty Head Nickel Must See Make A Offer QXMF70,  1901 Liberty Head V Nickel,  1905 US Mint Liberty Head 5 Cents V Nickel 13 34,  1899 1911 Liberty Head V Nickel high grade darker coins,  1904 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL 5c COIN CIRCULATED BEAUTY 407B5,  1903 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL 5c COIN CIRCULATED BEAUTY 378B5,  1885 LIBERTY HEAD 5 CENTS VERY GOOD+ RARE KEY DATE,  1883 US Mint Liberty Head 5 Cents V Nickel 13 40,  4 VERY OLD NICKLES 1867 SHIELD 1883 1893 1908 LIBERTY HEAD,  1883 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL NO CENTS VARIETY CHOICE BRILLIANT UNC FREE SHIP,  1888 LIBERTY HEAD V NICKEL FULL SHARP LIBERTY FREE SHIPPING,  5 1883 1912 Assorted Liberty Head V Nickels US Coin Lot 765,  1902 Philadelphia Mint Copper Indian Head Cent Penny Full Liberty,  1894 Liberty Head Nickel in VG+ Condition,  1895 Liberty Head Nickel,  1890 Liberty Head Nickel In VG Condition,  1883 Liberty Head Nickel In VF Condition NC,  1902 Liberty Head Nickel in F+ VF Condition,  1906 Liberty Head V Back Nickel,  1883 No Cents NGC MS64 Liberty Head Nickel ItemA5269,  Lot of Five US Liberty Head Nickels Ranging from 1899 1911,  

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