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An Open Letter to Wayne Homren

An Open Letter to Wayne Homren

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… *For those of you who don’t know, Wayne Homren is the editor of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s weekly  e-publication, the E-Sylum, which is always chock-full of fascinating information and reader commentary. Visit http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum/index.html for more information. First of all, thank you for the work you do […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Mike Ellis

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Mike Ellis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This is the second in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank ANA Governor Mike Ellis for his participation. ANA Governor Mike Ellis is seeking a second term in the upcoming August elections. His […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #162 ….. Collectors or prospective collectors should not get the impression that terrific, classic U.S. coins must be really expensive. People could certainly get such an impression from news reports or published commentary about great […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Oded Paz

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Oded Paz

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This is the first in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA Elections. We’d like to thank Oded Paz for his participation. Oded Paz wants your vote. The forty-nine-year-old Israeli-born dealer, who specializes in world coins and exonumia, currently […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Commemorative Coins Expected to Draw Widespread Interest

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Commemorative Coins Expected to Draw Widespread Interest

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The U.S. commemorative coin program has been in the doldrums to some extent for the past couple of years. That can be seen in declining sales and mintage numbers, especially of the $5 gold coins, which have seen lower lows for each of the past three years. Moreover, the […]

What Makes a Coin Valuable?

What Makes a Coin Valuable?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   One of the most frequently asked questions that appear in my mailbox is “What makes a coin valuable?” There are several factors contributing to the market value of a coin. The simple answer is that any coin is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it. However, […]

Coin Board News – Number 26

Coin Board News – Number 26

For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 26 — Spring 2013 Special Colonial Coin & Stamp Company List The newest list of Coin Boards for Sale #126 is another special edition, this time highlighting my inventory of boards published by Colonial Coin & Stamp Company of New York City. This business was established by German […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #161 ….. In some instances, very low quality coins are worth substantial sums, especially when such coins are very rare and very popular. Higley Coppers are legends among collectors of colonials (and other pre-federal items). […]

Numismatic Housekeeping: Spring Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Spring Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… The Travers Article That Wasn’t In November of last year, Scott Travers and House of Collectibles published the 20th edition of The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values.  We picked up a copy and thought we’d write a review, much like we did with John Mercanti […]

The Coin Analyst:  Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to What End?

The Coin Analyst: Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to What End?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At first blush Texas might not seem to share much in common with Germany. But in addition to being the largest states in their respective unions, Texas, like Germany, now wants to take physical possession of its physical gold reserves stored outside the state. A few years back the […]

Silver 101 : THE WORLD OF EXPENSIVE SILVER

Silver 101 : THE WORLD OF EXPENSIVE SILVER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… What will the bullion markets look like when silver reaches $100 an ounce? Some would say the previous sentence is an exercise in optimism by silver bugs. How does $1000 an ounce sound? That doesn’t mean silver investors would rule the world if this scenario came to pass, as […]

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Canada’s 2013 Budget Promises To Confiscate Part Of Customer Bank Accounts Of Any Major Troubled Canadian Bank

Canada’s 2013 Budget Promises To Confiscate Part Of Customer Bank Accounts Of Any Major Troubled Canadian Bank

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Are you one of the people who still have funds in a Canadian bank account?  Many Michigan residents, where I live, have such accounts because of the proximity of the Canadian border. Well, if you are unlucky enough to be one of them, make […]

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those who spend $1,000 in a year on coins from the mint.  One of the benefits is advance notice about forthcoming numismatic coin releases, and the chance to pre-order them before […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of 1783 (Type 2 Quint) To Be Auctioned!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of 1783 (Type 2 Quint) To Be Auctioned!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #160 ….. During the fourth week of April, Heritage will auction one of two known Quints, which are ‘500 Unit’ U.S. silver patterns dated 1783. The sale will occur at the CSNS convention in a […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In May or June the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) will begin taking orders for a special two-coin West Point American silver eagle set that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Mint’s facility at West Point. The set will include two coins that will only be sold in the special […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #159 ….. On Thursday, March 14, Stacks Bowers (SBG) conducted their sixth Rarities Night event. The first was on Aug. 18, 2011 and the next to last was on Jan. 24, 2013, during which the […]

Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

Silver Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The Liberty Dollar – a one-ounce silver medallion that attracted the attention and wrath of the federal government and resulted in a pending prison sentence for its creator – is back in a revised form. Although the New Liberty Dollar retains the main design elements of a Liberty head […]

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The Coin Analyst:  Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

The Coin Analyst: Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward Momentum in Gold?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the weekend we learned that the EU was giving the small country of Cyprus, with an economy smaller than that of any U.S. state, a bailout of 10 billion euros, or 13 billion dollars. Then we found out that based on an initial plan by European authorities that holders […]

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On March 1 the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a marketing study prepared by the CPM Group on the feasibility of minting American eagle coins made of palladium. The report was completed at the end of August, but additional time […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

By Legend Numismatics ………. A BUSY SHOW-HA! THIS WAS LEGEND BEST BALTIMORE SHOW IN YEARS! First, Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, and team, did their usual outstanding job of putting on a great show. Baltimore is unquestionably one of the more friendly shows that BOTH dealers and collectors can attend. This show was so busy, even […]

A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Population reports, analyzed over a period of years, can tell you a lot about the future performance of a series. For modern coins like the Eisenhower dollar, whose vast and inexpensive raw coin reserves always allow for the possibility of massive population explosion, this type of […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By by Joe Jaroch – Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ………. Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the US mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

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Gold Bullion Expert, Journalist, Financial Analyst and Coin Collector Jim Kingsland has Died

Gold Bullion Expert, Journalist, Financial Analyst and Coin Collector Jim Kingsland has Died

Jim Kingsland passed on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was forty-nine years old. His funeral was held in New City, New York, on Monday, March 11. In addition to being a coin collector, Jim was an influential journalist and financial analyst in the New York Metropolitan area. He was also the author of a book […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 2 — Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 2 — Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #158 ….. One of the most famous and interesting of all collections of American coins, and related items, was formed by Eric P. Newman. A small part of this collection will be auctioned Heritage at […]

Why I Do Not Want Gold And Silver Prices To Soar!

Why I Do Not Want Gold And Silver Prices To Soar!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. By now I think most of you know that I own a company that buys and sells a lot of gold and silver products.  You have probably also heard me predict that gold and silver prices have a strong likelihood of a major increase […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Every so often you hear a story you just have to pass on to others.  Because the gentleman who told me this story is a good friend and values his anonymity, I am going to cite nothing more specific than the actual historical events that made this story what it is.  […]

SILVER 101 Series: Don’t Get Fixated On The Spot Price

SILVER 101 Series: Don’t Get Fixated On The Spot Price

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Silver investors tend to check the current spot price before making a purchase. That’s a logical starting point, as the cost for physical metal is usually – but not always – related to spot. Don’t expect former premiums to remain in place when spot plunges. Why does this happen? […]

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The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… So far this year gold and silver have really been underperforming. Both have been stuck in a trading range for most of the past two months, and they have erased last year’s gains, which were already modest compared to their performance in the preceding decade. Precious market bulls keep […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Major Collection of Colonials To Be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Major Collection of Colonials To Be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #157 ….. On Wed, March 13, at a convention center in Baltimore, Stack’s-Bowers will offer, at public auction, a large part of the Ted Craige Collection of colonial coins and other pre-federal items. Pre-1792 coins […]

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where Morgan and Peace dollars were a part of daily life meant that Wayne Miller was constantly exposed to the hefty coins at an early age. “Montana was one of five […]

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