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Place Michigan, United States
Languages English
Member since 13-Jan-2016
Last access less than a week ago (approximately)
Collection 4909 coins • 205 countries • 347 issuers
For swap 463 coins (view)
Forum posts 19 (view)
Catalog contributions 26 pages added, 30 years added, 27 pages edited, 0 years edited

What he/she collects

Trades with US and Canada only. At least until international mail improves from COVID-19 disruptions.

Please note: I can be slow, so if you are in a hurry I'm not your ideal swap partner.

My first priority is
Old (WWI or before) Large (35mm or larger) silver coins

I also collect (lesser priority)
Modern Large Silver coin - nothing rare or expensive
Smaller silver coins from countries I do not have, or are unique.
Old copper coins before WW1 (German States, Italian States, etc.)

What he/she wants

So after 60 some trades I find that I reject a lot of trades for one of the following 3 reasons

Shipping costs are too high. The cheapest international tracked package (200 grams) is around $15. Registered Mai, $30. And an insured package, $50. No, I'm not going to spend $50 to send $40 worth of coins. If you have really high ratings, and you are from a country with a safe postal service, I can ship untracked letters.

Prices are just to high. I am okay trading by a number of different ways. By NGC catalog, by Numistra values, by silver value (or ASW), or 1 for 1 for those old copper coins. But you need to value all the coins the same way. Not the all my prices are 30% higher than catalog, but we are going to value your coins at or slightly under catalog.

Lastly, the value is too far off. Price is what you pay, and value as what you get. Think of price as Catalog prices, think of value as what a dealer would pay you for the coins or as wholesale prices (the prices dealers pay each other). For silver bullion coins, they are really close. For rarer coins, they can be very different. It works the best when you are trading similar coins (bullion for bullion, German States for German States, etc.).

Sometimes a trade involves all three, at which point I am paying outrageous shipping fees for the privilege of buying overpriced coins with silver bullion. I of course decline.

USA Shipping is no problem.

Nobody is perfect. If you have any issues, please contact me first before leaving negative feedback. I will do the same for you.

Exchange feedback

Number of ratings: 72
Average rating: 5/55/55/55/55/5 10.0/10
Swaps on the road: 0 Get explanations
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Last feedbacks: received - given

