Tag: Laura Sperber

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 […]

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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 […]

Legend Rare Coin Market Report – WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON?

Legend Rare Coin Market Report – WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. We’re going to be brutally frank here. In our strong opinion, three issues have constrained the market recently: lack of coins, gradeflation, and changing of the old guard. Believe it or not, the lack of fresh, nice, rare coins has forced gradeflation back out into the open. We […]

Simpson/Hall $10 Liberty Collection to Anchor the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Auction XIII Sale

Simpson/Hall $10 Liberty Collection to Anchor the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Auction XIII Sale

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is back at The Venetian/Palazzo for The Regency Auction XIII on the heels of a hugely successful June sale. Their upcoming September sale consists of 356 carefully curated lots and will kick off at the normal time, 5 PM PT on Thursday, September 3. This auction is preceded by two full […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65+ PCGS Secure. Gold CAC By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   As many of you read, the PRE ANA PNG Show was a BOMB. Why they insist on having these is anyone’s guess (why we are dumb enough to go, only our shrinks know–even though we go to buy). The […]

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Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Jeff Garrett to become ANA’s 59th president at World’s Fair of Money Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Takes in $6.09 Million

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Takes in $6.09 Million

By Legend Rare Coin Auctions….   The Regency Auction XII shatters expectations and sets numerous personal bests for Legend Rare Coin Auctions, including a monster $6.09m total and impressive numbers for Part I of The Coronet Collection… Legend Rare Coin Auctions returns to its New Jersey offices on the heels of a hugely successful Regency […]

Legend Numismatics – Long Beach Sale Report

Legend Numismatics – Long Beach Sale Report

It’s always a really good sign to walk in and your “super secret” seller gives you a thumbs up and says they are already having one of their stronger shows for the year. Much to our surprise, selling at the pre show (in the hotels) was easy. In fact, there was down right strong demand […]

Legend Numismatics  – The Pogue Sale Market Report

Legend Numismatics – The Pogue Sale Market Report

First, we’d like to commend Stack’s and Sotheby’s on the wonderful job they did producing the sale. Everything from the catalog to the auctioneer was just superb! Since announced back in October, this sale has caused fear and actually froze the upper end of the market for some time. Now that the sale is over […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first of seven […]

Legend Numismatics Pre-Pogue Sale Market Report

Legend Numismatics Pre-Pogue Sale Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER! Finally, the sale that is so huge and dynamic that it actually stopped the upper end of the market in its tracks way back in October is now going happen on Tuesday. You can be positive every major player in classical numismatics will […]

Legend Numismatics Pre-Gardner Auction Market Report

Legend Numismatics Pre-Gardner Auction Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   Unusual Activity We can only make observations and report on what Legend did. Last week featured extra ordinary activity in the beginning. We posted some serious coins early afternoon last Saturday (we now prefer a Saturday early afternoon posting schedule). We sold a $50 Slug in minutes, followed by the […]

The CSNS Show: Jekyll and Hyde

The CSNS Show: Jekyll and Hyde

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   This was certainly not the booming CSNS Shows we remember attending years ago in Indy or St Louis. It’s definitely NOT a “must attend” show for dealers anymore (we know several that stayed home). Mid-day Thursday, the aisles were so empty you could drive a street cleaner down […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. LEGEND BREAKS UP THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR HALL/SIMPSON $10 LIBERTY SET No, Bob Simpson is NOT dumping or selling out. He is repositioning. This is the last of his major “house keeping” sales. The value of this set exceeded $5 million dollars. We assure you, you will be […]

 
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