Tag: Coin Collecting

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

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Tales from the Bourse: Rare Dime from Europe

Tales from the Bourse: Rare Dime from Europe

By David Lawrence Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins   Some years ago when I was still dealing in circulated Barbers, we had a customer in Italy who used to call us about every month or two and place a small order. He has a very distinctive voice and we always recognized him after just […]

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

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Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed original 19th century U.S. gold coins and used photos of specific coins to illustrate the points I was attempting to make. This was one of my most popular blog […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

By Q. David Bowers, Founder of Stack’s Bowers   “Summertime and the Living is Easy,” as the song from Porgy and Bess goes. Welcome to my latest blog set in the twilight of the month of July. While summer is vacation time for many, numismatics knows no season–although it does slow down. While no figures […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1 computer made headlines when it sold at auction for over $900,000 to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. These are incredibly iconic relics of the early development of personal […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Cool Coins! From the June 2015 Long Beach Show – Video: 13:41.

Cool Coins! From the June 2015 Long Beach Show – Video: 13:41.

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the Summer 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Collectible Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Coins! they had on hand. Jack Beymer, 1820 Large Cent NGC MS66 BN, Tom Caldwell, 1855 $50 Gold Wass Molitor, […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #281 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Three Cent Nickels were minted from 1865 to 1889. Except for the 1877, every date in the series can be obtained for less than $500 each. Indeed, Good-04 grade Three Cent Nickels of at […]

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Numismatic legends David Tripp, Q. David Bowers, and Larry Stack gave a spirited presentation about Numismatics on the eve of the first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale. In this video, the three numismatists give their best answer to the question: Why Buy Coins?   Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com…. CoinWeek Content Partner   Prior to the actual Pogue I sale (held in New York on May 19), I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which varieties should be collected. In the last several months a client of mine has become quite involved collecting Morgan Silver Dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time […]

Fundamentals of Coin Investing

Fundamentals of Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.   My friends, it is best to rid yourself of the false notion that merely acquiring any coins in any grade will place you on the fast track to untold riches. This is especially true of so-called “promoted” coins. Promoted coins are nothing more than coins that are in ample supply […]

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Dear Set Registry Members, It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s awards season again. We’ve added over 250 new composites, and some amazing new sets have been registered. We’ve incorporated a Top Pop Bonus plan and have added the Digital Coin Album feature. You can say it’s been a busy and […]

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Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Gilroy Roberts. Jones served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1948-1964. Roberts left the Mint in 1964 to join Joseph Segal to found the Franklin Mint. Gilroy Roberts’ most famous design is the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar. In this video segment, Herz discusses Roberts […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to societal changes, coin collecting has gone from a life-long pursuit to a rush to complete and sell a coin set. Until about a decade ago, most collectors built their collections over a very long period. Many who began collecting in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s […]

Harvey Stack – A Life in Numismatics and Harvey’s Most Memorable Auction Sales – Video

Harvey Stack – A Life in Numismatics and Harvey’s Most Memorable Auction Sales – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: My Most Exciting Coin Auction When you have been involved with so many important coin auction sales […]

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

On Tuesday, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the addition of four new world categories and forty new world coin sets to the NGC Registry. The new categories will allow collectors to build NGC Registry sets of coins from the Congo, Indonesia, and the Seychelles Islands. In addition, NGC has created the following new world coins sets: […]

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

A Dozen Undervalued United States Gold Coins Priced Below $7,500: 2015 Edition

A Dozen Undervalued United States Gold Coins Priced Below $7,500: 2015 Edition

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com   It’s been quite a while since I wrote an article about the topic of affordable, undervalued 19th century U.S. gold coins, and I think it’s time to do a more current version of this article. I’m going to change things up ever so slightly this time and include some market […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 3: Finest Known 1794 Half Dollar

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 3: Finest Known 1794 Half Dollar

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #276 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   The focus here is on the 1794 Flowing Hair half dollar in the Pogue Collection, which is definitely the finest known. Indeed, there does not seem to be […]

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition – Video: 7:57.

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition – Video: 7:57.

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention just wrapped up. Dealers from across the country came to Schaumburg, Illinois and brought with them cases upon cases of Cool Coins! In this video, CoinWeek examines four of the most interesting pieces spotted on the bourse. Gary Adkins (Gary Adkins Associates), a 1902 Wells Fargo so-called dollar (HK-296) […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types of rarity. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the types of rarity you might already be familiar with, and one which you might not: the eye appeal […]

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   What does psychology have to do with coin collecting? Collectors have one distinct advantage over non-collectors. The hobby of coin collecting–and it is a hobby, pure and simple, not an “industry” or “market”–adds an extra dimension to the collector’s life, a safe and enjoyable retreat from the stress and pressure […]

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Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were available for sale. It had been quite some time since I ordered anything. Long ago I dutifully ordered a proof-like set and an extra proof-like silver dollar every year. […]

 
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