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The Globalization of the Rare Coin Market

The Globalization of the Rare Coin Market

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the October 10 issue of Coin World The rare coin market continues to expand globally, while closer to home the fall coin show season is in full swing. For sure, it’s been a busy month for the coin market. The Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo […]

By September 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Why Did Gold and Silver Sell Off?

The Coin Analyst: Why Did Gold and Silver Sell Off?

By Louis Golino for Coin Week During the week that ended September 23, gold and silver saw their biggest declines in decades. Gold suffered its largest one day drop (5.9%) in five years, and for the week it lost 10%, the most since the early 1980′s. Silver dropped even more, declining by 18% on September […]

By September 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

By Louis Golino for Coin Week August 15 marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the gold standard. In 1971 President Richard M. Nixon ended the convertibility of the dollar with gold, which paved the way for the system of floating, fiat currencies that exists today. Ever since then the U.S. dollar has continued […]

By September 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #73 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Oct. 14, Heritage will auction an 1856-O Double Eagle ($20 gold coin) in Pittsburgh as part of the official auction of the first Fall ANA Convention. Traditionally, there have been two ANA Conventions in […]

By September 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-Coast to Coast

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Coast to Coast

Hi my name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior. This morning I am writing from my hotel room in Philadelphia where I am attending the Philadelphia Whitman Coin Expo. The show opened this morning for dealers and the public was admitted at noon. Attendance has been fair to good considering […]

By September 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW MANAGEMENT-MAJOR ADJUSTMENT NEEDED We adore Mary Counts, David Chrensaw and their staffs tremendous efforts in putting on a great show (as usual they were top notch). Too bad they are not the ones who make the decisions about when or where the shows are. Having this show […]

The Market Now and Then

The Market Now and Then

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com The Labor Day holiday weekend has passed, most young people are back to school, football season has started, and I feel the need to get back to work.  I love my work, but once the calendar rolls around to September, I get the feeling that I’ve been slacking?  Maybe it […]

By September 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Finding the Best Silver Values in Today’s Heated Metals Market

The Coin Analyst: Finding the Best Silver Values in Today’s Heated Metals Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Gold and silver have experienced a dramatic bull run this year that probably has more room to go, which is driving the cost of precious metal coins ever higher. But it is still possible to find good value in this supercharged market. This column address silver bullion coins and a […]

By September 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Fall Long Beach Show Report

Fall Long Beach Show Report

By William Shamhart – NumismaticAmericana.com I love my job. I really do. I like the buying and selling of beautiful coins, the hunt to find them as well as the selling of them to excited clients. I love meeting new people and finding out what direction they have taken their collection. I love almost every […]

By September 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Shrike-Karschner Set of Indian Head $2½ Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Shrike-Karschner Set of Indian Head $2½ Gold Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #72 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Sept. 9, Heritage auctioned the Shrike-Karschner set of Indian Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ coins). It is an exceptional set. Karschner’s PCGS certified “MS-65” 1911-D, the key date in the series, went to a West […]

By September 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Maket Report –  JUST ANOTHER WEEK

Legend Maket Report – JUST ANOTHER WEEK

IT WAS A LONG WEEK FOR US We are still mourning the sudden passing of our friend Mark Petty from complications from Chrones disease. Last week we skipped Long Beach to attend his funeral. In his memory we promise to keep up the fight against everything thats wrong with this business (coin doctoring/gradeflation/out right crooks) […]

Even as silver market soars, ATB 5-ounce quarters cool off

Even as silver market soars, ATB 5-ounce quarters cool off

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the September 26, 2011, issue of Coin World As bullion continues to soar, one series whose fate is tied to silver comprises the America the Beautiful .999 fine 5-ounce silver quarter dollars. The Mint offers two versions of each issue: bullion examples that are available to authorized […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Leaked State Department Documents Confirm US Government Gold Price Suppression!

Leaked State Department Documents Confirm US Government Gold Price Suppression!

Originally Published in Liberty’s Outlook – Volume 17, Issue 9 US Government Knows That Chinese Government Knows About Manipulation! – Extreme Volatility Points To Higher Gold And Silver Prices Soon! – Swiss National Bank Debases Its Own Currency! In the past five weeks, the prices of gold and silver have been extremely volatile. price ranges […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: China’s Gold Policy and Alleged U.S. Government Suppression of Gold Prices

The Coin Analyst: China’s Gold Policy and Alleged U.S. Government Suppression of Gold Prices

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On September 3 the financial web site, ZeroHedge , ran an important story on a U.S. government memo recently made available by WikiLeaks that is from the U.S. Embassy in China and which deals with China’s gold policy (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/wikileaks-discloses-reasons-behind-chinas-shadow-gold-buying-spree). This document is eliciting interest among gold analysts, who feel […]

