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Coin Market Strong – Three Major Sales In September

Coin Market Strong – Three Major Sales In September

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. 20th century type targeted by collectors; Indian Cents and Buffalo Nickels on the move; Wholesale trading brisk I really don’t know if some unknown nefarious force is tinkering with Mother Nature’s time machine—I can’t believe that as we go to press, we are ready to enjoy Labor Day […]

By September 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Room to Run:  Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

Room to Run: Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in the rare coin market. Undervalued coins. Sleeper coins. Pedigree coins. Old holder coins. CAC coins. Blue chip coins. All represent strong opportunity for smart resourced investors. Combine any of […]

The Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

The Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I had a personal investment in the recent sale of Dr. Steven Duckor’s gold dollar collection at the Heritage 2014 Platinum Night auction session. Steve is a good personal friend of mine (and my wife Irma) so we wanted to be there to cheer him on. I […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Many collectors do not even give it a thought. Yet every year, thousands of coins costing considerable sums are ruined due to improper storage methods. Elementary my dear Watson! My dealer would never sell me a coin in a holder which could effectively damage the coin over a period of time. […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65+ PCGS Secure. Gold CAC By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   As many of you read, the PRE ANA PNG Show was a BOMB. Why they insist on having these is anyone’s guess (why we are dumb enough to go, only our shrinks know–even though we go to buy). The […]

By August 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Off the top of your head, can you say how much your collection is worth? Do you have a game plan for selling in an emergency? How liquid is your collection? Your answers to any of these questions say a lot about you as a collector. How […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

This Way of Investing in Gold Should be Avoided

This Way of Investing in Gold Should be Avoided

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers   One of the most popular ways to invest in gold is through exchange traded funds; more commonly referred to as ETFs. There are a few reasons why individuals choose to invest in this form of gold. Most obvious is the convenience of being able to […]

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Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

  By Joshua Gibbons – About.Ag – for CoinWeek…. As Much as $25M of Stored Metal ‘Not Actually Purchased’ As a bullion investor and webmaster of About.Ag, I understand well the risks that customers face when ordering precious metals, especially from out of state vendors or websites. I’ve seen firsthand the implosion of such companies […]

By July 29, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. July Sales Make Big Splash Claiming Nearly $20 Million; Numismatics Is A Family Affair With Michigan Mom July has certainly been a very busy month on the numismatic circuit. Three weeks into the glorious summer month and the numismatic community has already held court for two major shows. […]

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. For me the anticipation of an approaching coin show transcends the magical time when, as a young lad, I eagerly awaited Santa’s visit on Christmas morning. These two events have one thing in common. As the arrival of the jolly fellow in the red suit came ever so near, my mother […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

By Harvey G. Stack,  Founder – Stacks Bowers ………….. In Part 1 of this story, I discussed the various printed information sources that influenced my nearly 70 years as a professional numismatist. As the hobby grew in the years from about 1980 to the present, the quantity of printed numismatic material grew. As more people […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Skidaway Island Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: Skidaway Island Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   Coins coming from personal collections are often given a Pedigree status and this seems to be a growing trend, as almost every auction by a major auction house now promotes coins as from the “So-and-So Collection”. As a fellow pedigree collector told me in a recent conversation: “Rick, those […]

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Lansing Merchant Liberty Coin Service To Handle Wholesale Distribution On July 6, the Blu-Ray/DVD 3-disc Combo Pack of the Kevin Sorbo movie Alongside Night (2015) was released. The prophetic action thriller, based on the 1979 book of the same name, is endorsed by three-time presidential candidate Dr. […]

Shane Downing – A Tribute To An Unsung Hero Of Numismatics

Shane Downing – A Tribute To An Unsung Hero Of Numismatics

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   What Does It Take To Update And Maintain A Price Guide?—A Commitment To Excellence. Certainly every coin collector loves coins and, as the market prices vacillate, the often unappreciated staple of numismatics are the pricing guides. Let me tell you updating and maintaining these guides requires careful […]

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact of life, unless, of course, someone finds a technique of transporting their cherished coins to that great coin club in the sky. The method of sale that you eventually choose, […]

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our previous installment I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important. One fingerprint or drop of moisture on an uncirculated coin could severely impair it as a worthy collectible, not to mention any potential resale or trading value. I was barely […]

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable chiefly to those dealers with whom we have personal contact. Purchasing coins through the mail and on the internet provide additional challenges worthy of discussion. Readers of Canadian Coin News […]

Beware of Defects on Coins

Beware of Defects on Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek… A defect is a defect no matter how slight the seller proclaims it. And that same “slight’ defect will become much more severe in the eyes of a buyer when it comes time to sell or trade that same coin. Try to remember this fact of life in your […]

How to Store Your Coins

How to Store Your Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In our previous installment we discussed the proper way to handle coins so as to keep them free of potential damage. Now we have to consider keeping those coins in our collection and doing […]

DLRC Cherrypicks the Pogue Coin Collection, Part 1

DLRC Cherrypicks the Pogue Coin Collection, Part 1

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins….   The first of six installments of the famous D. Brent Pogue Collection has now crossed the block at Sotheby’s, courtesy of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries. The Pogue Collection is one of the most exciting assemblages of United States coins to ever be offered at public auction. Certainly, it […]

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Numismatic legends David Tripp, Q. David Bowers, and Larry Stack gave a spirited presentation about Numismatics on the eve of the first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale. In this video, the three numismatists give their best answer to the question: Why Buy Coins?   Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

  By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek….   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually damage the coin’s surface, appearance and–most importantly–the value. If I could offer just one piece of advice to you today, it would be this: Do not clean your coins […]

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com…. CoinWeek Content Partner   Prior to the actual Pogue I sale (held in New York on May 19), I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which varieties should be collected. In the last several months a client of mine has become quite involved collecting Morgan Silver Dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time […]

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the state of numismatic print publishing and ponders what the future might have in store for the numismatic media in the years to come. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed […]

How to Keep Coins Safe

How to Keep Coins Safe

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek….   Would you like to keep your coin collection safe and save money at the same time? Sure. Who wouldn’t? I have my coin collection on a separate insurance policy from my homeowner policy. I pay a much lower premium with my collectibles insurance company than I would pay […]

 
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