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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 […]

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   The interconnected euro monetary system has led to a number of squabbles, both petty and of great import for the participating Eurozone countries. While most of the focus rightly has been placed on matters of finance (the intractable Greek debt crisis, for instance), other numismatically-related disagreements between nations pop up […]

Counterfeit Coins Are the Future

Counterfeit Coins Are the Future

By Steve Caruso for CoinWeek…. Counterfeits are the future. I admit that coming from me, such a message seems a bit curious… if grim. However, the sad truth is that counterfeits will play a bigger and much more sophisticated part of our hobby’s future whether we wish to face it in time or not. What […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics   I’M READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!  Why will people pay crazy money in auction-when I can sell them the same coin for less? Its something that has bothered me so bad that I saw no way to change it-I started my own auction company. I see […]

A Case for Modern Coins

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/17/2014.   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst coins. The worst monetary policy. The worst design. To others, “modern” represents something democratic and personal. The money we use every […]

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Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. THE LOVE OF COINS Its very fitting we should be sharing our love for the rare coin market and everything (execpt Modern and Ancients) coins today, Valentines day. If you stop to think, rare coins are really an extraordinary hobby. We can’t think of any other collectable that […]

CoinWeek Market Report – February 13, 2015 – Video: 5:12.

CoinWeek Market Report – February 13, 2015 – Video: 5:12.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses a few of the coin news highlights from the numismatic world in this week’s installment of the new CoinWeek Market Report. Covered topics: ANA Settlement with Larry Shepherd, new content partnership with Canadian Coin News, and the Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale Results.  We hope you enjoy the report and make […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 1: Finest 1796 – ’97 Draped Bust Half Dollar

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 1: Finest 1796 – ’97 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #264 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… This is the first in a series on the Pogue Family Collection, probably the greatest set of pre-1840 U.S. coins ever assembled. This collection will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Traditional U.S. Mint Sets Losing Ground to Other Mint Products

The Coin Analyst: Traditional U.S. Mint Sets Losing Ground to Other Mint Products

Guest Column by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez… One of the first things I did when I got into coin collecting was write to the U.S. Mint so I could order my first uncirculated coin set. You might remember placing U.S. Mint mail orders, too, and addressing them to the customer service center at 10001 Aerospace Drive, Lanham, […]

By February 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point

Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride.  However, nearly everyone was perplexed when the Archaeological Institute of America politburo began spewing venom […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

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