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Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Auctions As passionate collectors, we believe that we have a responsibility to preserve the history of numismatics for future generations. It is with this sense of duty that we are compelled to ask for your help. The National Numismatic... read more »

 

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

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... read more »

 

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Perhaps it just comes with the territory when you are the world’s largest coin dealer, but the U.S. Mint just can’t seem get a break from coin collectors and investors no matter what it does. Pick up any leading... read more »

 

War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

The Anerican Numismatic Association (ANA) just issued a Press Release in response to statements distributed and published by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd, and a Press Release by Harlan J Berk announcing that Larry has joined the... read more »

 

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog In today’s Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people) writes about the problems facing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.  Mr. Will astutely describes... read more »

 

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW MANAGEMENT-MAJOR ADJUSTMENT NEEDED We adore Mary Counts, David Chrensaw and their staffs tremendous efforts in putting on a great show (as usual they were top notch). Too ... read more »

 

The Market Now and Then

The Market Now and Then

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com The Labor Day holiday weekend has passed, most young people are back to school, football season has started, and I feel the need to get back to work.  I love my work, but once the calendar rolls around... read more »

 

Legend Maket Report – JUST ANOTHER WEEK

Legend Maket Report –  JUST ANOTHER WEEK

IT WAS A LONG WEEK FOR US We are still mourning the sudden passing of our friend Mark Petty from complications from Chrones disease. Last week we skipped Long Beach to attend his funeral. In his memory we promise to keep up the fight against... read more »

 

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable that some amazing individual pieces might have been lost in the shuffle. One coin that hasn’t... read more »

 

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics SURPRISE! Not! It was exactly as we expected-looking like a morgue. You really can not have a show with 80 tables sold placed within a show where there are 500 tables. It is not an inviting atmosphere.... read more »

 

The ANA-You Gotta Go!

The ANA-You Gotta Go!

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, I am excited about the upcoming American Numismatic Association Show in Chicago. Although the January Florida United Numismatists Show is larger, the ANA World’s Fair of Money is ‘THE SHOW’ of the year. I attended... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case of the Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case of the Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #63 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On July 20th, at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the jury reached a verdict in the ten day trial regarding the title of... read more »

 

You Responsible Enough to Own Gold and Silver?

You Responsible Enough to Own Gold and Silver?

By Patrick A Heller – Liberty Coin Service The decision to own gold or silver usually involves more than making a decision to diversify an investment portfolio or to choose assets with a long-term positive track record. For a lot of people,... read more »

 

Commentary & Opinion: Numismatic Dealers – How Many Are Really Professionals?

Commentary & Opinion: Numismatic Dealers – How Many Are Really Professionals?

The following commentary was submitted by Martin Kaplan. Martin  has been a collector for over 50 years, and his current interests are world coins, world banknotes and ancient coins.   The word “professional” carries with it... read more »

 

What to Buy to Begin Investing In and Building a Collection of Rare Coins

What to Buy to Begin Investing In and Building a Collection of Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com Last week I wrote about “Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in Today’s Market.” As I talked about in that article, once you’ve learned the basics of how the rare coin market... read more »

 

The Two Types of Coin Collectors

The Two Types of Coin Collectors

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In my day-to-day dealings with collectors, I note at least two distinct typologies. First, there is the collector who has either been buying coins since he was a child, or who was a collector as a kid... read more »

 

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The rare coin market has been building strength since the immediate shock wore off from the financial meltdown that occurred during the fall of 2008. But this took a year to get started. Buyers,... read more »

 

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

By Paul Fraser Collectibles If you ever have only one penny to your name, make sure it is one of these fantastic coins… How many coins do you need to have to be wealthy? The answer is, not as many as you’d think. Rare, unique and... read more »

 

Are coins undervalued as an asset class?

Are coins undervalued as an asset class?

By Steve Roach – SteveRoachOnline.com First published in the May 16, 2011, issue of Coin World In early June, several coin dealers wrote blogs that compared the coin market to the art market — a topic that seems to come up every few... read more »

 

Where have all the good coins gone?

Where have all the good coins gone?

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Market Report Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, I am writing this morning from the Long Beach Coin Show. It is June 2nd and dealer set-up was yesterday afternoon and evening. Where have all the good coins gone? I’m... read more »

 
 
 
 
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