Big Price Reductions Announced
September 30, 2014

I have concluded that the retail market is down a bit.  Therefore, I have decided to reduce prices on a lot of coins, in fact, over 50% of the coins on the website have been reduced, and the total reduction was over $70,000.  So, if there is a coin or a couple of coins you have been checking out, now might be the time to buy them!  Any coin marked "Price Reduced" has just now been reduced, and the "Was $xxx" is the price the coin had just before our price reductions.

We also have received the new book, "Double Dimes, The United States Twenty-cent Piece" by Lane Brunner and John Frost.  The list price on the book will be $50, but for a limited time, we are offering the book for $45 delivered by USPS media mail, a savings of $15!

We aren't offering any Newps this time, but we are still active and we will be offering Newps in our next newsletter. 


If you see any coin(s) of interest, please call (717)533-2935 or (717)579-8238 (cell) or e-mail us at to reserve the coin(s) that you want.
Don't Let This Happen to Your Coins    
I buy a lot of estates and collections, and they range from soup to nuts.  One recent collection I bought had quite a few silver dollars.  Unfortunately, some of those dollars were in PVC-laden flips that had deteriorated so much that the flips and the coins were extremely greasy.  In fact, if they had been left in there a bit longer, the PVC might have started to leach into the coin.  It took a lengthy effort to remove the PVC from the coins.

Here is how to make sure this doesn't happen to your coins:
1.  Check your coins regularly.  Examine them to see if there has been any damage.
2.  Take all of your coins that are in PVC holders (with pliable plastic), remove them and check each one for PVC.  One sign is that the coin's impression is on the holder after the coin has been removed, this coin probably has PVC and has a greasy feel to it.
3.  Carefully !!! use PURE ACETONE to remove the PVC.  Acetone is best applied outside, and once you have the coins in the acetone, cover the container so the acetone doesn't evaporate quickly.
4.  Wash the coins off and let each one air dry on a towel.  Do not wipe them.
5.  Put your coins in non-PVC holders that are inert.  The best holders for this are SAFLIPS, which are completely inert.  Other flips marked safety or Safe-T are not inert and should not be used.
6.  Make sure there are no rubber bands near your coins.  These can make ugly streaks on a coin that are just about impossible to remove. 

              - - Rich Uhrich
Looking Toward The Future
My next show is a local show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (actually in Steelton) this Saturday, October 4.  On October 23 - 25, I will be at the PAN show (Monroeville, PA near Pittsburgh).  The following week, October 30 - November 1, I will be at Baltimore.   If you go to any of these shows, please stop by and say hello! 
                                                    - - - Rich Uhrich
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