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96 N Pleasant StAmherst, MA 01002Map & Directions
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I stumbled in a few weeks ago. Paul was there during the COVID 19 world while others are getting paid from home. I ended up staying about 45 minutes, fun random conversation as I poked around his packed cases/shelves. He has a wealth of knowledge on coins, paper currency and other collectibles. Another guy came in and sold some items and seemed very happy with the deal. Paul even pulled a couple things out from the items the guy had and said to the guy that he might be better off keeping them for sentimental reasons. He's obviously been doing this for many years and been around the block in terms of assessments. I'm sure he'd pull out a standard grading and pricing book if anyone had any questions on coin values (i.e. the indian head reviewer below). Also, the true value lies in finding right buyer in right market... he might have had "a few" of the indian heads in question already in stock and not selling.
Richard's Coin Exchange, run by Paul Richard, is the real deal. The other guy with the "Indian Head pennies" probably had coins that really were worth 10 cents. The problem with such a niche industry like coins and antiques is that a lot of people have very different expectations for their possessions, as opposed to the real monetary value of things. Paul is a sweet old man and he is honest. His store holds a variety of coins, foreign and domestic, old and new, in good conditions. Otherwise, I don't think he'd be regularly off with his products, going to conventions all over the USA. Paul is also the most understanding man when it comes to sentimental value, because, his store makes him into a hoarder by nature. Tucked away behind a restaurant and shadowed by the large CVS in Amherst Center, Richard's Coin Exchange is a guaranteed good conversation and sweet company. If you know what you're looking for, the odds are high that it's there.
Came here looking to sell an old coin collection of Indian Head pennies from the 1800s which were in absolute perfect condition and this guy, Richard, was one of the rudest people I've ever met. He merely looked at all the coins and threw them on the counter. One coin was worth at least 20-30$ and he offered 10 cents for it. What a joke! Don't come here unless you want to be ripped off and treated poorly. I gave this one star because YP insisted that I rate this "buisness" but truth be told, I'd give him no stars if I could.