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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #76 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Although early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) are very expensive, I find that many collectors like to read about them. A famous 1796/5 Half Eagle is ‘in the news’ as Heritage will offer the […]

By October 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold rarities highlight new Pittsburgh ANA Fall coin show

Gold rarities highlight new Pittsburgh ANA Fall coin show

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the Oct. 24, 2011, issue of Coin World. Dealers are gearing up for the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural fall National Money Show, Oct. 13 to 15, in Pittsburgh. More than 300 tables have been sold, although dealers are hesitant due to the cool-down in the precious metals […]

By October 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The half eagle is the very first gold coin to be struck at the United States mint. This denomination was struck without interruption from 1795 to 1929, and it is the only U.S. gold issue to be produced at all eight United States mints. It is very popular with collectors, […]

By October 10, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarest Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarest Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #75 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1796 to 1929, though not in every year. These are very popular with coin collectors. As key Quarter Eagles have recently been and are currently ‘in the […]

Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As I was reviewing my notes on Dahlonega half eagles this morning, I was struck by something very interesting as I updated Condition Census information: many dates haven’t had a significant example sold in three, five or even eight years. This, in turn, made me ask out loud where the […]

By October 3, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

by Louis Golino for Coin Week There is little doubt that along with the U.S. Mint coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players in the coin industry. Many collectors seem to believe that dealers are unnecessary in the online age and many question their ethics. The Coin Dealer Newsletter recently published a fascinating […]

By September 30, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
1877 gilt copper $50 Half Union leads Heritage Auctions offerings in Pittsburgh

1877 gilt copper $50 Half Union leads Heritage Auctions offerings in Pittsburgh

The Baltimore Collection, Part Two and The Rubic Collection available to collectors in Pittsburgh, Oct. 13-14 Heritage Auctions will present the official auction of the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural Fall National Money Show in Pittsburgh, PA, with floor sessions scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Highlights include a […]

By September 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

News & Analysis on rare  coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #74 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Oct. 14th, in Pittsburgh, the Norweb-Richmond 1854-S Quarter Eagle (U.S. $2½ gold coin) will be offered by Heritage in an official ANA auction. It is PCGS graded ‘Very Fine-35.’ While this coin is the primary […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Grade Distribution of 19th Century Branch Mint Gold Coins

Grade Distribution of 19th Century Branch Mint Gold Coins

by Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com For many 19th century gold issues, it is as important to know the grade distribution as it is the overall rate of survival. In this blog, let’s look at grade distribution; namely how the surviving examples of a specific issue are distributed along the lines of grade. It is natural […]

By September 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Pinnacle Sells Number One PCGS Registry Set of Proof Barber Halves

Pinnacle Sells Number One PCGS Registry Set of Proof Barber Halves

Pinnacle is delighted to announce the purchase of the number one PCGS Registry set of Proof Barber Half Dollars, assembled by longtime client and astute collector Peter Kevorkian. You can view images of the set in our gallery. Proof Barber halves are one of our favorite series, and we’ve had the good fortune of having […]

The Globalization of the Rare Coin Market

The Globalization of the Rare Coin Market

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the October 10 issue of Coin World The rare coin market continues to expand globally, while closer to home the fall coin show season is in full swing. For sure, it’s been a busy month for the coin market. The Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo […]

By September 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars

New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars

Jeff Shevlin, So-Called Guy David Lisot, Interviewer Jeff Shevlin, know as the “So-Called Guy” along with William Hyder, has written a new book about a specialty area in collecting so-called dollars. He shows his new book and shares what was involved in its creation. 3:17 New Book on Charbneau So-Called Dollars   New Book on […]

By September 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #73 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Oct. 14, Heritage will auction an 1856-O Double Eagle ($20 gold coin) in Pittsburgh as part of the official auction of the first Fall ANA Convention. Traditionally, there have been two ANA Conventions in […]

By September 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Sale of the Al Boka Collection of Large Cents by Heritage Auctions

Sale of the Al Boka Collection of Large Cents by Heritage Auctions

Sam Foose, Chief Auctioneer David Lisot, Interviewer Heritage Auctions has sold a collection of high-grade large cents assembled by collector Al Boka. Consignment Director and auctioneer Sam Foose discusses some highlights of the sale. 1:52 Sale of the Al Boka Collection of Large Cents by Heritage Auctions   Sale of the Al Boka Collection of […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Shrike-Karschner Set of Indian Head $2½ Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Shrike-Karschner Set of Indian Head $2½ Gold Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #72 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Sept. 9, Heritage auctioned the Shrike-Karschner set of Indian Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ coins). It is an exceptional set. Karschner’s PCGS certified “MS-65” 1911-D, the key date in the series, went to a West […]

