Author Archive: Laura Sperber

Laura Sperber is one of the Owners of Legend Numismatics. She is a passionate and outspoken dealer who says what she believes and is a strong proponent of numismatic standards. Since 1987. Legend Numismatics has built an unequaled reputation among casual collectors and avid investors alike by locating and procuring top quality rare coins.

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Legend Numismatics Pre-Gardner Auction Market Report

Legend Numismatics Pre-Gardner Auction Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   Unusual Activity We can only make observations and report on what Legend did. Last week featured extra ordinary activity in the beginning. We posted some serious coins early afternoon last Saturday (we now prefer a Saturday early afternoon posting schedule). We sold a $50 Slug in minutes, followed by the […]

The CSNS Show: Jekyll and Hyde

The CSNS Show: Jekyll and Hyde

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   This was certainly not the booming CSNS Shows we remember attending years ago in Indy or St Louis. It’s definitely NOT a “must attend” show for dealers anymore (we know several that stayed home). Mid-day Thursday, the aisles were so empty you could drive a street cleaner down […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics   I’M READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!  Why will people pay crazy money in auction-when I can sell them the same coin for less? Its something that has bothered me so bad that I saw no way to change it-I started my own auction company. I see […]

Legend Market Report: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but…

Legend Market Report: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but…

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. We’ve all heard that phrase. What does it have to do with Long Beach? The show had decent attendence (even with a majority of East Coast dealers staying home) but had few collectors drinking (buying). We did not have a good show for multiple reasons.     Yes, the market clearly has […]

By February 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Candid 2015 “Hot Topics” on the Coin Market by Laura Sperber

A Candid 2015 “Hot Topics” on the Coin Market by Laura Sperber

2014 WAS THE YEAR FROM HELL Can’t say 2014 was a good year for myself or The Legend companies. We would have our good months, only to give back and then some the following months. Choppy accurately describes the overall market. I’m not one who has to have everything rock-in and rolling all the time, […]

Legend Mid Novermber Rare Coin Market Report

Legend Mid Novermber Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics……… WE SEE IMPROVEMENT!  Seems like people have settled down and are back in “coin mode” again. In October what hit the market was shock of the stock market dropping, we were right in the middle of having multiple auctions thrown at us, gold was spinning its way down, and […]

By November 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber’s Legend Numismatics Market Report: Early November 2014

Laura Sperber’s Legend Numismatics Market Report: Early November 2014

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   LOVE THE NEW LEVELS We’re not going to fluff things. The market clearly is soft-in certain areas. Not good to have generics that haven’t been bought in the past two weeks, million dollar plus coins are almost frozen due to the looming Pogue sales (at least from our […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

By ANA Board Member Laura Sperber …….. NO COMPLAINTS FROM ME Now that I am a year into being on the board, I am sad to admit I have failed to bring any change. I have done little to nothing I promised when I ran for the board. BUT-I do NOT blame the other board […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE SOLE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. DISGRACEFUL There is free enterpirse then there is the garbage that went on with the people and dealers who just had to get a piece of the Kennedy gold coin mania. On the news you saw and heard about the long lines […]

Hot Topics: Wow! Eliasberg + Pogue Rare Coin Collection in my Lifetime… Some Thoughts

Hot Topics: Wow! Eliasberg + Pogue Rare Coin Collection in my Lifetime… Some Thoughts

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics Since hearing the news they are selling all I can do is think about the Pogue Rare Coin Collection – the ULTIMATE coin collection EVER formed. They took the best of the best and built something better. The collection is primarily Bust coins-but they have quiet “finest known” sets of […]

Hot Topics: Chatrooms Must Change

Hot Topics: Chatrooms Must Change

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics THE OPINIONS AND COMMENTS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER ALONE  AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS, LM AUCTIONS OR ANY OTHER COMPANY,ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL(S) TIME FOR DRASTIC CHANGES For too many years I’ve sat back and watched and experienced first hand how chatrooms […]

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics DID WE WIN ANY WARS IN 2013? Sadly NO! While I thought we were making progress with coin doctors, we only slowed them temporarily. I have concluded the public is so addicted and really wants their coins so bad, they tend to be in denial. I’ve watched […]

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

A MINDBLOWING CRAWL! First I will say the experience so far has been far WORSE then anything I expected. Yeah, I know many people told me so, but I could not grasp the concept. The one thing I am impressed with, for as much as things are NOT happening, the current board is trying. Our President does […]

By December 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber’s HOT TOPICS: THE ANA GANG

Laura Sperber’s HOT TOPICS: THE ANA GANG

Comments by ANA Board of Govenors Laura Sperber on her Websites HOT TOPICS Blog ……… NOT HORRIFIC So far I have not seen a complete train wreck, just a slight derailment. BUT I have now seen enough to know NOT to expect any great changes, things move SLOOOOW, and there definately are board memebers with […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Critical Steps That Need To Be Taken By The  ANA