5/55/55/55/55/5 pnightingale's feedback on 30-Apr-2020
Another album slot filled, another great swap with my man Jim.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 23-Apr-2020
Great Swap!
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 7-Apr-2020
Thanks a lot Jim! 100% reliable and 100% recommended swapper.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Moose59's feedback on 6-Apr-2020
Excellent swap. Thank you for the extra. My Canadian Large Cent book is almost filled. Just two more to go (1858, 1894). Thank you for the swap. Looking forward to another one.
5/55/55/55/55/5 goodasgold's feedback on 19-Mar-2020
I just love swapping with Jim, everytime it makes me happy, even in these dark days when most of the world is ”shut down”. Thanks for firstclass swapping.
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 16-Mar-2020
Excellent swap. Next one is already ongoing. 100% recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 goodasgold's feedback on 28-Feb-2020
Very nice swap, all the coins now looking good in my collection, totaly superb.
5/55/55/55/55/5 goodasgold's feedback on 28-Feb-2020
Another great swap with Jim, this is what makes coincollecting fun, highest rating for my friend in US.
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 28-Feb-2020
Awesome trade with Jim. Everything is fine. 100% recommended swapper!
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 7-Feb-2020
Second swap with Jim. Thank you very much! 100 % recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 goodasgold's feedback on 30-Jan-2020
Absolutely perfect, I hope for a longtime friendship with many swaps ?
5/55/55/55/55/5 German_empire5_mark_fan!'s feedback on 23-Jan-2020
Amazing large and expensive swap with Jim. Thanks for the extra! Will swap with again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 oldandhardy's feedback on 14-Jan-2020
I am very happy with this swap. Nice coins, perfect shipping and i got to know a very nice person.
5/55/55/55/55/5 goodasgold's feedback on 9-Jan-2020
First swap with Geostring and that was excelent, hope to do anotherone soon. +++++
4/54/54/54/54/5 Histo50's feedback on 14-Oct-2019
Another nice and big swap! Communication is very easy, and the sending and packaging
was perfect. But I think that Jim easily overgrades some coins and,consequently, their value.
On 5 coins offered as Fdc(perfect), 2 were realy not! And, on 2 offered as Sup, 1 has circulated and,consequently, cannot be more than Ttb+!! I recognize that < grading > is not easy but, we must respect some rules that are clear and precise. I don’t like to give a 4 stars evaluation but, remember that it means 80%; not so bad, isn’t it?
Reply from geostring on 16-Oct-2019
Before one is critical to the grading standards of others, one might actually want to know what words actually mean. UNC, simply means absolutely no trace of circulation. There is a wide variety of UNC; MS70 is a perfect coin, but MS60 will not be perfect, but it is still has no trace of circulation. One of the coins that Pierre had issues with was pulled from an 59 year old original mint roll. The coins were offered as UNC, and they were UNC. XF means the coin has at least 90% of the original design, which means that the coin will have very small amounts of circulation. Coins were offered at XF, and they were XF. Which brings us to another point. I provide high quality photos. If you don't like the looks of a coin or don't agree with the grading, you can pass on the coin. No worries, I want people to have coins that they enjoy and be proud of. In all my trading I strive to be fair and professional. I would much rather deal with people if there is an issue and try to work something out, rather than immediately leave less than 5 star feedback. Disappointed on this trade.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 12-Oct-2019
Again a perfect swap with this friendly collector!
5/55/55/55/55/5's feedback on 8-Oct-2019
Big swap with silver coins. Highly recommended swapper!
5/55/55/55/55/5 OldDreamer's feedback on 23-Jul-2019
Excellent trade all around! thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 19-Jul-2019
Perfect swap again. Thank you very much Jim!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 pnightingale's feedback on 14-Jul-2019
Substantial swap concluded quickly and without issue. The coins were perfectly described and delivered promptly.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Eureka's feedback on 3-Jul-2019
Another swap... and again...
perfect communication, perfect shipping and TOP quality coins with "bonus" :)
5 stars? NO! 6 BIG stars to Jim! Hope we can start a new swap soon.
Regards from Portugal!
5/55/55/55/55/5's feedback on 2-Jul-2019
Perfect swap with rare and expensive silver coins. Thank you very much!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Boubymomo's feedback on 18-Jun-2019
very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 Eureka's feedback on 8-Jun-2019
Perfect communication, perfect shipping and TOP quality coins with bonus :)
5 BIG stars! Hope we can start a new swap soon.
Thanks friend!
5/55/55/55/55/5 67miles's feedback on 23-May-2019
Great communication. Fast and secure shipping. Nice coins. To do agin
5/55/55/55/55/5 johnspa's feedback on 17-May-2019
A real gentleman to swap with.Highly recommend.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Boubymomo's feedback on 12-May-2019
very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 pnightingale's feedback on 2-Apr-2019
A very high quality swap, thanks Jim.
5/55/55/55/55/5 art999art's feedback on 25-Mar-2019
Very good swap! Very happy with the beautiful coins! Thank you very much!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Boubymomo's feedback on 10-Mar-2019
very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 Szavincent's feedback on 5-Mar-2019
Perfect first swap with Geostring. easy communication, easy balancing, interesting coins, strong packaging. Looking forward for the next!
5/55/55/55/55/5 robertmx's feedback on 27-Feb-2019
good swap, looking forward to the next
5/55/55/55/55/5 art999art's feedback on 22-Feb-2019
Good swapper, fast post.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Histo50's feedback on 22-Feb-2019
What a great pleasure to receive so nice coins properly packaged and securely delivered!
It is very pleasant to swap with Jim; communication is clear and simple and,very friendly.
And,above all, the coins are always of great quality.We will surely do it again!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Ollisaarinen's feedback on 17-Feb-2019
Very nice coins, fast delivery, all perfect, thank you, 5 stars
5/55/55/55/55/5 Boubymomo's feedback on 12-Feb-2019
very good swap
5/55/55/55/55/5 Eureka's feedback on 11-Feb-2019
Perfect communication, perfect shipping and TOP quality coins from Jim!
5 BIG stars to this Numista member.
Hope we can swap again in the near future.
5/55/55/55/55/5 gmbillman76's feedback on 2-Feb-2019
Very nice swap. Patient and considerate. Great communication, fast and secure shipment.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 30-Jan-2019
Great swap with Jim!

Thanks so much for the extra silver coin!

5/55/55/55/55/5 Warfvinge's feedback on 23-Jan-2019
Beautiful coins in perfect quality. Solid shipping and pleasent communication. Thanks for the extras.
5/55/55/55/55/5 pnightingale's feedback on 23-Jan-2019
A rare opportunity for some top tier UK coins from a most fair minded trader. I'm delighted with the result.
5/55/55/55/55/5 hummelcoins's feedback on 20-Jan-2019
Great swap with Jim. Communication, shipping, and coins all top notch. Thanks!
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 2-Jan-2019
Perfect swap as usual!

Thanks for the extras.
5/55/55/55/55/5 hugman_2000's feedback on 22-Dec-2018
Perfect !!! Beautiful coins and fast shipping. Thanks for the small proof coins.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 10-Dec-2018
Perfect swap.
5/55/55/55/55/5 tpal1961's feedback on 9-Dec-2018
Very nice coin sent. Pleasant to deal with and mailed coin quickly, securely packed.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Histo50's feedback on 10-Nov-2018
Very nice solid swap! The communication was very easy,clear and simple. The sending is very good with coins well protected. And,over all, the coins are a great satisfaction..I hope we will repeat!!
5/55/55/55/55/5 littlebluedog's feedback on 16-Oct-2018
Jim is a gentleman and a scholar and the trade went super smoothly. Absolutely recommended.
5/55/55/55/55/5 Chech's feedback on 4-Oct-2018
Very nice reliable swapper.

5/55/55/55/55/5 PaulDeLucchi's feedback on 3-Oct-2018
Excellent communication, easy to talk with,excellent mindset, fast and good packaging. Highly recommended swap partner. Plan on working on another swap with geostring in future

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