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American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, 2013 Coin Show Report

American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, 2013 Coin Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. I thought I’d take a proactive approach this time and write my show report while the event is still fresh in my mind. As you read this, and my opinions flip flop between positive and negative, I’m doing this not to attack anyone, but to point out areas that could stand to […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs such […]

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 […]

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The Coin Analyst:  Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin Sales Quickly Double Those of Regular Proof

The Coin Analyst: Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin Sales Quickly Double Those of Regular Proof

 By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As expected, the most anticipated U.S. gold coin of the year, the 2013-W $50 Reverse Proof Buffalo, is selling at very brisk pace On Thursday, August 8, the day the coin was launched,  CoinNews.net reported that 2,641 orders for 12,630 coins were received during the first half hour of […]

1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3.88 Million in pre-ANA Auction near Chicago

1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3.88 Million in pre-ANA Auction near Chicago

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding U.S. coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #181 ….. During the evening of Friday, August 9, Heritage conducted a ‘Platinum Night’ session as part of this firm’s pre-ANA auction at a hotel near Chicago. The ANA Convention is currently […]

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… West Point set delays A large number of purchasers of the 2013-W West Point silver eagle sets have been frustrated by ongoing delays in the shipment of their orders. Although they found out as soon as their orders were placed that the sets would not ship right away, many […]

The 2013 ANA Rarities Night Coin Auction, Part 1: Preview of Copper & Silver Coins

The 2013 ANA Rarities Night Coin Auction, Part 1: Preview of Copper & Silver Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding US coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #180 ….. On Thursday, Aug. 15th Stack’s-Bowers will conduct a Rarities Night session as part of the official coin auction of the summer ANA convention. The purpose here is not to list […]

Pre-Publication Offer on National Coin Album Book

Pre-Publication Offer on National Coin Album Book

Numismatic researcher and author David W. Lange has written a new book that is being published by his own imprint, PennyBoard Press™. Titled Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume One: The National Coin Album & Related Products of Beistle, Raymond & Meghrig, this is the first book to study the landmark […]

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Modern world coin collectors have to be selective because so many different releases are issued regularly all over the world. Even if you only collect the coins of one country, most people find it necessary to zero in on the coins and series that have the most appeal to […]

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is over 50.  The shift will become even more dramatic as the greater number of people born during the Baby […]

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially ones that are a little bit “out of the box.” I recently had a conversation with a long-time collector about new directions for his set and we discussed the possibility of starting […]

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Coin Series Proposed in New Bill

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Coin Series Proposed in New Bill

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… On June 27 Rep. Andrew Barr (Republican of Kentucky) introduced H.R. 2535, the American Liberty Coinage and Deficit Reduction Act of 2013. So far the bill has four co-sponsors and has been referred to the House Committee of Financial Services. If the bill continues to garner support in the […]

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding US coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #179 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in an auction held near Chicago, a few days prior to the start of the Summer ANA Convention, Heritage will sell […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Summer used to be a slower time for coin collecting, but it is increasingly becoming just as busy as the rest of the year is. There are many interesting recent developments at the U.S. Mint. These include lower prices on its silver coins, the release of some exciting new […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #178 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in a pre-convention auction near Chicago, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1855-San Francisco Mint, Liberty Seated Quarter. This quarter is currently in […]

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. New York’s COMEX commodity gold market has been one of the two most important venues referenced for determining the price of gold for all other trading purposes.  Yet this market, which largely reflects the trading of paper contracts rather than physical metal, is quickly […]

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Headliners: 1893-CC Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 Jack Lee, 1916/1916 Buffalo Nickel Doubled Die Obverse PCGS Secure MS64 CAC LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions recently held The Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas, the fourth under the “Regency” banner and fifth overall for the auction house. Numbers were exceptional across the board, with several […]

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

By Greg Reynolds ………… In late June, John Feigenbaum of DLRC sold a PCGS certified Proof-64+, 1894-S Barber Dime. Feigenbaum had purchased it in early April from John Albanese of the CAC, who had acquired it from a private client earlier in April. Bruce Morelan and Laura Sperber, partners in a coin firm in New […]

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog discussing specific undervalued, affordable gold coins. This is a topic which has proven popular in the past and, unless I’m mistaken, some of my suggested sleeper issues have grown dramatically in popularity—and price—in the last few years. […]

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. A number of financial advisors who are concerned about the coming financial crises in America have recommended transferring some assets beyond the borders of the United States.  For prudent wealth management, it is an option worth consideration. Unfortunately, there is bad news for Americans […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #177 ….. This is the seventh in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. The purpose is to discuss methods of forming collections of […]

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Legend Numismatics Summer FUN Rare Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics Summer FUN Rare Coin Market Report

VACATION ANYONE-NOT! What a shocker it was when we blew into the summer FUN Show in Orlando late Thursday and all of our peers said the show was surprisingly good. We do believe its because we did NOT take a table. For the past 4 years we had lackluster sales. It figures. We did see […]

SILVER 101 – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

SILVER 101 – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leaves an important question unanswered: When does the silver buyer make the switch to the yellow metal? This is a […]

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Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. Today we’ll talk about the modern commemorative “key date” MS-69 short set – a set comprised of the four most expensive half dollars in MS-69 condition. In the coin market, the health of key coins can dictate the growth potential of more common dates. By looking […]

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As recently as a few years ago, if you asked me “should I buy very rare United States gold coins in low(er) grades” I would have resoundingly answered “no!”  But, as with so many things in life, perspectives change and my answer to this question has […]

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’ve discussed how using previous auction records can be an extremely valuable asset in determining coin values. But there are instances when previous records can be misleading and they can keep a collector from making an intelligent buying (or selling) decision. When I recently attended the Heritage pre-ANA Platinum Night […]

Freedom-Oriented US Coins And Notes

Freedom-Oriented US Coins And Notes

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Here’s a short but focused area of U.S. numismatics: Coins and notes with a strong message of freedom and independence. These pieces go well beyond the ubiquitous portraits of an allegorical Miss Liberty, and they can be found at every price point on the spectrum. A pair of large-sized […]

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