Critical Steps That Need To Be Taken By The ANA

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ………….. In light of all this monkey business, thefts, employee problems, etc the ANA has its self one nasty black eye. Further, the state of disrepair the ANA is in I see the deeping into a situation that may last for decades unless swift-even harsh changes are not imemdiately made. […]

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report NEW ORLEANS IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT ……. But a LOUSY place to hold a coin show! Apparently someone in the ANA leadership wanted to have a free trip down to a beautifully rebuilt New Orleans. You sure can’t beat the city for its food, nightlife, […]

Legend Numismatics Announces Lawsuit in Latest Market Report

Legend Numismatics Announces Lawsuit in Latest Market Report

BREAKING NEWS: After several months of intense investigation, we would like to announce that Laura Sperber has filed a lawsuit against Paul Elwell from Mattawan, Michigan alleging that Elwell is responsible for a false and defamatory “report” about Laura that was posted anonymously on the website, ripoffreport.com. We are confident that our legal team will […]

By February 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Hot Topics: A NEW TWIST AND MY PLAN

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: A NEW TWIST AND MY PLAN

By Laura Sperber Hi all. Yes, I am back to attacking coin doctors and the dealers who enable them. Seems the docs have come up with a new twist about their deeds. Time for a wake up call to them! Its mindboggling to me how many coin doctors have come up to me in the […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Legend Numismatics ………. What a long and trying year it has been. I thought this might be the year finally where coin doctoring meets it match. NOT! These days I  see plenty of puttied coins still being made. What a shame. The year started out with great hopes of the […]

By February 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report: GOLD IS ALIVE!

Legend Market Report: GOLD IS ALIVE!

Legend Numismatics Market Report by Laura Sperber Sure, have it splashed across the news and Internet that two successful billionaire hedgies (Soros and Paulson) made large GOLD purchases and watch what happens. The two billionaires alone may not be enough to move prices, but shortly after the news broke, worlds PR machines were buzzing about […]

KABOOM!…An Update About Last Weeks Article on Coin Doctors

KABOOM!…An Update About Last Weeks Article on Coin Doctors

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics LAST WEEKS HOT TOPICS I can say it definitely was well read. Unfortunately, it was not so well received by a small vocal group. Too bad! As far as I am concerned, the coin docs can rot away! Link to Article THE PNG First, my fave group-the […]

Coin Doctoring – WILL WE EVER WIN?

Coin Doctoring – WILL WE EVER WIN?

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics HOW COULD IT GET SO BAD? Most likely when the coin was sent to the grading service the putty was freshly applied and blended in. At the time it would have been impossible for PCGS or any grading service to know the coin had been messed with. […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics NO DOLDRUMS HERE! We still do not know what happened in May. No one wanted to do anything and there were so few coins around we started to think about other careers. For us, it was the PRE LB purchases of the Large Cents that got people excited and […]

THE ANA MID WINTER DENVER SHOW

THE ANA MID WINTER DENVER SHOW

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics First, we’d like to apologize for the tweet we sent out when we got the show about the show being DOA. It really was the thin air that got us woozy. THE SHOW WAS NOT DOA. It did have a light pulse. While lightly attended by the public and […]

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner For Legend, a week of no shows did not mean no business. We blew past  $1,000,000.00 in sales for the month on Tuesday. The way things are going looks like we won’t slow down for along time. We finally have some new and fresh coins in […]

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics At the FUN Show John Albanese and the committee he has formed (to define coin doctoring) will present a definition of coin doctoring to the PNG board. At some point (if accepted), the membership will vote. These are huge obstacles. I am not optimistic about the definition […]

By December 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

THE STAFF OF THE BALTIMORE SHOW IS THE BEST! Mary Counts, David Chrensaw, and Lori Hamrick and staff, put on the best commercial show there is! The only other shows that rank close are FUN and the Summer ANA. No matter what you collect, the Baltimore Show will be exciting for you. It was a wonderful […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

First, I wish to thank all of Legends customers for their loyalty and support through the years. George, myself and Jose work hard to ensure you always receive the BEST coins and the BEST services. Our commitment is you, the collector. Unlike other retail dealers (and most wholesale dealers), we know that with out you, […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics SURPRISE! Not! It was exactly as we expected-looking like a morgue. You really can not have a show with 80 tables sold placed within a show where there are 500 tables. It is not an inviting atmosphere. Plus, Comic Con was in the Hall next door-almost 100,000 comic fans […]

Legend Coin Market Report: FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR-A GOOD ONE!

Legend Coin Market Report: FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR-A GOOD ONE!

By Laura Sperber – Rare Coin Market Report THE POTENTIAL OF RARE COINS Our expectations of 2011 were for it to be good. Not only has it been good, we are way ahead of last years record numbers. For the first half of 2011, Legend Numismatics SOLD TO COLLECTORS (not WHOLESALED, not including auction representation, […]

 
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