Expert Columns

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At about 11 pm it was all over – the end of a journey. A journey that, for the Pogue family, lasted 35 years, and for collector D. Brent Pogue, spanned the entirety of his adult life. The collection, which now stands as the most […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #377 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31 at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was enormously […]

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows halfway across the country By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It doesn’t matter how big a show is or where it’s held, all coin shows present inherent security risks. It […]

Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Visit Legend and Legend Auctions at Table 643 in Baltimore NICE WEEK We didn’t figure to do much business this past week. Adding it all up, we certainly did far more then expected. And we had our usual Friday afternoon sale (the $1 1864 PCGS PR65 CAC). […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Commentary for Monday, March 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $7.20 today at $1,255.70. The common wisdom being that gold is pushing higher because of safe haven buying now in place because Trump policies are failing? Please – I think the best […]

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Goldberg Auctioneers’ June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Goldberg Auctioneers’ June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Ira Goldberg for a private lot viewing of featured lots from Goldberg Auctioneers’ upcoming June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Rare Coin Sale. In this video, a giant gold nugget, a host of rare coin offerings, including a Mint State British gold sovereign from the middle ages, a unique gold […]

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #61: I’m in a Collecting Rut Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. When you find yourself in a collecting rut, it’s important not to lose track of why you collect in the first place. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, […]

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. Never before and never again will there be such a combination of great rarity and superb condition. […]

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Founded in the 1960s, the organization is like a private club—with gatherings and other […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may be completed or nearly completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them… — […]

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ……   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By not interfering with local customs or religions and granting equal rights for all citizens as long […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Welcome back for the second installment of Ron Drzewucki’s “Ask a Grader”, exclusively on CoinWeek! If you’re not familiar with Ron, he is the owner/operator of Modern Coin Wholesale. Ron has been a professional […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #375 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The vast majority of the coins in the Pogue Family Coin Collection, especially the core collection of U.S. coins dating from 1793 to 1839, were consigned to Stack’s-Bowers in 2014 to […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 21: Copper Type Coins in 5th Sale

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 21: Copper Type Coins in 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #374 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   For new collectors or seasoned collectors seeking new projects, there will be opportunities in the Pogue V sale on March 31, in Baltimore. An explanation of the venue and an overview […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   …[To] sport with the passions and prejudices of his subjects, and to subvert every law of nature and decency, were in the number of his most delicious amusements. A long train of concubines, and a rapid succession of wives, among whom was a vestal virgin, ravished […]

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker stops by and talks about Kareem Abdul-Jabaar’s first CCAC (Citizens Coinage […]

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #373 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The fifth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection will be conducted on Friday, March 31, in Baltimore by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s and in conjunction […]

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57: The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we take a look at the legislative history of commemorative coins in […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   THIS REPORT CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS FROM LEGEND NUMISMATICS AND LEGEND AUCTIONS BUSINESS AND OBSERVATIONS AT THE SHOW. OTHERS (ESPECIALLY NOT IN OUR AREAS) WILL HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS A STRONG START We arrived Friday before the show to start our activities. Lot viewing at both auctions as […]

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Fact: The most popular American series to collect by die varieties is copper cents from 1793 to 1857. Fact: The most famous single coin in large cent lore and tradition is the Henry Hines 1799 cent, the only known Mint State example. Crossing the auction block […]

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Europe has a modern, innovative and thriving coin market. Here’s why By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Monday, I received a call from a friend of mine who works for a foreign mint. This person was putting together a strategy to create a more visible presence for their products in the U.S., but […]

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Commentary for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed virtually unchanged today down $0.20 at $1,238.90. It lost ground in early trading and at one point reaching $1,227.00 before turning around – gaining back its lost ground despite a strong Dollar Index […]

1843-O Liberty Seated Quarters and the Eliasberg-Gardner Coin

1843-O Liberty Seated Quarters and the Eliasberg-Gardner Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #372 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Only one currently identified 1843-‘Large O’ quarter is clearly uncirculated, the Eliasberg-Gardner coin. This PCGS-graded “MS-63+” 1843-O just sold for $16,450 USD in a Heritage auction at the Winter 2017 Long […]

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its […]

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Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It was mentioned by ancient authors specifically because of how its customs and language differed from Caria. Until recently, it was not possible to decisively attribute any archaic or […]

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Commentary for Thursday, February 16, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $8.50 at $1,241.60 today. This looks like one of those typical days when the dollar moves lower and gold moves higher. The Dollar Index closed yesterday at 101.09 and today is trading […]

 
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