Tag: Laura Sperber

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 […]

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

THE SHOW DOWN IS COMING

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics At the FUN Show John Albanese and the committee he has formed (to define coin doctoring) will present a definition of coin doctoring to the PNG board. At some point (if accepted), the membership will vote. These are huge obstacles. I am not optimistic about the definition […]

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Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

THE STAFF OF THE BALTIMORE SHOW IS THE BEST! Mary Counts, David Chrensaw, and Lori Hamrick and staff, put on the best commercial show there is! The only other shows that rank close are FUN and the Summer ANA. No matter what you collect, the Baltimore Show will be exciting for you. It was a wonderful […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong passion for the hobby and a love of classic American coins like Morgan dollars and rare pre-1933 gold coins. She also has what I would call a direct, no nonsense […]

By October 25, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

First, I wish to thank all of Legends customers for their loyalty and support through the years. George, myself and Jose work hard to ensure you always receive the BEST coins and the BEST services. Our commitment is you, the collector. Unlike other retail dealers (and most wholesale dealers), we know that with out you, […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Sells Cardinal Collection 1794 Dollar, Acquires Spectacular Dakota 20th Century Collection

Legend Sells Cardinal Collection 1794 Dollar, Acquires Spectacular Dakota 20th Century Collection

(Lincroft, New Jersey) – A 1794 Flowing Hair U.S. silver dollar, owned by collector Bruce Moreland and formerly owned by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, now has been sold by Legend Numismatics, Inc. (www.LegendCoin.com) of Lincroft, New Jersey for “in the area of $1.5 million,” according to Laura Sperber, Legend President. The coin is graded […]

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW MANAGEMENT-MAJOR ADJUSTMENT NEEDED We adore Mary Counts, David Chrensaw and their staffs tremendous efforts in putting on a great show (as usual they were top notch). Too bad they are not the ones who make the decisions about when or where the shows are. Having this show […]

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of “coin doctoring.” “They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition. Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers,” said Jeffrey Bernberg, […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report – THE CHICAGO ANA SHOW 2011

Legend Numismatics Market Report – THE CHICAGO ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A BLOCKBUSTER SHOW? We think it was pretty close. So far we have only heard ONE single complaint about someone not doing well biz wise at the show from any dealer we know. From our point of view, the activity was super strong and we know we did extremely […]

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics SURPRISE! Not! It was exactly as we expected-looking like a morgue. You really can not have a show with 80 tables sold placed within a show where there are 500 tables. It is not an inviting atmosphere. Plus, Comic Con was in the Hall next door-almost 100,000 comic fans […]

Legend Coin Market Report: FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR-A GOOD ONE!

Legend Coin Market Report: FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR-A GOOD ONE!

By Laura Sperber – Rare Coin Market Report THE POTENTIAL OF RARE COINS Our expectations of 2011 were for it to be good. Not only has it been good, we are way ahead of last years record numbers. For the first half of 2011, Legend Numismatics SOLD TO COLLECTORS (not WHOLESALED, not including auction representation, […]

Legend Numismatics Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Baltimore Coin Show Market Report

THIS WAS NOT A SHOW TO COUNT As always, Mary Counts, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, and crew did an amazing job as always. Can’t start a Baltimore Market Report without mentioning them. We do however have a bone to pick with the owners of the show-CANCEL the summer show! It looked like a MORGUE. Each […]

By June 20, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Coin Market Report: Generic Gold Is In Serious Trouble

Legend Coin Market Report: Generic Gold Is In Serious Trouble

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics We have wrestled with how to break this news. Unlike so many other dealers who are in denial, want to tell you about their lunch, do not believe in speaking negative on the market, we are straight people who are going to tell you like it is. In the […]

RARE COINS ARE ON SALE ?

RARE COINS ARE ON SALE ?

By Laura Sperber – Rare Coin Market Report No, Legend is not having a clearance sale or anything like it. However, after reading some very interesting articles we have come to the conclusion (actually reminded ourselves) how cheap rare coins really are. They are so cheap relative to other “collectible” areas it seems like they […]

THE PCGS INVITATIONAL LAS VEGAS

THE PCGS INVITATIONAL LAS VEGAS

By Larura Sperber – Legend Numismatics We must admit, we LOVE Las Vegas shows. PCGS since day one of this new concept has put on a terrific show. Major dealers come in and out as do many serious collectors. The educational forums they offer are the best opportunities collectors have to learn about grading, the […]

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins : In March of this year I will turn 42 years old and it occurs to me that 2011 marks my 21st year as a full-time coin dealer. So, exactly half of my life has been devoted to professional numismatics, though I have been attending and setting […]

Coin Market: Are Generic US Silver Coins in a Bubble?

Coin Market: Are Generic US Silver Coins in a Bubble?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Nunmismatics Silver in a Bubble? If you are a gold bug or someone who believes silver will go well beyond $50.00-do NOT pay attention to this message. This message is solely the opinion of Legend Numismatics and other dealers may not agree. Since we are handling the massive 50,000+ coin […]

Will The PNG Hurt The ANA Show?

Will The PNG Hurt The ANA Show?

The PNG is still in my sights because they claim to be the leading dealer organization with high morals that does nothing for anyone but themselves. They tend to act like anyone not in the club is pond scum. This enrages me to no end since I certainly do not need them and know plenty […]

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