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Coin Talk. Eduard , Dec 15, Log in or Sign up to hide this ad. I suppose my experience is limited, but I've never seen a dealer pull out a Blue Book to use for someone wanting to sell.
I'm not sure who would even use the Blue Book nowadays. Stevearino , Dec 15, Eduard , wxcoin and longshot like this.
I was at Barnes & Noble Yesterday and saw the 'Blue Book',
Forgive me. You would think that a fellow that has collected coins a half decade would know this.
While I have heard of the Bluebook, I have to admit I have no experience with it. Is the Bluebook supposed to be a wholesale version of the Redbook? Randy Abercrombie , Dec 15, CamaroDMD , Dec 15, Randy Abercrombie likes this.
I always pay full Blue Book. More for error coins.
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Heavymetal , Dec 15, GoldFinger and Eduard like this. I read somewhere that the Blue Book is the prices dealers wish they could buy coins for.
GoldFinger likes this. Pawn shop prices.
Greg Bayes , Dec 15, Dealers use greysheet, updated regularly. UncleScroge and wxcoin like this. I honestly have no idea why the Blue Book still exists. Burton Strauss III likes this.
My opinion Buy the Red Book.
Jim Dale , Dec 15, The problem with books these days is the internet. Once these prices are published, they are obsolete the day before the book comes out. Since you can always check for the most current auction prices and sold prices. It was my understanding that the Blue Book was what you could expect to get when selling to a dealer, and that the Red Book was very close to high retail, or what the dealer was selling the coins for that he just lowballed you.
I asked my old LCS one time for the current black book, and he had never heard of it.
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Michael K , Dec 15, Red Book is useful for identifying varieties of each U. I bought it for the varieties and have many of them so far, very helpful as a collector, not seller.
Stevearino and Randy Abercrombie like this. John Johnson , Dec 16, Eduard and GoldFinger like this.
Absolutely they do -I use it to make offers on estates or to walk up buyers on the bourse. As it states it is based on what dealers pay.
Other instances I offer pct CDN bid. Blue book is wholesale, red book is market retail. Grey sheet is whosale but their CPG retail very fair price for collectors to pay. Last edited: Dec 16, Derek , Dec 16, Show Ignored Content.
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