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In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   [Originally published September 17, 2012. –CW] We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it […]

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Firm as Europe Considers Options

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Firm as Europe Considers Options

Commentary for Friday, April 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $5.30 at $1,289.10 and once again holds its ground. So where are we going into the weekend? I think traders are cautious but not ambivalent – on the short term gold is […]

Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   A NOTE FROM LAURA SPERBER Do know this is one of the toughest reports for me to write. George Huang, the co-founder of Legend and my business partner for 31 years had a very serious heart attack last Friday. George always did everything within his power to […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Commentary for Monday, April 10, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $3.40 at $1,253.90 USD today in directionless trading. The overnight London and Hong Kong markets were sleepy – there was a selloff in early domestic trading which looked at $1,245.00 but traders […]

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In the No Motto New Orleans eagle series (produced from 1841 through 1860), there are two well-known rarities: the 1841-O and the 1859-O. The next rarity tier consists of four issues: the 1849-O, 1852-O, 1856-O and 1857-O–which are extremely hard to locate in About Uncirculated […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Commentary for Monday, March 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $7.20 today at $1,255.70. The common wisdom being that gold is pushing higher because of safe haven buying now in place because Trump policies are failing? Please – I think the best […]

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Pushes Higher

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Pushes Higher

Commentary for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $12.50 today at $1,246.50 as the updraft continues. Gold has remained firm because generally the dollar has trended somewhat lower since last Wednesday. Last week the Dollar Index was happy between 101.00 […]

Gold and Silver Market Report – A Rate Hike and a Surprise

Gold and Silver Market Report – A Rate Hike and a Surprise

Commentary for Wednesday, March 15, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $1.90 at $1,200.70 – the gold market being closed by the time Janet Yellen talked about the FOMC expected 0.25 point rate hike. The interesting part of this story and the real […]

How the “Continental Dollar” Helps the Cato Institute Advance Liberty

How the “Continental Dollar” Helps the Cato Institute Advance Liberty

“The Cato Institute is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty in the nation that is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty.” —George F. Will In 1776 the Continental Congress—eager to exert its sovereign status in the newborn America—set out to produce a coin to replace the commonly used Spanish and British […]

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   THIS REPORT CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS FROM LEGEND NUMISMATICS AND LEGEND AUCTIONS BUSINESS AND OBSERVATIONS AT THE SHOW. OTHERS (ESPECIALLY NOT IN OUR AREAS) WILL HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS A STRONG START We arrived Friday before the show to start our activities. Lot viewing at both auctions as […]

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Europe has a modern, innovative and thriving coin market. Here’s why By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Monday, I received a call from a friend of mine who works for a foreign mint. This person was putting together a strategy to create a more visible presence for their products in the U.S., but […]

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Commentary for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed virtually unchanged today down $0.20 at $1,238.90. It lost ground in early trading and at one point reaching $1,227.00 before turning around – gaining back its lost ground despite a strong Dollar Index […]

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Commentary for Thursday, February 16, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $8.50 at $1,241.60 today. This looks like one of those typical days when the dollar moves lower and gold moves higher. The Dollar Index closed yesterday at 101.09 and today is trading […]

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Attending the World Money Fair in Germany is a rewarding experience By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   During the previous week I attended the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Over the years I’d heard a lot about this convention but had never been able to attend. My main specialty has […]

Gold and Silver Markets – Gold Settles for Quiet Weekly Finish

Gold and Silver Markets – Gold Settles for Quiet Weekly Finish

Commentary for Monday, February 6, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $1.40 at $1,220.80 USD on Friday and is higher by $32.40 on the week. My concern last week over price follow-through remains in place but it is nice to see that gold […]

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Image Composite: Heritage Auctions | Ron Drzewucki | CoinWeek By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   On January 17, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg published an open letter on the NGC website (it also went out in an NGC email). In the letter, which is accompanied by data, Mark alleges that there has been […]

Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Editor’s Commentary by Charles Morgan …..   The United States Mint released images of the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Tuesday, January 12, and the story took off like a steampunk locomotive powered by jet fuel in the mainstream media. In one sense this is understandable, since the new design features a straightforwardly […]

Legend Market Report – FUN Show Report

Legend Market Report – FUN Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Legend Numismatics wishes to thank everyone for their concerns. The airport shooting was horrific. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We were never in harm’s way, however we were right outside the location of the suspected second shooting in a garage as it […]

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Colonial copper and Civil War silver bargains; 2017, the year of the collector By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Phew! Just shoveled off about a foot of heavy wet snow from my roof and driveway here in New Hampshire and I am now settled into my home office raring to see what […]

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Now is an excellent time to be collecting rare coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As the year winds down most who are involved in the world of numismatics are starting to consider what the New Year will bring. Many will be happy to put 2016 in the past. The […]

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #364 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the upcoming Heritage auction of the Moore Collection of high-quality world coins on January 9, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, a major attraction is a 1652 Eight Reales […]

Professional Numismatists Guild: Trump Effect Lifts 2016 U.S. Rare Coin  Market

Professional Numismatists Guild: Trump Effect Lifts 2016 U.S. Rare Coin Market

The optimism that disposable income may increase with the election of Donald Trump lifted the United States rare coin market in the last two months of 2016, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild. The PNG, a non-profit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money experts, conducts an annual compilation […]

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

Guest Commentary – U.S. Dollar Destined to Move Higher

Guest Commentary – U.S. Dollar Destined to Move Higher

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   As counter-intuitive as it may seem to many, I believe the world-wide desirability to own the much, maligned U.S. Dollar is destined to rise. To my mind, the recent upside break-out of the U.S Dollar Index is a major event and confirms my belief. It is […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Gold…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Gold…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Congratulations on your decision. I’m sure you’ve given this a lot of thought and I’d like to assist you in formulating a plan of attack. First, there are two things you’ll need plenty of: funds and patience. Second, you’ll need some guidance regarding the logistics […]

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   THE UNEXPECTED Yet again, another PCGS Invitational has turned out to be a better show for us then one or two of the majors! If you have not ever attended one, you simply MUST. You can deal with some of the BEST graders in the biz you […]

Gem MS-68 1924 Standing Liberty Quarters in FUN Auction

Gem MS-68 1924 Standing Liberty Quarters in FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #363 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Two newsworthy 1924 Philadelphia Mint Standing Liberty Quarters (SLQs) will be offered in the Heritage auction at the FUN Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January. Although bidders for these two […]

Gold and Silver Markets – Gold Closes Lower

Gold and Silver Markets – Gold Closes Lower

Commentary for Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $9.10 today at $1,133.60 in choppy trading. The gold and silver markets closed weaker because the dollar pushed higher in early trading. The Dollar Index closed yesterday at 103.13 and reached a […]

 
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