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The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 3: Draped Bust Quarters

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 3: Draped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #189 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds One of the most famous, interesting and awe-inspiring of all collections of American coins, and related items, was formed by Eric P. Newman, who celebrated his 102nd birthday not long […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection:  1892 US Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1892 US Gold Half Eagle

by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……………… Many counterfeit US gold coins originated in the 1960s and 1970s in the Middle East. The 1892 Half Eagle is a relatively common issue with a mintage of 753,480 pieces. This date can easily be located in circulated grades through MS 62, the grade most frequently encountered […]

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded and encapsulated part two of the phenomenal coin collection assembled by noted numismatic writer and researcher Eric P. Newman. The 1,827 coin group includes a number of exceptional high grade rarities, many of which rank as the finest known, along with several rare varieties. NGC had previously been chosen […]

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding US coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #179 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in an auction held near Chicago, a few days prior to the start of the Summer ANA Convention, Heritage will sell […]

Coin Grading: NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters

Coin Grading: NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will now attribute the “Spitting Eagle” variety of 1983-P Washington Quarters. The variety is identified by a die clash—a raised line caused by the two dies coming in contact without a planchet—near the mouth of the eagle on the reverse. Its location makes it appear that the […]

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For decades, bullion prices have had a profound impact on the prices of rare coins. I first witnessed this in 1979 when gold and silver prices exploded. Gold soared to around $850 per ounce and silver was briefly around $50 per ounce. Rare coin […]

Summer FUN is a strategic opportunity; NGC Coins & Early Type Gets Boost

Summer FUN is a strategic opportunity; NGC Coins & Early Type Gets Boost

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… “It’s A Buyer’s Market For Sure” – Strong Demand Targets $20 Libs & Saints The summer season is officially in full swing and after the Fourth of July holiday notable dealers and ardent collectors are once again looking forward to FUN in Orlando, Florida, that is. For many of the […]

West Point Silver Eagle Sets Shipping with Delays; Silver Coins May Be Repriced

West Point Silver Eagle Sets Shipping with Delays; Silver Coins May Be Repriced

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… West Point set shipments Last year when the Mint launched the 2012-S San Francisco two-coin American silver eagle set on a minted to demand basis, the fulfillment of orders took several months from the time sales ended in early July. That caused a lot of collectors to cancel their […]

Counterfeit Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Counterfeit Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

From the NGC Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 6/21/2013 Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), a professional coin conservation company affiliated with NGC, recently received a coin […]

Long Beach Auctions Capture $25 Million – Glorious Branch Proof Morgan Powers To $528,750

Long Beach Auctions Capture $25 Million – Glorious Branch Proof Morgan Powers To $528,750

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……….. “I thought I knew what the stuff was worth but I guess I didn’t” – “Great coins are going far beyond what we’re bidding.” A flurry of excitement continues to surround the numismatic world. With the first week of June in the books, a trio of […]

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NGC Hires Keith Zaner to Serve as Price Guide Analyst

NGC Hires Keith Zaner to Serve as Price Guide Analyst

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has hired Keith Zaner to serve as a pricing analyst for its popular online coin value guides, including the NGC US Coin Price Guide. Zaner brings decades of experience as a pricing analyst for several major numismatic publications. “Keith’s experience and detailed knowledge of the rare coin market made him the […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On June 6 the U.S. Mint  ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint. As of the previous day, 251,695 sets were sold, according to the Mint’s web site odometer, a number similar to the last day’s number for the 2012 San […]

Old Time Coin Collection

Old Time Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Every once in a while a truly old time collection comes to market. The Eric P. Newman Collection is one such example. There are old time collections and then there are really old time collections. We have a joke on the rare coin circuit […]

NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

NGC Discovers Extremely Rare 1802 Dime

JR-1 Variety Dime is Only Second Example Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced the discovery of the second known example of a previously unique 1802 dime die marriage. The coin was submitted to NGC for grading and attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus™ service. The coin’s owner was unaware of its significance until alerted by NGC. […]

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized the fact that the market has changed in a huge way in the last five to ten years. Walking around the  floor at a show, you may not notice this (many […]

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

by Jim Bisognani- NGC Weekly Market Report As I made my journey from Boston to New Orleans to attend the ANA Spring National Money Show the excitement and fervor which surrounds the numismatic world was as palpable as the oppressive dew points that greeted me in the Bayou state’s host city airport. As I boarded the […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Nearly every series offers something for the cherry picking specialist. There are few things in coin collecting as exciting as making a numismatic discovery. I started to think about this subject last week when I purchased a collection of Large Cents dated 1793-1857. The […]

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients Throughout the course of Roman history, a vast number of rulers and other members of the elite classes appeared on the coinage of the realm. Some of these portraits were strikingly rendered and stand as masterpieces of ancient art. A particularly interesting field of study within this genre is portraits that […]

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Heritage Triple Crown In Illinois Captures $68 Million! Finest Known NGC 1796 Dollar and 1852 Humbert $10 Each Gain Entry to Million Dollar Club! As a dynamic and exciting month of April winds down, numismatic icons are at the center of media outlets’ attention; gold and silver have been […]

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that its online certification verification database includes images for more than 7 million NGC-certified coins. Accessible for free through the “Verify NGC Certification” tool on the NGC website (www.ngccoin.com) and the NGC mobile website (m.ngccoin.com), as well as the NGC Coin Details smartphone app, these images show the obverse and […]

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Someone once said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This sublime statement has become a reality in the rare coin business. Toned coins are now extremely collectible and highly sought after. When I first bought and sold rare coins a few decades […]

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

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Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Southern gold coin series is filled with wonderful coins from a part of American history that many find fascinating. I have been buying and selling coins for over 35 years. One of my early mentors was the late, great coin dealer, Jack Hancock. […]

NGC US Coin Price Guide Adds Values for Plus (+) Grades

NGC US Coin Price Guide Adds Values for Plus (+) Grades

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that its free online NGC US Coin Price Guide now features values for plus (+) grades. The NGC US Coin Price Guide is the most comprehensive and accurate online coin value guide with nearly 149,000 distinct values for over 6,000 US coins. It is available on the NGC website, […]

NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

David Lange, Director of Research, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot Eric Newman is one of the most famous numismatists of all time. His coin collection contains some of the great coins of the world. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has been selected to grade some of the classic rarities that will be sold soon. David Lange […]

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Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Coveted NGC Black Slab Sets Record; Southern Gold a Comfort for Collectors According to the calendar, spring is finally here and the long awaited meteorological change of season is indeed worth celebrating. Although winter’s grasp is still a tenacious one in many areas, setting the clocks ahead earlier this […]

By March 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The US Mint has been striking what are universally considered Proof coins since at least 1817. As most of you know, Proof coins are made for collectors and in most cases are distinctly different in appearance to coins made for circulation. The […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #159 ….. On Thursday, March 14, Stacks Bowers (SBG) conducted their sixth Rarities Night event. The first was on Aug. 18, 2011 and the next to last was on Jan. 24, 2013, during which the […]

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… High Grade Saints & World Gold Targeted. Lower Gold Spot Has Rejuvenated Collectors – Rare Black NGC Slab Scheduled For Auction On St. Patty’s Day. March certainly came roaring in throughout the country. In fact, on three out of the four previous weekends we have had major snowstorms visit […]

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