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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 […]

NGC Market Report: It Was The Perfect Script For the ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Market Report: It Was The Perfect Script For the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Pair Of ANA Auctions Claim Over $75 Million. Ferocious Demand For Key Dates And High-Grade Coins – $10 Indians On The Warpath. What more could numismatists have asked for? Great location, great weather and great coins! For the multitude of enthusiastic collectors and dealers who attended the ANA World’s Fair […]

Why the American Numismatic Association Matters

Why the American Numismatic Association Matters

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. I strongly urge anyone collecting rare coins to discover what the ANA has to offer. This past week the American Numismatic Association (ANA) conducted the World’s Fair of Money. My last article discussed this convention and the excitement the annual convention promises for everyone […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The 2013 ANA Coin Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The 2013 ANA Coin Show

by Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……… Even though collector traffic was a bit light, we did manage to have a blockbuster show! Its close too being our all time best. We quit counting our sales when we broke $2,000,000.00! Even buying wasn’t bad. We knew from the pre show it was not going to […]

By August 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report:  The Pre 2013 ANA Coin Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The Pre 2013 ANA Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. The ANA Coin Show it self has not even started and we are ready to go home! Yeah we are exhausted! Between the show it self and the Heritage Auction, we’ve been going non stop for four days already. The action has been more than positive! HERITAGE AUCTION […]

Mike Fuljenz Declares: “Stop Making Dollar Bills And Cents.”

Mike Fuljenz Declares: “Stop Making Dollar Bills And Cents.”

By Mike Fuljenz   – Universal Coin & Bullion ………… “The United States should stop producing one-dollar bills and one-cent coins,” declares award-winning rare coins and precious metals expert and author Mike Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas. He issued his money-saving message in advance of the World’s Fair of […]

By August 9, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. Recently an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among his holdings was a Pattern that was quite “interesting”. My research and insights follow. Historically speaking, 1875 was not a banner year. Yes, the National Bowling Association was formed, and sadly, nearly 16,000 […]

By August 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Early American Coins for Profit

Collecting Early American Coins for Profit

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ……… While dealing in coins for more than forty years, I’ve observed that the most experienced and sophisticated collector/investors are drawn to collecting early American coins – the very first coins produced by our country.  These are the coins minted between 1793, the first year of regular issue United States […]

How Will Friday’s Jobs Report Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

How Will Friday’s Jobs Report Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

By Tony Davis Investors are anxiously waiting on the edge of their seats to determine what the Federal Reserve’s plans are with respect to their $85 billion a month bond buying program, but the Fed provided very little guidance in their statement on Wednesday, only indicating that the economy is showing modest growth, which some investors construe as […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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