Collecting Strategies

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 →
PCGS Hosts Display Of Finest Morgan Dollar Set At 2014 FUN

PCGS Hosts Display Of Finest Morgan Dollar Set At 2014 FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) will host the first East Coast public display of the superb, multi-million dollar Coronet Collection, the finest current Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921), in the PCGS Set Registry® (http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry). The entire collection of 97 coins with a weighted grade point average of 66.38 will be exhibited at the […]

By November 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 2: Nickels and Dimes

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 2: Nickels and Dimes

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. Welcome back to the Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker guide to building the ultimate 20th century type set. In our last installment, we spelled out the basic principles of our type set strategy and focused on the most interesting small cent coins of the century. We […]

By November 25, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
When the “Best” Coin isn’t the “Better” Coin

When the “Best” Coin isn’t the “Better” Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. In many series, collectors are slaves to the holder. By this, I mean, they make purchases which aren’t always prudent based on what a PCGS or NGC holder says. This is most prevalent in Registry-oriented 20th century series such as Lincoln Cents and Washington Quarters (amongst […]

By November 14, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jefferson Nickels, Mercury Dimes, Roosevelt Dimes, Standing Quarters and Franklin Half Dollars are often collected by specialized designations for strike quality. When I started in rare coins over 35 years ago, there was only modest interest in later date 20th Century coins. […]

By November 12, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Got A Low Numismatic Budget ?  Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

Got A Low Numismatic Budget ? Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Does that headline sound insane? How can a collector with limited funds even think of obtaining something from the jaw-dropping Eric P. Newman collection? It should be obvious that I’m not advising Joe Lunchbucket to bid on the 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle quarter certified as MS-67* by the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. (all […]

By November 7, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
U.S. Coins: The Perfect Alternative, Circulated Coins

U.S. Coins: The Perfect Alternative, Circulated Coins

by Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. …………… “Circulated Coins: The Perfect Alternative” was originally published in the February 2013 issue of COINage, Volume 49, Number 2. It is reprinted here with permission from the author.  Coin collecting today is obsessed with perfection. Perhaps it comes from the proliferation of newly struck non-circulating legal-tender (NCLT) […]

By November 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior- Coin Collecting by Design Type

Rare Coin Road Warrior- Coin Collecting by Design Type

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Over the last several decades I have started collections of quite a few different and varied items.  While maybe not a ‘hoarder’, I do enjoy searching for and acquiring different items.  Coins have been my ‘drug of choice’ so […]

By November 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Token Demand for New Hindu Year Leaves Gold Waiting on US Data

Token Demand for New Hindu Year Leaves Gold Waiting on US Data

WHOLESALE trade in London left the price of gold sitting at last week’s finish of $1317 per ounce Monday morning, as European shares rose with government bond prices but commodities slipped. Silver also held flat, trading near $21.90 per ounce – more than 5% below last Wednesday’s 5-week high. The Euro ticked higher from a […]

By November 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Roberto del Bosque, Salvatore Falcone, Angel Smith, and Pat Stovall. Interviewer: David Lisot………. No matter how much a person thinks they know about a particular market there may be something else to learn. CoinWeek asks eBay traders to share what they think are the most important secrets to have a successful auction experience. Hear comments […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Don’t Lose These LIittle Silver Coins

SILVER 101: Don’t Lose These LIittle Silver Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Accumulating silver bullion is a satisfying task, but there’s much more to the metal than sheer ounces. Coins are full of art and history, and those elements often lead to collecting. When examining the whole spectrum of silver, it’s natural to wonder why dozens of nations have issued coins that are smaller – […]

By October 25, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ………. Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th century US Type set. Type sets enable you to assemble a representative sampling of coins over a particular period of time, or of a particular type of coin. When we think of type sets, we usually […]

Collecting Insights for the Standing Liberty Quarter Series- Part 2

Collecting Insights for the Standing Liberty Quarter Series- Part 2

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ………. Standing Liberty Quarters were struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1916 until 1930 with the exception of only 1922, when no quarters were produced at any Mint.  Strikings at Denver and San Francisco were more sporadic.  This is the only 20th century regular issue U.S. coin for which […]

What should I collect? Tips for building a meaningful set of U.S. Coins. Part Two.

What should I collect? Tips for building a meaningful set of U.S. Coins. Part Two.

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. During the holiday season I often reflect on the many blessings I have in my life. One of those blessings is the joy I receive from handling and looking at rare coins. In fact, I love my job. I get to look at […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

EDITORS NOTE: LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES is a new CoinWeek column that focuses on coins that were produced with low mintages yet currently sell for modest prices that are within the reach of the average collector. We hope you enjoy this numismatic perspective. by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What Should I Collect?  Tips for Building a Meaningful Set of U.S. Coins.  Part One.

What Should I Collect? Tips for Building a Meaningful Set of U.S. Coins. Part One.

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. I am often asked what I collect.  I have collected things since my earliest days.  I often tell people that ‘you either have the collecting bug-or you don’t’.  I certainly have the bug.  As a child I collected baseball cards, stamps, comic books, […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 2: Dipped Coins

Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 2: Dipped Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #186 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is the second in a series. It is not necessary to click to read the first part to follow the theme in this second part. This discussion is about […]

By September 18, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report : The Coronet Morgan Dollar Collection

Legend Numismatics Market Report : The Coronet Morgan Dollar Collection

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……….. THE CORONET COLLECTION This past week we were proud to help a lifelong collector culminate his collecting dream: he completed what is now the current #1 Morgan Dollar set on the PCGS Registry and #2 set all time (behind the late great Jack Lee). A huge congratulations to […]

Mirror Mirror  : Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

Mirror Mirror : Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars by date is extremely challenging. There are few numismatic delicacies as aesthetically appealing as a deeply Prooflike silver dollar. These coins are simply stunning! Anyone who collects Morgan Silver Dollars is familiar with these interesting coins. Even though most […]

By September 16, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Stacking and Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

SILVER 101: Stacking and Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Whether they admit it or not, silver investors can get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to a few 100-ounce bars at a time. While “stacking” is enjoyable, it’s possible to get two forms of entertainment from the process. Thousands of different one-ounce silver rounds and […]

By September 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 1: General Concepts

Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 1: General Concepts

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #185 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Although this series relates to costly, classic U.S. coins, many of the points put forth herein apply to collecting inexpensive coins as well, and there are many exciting, classic U.S. […]

By September 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …….. As the number of collectors who are buying up early American coins grows, these coins are becoming scarcer, forcing their prices higher over the long-term.  This has been a problem that has caused many collectors to change their areas of collecting interest. For example, a few problem-free early American […]

By September 6, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The 1854-S Double Eagle US Gold Coin: A Study

The 1854-S Double Eagle US Gold Coin: A Study

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The 1854-S double eagle is one of the most interesting Liberty Head double eagles. It is widely acclaimed by collectors due to its status as the first double eagle from this mint, and the rarity of the quarter eagle and half eagle from this year makes […]

By September 6, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #183………. The Rarities Night event of Aug. 15th was one of many sessions in the official ANA convention coin and paper money auction by Stack’s-Bowers, which totaled more than $46 […]

SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Even though Canada beat the U.S. to the gold bullion game by introducing the gold Maple Leaf in 1979, the silver version didn’t become a reality until 1988. That was two years after the silver Eagle debuted in 1986. Once thought of strictly as a bullion piece, the silver Maple’s quarter-century run makes […]

By August 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
 
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