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Hoarding Gold or Silver

Hoarding Gold or Silver

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Hoarding gold is part of life for more than many think. Recently in our local news was an unassuming man who passed away with over seven million dollars worth of gold coins in his house. In this case the gold was stored in ammo cans stashed in […]

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

John Feigenbaum, President, David Lawrence Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot……… One of the classic rarities of United States numismatics has traded hands. John Feigenbaum, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, has purchased a PCGS PR64 example of the 1894-S Barber dime, one of less than two dozen known. John shares the story how he was […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #169 ….. Though more than two hundred years old, Capped Bust Half Dollars of 1811 are or recently have been available, in many grades. Indeed, these are around in all grade ranges: Good-04 to 06, […]

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

The number one finest set of all time of United States half cents from 1793 to 1857 will be displayed for the first time in public at the June 2013 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. There will also be exhibits of the all-time finest sets of German Empire 25 pfennig proof coins, […]

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Coin pricing: Always a mystery

Coin pricing: Always a mystery

By C. Logan McKechnie : VamsandMore.com  [The View Vol. 2 - Issue 8] …….. When it comes to confusing coin pricing, April was in like a lion and out like a lamb. It was a month that produced the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Perhaps the biggest steal of the month, maybe the […]

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized the fact that the market has changed in a huge way in the last five to ten years. Walking around the  floor at a show, you may not notice this (many […]

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. The Carson City mint is famous for the Morgan dollars that it produced, but they were not the first dollars struck at the Carson City mint. When the Carson City mint opened in 1870 the dollars of the day were of the Seated Liberty design. These dollars […]

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The existence of a branch mint proof 1895-O dollar was unknown and unsuspected until recently. In Walter Breen’s comprehensive 1977 proof Encyclopedia, he mentions the existence of an 1895-O quarter and half dollar, but no mention of a dollar. Wayne Miller’s 1986 dollar reference mentions many known, probable, and even definitely-not-proofs. The Anita Maxwell Trust […]

Walter Husak Talks About the Large Cents Market and Sheldon 37. VIDEO: 2:27

Walter Husak Talks About the Large Cents Market and Sheldon 37. VIDEO: 2:27

Walter Husak Talks with CoinWeek Interviewer: David Lisot……. Veteran large cent collector Walter Husak talks about the 2013 Early American Coppers Convention and the ratiry of the Sheldon 37 large cents displayed in 2007 in St. Louis. He shows a poster created to commemorate the event. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American Coppers […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Southern Gold Rush, the Seymour Collection, and Templeton Reid

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Southern Gold Rush, the Seymour Collection, and Templeton Reid

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #168 ….. On Friday, May 10, at a convention center in New Orleans, Stack’s-Bowers sold a substantial part of the Dexter Seymour Collection of territorial gold coins, as part of the official auction of the […]

Sam Foose Talks EAC and Upcoming Heritage Auctions Copper Sale of Steven Ellsworth. VIDEO: 1:45

Sam Foose Talks EAC and Upcoming Heritage Auctions Copper Sale of Steven Ellsworth. VIDEO: 1:45

Samuel Foose, Senior Consignment Director, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Sam Foose explains why he attends the annual EAC Convention and the importance of the relationships established there for doing business. He talks about the upcoming Heritage Auction of the “Die State Collection” of Colonel Steven Ellsworth and how that auction came about Copyright © […]

EAC Bourse Chairman Talks About Holding the Coin Annual Convention. VIDEO: 2:25

EAC Bourse Chairman Talks About Holding the Coin Annual Convention. VIDEO: 2:25

David Consolo, EAC Bourse Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot…….. David Consolo is responsible for putting the convention together, addressing the needs of the dealers and working with the hotel and convention staff. He talks about the people who helped him and why this year’s convention is expected to be a great success. He explains why people […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Best Eliasberg 1794 cent, which has been in several Epic Coin Collections

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Best Eliasberg 1794 cent, which has been in several Epic Coin Collections

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #167 ….. An excellent 1794 large cent is ‘in the news’! On Thursday, April 25, Heritage sold a gem quality cent that was earlier in a few of the greatest collections of all time, including […]

EAC 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO:  6:08

EAC 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO: 6:08

This year’s Early America Coppers Convention gathering was held in Newark, Ohio. Bim Gander, EAC president, delivers some remarks at the opening reception to a room packed with attendees. He acknowledges many of the people responsible for holding the convention and talks about next year’s event. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American Coppers […]