By September 7, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Al Boka Collection of Large Cents ‘By Date’

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Al Boka Collection of Large Cents ‘By Date’

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #71 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Thursday, Sept 8th, at 7:00 PM PT, Heritage will auction Al Boka’s collection of large cents ‘by date.’ It is the lead offering of U.S. coins in Heritage’s official auction of the Long Beach […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become Popular

Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become Popular

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As recently as five years ago, most of the rare date gold coins that I sold were from the Southern branch mints; pieces from Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans. But today, these coins make up a smaller percentage of my inventory and my sales. I now find myself making a […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold, Silver Bullion Keeps Driving Rare Coin Market

Gold, Silver Bullion Keeps Driving Rare Coin Market

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the September 19, 2011, issue of Coin World Bullion continues to drive the market, and the U.S. Mint’s recent repricing of many of its precious metal coins directly and quickly impacted the secondary market. For Proof American Eagle silver bullion coins, the Mint’s price increase from the […]

By September 5, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
REST IN PEACE: MARK PETTY

REST IN PEACE: MARK PETTY

ONE OF NUMISMATICS BEST IS GONE We were going to do a Market Report on how we did last week, the market, and the usual stuff, but we have just learned some very sad news. Our good customer and friend Mark Petty was found dead in his NYC apartment yesterday. Mark was only 21. It […]

By September 5, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Auction of the Irwin Waldman Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Auction of the Irwin Waldman Collection

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, & the coin collecting community #70 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The firm of Spink-Smythe auctioned Irwin Waldman’s collection of U.S. gold and silver coins during the evening of Wed., Aug 31st, in New York. Though Spink-Smythe will auction some coins from other consignors today, all of […]

By September 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On August 30 the U.S. Mint’s online list of upcoming products was updated to include the first 2011 collector version in the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The coin, which will be released on September 22, is the 2011-P Gettysburg coin, which honors the national military […]

How to Add Value to Your Early Gold Collection

How to Add Value to Your Early Gold Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com You can make random purchases of early United States gold coins and, if you are lucky, you might acquire some nice pieces as time passes. But if you follow some of these suggestions and formulate a game-plan, my guess is that you will have a better grasp of what is […]

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable that some amazing individual pieces might have been lost in the shuffle. One coin that hasn’t received much publicity is the 1875 eagle in the Stack’s-Bowers sale (lot 7732 and […]

By August 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, part 5; Post-Auction Analysis of Silver Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, part 5; Post-Auction Analysis of Silver Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #69 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The first Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ event, which was held on Aug. 18th, is now history. As Heritage has been conducting ‘Platinum Night’ events for more than six years, it is curious that this is the […]

Some Post-ANA Show Thoughts

Some Post-ANA Show Thoughts

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com You’ve no doubt read a dozen ANA Show Reports already and I swore I’d never write one again. But I did want to give some thoughts about the recently-concluded ANA show in Rosemont as I think a good understanding of what happened there is essential to understanding the market. I […]

By August 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Ten Reasons Why Gold is Not Yet a Bubble

The Coin Analyst: Ten Reasons Why Gold is Not Yet a Bubble

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Many people say gold is a bubble about to burst, but is that really the case? One of the problems with identifying bubbles is that one is not certain one exists until it has already begun to burst. I do not think that is the case with gold today, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction at the ANA Convention, part 4, Results

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction at the ANA Convention, part 4, Results

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #68 Special Monday Edition by Greg Reynolds It is time to analyze the results of the first Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ auction, which was held on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the ANA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. In part 1, I provided an overview. […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior-News from the 2011 ANA

Rare Coin Road Warrior-News from the 2011 ANA

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com Another ANA’s World’s Fair of Money annual convention is now behind us. Often touted as ‘The Numismatic Event of the Year!’ this year’s ANA truly lived up to all the hype and expectations of both collectors and dealers in attendance. Indeed, I have often had less than complimentary things to […]

By August 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New Type of 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS at 2011 ANA Convention

New Type of 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS at 2011 ANA Convention

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com/1804Dollar.com A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago on August 19. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report – THE CHICAGO ANA SHOW 2011

Legend Numismatics Market Report – THE CHICAGO ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A BLOCKBUSTER SHOW? We think it was pretty close. So far we have only heard ONE single complaint about someone not doing well biz wise at the show from any dealer we know. From our point of view, the activity was super strong and we know we did extremely […]

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

by Louis Golino for Coin Week For several years collectors of American silver eagles have speculated about whether the U.S. Mint would issue a limited edition set of American silver eagles to mark the coin’s 25th anniversary in 2011. The coin was first produced in 1986. This issue has been on collector’s minds ever since […]

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