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Coin Profile: Proof 1860 $20 Double Eagle

Coin Profile: Proof 1860 $20 Double Eagle

1860 $20 PR64 Cameo NGC. The Breen Proof Encyclopedia records something north of 30 complete gold proof sets minted for 1860, although the Mint during this period would also provide individual denominations upon request. The net production of the 1860 double eagle is reported as 59 proofs. The current numismatic thinking — espoused by Akers, […]

If they build it, they will come. My take on the Baltimore Coin Show

If they build it, they will come. My take on the Baltimore Coin Show

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana I’ve been going to coin shows since the late 1970’s, close to 1000 total. From VFW halls to the Staple Arena in Los Angeles, I’ve seen them come and go, from their humble beginnings, to their rise to the top, and with some, their eventual demise. I can say […]

Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Few cities can rival Baltimore in its ability to provide the perfect venue for a coin show. The close proximity to a number of major metropolitan areas and the variety of after show entertainment makes Baltimore a great town for conventions. Last week, the Whitman crew did an outstanding […]

Gold rarities, early proof specimens and S.S. Central America sunken treasure highlight Heritage Central States Auctions

Gold rarities, early proof specimens and S.S. Central America sunken treasure highlight Heritage Central States Auctions

Conducted April 27-30 in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society Glittering gold rarities, including elite proof specimens and a double eagle that survived the mass melting of its issue in the 1930s, are among the major highlights of Heritage Auctions’$20,000,000+ CSNS Signature® & Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction, the official auction of the Central […]

The Spring Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

The Spring Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A NOMINATION FOR A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE Might sound s little extreme, but we can not say enough positives about the people who put on the Baltimore Show. Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, etc all do such a heroic job, they deserve to be nominated for the Nobel […]

THE SACRAMENTO ANA SHOW

THE SACRAMENTO ANA SHOW

The Legend Numismatic Market Report Any locale where it takes a change of planes to get to will not draw the major dealers. You can also bet it won’t draw the crowds of buyers either. That’s exactly what happened at Sacramento. The results sadly were as excepted for us (and others): VERY disappointing. For sure […]

By March 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior

Rare Coin Road Warrior

Coin Show Reports by Viv Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, My name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior. My wife Sherri and I attend forty coin shows a year to buy scarce and interesting coins for our customers. I have always been a coin show guy and […]

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Johann Matthias (John) Reich was a Bavarian native who learned the engraving trade from his father, Johann Christian Reich. According to L. Forrer in the Biographical Dictionary of Medalists: the elder Reich was “born at Eisenberg (Saxe-Altenburg) about 1740, settled at Furth in 1758, and died in 1814. He probably began as an assistant to […]

By March 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Fr. 1132-K 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note Being Offered at Central States

Rare Fr. 1132-K 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note Being Offered at Central States

A Fr. 1132-K 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note graded PCGS Extremely Fine 45, one of only five known examples, is among the exceptional notes being offered in the upcoming Heritage CSNS (Central States Numismatic Society) Currency Signature Auction. The auction will be held in the Chicago area on April 27-29, 2011. The non-floor session will […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior

Rare Coin Road Warrior

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics In this month’s Rare Coin Road Warrior I will briefly discuss the strong bullion market and how it will affect the rare coin market. In addition, I will try and give you some insight into what is happening on the ‘Bourse’ floor at the major rare coin shows across […]

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ in Sacramento, California, March 17 – 19, 2011. “This unprecedented 36-coin set was assembled over the past six […]

By February 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19

Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19

The American Numismatic Association’s 2011 Sacramento National Money Show features some of the world’s most valuable and historical coins and paper money, as well as educational opportunities for all ages and interests. The show takes place March 17-19 at the Sacramento Convention Center and includes a world-class auction by Heritage Auction Galleries and hundreds of […]

Gold and VIP Visitor Highlight  February 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo

Gold and VIP Visitor Highlight February 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo

A visit by well-known Southern California television personality Huell Howser and the first Southern California public display of a recently discovered, nearly 100-ounce gold nugget were among the highlights of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo held February 3 – 5, 2011. He videotaped interviews for an upcoming episode of his acclaimed, long-running […]

By February 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Long Beach Show Market Report

The Long Beach Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Guess we live in the past. We can still remember when the convention center was smaller and newer. Dealers had to endure a waiting list for tables. There used to be a huge parking lot across the street. And most important people used to pack in for the show. […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Coin Shows

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Coin Shows

By Vic Bozarth – February 2011 – Bozarth Numismatics In this month’s RCRW I am going to talk a little about the rare coin market before previewing the rare coin show schedule for the next two months. The rare coin show schedule follows a pretty predictable timetable each year. Many dealers and avid collectors schedule […]

By February 2, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s-Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection’s Finest Known 1792 Half Disme

Stack’s-Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection’s Finest Known 1792 Half Disme

A classic early American rarity, the rainbow-toned 1792 half disme, graded NGC MS-68, will be exhibited during the first two days of the Long Beach (California) Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo on Thursday and Friday, February 3 and 4, 2011. This historic coin is the finest known surviving 1792 half disme and was acquired in […]

By January 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
100 Troy Ounce Gold Nugget from California’s Mother Lode on Showcase!!

100 Troy Ounce Gold Nugget from California’s Mother Lode on Showcase!!

The LARGEST CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH NUGGET left in existence, the 100 troy ounce gold nugget discovered last year in Nevada County, California, will be on Showcase in multiple venues prior to the Holabird-Kagin Americana Auction this March in Sacramento. Reno, Nevada, January 14th, 2011 – Named the “Washington Nugget” because the nugget was discovered near […]

By January 17, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #35 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa was successful, lively, and very enjoyable. According to Cindy Wibker, the convention coordinator, more than 9500 collectors and members of the “general public” attended, plus at least 1500 dealers […]

By January 12, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
William Shamhart 2011 FUN Coin Show Report

William Shamhart 2011 FUN Coin Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana It seems as if the Holiday season of 2010 was six months ago. Not because it wasn’t eventful, but because Christine and I have just returned from TAMPA (not Orlando) and the first major show of the year. When you get back from a show, especially one like FUN, […]

Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set To Be Displayed at the FUN Show

Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set To Be Displayed at the FUN Show

The first-ever public display of the one-of-a-kind set of 1943 bronze Lincoln cents from the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints will be hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service and Legend Numismatics, Inc. during the first three days of the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Florida, January 6, 7 and 8, 2011. The unprecedented […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2010

Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2010

Hi, my name is Vic Bozarth and I am a Rare Coin Road Warrior. I have spent most of my twenty plus years in the rare coin business at shows or on buying trips all over the continental U.S. My wife, Sherri Bozarth, and I own Bozarth Numismatics Inc. and our website is Bozarthcoins.com. In […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” Chosen as Theme for 2011 National Coin Week

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” Chosen as Theme for 2011 National Coin Week

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” is the theme of 2011 National Coin Week, April 17-23. The weeklong celebration of coins and currency will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the numismatic changes and innovations during the conflict, which began at Fort Sumter, S.C. on April 12, 1861. Collectors are invited to help the American […]

By October 21, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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