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Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As recently as a few years ago, if you asked me “should I buy very rare United States gold coins in low(er) grades” I would have resoundingly answered “no!”  But, as with so many things in life, perspectives change and my answer to this question has […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #175 ….. This is the fifth in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

Künker – Russian Rarities at Maximum Prices

Künker – Russian Rarities at Maximum Prices

17th – 21st June 2013 Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction sales 232-235 170,000 – 160,000 – 100,000 – that were the highest hammer prices of Künker’s summer auction sale. And all three lots came from Russia. It’s not that the other section had no big rarities to offer as well! The total 6,183 lots had […]

Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

By Thomas K. DeLorey – Copyright – Reprinted with permission. Harlan J Berk …….. When asked to write an article on the ten most significant U.S. commemorative coins for this issue, I chortled and thought to myself what an easy assignment this was going to be! I had just that day finished reading galleys for […]

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… A trend that I have noted in recent years is that a subset of gold issues which have what I refer to as Multiple Levels of Demand (MLD). These are coins with more than one potential set of buyers competing for them. As an example, a coin such as […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Inexpensive 20th Century Half Dollars for Beginners

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Inexpensive 20th Century Half Dollars for Beginners

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #174 ….. Last week’s topic was modestly priced Bust Half Dollars, which may be too expensive or too exotic for beginners. After someone has collected coins for a while, it is not unusual for he […]

Coin and Precious Metals Report TNA June 1, 2013. VIDEO: 3:29

Coin and Precious Metals Report TNA June 1, 2013. VIDEO: 3:29

Vic Bozarth, Michael Grant, Carl Schwenker, Richie Self, Gene Wheeler, & Jessie Zhang. Interviewer: David Lisot……. Time to find out again what is being bought and sold at the most recent major coin convention. This time CoinWeek talks to both US and world coin dealers to discover where collector and investor money is being spent. […]

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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 […]

Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Tom Eden said: “This was a wide-ranging two-day auction embracing everything from ancient Greek and Roman coins alongside Islamic, Oriental, British and Foreign coins, paper money and Renaissance medals and plaquettes. It was in the latter category that the top price of the sale was achieved, for the rare pair of plaquettes by Valerio Belli, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabirdamericana.com has just been given a little makeover, so please stop by and have a look around! We hope you’ll find it not only pleasing to the eye, but also easier to navigate and find the information you are searching for. A Quick Tour and Brief Highlights of the New Site Our new website is […]

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 […]

Hoarding Gold or Silver

Hoarding Gold or Silver

By Allen Rowe  -  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Hoarding gold is part of life for more than many think. Recently in our local news was an unassuming man who passed away with over seven million dollars worth of gold coins in his house. In this case the gold was stored in ammo cans stashed in […]

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 […]

Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

ModernCoinMart (MCM), a division of John Maben Rare Coins, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida, has laid a benchmark in the 21st century coin market as being among the first major retailers in modern coins and bullion to launch their own iPad store application. Designed and developed by a partnership between Arkansas based Amos Digital and MCM […]

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 […]

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 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO:  6:08

EAC 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO: 6:08

This year’s Early America Coppers Convention gathering was held in Newark, Ohio. Bim Gander, EAC president, delivers some remarks at the opening reception to a room packed with attendees. He acknowledges many of the people responsible for holding the convention and talks about next year’s event. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American Coppers […]

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 […]

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 […]

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… The Central States Numismatic Society’s convention is perennially a great show.  No matter the location (and Schaumburg’s just about the worst), every major dealer turns up to do business and this year was no exception.  It is routinely our third best show of the year, after FUN and […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Book by Jon Amato “The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797″. VIDEO: 4:28.

New Book by Jon Amato “The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797″. VIDEO: 4:28.

Jon Amato, Ph.D. Numismatic Author Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. Jon Amato has worked in this publication for more than a decade drawing information from auction catalogs, price lists and dealer information. The result is the definitive work about this short lived series of United States half dollars. Jon shares what was involved in having his […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #165 ….. In association with the Central States (CSNS) Convention near Chicago, Heritage conducted an auction extravaganza. During the night of Thursday, April 25, the sale of items from the Eric Newman Collection was followed […]

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