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The Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2011

The Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2011

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, My comments in this month’s Rare Coin Road Warrior have been written at two points in time. I wanted to share my thoughts both before the show and after the show without my ‘pre show’ comments being ‘tainted’ by my experiences at the show. My ‘post show’ comments are included at […]

By October 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com The main auctions for 2011 have just been completed and record prices have been achieved. To laugh or to cry at the market, neither will help to change the present continuing demand. Today we should consider what if there is more financial volatility? What will be the level of interest from […]

By October 18, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #76 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Although early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) are very expensive, I find that many collectors like to read about them. A famous 1796/5 Half Eagle is ‘in the news’ as Heritage will offer the […]

By October 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold rarities highlight new Pittsburgh ANA Fall coin show

Gold rarities highlight new Pittsburgh ANA Fall coin show

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the Oct. 24, 2011, issue of Coin World. Dealers are gearing up for the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural fall National Money Show, Oct. 13 to 15, in Pittsburgh. More than 300 tables have been sold, although dealers are hesitant due to the cool-down in the precious metals […]

By October 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Perhaps it just comes with the territory when you are the world’s largest coin dealer, but the U.S. Mint just can’t seem get a break from coin collectors and investors no matter what it does. Pick up any leading print coin publication, or read the typical coin blog or […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history, few names resonate like that of Alexander the Great. Born a son of the Macedonian King Philip II in 356 B.C., this young man was tutored in war and philosophy by some […]

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The half eagle is the very first gold coin to be struck at the United States mint. This denomination was struck without interruption from 1795 to 1929, and it is the only U.S. gold issue to be produced at all eight United States mints. It is very popular with collectors, […]

By October 10, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Why Gold & Silver Got Hammered

Why Gold & Silver Got Hammered

By Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins It seems that there a perfect storm brewing for the metals and it has caused what most are calling a near term “corrective phase”. Both metals had been red-hot and setting new all-time highs. By my view, one positive for the longer term picture surfaced in the trenches […]

By October 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarest Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarest Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #75 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1796 to 1929, though not in every year. These are very popular with coin collectors. As key Quarter Eagles have recently been and are currently ‘in the […]

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On Monday, October 3 I spoke with a representative of Talisman Coins (http://www.talismancoins.com), which is the authorized U.S. distributor of Perth Mint coins from Australia as well as those of several other world mints. He explained that for the first time the Perth Mint will release the colorized silver […]

Coin Board News – Number 20 – Fall 2011

Coin Board News – Number 20 – Fall 2011

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY There were relatively few listings of coin boards on eBay during the past quarter, and those that did appear provided mixed results. For the most part, prices were disappointing for anything not truly scarce. Several boards went unsold at fairly reasonable minimum bids, and this seems to […]

By October 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As I was reviewing my notes on Dahlonega half eagles this morning, I was struck by something very interesting as I updated Condition Census information: many dates haven’t had a significant example sold in three, five or even eight years. This, in turn, made me ask out loud where the […]

By October 3, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

by Louis Golino for Coin Week There is little doubt that along with the U.S. Mint coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players in the coin industry. Many collectors seem to believe that dealers are unnecessary in the online age and many question their ethics. The Coin Dealer Newsletter recently published a fascinating […]

By September 30, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

News & Analysis on rare  coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #74 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Oct. 14th, in Pittsburgh, the Norweb-Richmond 1854-S Quarter Eagle (U.S. $2½ gold coin) will be offered by Heritage in an official ANA auction. It is PCGS graded ‘Very Fine-35.’ While this coin is the primary […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Grade Distribution of 19th Century Branch Mint Gold Coins

Grade Distribution of 19th Century Branch Mint Gold Coins

by Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com For many 19th century gold issues, it is as important to know the grade distribution as it is the overall rate of survival. In this blog, let’s look at grade distribution; namely how the surviving examples of a specific issue are distributed along the lines of grade. It is natural […]

By September 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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