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Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE SOLE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. DISGRACEFUL There is free enterpirse then there is the garbage that went on with the people and dealers who just had to get a piece of the Kennedy gold coin mania. On the news you saw and heard about the long lines […]

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the launch of the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollars, which has important implications […]

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report It’s a hot summer – outside as well as on the bourse! Read on for the latest show updates. Another Baltimore Whitman Expo is in the books, and the 2014 summer edition show was a vibrant affair from the opening bell. Collectors seized the opportunity to do some […]

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Auction records are easily accessible for collectors and dealers today but 15 – 20 years ago they were hard to come by. A quarter century ago, the world of rare coin pricing was considerably more difficult than it is today. Anyone wanting […]

Hot Topics: Wow! Eliasberg + Pogue Rare Coin Collection in my Lifetime… Some Thoughts

Hot Topics: Wow! Eliasberg + Pogue Rare Coin Collection in my Lifetime… Some Thoughts

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics Since hearing the news they are selling all I can do is think about the Pogue Rare Coin Collection – the ULTIMATE coin collection EVER formed. They took the best of the best and built something better. The collection is primarily Bust coins-but they have quiet “finest known” sets of […]

Economic World War 3 Declared On US Dollar!

Economic World War 3 Declared On US Dollar!

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com by Patrick A. Heller The 30-year $400 billion agreement for Russia to supply natural gas to China without using US dollars for payment is just one of the opening salvos by these two nations to destroy the US dollar. There are a number of other attacks on the US […]

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com A few years ago I proposed that Coin Collecting / Numismatics should be classed as an ASSET CLASS in their own right. I considered that having a mix of different asset classes can assist to reduce your overall risk and volatility and assist to preserve your hard earned wealth. Coins are just […]

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

By Wayne Sales…. As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private collectors and independent scholars.  The archaeological community is the opposite pole in almost every […]

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service A major trade last week has all the tell-tale signs of institutional gold price manipulation… The suppression of gold and silver prices is virtually an all-day everyday experience. It is so flagrant and blatant that analysts like me actually grow weary of exposing the obvious manipulation of precious metals […]

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series As collectors of ancient coins, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!” The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins. Or, […]

Hot Topics: Chatrooms Must Change

Hot Topics: Chatrooms Must Change

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics THE OPINIONS AND COMMENTS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER ALONE  AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS, LM AUCTIONS OR ANY OTHER COMPANY,ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL(S) TIME FOR DRASTIC CHANGES For too many years I’ve sat back and watched and experienced first hand how chatrooms […]

Rare US Gold Coins: The Bently Effect

Rare US Gold Coins: The Bently Effect

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As I have discussed in prior blogs, a paradigm shift has occurred in the rare date gold markets in the last two-three years. Formerly unpopular areas of the market such as San Francisco half eagles and eagles and No Motto Philadelphia eagles (and others) have gone from […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative coins from the U.S. Mint frequently drop in price after initial interest in the coins fades.  When early prices for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins sold and graded […]

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

By Patrick Heller – Liberty Coin Service If you asked the average person on the street if government should be responsible for establishing monetary standards and the issuance of circulating money, I suspect that a very high percentage would agree. In my judgment, those who think that way would be wrong. The invention of money was […]

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the profits of brokerage firms, and 2) resulting in individual investors selling their holdings for a […]

The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance

The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. I described in my last article how gold’s core value proposition is as wealth insurance. In this article I’ll address why understanding gold as wealth insurance, rather than as just another investment alternative, is crucial to understanding why gold […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #214 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Choice (MS-63) to Gem Uncirculated (MS-65 or higher grade) commemorative one dollar gold pieces. These are only nine issues of such commemorative U.S. gold coins, which date […]

The Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard: Some Thoughts

The Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard: Some Thoughts

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Unless you spent the last two weeks in deep space you have no doubt read about/discussed/dreamt about the fabulous Saddle Ridge gold coin hoard. Enough has already been written about the background of this hoard that I won’t repeat it here. (NBC News, BBC, CNN, Yahoo, etc.) […]

The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins

The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek  In numerous pieces for this column over the past couple years, I have been to a large extent an advocate for the series of First Spouse Gold Coins. I have always believed America’s First Ladies deserve a series honoring them, though a strong argument can be made that the coins should have […]

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Can Coin Dealers be Coin Collectors?

Can Coin Dealers be Coin Collectors?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A recent question from a client got me thinking: is it possible for a coin dealer to be a coin collector? My answer short and sweet: certainly yes — but with a large asterisk. In most collectibles fields, many of the greatest collections ever formed were by […]

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Obama’s MyRA Accounts—The Next Step Towards Government Seizure Of Precious Metals IRA Assets!

Obama’s MyRA Accounts—The Next Step Towards Government Seizure Of Precious Metals IRA Assets!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. During last week’s State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama announced plans to create new myRA retirement accounts.  The next day, he signed paperwork directing the Department of Treasury to create these government-backed accounts. MyRA accounts are available only to Americans who […]

The Rare Coin World of Old Favorites

The Rare Coin World of Old Favorites

By Richard Schwary (www.golddealer.com) ………… Not that long ago well-known coin dealer Ray Merena passed away and I began to think about how many old favorites are not with us anymore. Ray was buying and selling important coins in the 1970’s so we knew each other from the old days. And over the years we […]

Legend Numismatic Market Report: The Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection

Legend Numismatic Market Report: The Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report ONE OF THE GREATEST SALES EVER! Legend and its principals have attended and bid in EVERY major auction since 1980. NEVER before had we seen a display of wealth and aggressive bidding like what we just experienced in the Missouri Cabinet of Half Cents. Only the famed […]

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On January 2 U.S. Mint official Tom Jurkowsky, who is director of the Office of Corporate Communications, told numismatic media sources that the Girl Scouts of the USA will not be receiving any surcharges from the sale of Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial commemorative silver dollars. The reason […]

By January 13, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics DID WE WIN ANY WARS IN 2013? Sadly NO! While I thought we were making progress with coin doctors, we only slowed them temporarily. I have concluded the public is so addicted and really wants their coins so bad, they tend to be in denial. I’ve watched […]

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. In my previous column, I had speculated that the Chinese government had ordered the US government to suppress gold and silver prices so as to allow the Chinese to acquire more precious metals at bargain prices. Since then, an important revelation has come to […]

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. At the start of each year, I review the 10 predictions that I made a year earlier.  If you are making predictions that you hope people consider, you need to be held accountable for what you say. I never hit it perfect, or even […]

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

A MINDBLOWING CRAWL! First I will say the experience so far has been far WORSE then anything I expected. Yeah, I know many people told me so, but I could not grasp the concept. The one thing I am impressed with, for as much as things are NOT happening, the current board is trying. Our President does […]

By December 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with this history which gave him new insights into the areas he’s now collecting.  Therefore, I thought more people would be interested in a short background of the coin market during […]

By December 2, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bulls May Need to Rethink Their Position

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bulls May Need to Rethink Their Position

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As the end of the first year in two decades in which gold prices are down for the year to the tune of 29%, it is a good time to review the outlook for precious metals and whether it is time to rethink one’s perspective. After all, if one […]

By December 1, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
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