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Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek news staff… The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coinage for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and submission […]

By December 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Bullion Coins: NGC  Partners with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage and Minshull Trading on 2015 Silver Eagles

Bullion Coins: NGC Partners with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage and Minshull Trading on 2015 Silver Eagles

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. Collectors and dealers can buy NGC-certified 2015 Silver Eagles at competitive prices with faster results NGC has partnered with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage Auctions and Minshull Trading to provide a simple and easy option for collectors and dealers to buy NGC-certified 2015 Silver Eagles as early as possible. […]

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

The upcoming January 4 – 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South Africa. The legendary 1897 gold sixpence is entirely unique, and it has remained off the market for many decades. Tracing its provenance back to the 1930s, this piece once existed in […]

Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Dealers Voicing Retail Sales On Upswing; Thanksgiving Memories; My 100th Report (Already?) The fifth installment of the famed Eric P. Newman Collection certainly ignited a powerful resurgence into a rare coin market, which had been a bit lackluster in sales and enthusiasm over the last several months. […]

By November 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Submit 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set for special COIN AND CURRENCY SET pedigree. Important Update: NGC will assign the “Enhanced Finish” designation to the 2014-D Sacagawaea Dollar from this set, which has sold out at the US Mint. The US Mint has sold out of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   I’m often asked “Ron, how do you grade coins?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components and contextual considerations. Frankly, I’m not sure that anybody has answered it satisfactorily. That’s why there are so […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the United States Assay Office of Gold and continued the federal contract to […]

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market timing of the Garrett sales were incredible when viewed in hindsight. This week we will discuss the final portion of the Garrett collection that was sold by Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in March, 1981. By this time, the rare coin […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

  Highlights from the Heritage Auctions sale include a 1776 Brass “CURENCY” Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 62 and a 1785 Inimica Tyrannis Confederatio Copper graded NGC MS 63 BN. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that the 965 NGC-certified Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues in Part V of the Eric P. Newman Collection have […]

NGC Certifies Kendall 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

NGC Certifies Kendall 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

On November 17, 2014, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has recently graded one of the four extant original 1861 Confederate Half Dollars. Graded NGC PF 40, this important Confederate issue will be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in March 2015 as part of a collection sold to benefit the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. […]

Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  realized just over $1.4 million. Amazingly, Newman Part V includes six more outstanding 1776 Continental Dollars from […]

By November 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Learning to Grade Coins

Learning to Grade Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. To fully appreciate a series or become a successful collector, understanding the basics of coin grading is very important. Not too long ago, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) concluded two weeks of educational seminars in Colorado Springs. These annual events, which are […]

Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Stack’s Bowers And Heritage Auctions Each Claim Over $10 Million; Silver Demand On The Rise; Quality Courts Strong Demand–Average Type Drifts Lower. Early fall has been the scene of much activity in numismatic circles. October ended on a positive note, as the last installment for 2014 of the Whitman […]

By November 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC to Offer Free Coin Grading Evaluations at Mish International

NGC to Offer Free Coin Grading Evaluations at Mish International

Senior NGC graders Mark Salzberg and David Camire will perform free evaluations at the Mish International showroom on November 22. The showroom will also host a special lot viewing event for the upcoming Champion Macau Auction. Be sure to schedule your appointment soon! NGC’s Mark Salzberg and David Camire will be at Mish International’s Menlo […]

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

On November 10, 2014, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that the service has graded Part I of the phenomenal collection of Donald G. Partrick. A serious student of Early American coinage, Partrick carefully assembled a cabinet that boasts a number of iconic Colonial and Early United States issues, including many unique and finest known specimens. Heritage […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – Garrett Sale Part Two

The Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – Garrett Sale Part Two

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. To read Part One of Jeff’s series on great numismatic sales, click here. … The four sales of the Garrett Collection held from 1979 to 1981 were of staggering importance to numismatics.   Last week, Heritage Auctions announced that the unparalleled collection of United States Colonial […]

By November 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has had a profound impact on the rare date gold market, and one of the series which has seen significant changes as a result of CAC is Type One Liberty Head double eagles. Auction results and private transactions for coins with CAC stickers, especially rare dates, show […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……… On Oct. 30, at the “Winter” (!) Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned an astonishing collection of coins, patterns, tokens and medals from 1853. The focus here is on the PCGS graded and […]

By November 5, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com November 1st marks the beginning of Certified Acceptance Corporation’s eighth year endorsing PCGS and NGC graded and encapsulated coins that meet CAC’s strict standards for coins it deems to be solid for the grade and above average for the grade. Recognizing that coins barely making a grade were […]

By November 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Snags MLB License for Coin Label Inserts

NGC Snags MLB License for Coin Label Inserts

NGC follows up their partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with an MLB License for Coin Label Inserts… NGC will encapsulate the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives and other legal tender coins with attractive certification labels that feature a range of popular MLB trademarks. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has been […]

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – The Garrett Sale Part 1

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past – The Garrett Sale Part 1

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

By October 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile –  Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

By October 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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