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Coin Collecting Strategies – Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy at a Coin Show?

Coin Collecting Strategies – Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy at a Coin Show?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   That was the exact question Collector X asked me, in a somewhat whiny manner, at a recent major coin show. But you know something? I can understand his disappointment. He had taken three days off from work, spent thousands of dollars on a plane ticket, hotel and […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer versus the tax […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

US Gold Coins – Overlooked 1892 Carson City Eagle in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

US Gold Coins – Overlooked 1892 Carson City Eagle in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1892-CC Liberty Eagle. MS-62+ (PCGS). CAC. A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds  …….. News and Analysis  on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #325 This week, an 1892-CC eagle is ‘in the news,’ as an especially desirable, PCGS graded “MS-62+” coin will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers on March 31st, in Baltimore. The […]

Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… There was a time when Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) rolls of coins were available in large quantities. Coins of every date and denomination, minted in the 1950s, ’40s and even the ’30s could be acquired with little or no difficulty. But that was 50 years ago. Today, the […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? Different artifacts associated with an individual may still exist, but these objects are frequently irreplaceable and irreproducible, with much of the appeal based on a personal connection to the individual […]

World Coin Market – 2016 Demand for Quality British Coins Increasing

World Coin Market – 2016 Demand for Quality British Coins Increasing

Charles I (1625-49), Shilling, Tower Mint under Parliament. mint mark ‘eye’ both sides (1645). When you own this piece of ART you have distinguished owners before you: Dr.Carter, Fitch, Murdoch, Montagu, Webb, Shepherd – and that only takes you back to 1885! By Geoffrey Cope – Petitioncrown.com ……..   Art & Eye Appeal The questions […]

Coin Board News – Number 38

Coin Board News – Number 38

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 38 — Spring 2016 COIN BOARDS (not) FOR SALE Though I did manage to purchase seven coin boards during the past quarter, three of these went into my own collection, while three others were placed to a want-list customer. The […]

How The Royal Mint  is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……   Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern Collector Issues from the UK The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading mints and manufacturers of circulating and commemorative coins, has established a disturbing […]

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The most popular–and arguably the most beautiful–United States gold commemorative coin is probably still the 1915 Panama-Pacific $50 piece (especially the octagonal variety). It’s the stuff of fantasy league coin collecting. But rounding the bases right behind is a stone cold rookie: the 2014 $5 gold […]

Classic Coin Auctions – Half Cents to Quarters Feature at Rarities Night in Baltimore

Classic Coin Auctions – Half Cents to Quarters Feature at Rarities Night in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #324 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   On Thursday, March 31, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers will conduct a Rarities Night event. This will be one session in a large and varied official auction of […]

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

Solid sales for American Silver Eagle bullion coins last week By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, March 17, the United States Mint began offering the Proof versions of the 2016 American Gold Eagle product range. The popular one-tenth-ounce Gold Eagle Proof coin sold 8,036 pieces in its first week. The one-ounce Gold […]

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Stunning New “Eureka Hoard” of 1850 Double Eagles

Stunning New “Eureka Hoard” of 1850 Double Eagles

By Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins ……..   Gold has kindled the imagination of mankind throughout the centuries, and gold coins have been intimately connected to the vagaries of man since recorded time began. Gold has been the forum for discussions and stories of it have filled countless volumes, as well as provided the […]

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Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Higher Over the Belgium Attacks….but….

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Higher Over the Belgium Attacks….but….

