Tag: Jeff Garrett

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 […]

Numismatic Research and Pricing in Today’s World

Numismatic Research and Pricing in Today’s World

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. A generation ago, basic numismatic research for most serious collectors consisted of checking prices in the latest edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”). I remember a time in the 1970s when coin dealers would not even […]

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Launches New Website

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Launches New Website

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, a leading dealer of rare U.S. coins, announced today the launch of its redesigned website at rarecoingallery.com. The site allows visitors to quickly find the information they need in order to buy and sell rare U.S. coins. In addition to a new look and simpler navigation, the redesigned site features a […]

By January 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

by Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ……… Despite all of these headwinds, most coin shows are generally in good health. As a member of the board of governors for the American Numismatic Association, one of the prime responsibilities is to make decisions about ANA conventions. That is no small task given the size and […]

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

by Jeff Garrett  posted on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeit rare coins. Just to be clear, the issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. You can […]

Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Interviews with Q. David Bowers, Jeff Garrett, Ira Goldberg, Ken Goldman, David Hall, Julian Leidman, , Kevin Lipton, Paul Nugget, Jim Halperin, Todd Imhof, Steve Ivy, Tom Mulvaney, Greg Rohan, Rick Sear, and Tony Terranova. Interviewer: David Lisot Obituary, Dignitymemorial.com David Warren Akers passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his […]

By September 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

A collection of many of the finest known $5 gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint will be coming to market by dealer Jeff Garrett. Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale. The Duke’s Creek Collection was carefully assembled over many years by the late Jack Hancock and Bob […]

By August 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

By Jeff Garrett with Permission from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As with any investment, coin collectors should weigh the upside and the downside of any purchase. Whenever someone sits down with a financial consultant to make investments, one of the first questions they might be asked is “What is your tolerance for risk?” This […]

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale of the famous Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles. The 27-coin collection has been graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be on display at Mid-American’s booth (#s 508 and 510) at the ANA World’s Fair of […]

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – with Permission 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 […]

The True State Of The Market

The True State Of The Market

By Jeff Garrett – Originally posted on NGC and re-posted on CoinWeek with Permission One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market… One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market. You can try to distill current conditions from the […]

Video News: ANA Board of Governors Candidate Forum Sacramento

Video News: ANA Board of Governors Candidate Forum Sacramento

ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd announced eleven members of the American Numismatic Association have submitted completed nominations for the 2011-13 Board of Governors election. Nine of the candidates attended an open candidates forum held March 19, 2011, during the National Money Show in Sacramento. The forum was moderated by Barbara Gregory, and the candidates who […]

NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

Special label now available for coins included in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins NGC has created a special presentation label for coins featured in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins. This newly released book ranks the most important U.S. coins issued from 1964 to date. The attractive black and tan NGC label boldly shows a coin’s […]

NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST U.S. MODERN COINS

NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST U.S. MODERN COINS

Whitman Publishing announces the release of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. In this beautifully illustrated book, two celebrated numismatists take the reader on a guided tour of the circulating, bullion, and commemorative issues so avidly sought by collectors today. The book will be available February 21, 2011, online (including […]

By February 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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