Cybercoins.net's Professional Research
Providing the best research possible over the
For a professional appraisal at our physical store location in
Pittsburgh where we can examine the items in person and in detail, we
charge $30.00 and up, depending on the items to be researched. The
appraised amount is also our offer to buy. If we tell you your coins
are worth $3.00 or $300,000 it means we are ready to cut a check for
that amount. Technology hasn't quite progressed to the level that we
can use our full knowledge and abilities to perform formal appraisals
over the web, but it has advanced to the point that we can provide a
similar service to a formal appraisal that may be equally beneficial
Here is what we can do for you:
We can give you information on basic values, identification of
your coins, grade or condition considerations, how to determine mint
(where the coin was made, which may add considerable value), and
other varieties in your coins. We can also provide diagnostics on
determining the authenticity of your coins, advice on how to market
your coins, and many other bits of information appropriate to your
How does this benefit you?
It keeps you from getting cheated. Let's say that you have a group
of silver dollars made between 1878 and 1921. Those are Morgan series
and any dealer will pay you at least $5.00 for each one. Many dealers
will NOT tell you that there are some very rare dates and varieties
in the series that even in low grades will bring $100, or more, each.
And if one of your 1921 dollars does not look like the other dollars
made between 1878 and 1904, it could be a "Peace" dollar and if it is
a "plain" it is worth at least twice the value of the 1921
"Morgan. As another example, you have two Standing Liberty
quarters both dated 1923. If one is a "plain, it has a base
value of about $10.00, but if it is an "S", that base jumps to almost
$200.00! It would be nice to know, wouldn't it?
Knowledge is power-- empower yourself. Let us help you do
We have been bombarded by appraisal email to point
where one of our staff was working full time answering these
questions. So it is clear we cant do this for free.
However, since we cannot do everything we could do in person, we
have decided to reduce our usual fee to a reasonable base of $10.00
that can be charged to your Visa, MasterCard or
Discover. Rarely will more than this base fee be required
(unless you send us a large list of coins or a two hour videotape
showing "your collection," which has actually been done on a couple
occasions). If the appraisal amount will need to exceed the $10.00
value, you will be contacted for permission before any other fee is
Who do we do appraisals for?
Are there things we cannot do over the web? There sure
- We cannot put your coins under a microscope or weigh them by
specific gravity to determine that they are beyond a doubt
authentic, but we can give you information you can use to evaluate
what someone else tells you.
- We cannot give you an exact grade, but we can give you
information that will allow you to do a close approximation for
- We cannot guarantee you an exact amount for your coins should
you decide to sell them to us, but the information supplied to you
will be used to make a final formal offer which may, or may not,
differ from the values supplied. Once you ship them to us and we
accurately grade, and authenticate them, our offer may be
modified. If we buy your coins, you get your 10 bucks back!
Are there coins we cannot identify or questions we cannot answer?
Sure! And if so, your payment is returned.
There are things you can do to help insure yourself the best
- Be exact in your questions. Give dates, mint marks, exact
legends, and good descriptions.
- If you dont know if your coins have any significant
value, please ask before sending images. Send us quality
photocopies or pictures whenever possible. If you send us images
as email attachments, use the jpeg format and please limit each
file to no larger than 200k. Files larger than this are
automatically rejected. If you wish, you may send us hard copy
photos via the U.S. Mail.
- Be prepared for us to ask for more information. We would
rather exchange a couple of pieces of email than give an
Things to remember! Please note:
- Dont clean your coins! This almost always reduces
the value. Collectors prefer coins in the natural state, rather
than tampered with.
- Possibly you may not need our Professional Research
Services. Please check the Cybercoins
FAQ page first. Your questions may already be answered
- Handle your coins carefully. Only handle the coins by
the edges, not by the face. If an expensive coin has a fingerprint
mark, it could significantly lower the value.
- To maintain our ethical standards you must be at least 21
years old with photo identification to sell any collection to
Suggestions for shipping your coins:
- Use an inner package such as a zip lock bag or
smaller box to hold your coins.
- Use an outside package about twice the size of what you are
shipping to allow space for protective material such as newspaper.
Distribute the weight evenly and use enough protective material
(such as crumpled newspaper) to prevent movement.
- Be sure your outside package is strong enough and use the
proper kind of tape to seal it.
- Put your address and our address on a sheet of paper inside
each of the inner boxes/bags and inside the outer box.
- Insure your package for the full value you assign or the
estimate from our Research Services.
- Shipping charges are the customer's responsibility both
to and from us. If the coins are sold to us and the value exceeds
a minimum of $100.00, we will return your shipping cost and the
If the collection is significant and it is not possible to ship
it, or you would like to control the atmosphere, that is
fine, we will come to you.
Please call for specific details.
If you are calling us for an appraisal, please
specify that you received this information from the Internet.
Web site: www.cybercoins.net
Phone: (412) 531-3100
U.S. Postal address:
2925 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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