Commentary for Tuesday, March 23, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $4.40 at $1248.60 on the Comex today. The Belgium terror attacks created early safe-haven buying in gold bullion during the overnight Hong Kong market. The initial news pushed gold to $1260.00 but […]

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Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens’ high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American Coin Art–the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle–started production just a few years after President William McKinley officially put the country on the gold standard. With the battle […]

Collecting Banknotes

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just as with coins, grading is perhaps the single most important ingredient of value when it comes to collecting paper money. And just as with coins, we have descriptive […]

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow to accept the idea of a dollar coin. Some people blame its confusing size; after all, how can a coin the size of a quarter be worth a dollar? […]

Proof and Mint Sets: Coins of a Lifetime

Proof and Mint Sets: Coins of a Lifetime

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Finding that first Lincoln Wheat cent or Mercury dime in pocket change. Finishing your first coin folder. Making your first trade. No matter how experienced you are or how sophisticated your tastes become, many collectors look back at such milestones with a wistful nostalgia (and not […]

World Coins – Dutch Lion Daalders, America’s First Dollar

World Coins – Dutch Lion Daalders, America’s First Dollar

Dutch Lion Dollar By Kent Ponterio – World Numismatics LLC ……….   Named so for its design element depicting a rampant lion, the Dutch Lion Dollar played a crucial role in world trade during the 16th and 17th centuries. The first Lion Daalders or leewndaalders were produced in the province of Holland in 1575 during […]

US Gold Coins – Battle of the 1838-C vs. The 1838-D Classic Head $5 Half Eagles

US Gold Coins – Battle of the 1838-C vs. The 1838-D Classic Head $5 Half Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …….   The 1838-C and 1838-D half eagle US Gold Coins are famous issues for similar reasons: they are first-year-of-issue coins and they both feature mintmarks on the obverse. They are issues with multiple levels of demand, and they have shown strong upsurges in popularity and price […]

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC …..   Aegina is a rocky and mountainous island in the Saronic Gulf located about 25 miles southeast of Athens. It was settled by the Dorians around 900 BCE and was named after the daughter of […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Firm and Moves Higher in the Aftermarket

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Firm and Moves Higher in the Aftermarket

Commentary for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …..   Gold closed up $4.70 on the Comex today at $1235.10 – this close was based on a firm gold market, probably reacting to three days of lower prices with some bargain hunting.   The price […]

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Starring the finest known 1804 Class I silver dollar and the finest known 1822 half eagle Now is the time to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 24, when our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV sale will take place in the beautiful international headquarters […]

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #323 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Though more than two hundred years old, 1807 Draped Bust half dollars are not rare and are available to collectors in a range of grades and states of preservation. […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars

By Mike Markowitz …..   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed. That he is grown so great? — Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 Julius Caesar ARISTOCRATIC ROMANS USUALLY BORE three names. For example, Gaius Julius Caesar (born 13 July 100 BCE), son of Gaius Julius Caesar[1] (died 85 BCE) belonged to […]

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

By Cory Frampton – Mexican Coin Company / World Numismatics LLC …….   This series, which has gone from the most collected during the late 1960s to the most stagnant today, has a lot of promising segments. There were probably 10 times as many collectors in the ’60s and ’70s as there are today, mostly due […]

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following design candidates for the obverse and reverse of the American Liberty High Relief Gold coin. Obverse Reverse * * * The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss […]

American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The week of Monday, March 14 sees another one million ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle silver bullion coin allocated for purchase by authorized dealers. This brings the March month-to-date allotment, starting with the February 29 allocation, to three million ounces. Out of that three million, the […]

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Gold Market Report – Gold Gives up Most of Yesterday’s Gains

Gold Market Report – Gold Gives up Most of Yesterday’s Gains

Commentary for Friday, March 11, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $12.20 on the Comex today at $1258.70 so it’s having second thoughts about Mario Draghi’s European Central Bank (ECB) decision yesterday to push “negative” interest rates. Actually today’s loss represents further profit […]

Coin Books – Pre-Publication Offer on New Coin Album Book

Coin Books – Pre-Publication Offer on New Coin Album Book

Numismatic researcher and author David W. Lange has written a new book that is being published by his own imprint, PennyBoard Press™. Listed at $49.95, this deluxe, hardcover, 144-page book is being offered at the pre-publication price of $45 until May 1, the expected date of delivery. Shipping is $10 for priority mail within a […]

 
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