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Coin investment funds could place greater demand on top rarities

Coin investment funds could place greater demand on top rarities

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Rare coin investment funds have been around for decades, and on Oct. 31, the formation of four new funds to be managed by Certified Assets Management International LLC, was announced. One of the funds is expected to acquire up to $250 million in rare coins. Successful coin funds could place […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Bullion Market from a Coin Dealer’s Perspective

The Gold Bullion Market from a Coin Dealer’s Perspective

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com There are several of us coin dealers nationwide who’ve been in this business virtually all our lives – for 40, 50 or 60 years, or even longer – since we were teenagers, or even younger. We’ve been around the market for gold bullion all that time and have […]

By November 18, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Teich Family Proof Sets and Southern Gold in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Teich Family Proof Sets and Southern Gold in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #81 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) is conducting a mammoth auction at the Baltimore Coin & Collectible Expo. There are thousands of lots of coins and other numismatic items. It is not practical to cover […]

By November 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Initial Beverly Hills Signature Coin Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

Initial Beverly Hills Signature Coin Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

The first US coin auction to take place at our Beverly Hills office is now complete, with total prices realized for the November 8-10 auction approaching $7 million. All prices include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. The top lot in the auction was a 1796 quarter, graded MS63 by PCGS. Not only is this the first […]

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Prices of rare coins appreciate because new money enters the rare coin market vying for their limited supply. They decline in value when selling rare coins becomes a trend and buyers take their cash out of the coin market en masse. Rare coins are a “store of value” […]

By November 11, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Grading Service Guidelines and Clarification on Bullion Coin in 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Grading Service Guidelines and Clarification on Bullion Coin in 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Since my last column on the 25th anniversary silver eagle sets was published, there have been a couple more significant developments that merit discussion. Collectors who ordered their sets during the first couple hours of sales on October 27 have either already received their sets, or their sets have […]

By November 11, 2011 9 Comments Read More →
Liberty’s Outlook Bullion Report – November 2011

Liberty’s Outlook Bullion Report – November 2011

Originally from Volume 17, Issue 11 of Liberty Coin Service’s Liberty’s Outlook Gold And Gold Coins Gold closed on the COMEX today at $1,728.75, up a solid $114.00 (7.1%) from last month. Last Friday the Royal Canadian Mint announced a $250 Million Initial Public Offering of Exchange Traded Receipts (ETRs) for physical gold to be […]

By November 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Collectors and dealers alike enjoy buying coins that have been in long-held family collections as they are “fresh” to the market and have generally been allowed to age gracefully. Naturally toned Proof 1866 Seated Liberty silver dollar is typical of the “fresh” coins in the Teich Family Collection, to be […]

By November 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

By Doug Winter  for RareGoldCoins.com For variety collectors, the half eagles struck at the Dahlonega mint are fertile ground. There are a number of very interesting varieties, but currently just a handful of collectors appreciate them. With the upcoming release of the third edition of my Dahlonega book, I feel that this situation may change. […]

By November 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 3, Three Cent Silvers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 3, Three Cent Silvers

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #80 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Here are facts and ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete a set of circulated Three Cent Silvers. The discussion is geared towards collectors who would like to assemble a […]

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The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Collectors who ordered 25th anniversary silver eagle sets from the Mint on October 27 are eagerly awaiting shipment of their sets. A waiting list for the sets was posted about 4 ½ hours after the start of sales on October 27, which was one of the fastest sells-outs in U.S. […]

By November 8, 2011 59 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Early November Market Report

Legend Numismatics Early November Market Report

We finally have been in a mini rut since Mid October-the ANA Pittsburgh Show. While not really a rut, its really a breather from the too many shows we had during August-September. Since many dealers skipped the ANA Pittsburgh Show, many finally have not traveled for 45 days. So as you can expect, there are […]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 7, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world. The awards will be presented […]

Rare Coin Market Report – November 2011

Rare Coin Market Report – November 2011

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The rare coin market is constantly changing. Both the Bullion markets and traditional financial markets push and pull the rare coin market. With the downward trend in bullion markets since August and the European financial crisis, we have seen strengthening of the ‘dollar’ itself. The generic markets have been pulled down […]

By November 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Collectible Gold Coins Performed Superbly During the 1970’s Inflationary Spiral

Collectible Gold Coins Performed Superbly During the 1970’s Inflationary Spiral

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Last week I wrote about why some economists believe our economy is going into a high inflationary period and how rare coins went into a runaway market during the last inflationary spiral, which occurred during the 1970s. I gave across-the-board examples of how “type coins” performed as an […]

