Tag: Coin Dealers

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As much as coin dealers–myself included–try to compare the coin market to the art market, the more you look at coins, the more you realize how insignificant this market (currently) is when compared to art. Will the coin market ever “catch up” to the art market and is it fair […]

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey Stack to Participate in Cataloging Stack’s Bowers ANA Rarities Night Auction With Q. David Bowers and David Hall Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that Harvey G. Stack and his son Lawrence R. Stack are coming out of retirement to rejoin the firm now known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries, following a two-year hiatus from professional […]

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

The Todd Griffiths Show has launched on Blog Talk Radio. The show answers questions related to tangible asset investing, precious metals and numismatics. Listeners from around the country are invited to call in to speak to show host, Todd Griffiths, the President and CEO of Century Coin Group, an Irvine-based tangible asset investment firm known […]

My Mentors in Numismatics

My Mentors in Numismatics

by Bill Febuary – The California Numismatist Over the years I have known some pretty influential people in the “World of Numismatics.” I want to relate how each one of these individuals directed my way of thinking about how I collect numismatic materials. Art Kagin It all started when my family and I traveled to […]

Video Tribute to Leon Hendrickson of Silvertowne

Video Tribute to Leon Hendrickson of Silvertowne

The 72nd anniversary CSNS Convention had a special moment during the annual numismatic gathering. There was a reunion of 9 different CSNS past presidents including longtime CSNS supporter Leon Hendrickson. Leon was CSNS president from 1986-1988 and is founder of the Winchester, Indiana company, SilverTowne. Leon is 85 years old and in this rare appearance […]

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The recently attended Central States Numismatic Society’s convention in Rosemont, IL exceeded expectations. We had a superb buying show, getting first shot on one deal and an early shot on another, acquiring some truly exceptional pieces. You can find many of them online here. Some of our favorites are […]

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

As part of its continuing expansion, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) of Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills, has acquired Gold Rarities Gallery of Bedford, New Hampshire, and the firm’s President, Al Pinkall, has joined Heritage as Director, Numismatic Sales Department. A collector since childhood, Pinkall has been a full-time professional coin dealer for 25 years with […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior with Vic Bozarth

Rare Coin Road Warrior with Vic Bozarth

In this month’s RCRW, (April 2011) I am going to discuss shows just concluded in March as well as upcoming shows in April and May. In addition, I am going to discuss some critical tax issues as well as an extremely interesting dealer survey recently taken by the forward thinking folks with the Florida United […]

Legend Mid April Rare Coin Market Report

Legend Mid April Rare Coin Market Report

BUY GOLD COINS NOW (SORT OF)! We  do not know or project if gold will make it beyond $1,500.00 per ounce. What we do see is something we can not believe: PRICES/PREMIUMS OF MOST GENERIC GOLD COINS HAVE ACTUALLY FALLEN RECENTLY! Most of the series of coins that have inched downward are the ones that suffer from […]

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting In reading documents recently released to ACCG under the Freedom of Information Act, it struck me as odd that the Treasury Department was in the loop for approval of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rule that would implement the Italian Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A document titled […]

Gold Silver PAC Reception at Baltimore Expo

Gold Silver PAC Reception at Baltimore Expo

Legislative Efforts to Stop Chinese Counterfeiting and Repeal 1099 Requirements The Gold & Silver PAC held a reception honoring Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX21): Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Member of the House Science Committee Held at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore Topic: Counterfeit coins from China Speakers […]

By April 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In my last blog, I discussed ways how the internet has impacted the concept of eye appeal when it comes to coins. Continuing this internet-related theme, I’d like to focus on how the web has impacted rare coin auctions. The impact of the internet on coin auctions in the past […]

By March 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Spectacular Nevada Accumulation and the Morelan Collection of Type Coins

The Spectacular Nevada Accumulation and the Morelan Collection of Type Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #46 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds It has already been reported that the PCGS certified ‘Specimen-65′ Naftzger-Parrino 1793 Chain Cent, with AMERI. on the reverse (back), was acquired by Bruce Morelan, who is a leading collector and a minority shareholder in Legend […]

Details on Legend Numismatics Coin Deal of the Decade

Details on Legend Numismatics Coin Deal of the Decade

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics We are still in shock. After going just about a full year with no big fresh coin deals other than in auctions (we consider the Sonnier Colored Morgans the last truly FRESH deal we purchased), here comes this monster deal out of no where. This deal had such powerful rarities […]

Legend Numismatics Completes Major Acquisition

Legend Numismatics Completes Major Acquisition

World-Class Type Set Includes SP65 1793 AMERI. Chain Cent Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey is pleased to announce the purchase of a world-class partial Type set that has been off the market for many years. This set contains a number of spectacular rarities in superb condition. Included in the set is the famous Mickley […]

Coin Doctoring – What Has Changed?

