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Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Founded in the 1960s, the organization is like a private club—with gatherings and other […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The Charlotte Mint was operational from 1838 through 1861 and it produced gold coins in three denominations only: dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. Today, these coins are very collectable although the number of people specializing in this mint seems to be lower than those […]

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 […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Shipwreck Silver Ingots, Gold Coins Highlight Treasure Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Shipwreck Silver Ingots, Gold Coins Highlight Treasure Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   A massive 83 troy-pound, 7.52 troy-ounce silver bar recovered from the shipwreck of the Atocha and estimated at $35,000 USD and up is just one of many treasures to appear in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 21. The online live auction […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….   For the last two years, most of my numismatic efforts have been concentrated on the cataloging of this magnificent collection. Since these undertakings began, I’ve been reminded consistently of the good fortune I’ve had to get to know so many expert numismatists who have been happy […]

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ……   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By not interfering with local customs or religions and granting equal rights for all citizens as long […]

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Draped bust large cents reveal grand returns; “Make mine milk chocolate please!” By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   According to the calendar, spring is just around the corner, officially arriving next week. Yet as I sit at my desk researching for this installment, we are being hit by a major winter storm: […]

Lost Gold Coins of Ancient India Imply Greater Mystery

Lost Gold Coins of Ancient India Imply Greater Mystery

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Last year, a bevy of ancient gold coins were discovered in the unassuming Indian village of Jankipuram. News of the discovery sent shockwaves throughout the town of Tonk, in the state of Rajasthan, as well as the larger numismatic community. How did those coins get there? The […]

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will expire in August. I have told many friends and business associates that I still have much that I […]

Ancient Greek Coins –  The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily, second only to Syracuse in importance. The city was famous for its lavish building projects, proudly displaying its wealth in the form of numerous massive temples, many of […]

Precious Metals & Bullion Commentary – Gold Weaker as Rate Hike Looms

Precious Metals & Bullion Commentary – Gold Weaker as Rate Hike Looms

Commentary for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $9.40 at $1,216.10 on Tuesday and if you haven’t been watching let’s just say the gold trade is getting heavier. It’s not necessarily the dollar although the buck is strong – the […]

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins […]

Stack’s Bowers: Finest Prooflike 1811 Half Cent, Superb Gem Mint State

Stack’s Bowers: Finest Prooflike 1811 Half Cent, Superb Gem Mint State

The Famous Collins Find Coin, Unique PCGS Grade By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   If you would like to own a superb half cent of a quality that no one else will ever have (unless you opt to sell it), this coin is front row center as a candidate. A superb gem, […]

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   I dare not repeat these thoughts out loud as I type… yet after more snow than the abominable himself would care to see has been dumped in my city we have […]

Gold Fades as the Dollar Grows Stronger

Gold Fades as the Dollar Grows Stronger

Commentary for Thursday, March 2, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $17.10 at $1,232.90 today in the face of rising optimism and it was a pretty rough day for all the metals. It will be tough for gold to get any traction as […]

U.S. Mint Releases Fort Knox Audit

U.S. Mint Releases Fort Knox Audit

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One of the most sensitive secrets protected by the Washington establishment is the massive cache of gold reserves held at the federal depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Locked Up Tighter Than Fort Knox According to official statistics, the United States holds far and away the largest gold […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Quarter Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Quarter Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Liberty Head quarter eagles were issued from 1840 from 1907 at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dahlonega and San Francisco mints. Including major varieties, there are over 150 different issues which range from very common to very rare. This series, while very long-lived, is completable […]

Gold & Silver Market – Gold Flirts with the 200 DMA

Gold & Silver Market – Gold Flirts with the 200 DMA

Commentary for Tuesday, February 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $0.50 at $1,258.80 USD on Monday, which was a bit of a disappointment considering the early gold & silver market traded nicely above gold’s 200-Day Moving Average ($1,261.00) before settling almost unchanged. […]

T. Harrison Garrett and the Evergreen Museum and Library

T. Harrison Garrett and the Evergreen Museum and Library

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   ​Our catalog of the D. Brent Pogue Sale Part V is now in distribution. To order a printed copy, contact our offices at 800-458-4646. As our sale on the evening of March 31 will be held at the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore, it may […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – In Coins, True Rarity Counts

Coin Collecting Strategies – In Coins, True Rarity Counts

Population reports have exposed the true rarity of nearly every coin in every grade. These are amazing research tools that collectors from past generations lacked By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Nearly everyone agrees that the rare coin market in the United States is a multi-billion dollar business. Collectors buy everything […]

Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The precious metals sector is off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The silver market is the best performer – with nearly double the gains seen in gold. Here’s a quick look […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Fact: The most popular American series to collect by die varieties is copper cents from 1793 to 1857. Fact: The most famous single coin in large cent lore and tradition is the Henry Hines 1799 cent, the only known Mint State example. Crossing the auction block […]

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 […]

Stack’s Bowers: The February Collectors Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers: The February Collectors Choice Online Auction

The Stack’s Bowers February Collectors Choice auction of U.S. coins and currency is now online for viewing and bidding. It features over $750,000 in value and only 50 lots are reserved! Many highlights were available for viewing at the Long Beach Coin Expo, at Table 502. The U.S. Currency auction will close for bidding live on […]

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Collectors Should Enjoy A Martini In The Morning By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Well I spoke too soon in my last report. I had addressed that, much to my relief, we who reside in New Hampshire had not been on the receiving end of a large “named snowstorm” to end the […]

Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   ​A very rare $5 color proof from the Oil City Bank of Oil City, Pennsylvania (Haxby PA-380 G6a) will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in March. The India paper only proof produced […]

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It was mentioned by ancient authors specifically because of how its customs and language differed from Caria. Until recently, it was not possible to decisively attribute any archaic or […]

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 […]

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and […]

 
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