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What Should I Collect?  Tips for Building a Meaningful Set of U.S. Coins.  Part One.

What Should I Collect? Tips for Building a Meaningful Set of U.S. Coins. Part One.

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. I am often asked what I collect.  I have collected things since my earliest days.  I often tell people that ‘you either have the collecting bug-or you don’t’.  I certainly have the bug.  As a child I collected baseball cards, stamps, comic books, […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Long Beach Coin Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Coin Show Market Report

By Legend Numismatics A FRUSTRATING SHOW We went to the show with low expectations. Good thing-our show ended up not so good. Having the finally defunct Philadelphia Show one week before that siphoned off the majority of East Coast dealers definitely took a toll. Plus, no matter how many Lakers Girls or ex athletic stars […]

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. The drive there was like any other. It was raining, and the kids had been screaming their heads off for over two hours. Meanwhile, my wife and I were already tired from being on the road for longer than that, traveling to High Point, North Carolina […]

By September 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Since the summer when the first Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 coin was issued by the small nation of Tokelau, which is near New Zealand, horse-themed coins have largely dominated modern world coin collecting. The Lunar series coins are issued by more countries than any other coin, and […]

By September 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Goldbergs Coin Auction Offered Wide Variety of Coins Before Autumn Long Beach Expo

Goldbergs Coin Auction Offered Wide Variety of Coins Before Autumn Long Beach Expo

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #187 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Every September or October, the third Long Beach Expo of the year is held at the Long Beach Convention Center in the county of Los Angeles. This event will be […]

By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with  Inflation of the Money Supply

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with Inflation of the Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Let me present two examples that may help you better understand what inflation of the money supply (now called quantitative easing by the US government) does to the economy. First, picture in your mind an economy that has a particular quantity of goods and […]

By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
From the Vaults: Four Essential Back Issues of The Numismatist

From the Vaults: Four Essential Back Issues of The Numismatist

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. While almost everybody handles coins on a daily basis, and a great many people collect them to some degree (who doesn’t stash away one or two unusual specimens in a dresser drawer or jewelry box?), some of us quickly discover a desire to learn more. And […]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins: 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

US Coins: 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a constant part of daily life that its 75th anniversary this year has been an under the radar event. Why collect 5-cent pieces when older or flashier series are some of […]

By September 19, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. After the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting ended September 18 with an announcement that the Federal Reserve would continue inflating the US money supply (masked by calling it “quantitative easing”) by $85 billion per month, initial media reports carried astonishing statements. For instance, […]

By September 19, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 2: Dipped Coins

Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 2: Dipped Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #186 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is the second in a series. It is not necessary to click to read the first part to follow the theme in this second part. This discussion is about […]

By September 18, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Stacking and Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

SILVER 101: Stacking and Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Whether they admit it or not, silver investors can get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to a few 100-ounce bars at a time. While “stacking” is enjoyable, it’s possible to get two forms of entertainment from the process. Thousands of different one-ounce silver rounds and […]

By September 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Mention Costa Rica, and images of natural beauty, rain forests and a popular retirement destination for Americans comes to mind. Like most small nations, Costa Rica has a very low profile in the numismatic community. That means an interesting history of coinage is largely overlooked, and the collector who wants to take the […]

By September 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 1: General Concepts

Understanding Classic U.S. Coins and Building Excellent Coin Collections, Part 1: General Concepts

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #185 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Although this series relates to costly, classic U.S. coins, many of the points put forth herein apply to collecting inexpensive coins as well, and there are many exciting, classic U.S. […]

By September 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Longtime Numismatic News editor David Harper likes to write provocative columns and online posts. I do too, as they can help get debate going. In a “The Buzz” blog post  dated September 10th, he noted that the U.S. Mint plans to close its coin sales kiosk (really just a […]

By September 11, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report – It’s Coin Time