Coin Doctoring – What Has Changed?

Hot Topics by Laura Sperber I have not written a HOT TOPICS in a while because I an burnt out from fighting about coin doctoring. At least there has been small postive steps happen. The good thing is we do have a lot of collectors more aware and many are talking and learning more. The […]

By March 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
CAC SETS MAY 1 CUTOFF FOR NEW MEMBERS

CAC SETS MAY 1 CUTOFF FOR NEW MEMBERS

Dealers and collectors interested in becoming members of the Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC) will have to apply by May 1. Membership will be closed after that date, at least through the end of 2011 and possibly beyond, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the company. “We’ve been very busy,” Albanese said, “and we […]

What are Auction Prices?

What are Auction Prices?

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community by Greg Reynolds Though auction prices are often cited as market prices, little has been written about the nature and meaning of auction prices and how these relate to market prices. I am not talking about bullion items or generic coins (like […]

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments It would be a great deal more fun to consider what R.W. Julian has to say about Gobrecht dollars but at this point in time the consideration in front of us is the rather murky numismatic subject called coin doctoring. I have talked with both David Hall of the […]

Legend Numismatics Early March Rare Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics Early March Rare Coin Market Report

By Legend Numismatics A MAJOR ROAD BLOCK! We added up all the numbers for February and were shocked-Legend had its worst February in about 7 years! And we do VERY MUCH feel this is a good market. Understand, this is a slump by Legend standards (most dealers would be thrilled to run half the numbers […]

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins:  Basics For Beginners

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginners

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.” People frequently become angry when I decline to answer such questions with simple, encompassing statements. Much depends upon the budget and interests of the individual coin buyer. Each collector should read, […]

By February 16, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Chris Napolitano President of Stacks-Bowers explains his management directive as the new president of the recently merged auction firms of Stack’s of New York and Bowers & Merena of California.  From the February 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo.[Run time 4:48] The player will show in this paragraph Background: On December 23nd, Spectrum Group International, Inc. […]

By February 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Todd Griffiths’ Century Coin Group, a dealer in rare coins and precious metals, announced the acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor.com of Boca Raton, Florida. The purchase became effective January 1, 2011. The Gold and Energy Advisor has been quoted by hundreds of financial new media since its launch in 2004. It is known […]

By January 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Import Restrictions: Planning a vacation in Italy? — DON’T

Coin Import Restrictions: Planning a vacation in Italy? — DON’T

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog Today, the U.S. State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions on numerous types of ancient coins cast or struck in Italy. Although the clear majority of public comment on the Memorandum Of  Understanding with Italy was in opposition to restrictions on coins from any period, DOS sided, as […]

By January 20, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
RARE COINS, RARE PEOPLE- Biography of Leon & Ruhama Hendrickson

RARE COINS, RARE PEOPLE- Biography of Leon & Ruhama Hendrickson

Description: Pre-sale orders for Rare Coins, Rare People. 1st Edition Biography of Leon and Ruhama Hendrickson and SilverTowne LP. Books will be shipped after the 1st of January 2011 due to a printing delay. The Book recounts such things as: The great silver certificate redemption of 1967. The silver bubble of 1980. The Continental Illinois […]

By January 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

First, I want to clearly state: I fully support the Board of Directors of the PNG in its fight. Since the meeting I had attended last year, they have tried to diligently work on the subject of coin doctoring. Granted, nothing has happened from their efforts, but I did not know it was the MEMBERSHIP that was blocking action.

By January 10, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIGGER 2011 – IS BIGGER BETTER?

LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIGGER 2011 – IS BIGGER BETTER?

Hot Topics by Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Consolidation in reverse! I expected a few firms to fold and smaller dealers to shut. Out of the blue comes the mega merger of Stacks and Bowers and Merena. I was not so shocked because for the last 3 years it had been no secret I tried […]

By December 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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