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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 silver […]

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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 […]

By December 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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. […]

Auction Video: Sale of the $20 UHR Saint at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Auction Video: Sale of the $20 UHR Saint at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

1907 $20 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Sold at Stack’s Bowers Auction for $2.76 Million Interviewer: David Lisot In another historic auction sale by Stack’s Bowers a rare coin is sold for more than a million dollars. The legendary gold piece inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt and designed by sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens called the […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The June Doldrums

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics NO DOLDRUMS HERE! We still do not know what happened in May. No one wanted to do anything and there were so few coins around we started to think about other careers. For us, it was the PRE LB purchases of the Large Cents that got people excited and […]

New joint venture launched: Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions

New joint venture launched: Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions

Sept. 27 auction premiere to be held at Morphy’s Pennsylvania gallery Two of the country’s most influential and respected collectibles experts, auction house owner Dan Morphy and antique coin authority Laura Sperber, have joined forces to establish Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions. The new firm, which will produce a minimum of two rare coin auctions per […]

Legend Numismatics June Long Beach 2012 Market Report

Legend Numismatics June Long Beach 2012 Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics LONG BEACH-32 YEARS AND…. We have been coming to this show for over 32 years now. All we can do now is ask why? It is our sad opinion that Long Beach so long as they have 3 shows a year in this type of market is terminal. We […]

THE ANA MID WINTER DENVER SHOW

THE ANA MID WINTER DENVER SHOW

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics First, we’d like to apologize for the tweet we sent out when we got the show about the show being DOA. It really was the thin air that got us woozy. THE SHOW WAS NOT DOA. It did have a light pulse. While lightly attended by the public and […]

The Coin Analyst: Collectors and the Market Need Better Resources on Coin Values and Mintages

The Coin Analyst: Collectors and the Market Need Better Resources on Coin Values and Mintages

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There has been some interesting discussion on this web site recently about the need for more accurate pricing information about U.S. coins. For example, Vic Bozarth recently wrote about the Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), commonly known as the Greysheet (www.greysheet.com), and said that its data is skewed by the inclusion of […]

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

THE SHOW FROM HELL! No, PCGS was not the problem. First, we had some biz to do in the Dallas area and flew in Tuesday at 11:30 AM. That flight was not fun with all the massive T-Storms in the area. Being real close and personal in a plane with a 40000 ft T-storm cloud […]

The Spring Baltimore Show Market Report by Legend Numismatics

The Spring Baltimore Show Market Report by Legend Numismatics

Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Of course we have a complaint! Why can’t ALL the shows be like Baltimore? Yet again we lavish praise on the hardest working show manager (and his staff) in the biz: David Chrenshaw (and the Whitman people). This Baltimore show definitely ranked among the best! We told David a comment […]

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner For Legend, a week of no shows did not mean no business. We blew past  $1,000,000.00 in sales for the month on Tuesday. The way things are going looks like we won’t slow down for along time. We finally have some new and fresh coins in […]

Legend Market Report -The LittleJohn Gold Sale

Legend Market Report -The LittleJohn Gold Sale

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner It’s not do hard to believe but the recent (2/21) “secret” auction of the Littlejohn Collection brought out many collectors and dealers. Yet again, this sale proved how alive and well the marketplace is for good coins. This amazing comprehensive circ gold collection was clearly put […]

Legend Numismatics February Long Beach Market Report

Legend Numismatics February Long Beach Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner Ever jump into a pool head first to find there was no water? We just did by attending the Long Beach Show. No question it is time for the promoters to wake up and realize the market has changed and the show is a shell of […]

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A CoinWeek Content Partner THE FUN SHOW STAFF First we must yet again commend the FUN staff for working overtime to put on what has to be the second greatest show (behind only the summer ANA). They are dedicated to coin collecting, the collector, and they even care a […]

We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

By Laura Sperber, – Legend Numismatics Market Report – Re-posted with Permission on CoinWeek Last week a copy reputed to be the finest of Superman #1 sold for a remarkable $2,160,000.00! Keep in mind, this is a regular for circulation to the masses comic book-NOT the original art work. For the life of us, even […]

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