By November 7, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been an interesting year for collectors of the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The bullion versions, which were hard to obtain when the 2010 coins were released, are now readily available, and relatively few people seem interested in them, although bullion sales did pick up a […]

By November 3, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of another world class set. We have acquired celebrated collector Bruce Scher’s Proof Seated Quarter collection. His focus (as in all things) is seeking finest known, eye appealing examples. While lacking only two dates, the set is currently ranked second on […]

Morton & Eden to Sell ‘Hackney Hoard’

Morton & Eden to Sell ‘Hackney Hoard’

Jar filled with $20 Double Eagle gold coins expected to raise £80,000 for heirs of Jewish refugees American gold coins discovered in the garden of a London home where they were buried in fear of a Nazi invasion are expected to sell for a total of around £80,000 in a sale to be conducted by […]

Superb Gem 1876 Twenty Cent to be offered by Heritage

Superb Gem 1876 Twenty Cent to be offered by Heritage

1876 20C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC – Lot 3302 in Heritage’s Beverly Hills Auction Novenber 8-10 The twenty cent piece was born out of Free Silver movement, an important political lobby that perceived the gold standard as a threat to poorer citizens, particularly farmers and silver miners. In the early 1870s many of the world’s […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 2, Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 2, Quarters

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting  #79 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete a set of one series of silver quarters. Information and advice are provided, especially for collectors who are would like […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com Douglas Winter Numismatics recently sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars from the Civil War era. These were an 1862 graded Proof-64 Deep Cameo by PCGS, and an 1864 graded Proof-66 Deep Cameo by PCGS. Both coins had also been approved by CAC. I’d like to share some […]

By November 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 1, Dimes and Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 1, Dimes and Half Dollars

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #78 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete sets of U.S. silver dimes and half dollars. Advice is provided, especially for collectors who are not affluent. I […]

By October 26, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins. My recent column on the mistaken perception held by many that old coin albums will still prompt attractive toning on coins today elicited a great deal of comment from both collectors and dealers. It […]

By October 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles in the Heritage October 2011 Sale: An Analysis

Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles in the Heritage October 2011 Sale: An Analysis

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In their recent October 2011 Pittsburgh auction, Heritage Auctions sold a comprehensive collection of Liberty Head quarter eagles. This collection contained many of the rarities in this series and I’d like to take this time to analyze the coins themselves and the results that they garnered. One of the rarest […]

By October 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

DALLAS, TX – A Brinks shipment from Professional Coin Grading Service to Heritage Auctions on Oct. 17 was apparently broken into, and the finest known 1870-CC $20 stolen. The coin is graded AU58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and carries NGC Certification ID 3414402-001. “When we opened the Brinks bag, it was evident that the shipping […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes and Quarters in the ANA Auction in Pittsburgh

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes and Quarters in the ANA Auction in Pittsburgh

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #77 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic this week is several important dimes and quarters that were auctioned by Heritage at the first Fall ANA Convention, on the evening of Oct. 13th, in Pittsburgh. In recent columns, I discussed some gold […]

By October 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – With Permission Courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it. One of the most interesting fakes that NGC has received in the past year was an 1870-CC quarter. […]

Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Graded Plain 4 1834 Capped Head Five Dollar

Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Graded Plain 4 1834 Capped Head Five Dollar

Heritage Auctions On June 28, 1834 Congress passed a law adjusting the weight and composition of the gold eagle (which had not been minted since 1804), half eagle, and quarter eagle. The so-called “old tenor” coinage, struck prior to this act, was .9167 gold (22 carats), which was based on the composition of British gold […]

Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Auctions As passionate collectors, we believe that we have a responsibility to preserve the history of numismatics for future generations. It is with this sense of duty that we are compelled to ask for your help. The National Numismatic Collection (NNC) is among the world’s finest such collections and consists of more than 1 […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Vast Selection of More Than 1,000 U.S. Currency Lots at Official Baltimore Auction in November

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Vast Selection of More Than 1,000 U.S. Currency Lots at Official Baltimore Auction in November

Highlights Include 10 Continental Currency and Detector Sheets from the Bunker Hill Collection, and the Finest Known Revere Sword in Hand Note IRVINE, Calif. – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2011 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature more than 8,000 total lots, including over 950 lots of U.S. currency […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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