Tag: Laura Sperber

Legend Market Report – Post Thanksgiving Coin Market

Legend Market Report – Post Thanksgiving Coin Market

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   GIVING THANKS For sure, this year was slightly better than this time last year. The plunge had been quick and deep in the coin market during 2014-15. Clearly the Gardner and Pogue Sales sped up the downward run. We felt that since May of this year the […]

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 […]

By November 21, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Lehigh Valley Historical Society

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Lehigh Valley Historical Society

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings of numismatics. A former ANA Board Member, Laura has handled close to $1 billion worth of rare coins to date and has assembled many of the greatest collections ever. […]

By November 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Buyer Beware

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Buyer Beware

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   AUCTION BUYING I want to make it clear – this is not a self serving Hot Topics. I am writing this based upon several negatives I see happening. As many of you know, I tirelessly fight coin doctors and dealers who shill for them. For awhile, things […]

Legend’s Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring “Beyond Moon Money”

Legend’s Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring “Beyond Moon Money”

Two collections of magnificently toned Morgan dollar collections highlighted Legend Rare Coin Auction’s (LRCA) 18th Regency Auction, held on September 29 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. World Record Prices for spectacular, “monster” toned Morgans were realized, and included: Lot 52: $1881-S PCGS MS68 CAC realized $25,850 Lot 77: $1 1881-S PCGS MS66 […]

Legend Market Report – The Long Beach Show

Legend Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   ANA NOT DIGESTED We all figured having a Long Beach Show only three weeks after the ANA Show in the same area would not have great results. As expected overall the show was slow. There also was a huge fresh gold deal in the Heritage Auction that […]

By September 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Strong Hammer Prices at Goldberg Auction Reflect Early American Copper Market Strength

Strong Hammer Prices at Goldberg Auction Reflect Early American Copper Market Strength

CoinWeek Auction Analysis …..   Led by the Fred Iskra Collection of Large Cents, copper coins made up more than 600 of the 2,600 lots offered by Goldberg Auctioneers in their September 4-7 Pre-Long Beach Auction. With prices realized ranging from strong to superior, the results are yet another indicator of what CoinWeek’s price analysts […]

By September 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics: Pre Long Beach Expo Market Report

Legend Numismatics: Pre Long Beach Expo Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   ON/OFF Last week in the office was very quiet. It’s like the light switch was flipped off. Only a handful of orders and inquiries came in. We think it was simply the end of summer doldrums. Typical for this time of year. Usually mid-September activity picks up […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make a Difference

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make a Difference

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   If you think this Hot Topics sounds like a broken record… yes, it does. I can never say these things enough! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A COIN TO BE FRESH? This is where many collectors make big mistakes. A coin purchased in 2013 is NOT […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report – The ANA Coin Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report – The ANA Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION We’ll be blunt: Anaheim for sure was a VERY poor choice to hold a major coin show. California’s nexus on taxes kept dozens of dealers away. Also, many East Coast dealers decided NOT to attend. The hotels at BEST were POOR. Add all that together and we […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – 4TH OF JULY

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – 4TH OF JULY

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   We’re sitting here in Las Vegas at the end of the PCGS Invitational Show writing this rare coin market report. Its 100 degrees out side but a comfy 70 at the show! If you have not attended at one of these events, you really will find them worth while. […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

The first in a series of internet auctions entitled the Summer Sessions closed on June 28. The offering of 100 collector-oriented coins were greeted by hundreds of interested bidders, vying for these coins since the moment they were posted for bidding online and showing strong activity across the board. The team at Legend Rare Coin […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – A Bad Culture

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – A Bad Culture

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   REALLY? For years now coin doctoring and gradeflation have been two of if not the biggest problems with the hobby. Coin doctoring actually has lessened to a small degree, while gradeflation has not. It’s one thing that standards have changed, but it’s another when EVERYONE keeps pushing […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Announces Sale of Toned Morgan Dollar Northern Lights Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Announces Sale of Toned Morgan Dollar Northern Lights Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions proudly announces that we will be selling the incomparable Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars, beginning in the Regency Auction XVIII, being held on September 28, 2016. This amazing collection was assembled over the course of many years by a fastidious and sophisticated specialist collector with the expert advice of […]

Legend Numismatics – Long Beach and Goldberg Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics – Long Beach and Goldberg Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report ……..   Our show started VERY strong. Our first shot regular (we call him “super secret buyer”) made piles and bought some great coins. He later came back for more! From start to finish, it was non stop selling. Wednesday was a shocker. We sold six gold […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Pre-New Orleans PCGS Invitational

