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Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. That was the rarest stephanephoric tetradrachm of all: the enigmatic coin with the only known coin portrait of a Pergamene ruler alive obtained 170,000 euros in the recent Lanz auction sale. 170,000 euros (195,500 euros with buyer’s premium included) is a remarkable price for a remarkable coin. It […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 3; Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 3; Quarters

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #172 ….. This discussion of silver quarters follows part 1: copper and part 2: dimes. Different collectors have different budgets. The idea behind this series is that many collectors do not wish to spend more […]

Survival Rate of Proof United States Gold Coinage

Survival Rate of Proof United States Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… While it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about the survival rate of Proof United States gold coinage, some factors exist that help to determine the rarity of many issues. It is interesting to analyze these factors and apply them to the various denominations. For the most part, Proof […]

How to be a Texas Numismatic Association Volunteer. VIDEO: 2:17

How to be a Texas Numismatic Association Volunteer. VIDEO: 2:17

Trish Mann, Chief Volunteer, Texas Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot ……. Holding a convention such as the TNA requires a team of dedicated workers. Most of these workers are volunteers who love numismatics and are proud to be part of the largest coin organization in Texas. Trish Mann helps coordinate the volunteers who help with […]

Old Time Coin Collection

Old Time Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Every once in a while a truly old time collection comes to market. The Eric P. Newman Collection is one such example. There are old time collections and then there are really old time collections. We have a joke on the rare coin circuit […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 2; Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 2; Dimes

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #171 ….. As stated at the beginning of part 1; copper: The purpose here is to put forth options, mention some pertinent facts related to coin prices, and provide advice, for people who would like […]

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a coin like an 1839-O quarter eagle for stock because it is popular and I know it will sell. But I might pass on a rarer coin like an 1862-S quarter eagle because […]

It’s Time for Third Party Grading Companies to Take Circulated Classic Coins Seriously

It’s Time for Third Party Grading Companies to Take Circulated Classic Coins Seriously

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ………. Hubert and I like to use our position as writers for Coin Week to advocate for everyday collectors. We believe that one way to grow the hobby is by focusing on areas that have traditionally been the purview of new collectors: modern coins and circulated classics. They’re easy […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 1; Copper

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500 each, Part 1; Copper

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #170 ….. The purpose here is to put forth options, mention some pertinent facts related to coin prices, and provide advice, for people who would like to obtain classic U.S. coins and do not wish […]

Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It’s not an either/or choice, as both options can be pursued simultaneously. Genuine concern about the declining value of the dollar is what normally motivates investors to purchase gold and silver. The beaming luster, various designs […]

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MILLIONS IN NEW ORLEANS

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MILLIONS IN NEW ORLEANS

On May 9-10, Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sale was a resounding success and sales totaled $7,264,344. Anchored by two old-time collections, this sale contained a plethora of fresh material that had been off the market for decades, creating an exciting sale […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #169 ….. Though more than two hundred years old, Capped Bust Half Dollars of 1811 are or recently have been available, in many grades. Indeed, these are around in all grade ranges: Good-04 to 06, […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior (May 2013) – Buy High-Sell Low

Rare Coin Road Warrior (May 2013) – Buy High-Sell Low

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts…….. The recent rare coin show schedule has been grueling.  In the last month we have had two major shows and recently visited Denver for the good regional spring show there.  Despite the drop in gold prices in mid April we are continuing to see STRONG dealer demand, yet our sales to […]

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The just concluded American Numismatic Association annual Money Show isn’t known for the large public draw of its summer counterpart. It has the great exhibits; it travels to different locations annually to test the collector public from various regions; and it generally has a solid auction. But despite the […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the first two hours 88,000 sets were sold, which is more than during the entire first day of sales of last year’s San Francisco sets. The 2012 sets sold 85,341 […]

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and Collectibles to Be Enjoyed

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and Collectibles to Be Enjoyed

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, in their recent “Open Letter to Wayne Homren ,” drew attention to wildly inflated predictions of future prices of classic U.S. commemoratives by Anthony Swiatek in his major reference book on the field, which was updated last year. I strongly agree that far too many coin dealers and other […]

