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Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common pieces of wisdom dispensed by experienced numismatists is to buy the best you can afford. For decades this advice has served most collectors very well. Top quality coins have been […]

Coin Clubs – Fuljenz Extends Sponsorship of Prestigious ANA Zerbe Award

Coin Clubs – Fuljenz Extends Sponsorship of Prestigious ANA Zerbe Award

Mike Fuljenz, left, helped ANA President Walter Ostromecki, right, present the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award last year to recipient Donn Pearlman at the 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.) The Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed each year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), will continue to be sponsored […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

Numismatic Clubs

Numismatic Clubs

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Equally important to numismatic education is the camaraderie that belonging to a numismatic organization provides Today there are probably over 1,000,000 people in the United States that collect coins. There are undoubtedly millions more around the world. Currently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has about […]

Buying Rare Coins: Numismatics and Credit

Buying Rare Coins: Numismatics and Credit

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …..   The use of credit for numismatic purposes is not a bad thing, but must be used responsibly The famed collector John J. Pittman is legendary for having the foresight to have mortgaged his home to have funds to acquire coins in the 1954 King Farouk […]

Coin Collectors Invited to Meet CCAC at ANA Summer Seminar

Coin Collectors Invited to Meet CCAC at ANA Summer Seminar

By Dennis Tucker for the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet at American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters on the campus of Colorado College during the 2016 ANA Summer Seminar. Students, instructors, ANA staff, and members of the public are all encouraged to attend the CCAC’s meeting on […]

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I have discussed many ways to collect rare coins. Most collectors choose a series and make every effort to buy as many as possible. For decades the concept of […]

Coin Collecting – How Long Should You Hold Your Collection?

Coin Collecting – How Long Should You Hold Your Collection?

Being in a rush when buying or selling coins will lead to poor results. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from collectors is about how long to hold before selling. This seems like a simple question, but the answer can be much more involved. Nearly all collectors pursue numismatics because they enjoy […]

Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

The second edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, popularly known as MEGA RED, debuted at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 31, 2016. Larger than the regular-edition Red Book, and with more pages, Mega Red retails for $49.95. It can be ordered online (including at Whitman.com) […]

ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….   At the Georgia Numismatic Association’s (GNA) annual banquet on April 16, special guest and American Numismatic Association (ANA) president Jeff Garrett recognized an individual who has made numerous contributions to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association: “When David Crenshaw was 10 years old, he picked […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   At first glance the 2016-W Mercury Dime coins are very invocative of the classic 1916-D Mercury Dime. The coins will be nearly the exact size of the vintage Mercury Dime and contain 1/10 oz. of .9999 fine (24 karat) gold. To my complete surprise when walking […]

Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Rare coin market shows renewed signs of life. The recently concluded ANA National Money Show in Dallas, Texas, did not have stellar public attendance. In spite of this, most of the dealers participating had a wonderful show. The market for rare coins seems to have come to life […]

ANA National Money Show Draws 2,500 Attendees

ANA National Money Show Draws 2,500 Attendees

Dealers Pleased with Brisk Wholesale Business The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 National Money Show in Dallas welcomed a total of 2,585 people for the three-day event, which was held March 3-5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “Although the attendance for the Dallas National Money Show was less than robust, those that turned […]

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business strike coins […]

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

1883 $20 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. – Only 92 Examples Struck The 1883 is the first of three proof-only Liberty Head double eagle issues, struck during a period when the demand for gold and silver coinage was at an all-time low for the second half of the 19th century. The 1883, 1884, and 1887 double […]

US Coins – Collecting Southern American Gold Coins

US Coins – Collecting Southern American Gold Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   The first gold rush that took place in the early 1830s in the American South resulted in the establishment of three new mints and a series of impressive gold coins. Contrary to popular belief, the first significant discovery of gold in America was not in California in […]

Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

1836 C. GOBRECHT name below base, stars in obverse field, plain edge. Die alignment: eagles flies level, coin turn and eagle flies level medal turn. Judd-58 By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The Gobrecht Silver Dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance many would think that the Gobrecht Silver Dollar series […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Board of Governors Approves $5.63 Million Budget for FY 2015-2016

ANA Board of Governors Approves $5.63 Million Budget for FY 2015-2016

At its Oct. 30-31 meetings in Colorado Springs, Colo., the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors passed a $5.63 million budget, set the stage for a fund development initiative, and discussed opportunities to grow the nonprofit organization’s membership and provide additional educational options. The ANA will use 4.66 percent of its investment principal – […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Underrated Proof Seated Liberty Coinage

Coin Collecting Strategies – Underrated Proof Seated Liberty Coinage

1874 Arrows 50 Cent Proof By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Proof Seated coins from 1858 to 1891 can be found in Choice condition for relatively modest sums. One of the most common questions we are asked as professional numismatists is which area of the rare coin market has the most potential. We literally […]

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Eye Appeal Rules Current Rare Coin Market

Eye Appeal Rules Current Rare Coin Market

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   The market has become nearly obsessed with eye appeal and quality. The rare coin market evolves over time and many series come and go out of fashion. In the 1960s, BU Rolls and Proof Sets were all the rage. In the 1980s, generic gold coins dominated the […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value Today?

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value Today?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Some of the best coin values today are in the overlooked issues such as gold commemoratives. Look for coins that have been severely depressed in recent years. The numismatic headlines have been dominated for several years featuring stories about so-called “trophy” coins selling for record sums. For the […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Auction Records Take Center Stage

Rare Coin Auction Records Take Center Stage

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   The widespread availability of auction prices for rare coins has created a world of transparency that has profoundly changed the hobby. As mentioned in my last article about the purchase of the Greysheet, one of the hardest jobs of its new owners will be how to report […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   American Gold Exchange president and long-time Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) member Dana Samuelson has been elected as the 2015–2017 president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). In an August 24 press release from PNG, Samuelson said: “As president, I look forward to continuing the initiatives we’ve […]

By September 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The advantage of specializing in a narrow range of numismatic products is the ability to become a true expert in the field. One night during the ANA World’s Fair of Money I had the opportunity to share an adult beverage with one of the legends of numismatics, Ken […]

Jeff Garrett Outlines Plans as New ANA President – VIDEO: 2:41.

Jeff Garrett Outlines Plans as New ANA President – VIDEO: 2:41.

Jeff Garrett, President, American Numismatic Association, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. New elected ANA President Jeff Garrett shares his goals for America’s largest coin collector organization.   Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across […]

New PNG President Dana Samuelson Working To Promote Growth of Hobby And Marketplace

New PNG President Dana Samuelson Working To Promote Growth of Hobby And Marketplace

Dana Samuelson, President of American Gold Exchange in Austin, Texas, has been selected as the 2015 – 2017 President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG; www.pngdealers.org). Founded in 1953, the nonprofit PNG is composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who pledge to follow a strict code of ethics […]

Market Report with Jeff Garrett – 2015 ANA World’s Fair Of Money

Market Report with Jeff Garrett – 2015 ANA World’s Fair Of Money

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   There is considerable buzz on the bourse floor as the ANA World’s Fair of Money is underway. Last year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money show was held in Rosemont, Illinois, and was dominated by the US Mint’s distribution of the Kennedy gold coin. Long […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

 
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