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Pre-New Orleans PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ….   WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT We thought May would be a decent month. So far, it’s turning out to be a record-breaking month! Again, late January thought early March was a “perfect storm” of negativity from the coin market (as well as oil, stocks, etc). Prices certainly fell sharply during […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to present Regency Auction XVII, to be held on the evening of May 19 at Harrah’s New Orleans, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show. Classic rarities and popular collector coins abound in the 470 lot sale. Among classic rarities are an original and a restrike […]

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber is one of the coin industry’s leading dealers of high-end rare coins. She’s also one of the industry’s most outspoken figures in a range of topics, including coin doctoring, the state of the rare coin market, and the need for more transparency in the industry. In this exclusive CoinWeek interview, […]

Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announced the consignment of the extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a “Quintuple Stella.” One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for–including one ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. This major, seven-figure rarity has an […]

Legend Auctions to Offer Parmelee-Green-Stack 1827/3 Quarter

Legend Auctions to Offer Parmelee-Green-Stack 1827/3 Quarter

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is delighted to announce the consignment of one of the classic rarities in the entire series of American numismatics, an original 1827 quarter. The coin, which has been off the market since 2007, is graded Proof-64 by PCGS and boasts a provenance back to the mid-1850s, and includes such luminaries as […]

The Coin Market Report – The Dallas ANA Mid Winter Coin Show

The Coin Market Report – The Dallas ANA Mid Winter Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …..   SORT OF TYPICAL FOR A MID WINTER SHOW While the ANA works hard to put on a good show, these ANA Mid Winters are poorly attended and really should not exist. We do them because we are creatures of habit and are typical coin dealers afraid to […]

Legend Rare Coin Market Report –  Four Coin Auctions In Less Than 30 Days – OUCH?

Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Four Coin Auctions In Less Than 30 Days – OUCH?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ….   1)  Goldbergs started off the parade of four auctions in 30 days. They had the amazing Reynolds Collection of early copper. This was a special sale because many of the coins not only were of great rarity and quality, but many had been off the market for decades. Several […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present Its Largest Regency Auction To Date

Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present Its Largest Regency Auction To Date

Superb MS67 FH 1916 Standing Liberty 25C Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present its largest auction to date as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening of Thursday, February 18, commencing at 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET. The 484 lot […]

Legend Numismatics Post FUN Coin Market Report – The Stock Market Effect

Legend Numismatics Post FUN Coin Market Report – The Stock Market Effect

We’d be lying if we said we had a great week. Its annoying to have a really good FUN Show only to come home to a week that acts like an on-and-off dripping faucet. We did sell a few special low five figure coins. But a few coins languished we never though would (like the […]

Legend Coin Market Report – THE 2016 FUN SHOW

Legend Coin Market Report – THE 2016 FUN SHOW

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …..   FUN WAS MYSTERIOUS First we must commend the FUN people for running a great show. Having it in Tampa certainly did seem to draw a bit larger crowd. Mysterious is the best positive label we can attach to the show. The coin market is clearly as “choppy” […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes 2015 with Strong Showing in Vegas

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes 2015 with Strong Showing in Vegas

Legend Rare Coin Auctions finished the year with another strong sale. The Regency Auction XV, which was headlined by a number of exciting early Bust coins, a run of terrific gold pieces and several dozen beautifully-toned Morgan Dollars, saw collectors and internet bidders in general come out in full force. At 477 lots, the sale […]

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad” – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have […]

Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Anchored by huge numbers from the Coronet Collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction XIV brings just shy of $5 million On October 15, Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up their 14th Regency Auction at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and the final numbers were impressive–especially for Morgan Dollars, which made up over half of […]

The Specter of Coin Doctoring and The Survival of Great Coins

The Specter of Coin Doctoring and The Survival of Great Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #301 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Last week, the 300th installment of this series was published. I have been having a wonderful time viewing, analyzing and writing about terrific coins, many of which I […]

By October 22, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Pogue II: Rare Coin Market Roars; a Look at the Numbers

Pogue II: Rare Coin Market Roars; a Look at the Numbers

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Night That Was On Wednesday evening, Stack’s Bowers, in a limited partnership with Sotheby’s, offered the second grouping of coins from the D. Brent Pogue family collection. The second sale featured 105 lots and focused most of its attention on Capped Bust half dollars, Flowing […]

 
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