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Many people have reservations about purchasing coins online. While their fears are legitimate, online shopping has become a way of life. At the Great American Coin Company, we want to remind you that purchasing coins online is perfectly safe and often a wise choice, if you follow these simple rules:

Know the dealer

First, it’s important that you know the contact information and headquarters of the dealer. You can do this by looking for the contact details on their website such as an email address, postal address and telephone number. Reliable dealers will advertise their contact information on their website. If you’re still feeling unsure, give the company a call. We love hearing from perspective customers!

Read the site’s privacy policy

Reputable companies will always have a privacy policy that explains how they plan to use your personal information. Look for a privacy policy and decide how the company will use your information after the transaction is made. For instance, does the site pass your information on to third party merchants? This is how you can get spammed.

Do your research

Before making any purchases, it’s helpful to know the cost and value of the coins you are interested in purchasing. There are a couple different resources available to coin dealers. First, check the spot of gold and silver. You can do this by visiting You can also visit the Professional Coin Grading Service(PCGS) website for everything you need to know about coin grading and pricing.

Only purchase from secure websites

Most importantly, only purchase coins from secure websites. Never buy from an online dealer if you do not see the security lock at the top of the website. Depending on your browser settings, you may receive a message stating that you are now entering a secure area. We urge you, if you do not trust the dealer’s website, do not follow through with the purchase!

In short, know whom you are doing business with. Find a reputable dear that you are comfortable buying from and always do your research. It’s better to be safe rather than sorry. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on 

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