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World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

by Pinnacle Rarities… We are busy preparing for the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s annual World’s Fair of Money. This year’s show is billed as Chicago. Much has been said about the fact that it is actually hosted in Rosemont. I’ve stood on my soap box several times berating both the ANA and CSNS for overexposing […]

A Coin Show report for the Whitman Summer Baltimore Expo 2014

A Coin Show report for the Whitman Summer Baltimore Expo 2014

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……. The summer Baltimore Expo is generally the slowest of the three shows put on by the great folks at Whitman. This year’s show was no different. The slower paced summer event was a bit more quiet than the Spring show, as expected, but some the show did have […]

Mixed Reviews on September’s Long Beach Coin Show

Mixed Reviews on September’s Long Beach Coin Show

by: Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities While we enjoyed conversing and doing business with several of our good clients at last week’s Long Beach Coin Show, overall action was a bit slower than anticipated.  Over the past couple years, activity at most of the Long Beach conventions has been brisk, but this time there was […]

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… Previously published in the Coin Dealer Newsletter – Monthly Supplement, July 12th, 2013   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921.  Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold […]

Whitman’s Baltimore Expo Proves Active

Whitman’s Baltimore Expo Proves Active

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities My first Baltimore show was in the early 1990’s, when it was held in the old Fesitval Hall. It was demolished a few years later to expand the Balitmore Convention center to its current three block size. Back then, Camden Yard was just a dream on an old train […]

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

Pinnacle Rarities Market Report: The Spring ANA in New Orleans

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The just concluded American Numismatic Association annual Money Show isn’t known for the large public draw of its summer counterpart. It has the great exhibits; it travels to different locations annually to test the collector public from various regions; and it generally has a solid auction. But despite the […]

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… The Central States Numismatic Society’s convention is perennially a great show.  No matter the location (and Schaumburg’s just about the worst), every major dealer turns up to do business and this year was no exception.  It is routinely our third best show of the year, after FUN and […]

Cool Coins Video – Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2012

Cool Coins Video – Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2012

Kathleen Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, 1794 Half Dollar AU-58, Andrew Kimmel, Paragon Numismatics, Harry Miller, Miller’s Mint, 1921 Walking Liberty half dollar MS-64, 1794 Half Dime AU-53, Chris Moran, TheHappyCoin.com, 1900 Proof Barber quarter PRF-68, Larry Shepherd, SIMCO Numismatics, 1893 Isabella Quarter MS-68. Interviewer: David Lisot From the Whitman Baltimore Expo, CoinWeek is pleased to present […]

By November 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

Article Written by Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities From before the turn of the last century, the U.S. Mint produced coinage to commemorate specific events and individuals giving numismatics one of its most popular issues – the classic commemoratives series of 1892 to 1954. Pinnacle Rarities, Inc. is proud to announce the purchase of the […]

Pinnacle Buys San Diego Collection of Twenty Cent Pieces

Pinnacle Buys San Diego Collection of Twenty Cent Pieces

Pinnacle Rarities has acquired another top PCGS registry set. Pinnacle has purchased the number two Twenty Cent, Circulation Strikes (1875-1876) Registry Set currently listed as the San Diego Collection. The full date set is comprised of a mere four coins. The Professional Coin Grading Service divides collector sets for the Twenty cent coinage removing the […]

The History of the Trade Dollar

The History of the Trade Dollar

Article Written by Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities CoinWeek Content Partner Until the 1850’s, Americans spent most of their history looking towards the East Coast and Europe. Thereafter, we began to explore the strategic and economic significance of developing the West Coast and maintaining shipping routes from there to the Far East. The problem for […]

Peace, Dollars and Peace Dollars

Peace, Dollars and Peace Dollars

Article Written by Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities CoinWeek Content Partner World War I was called “The War to End All Wars.” The sad irony is that it was arguably the war to begin all wars – at least for the modern era. A couple generations (or more) removed, it’s hard for us to get […]

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Coin and Bullion Market Predictions for 2012

Coin and Bullion Market Predictions for 2012

CoinWeek Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International 2012 promises to be another exciting year for the numismatic industry […]

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN to be back in Orlando

FUN to be back in Orlando

Pinnacle Rarities Annually dealers and collectors alike look forward to attending the Florida United Numismatic convention with unusual amounts of optimism and renewed vigor. This year’s show was no exception. The show returned to its old stomping grounds after a year hiatus in Tampa, a move we welcomed. Orlando is a great location for a […]

Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Rarities is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Powell to the role of Marketing Director/Numismatist. Matt joined Pinnacle’s team full-time on November 7, 2011. In his role, Matt is responsible for building and maintaining excellent relations with existing marketing channels as well as selling new acquisitions and services to clients and prospective customers. […]

Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of another world class set. We have acquired celebrated collector Bruce Scher’s Proof Seated Quarter collection. His focus (as in all things) is seeking finest known, eye appealing examples. While lacking only two dates, the set is currently ranked second on […]

Pinnacle Sells Number One PCGS Registry Set of Proof Barber Halves

Pinnacle Sells Number One PCGS Registry Set of Proof Barber Halves

Pinnacle is delighted to announce the purchase of the number one PCGS Registry set of Proof Barber Half Dollars, assembled by longtime client and astute collector Peter Kevorkian. You can view images of the set in our gallery. Proof Barber halves are one of our favorite series, and we’ve had the good fortune of having […]

Everything Came up Roses in Rosemont

Everything Came up Roses in Rosemont

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Monday, August 15th was not only dealer set-up day for the largest coin show of the year, but marked the exact 40th anniversary of the collapse of the Bretton Woods agreement. Under this contract, the dollar was tied to gold at $35/oz. In 1971, Richard Nixon took us off […]

Coin Profiles: San Diego Collection of Proof Seated Dollars

Coin Profiles: San Diego Collection of Proof Seated Dollars

By Dan Duncan Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of the San Diego Collection of Seated Dollars, an amazing grouping featuring fourteen of the sixteen possible dates from 1858 to 1873. Selected by an astute California numismatist, each example is an exquisite treasure. Collectively, this accumulation is one of the finest assembled collections […]

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The recently attended Central States Numismatic Society’s convention in Rosemont, IL exceeded expectations. We had a superb buying show, getting first shot on one deal and an early shot on another, acquiring some truly exceptional pieces. You can find many of them online here. Some of our favorites are […]

Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Few cities can rival Baltimore in its ability to provide the perfect venue for a coin show. The close proximity to a number of major metropolitan areas and the variety of after show entertainment makes Baltimore a great town for conventions. Last week, the Whitman crew did an outstanding […]

The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities.com Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late eighties. Rare coins were undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. Third party grading and encapsulation had begun in earnest. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the American Numismatics Association Certifications Services (ANACS) […]

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