By September 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Time Capsule Collection of Early Proof Sets

The Time Capsule Collection of Early Proof Sets

By Jim Bisognani – Originally Published by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) I think that every coin collector has fantasized about going back in time… I think that every coin collector, let me rephrase that, I know that every coin collector has fantasized about going back in time to a specific year or decade and purchasing […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins offers CAC-only Online Auction: Over 700 Coins Valued at $1.5 million to cross the block

David Lawrence Rare Coins offers CAC-only Online Auction: Over 700 Coins Valued at $1.5 million to cross the block

Bidding Closes Monday, September 12 David Lawrence Rare Coins Auctions announced what may be the largest internet-only auction of PCGS and NGC coins with CAC approval ever held. According to auction director, Jason Smith, “this sale features over 700 CAC- approved coins with a market value over $1.5 million. The scope and breadth of this […]

By September 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Al Boka Collection of Large Cents ‘By Date’

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Al Boka Collection of Large Cents ‘By Date’

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #71 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Thursday, Sept 8th, at 7:00 PM PT, Heritage will auction Al Boka’s collection of large cents ‘by date.’ It is the lead offering of U.S. coins in Heritage’s official auction of the Long Beach […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become Popular

Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become Popular

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As recently as five years ago, most of the rare date gold coins that I sold were from the Southern branch mints; pieces from Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans. But today, these coins make up a smaller percentage of my inventory and my sales. I now find myself making a […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Al Boka Copperheads Collection Featured in Long Beach Auction

Al Boka Copperheads Collection Featured in Long Beach Auction

Early American Copper enthusiasts have been saving up their, um, pennies, since they found out that we will be offering The Al Boka Copperheads Collection as a part of the 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction, to be held September 8-11 as a part of the festivities at the Long Beach Coin and […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Auction of the Irwin Waldman Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Auction of the Irwin Waldman Collection

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, & the coin collecting community #70 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The firm of Spink-Smythe auctioned Irwin Waldman’s collection of U.S. gold and silver coins during the evening of Wed., Aug 31st, in New York. Though Spink-Smythe will auction some coins from other consignors today, all of […]

By September 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On August 30 the U.S. Mint’s online list of upcoming products was updated to include the first 2011 collector version in the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The coin, which will be released on September 22, is the 2011-P Gettysburg coin, which honors the national military […]

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of “coin doctoring.” “They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition. Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers,” said Jeffrey Bernberg, […]

How to Add Value to Your Early Gold Collection

How to Add Value to Your Early Gold Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com You can make random purchases of early United States gold coins and, if you are lucky, you might acquire some nice pieces as time passes. But if you follow some of these suggestions and formulate a game-plan, my guess is that you will have a better grasp of what is […]

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable that some amazing individual pieces might have been lost in the shuffle. One coin that hasn’t received much publicity is the 1875 eagle in the Stack’s-Bowers sale (lot 7732 and […]

By August 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
New Type of 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS at 2011 ANA Convention

New Type of 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS at 2011 ANA Convention

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com/1804Dollar.com A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago on August 19. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” […]

1855-S $3 gold coin brings $1,322,500 as top lot in $31+ million Pre ANA Coin Auction

1855-S $3 gold coin brings $1,322,500 as top lot in $31+ million Pre ANA Coin Auction

Strength seen in all areas of the rare coin market in Aug. 11 Platinum Night Auction; 91%+ Sell-Through by Dollar Value A unique 1855-S $3 PR64 Cameo NGC, CAC, Ex: Golden Gate Collection, a supreme rarity in the world of numismatics, brought $1,322,500 – along with applause in the auction room – as the top […]

GreatCollections to auction Anacapa Collection of U.S. gold coins

GreatCollections to auction Anacapa Collection of U.S. gold coins

Includes 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief graded NGC MS-64 August 9, 2011, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is proud to auction a collection of U.S. gold coins called the Anacapa Collection. The collection was amassed over the past ten years and includes coins such as the 1876-CC Liberty Double Eagle graded PCGS MS-61 CAC and the 1905 […]

By August 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest dates of the series in proof format, from a tiny mintage of just 25 pieces. The coin offered here is one of the finest survivors of that minuscule production, […]

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareDateGold.com Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make some interesting observations and conclusions regarding Dahlonega coinage. As an example, it is possible to estimate the average number of survivors for each denomination, the percentage of survivors by grade, and an overall […]

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