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A Letter from a Coin Collector Regarding the Newman Collection Sale

A Letter from a Coin Collector Regarding the Newman Collection Sale

An Open Letter to Doug Winter – November 16, 2013 ………… Hi Doug, On the day following the Eric Newman Part II early silver auction, I wanted to take the time to thank you for all you’ve done for the hobby over these years. In internet parlance, I’ve been a lurker, someone who follows a […]

By November 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Should Gold and Silver Be Considered an Investment or Insurance? Yes!

Should Gold and Silver Be Considered an Investment or Insurance? Yes!

CoinWeek Guest Commentary by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers  ……. If you ask a handful of individuals that are closely tied to the precious metal and bullion industry if gold and silver should be viewed as an investment or insurance, you will likely get very different answers. That’s because buying gold and […]

By November 22, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report: The Eric Newman Collection Sale

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The Eric Newman Collection Sale

OF COURSE WE TOLD YOU SO! We’re not trying to be everyones warm and fuzzy friend, tell you how many cokes we drank at the auction, or the trip from hell we had to get there. The recent Eric Newman Collection auction was one of the most important auctions of past decade and we are […]

US Dollar Accused Of Being A Ponzi Scheme

US Dollar Accused Of Being A Ponzi Scheme

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. A member of Russia’s national legislature, Mikhail Degtyarev has introduced a bill in that nation’s parliament to outlaw the use or possession of US Dollar currency. Degtyarev, a member of the Liberal Democrat Party and a losing candidate for mayor of Moscow in the […]

Rare Coin Market Report: Busy And Buzzing In Baltimore

Rare Coin Market Report: Busy And Buzzing In Baltimore

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Early November Auction Action Pulls In over $25 Million; Modern Rarities Establish New Records! All Eyes on Newman II – Bright White Morgan And Peace Dollars Are Blazing Hot November is off to a rousing start for us in the coin collecting world. Jump-starting the month was a Heritage Signature […]

By November 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Coin Market Report: The Baltimore Show

Legend Numismatics Coin Market Report: The Baltimore Show

Good grief! Where did all the people come from? Thursday had one of the best crowds we have seen a very long time. Saw many “old friends” and made a few new ones too. Legend did do more sales to collectors then normal for the show. Overall, the show was surprisingly good! As usual our […]

Coin Appraisals:  Sadly…you may need one, but don’t know it!

Coin Appraisals: Sadly…you may need one, but don’t know it!

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ……….. It’s easy to become smug about valuing coins.  On the surface it seems easy – just look up the date, mintmark and grade of your coin in your favorite price guide or auction prices realized list and there you have it! This may be fine for common date Mint […]

By November 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Commodities & Collectibles:  Strategic Investment or Personal Finance Pitfall?

Commodities & Collectibles: Strategic Investment or Personal Finance Pitfall?

By Odysseas Papadimitriou : CEO of the personal finance social network WalletHub Between the near-collapse of the global financial system in 2008, concerns about the strength of the dollar, and the popularity of shows like “Doomsday Preppers” and “Storage Wars,” it’s really no surprise that many investors are considering the efficacy of buying commodities like […]

By November 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics – Pre Baltimore Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics – Pre Baltimore Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ………………….. Must we really have a show now? Things are  going so well. In a blink of an eye the coin market is back to full strength. Every thing from soup to nuts is selling. This past week our sales were VERY strong and we completed a multimillion dollar […]

Rare Coin Auctions: First Impressions of the Newman Sale

Rare Coin Auctions: First Impressions of the Newman Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I’m freshly returned from Dallas, where I attended a spectacular coin dealer wedding, and combined the nuptials with viewing the remarkable silver coins that are being sold on behalf of Eric P. Newman. I spent close to two full days viewing, and it was one of […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The top end of the rare coin market has never been higher. Whenever something truly special is offered for sale, a new price record is set. Earlier this month a rare coin auction was held on the West Coast that featured just 27 United […]

By October 24, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-What Got You Hooked?  Part One

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What Got You Hooked? Part One

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Often times I reminisce about how much fun I have had both collecting and buying/selling rare coins.  The ‘fun’ hasn’t ALL been about the coins, because the ‘players’, many of which have been and are great friends are what […]

By October 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals: Expanding Chinese Yuan International Exchange Hurts US Dollar Demand

Precious Metals: Expanding Chinese Yuan International Exchange Hurts US Dollar Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On October 10, the People’s Bank of China signed a three-year $60 billion currency swap agreement with the European Central Bank.  This followed the October 1 Chinese swap agreement with Indonesia and the September swap agreements with Hungary and Albania.  With the latest signing, […]

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ………. In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today. Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild’s answer to the government’s motion to strike the ACCG defense, United States Attorney […]

By October 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
How Yellen’s Nomination Will Likely Affect the Gold & Silver Markets

How Yellen’s Nomination Will Likely Affect the Gold & Silver Markets

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Janet Yellen, the vice chairperson of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be formally announced today by President Obama as the candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chairperson of the Federal Reserve.  The markets have been anticipating this announcement since Former Treasury Secretary Larry […]

