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Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

John Baumgart, President, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors. A Registry Set is a coin collection of a particular series listed for its completeness in dates and grades. This allows a way for a collector to compare how his coins match up to other collections. SSDC sponsors a Registry Set on its website. Presented at the […]

By January 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Gem Quality 1793 Chain Cent To be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Gem Quality 1793 Chain Cent To be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #148 ….. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Stack’s-Bowers will auction a landmark set of large cents, along with an NGC graded MS-68 1792 half disme and a PCGS certified SP-66 1794 silver dollar, all consigned by […]

By January 20, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Is the Market for Dahlonega Varieties Starting to Heat Up?

Is the Market for Dahlonega Varieties Starting to Heat Up?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… For years, I’ve been commenting on the die varieties of Dahlonega coins. My take has usually been somewhere along the line of “they are neat and they are fun to collect but I’m not sure that I ever see the market for these coins taking off.” […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers To Hold New York Americana Auction of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, and other Americana Jan 22-24, 2013

Stack’s Bowers To Hold New York Americana Auction of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, and other Americana Jan 22-24, 2013

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, preeminent auctioneer of rare coins and paper money, will present more than 3,000 lots of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, exonumia and other Americana-related items as part of its New York Americana Sale, January 22–24, 2013. The lots will be offered in three floor sessions at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York office […]

By January 14, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

New research and facts from noted historian Roger W. Burdette highlights new treatise on one of the U.S. numismatics most enigmatic issues  Heritage Auctions has announced the publication of The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, a 50 page monograph by Heritage numismatists David Stone and Mark Van Winkle, published by Ivy Press. “This compact reference […]

Unique Bronze 1943 Cent Discovery Featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2013 New York Americana Sale

Unique Bronze 1943 Cent Discovery Featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2013 New York Americana Sale

IRVINE, Calif. — A new example of the 1943 bronze Lincoln cent has been discovered, and will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale Rarities Night Auction, January 24, 2013. Consigned by a New England family, this piece was found decades ago by a collector in the family while searching rolls […]

By January 2, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing Pieces to be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing Pieces to be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #145 ….. I focus upon two of the five finest 1792 half dimes (“dismes”) and I mention others. On Jan. 10, 2013, in Orlando, Heritage will auction the Floyd Starr piece, which is PCGS certified […]

Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins in the $1,500-3,500 Range

Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins in the $1,500-3,500 Range

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… An article of mine was recently published (by CoinWeek),  a content partner of ours, and a reader left a comment about how my subject was elitist and how I am only concerned with selling $50,000+ coins. Hey, I LOVE selling $50,000 coins but I probably sell […]

By January 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Happy Holidays,  and How I got my start in this hobby

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this hobby

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that we enjoy the hunt begins to either build a set, series or locate a nicely matched collection or accumulation. Winter and the holiday season are upon us and it’s time […]

By December 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins and Meaning

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins and Meaning

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #144 ….. Two of the five finest known 1792 half dismes will be offered at auction in January 2013 and at least six others will be offered as well. I estimate that just three hundred […]

By December 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Great American Gold Coins – Dual Rarities!

Great American Gold Coins – Dual Rarities!

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… There are coins that are rare because of their grade (“condition rarities”) and there are coins that are rare because only a small number survive (“absolute rarities”). Then there are coins that are a whole different category: I call them “dual rarities.” These are coins that […]

By December 11, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Scheduled to cross the auction block as part of our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013, is the finest and most extensive collection of Civil War sutler tokens in private hands, The Raymond Bunt Collection. While cent-sized Civil War tokens are widely known and collected, those issued by sutlers are more specialized, not widely […]

By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date? So why, then, do these series lag such non-gold 20th century designs as the Lincoln Cent, Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar when it comes to numbers of active set collectors? I can think of […]

By December 6, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #141 ….. Although 1876 quarters are not rare, all Liberty Seated Quarters are at least somewhat scarce and a fabulous 1876 quarter really grabbed my attention. It was in the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities night event of […]

By December 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #140 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15, during a ‘Rarities Night’ event at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers offered a small, though impressive, group of Liberty Seated Dimes, including important dates and condition rarities. I discuss […]

By November 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Exhibits Superb Large Cents At FUN

PCGS Exhibits Superb Large Cents At FUN

More than 130 superb-quality U.S. large cents from the High Desert Collection will be publicly exhibited for the first time anywhere by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) during the 58th Annual FUN convention, January 10 – 13, 2013.  Visitors to the PCGS booth (booth #100) also can test their skills for a chance to win […]

By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Astonishing Three Cent Silvers in Rarities Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Astonishing Three Cent Silvers in Rarities Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #139 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15, during a ‘Rarities Night’ event at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most exceptional groups of Three Cent Silver coins that I have ever seen. While […]

By November 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

The Single-Highest Graded 18th Century U.S. Coin of any Date, Variety or Denomination IRVINE, Calif. — Scheduled to cross the auction block in our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013 is one of the most extraordinary coins in American numismatics: A 1793 Wreath large copper cent, Sheldon-9, graded MS-69 BN by PCGS and NGC. […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the real pleasures to collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of ways that the collector can pursue his avocation. Collecting these coins can range in levels of intensity from a mild flirtation to a complete obsession. As someone who has an abiding interest […]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Five Aspects That Make Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

The Five Aspects That Make Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner …….. Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great collection in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great collections side by side during my cataloguing […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #137 ….. Collectors and dealers often refer to their pursuits of “rare coins” without really reflecting upon the meaning of the term ‘rare.’ Indeed, sellers of common coins often represent them as being ‘rare,’ or […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

One of the most intriguing — and mysterious — pattern coins ever produced by the United States is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service holder: the unique 1814 platinum Capped Bust half dollar with nearly three dozen “P” punch marks.  It is graded PCGS Secure Plus XF40. PCGS will use a “new” Judd reference […]

By November 5, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer to these as knick-knacks and, as you can guess, this is a pretty broad term. For the coin collector, knick-knacks become more appealing as they become more relevant to your collecting specialty. […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes of 1822

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes of 1822

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #136 ….. Capped Bust Dimes were minted from 1809 to 1837. The 1822 is the only date that is truly rare, though a noticeable variety of an 1829 is even rarer, with a numeral ‘2’ […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… When I’m at shows or talking to collectors and dealers over the phone, I hear a common refrain: nice coins are very hard to find. This appears to be the case in nearly all strongly collected series, be it Indian Cents, Civil War era gold or […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

Set to cross the block in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo is a famously rare New England sixpence, considered the most valuable American coin ever found with a metal detector. This remarkable coin, struck in 1652, was discovered 339 years later in a Long Island potato […]

By October 29, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #135 ….. For only the second year so far, the ANA has held a convention in the fall. Last year, this convention was in Pittsburgh. Last week, it was in Dallas. Again, Heritage conducted the […]

By October 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your Judgment

The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your Judgment

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors tend to have strong views, especially about the mints and coin dealers with whom they do business. After a bad or frustrating experience, they will often decide not to any more business with that particular company or mint. In certain cases that is perfectly understandable. But unless […]

By October 23, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment Strategy

Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment Strategy

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …….  In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull away from the rest of the pack – such as 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, 1889-CC Morgan silver dollars or 1911-D $2.50 gold coins, for example.  Instead, during various time periods, […]

By October 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Proof 1802 Silver Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Proof 1802 Silver Dollars

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #133 ….. A Proof 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar is ‘in the news’ as it will be offered at auction by Heritage on Oct. 18th, as part of the “Greensboro Collection.” This 1802, which was […]

By October 10, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
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