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Double-barreled threat sends gold past $1,400

Double-barreled threat sends gold past $1,400

This move in gold right now is acutely about the Middle East “All the way to $1,440” With all eyes on Libya and the threat of revolutionary contagion across the Arab world, gold roared past the key $1,400 level this week to just under December’s... read more »

 

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s... read more »

 

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until three years ago, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota that was being razed for a new... read more »

 

Are Rare Coins Worth Owning Now?

Are Rare Coins Worth Owning Now?

Last month I mentioned that Peter Schiff,the CEO and Chief Global Strategist for Euro Pacific Capital wrote a column warning against ownership of rare coins and paper money. In my judgment, his warning is about 90% correct, but I didn’t have... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

About 15 brass Continental Currency pieces are known in all grades, and they are only known from the original engraving or the first modification of Reverse A. Breen recorded an example of the EG FECIT variety in brass; however, that piece has... read more »

 

Gold & Silver PAC Update and Is Inflation A Problem?

Gold & Silver PAC Update and Is Inflation A Problem?

Gold & Silver PAC update from Mark Olanoff The House and Senate are home in a district work period so now is the time to let your legislators know how you feel on the 1099 issue. Both the Senate and House have taken some action on the 1099... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins in the $1000 to $5000 range

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins in the $1000 to $5000 range

News and Analysis:  scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #41 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Today’s column features recommendations for collectors. Last week, the topic was advice for true beginners.  Back in September,... read more »

 

10,000 Free Lincoln Cent Sets in Anniversary Promotion

10,000 Free Lincoln Cent  Sets in Anniversary Promotion

To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inauguration, 10,000 specially-produced Lincoln cent kits will be given away free by rare coin dealer Paul Hollis of Mandeville, Louisiana. Each kit contains an illustrated... read more »

 

One size fits all pricing approach doesn’t always work with Morgan dollars

One size fits all pricing approach doesn’t always work with Morgan dollars

By Steve Roach - http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the March 7, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World The Morgan dollar is widely traded at all levels, from the top-grade rarities that sell in the high-six figures for investment... read more »

 

Is There an Upward Trend in the CC Half Eagle Coin Market?

Is There an Upward Trend in the CC Half Eagle Coin Market?

While I hate to make bold pronouncements based on a small number of auction results, it looks like an interesting trend may be occuring in the Carson City half eagle market. Within two months, three important CC half eagles have sold at auction... read more »

 

Exceedingly Rare Proof 1836/1336 Bust 50c To Anchor Stack’s-Bowers March Baltimore Coin Auction

Exceedingly Rare Proof 1836/1336 Bust 50c To Anchor Stack’s-Bowers March Baltimore Coin Auction

Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics will conduct their inaugural auction March 28 through April 3, 2011, as the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The company was created with the merger of two great... read more »

 

Auction to Feature Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Columbian Republic Gold Coins

Auction to Feature Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Columbian Republic Gold Coins

SEDWICK TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #9 TO FEATURE HEARTS AND ROYALS AND THE DR. FRANK SEDWICK COLLECTION OF COLOMBIAN REPUBLIC GOLD COINS Sedwick’s next auction, scheduled for April 26-28 (one session each day), will feature several... read more »

 

$1000 1907 Series Gold Certificate Fr. 1219b

$1000 1907 Series Gold Certificate Fr. 1219b

In 1990, the sale of the Thompson Collection was the first public offering of the unique Fr. 1219b Series 1907 $1,000 Gold Certificate. Only 12,000 examples of the Series 1907 $1,000 Gold Certificate were issued during the joint tenure of James... read more »

 

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing... read more »

 

The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

Having criticized the generic term “The Mint” several times in the past few years for actions which were sometimes the fault of the Treasury Department or Congress or others, I thought it might be a good time for me to compliment the... read more »

 
 
 
 
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