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Legend Numismatics  – The Pogue Sale Market Report

Legend Numismatics – The Pogue Sale Market Report

First, we’d like to commend Stack’s and Sotheby’s on the wonderful job they did producing the sale. Everything from the catalog to the auctioneer was just superb! Since announced back in October, this sale has caused fear and actually froze the upper end of the market for some time. Now that the sale is over […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 18-22, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 18-22, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   It was a largely flat week for equities as trading volumes dropped ahead of the holiday weekend in the U.S. Large investors seem to be staying on the sidelines in the stock market, while the bond market remains uncertain after last week’s sell-off. The precious metals gave back much of last […]

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the hair colouring commercial on television that proclaimed that “blondes have more fun”. If you were to ask me to come up with a clever idea for a commercial on the many rewards of […]

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

Commentary for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $20.90 at $1206.90, putting the brakes on its most recent move to the upside within its current trading range. So gold came down with a case of the sniffles today for two reasons. […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant….   There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their […]

Legend Numismatics Pre-Pogue Sale Market Report

Legend Numismatics Pre-Pogue Sale Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER! Finally, the sale that is so huge and dynamic that it actually stopped the upper end of the market in its tracks way back in October is now going happen on Tuesday. You can be positive every major player in classical numismatics will […]

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Posted by Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report….   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were selling at reduced prices from their last appearances. May 2015 has certainly been a busy and exciting month in numismatics. As I write this edition I’m waiting for the […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   The dollar pulled back from its recent bull run, helping both crude oil prices and precious metals advance. Equities were mostly sideways this week as economic indicators in the U.S. continued to disappoint. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The Price Tag for Bad Behavior by Big Banks There are certain forms of crime, […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

Commentary for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed surprisingly higher today up $25.50 on the Comex to a more respectable $1218.40. This after yesterday’s push to the upside of $9.40 is happy news but let’s not count our chickens just yet. This […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

Commentary for Monday, May 11, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $5.90 today on the Comex at $1183.20. There was some early upside movement after the announcement that China would cut its lending rate by a ¼% but their attempt at fine-tuning their staggering […]

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report….   With the world and rare coin market continually changing, every collector, dealer, and investor should try to understand what tools are available to make sound purchase and sales decisions. A few days ago I was reading the latest issue of Coin World and noticed an […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday, April 24, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed up $12.30 today on the Comex at $1186.80 and was good for a few bucks more in the aftermarket. The store also saw strong Asian interest today and the gold Exchange Traded Funds moved […]

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along with […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: As equities markets pulled back amid mostly soft economic indicators, the precious metals had an early-week rally snuffed out by Friday’s close, as both gold and the Dow Industrials have essentially wiped out all of their gains thus far through the 2015 calendar year. GOVERNMENT & […]

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

A CoinWeek Exclusive Interview… At the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down with John Kamin, editor of The Forecaster Moneyletter. In this interview Kamin discusses speculating on numismatics, the buying and selling of “factory coins”, and areas of the market where most anybody can buy into and possibly reap profits from […]

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 […]

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   What does psychology have to do with coin collecting? Collectors have one distinct advantage over non-collectors. The hobby of coin collecting–and it is a hobby, pure and simple, not an “industry” or “market”–adds an extra dimension to the collector’s life, a safe and enjoyable retreat from the stress and pressure […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

Commentary for Friday  April 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $19.20 on the Comex today at $1175.20. The market got weaker overnight in London and Hong Kong and the downward move accelerated in the domestic market. I don’t know what to makes […]

Realism or Absurdity? Fiat Money and TBTF (Too Big To Fail) in 2015

Realism or Absurdity? Fiat Money and TBTF (Too Big To Fail) in 2015

By Geoffrey Cope….   The fear of GERMANY. Is it real? – read more: SPRING 2015 – Following the November 16th, 2014 G20 nation meeting in Brisbane, the confiscation of depositor funds was not a one-off emergency measure limited to Cyprus. Similar “bail-in” policies or models are now appearing in multiple countries. New Rules: Cyprus-style […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

Commentary for Wednesday  April 22nd , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $16.00 at $1186.90 on solid home sales data indicating the economy may be back on track after some data setbacks created by the winter cold snap. So we are now trading significantly […]

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were available for sale. It had been quite some time since I ordered anything. Long ago I dutifully ordered a proof-like set and an extra proof-like silver dollar every year. […]

How To Spend A Tax Refund on Coins

How To Spend A Tax Refund on Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The good news: It’s tax refund season, which often provides collectors with the funds to indulge and buy a special coin. The bad news: Many Americans will be receiving lower refunds than they have gotten in recent years. There may still be enough to venture into the numismatic market, […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. LEGEND BREAKS UP THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR HALL/SIMPSON $10 LIBERTY SET No, Bob Simpson is NOT dumping or selling out. He is repositioning. This is the last of his major “house keeping” sales. The value of this set exceeded $5 million dollars. We assure you, you will be […]

For Coin Collectors and Investors, a Competent Appraisal is a Necessity

For Coin Collectors and Investors, a Competent Appraisal is a Necessity

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   Foolish is the individual who travels the highway of life without a Last Will and Testament. Just as imprudent is the numismatist who insists that he or she is in no need of a competent appraisal of their coin collection. As most competent appraisals cost about the same as a […]

Why You Should Keep an Inventory

Why You Should Keep an Inventory

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   Do you know exactly what you have in your coin collection at this very moment? If your collection were stolen today would you be equipped to file an accurate insurance claim? And, would your heirs have any idea as to the value of your collection should you suddenly be summoned […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: April 5, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: April 5, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   Against the backdrop of rising equities in both Asia and Europe, the U.S. markets were uneven in a short week of trading. Mounting unfavorable economic data and predictable ambiguity from the Federal Reserve have muddied the performance outlook for the second quarter, providing some modest safe haven support for the precious […]

Nostalgic About World Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo A Winner

Nostalgic About World Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo A Winner

  By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Stack’s Bowers Sale Powers to Over $18 Million; Spring Fever Memories of 1969; You Can’t Judge A Modern Coin By Its Mintage Well I have come down with a case of spring fever, no not that kind, the strain which harbors regular flu symptoms that is. This […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

It was a solid week for the precious metals, which all advanced (excepting palladium) on mounting geopolitical risks and deceptive rhetoric from the Federal Reserve. Equities in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia pulled back this week on uncertainty over the strength and health of the global economy. By Gainesville Coins…. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The […]

GoldDealer Newsletter – Gold Moves higher for the 7th Day as the Saudi’s Strike Yemen

GoldDealer Newsletter – Gold Moves higher for the 7th Day as the Saudi’s Strike Yemen

Commentary for Thursday  March 26th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.….   Gold closed up $7.80 at $1205.10 as safe haven buying increased over Middle East tensions. Saudi and coalition forces directed airstrikes against Yemen in an attack directed against Iranian backed rebels. There was some concern […]

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