Collecting Strategies

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Let’s begin by looking at what money really is, using the settling of the United States by the European colonists as an example.  When European settlers came to America during the 1600s, they traded useful goods with the Native Americans who had lived here first.  The settlers traded […]

By February 3, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been thinking about when a specific coin is worth a premium because of is status as a Deep Cameo (PCGS’ modifier) or Ultra Cameo (NGC’s modifier). After a brief explanation of these terms, I’d like […]

By January 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay

How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay

by Ross W. Bailey, From The E-Gobrecht – 2012 Volume 8, Issue 1 The Electronic Newsletter of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB This article distills the lessons gleaned from my ten years of experience as an active buyer and collector of rare coins on eBay. Over that period of time, I’ve made many mistakes, and […]

Coin Appraisals Serve Varied Purposes

Coin Appraisals Serve Varied Purposes

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com As an owner, or buyer or seller of rare coins, have you ever thought about how a professional coin appraisal can help you?  Normally, we think of coin appraisals as being used primarily for estate valuations after the death of a collector or rare coin investor, for insurance […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner A popular feature of the www.raregoldcoins.com blog is the “what’s hot and what’s not” article that I write at the end of every year. As its the very end of what’s been an interesting and active year, let’s take a look at what was in demand […]

By January 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Board News For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 21 — Winter 2012

Coin Board News For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 21 — Winter 2012

MARKET ACTIVITY Coin board sales at auction continued to be irregular during the past quarter and not particularly useful in setting values. The economy continues to limp along with no signs of real recovery in sight, and the net result of this is that the many casual buyers of coin boards I have on my […]

By December 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage on […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

By Laura Sperber, – Legend Numismatics Market Report – Re-posted with Permission on CoinWeek Last week a copy reputed to be the finest of Superman #1 sold for a remarkable $2,160,000.00! Keep in mind, this is a regular for circulation to the masses comic book-NOT the original art work. For the life of us, even […]

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Prices of rare coins appreciate because new money enters the rare coin market vying for their limited supply. They decline in value when selling rare coins becomes a trend and buyers take their cash out of the coin market en masse. Rare coins are a “store of value” […]

By November 11, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 3, Three Cent Silvers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 3, Three Cent Silvers

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #80 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Here are facts and ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete a set of circulated Three Cent Silvers. The discussion is geared towards collectors who would like to assemble a […]

By November 9, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 2, Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 2, Quarters

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting  #79 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete a set of one series of silver quarters. Information and advice are provided, especially for collectors who are would like […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
A Kid’s Guide to Collecting Coins Now Available

A Kid’s Guide to Collecting Coins Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (Oct. 17, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, websites and events for the coin and paper money collecting hobbies, has released A Kid’s Guide to Collecting Coins. “Coin collecting is a great hobby for people of all ages, and with this book we’re hoping to get kids involved at […]

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The half eagle is the very first gold coin to be struck at the United States mint. This denomination was struck without interruption from 1795 to 1929, and it is the only U.S. gold issue to be produced at all eight United States mints. It is very popular with collectors, […]

By October 10, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

In an interview for Heritage Magazine, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg shares his passion for collecting. Read the full interview by Johannes Werner, here. Certified Success From Zsolnay and Redmond to Chagall and Van Erp, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg has extended his collecting far beyond the world of coins. Mark Salzberg has a knack for collecting […]

A Look at Advanced Rare Coin Collecting

A Look at Advanced Rare Coin Collecting

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com When most people think of coin collecting, they think of filling albums with coins organized by date of issue and mintmark, or organizing boxes of encapsulated coins in a similar way. But trends of collecting have changed over time. For example, collecting coins by mintmark wasn’t a recognized […]

What to Buy to Begin Investing In and Building a Collection of Rare Coins

What to Buy to Begin Investing In and Building a Collection of Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com Last week I wrote about “Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in Today’s Market.” As I talked about in that article, once you’ve learned the basics of how the rare coin market works, you can start focusing on developing a plan with which to begin building your investment […]

Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like to share. 1. Don’t Get Into a Forced Sale Situation. When it comes to buying coins, most people (dealers and collectors) are sharks. If they know that you are in a situation of desperation, […]

Coin Collecting: How Much Do You Have to Pay to Play?

Coin Collecting: How Much Do You Have to Pay to Play?

By Doug Winter – RareDateGold.com I get calls from potential new gold coin collectors nearly every day. Some of them have spent a good deal of time researching the gold coin market and have a good idea what the coins that they may be buying will cost. Others have no clue and are almost charmingly […]

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part II: an Interview with Steve Estes

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part II: an Interview with Steve Estes

by Louis Golino To view Part 1 of this article…Click Here Steve Estes is a Portland, Oregon coin dealer and a professional numismatist who has been in business since 1963. He and his wife, Debbi, sell primarily PCGS and NGC-certified and some raw coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars, Walking Liberty halves, and a wide […]

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #53 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds More than twenty years ago, there was a rage for Three Cent Nickels. During the rare coin boom from 2002 to 2008, however, hardly anyone mentioned Three Cent Nickels. Sure, many Three Cent Nickels quietly increased in value […]

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

By David Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY After the amazing developments during the last quarter of 2010, the new year has started out relatively quiet. The seller on eBay who has been offering partial sets of pennies in Lincoln Printing Company boards for many months is still attempting to sell them at fixed prices to […]

By March 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Krause Presents ‘Safe Coin Investing’ Webinar with David Harper on Monday

Krause Presents ‘Safe Coin Investing’ Webinar with David Harper on Monday

On Monday, March 28th, David Harper the editor of Numismatic News will be hosting a free webinar on “Safe Coin Investing“. This is the first in a series of monthly online seminars covering  various topics of coin collecting with experts from the Krause Publications Numismatics team. Krause has been an innovative leader in developing new […]

By March 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Thoughts on Originality

Coin Collecting: Thoughts on Originality

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com “Originality.” It’s one of the most overused terms in all of numismatics. And it’s one of the most misunderstood as well. Given the choice, I believe that most people would rather own an “original” coin instead of one that has clearly had its appearance changed in recent years. With the […]

By January 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Are Rare Coins Investments?

Are Rare Coins Investments?

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Maarket Report Blog First published in the Jan. 10, 2011, issue of Coin World Are rare coins an investment class? They are according to the Wall Street Journal. For the past several years, Coin World has provided a “Classic U.S. Rarities Key-Date Investment Index” for use in the Wall […]

By December 30, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Proof-Only Gold Coins

Proof-Only Gold Coins

Important Type Three Proof Liberty Head double eagles in the upcoming 2011 FUN auction got me to thinking about. What are these coins, why are they important and do they deserve the market premiums they enjoy?

By December 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

By November 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Advice for beginning and intermediate collectors of U.S. coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Advice for beginning and intermediate collectors of U.S. coins

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #22 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Until CoinFest occurs at the end of the month, there will not be a live event conducted by any of the four leading auction firms of rare U.S. coins. Plus, I am not aware of […]

By October 13, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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