Unsolicited, Unfiltered and Unedited Comments from our Clients

A Great Treat!

"It's a great treat for me to [always] admire & [sometimes] purchase CRO coins.

All the Best,"

C.L., Alabama


"One word about this coin


Keep up the hunt!"

D.C., Virginia

You are very trustworthy

"John - just an extra note:  you are very trustworthy.  I like working with you."

D.B., Virginia

You have great eye for original high-quality material


Nice coins!  You have great eye for original high-quality material. The Morgan curls my toes. No &*%@!!!  It Oozes with originality!  Lastly, thanks for the CRO cap!"

D.M., North Carolina


"Just got it


Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!"

D.C., Virginia

I am very impressed

"Hi John,

Coin arrived safe and sound this morning.  Thank you! This is the first coin I have bought from CRO and I am very impressed. Appreciate the quick communication from you, the lightning speed on sending the coin, and most of all the quality of the coin. Some would think this would be common among dealers but it isn't. I spent 6 figures last year on coins and am amazed at calls or emails that went unanswered on coins I was interested in. Again, thank you and I will keep an eye out on your site . . ."

G.B., Kentucky

Thanks again for your sage numismatic guidance

"The toning alone is worth the $ of admission. It's an absolutely drop-dead GORGEOUS coin. You never cease to amaze me . . .

Many, many thanks again for your sage numismatic guidance."

J.R., Vermont

Amazing coins

"John comes up with some pretty amazing coins."

I.R., California

Another great transaction!

"I received the Peso and Ecu.  Love them both!  Thanks for another great transaction!"

K.B., Kansas

Your go to guy for Pine Trees

"John Agre of CRO is your go to guy for Pine Trees. And you won't get a sappy sales pitch."

D.W., New York

You have a great eye

"I received the 1 Escudo and the 2 Reale. Love them. I admit it: you have a great eye."

M.G., California

Superb pieces

"John is definitely on the short list of dealers who routinely offer superb pieces."

T.B., Connecticut

Reliable and trustworthy

"Your company is reliable and trustworthy.

Thank you,"

G.C., Missouri

Another beauty

"John, the coin arrived, and it is another beauty.

Thank you."

R.L., Wisconsin

I appreciate your eye for coins

"I was traveling this week - so I'm only getting the view the Lincoln 50c coin now. It is terrific. :)

I think I mentioned that I would look over the CRO archive to create a 'wish list' in case any coin of interest comes back to you.  I've attached this wish list. It just reminds me how much I appreciate your eye for coins.

Thanks again!

All the best,"

R.C., California

You are rare!!

"John -

You are rare!!! An honest man who cares about the best interests of others. Bless you!! We appreciate this SO much. PLEASE let us know if you are ever in our area. We would love to extend you some Southern hospitality."

G.S., Alabama

Thanks for the quick shipping

"Hi John,

I received the package of coins yesterday in good shape. I find the coins attractive, and I'm pleased to add these varieties to my collection. Thanks for the quick shipping."

M.M., Washington

I appreciate your being available in the evenings

"Dear John,

Thanks so much for holding the coin for me, and I appreciate your being available in the evenings. Many days, that is the only time I have to keep up with my hobby."

E.H., Pennsylvania

His taste in world gold is . . . superb

"I've missed dozens of great coins at CRO.  I will miss dozens more at CRO in the future. Sometimes, I am able to snag one.  His taste in world gold is, like pretty much everything else, superb."

A.B., Texas

Surprised at the results and very happy


Just wanted to comment that it looks like the group did pretty darn good.  Kinda surprised at the results and very happy.  Thanks for your assistance in selling them.  I appreciate all that you did on my behalf."

M.A., Texas

Good guy who sells nice coins

"John Agre is also a good guy who sells nice coins. I had given up on finding a Matron Head Large Cent up to my specs until he sold me one which had my name on it."

E.C., California

You have the best inventory I've ever seen

"I picked up the Franklin Press today from the post office . . . .

U N B E L I E V A B L E     It truly is     F R A N K L Y  I M P R E S S I V E    the BEST COIN I HAVE TO DATE

John, You have the best inventory I've ever seen, you've got a lifelong customer and friend here."

K.W., New Jersey

Wonderful Service!!

"Good Afternoon John:

Wonderful Service!!  Terrific Coin!!  Much appreciated Sir!  I will be adding this specimen to my collection!!  

Thank You," 

K.L., California

I'd rather look at your list than eat

I always look forward to the Early Bird during my lunch break. In fact, I’d rather look at your list than eat.”

