We worked with Richard Nachbar when we were selling some coins for a relative. We were a little unsure, because we know nothing about coins. He spent a lot of time with us and explained the values and histories of the coins to us. We were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. We definitely recommend him to anybody looking to sell coins.
I have always found Nachbar Rare Coins to fair and honest. I recommend them to anyone looking to sell their collection. He got me the most amount of money I could expect for my coins.
We've seen his big ads in coin publications for years, as well as his disingenuous promises of his retirement from the business for years. Nachbar advertises cases where sellers have done ok, but not the ones where he rips people off. I have heard of numerous cases where he misrepresents what he will pay when you ship items to him and then bullies prospective sellers into letting him have even certified coins, etc. at "his" grade instead of what PCGS and NGC has graded them. He claims they are improperly graded! I would avoid this con, and look around for honest dealer like Heritage Auctions, Apmex or Stacks Bowers.
BEWARE SCAM ARTISIT!! Refuses to make you an offer and just asks what you want for it and says no I can't do that. He then will tell you to shop your item around and he will match or pay more than the highest price given cause he has such low overhead. Then after you spend days driving all over town getting prices he tells you to come back in and he will give you the agreed upon price you discussed over the phone and when you show up he claims that he can't go half of what he just offered you on the phone and tries low balling you. I personally don't think he has the money to purchase any quality items, just look at the inside of his store!!! Disgusting!! He is completely dishonest and a perfect example of what is bad in this country. Nothing but a lazy scam artist trying to inconvenience and rip people off!! Beware don't waste your time!!!!
The proprietor of this store is a liar and utterly untrustworthy. Looking to sell off 4 1/4 ounces of sterling silver wire I had purchased nearly 20 years ago when I got into jewelry making, I called the company this morning and was offered $30 per ounce. After I drove nearly 20 miles to the store this afternoon, I was told to my face that he had never offered to pay $30 per ounce. The proprietor then insisted that the wire (which I had purchased from a reputable jewelry supply company in Chicago back around 1990) is NOT sterling silver -- WITHOUT testing the silver content! Through one side of his crooked mouth, he denied it was sterling silver, but with the other, he asked me how much I wanted for it. I told him, "$120 -- the amount you offered me this morning." He repeated his claim that he won't pay even half that because it's not sterling silver (again, without testing it). So I told the liar where he could go, and left. I had driven 40 miles for nothing. I strongly recommend that no one should do business with this liar and gonif.