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

Article by Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  Based on the catalog description by John Salyer, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  PCGS Proof-65+ CAC 1895 Morgan Dollar A Star Attraction For better than 100 years numismatic sources had mentioned a mintage for the 1895 Morgan dollar of 12,000 pieces struck for circulation along […]

1876 Proof Three Dollar, perhaps a restrike

1876 Proof Three Dollar, perhaps a restrike

By Heritage Auctions Heritage’s upcoming 2013 June 6 – 9 US Coin Signature Auction – Long Beach #1186 features a gem example of the low-mintage 1876 three dollar gold piece, with Cameo contrast. Like its celebrated older sibling, the 1876 three is also a proof-only issue. The 1875 proof three was struck in the recorded […]

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

Interviewer & Host: David Lisot……. Three more popular categories of early American coins are displayed at the EAC Happening. Rare varieties of coins are made available for collectors to examine and learn about so they can successful build their own collections. See and hear from the experts. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American […]

The Type One Double Eagle Market, An Update: Part One, Philadelphia

The Type One Double Eagle Market, An Update: Part One, Philadelphia

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a few years since I’ve written in depth about the Type One double eagle market. But in double eagle time “a few years” is equal to a considerable amount of time when compared to other less popular series. This is a changing, dynamic market which […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community … #164 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in the CSNS auction in Illinois, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1839 Quarter. Though pre-1858 Proofs tend to be extremely rare, there are […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Denver Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1907, with comments on condition rankings

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Denver Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1907, with comments on condition rankings

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #163 ….. Barber Half Dollars were minted from 1892 to 1915. They were not struck at the Denver Mint until 1906. Each collector who would like to own a Denver Mint Barber Half Dollar should […]

Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Southern gold coin series is filled with wonderful coins from a part of American history that many find fascinating. I have been buying and selling coins for over 35 years. One of my early mentors was the late, great coin dealer, Jack Hancock. […]

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma–And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma–And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick and painless for both myself and the buyer, got me to thinking: can a coin get bad karma and if it does what does it take for it to […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #162 ….. Collectors or prospective collectors should not get the impression that terrific, classic U.S. coins must be really expensive. People could certainly get such an impression from news reports or published commentary about great […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #161 ….. In some instances, very low quality coins are worth substantial sums, especially when such coins are very rare and very popular. Higley Coppers are legends among collectors of colonials (and other pre-federal items). […]

McCawley Grellman Auction Results and Upcoming Sales. VIDEO: 3:08

McCawley Grellman Auction Results and Upcoming Sales. VIDEO: 3:08

Chris McCawley, President, McCawley Grellman Auction Interviewer: David Lisot McCawley Grellman specializes in the sale of Early American copper coins. This series is comprised of the first coins struck by the United States and has a devoted following that collect the varieties and different die states of the early cents and half cents. Chris McCawley […]

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The PCGS Set Registry for 19th Century Gold Collectors: Part One

The PCGS Set Registry for 19th Century Gold Collectors: Part One

By guest blogger Robert Kanterman for Doug Winter Numismatics …… I’d like to thank long-time DWN client and personal friend Robert “RYK” Kanterman for writing this excellent study on some of the potential avenues for the PCGS Set Registry which are available to collectors of 19th (and early 20th century) gold coinage. Robert’s suggestions are […]

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The US Mint has been striking what are universally considered Proof coins since at least 1817. As most of you know, Proof coins are made for collectors and in most cases are distinctly different in appearance to coins made for circulation. The […]

Why Do San Francisco Gold Coins Get No Love?

Why Do San Francisco Gold Coins Get No Love?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The City by the Bay gets my vote as by far the nicest city in which the U.S. Mint ever struck coins. San Francisco is a cultural hotspot with museums galore and a long history of supporting the arts. It relishes its history, isn’t afraid of […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #159 ….. On Thursday, March 14, Stacks Bowers (SBG) conducted their sixth Rarities Night event. The first was on Aug. 18, 2011 and the next to last was on Jan. 24, 2013, during which the […]

A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

A Close Look at PCGS Ike Populations, from 2010 through 2013

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Population reports, analyzed over a period of years, can tell you a lot about the future performance of a series. For modern coins like the Eisenhower dollar, whose vast and inexpensive raw coin reserves always allow for the possibility of massive population explosion, this type of […]

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