Friday, May 16, 2014

The Coin Dealer Newsletter (Grey Sheet and Blue Sheet)

At least one thing hasn't changed since I stopped being active in coins all those years ago: there is still a Greysheet which dealers and many buyers rely upon for pricing.  The price is a bit more than I remember and there is now a "bluesheet" that didn't exist when I last subscribed, but you'll still see it at shows and mentioned frequently on the web.

If you don't know about these publications, you might wonder why they even exist today. There is so much free information about pricing, why would you pay $127.00 a year (plus another $148 if you want the Bluesheet too)?

The answer is simple:  this is what all the dealers use. If you are going to be buying or selling coins, it's extremely useful to know what prices dealers are using.

You can find an inexpensive sample pack at

That sample contains current issues of:

The Coin Dealer Newsletter (Greysheet)
This lists "actively traded" coins, Morgans, Peace dollars, type coins, rolls, bullion and so on. You can see the details at

The CDN Monthly Supplement

This covers the more commonly seen coins Lincolns, Indians, Barbers, Mercs, Walkers, $5 and $10 Indians, St. Gaudens and so on. Details at

The CDN Quarterly I

Early cents, two cent , dimes and quarters, proof Indians, Lincolns, Barbers, Morgans, Peace and more. Details at

The CDN Quarterly II

Early halves and dollars, quarter eagles and three dollar gold and the same proofs covered in Quarterly I.  Details at 

The CDN Quarterly III

Early four dollar gold, half Eagles and Eagles and the same proofs covered in Quarterly I. Details at

The Certified Coin Dealer Newsletter (Bluesheet)

This covers the certified market, PCGS, NGC,  ANACS, ICG, and even lesser known services like PCI, INS and SEG.  It also covers CAC stickers.  Details at

The Currency Dealer Newsletter (Greensheet)

Paper money.  Details at

There are also online editions included with your subscription for an extra charge. These can also be bought separately; see

Note:  All my coins are in a safe deposit box.  I keep nothing in my home. 

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