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Gold and Silver American Eagles: Big Sellers in a Sluggish Economy

Gold and Silver American Eagles: Big Sellers in a Sluggish Economy

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Merchants from mom and pop stores to national chains are fighting a losing battle with lower sales volume. Are there any exceptions to the general trend? Stock what people want, and they’ll beat a path to your door or web site. So what is hot in the current retail environment? Take a look […]

By February 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. There is plenty of demand for major rarities in any condition. For much of the last few years nearly everything you read about in numismatic market reporting is the insatiable demand for top quality material. Nearly every auction held has coins bringing record prices in […]

By February 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections Sets Sales Record: $1.28 Million in 4 Hours

GreatCollections Sets Sales Record: $1.28 Million in 4 Hours

Paterson Collection with 100% sell-through; 1796 No Stars $2.5 Realizes $112,200. Buoyed by the sale of the Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins, which brought $665,599, GreatCollections set a new company record yesterday with total sales of $1,283,901. “The coin market is strong, as evidenced by the spirited bidding and final prices realized,” said Ian […]

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 […]

By February 7, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Liberty Head Eagles and The Condition Census: Part One

Liberty Head Eagles and The Condition Census: Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I have written extensively about the Condition Census as it applies to United States gold coins: what it is, its origin and significance and specific examples of issues and a listing of the Condition Census. I recently had an interesting conversation with an advanced collector about his […]

By January 20, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In my opinion, the sale of the Eric P. Newman collection is the clearest ever demonstration of the rare coin market’s insatiable desire for quality. The sale of the Eric P. Newman coin collection has been touted by many serious coin dealers […]

By January 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. As most of you know I am from Missouri. So was Mark Twain. He had many famous quotes, but the one I like the best (with a little artistic license) is: “Rumors of my retirement are greatly exaggerated” Many of you have emailed me or Tom asking […]

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 →
Legend Market Report – The 2014 January FUN Show

Legend Market Report – The 2014 January FUN Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. We’d guess every Mid West/Northeast dealer were just thrilled to be out of the wicked weather. In fact, many left home early to avoid all the weather issues. Attendance prior to the show and at the show was strong as we have ever seen it! As usual, the […]

Precious Metals IRAs … A Primer

Precious Metals IRAs … A Primer

By John Johnson – GoldStar Trust Company……… So,  you’re thinking about adding precious metals to your retirement funds. Perhaps you have already been buying gold or silver for your other investment accounts or maybe this will be your first venture into precious metals investing. Of course, you could just purchase gold, silver, platinum or palladium, […]

By January 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
NY Takes On The World as 59th FUN US Coin Auction Features Million Dollar Trio

NY Takes On The World as 59th FUN US Coin Auction Features Million Dollar Trio

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Heritage World & Ancient Signature Sale Captures Nearly $15 Million – Market Ready For Expansion As Frigid Weather Can’t Cool Down Coin Market. What a hectic start to 2014! While excitement continues to boil over in the numismatic sector, frigid weather is blanketing most of the United States. Mother Nature […]

Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should, Too.

Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should, Too.

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. When I got the idea to sell my collection, I didn’t know what to think. Was I bored?  Had I lost confidence in the hobby? Had my interests shifted so much that everything I’d put together so carefully before no longer appealed to me? Did I […]

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 […]

Market Report: Gold Drops Below $1,200 – Now What?

Market Report: Gold Drops Below $1,200 – Now What?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. What impact, if any, will the lower prices of precious metals have on the rare coin market? Last week the Federal Reserve announced a forthcoming slight drop in the fiscal stimulus known as “quantitative easing”. They will start scaling back on monthly […]

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 […]

U.S. Rare Coin Market Roared in 2013, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

U.S. Rare Coin Market Roared in 2013, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

From a multi-million dollar nickel to a $10 million silver dollar, the market for high-quality, historic United States rare coins established unprecedented records in 2013 for the number of coins that sold for $1 million or more and the highest price paid for any rare coin, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists […]

2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Newman Parts I & II Set the Bar – Frenzied Demand; Record Prices Chase NGC Icons. Industry Experts Discuss 2013 and Weigh In On What Lies Ahead. Amazingly we are about to close another year. It’s hard to believe but the winter season seemed to sneak up on me this […]

By December 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It’s pretty clear that rare coins and currency is a multi-billion dollar a year business. There is no doubt that the rare coin market in the United States has evolved considerably in recent decades. Twenty-five years ago when I operated an auction […]

Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Rare Coins Worth More

Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Rare Coins Worth More

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com If you have been collecting rare coins for more than a few years, there is a good chance that you have “found money” in your holdings. What I mean by this is that there are a number of things that you can do–often with little or no cost–that can significantly […]

By December 17, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……….. You can have unlimited funds but without adhering to a basic core group of numismatic fundamentals, I believe it is very difficult–if not impossible–to build a great collection of coins. Some of the best collections I have seen in the last few decades were built by collectors with average […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. Having just published a blog about coin rarity based on grade distribution, I’ve been thinking more about the many concepts of rarity and how they apply to coin collecting. Let’s take a look at a few and discuss them. Rarity is probably one of the two […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics … a CoinWeek Content Partner …………… Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, As I have promised for the last couple of months, this month’s Road Warrior is Part One of my four part series on ‘Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type’.  Part One is ALL about copper coinage.  Without getting too […]

By December 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Selling by private treaty gives the seller a chance to determine by negotiation the final amount received. My last article discussed strategies to be a successful consignor to rare coin auctions. Auctions have become a much larger share of the rare coin […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Coin Market Report: THE HOUSTON SHOW

Legend Numismatics Coin Market Report: THE HOUSTON SHOW

This show is really Legends “escape show” more so then any other including our beloved Las Vegas Shows (lately they have personally cost us too much if you know what we mean). We LOVE the hotel-the Hilton of the Americas (of all the shows we do its our favorite) and last show we flew on […]

Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. It is interesting to study the grade distribution patterns for various branch mint gold issues. By this, I am referring to what percentage of a certain issue’s survivors exist in a specific grade range. In order to apply this to a practical numismatic situation, I am […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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