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Coin Board News For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Number 27 — Summer 2013 ……….. SPECIAL WHITMAN SECOND EDITION BOARD LIST Continuing my recent theme of featuring specific publishers, the latest price list of Coin Boards for Sale #127 highlights one of the most underappreciated collecting areas. Whitman’s Second Edition titles are among the coin boards most often seen, yet they are rarely found […]

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……… This was an “off” show for sure. It had only about half the normal attendance, no auction (only one per quarter), and we believe the 100 degree temperatures limited public attendance. No, the PCGS Invitationals are not in any danger of collapsing or becoming miserable. What happened was […]

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Sell Precious Metal Coins at Face Value?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Sell Precious Metal Coins at Face Value?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… For years collectors and buyers of modern precious metal coins issued by the U.S. Mint have been puzzled and a bit annoyed by the unusually low face values of such coins, both bullion and collectible. A one-ounce American gold eagle, for example, has a face value of only $50, but is currently worth […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior (May 2013) – Buy High-Sell Low

Rare Coin Road Warrior (May 2013) – Buy High-Sell Low

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts…….. The recent rare coin show schedule has been grueling.  In the last month we have had two major shows and recently visited Denver for the good regional spring show there.  Despite the drop in gold prices in mid April we are continuing to see STRONG dealer demand, yet our sales to […]

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized the fact that the market has changed in a huge way in the last five to ten years. Walking around the  floor at a show, you may not notice this (many […]

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

by Jim Bisognani- NGC Weekly Market Report As I made my journey from Boston to New Orleans to attend the ANA Spring National Money Show the excitement and fervor which surrounds the numismatic world was as palpable as the oppressive dew points that greeted me in the Bayou state’s host city airport. As I boarded the […]

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The just concluded American Numismatic Association annual Money Show isn’t known for the large public draw of its summer counterpart. It has the great exhibits; it travels to different locations annually to test the collector public from various regions; and it generally has a solid auction. But despite the […]

Walter Husak Talks About the Large Cents Market and Sheldon 37. VIDEO: 2:27

Walter Husak Talks About the Large Cents Market and Sheldon 37. VIDEO: 2:27

Walter Husak Talks with CoinWeek Interviewer: David Lisot……. Veteran large cent collector Walter Husak talks about the 2013 Early American Coppers Convention and the ratiry of the Sheldon 37 large cents displayed in 2007 in St. Louis. He shows a poster created to commemorate the event. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American Coppers […]

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report NEW ORLEANS IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT ……. But a LOUSY place to hold a coin show! Apparently someone in the ANA leadership wanted to have a free trip down to a beautifully rebuilt New Orleans. You sure can’t beat the city for its food, nightlife, […]

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and Collectibles to Be Enjoyed

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and Collectibles to Be Enjoyed

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, in their recent “Open Letter to Wayne Homren ,” drew attention to wildly inflated predictions of future prices of classic U.S. commemoratives by Anthony Swiatek in his major reference book on the field, which was updated last year. I strongly agree that far too many coin dealers and other […]

It’s Crunch Time at the ANA. Consider Your Vote Wisely

It’s Crunch Time at the ANA. Consider Your Vote Wisely

Commentary by: Larry Shepherd ………….. It’s time to vote in another ANA election, and unlike the last election when the number of candidates was just large enough to fill the number of vacancies, this year’s large slate more resembles the field for the Kentucky Derby. That means we voters have a better opportunity to choose […]

Why Lower Gold is Good for Coins and Numismatic Rarities

Why Lower Gold is Good for Coins and Numismatic Rarities

by Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins …….. This past couple weeks  has caused gold bugs a great deal of concern. It’s the worst drop in percentage terms in 30 years. You have to go back to the 1983 drop during the Reagan era to find such a collapse in sentiment and price. Of course, in […]

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… The Central States Numismatic Society’s convention is perennially a great show.  No matter the location (and Schaumburg’s just about the worst), every major dealer turns up to do business and this year was no exception.  It is routinely our third best show of the year, after FUN and […]

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Heritage Triple Crown In Illinois Captures $68 Million! Finest Known NGC 1796 Dollar and 1852 Humbert $10 Each Gain Entry to Million Dollar Club! As a dynamic and exciting month of April winds down, numismatic icons are at the center of media outlets’ attention; gold and silver have been […]

Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy at a Coin Show?

Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy at a Coin Show?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… That was the exact question Collector X asked me, in a somewhat whiny manner, at the recent Central States coin show.  But you know something?  I can understand his disappointment. He had taken three days off from work, spent thousands of dollars on a plane ticket, […]

Legend Numismatics CSNS Market Report

Legend Numismatics CSNS Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. Even though our show was unexpectedly cut short on the most critical day (Thursday) due to illness, we had an all time record selling CSNS Show! This was completely unexpected. The 2013 CSNS Show was a monster for us (and for several of our peers as well). For […]

With Paper Gold Contracts Defaulting, Capital Controls Will Likely Be Here Before You Know It!

With Paper Gold Contracts Defaulting, Capital Controls Will Likely Be Here Before You Know It!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. One of the circulating rumors is that the reason for the major gold and silver price suppression over the past 11 days was to prevent a major default of London Bullion Market Association contracts.  Before you dismiss that idea as a joke, there could […]

Legend Market Report – Better Karma This Week Ahead

Legend Market Report – Better Karma This Week Ahead

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report GOLD Sure, we couldn’t just have a little slowness because of tax day? NOT! Gold had to stage a massive sudden correction early in the week. For the first two days of the week, it pretty much slowed us to a crawl with our business-something we did […]

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals Despite Strong Physical Demand

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals Despite Strong Physical Demand

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the course of the last two trading days, April 12 and 15, gold has suffered its worst decline in dollar and percentage terms since 1983, going from almost $1600 to about $1350 in the past week . A drop of 10% and $250 definitely gets the attention not […]

An Open Letter to Wayne Homren

An Open Letter to Wayne Homren

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… *For those of you who don’t know, Wayne Homren is the editor of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s weekly  e-publication, the E-Sylum, which is always chock-full of fascinating information and reader commentary. Visit http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum/index.html for more information. First of all, thank you for the work you do […]

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin and Currency Market Report March 2013. VIDEO: 7:31.

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin and Currency Market Report March 2013. VIDEO: 7:31.

The report from the floor of the Whitman Expo indicates a strong coin market with an increase in collector coin activity. Hear from some of the dealers at the show as they describe what kind of interest there is for rare coins, bullion, paper money, early American copper and Americana. Interviewer: David Lisot, Gary Adkins, […]

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What Makes a Coin Valuable?

What Makes a Coin Valuable?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. One of the most frequently asked questions that appear in my mailbox is “What makes a coin valuable?” There are several factors contributing to the market value of a coin. The simple answer is that any coin is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it. However, the […]

Numismatic Housekeeping: Spring Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Spring Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… The Travers Article That Wasn’t In November of last year, Scott Travers and House of Collectibles published the 20th edition of The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values.  We picked up a copy and thought we’d write a review, much like we did with John Mercanti […]

The Coin Analyst:  Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to What End?

The Coin Analyst: Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to What End?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At first blush Texas might not seem to share much in common with Germany. But in addition to being the largest states in their respective unions, Texas, like Germany, now wants to take physical possession of its physical gold reserves stored outside the state. A few years back the […]

Are Funds Deposited In Your Bank Account Really Yours?

Are Funds Deposited In Your Bank Account Really Yours?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The implications of the twists and turns in the Cyprus bailout fiasco are reverberating worldwide.  One of the lessons that Americans should learn from this is that funds you deposit in your bank are only yours so long as the bank or the government […]

Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Coveted NGC Black Slab Sets Record; Southern Gold a Comfort for Collectors According to the calendar, spring is finally here and the long awaited meteorological change of season is indeed worth celebrating. Although winter’s grasp is still a tenacious one in many areas, setting the clocks ahead earlier this […]

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The Coin Analyst:  Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

The Coin Analyst: Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the weekend we learned that the EU was giving the small country of Cyprus, with an economy smaller than that of any U.S. state, a bailout of 10 billion euros, or 13 billion dollars. Then we found out that based on an initial plan by European authorities that holders […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

By Legend Numismatics ………. A BUSY SHOW-HA! THIS WAS LEGEND BEST BALTIMORE SHOW IN YEARS! First, Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, and team, did their usual outstanding job of putting on a great show. Baltimore is unquestionably one of the more friendly shows that BOTH dealers and collectors can attend. This show was so busy, even […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By by Joe Jaroch – Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ………. Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the US mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

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Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Every so often you hear a story you just have to pass on to others.  Because the gentleman who told me this story is a good friend and values his anonymity, I am going to cite nothing more specific than the actual historical events that made this story what it is.  […]

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