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Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Coinworks has just sold an 1813 Holey Dollar, Australia’s first domestic coin, to a new owner for close to half a million dollars. The price of $485,000 is a world record. While the buyer, a high profile Melbourne Graphic designer, appreciated... read more »

 

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Editors Note: The following is a letter we received following publication of an article on June 23rd by Louis Golino, “Are MS-70 Coins Value Traps” We felt the subject important enough to remove this from the comments section and... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #60 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The official auction of the Summer FUN Convention will be conducted by Heritage on July 7th and 8th at the Orange County Convention... read more »

 

Daily Market Update 7/05/11

Daily Market Update 7/05/11

GOLD Gold is up $23.40 today, trading at $1,510.60 an ounce at 11am PDT. Gold rallied on light trading in Asia, the Middle East, and London, as bargain buying with gold under $1,500 stimulated investors and jewelry manufactures to add to... read more »

 

The Two Types of Coin Collectors

The Two Types of Coin Collectors

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In my day-to-day dealings with collectors, I note at least two distinct typologies. First, there is the collector who has either been buying coins since he was a child, or who was a collector as a kid... read more »

 

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the “Ides of March” silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin Marcus Brutus, celebrating the infamous deed, will return to its longtime California home this summer for display... read more »

 

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Heritage’s upcoming 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction, to be held August 11-12, will feature the unique “Platina” or “P-Punched” Judd-44 1814 half dollar, struck in platinum. This... read more »

 

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

“The most important U.S. paper money lot ever offered!” At this year’s World’s Fair of Money in August, the official convention of the American Numismatic Association in Chicago, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 7/1/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 7/1/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Gold is trading at $1,487.20 at 11am PDT, down $19.40 per ounce. With no clear reason for the selloff, this morning I called some friends who trade precious metals at the New York & Chicago... read more »

 

Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 11, 2011, issue of Coin World As Bowers and Merena merged with Stack’s at the end of 2010, many wondered if the resources of the new Stack’s Bowers Galleries... read more »

 

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

By Paul Fraser Collectibles It was minted by Nicholas II for a mixed currency which included France, Italy and Greece Last week, Kuenker completed their long anticipated sale of rare Russian Coins, Medals, Orders and Decorations. We focussed... read more »

 

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The rare coin market has been building strength since the immediate shock wore off from the financial meltdown that occurred during the fall of 2008. But this took a year to get started. Buyers,... read more »

 

Book Review – Curry’s Chronicle: Official Journal of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America

Book Review – Curry’s Chronicle: Official Journal of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America

Reno, NV – June 30, 2011 It’s unlikely that anyone outside a small group of collectors of coins from Nevada’s Carson City Mint is familiar with this quarterly publication.  That’s too bad, because the material in it holds appeal not... read more »

 

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July is already upon us, and as anticipated, we have an exceptional range of new coin releases to showcase this month. The 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip, is celebrated.... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/29/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/29/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Gold rallied in Asia as news from Greece indicated that the parliament was going to pass the austerity plan. Finally, in the face of a nationwide 48-hour strike and violent clashes in the Greek... read more »

 
 
 
 
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