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What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late Curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian, once told me as she showed me a tray containing major... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/20/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/20/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD With the Euro Group finance ministers postponing a decision on another Greek rescue package until mid-July, gold is still acting as the safe haven for capital. At 11am PDT, Gold is trading... read more »

 

Are coins undervalued as an asset class?

Are coins undervalued as an asset class?

By Steve Roach – SteveRoachOnline.com First published in the May 16, 2011, issue of Coin World In early June, several coin dealers wrote blogs that compared the coin market to the art market — a topic that seems to come up every few... read more »

 

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Paul Fraser Collectibles Numismatists are in for a treat this coming Wednesday as a fine collection goes on sale A large number of brilliant rare coins are going under the hammer at specialist auction house Spink, in London, starting this Wednesday,... read more »

 

2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available

2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available

Krause Publications IOLA, Wis. (June 20, 2011) — The sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications. Insightful data for each featured coin, collected and reviewed by a panel of... read more »

 

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

By Paul Frasier Collectibles The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection Baldwin’s has just released the results of their auction of the David Heuer collection of Ancient, British... read more »

 

Legend Numismatics Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

THIS WAS NOT A SHOW TO COUNT As always, Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, and crew did an amazing job as always. Can’t start a Baltimore Market Report without mentioning them. We do however have a bone to pick with the owners... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/17/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/17/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Active trading today in gold for a Friday, with the Greek debt issue and the U.S. dollar’s weakness being the drivers of the market. At 11am PDT Gold was up $8.80 at $1,538.10 per ounce.... read more »

 

Coin Prices: Liquidation Value Often Varies Greatly from Replacement Value

Coin Prices: Liquidation Value Often Varies Greatly from Replacement Value

By Mark Ferguson I recently completed a coin appraisal in which each coin was worth around $50,000. In the process of performing the appraisal questions came up about liquidation value as compared to replacement value. First of all, there is... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/16/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/16/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Today’s domestic and oversees gold trading was within a narrow range from $1,520 to $1,534 watching developments in Greece (See Greek austerity program below) and other PIIGS country debt... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/15/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/15/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD Gold rallied today on Greek debt concerns and in the face of a sharp increase in the U.S. Dollar (versus the Euro) and a $5 drop in Crude Oil. Gold is proving to be the ultimate safe haven... read more »

 

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint June is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint with an immense range of new coin releases. After the unprecedented success of the previous series, Australian Sea Life II is launched. The first coin in this series... read more »

 

Top rarities like 1794 silver dollars in high demand at $22M+ Long Beach coin auctions

Top rarities like 1794 silver dollars in high demand at $22M+ Long Beach coin auctions

By Steve Roach – First published in the June 27, 2011, issue of Coin World Three firms held auctions immediately before and during the June 2 to 4 Long Beach (Calif.) Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, which in total realized more... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 1, copper and silver

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 1, copper and silver

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #57 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In my columns of April 6th and of April 13th, I wrote about the first auction by the recently formed Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers-ANR... read more »

 

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/14/11

Daily Bullion Market Update 6/14/11

By Barry Stuppler – MintStateGold.com GOLD As of 11am PDT today, Gold was trading at $1,522.80, up $4.40 an ounce on active trading. Gold reached $1,511 in Asian trading this morning before demand drove the price higher. Surprisingly... read more »

 
 
 
 
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