Posted: 24 days ago
I have been doing business with Joe, buying and selling coins while building my collection, since 1984. My kids used to really enjoy spending time there, looking at cards and odd coins. He has been a mainstay of the downtown business scene since way before I found his shop, which was then in a tiny space on Pleasant Street. Since then he has moved into a spacious and elegant (or once elegant) former bank building. Joe can be gruff and taciturn, bit I think he has mellowed over the years, --but basically he's a coin dealer not an entertainer. I have found that his grading is the most accurate of any dealer I have tried. --That is probably the most important attribute for a coin dealer. That, and a high measure of honesty and fairness. --And bravery, standing up to brazen daylight robbers a couple of years, and getting injured in the process.