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Got a question about United States Commemorative coins for sale or any other question? You may find the answer to your question in the FAQs section below.

Larry Ayer can be reached by phone at the number below or by sending a message using the contact form on this page.

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Woodland Treasure

PO Box 71

Baileyville, ME 04694


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  • I want to buy one of your coins but it's not certified by my preferred grading service. Would you submit this coin to PCGS or NGC so it's put into one of their holders before I buy it?
    That's called cross-over service. I discourage anyone from buying coins in one service pending "crossover" to PCGS (or NGC) due to the statistics don't justify the expense. There is a minimum of thirty days, and only a small percentage of coins cross. Therefore, it's better to wait for a coin in the holder of your choice. Having said that, I still advocate "buy the coin, not the holder." The coins I sell that are PCGS, NGC and ANACS certified, are nice, high-quality coins for the grade. If I feel a coin has been misrepresented, I will not sell it.
  • Why do coins that share the same grade but were graded by different grading services often have different prices?
    The answer is complex. Generally, coin prices are determined by: Supply and Demand The population at the different grading services Generally, PCGS grades very few MS and Proof 70's, while NGC will more frequently, hence the difference in price. I price my coins based on cost and fair market value. In many series and grades, these prices are identical. When collectors compete for prime PCGS-graded sets, the PCGS Registry has skewed the prices of their coins.
  • In regards to copper coins, can you tell me the difference between BN, RB and RD?
    Copper coin designations are BN (brown), RB (red-brown) and RD (red) by the grading services. RD is the most desirable followed by RB. Still, it's more complex than that. Because the planchet color is generally even and stable, some collectors prefer brown colored copper coins. Red coins can turn towards RB and BN.
  • Can you tell me what a rare 1943 penny is valued at?
    In 1943, because the U.S. government needed copper for bombs and ammunition for WWII, all U.S. cents were made from steel. Most of the few rare pennies that were mistakenly produced in copper are accounted for. You can verify if you have a steel penny that looks like it's copper, due to a coating by using a magnet. A steel coin will stick to the magnet, a copper coin won't. The value of an average steel penny is approximately fifteen cents.
  • What is the difference between DCAM and UCAM in grading proof coinage?
    It's as basic as what PCGS and NGC use to call the same designation. PCGS uses DCAM (Deep Cameo surfaces): strong frosted devices (the raised parts of the coin design) against deeply mirrored, clear fields. NGC calls the same designation UCAM (Ultra Cameo). Likewise, ANACS uses the UDCAM (Ultra-Deep cameo), etc. They all refer to the same depth of mirror and contrast. A CAM designation by itself suggests a partial effect, seen more in earlier proof coinage.
  • What is CAC Certification?
    Coins labeled with a CAC sticker meet the premium quality standards set by the independent, well-respected professional numismatists at Collectors Acceptance Corporation. The popularity of CAC-verified coins continues to expand their acceptance and do well at auction compared to those without CAC verification. The service bestows an extra degree of confidence that many online buyers appreciate. It never hurts to get other professional opinions before you purchase rare coins. For more information, visit https://caccoin.com.
  • What are my coins worth?
    The answer depends on several factors: the country of origin denomination year of production(minting) the Mint facility where the coin was struck the condition and survivorship of similar coins Demand is also a big factor as well. Your best bet is to pick up a copy of the industry-standard reference: "The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of U.S. Coins." It will answer most of your questions. You are welcome to contact me with the description and images of your coins.
  • How do you ship the coins?
    We pride ourselves on prompt delivery. If a coin is purchased on the website or over the phone by credit card or Pay Pal we will make every effort to send it the following day. Exceptions to this will be when we are at a show, in which case the coin(s) will ship when we return to the office. If check or money order is the payment method, we will deposit the check/money order and ship once payment has cleared. Shipping is free via USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail depending on the item(s) value. You can request different shipping services or carriers at additional cost to you. All items are insured through Cabrella.
  • How do I return a coin?
    All coins we sell come with a no-questions asked 30-day return privilege. We simply ask you let us know if a coin is being returned before the thirty days have expired. The last thing we want is someone to be unhappy with a coin purchase and will gladly issue a prompt refund once the coin is returned in its original holder and condition. Buyer pays for return shipping.
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