Tag: Laura Sperber

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……… This was an “off” show for sure. It had only about half the normal attendance, no auction (only one per quarter), and we believe the 100 degree temperatures limited public attendance. No, the PCGS Invitationals are not in any danger of collapsing or becoming miserable. What happened was […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This is the fifth in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank Legend Numismatics, Inc.’s Laura Sperber for her participation. Long before the hammer struck on the record-breaking $10 million dollar sale of the […]

ANA Board of Govenors Candidate Forum 2013 – New Orleans Money Show

ANA Board of Govenors Candidate Forum 2013 – New Orleans Money Show

The American Numismatic Association has elections every two years to elect a president, vice president and a board of nine governors. This election for ANA has a field of 14 candidates running for the board of governors. The office of president and vice president have single candidates running unopposed. Hear the positions of this large […]

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

THE ANA MID WINTER-NEW ORLEANS

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report NEW ORLEANS IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT ……. But a LOUSY place to hold a coin show! Apparently someone in the ANA leadership wanted to have a free trip down to a beautifully rebuilt New Orleans. You sure can’t beat the city for its food, nightlife, […]

Legend Numismatics CSNS Market Report

Legend Numismatics CSNS Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. Even though our show was unexpectedly cut short on the most critical day (Thursday) due to illness, we had an all time record selling CSNS Show! This was completely unexpected. The 2013 CSNS Show was a monster for us (and for several of our peers as well). For […]

Legend-Morphy Auction Report, April 11, 2013, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas. VIDEO: 3:14

Legend-Morphy Auction Report, April 11, 2013, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas. VIDEO: 3:14

Julie Abrams, President, Legend-Morphy Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Legend_Morphy is a boutique auction firm that holds sales in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Coin in Las Vegas. Julie Abrams talks about the most recent auction sale, highlights, and the trends in the auction market. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 Legend Morphy Regency Auction […]

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Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Headliners: Marshall CC Morgan Dollar Collection, Gerry Forsythe Mercury Dime Duplicate Collection LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Auctions does it again with The Regency Auction III, exceeding expectations, smashing estimates, and creating several record prices. Held at the Bellagio during the PCGS Members Only Show, aggressive online pre-bidding culminated with two and a half hours of […]

IN MEMORIAM: STEVE DEEDS

IN MEMORIAM: STEVE DEEDS

A HUMAN IN A NON HUMAN WORLD I am going to deeply miss my friend Steve Deeds who passed away last Monday. I’ve known him for probably 15 years. He was not a typical coin dealer. Actually I never knew him to be a coin dealer per se (he ran Bowers+Superior Auctions years ago). Coin […]

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Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The March 2013 Baltimore Show

By Legend Numismatics ………. A BUSY SHOW-HA! THIS WAS LEGEND BEST BALTIMORE SHOW IN YEARS! First, Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, and team, did their usual outstanding job of putting on a great show. Baltimore is unquestionably one of the more friendly shows that BOTH dealers and collectors can attend. This show was so busy, even […]

Legend Numismatics Announces Lawsuit in Latest Market Report

Legend Numismatics Announces Lawsuit in Latest Market Report

BREAKING NEWS: After several months of intense investigation, we would like to announce that Laura Sperber has filed a lawsuit against Paul Elwell from Mattawan, Michigan alleging that Elwell is responsible for a false and defamatory “report” about Laura that was posted anonymously on the website, ripoffreport.com. We are confident that our legal team will […]

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Legend-Morphy Auction on Feb. 28 at PCGS Member Only Coin Show – View Video Preview

Legend-Morphy Auction on Feb. 28 at PCGS Member Only Coin Show – View Video Preview

Connoisseurs’ selection includes 1895 silver dollar dubbed “King of Morgans” LAS VEGAS – Following on the heels of its hugely successful December debut, Legend-Morphy is headed back to Las Vegas with another exciting trove of rare coins. The company will conduct a Feb. 28 Regency Auction – its second Las Vegas event – at The […]

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: A NEW TWIST AND MY PLAN

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: A NEW TWIST AND MY PLAN

By Laura Sperber Hi all. Yes, I am back to attacking coin doctors and the dealers who enable them. Seems the docs have come up with a new twist about their deeds. Time for a wake up call to them! Its mindboggling to me how many coin doctors have come up to me in the […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Legend Numismatics ………. What a long and trying year it has been. I thought this might be the year finally where coin doctoring meets it match. NOT! These days I  see plenty of puttied coins still being made. What a shame. The year started out with great hopes of the […]

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Legend Numismatics Market Report and insights on buying the 1794 Silver Dollar

Legend Numismatics Market Report and insights on buying the 1794 Silver Dollar

THE 1794 $1.00 ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN RARITIES Legend Numismatics is proud to announce that our firm was the buyer of the spectacular $1 1794 PCGS SP66 CAC sold in the Stacks sale of the Cardinal collection on Jan. 24th. We are the undisputed leader in the classic rarity market outright buying and selling […]

Video: 1794 Silver Dollar Breaks $10 Million Auction Record

Video: 1794 Silver Dollar Breaks $10 Million Auction Record

Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer, Stack’s Bowers Auctions, Martin Logies, Curator, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, Chris Napolitano, President, Stack’s Bowers Auctions, Laura Sperber, Co-Partner, Legend Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com The 1794 Flowing Hair Specimen Silver Dollar from the Cardinal Collection sold for the world record price of $10,016,875 at a public auction held in New York […]

