Collecting Strategies

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Regardless of whom you buy coins from, understanding the numismatic landscape will give you a better idea of how the hobby operates. Anyone who collects coins, other than plucking them from circulation, buys them from someone. Many collectors may find their coins from various sources, […]

Coin Collector Attempts Getting a Coin from Every Country in History. VIDEO: 2:06

Coin Collector Attempts Getting a Coin from Every Country in History. VIDEO: 2:06

Dr. Garth Clark, President, Bellaire, Texas Coin Club Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. Dr. Clark started out as a teenager collecting coins hoping to get a coin from every country of the world. He soon found out there were more coins and more countries than he ever imagined. Decades later he has more than 1200 coins […]

By June 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. The last article I wrote was about Trophy Coins. It generated a lot of buzz among my readers, not all of it positive. The negative comments I heard, not all underserved, typically went something like this: “You are an elitist, writing about coins which are $50,000, $100,000 […]

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #224 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., a large percentage of enthusiasts have sought to complete sets. Indeed, almost all collectors of U.S. coins have aimed to […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that this […]

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one neat package. Trophy coins aren’t necessarily the rarest pieces within a specific series. As an example, a 1907 High Relief is far from the rarest issue in the St. […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3:  19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3: 19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #219 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……… United States One Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1849 to 1889. Early 20th century, commemoratives One Dollar Gold pieces are a different species; they were minted to […]

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. As nearly everyone who buys rare coins knows these days, a larger percentage of the market is conducted at auction. The auction market has exploded in recent years. Twenty years ago, the total amount of rare coins sold at auction in the […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. There is plenty of demand for major rarities in any condition. For much of the last few years nearly everything you read about in numismatic market reporting is the insatiable demand for top quality material. Nearly every auction held has coins bringing record prices in […]

By February 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’m basically an old school coin dealer. I market coins all the time but am not really a “marketer” in the numismatic sense of the word—although I deal with firms which are marketers. These companies are always looking for angles and if there is one thing I am pretty cognizant […]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Ask an American numismatist to describe commemorative silver coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, both […]

By January 29, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 3: Quarters

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 3: Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by taking a look at the 20th century’s workhorse denomination, the quarter. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to check out parts one and two of our guide, which focus on cents, nickels […]

By January 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

The January 26, 2014 auction of the “Missouri Cabinet Collection,” the current and all-time finest United States half-cent collection of its kind in the PCGS Set Registry®, once again demonstrated that superb-quality coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) can bring superb-quality prices. The collection of 228 coins, with a combined face value $1.14, […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek …………. Greg Reynolds discussed the results of the recent Heritage NY International World Coin auction in an article dated January 8, 2014, “Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction“. In the article he mentioned the “value” that world coins may offer compared to US coins. […]

By January 20, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In my opinion, the sale of the Eric P. Newman collection is the clearest ever demonstration of the rare coin market’s insatiable desire for quality. The sale of the Eric P. Newman coin collection has been touted by many serious coin dealers […]

By January 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should, Too.

Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should, Too.

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. When I got the idea to sell my collection, I didn’t know what to think. Was I bored?  Had I lost confidence in the hobby? Had my interests shifted so much that everything I’d put together so carefully before no longer appealed to me? Did I […]

Record $22,825 for Modern Gold $25 Eagle at GreatCollections

Record $22,825 for Modern Gold $25 Eagle at GreatCollections

First Time Offered by GreatCollections Results in World Record Price A perfect modern $25 American Gold Eagle graded Proof-70 DCAM by PCGS was sold at auction this week by GreatCollections, setting a new world record price for the half ounce modern gold proof coin series. Over 42 bids were received for the unreserved auction, before […]

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest of the story. The person who prefers collectible silver hasn’t been forgotten, as […]

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Those who do the best with their coins financially are not necessarily the most well off, but rather tend to be the most well-informed, especially who also act on their knowledge. One major purpose of this column is to help make collectors and buyers of modern coins better informed […]

By December 26, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Rare Coins Worth More

Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Rare Coins Worth More

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com If you have been collecting rare coins for more than a few years, there is a good chance that you have “found money” in your holdings. What I mean by this is that there are a number of things that you can do–often with little or no cost–that can significantly […]

By December 17, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one’s finances. A desire to own the metal coupled with a small budget can be especially frustrating, but there are ways to play the gold game without large sums of cash. Even though it hasn’t been used […]

By December 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……….. You can have unlimited funds but without adhering to a basic core group of numismatic fundamentals, I believe it is very difficult–if not impossible–to build a great collection of coins. Some of the best collections I have seen in the last few decades were built by collectors with average […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. Having just published a blog about coin rarity based on grade distribution, I’ve been thinking more about the many concepts of rarity and how they apply to coin collecting. Let’s take a look at a few and discuss them. Rarity is probably one of the two […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics … a CoinWeek Content Partner …………… Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, As I have promised for the last couple of months, this month’s Road Warrior is Part One of my four part series on ‘Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type’.  Part One is ALL about copper coinage.  Without getting too […]

By December 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
NGC to Display No. 1 Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes

NGC to Display No. 1 Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display the number one NGC Registry Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes at the 2014 FUN Show. Assembled by Nathan Perry, the impressive “49er Collection” is a complete set of NGC-certified Proof Seated Liberty Dimes struck 1858 to 1891. It includes many finest known examples, interesting varieties, desirable pedigrees and […]

Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Selling by private treaty gives the seller a chance to determine by negotiation the final amount received. My last article discussed strategies to be a successful consignor to rare coin auctions. Auctions have become a much larger share of the rare coin […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. It is interesting to study the grade distribution patterns for various branch mint gold issues. By this, I am referring to what percentage of a certain issue’s survivors exist in a specific grade range. In order to apply this to a practical numismatic situation, I am […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collector Coins: 1913 – A year of rare-date U.S. coinage

Collector Coins: 1913 – A year of rare-date U.S. coinage

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Mention 1913, and the multimillion-dollar Liberty nickel of that year (five known) is often the first thing that comes to the mind of collectors. There were a higher than average number of other low-mintage coins issued a century ago. Buffalo nickels debuted in 1913 and are hugely popular with 21st century collectors. That […]

By December 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Selling Your Collection At Auction

Coin Collecting Strategies: Selling Your Collection At Auction

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Consigning coins to auction is not always a simple matter. There are many factors to consider. Heritage Auctions recently sold a significant portion of the incomparable Eric Newman collection. The NGC graded coins realized over $23,000,000. His original cost for this group […]

By December 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Add Silver to your Gift List this Year

SILVER 101: Add Silver to your Gift List this Year

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… It’s that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift list? One word – silver – immediately comes to mind. Collectors and bullion investors often like to give silver coins, rounds and bars to others, and that is a timely gift […]

By November 25, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
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