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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS list of U.S. coins & patterns valued at more than $1 million each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS list of U.S. coins & patterns valued at more than $1 million each

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #42 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Feb. 15, the Professional Coin Grading Service announced an update of the “Million Dollar Coin Club,” a group of U.S. coins, pre-Federal pieces, and patterns, that are said to each be worth more than […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior

Rare Coin Road Warrior

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics In this month’s Rare Coin Road Warrior I will briefly discuss the strong bullion market and how it will affect the rare coin market. In addition, I will try and give you some insight into what is happening on the ‘Bourse’ floor at the major rare coin shows across […]

Do Young Coin Collectors Grow Up To Be Successful Adults

Do Young Coin Collectors Grow Up To Be Successful Adults

By Patrick A Heller – Liberty Coin Service….   Radio Broadcast transcript from WILS-1320 AM on 02/16/2011. The radio show titled “Things You “Know” That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know”, presented by Patrick A. Heller, owner of Liberty Coin Service and Premier Coins & Collectibles in Lansing, Michigan. Sociologists have […]

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there are coins that are absolute rarities. A condition rarity is a coin whose value is primarily derived from its high degree of preservation. An absolute rarity is a coin whose […]

By February 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Are Rare Coins Worth Owning Now?

Are Rare Coins Worth Owning Now?

Last month I mentioned that Peter Schiff,the CEO and Chief Global Strategist for Euro Pacific Capital wrote a column warning against ownership of rare coins and paper money. In my judgment, his warning is about 90% correct, but I didn’t have space to go into full details where we agree and disagree. Let me do […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins in the $1000 to $5000 range

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins in the $1000 to $5000 range

News and Analysis:  scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #41 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Today’s column features recommendations for collectors. Last week, the topic was advice for true beginners.  Back in September, I wrote about coins in the $250 to $1000 range. Most of my columns, feature articles and reviews […]

By February 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
One size fits all pricing approach doesn’t always work with Morgan dollars

One size fits all pricing approach doesn’t always work with Morgan dollars

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the March 7, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World The Morgan dollar is widely traded at all levels, from the top-grade rarities that sell in the high-six figures for investment portfolios to the low-grade polished coins that trade in bulk as collectible alternatives to silver bullion. The […]

By February 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Why Gold And Silver Should Do Well By The End Of March

Why Gold And Silver Should Do Well By The End Of March

There are so many reasons why gold and silver, especially silver, are set to continue rising in price……… Here are some of the more notable ones: · JPMorgan Chase just announced that it is willing to accept physical gold as collateral for loans made by the bank. In effect, the bank is accepting gold as […]

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins:  Basics For Beginners

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginners

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.” People frequently become angry when I decline to answer such questions with simple, encompassing statements. Much depends upon the budget and interests of the individual coin buyer. Each collector should read, […]

By February 16, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Silver Price Ready To Soar!

Silver Price Ready To Soar!

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Mysterious Withdrawal Of Gold From GLD Exchange Traded Fund Record Level Of Backwardation In Silver Commodity Markets 10-Year Treasury Debt Interest Rate Up 12% So Far This Year JPMorgan Chase Will Accept Physical Gold For Loan Collateral, But . . . There are too many news developments […]

Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the February 28, 2011 issue of Coin World On Feb. 8, silver and gold made a big jump as the U.S. dollar showed signs of weakening and the market reacted to China increasing interest rates in an effort to fight inflation. However, the 2010 America the Beautiful […]

By February 13, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Ten Fearless Forecasts For 2011 By Patrick A. Heller

Ten Fearless Forecasts For 2011 By Patrick A. Heller

1. Gold and silver prices will rise by a higher percentage in 2011 than they did in 2010. If any of the lawsuits against JPMorgan Chase or HSBC (including one that is also suing the SLV silver exchange traded fund) for illegal manipulation of the silver and gold markets result in the disclosure of any […]

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2 million?

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2 million?

News and Analysis on, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #39 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the auction of an NGC certified 1907 “Rolled Edge PF-67 SATIN” $10 gold piece for a record $2,185,000. I also listed all other American coins and related items that have sold at […]

By February 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com/ First published in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of Coin World. Collectors are still paying huge premiums for 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins and completed transactions on eBay continue to document the market as it progresses. While the nine authorized purchasers that purchased these coins […]

By February 7, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Coin Shows

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Coin Shows

By Vic Bozarth – February 2011 – Bozarth Numismatics In this month’s RCRW I am going to talk a little about the rare coin market before previewing the rare coin show schedule for the next two months. The rare coin show schedule follows a pretty predictable timetable each year. Many dealers and avid collectors schedule […]

