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Diamond State Depository President Michael Clark Passes Away After Brief Illness

Diamond State Depository President Michael Clark Passes Away After Brief Illness

Clark Opened Five Metals Depositories on the U.S. East Coast over 30 Years Diamond State Depository President Mike Clark passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer. Clark will be remembered for his distinguished career in the precious metals and banking industries, Dallas-based metals dealers Dillon […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is over 50.  The shift will become even more dramatic as the greater number of people born during the Baby […]

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially ones that are a little bit “out of the box.” I recently had a conversation with a long-time collector about new directions for his set and we discussed the possibility of starting […]

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Coin Series Proposed in New Bill

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Coin Series Proposed in New Bill

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… On June 27 Rep. Andrew Barr (Republican of Kentucky) introduced H.R. 2535, the American Liberty Coinage and Deficit Reduction Act of 2013. So far the bill has four co-sponsors and has been referred to the House Committee of Financial Services. If the bill continues to garner support in the […]

Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is expanding. Response to their live “Regency Auctions” has been so robust that they will soon be rolling out monthly “Legend-Morphy Premium Internet Only Auctions.” The Premium Coin Auctions will begin this September, and will be similar to Regency Auctions, but with the number of lots limited to between 100 and […]

By July 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding US coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #179 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in an auction held near Chicago, a few days prior to the start of the Summer ANA Convention, Heritage will sell […]

SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

The new SilverTowne mobile website provides users with an easier way to browse the SilverTowne website on phones, tablets and other devices. SilverTowne L.P., one of the nation’s largest coin and bullion dealers, announces the launch of a mobile version of the SilverTowne website. This website can be accessed by visiting www.silvertowne.com from any smartphone, […]

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES NAMES JOHN KONOP AS VICE PRESIDENT Recognized financial industry executive joins leading numismatic auction house  Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced today that John Konop, a recognized financial industry executive and experienced U.S. and world coin collector, has joined the company as vice president, operating out of the company’s Irvine, Calif., headquarters. “I […]

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Memorial by Ronn Fern & Ken Potter John P. Devine, a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) and the first inductee into the CONECA Hall of Fame, passed away on July 10, 2013, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. He was a husband, father, grandfather, […]

By July 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Summer used to be a slower time for coin collecting, but it is increasingly becoming just as busy as the rest of the year is. There are many interesting recent developments at the U.S. Mint. These include lower prices on its silver coins, the release of some exciting new […]

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Larry Lee has been in numismatics for more than 40 years. He lives in Panama City, Florida where he owns and operates Coin and Bullion Reserve. He recently was involved in the purchase of the Walton 1913 Nickel, one of the most famous and valuable coins in all of numismatics. Larry shares […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #178 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in a pre-convention auction near Chicago, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1855-San Francisco Mint, Liberty Seated Quarter. This quarter is currently in […]

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

Will COMEX Gold Market Fail Within 90 Days?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. New York’s COMEX commodity gold market has been one of the two most important venues referenced for determining the price of gold for all other trading purposes.  Yet this market, which largely reflects the trading of paper contracts rather than physical metal, is quickly […]

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Headliners: 1893-CC Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 Jack Lee, 1916/1916 Buffalo Nickel Doubled Die Obverse PCGS Secure MS64 CAC LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions recently held The Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas, the fourth under the “Regency” banner and fifth overall for the auction house. Numbers were exceptional across the board, with several […]

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

By Greg Reynolds ………… In late June, John Feigenbaum of DLRC sold a PCGS certified Proof-64+, 1894-S Barber Dime. Feigenbaum had purchased it in early April from John Albanese of the CAC, who had acquired it from a private client earlier in April. Bruce Morelan and Laura Sperber, partners in a coin firm in New […]

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog discussing specific undervalued, affordable gold coins. This is a topic which has proven popular in the past and, unless I’m mistaken, some of my suggested sleeper issues have grown dramatically in popularity—and price—in the last few years. […]

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Personalized homepage and a sleek new look greets collectors Visitors to HA.com, the homepage for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, will be greeted by a cleaner look and content-centric personalization today as part of a top-down redesign. The new look streamlines access to Heritage’s 36 categories while retaining its industry-leading functionality for live […]

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

Foreign Banks And Brokers Are Refusing Overseas Accounts for American Customers

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. A number of financial advisors who are concerned about the coming financial crises in America have recommended transferring some assets beyond the borders of the United States.  For prudent wealth management, it is an option worth consideration. Unfortunately, there is bad news for Americans […]

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International, Inc., announced today that it is combining its operations with those of Teletrade and Spectrum Numismatics, creating a single, integrated operating unit to be known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Brian Kendrella, formerly Director of Operations overseeing all three companies, has been named President […]

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Another devoted coin collector has departed the earth to join the great coin show in Heaven. Bernard Loebe was a longtime member of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Ralph Ross was a friend of Bernie and shares some memories about this good man. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June […]

By July 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #177 ….. This is the seventh in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. The purpose is to discuss methods of forming collections of […]

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of  THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, is pleased to announce the recent consignment of “The Camille Collection”. This high quality, PCGS graded, gold and silver type set was built over a 10 year period beginning in the early 1990’s. “Over the years I have handled hundreds of millions of dollars in rare coins,” notes Leo, “and to […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Summer FUN Rare Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics Summer FUN Rare Coin Market Report

VACATION ANYONE-NOT! What a shocker it was when we blew into the summer FUN Show in Orlando late Thursday and all of our peers said the show was surprisingly good. We do believe its because we did NOT take a table. For the past 4 years we had lackluster sales. It figures. We did see […]

Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Interviewer: David Lisot…… Bill Gibbs has been working for Coin World since the 1970’s. He talks about his responsibilities at that publication, the primary issues affecting numismatics, how he got into the numismatic publishing industry, and offers advice to young writers wanting to enter the coin collecting literary marketplace. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 […]

By July 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101 – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

SILVER 101 – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leaves an important question unanswered: When does the silver buyer make the switch to the yellow metal? This is a […]

By July 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

YNs, former Money Museum curator honored during Summer Seminar banquet Longtime Summer Seminar instructors Charles O. Browne and William Shamhart were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association‘s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, July 4, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Browne and Shamhart have been co-instructors for the Summer Seminar […]

By July 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. Today we’ll talk about the modern commemorative “key date” MS-69 short set – a set comprised of the four most expensive half dollars in MS-69 condition. In the coin market, the health of key coins can dictate the growth potential of more common dates. By looking […]

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As recently as a few years ago, if you asked me “should I buy very rare United States gold coins in low(er) grades” I would have resoundingly answered “no!”  But, as with so many things in life, perspectives change and my answer to this question has […]

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’ve discussed how using previous auction records can be an extremely valuable asset in determining coin values. But there are instances when previous records can be misleading and they can keep a collector from making an intelligent buying (or selling) decision. When I recently attended the Heritage pre-ANA Platinum Night […]

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