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1794 Silver Dollar sets 10 Million + World Record at Stacks Bowers Auction in NY

1794 Silver Dollar sets 10 Million + World Record at Stacks Bowers Auction in NY

Highest price ever realized for any rare coin at auction   Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013 with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair […]

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Legend Numismatics 2013 FUN SHOW Market Report

Legend Numismatics 2013 FUN SHOW Market Report

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. A SUPRISING SHOW The FUN Show definately has the all time #2 position for being a “must attend’ great major show locked up. Only the ANA Summer Show rivals it. Yet again, Cindy and the FUN Staff put on an excellent show. The only show issue we question-was […]

Legend-Morphy’s Las Vegas PCGS auction debut rings the register at $1.54M

Legend-Morphy’s Las Vegas PCGS auction debut rings the register at $1.54M

Energetic online and floor bidding for stellar coins, including 1913 $20 gold PCG PR66 CAC – top lot at $109,250 Legend-Morphy’s Dec. 13 Regency Auction debut at the PCGS Members Only Coin Show in Las Vegas drew an enthusiastic crowd, very competitive Internet bidding and a final total of $1.54 million, inclusive of 15% buyer’s […]

Legend-Morphy $3M Regency Auction at Dec. 13 PCGS Members Only Show

Legend-Morphy $3M Regency Auction at Dec. 13 PCGS Members Only Show

1919-D half dollar PCGS 65 with $200K-$225K estimate tops array of rare coins Legend-Morphy’s Dec. 13 Regency Auction debut will add a crowning touch to the prestigious PCGS Members Only Coin Show in Las Vegas, with a powerhouse offering of rare coins valued at more than $3 million. The 323-lot event to be held at […]

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Legend Numismatics Houston Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Houston Show Market Report

ANY GIVEN SHOW We’ve all heard the term “any given Sunday” referring to the fact any NFL team can win on any Sunday (not just the favorites). The Houston Show is the same way. We had ZERO expectations. Originally we only attended the show because United Airlines was flying their new 787 Dream-liner between Newark […]

Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics As usual, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, and staff did an outstanding job (David was out kissing babies and shaking hands prior to set up)! The show was its usual well run problem free event. Our expectations were low due to Sandy and what we thought were uncertain times in […]

Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

The PCGS Set RegistrySM number one all-time finest collection of Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes 1943 – 1944, just got even better with a million dollar upgrade. Well-known collector Bob R. Simpson, co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball club, has paid $1 million for the finest known 1943-S bronze cent in a transaction arranged […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions Debuts Oct. 10th with sale of Fine Coins and Gold Nuggets

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions Debuts Oct. 10th with sale of Fine Coins and Gold Nuggets

Rare 1911 $20 PCGS PR66+ expected to bring bids in excess of $100,000 Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions, a company formed in June by auction house owner Dan Morphy and coin dealer Laura Sperber, will launch its operation on Oct. 10 with a 225-lot sale of rare coins and gold nuggets. The auction will be held […]

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. First off, we noticed that David Hall and crew are working their tails off to try and make Long Beach a better show. It does indeed look like attendance has improved. Still, they have a lot of work ahead of them. Our show was terrific! No records set-not […]

Legend-Morphy Auctions to Become Official Auctioneer of PCGS Members Only Shows

Legend-Morphy Auctions to Become Official Auctioneer of PCGS Members Only Shows

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Legend-Morphy Auctions today announced that Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions has become the official auctioneer for all PCGS Members Only shows. Legend-Morphy will be holding one auction per quarter in conjunction with a PCGS show. Each auction will be limited to 500 coins and will feature a select group of […]

Legend Numismatics 2012 ANA Show Report

Legend Numismatics 2012 ANA Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A TRIBUTE Recently the dealer community lost two world class dealers-David Akers and Chuck Walanka. David Akers was our hero and idol. He was always willing to take the time and educate us. He just loved coins. Over the years he had built many of the finest collections-including the […]

Legend Numismatics – THE PRE ANA SHOW REPORT

Legend Numismatics – THE PRE ANA SHOW REPORT

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Normally we bash the PNG for everthing they do. This time, we can’t. Even though it is a show that should NOT exist (no matter who it is run by), the PNG/ANA PRE show wasn’t as horrible as it could be. There was a decent amount of dealers-and we […]

KABOOM!…An Update About Last Weeks Article on Coin Doctors

KABOOM!…An Update About Last Weeks Article on Coin Doctors

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics LAST WEEKS HOT TOPICS I can say it definitely was well read. Unfortunately, it was not so well received by a small vocal group. Too bad! As far as I am concerned, the coin docs can rot away! Link to Article THE PNG First, my fave group-the […]

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auction Company Announced – Video

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auction Company Announced – Video

Julie Abrams, President, Legend-Morphy Interviewer: David Lisot. A new auction company has been announced that includes some well known players in the coin industry. Longtime auction specialist Julie Abrams is president of the new firm and talks about the partnership of the company formed by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics and Morphy Auctions. Julie talks […]

Coin Doctoring – WILL WE EVER WIN?

Coin Doctoring – WILL WE EVER WIN?

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics HOW COULD IT GET SO BAD? Most likely when the coin was sent to the grading service the putty was freshly applied and blended in. At the time it would have been impossible for PCGS or any grading service to know the coin had been messed with. […]

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