By February 2, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A 1907 $10 Gold piece becomes the latest US Coin to be Auctioned for more than $2 million

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A 1907 $10 Gold piece becomes the latest US Coin to be Auctioned for more than $2 million

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #38 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds….   In the 1990s, only four coins sold at auction for more than $1 million each. Over the last decade, many have done so. Now, the auctioning of a coin or other numismatic item for […]

By February 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Premiums for generic gold coins – like MS-62 Saints and Libs – drop

Premiums for generic gold coins – like MS-62 Saints and Libs – drop

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com – First published in the Feb.14, 2011, issue of Coin World January was a hard month for gold. It opened on Jan. 4 at $1,405.50 (London AM fix spot price) and has gradually fallen since, hitting $1,325.60 during trading Jan. 25. It rebounded slightly before falling to a low of […]

By February 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part Two

Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part Two

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The first part of this article, published at the end of December 2010, discussed some of my favorite little-known United States gold coins in the dollar, quarter eagle and three dollar denominations. In the second and final part of this series, I’m going to look at some of the more […]

By January 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Fresh & Original Proof Gold Powers Platinum Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Fresh & Original Proof Gold Powers Platinum Night Auction

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #37 CoinWeek Exclusive: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In yesterday’s feature article, I wrote about the business strike silver and gold coins in the Jan. 6th Platinum Night event. This auction, however, will be best remembered for the 19th century, Proof […]

By January 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Incredible Variety of Exemplary Business Strike U.S. coins Sell on FUN Platinum Night

Incredible Variety of Exemplary Business Strike U.S. coins Sell on FUN Platinum Night

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek….   Every January at the FUN Convention, Heritage conducts a Platinum Night event as part of a large auction extravaganza that features rare U.S. coins and includes paper money, not so rare coins, tokens, medals, and more. Though one to three Platinum Night events are conducted at other coin conventions […]

By January 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Auctions show continued resilience at top of market for rare coins

Auctions show continued resilience at top of market for rare coins

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report Blog [First published in the Feb. 7, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World] Things continue to be rosy at the top end of the rare coin market. Looking at the results of the recent Florida United Numismatists convention auctions reveals that collectors are paying strong premiums for […]

By January 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin Sniffer’ to detect doctored coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin Sniffer’ to detect doctored coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #36 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I covered the FUN Convention in general and, soon, I will post a review of the Platinum Night event. The primary purpose of the PCGS Luncheon on Jan. 7 was to formally introduce […]

By January 19, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Is a bubble forming for “Top of Pop” coins?

Is a bubble forming for “Top of Pop” coins?

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report Blog First published in the Jan. 31, 2011, issue of Coin World At the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. luncheon at the Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa on Jan. 8, NGC chairman Mark Salzberg presented some refreshing comments relating to his perceptions of the rare coin market. While […]

By January 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud to be a PNG–Professional Numismatist Guild member.  My wife Sherri and I both attended the PNG meeting prior to the opening of the Florida United Numismatists Show.  Talking about grading […]

By January 15, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #35 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The Jan. 2011 FUN Convention in Tampa was successful, lively, and very enjoyable. According to Cindy Wibker, the convention coordinator, more than 9500 collectors and members of the “general public” attended, plus at least 1500 dealers […]

By January 12, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report – First published in the January 24, 2011, issue of Coin World The first 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins have entered the marketplace and collectors have responded by paying huge prices for the five-coin set on eBay. While the Dec. 20 Market […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New year, New Rare Coin Auction Firm

New year, New Rare Coin Auction Firm

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report The year 2010 ended with a bang for the rare coin market, as a merger of Bowers and Merena Auctions and Stack’s was announced, to form a new company, Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics. The merger will create a firm with a substantial presence on both coasts, with Los Angeles-based […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

First, I want to clearly state: I fully support the Board of Directors of the PNG in its fight. Since the meeting I had attended last year, they have tried to diligently work on the subject of coin doctoring. Granted, nothing has happened from their efforts, but I did not know it was the MEMBERSHIP that was blocking action.

By January 10, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fun Has Begun

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fun Has Begun

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #34 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While the Summer ANA Convention includes a wide variety of items of interest to collectors of U.S. coins, paper money, tokens and medals, plus some coins of the world, the Winter FUN Convention is the […]

Are Rare Coins Investments?

Are Rare Coins Investments?

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Maarket Report Blog First published in the Jan. 10, 2011, issue of Coin World Are rare coins an investment class? They are according to the Wall Street Journal. For the past several years, Coin World has provided a “Classic U.S. Rarities Key-Date Investment Index” for use in the Wall […]

By December 30, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
 
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