By October 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mixed Reviews on September’s Long Beach Coin Show

Mixed Reviews on September’s Long Beach Coin Show

by: Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities While we enjoyed conversing and doing business with several of our good clients at last week’s Long Beach Coin Show, overall action was a bit slower than anticipated.  Over the past couple years, activity at most of the Long Beach conventions has been brisk, but this time there was […]

Witch-Hunt Fails in Silver Futures Trading; CFTC

Witch-Hunt Fails in Silver Futures Trading; CFTC

by Guillermo Miguel Perez-Santalla I have to admit, it amazes me how easily the government spends our money. In 2008 the CFTC received a series of complaints about the silver market. According to their release today the most widely asserted complaint was that because silver product prices such as coins and bullion were higher that […]

The Coin Analyst: Gold, the Government Shutdown, and the Coming Crisis Over the Debt Ceiling

The Coin Analyst: Gold, the Government Shutdown, and the Coming Crisis Over the Debt Ceiling

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Gold spot prices have been very volatile lately. During the weeks preceding the current Federal government partial shutdown, prices had been up, reaching almost $1400 an ounce, and gold posted its only quarterly gain for the year, though it remains down about 17% for the year to date. Then […]

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Coin Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Coin Show Market Report

By Legend Numismatics A FRUSTRATING SHOW We went to the show with low expectations. Good thing-our show ended up not so good. Having the finally defunct Philadelphia Show one week before that siphoned off the majority of East Coast dealers definitely took a toll. Plus, no matter how many Lakers Girls or ex athletic stars […]

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. The drive there was like any other. It was raining, and the kids had been screaming their heads off for over two hours. Meanwhile, my wife and I were already tired from being on the road for longer than that, traveling to High Point, North Carolina […]

By September 30, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin and Currency Market at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 4:45.

Coin and Currency Market at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 4:45.

Russell Augustin, AU Capital Management,  Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions, John Feigenbaum, David Lawrence Rare Coin, Terry Hanlon, Dillon Gage, Steve Hill, A.H. Baldwins & Sons, Ulrich Künker, Künker Auction, Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint, Alex O’Hare, Hugh Wood, George Schweighofer, Currency Quest, & Paul Song, Bonhams. David Lisot, Interviewer, Coinweek.com ……… Participants at the ANA’s World’s […]

By September 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with  Inflation of the Money Supply

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with Inflation of the Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Let me present two examples that may help you better understand what inflation of the money supply (now called quantitative easing by the US government) does to the economy. First, picture in your mind an economy that has a particular quantity of goods and […]

By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatic Market Report – The Last Philadelphia Coin Show

Legend Numismatic Market Report – The Last Philadelphia Coin Show

R.I.P THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW Whitman has tried shows in Atlanta, Nashville, and Philadelphia since they bought the Baltimore coin Show. Hard to believe, not every city will be a “coin town” like Baltimore has turned out to be. Even though Whitman worked really hard to produce the Philadelphia Show, it never caught on in the local […]

NGC Coin Market Report:  Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo Charges Ahead!

NGC Coin Market Report: Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo Charges Ahead!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Stack’s Bowers’ Ford XXIV Takes Stage in Philly. Heritage Presents Collectors With Diverse US & World Offerings In Long Beach. While demand for rare coins is still intense, the thundering hooves of the Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo are causing quite a stir within the market. All this excitement with the […]

By September 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. After the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting ended September 18 with an announcement that the Federal Reserve would continue inflating the US money supply (masked by calling it “quantitative easing”) by $85 billion per month, initial media reports carried astonishing statements. For instance, […]

By September 19, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report : The Coronet Morgan Dollar Collection

Legend Numismatics Market Report : The Coronet Morgan Dollar Collection

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……….. THE CORONET COLLECTION This past week we were proud to help a lifelong collector culminate his collecting dream: he completed what is now the current #1 Morgan Dollar set on the PCGS Registry and #2 set all time (behind the late great Jack Lee). A huge congratulations to […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report – It’s Coin Time

Legend Numismatics Market Report – It’s Coin Time

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……….. With all the little ones back at something else other then wanting your immediate attention every 5 minutes and the bigger kids off to college to slack, its back to your time. Its coin time! Sure the summer was exceptionally active, but now you can sit at home […]

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Suggestions that we are motivated by failure, jealousy, loneliness, […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Should I Buy The  Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

Should I Buy The Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. The special Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo gold coin is currently being produced and sold by the Mint. If you can buy a piece directly from the Mint for $1740, why would you purchase one currently offered in today’s marketplace for $3000-4000? Let me begin by stating […]

By August 30, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On August 7 I wrote my company’s latest monthly newsletter (titled Liberty’s Outlook).  The headline read “The Wait Is Almost Over”.  As I write this early Tuesday morning, the price of gold is up more than 10% and silver over 25% in the past […]

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