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Legend Numismatic Market Report: The Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection

Legend Numismatic Market Report: The Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report ONE OF THE GREATEST SALES EVER! Legend and its principals have attended and bid in EVERY major auction since 1980. NEVER before had we seen a display of wealth and aggressive bidding... read more »

 

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On January 2 U.S. Mint official Tom Jurkowsky, who is director of the Office of Corporate Communications, told numismatic media sources that the Girl Scouts of the USA will not be receiving any surcharges... read more »

 

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Coin Doctoring – The Puttied Stella

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics DID WE WIN ANY WARS IN 2013? Sadly NO! While I thought we were making progress with coin doctors, we only slowed them temporarily. I have concluded the public is so addicted and really wants... read more »

 

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

Is China Dictating US Government Policy On Gold?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. In my previous column, I had speculated that the Chinese government had ordered the US government to suppress gold and silver prices so as to allow the Chinese... read more »

 

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

Did The Market For Gold Change In 2013?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. At the start of each year, I review the 10 predictions that I made a year earlier.  If you are making predictions that you hope people consider, you need to... read more »

 

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

Hot Topics with Laura Sperber: LIFE AT THE ANA

A MINDBLOWING CRAWL! First I will say the experience so far has been far WORSE then anything I expected. Yeah, I know many people told me so, but I could not grasp the concept. The one thing I am impressed with, for as much as things are NOT... read more »

 

A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with this history which gave him new insights into the areas... read more »

 

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bulls May Need to Rethink Their Position

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bulls May Need to Rethink Their Position

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As the end of the first year in two decades in which gold prices are down for the year to the tune of 29%, it is a good time to review the outlook for precious metals and whether it is time to rethink one’s... read more »

 

Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

Independent Precious Metals Market Analysts Running Conservative

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. When you see gold and silver future price projections put out by the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Bank of America, Citigroup, and other trading... read more »

 

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... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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”... read more »

 

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... 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... 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... read more »

 

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.... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 
 
 
 
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