It’s Crunch Time at the ANA. Consider Your Vote Wisely

It’s Crunch Time at the ANA. Consider Your Vote Wisely

Commentary by: Larry Shepherd ………….. It’s time to vote in another ANA election, and unlike the last election when the number of candidates was just large enough to fill the number of vacancies, this year’s large slate more resembles the field for the Kentucky Derby. That means we voters have a better opportunity to choose […]

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain national park will be released on May 16. The next two coins in the series will follow on June 6 and 27. The last two for this […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Nearly every series offers something for the cherry picking specialist. There are few things in coin collecting as exciting as making a numismatic discovery. I started to think about this subject last week when I purchased a collection of Large Cents dated 1793-1857. The […]

EAC Bourse Chairman Talks About Holding the Coin Annual Convention. VIDEO: 2:25

EAC Bourse Chairman Talks About Holding the Coin Annual Convention. VIDEO: 2:25

David Consolo, EAC Bourse Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot…….. David Consolo is responsible for putting the convention together, addressing the needs of the dealers and working with the hotel and convention staff. He talks about the people who helped him and why this year’s convention is expected to be a great success. He explains why people […]

EAC Happening 2013 Large Cents. VIDEO: 4:47

EAC Happening 2013 Large Cents. VIDEO: 4:47

Interviewer & Host: David Lisot……….. The EAC Happening is the most exciting part of the annual Early American Coppers Convention. Rooms full of collectors converge to show and compare examples of some of the most rare and desirable early American coins. Large cents are by far the most popular series and this year’s gathering had […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Dr. Scott Rottinghaus

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Dr. Scott Rottinghaus

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… This is the fourth in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank ANA Governor Dr. Scott Rottinghaus for his participation. Dr. Scott Rottinghaus, the youngest sitting ANA governor, is seeking a second term in […]

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

Interviewer & Host: David Lisot……. Three more popular categories of early American coins are displayed at the EAC Happening. Rare varieties of coins are made available for collectors to examine and learn about so they can successful build their own collections. See and hear from the experts. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American […]

Whitman Releases New Book “Cash in Your Coins” Written by Beth Deisher. VIDEO

Whitman Releases New Book “Cash in Your Coins” Written by Beth Deisher. VIDEO

Beth Deisher, Author Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Beth Deisher has years of experience covering the numismatic market as former editor of Coin World newspaper. Since retiring from her post one year ago she has remained busy in the coin trade by authoring the book, “Cash in Your Coins.” Beth talks about his new publication and what […]

Kevin Foley Talks About the 2013 CSNS Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. VIDEO

Kevin Foley Talks About the 2013 CSNS Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. VIDEO

Kevin Foley, CSNS Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot ………. The Central States Numismatic Society annual convention continues to expand and attract dealers from all over the country. Chairman Kevin Foley explains what it is like to put the convention together and how they have managed to attract so many collectors and dealers to come to […]

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Leo Frese Coins and Collectibles, LLC and Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, announce a new option for those seeking to sell their collections or estates. Formerly Vice President of a major numismatic auction house, with over a quarter of a century in the auction business, Leo is known to thousands of collectors and market traders across […]

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Longtime industry veteran joins world’s largest numismatic operation; will operate out of Dallas Heritage Auctions has announced that well-respected numismatist and industry veteran Mark Feld has joined the company as a Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. “Numismatics must run in my blood,” said Feld. “Numismatic pioneer B. Max […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins announced today the acquisition of one of the finest of (10) ten known examples of the famous 1894-S dime. It is graded PCGS Proof 64 (Branch Mint Proof) and CAC approved for quality and eye appeal. John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, states that the 1894-S dime “is one […]

Cool Coins & Currency Video from the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention

Cool Coins & Currency Video from the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention

From the convention floor of the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago Interviewer: David Lisot …….. Another in the CoinWeek series of Cool Coins and Currency videos. Gary Adkins, 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal NGC65, Michael Contursi, 1776 Continental Dollar PCGS64, Ron Drzewucki, Canada 2013 Silver “Bald Eagle” PCGS PR70, Jeff Garrett, 1857-S […]

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan J. Berk – Interviewer: David Lisot ………. Harlan Berk has bought and sold major ancient coin rarities for decades. He shares his perspective of the prices for top quality ancients as well as how technology has changed the way ancient coins are sold. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 April 24-27, 2013 Schaumburg, IL […]

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