Tacoma >American Rare Coin & Cllctbls
NOT TRUSTWORTHY!!!!!!!. I have a friend who took items in there for consignment and left his name and number to contact when and if they sell. The owner took the merchandise and said he would make sure he gets the most he can for the product. When my friend just went in to get the merchandise that had not sold the owner refuses to give it back and refuses to pay my friend. I know i am telling everyone I know to go somewhere else!!!!! Ok the only reason this got one star is it would not let me leave it with no stars!!!!!!!!!
Tacoma's Best Coin Shop.
Last year I decided to stop in to the Freight House Square in downtown tacoma after getting 3 other offers for my rather large coin collection. I have been collecting/investing for over 30 years and use to have a great time collecting. I decided to join a grading company's coin club and soon sent off most of my better coins to have graded. Upon receiving my coins back , 63 of almost 100 coins were returned ungraded due to cleaning, damage, artificial toning, not authentic, etc.
I had been taken for all these years by coin dealers I thought of as friends, or at the very least as people I thought I could trust.
I was fed up, and very angry...especially when I tried to get refunds or trade in values on these altered coins and was met with every excuse in the book as to why I could not get a refund. I wanted nothing more to do with coins, precious metals, or collecting and decided to get rid of "all the lies" and to rid myself of all the ...now bad memories.
I soon found out that my prized collection was not so special any longer. The same people that sold me my special collectables were now offering to buy them back for less than the silver and gold value. There was no way I was going to be taken again, now that I wanted to sell, so I packed it all up and was simply going to store it in the attic.
And I would have done so until I met the man at the coin chop in the Freight House Square. I brought in a couple of small boxes of coins and told him my story. He agreed to open early the next morning to give me a couple of hours to go through my whole collection. He actually spent 3 hours going through everything I owned and gave me an honest offer. But his best offer was his advice. First of all he beat my best offer by almost 35%, but what he told me was that he wanted to buy my collection, but that in all honesty he felt that it was not the time to sell. He felt that if I waited to sell that the market would change and I would be able to perhaps recoop all of my lost investment and perhaps even make a profit. I was too unsure (and un-trusting) so he talked me into selling items he felt would not go up in value, and convinced me into holding the items he felt were sure to go up. I left with my cash and the idea to hold on to everything to store in my attic.
Well last week I got a phone call from the coin guy and he asked if I still had the collection because he felt it was a good time to sell....and he explained why (too long of a story).
Yesterday I sold it all...and I was very happy. Finally a coin dealer who told me the truth.
I could keep going on about the honesty and integrity of the American Rare Coin Shop guy but I think you get my point. And even for all the work and time he put into going through my collection, he never even charged me anything for the appraisal and I even got a free breakfast and a coffee out of him too.
People like this are hard to come by and need to be rewarded for helping others. And that is why I did not sell him my 1934 $500.00 Bill. I am going out to buy a thank you card and will be enclosing my note so that I may gift it to him for his collection.. It is the least I can do for him since his advice and lack of greed made me over $42,000.00 more than what I was offered the last time.
And the best part of it all is that I am now hooked on coin collecting again.......even though there is only 1 coin shop I will do business with.
Yes, I will see you there every Sunday. I will be working on a US Type Set...and loving it.
Take it from me....If you want an honest experience without all the lies and half truths then I suggest you visit the coin shop at the freight house square in Tacoma. I don't know the address but it is on the same street as is the Tacoma Dome and is in a 2-3 story green building that is about 3 blocks long.
A COIN DEALER YOU CAN TRUST.
MY LATE HUSBAND WAS A LIFE LONG COIN COLLECTOR/INVESTOR. HE LEFT ME A VERY DETAILED LIST OF HIS INVENTORY AND ITS WORTH.
I WENT TO 3 LOCAL COIN SHOPS AND WAS TOLD BY ALL THAT MY HUSBANDS COIN COLLECTION WAS FAIRLY COMMON EVEN THOUGH NOT ONE PERSON LOOKED UP ANY OF THE INDIVIDUAL COINS. THEY GROUPED ALL SILVER COINS AS SILVER VALUE AND ALL GOLD COINS AS GOLD VALUE.
I KNEW MY HUSBAND WAS NO FOOL, AND IT WASN'T UNTIL I MET WITH THE MAN AT AMERICAN RARE COINS IN THE FREIGHTHOUSE SQUARE IN DOWNTOWN TACOMA THAT I WAS FINALLY SHOWN THE RESPECT I FEEL MY HUSBANDS COLLECTION DESERVED. THE MAN TOOK THE TIME TO LOOK AT EACH COIN INDIVIDUALLY. AND ALTHOUGH HE DIDN'T LOOK UP THE VALUES OF EACH COIN HE AT LEAST DID SEPERATE THE COMMON ONES FROM THE ONES HE SAID WHERE WORTH MORE AS COLLECTABLES.
WHEN WE WERE FINALLY DONE HE WAS ABLE TO BEAT ALL OTHER BIDDERS BY MORE THAN $32,000.00 ON JUST THE COINS. AND I WAS OFFERED OVER $50,000.00 ON JUST 1 TERRITORY NOTE FROM TACOMA. I WILL BOX UP THE REST OF MY HUSBANDS COLLECTION AND WILL BE ONLY DEALING WITH THE MAN AT AMERICAN COIN.
IF YOU WANT THE TRUTHFUL AND HONEST VALUE FOR YOUR ITEMS YOU MUST VISIT THIS COIN SHOP. I'M GLAD I DID BECAUSE NOW I CAN PAY OFF MY HOUSE AND I NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MOVING.
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