H.B., Florida


"Received the coin today.  Outstanding!!  The surfaces are so clean, free of of marks, hits, etc.  Lustrous.  And the colors, wow...with the 'pull-away' toning we see on the Mexican coins of this era.  Thanks so much again.  And I do really appreciate you pulling the hat, I'll use it for special occasions."

J.J., Wisconsin

Exceptional eye-appeal

"Good evening John,

The 1795 Half Cent arrived safely today, Thank you. A perfect, original example for this issue.  Absolutely no problems with exceptional eye-appeal.  Sharp details on a nicely colored planchet. 

Thanks again,"

M.B., Rhode Island

All I expected and more

"John, the coins arrived this afternoon and are all I expected and more. Thanks for being the professional you are.

Take care,"

E.C., Florida

You have the best, most accurately photographed coins

"My opinion is that you have the best, most accurately photographed coins in the business. I know these coins will be great in hand and look forward to seeing them.


K.B., Kansas

Your website is awesome

"Your website is awesome, I use it for research all the time.  John, coin arrived, thanks so much.  You take some pretty awesome photos for your website, but in hand this coin is more gorgeous than your photos show. The deep orange toning is stunning. Hope FUN show is going well."

M.S., Alaska

Exceptional customer service

"John, the coin arrived safely and with a sweet black hat!  It is phenomenal in hand.  Thanks for the lightning fast delivery.  5 stars all around, and exceptional customer service."


B.G., Minnesota

A really outstanding coin

"Hi John,

Received.  Very impressed, a really outstanding coin.  And in hand, it's a very beautiful coin.  I have to show this one off.

Thank you for the nice Walker.

Best regards,"

R.B., Maryland

You are an honest dealer

"I much appreciate that you are an honest dealer....frequently hard to find these days!


A.G., California

A great addition to my collection!

"Hi John, the half finally came today, and well worth the wait of course. It's absolutely beautiful, and I love the way the luster peeks through the original toning. Definitely a great addition to my collection!

Oh, and the gold sticker made me feel like I was opening the winning WonkaBar. I think I even did the same dance. Thanks for another great sale, and for giving me a crack at this coin even when you were pretty sure what CAC would say. I have no idea how this half survived the earlybird, but I'm sure glad it did.

Best Regards,"

M.L., Colorado

You always have a good eye


The piece arrived today. It's a keeper. You always have a good eye. Thanks. See you in Bal'mer.

Take care."

L.A., Virginia

It actually looks better in hand

"Hi John,

I just got the coin today. I think it actually looks better in hand than in the photo! The depth of perception of the horse head stands out much better. I don't think I would trade it for any of the other known examples. The horse head has much more detail than any of the others. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to purchase this!"

L.M., Illinois

Super eye-appeal

"Good morning John,

The 1839-O arrived safely this morning, thank you.  A very handsome example of this popular and desirable mint issue Bust Half.  Perfect, problem-free gray surfaces with super eye-appeal.  Thank you for the privilege of utilizing a short term layaway to make the purchase, greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,"

M.B., Rhode Island

I appreciate you taking the time

"Hey John,

I just want to say appreciate you taking the time this morning and teaching me about coins.


M.A., Massachusetts

Thank you for the opportunity

"Thank you for the opportunity to add to my Colonial Collection. You have turned your passion and knowledge of Colonial coinage into the finest source of rare and quality specimens."

R.S., California

You have a great eye for beauty and rarity

"Thanks for the wonderful coins that you make available to us. You have great eye for beauty and rarity.


T.S., Illinois

This is why I deal with people like you

"I have to say that you are really good at this business. A lot of your fellow dealers are not. I have been cheated, lied to and received generally poor service more in this hobby than any other. This is why I deal with people like you."

M.G., California

I look forward to working w/you again!

"You've got a great eye, John!

I look forward to working w/you again!"

J.H., New Jersey

You find really nice stuff

"I want to be just like you if I ever grow up and become a coin dealer.  You really find nice stuff. Most others can't, don't, or won't. Nice business model.

Thanks again,"

B.M, Montana

Your response times are flat out amazing!

"Your response times are flat out amazing!  I swear you replied before I was finished typing!!"

M.H., Indiana

Your expertise of the coins and the marketplace is invaluable to me


You have raised several important points that I have not adequately considered.

Your expertise of the coins and the marketplace is invaluable to me.

M.G., California


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