Tag: Jeff Garrett

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

The Future Of Numismatics

The Future Of Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. We all have a stake in making sure there are more coin collectors in the future. A few weeks ago, I spent several days in Colorado Springs visiting the American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters. The focus of the visit was to help […]

Technology and Numismatics

Technology and Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Advances in technology have greatly enhanced the coin hobby. The rare coin business has grown tremendously in the last 10-15 years. One of the primary drivers of this growth has been advances in technology that have greatly benefited our hobby. These advances […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett For a number of years now Whitman Publishing has issued various books that identify and discuss the 100 greatest coins […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run

Coin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Buy the best you can afford and focus on rarity whenever possible. The recently announced sale of the Pogue collection brought back memories of the 1982 auction sale of the Eliasberg gold coin collection. Several of the most spectacular pieces in the […]

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Auction records are easily accessible for collectors and dealers today but 15 – 20 years ago they were hard to come by. A quarter century ago, the world of rare coin pricing was considerably more difficult than it is today. Anyone wanting […]

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Regardless of whom you buy coins from, understanding the numismatic landscape will give you a better idea of how the hobby operates. Anyone who collects coins, other than plucking them from circulation, buys them from someone. Many collectors may find their coins from various sources, […]

Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Even though we live in the Internet age with virtually everything at our fingertips, books are still an important part of any numismatic education. Dave Bowers once famously stated, “buy the book before the coin.” This advice is extremely valuable to anyone considering even a […]

Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In the rare coin industry, a coin dealer’s word is one of his most valuable assets. Around this time of year my bank requires an annual review of my credit line. They want my last two years of tax returns both personally and corporately. I […]

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. I’m writing this on Sunday, as the 2014 Spring Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show in Baltimore comes to a close. The show was well attended and busy throughout. Possibly even busier than last month’s ANA National Money Show in Atlanta. Thursday and Friday were marked […]

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market for modern coins has exploded in the last decade. Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s. Large cents became sought-after when the large format was discontinued. Many […]

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. As nearly everyone who buys rare coins knows these days, a larger percentage of the market is conducted at auction. The auction market has exploded in recent years. Twenty years ago, the total amount of rare coins sold at auction in the […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Selling by private treaty gives the seller a chance to determine by negotiation the final amount received. My last article discussed strategies to be a successful consignor to rare coin auctions. Auctions have become a much larger share of the rare coin […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jefferson Nickels, Mercury Dimes, Roosevelt Dimes, Standing Quarters and Franklin Half Dollars are often collected by specialized designations for strike quality. When I started in rare coins over 35 years ago, there was only modest interest in later date 20th Century coins. […]

By November 12, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The ANA coin convention is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded collectors and dealers. Dealers and collectors around the world are very busy making last minute plans for the biggest coin shows of the year: the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Ross, Swindling, Sperber, plus six incumbents elected to ANA Board

Ross, Swindling, Sperber, plus six incumbents elected to ANA Board

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2013-15 election term. New members Ralph Ross, Jeff Swindling and Laura Sperber will join Gary Adkins, Scott Rottinghaus, Mike Ellis and Greg Lyon on the Board of Governors along with President-elect Walter […]

Collecting Modern Coins: Much has changed in recent years.

Collecting Modern Coins: Much has changed in recent years.

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Huge prices for finest knowns are just part of the modern coin market. For most of my career I have dealt almost exclusively in vintage United States coinage. This would be defined as coins struck from 1793 to around 1947. To me, series like […]

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 […]

Cool Coins & Currency CSNS 2013. VIDEO: 7:50

Cool Coins & Currency CSNS 2013. VIDEO: 7:50

Interviewer: David Lisot 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 $20 Gold Central America NGC66, Larry Hanks, 1724 Brazil gold 20,000 Reis NGC61, Brittany McManus, Australia 2013 Silver “Glow in the Dark” NGC PRF70, David Perkins, […]

Why People Come to the CSNS Central States Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:08

Why People Come to the CSNS Central States Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:08

Gary Adkins, Ron Drzewucki, Kevin Foley, Jeff Garrett, Tom Mulvaney, Brittany McManus, & David Perkins Interviewer: David Lisot …….. The Central States Numismatic Society holds an annual coin gathering in the Midwest and has been doing so for 74 years. Collectors and dealers converge on this coin show to do all kinds of numismatic business. […]

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

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 […]

Jeff Garrett Discusses his Candidacy for ANA Vice President. VIDEO

Jeff Garrett Discusses his Candidacy for ANA Vice President. VIDEO

Jeff Garrett, President, Mid-American Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot……….. Jeff Garrett is currently on the Board of Governors of the American Numismatic Association. He has announced plans to run for Vice President of this coin collecting organization based in Colorado Springs. He shares his platform of what he hopes to achieve for the ANA and […]

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 […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage – Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. Heritage Auctions sold the legendary Walton Nickel Specimen of the 1913 Liberty Nickel for $3,172,500 at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, outside Chicago. The nickel is one of only five known and is graded Proof 63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Someone once said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This sublime statement has become a reality in the rare coin business. Toned coins are now extremely collectible and highly sought after. When I first bought and sold rare coins a few decades […]

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913  Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

The world famous Walton Family 1913 Liberty Head nickel, certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) as PCGS Secure PR63, was sold for $3.172,500 by Heritage Auctions on April 25, 2013.  The auction was conducted in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. “This was yet another […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Southern gold coin series is filled with wonderful coins from a part of American history that many find fascinating. I have been buying and selling coins for over 35 years. One of my early mentors was the late, great coin dealer, Jack Hancock. […]

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The US Mint has been striking what are universally considered Proof coins since at least 1817. As most of you know, Proof coins are made for collectors and in most cases are distinctly different in appearance to coins made for circulation. The […]

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