Legend Numismatics Market Report – It’s Coin Time

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……….. With all the little ones back at something else other then wanting your immediate attention every 5 minutes and the bigger kids off to college to slack, its back to your time. Its coin time! Sure the summer was exceptionally active, but now you can sit at home […]

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …….. As the number of collectors who are buying up early American coins grows, these coins are becoming scarcer, forcing their prices higher over the long-term.  This has been a problem that has caused many collectors to change their areas of collecting interest. For example, a few problem-free early American […]

By September 6, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Free Competition in Currency Act: Member Of Congress Does Not Understand Economics And US Monetary History

The Free Competition in Currency Act: Member Of Congress Does Not Understand Economics And US Monetary History

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Last week, a customer of mine forwarded to me the text of a letter he received from the US House of Representatives member for his district.  The August 28 letter was in response to our customer’s request that this Representative support H.R. 77, the […]

Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #184………. A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. The Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII are legendary rarities and are of great historical importance. Henry VII ruled England from 1485 to 1509. He was the father […]

By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Are the Chicago ANA Buffalo Reverse Proof Gold Coins Really That Special?

The Coin Analyst: Are the Chicago ANA Buffalo Reverse Proof Gold Coins Really That Special?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Leo Freese wrote recently  about the 2013-W Buffalo reverse proof gold coins, specifically those sold and graded at the recent ANA World’s Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois and asked if he should buy those coins. He suggested that because no more than 1500 of the total mintage […]

By September 3, 2013 23 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber’s HOT TOPICS: THE ANA GANG

Laura Sperber’s HOT TOPICS: THE ANA GANG

Comments by ANA Board of Govenors Laura Sperber on her Websites HOT TOPICS Blog ……… NOT HORRIFIC So far I have not seen a complete train wreck, just a slight derailment. BUT I have now seen enough to know NOT to expect any great changes, things move SLOOOOW, and there definately are board memebers with […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #183………. The Rarities Night event of Aug. 15th was one of many sessions in the official ANA convention coin and paper money auction by Stack’s-Bowers, which totaled more than $46 […]

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On August 7 I wrote my company’s latest monthly newsletter (titled Liberty’s Outlook).  The headline read “The Wait Is Almost Over”.  As I write this early Tuesday morning, the price of gold is up more than 10% and silver over 25% in the past […]

The Coin Analyst: 2013 First Spouse Coins Coming Soon but Long-Term Series Demand Unclear

The Coin Analyst: 2013 First Spouse Coins Coming Soon but Long-Term Series Demand Unclear

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Probably no modern U.S. coin series divides collectors as much as the gold First Spouse coins issued by the U.S. Mint since 2007. The debate over these coins focuses on two main issues: whether the coins should have been issued in the first place and their long-term outlook. Some […]

Greg Reynolds Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Best All-Around Portfolio Award. VIDEO: 2:45

Greg Reynolds Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Best All-Around Portfolio Award. VIDEO: 2:45

Maurice Rosen, NLG Presenter and Director…….. Membership in the Numismatic Literary Guild is open to authors of numismatic books; publishers and editors of recognized numismatic periodicals or club publications in the numismatic field; staff writers or columnists of such periodicals; writers whose work has been published in such periodicals or club journals; published research numismatists; […]

By August 26, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek FAQ’s – August 2013

CoinWeek FAQ’s – August 2013

  Greetings! Welcome to the August edition of CoinWeek FAQ’s Q & A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker. Each month, we take some of the more interesting questions from the reader mailbag and answer them in our unique, analytical way. If you have a question for us, email us at charles@coinweek.com Q. I’ve acquired over 600 proof […]

By August 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At the recently-concluded American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, the most important coin show of the year, a major highlight was the fact that the US Mint was selling the 2013-W American Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin in person to show attendees. From the start […]

The 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Results for Gold Coins

The 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Results for Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #182 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Thursday, Aug. 15, at a convention center near Chicago, Stack’s-Bowers conducted a Rarities Night session as part of the official auction of the summer ANA convention. The Rarities […]

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 […]

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 […]

By August 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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