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PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

PCGS Offers Crossover Special And Coin Grading Classes in Long Beach

Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) will offer a special risk-free opportunity for “crossover” service to coincide with the upcoming January 30 -February 1, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  PCGS experts also will conduct informative PCGS Collector Education classes at the show on grading proof and modern coins and counterfeit detection. […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

2013 Coin Market – A Banner Year For Numismatics!

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… Newman Parts I & II Set the Bar – Frenzied Demand; Record Prices Chase NGC Icons. Industry Experts Discuss 2013 and Weigh In On What Lies Ahead. Amazingly we are about to close another year. It’s hard to believe but the winter season seemed to sneak up on me this […]

By December 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……….. You can have unlimited funds but without adhering to a basic core group of numismatic fundamentals, I believe it is very difficult–if not impossible–to build a great collection of coins. Some of the best collections I have seen in the last few decades were built by collectors with average […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. Having just published a blog about coin rarity based on grade distribution, I’ve been thinking more about the many concepts of rarity and how they apply to coin collecting. Let’s take a look at a few and discuss them. Rarity is probably one of the two […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with this history which gave him new insights into the areas he’s now collecting.  Therefore, I thought more people would be interested in a short background of the coin market during […]

By December 2, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Got A Low Numismatic Budget ?  Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

Got A Low Numismatic Budget ? Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Does that headline sound insane? How can a collector with limited funds even think of obtaining something from the jaw-dropping Eric P. Newman collection? It should be obvious that I’m not advising Joe Lunchbucket to bid on the 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle quarter certified as MS-67* by the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. (all […]

By November 7, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Young Numismatists: Kid Coin Dealers Talk About Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:45.

Young Numismatists: Kid Coin Dealers Talk About Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:45.

Ali Frampton, Izzy Heath Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin dealing knows know age boundaries for kids especially if your parents are involved in numismatics. These two young numismatists talk about why they think coins are fun as well as the great history and information that can be learned from them. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, […]

By October 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Not Everyone Tries to Cherrypick on eBay. VIDEO: 1:43.

Not Everyone Tries to Cherrypick on eBay. VIDEO: 1:43.

John Markis, Trusted Traditions Currency Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The Internet auction company eBay was founded in 1995 and quickly began trading in all kind of different collectible items. John Markis of Trusted Traditions Currency was one of the first people to list bank notes on the site. He shares his memories of when currency […]

By October 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coins, Orders, Decorations and Medals – the Winter Künker Auctions

Coins, Orders, Decorations and Medals – the Winter Künker Auctions

Shortly before the Advent season, Künker Auctions edges additional auction days in. From 19th to 21st November 2013, the sale will take place featuring among others the most important-ever sale of orders and decorations of Künker comprising 1,119 lots and coming with a total estimate of 754,000 euros. The whole sale offers 3,825 lots at […]

Kid Fun in the Cash Cube at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 2:59.

Kid Fun in the Cash Cube at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 2:59.

David Lisot, Producer, CoinWeek.com……. The American Numismatic Association hosts one of the largest coin conventions in the world. Every convention has something for everyone including the kids. See how one kid is lucky to get to go in the “Cash Cube” at this year’s World’s Fair of Money convention in Chicago. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By October 5, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is over 50.  The shift will become even more dramatic as the greater number of people born during the Baby […]

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded and encapsulated part two of the phenomenal coin collection assembled by noted numismatic writer and researcher Eric P. Newman. The 1,827 coin group includes a number of exceptional high grade rarities, many of which rank as the finest known, along with several rare varieties. NGC had previously been chosen […]

Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is expanding. Response to their live “Regency Auctions” has been so robust that they will soon be rolling out monthly “Legend-Morphy Premium Internet Only Auctions.” The Premium Coin Auctions will begin this September, and will be similar to Regency Auctions, but with the number of lots limited to between 100 and […]

By July 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #178 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in a pre-convention auction near Chicago, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1855-San Francisco Mint, Liberty Seated Quarter. This quarter is currently in […]

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Headliners: 1893-CC Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 Jack Lee, 1916/1916 Buffalo Nickel Doubled Die Obverse PCGS Secure MS64 CAC LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions recently held The Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas, the fourth under the “Regency” banner and fifth overall for the auction house. Numbers were exceptional across the board, with several […]

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For decades, bullion prices have had a profound impact on the prices of rare coins. I first witnessed this in 1979 when gold and silver prices exploded. Gold soared to around $850 per ounce and silver was briefly around $50 per ounce. Rare coin […]

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Another devoted coin collector has departed the earth to join the great coin show in Heaven. Bernard Loebe was a longtime member of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Ralph Ross was a friend of Bernie and shares some memories about this good man. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June […]

By July 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video Market Report from Summer FUN Coin Convention VIDEO: 2:33

CoinWeek Video Market Report from Summer FUN Coin Convention VIDEO: 2:33

Brian Cushing, Dick Osburn Rare Coin, Daniel Kedem, Gainesville Coin, Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve, Daniel Frank Sedwick, Treasure Coins Interviewer: David Lisot ………. Another video numismatic market report from the floor of the Florida United Numismatists coin convention. Dealers discuss bullion products, rare coins, early US silver and treasure items. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cindy Wibker Talks About the Summer FUN 2013 Coin Convention. VIDEO: 3:24

Cindy Wibker Talks About the Summer FUN 2013 Coin Convention. VIDEO: 3:24

David Lisot: Interviewer Cindy Wibker manages the Florida United Numismatists twice annual conventions. She manages more than a thousand different dealers to provide them bourse tables as well as coordinating all the events at each convention. She talks about what it is like to manage such an endeavor and why the FUN conventions have proven […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber 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 #176 ….. This is the sixth in a series of articles on classic US coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

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. […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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