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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 […]

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 […]

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… Previously published in the Coin Dealer Newsletter – Monthly Supplement, July 12th, 2013   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921.  Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold […]

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. […]

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve Interviewer: David Lisot……. Why would someone spend more than $3 million for a nickel? Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve in Panama City, Florida, shares what made him decide to purchase one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world, the Walton 1913 […]

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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 […]

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Legend Numismatics has purchased one of the most famous coins in US Numismatics, the 10C 1894-S PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins,  for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime. While helping fulfill a collecting goal of Legend partner Bruce Morelan, the firm also believes […]

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Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #176 ….. This is the sixth in a series of articles on classic US coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

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 […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #175 ….. This is the fifth in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… A trend that I have noted in recent years is that a subset of gold issues which have what I refer to as Multiple Levels of Demand (MLD). These are coins with more than one potential set of buyers competing for them. As an example, a coin such as […]

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… In the world of rare American gold coins there tends to be two distinct camps: date collectors and type collectors. I have traditionally been a date collector and tend to value scarce/rare issues as opposed to more common issues in higher grades. But I’m beginning to become more interested […]

Survival Rate of Proof United States Gold Coinage

Survival Rate of Proof United States Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… While it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about the survival rate of Proof United States gold coinage, some factors exist that help to determine the rarity of many issues. It is interesting to analyze these factors and apply them to the various denominations. For the most part, Proof […]

Rare Coin History and stories in the dirt

Rare Coin History and stories in the dirt

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Here in Northern Nevada history can abound in some of the most odd places. Over the years we have see a number of great coins that have been found around the are, literally in the dirt. Some have been found by people using metal detectors while others […]

Old Time Coin Collection

Old Time Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Every once in a while a truly old time collection comes to market. The Eric P. Newman Collection is one such example. There are old time collections and then there are really old time collections. We have a joke on the rare coin circuit […]

NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

JR-1 Variety Dime is Only Second Example Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced the discovery of the second known example of a previously unique 1802 dime die marriage. The coin was submitted to NGC for grading and attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus™ service. The coin’s owner was unaware of its significance until alerted by NGC. […]

New Book on Early Copper, “The Aristocrat,” Story of the 1793 Sheldon 15. VIDEO: 2:34

New Book on Early Copper, “The Aristocrat,” Story of the 1793 Sheldon 15. VIDEO: 2:34

Jim Neiswinter, Author Interviewer: David Lisot……. A new book has been written for the collectors of Early American copper coinage by veteran numismatist Jim Neiswinter. The book chronicles the story of a not only a single coin but a single variety of that coin, the Sheldon 15. Hear the story of how this specialized book […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 1; Copper

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 1; Copper

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #170 ….. The purpose here is to put forth options, mention some pertinent facts related to coin prices, and provide advice, for people who would like to obtain classic U.S. coins and do not wish […]

Type One Double Eagles: 2013 Market Update, New Orleans

Type One Double Eagles: 2013 Market Update, New Orleans

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Last month, I looked at the current market for Type One Philadelphia double eagles and compared it to the market(s) of five and ten years ago. In this month’s installment, I’m going to look at the popular New Orleans double eagles struck between 1850 and 1861 […]

1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Coin Sells for $1.057 Million by Heritage Auctions. VIDEO: 2:03

1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Coin Sells for $1.057 Million by Heritage Auctions. VIDEO: 2:03

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions. The personal gold piece of Augustus Humbert has sold for a record price in a Heritage Platinum Night Auction. This particular coin is the finest known of any United States Assay Office gold piece. See the room full of bidders and auctioneer Bob Merrill as this historic coin is sold […]

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, […]

By May 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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