Author Archive: Jim Bisognani

Jim Bisognani has written extensively on US coin market trends and values and was the market analyst and writer for a major pricing guide for many years. He currently resides in Southern California and frequently attends major coin shows and auctions.

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58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Dealers Voicing Retail Sales On Upswing; Thanksgiving Memories; My 100th Report (Already?) The fifth installment of the famed Eric P. Newman Collection certainly ignited a powerful resurgence into a rare coin market, which had been a bit lackluster in sales and enthusiasm over the last several months. […]

By November 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Stack’s Bowers And Heritage Auctions Each Claim Over $10 Million; Silver Demand On The Rise; Quality Courts Strong Demand–Average Type Drifts Lower. Early fall has been the scene of much activity in numismatic circles. October ended on a positive note, as the last installment for 2014 of the Whitman […]

By November 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Better & Rare Date Gold Still A Crowd Favorite At LB; Classic Gold Commems Get A Boost. The final installment of the Long Beach Expo for 2014 was a worthy expedition for those who made the trek to the Southern California venue. Several veteran collectors informed me […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The ANA World’s Fair of Money – A Week Long Adventure

The ANA World’s Fair of Money – A Week Long Adventure

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. NGC graded 1804 Dollar-an auction knockout-Stack’s Bowers & Heritage Auctions vying for collectors’ and dealers’ attention-US Mint and Gold Kennedy Creates A Frenzy. As I write this report, final preparations are being made by me, and I’m sure scores of other collectors and dealers, for the great […]

Coin Market Report : Summer FUN – A Serious Surprise

Coin Market Report : Summer FUN – A Serious Surprise

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage Signature Sale Captures Nearly $10 Million. “Lots of public, and they were spending money.” “It was the best show of the year for us.” Midrange priced coins on the rise and in greater demand. For those of you who made the trek to the eighth annual […]

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report It’s a hot summer – outside as well as on the bourse! Read on for the latest show updates. Another Baltimore Whitman Expo is in the books, and the 2014 summer edition show was a vibrant affair from the opening bell. Collectors seized the opportunity to do some […]

Gardner Coin Auction Kicks off Summer In Grand Fashion Powering To Nearly $20 Million!

Gardner Coin Auction Kicks off Summer In Grand Fashion Powering To Nearly $20 Million!

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report Baltimore Whitman Expo Underway – Robust Demand For Quality, Rare And Top Quality Coins Is Intact – Metals Market Heating Up Summer is officially here. Traditionally, it is a time for families to enjoy outings, take in a ballgame, or just fire up the grill in the backyard. […]

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC 1776 Continental Dollar & 1792 Silver Center Cent Each Claim $1.41 Million! It seems like in the wink of an eye the memories of a harsh winter have been replaced with green grass and fresh blooms. Instead of being greeted with the grating sound of snowplow blades making repeated trips […]

Coin Market Report: No Stop for the Numismatic Juggernaut; All Eyes on Newman IV Coin Auction

Coin Market Report: No Stop for the Numismatic Juggernaut; All Eyes on Newman IV Coin Auction

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Numismatics welcoming a new audience – type coins a great starting point In the event that you haven’t heard, numismatics continues to be a very exciting topic of conversation. Much of this fanfare is being caused by major rarities coming to auctions. This, coupled with tales of buried treasure and fabulous […]

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Rare Coin Market is strong as Heritage Sale Races To $47 Million – Territorial Gold A Powerhouse Birds are singing; the ground and trees are slowly becoming alive again. Ah, those seasonal changes are so much appreciated. Yet, for numismatists, the rites of spring wouldn’t be complete without the Central States […]

Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC World Certified Rarities Attract Spotlight. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Issues Remain Hot Property. 75th Central States Convention On Deck. It is truly an exciting time to be involved with numismatics! Spring is finally here, and for most of the country we can shake off the cobwebs […]

Morgan Dollar collector hot on the trail of CC coins; California Gold Hoard ignites further interest in numismatics.

Morgan Dollar collector hot on the trail of CC coins; California Gold Hoard ignites further interest in numismatics.

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Another month is upon us, and the promise of Spring is in our sites, yet it is a similar refrain on the coin calendar, as the hectic numismatic schedule seems to claim no particular season. February certainly was a triumph, and the end of the month sent a salvo around […]

NY Takes On The World as 59th FUN US Coin Auction Features Million Dollar Trio

NY Takes On The World as 59th FUN US Coin Auction Features Million Dollar Trio

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Heritage World & Ancient Signature Sale Captures Nearly $15 Million – Market Ready For Expansion As Frigid Weather Can’t Cool Down Coin Market. What a hectic start to 2014! While excitement continues to boil over in the numismatic sector, frigid weather is blanketing most of the United States. Mother Nature […]

2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Newman Parts I & II Set the Bar – Frenzied Demand; Record Prices Chase NGC Icons. Industry Experts Discuss 2013 and Weigh In On What Lies Ahead. Amazingly we are about to close another year. It’s hard to believe but the winter season seemed to sneak up on me this […]

By December 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Market Report: Busy And Buzzing In Baltimore

Rare Coin Market Report: Busy And Buzzing In Baltimore

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Early November Auction Action Pulls In over $25 Million; Modern Rarities Establish New Records! All Eyes on Newman II – Bright White Morgan And Peace Dollars Are Blazing Hot November is off to a rousing start for us in the coin collecting world. Jump-starting the month was a Heritage Signature […]

By November 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC 1842-O Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Claims Record Price, Internet Auctions Bridge The Gap

NGC 1842-O Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Claims Record Price, Internet Auctions Bridge The Gap

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… There is no longer any down time between major shows or marquee auctions as websites and the various electronic trading networks have extended the dealer’s workday. Marked by decidedly cooler temperatures and swirling breezes, fall has certainly made its presence known where I live. Multi-hued leaves have been relentlessly cascading […]

By October 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Early Fall Coin Auctions Rake in $50 Million – NGC Rarities Join Elite Ranks!

Early Fall Coin Auctions Rake in $50 Million – NGC Rarities Join Elite Ranks!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Since my last report, from coast-to-coast the numismatic world has been the scene of heightened and historic activity. First up, September 19-21 was the Philadelphia Whitman Expo and host Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction. Floor activity and dealer action at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was quite spirited at this collector-friendly venue […]

NGC Coin Market Report:  Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo Charges Ahead!

NGC Coin Market Report: Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo Charges Ahead!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Stack’s Bowers’ Ford XXIV Takes Stage in Philly. Heritage Presents Collectors With Diverse US & World Offerings In Long Beach. While demand for rare coins is still intense, the thundering hooves of the Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo are causing quite a stir within the market. All this excitement with the […]

By September 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Market Report: It Was The Perfect Script For the ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Market Report: It Was The Perfect Script For the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Pair Of ANA Auctions Claim Over $75 Million. Ferocious Demand For Key Dates And High-Grade Coins – $10 Indians On The Warpath. What more could numismatists have asked for? Great location, great weather and great coins! For the multitude of enthusiastic collectors and dealers who attended the ANA World’s Fair […]

Greater Chicago On Fire With Pre-ANA Rare Coin Auction Excitement

Greater Chicago On Fire With Pre-ANA Rare Coin Auction Excitement

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Marathon of Auctions Underway – A Rare Coin Only Gets Rarer. It’s that time of year when the numismatic brethren begin in earnest the massive migration toward their coin mecca…the site of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. As this article posts, the greater Chicago area is swarming with numismatic […]

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