Tag: Opinion

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   To hear some veterans of the industry tell it, the coin hobby of today is a much different creature than the one they found themselves on top of 20 or 30 years ago. That was a time when a dealer with a suitcase full of […]

Legend Coin Market Report – Post-ANA World’s Fair

Legend Coin Market Report – Post-ANA World’s Fair

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   THIS REPORT IS BEING WRITTEN BASED UPON THE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS. LEGEND DEALS IN TOP QUALITY AND RARITIES SO NATURALLY OUR REPORT IS BASED ON THAT MARKET-OTHERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. GHOST SHOW Sadly, we strongly believe that the days of the great ANA […]

GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC Announcement

GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC Announcement

Precious Metals Market Commentary for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $2.70 today at $1,249.40 – this before the FOMC released its latest thoughts concerning interest rates. Gold opened a bit lower today reaching $1,245.00 before turning higher – so […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Making Real Money in Coins & Mid-July Report

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Making Real Money in Coins & Mid-July Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   Mid-July Report SUMMERTIME SLOW The summer doldrums are alive and well. Something we did not think about: our customer base apparently was watching our auction last week and held off buying from our web site. So web sales to our non-core group had been very slow… until […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning. As I discuss in Part 2, preferring coins with natural toning is a tradition at the core of coin collecting culture in the United States Here in Part 3, […]

Modern Legal Tender Silver Bullion Coins – The Big Three

Modern Legal Tender Silver Bullion Coins – The Big Three

By Richard Schwary – Ask The Expert about silver bullion coins – www.golddealer.com ……   The Big Three when it comes to legal tender silver bullion coins are of course the American Silver Eagle 1 oz, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf 1 oz, and the Austrian Silver Philharmonic 1 oz. From a weight standpoint they are […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I discussed the fact that almost all sophisticated collectors of U.S. coins have a very strong preference for natural toning, as opposed to coins that have been artificially toned, doctored, or dipped in brightening chemical solutions. As more and more rare coins become subject to […]

Legend Market Report – First Half of 2017 and Happy July 4th!

Legend Market Report – First Half of 2017 and Happy July 4th!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   The first half of 2017 is over and was Legend Numismatics best since 2012. We can now sit back and enjoy the July 4th holiday (we will be open 9-12 Monday). We hope everyone can do the same. Legend Numismatics Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy July […]

Legend Numismatics: Hot Topics – Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

Legend Numismatics: Hot Topics – Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings of numismatics. A former ANA Board Member, Laura has handled close to $1 billion worth of rare coins to date and has assembled many of the greatest collections ever. […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., most of the greatest all-time collections were characterized by many coins with attractive, natural toning – especially many coins that had never been cleaned, dipped or otherwise deliberately modified. I have personally and carefully inspected a substantial percentage of […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Ignores a Weaker Dollar

Gold Markets Report – Gold Ignores a Weaker Dollar

Commentary on Gold Prices for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold Prices closed up $0.50 today at $1,246.90 in what turned out to be an uneventful day. The domestic market opened higher ($1,250.00) – moved off that high and settled with no […]

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Coin Question and Answer Live Stream, Replay

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Coin Question and Answer Live Stream, Replay

Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event on Tuesday on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader coin questions on-air. The topics covered in this informative Q&A: What will […]

Legend Market Report – Mid-June Market Report

Legend Market Report – Mid-June Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   ANOTHER GREAT SALES WEEK We think we know why we are selling so much – we’ve had the goods the past 30/60 days. As we mentioned a little bit ago, once we’re pretty much sold out, our superhero status will be gone. We’ll be crying as loud […]

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Coin Show Report

Legend Market Report – Long Beach Coin Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MARKET LOOK BAD Have a miserable Long Beach Show and Auction and then repeat and do the same thing in Baltimore in two weeks. Why don’t show promoters get it? Summer shows simply do not work. Even the mighty FUN Summer Show […]

Legend Market Report – Pre-Long Beach Show Report

Legend Market Report – Pre-Long Beach Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   A TIDAL WAVE HIT US WOW! Totally unexpected and out of the clear blue sky, between last Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening some way some how we did nearly $1 million dollars in sales! It all happened just that fast. We consider it a fluke, but MANY […]

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Forrest Gump, the namesake protagonist of the 1994 hit drama Forrest Gump, remarks, “My mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Where they are going. Where they been.” Just as well, the coins in my collection could probably tell you a […]

Gold Markets Firm – Are You an Optimist or Pessimist?

Gold Markets Firm – Are You an Optimist or Pessimist?

Commentary for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $6.40 at $1,236.40 today. The gold market continues to attract minor attention – I say minor because most investors are still looking at stocks as investor “fear” has exited the theater. This […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes at a Seven Week Low

Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes at a Seven Week Low

Commentary for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $11.00 at $1,216.10 as momentum selling returns and the price of gold makes new recent lows. The domestic market broke down on the open and we did not catch much of a […]

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Weakens, Silver Eagle Monster Box Sales Down

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Weakens, Silver Eagle Monster Box Sales Down

Commentary for Monday, May 1, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $12.80 at $1,255.50 in another defensive round. It actually opened rather flat which has been the case lately – pitched higher and then reversed itself testing the $1,254.00 level before catching much […]

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Firm as Europe Considers Options

Bullion & Precious Metals: Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Firm as Europe Considers Options

Commentary for Friday, April 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $5.30 at $1,289.10 and once again holds its ground. So where are we going into the weekend? I think traders are cautious but not ambivalent – on the short term gold is […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Traders Continue to Buy the Dips

Commentary for Monday, April 10, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $3.40 at $1,253.90 USD today in directionless trading. The overnight London and Hong Kong markets were sleepy – there was a selloff in early domestic trading which looked at $1,245.00 but traders […]

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Continues to Flirt with Higher Prices

Commentary for Monday, March 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $7.20 today at $1,255.70. The common wisdom being that gold is pushing higher because of safe haven buying now in place because Trump policies are failing? Please – I think the best […]

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Pushes Higher

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Pushes Higher

Commentary for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $12.50 today at $1,246.50 as the updraft continues. Gold has remained firm because generally the dollar has trended somewhat lower since last Wednesday. Last week the Dollar Index was happy between 101.00 […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Welcome back for the second installment of Ron Drzewucki’s “Ask a Grader”, exclusively on CoinWeek! If you’re not familiar with Ron, he is the owner/operator of Modern Coin Wholesale. Ron has been a professional […]

Precious Metals & Bullion Commentary – Gold Weaker as Rate Hike Looms

Precious Metals & Bullion Commentary – Gold Weaker as Rate Hike Looms

Commentary for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $9.40 at $1,216.10 on Tuesday and if you haven’t been watching let’s just say the gold trade is getting heavier. It’s not necessarily the dollar although the buck is strong – the […]

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins […]

Gold & Silver Market – Gold Flirts with the 200 DMA

Gold & Silver Market – Gold Flirts with the 200 DMA

Commentary for Tuesday, February 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $0.50 at $1,258.80 USD on Monday, which was a bit of a disappointment considering the early gold & silver market traded nicely above gold’s 200-Day Moving Average ($1,261.00) before settling almost unchanged. […]

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Europe has a modern, innovative and thriving coin market. Here’s why By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Monday, I received a call from a friend of mine who works for a foreign mint. This person was putting together a strategy to create a more visible presence for their products in the U.S., but […]

 
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