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My New Year’s Resolution –  Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

My New Year’s Resolution – Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

By Guy Christopher – Money Metals Exchange….   If you don’t have a magical crystal ball to see the future, then a good history book will do the job. Understanding the past offers a full-color panorama to the dangers and opportunities facing you in 2016. Unpayable debt is becoming the Big Story of the 21st […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins –  How Old Is Old Enough ?

Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798), a secularized Jesuit abbot who served […]

Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Federal Reserve is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether They Matter

The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether They Matter

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   2015, like 2012 before it, was a year in which numerous U.S. Mint products sold out of their maximum mintages or had their sales ended prior to reaching those levels. While this happens to one degree or another almost every year, the parallels with 2012 are considerable. In both […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not – The US Rare Gold Coin Market in 2015/2016

What’s Hot and What’s Not – The US Rare Gold Coin Market in 2015/2016

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   As is tradition at DWN, at the end of every year we summarize our experiences buying and selling choice and rare United States gold coins and attempt to predict what will be the “hot” and “not so hot” areas in the market. We base this primarily […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business strike coins […]

Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency, machine-driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower in Thin Trading

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower in Thin Trading

Commentary for Monday, December 28, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $5.50 at $1070.50 today on the Comex in holiday trading. Gold was up $6.60 this past Thursday (12/24) so you can see we are drifting. Everyone will blame oil for everything that went wonky […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Year In Review- Insights, Market Analysis From Numismatic Notables

2015 Year In Review- Insights, Market Analysis From Numismatic Notables

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Holiday Collecting Memories – What’s in store for 2016? As this article posts, Christmas Eve 2015 is at hand! I can’t help but wax nostalgic about this great season. This time of year never gets old for me and each passing Christmas season rekindles eternal youth. I […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss how the rarity of Morgan silver dollars was affected by changes in supply and availability. This story is of a hoard of mostly Morgan silver dollars that was […]

By December 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …….   This past year was an amazing year for numismatics that featured many high-end collections that came to market and […]

Classic Proof Sets vs. Mint Sets: What’s The Better Investment?

Classic Proof Sets vs. Mint Sets: What’s The Better Investment?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Proof sets and uncirculated mint sets from the 1950s and early ‘60s are perennially popular among coin collectors who enjoy mid-20th-century United States coinage. Proof sets and mint sets from the so-called “Golden Era” of numismatics are hot items, showcasing Lincoln wheat cents and the classic 90% silver dimes, […]

Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted last week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the entire landscape of gold double eagle ($20) collecting was changed by first Franklin Roosevelt’s recall of gold coins in 1933 and by the examples that were eventually found […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Extreme Leverage in Gold Futures Market Nearing the Breaking Point

Extreme Leverage in Gold Futures Market Nearing the Breaking Point

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   The precious metals markets rallied strongly in recent days – action that came as a surprise to many. The gains last week snapped a six-week losing streak for gold, silver, and platinum. Prices rose despite a stronger-than-expected November jobs report raising the odds the Fed will hike […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 2

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. In Part 1 of this feature we spoke about public auctions. Now let’s turn our attention to mail bid sales and mail auctions. The mail bid dealer does not need to concern himself with the cost and procedure of procuring an auction license. The individual who conducts a public auction must […]

Money Metals Exchange: If You’re Out of the Room, You’re Out of the Deal

Money Metals Exchange: If You’re Out of the Room, You’re Out of the Deal

By David Smith – Money Metals Exchange…. There’s a saying in the resource sector investment community regarding whether or not a person might be privy to a good private placement or the inside scoop on a company that’s working on a lucrative gold or silver project. The saying goes: If you’re out of the room, […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 1

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   In our previous installments of Collecting 101 we discussed many ways of obtaining those needed coins. Now we come to yet another method, this one being my personal favorite. If you’ve never bid in a public auction or mail bid auction sale, you’re missing a treat. In […]

Coin Investing in Ultra Rarities – A Perspective to Consider

Coin Investing in Ultra Rarities – A Perspective to Consider

Unveiling the Contours of Indulgent Success: Growth and Return on Investment in the New Economy By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. What does a naked woman reclining on canvas have to do with asset growth and return on investment, and does she illustrate any correlation to the growth […]

Legend Market Report – Houston Show – Coin Markets – $5 Indian Gold Coins

Legend Market Report – Houston Show – Coin Markets – $5 Indian Gold Coins

 By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. THE HOUSTON SHOW This can be a very “hit or miss” type of coin show. We classify this show as a smaller state type of affair. It is very well run. There usually is a small group of “national level” dealers who do attend because its the only game in town […]

CoinWeek Podcast #4: CoinWeek: It’s Time for the United States to Eliminate the Cent – Audio: 6:12

CoinWeek Podcast #4: CoinWeek: It’s Time for the United States to Eliminate the Cent – Audio: 6:12

Former Director of the United States Mint Philip N. Diehl believes that the one cent coin has outlived its usefulness. The last time the one cent coin became too costly to make, the mint changed the coin’s composition, replacing copper with zinc. That was in 1982. A recent Mint study found that no change in […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 2

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our first installment about attending coin shows, we spoke about making an outline of the people and events we want to meet and see. This outline will be converted into a list. Here’s a typical checklist: Seminars I want to attend (list by date, time and location) Friends I […]

CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Pt. I

CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Pt. I

Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. The Morgan dollar was produced from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. The […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report – All that Glitters is Generic Gold

Legend Numismatics Market Report – All that Glitters is Generic Gold

Generic US GOLD Coins By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Very interesting what is happening with gold. It has come down nearly 10% in the past 30 days. We”re not quite sure where the bottom is. However, being the forever gold bugs we are, we are now even MORE bullish on all GOLD. In […]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Why Do We Still Make Pennies?

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Why Do We Still Make Pennies?

By CoinWeek….   Last Sunday, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured a segment on the elimination of the penny. Fans of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show should recognize John Oliver and his brand of erudite, pop cultural comedy if they don’t already watch the new show. What may surprise the numismatically-inclined is how […]

By November 24, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange: Trouble Is Brewing in the Paper Markets for Gold and Silver

Money Metals Exchange: Trouble Is Brewing in the Paper Markets for Gold and Silver

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Precious metals bulls question why metals prices keep falling in the face of what appears to be strong demand and great fundamental reasons for prices to move higher instead. The bears have some answers of course. You can’t eat gold. It’s basically a pet rock, and modern […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report – An Observation About The Top End Of Markets

Legend Numismatics Market Report – An Observation About The Top End Of Markets

  1895 50C PR68 Cameo PCGS. CAC By Legend Numismatics ………. Last week we briefly commented about how Sothebys and Christies rang up around $2 BILLION dollars in art sales in a week. Plus, a few big diamonds traded for tens of millions each, while rare high end cars kept up their frenzied climb. This […]

Some Appreciate Rare Coin Pedigrees, Some Destroy Pedigrees

Some Appreciate Rare Coin Pedigrees, Some Destroy Pedigrees

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFrarecoins.com ……   A pedigree, in numismatic terms, is the line of ownership of a coin or piece of paper money. In rare cases pedigrees can be traced all the way back to a mint, such as the pedigree of the rare 1804 silver dollar that Matthew A. Stickney received […]

By November 20, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange: Undeniable Truths about Precious Metals (Don’t Forget These…)

Money Metals Exchange: Undeniable Truths about Precious Metals (Don’t Forget These…)

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   From first to worst. Gold and silver were the best assets to own during the first decade of this century. During this second decade… not so much. Precious metals bulls have endured four years of prices drifting lower punctuated by periodic smash-downs and the occasional false-breakout. What […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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