Tag: Rare Coins

How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most collectible and interesting areas in all of American numismatics. No, these coins aren’t cheap and they are, in reality, somewhat overvalued when you compare them to many mid-19th century […]

By December 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage on […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Jan. 3-8 events taking place during Orlando 2012 FUN Convention; Heritage announces Platinum Night across two evenings for the first time; The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection, Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection headline important collections offered An incredible rarity, a 1921 $20 Double Eagle, MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Duckor/Godard – from The Dr. […]

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

The True State Of The Market

The True State Of The Market

By Jeff Garrett – Originally posted on NGC and re-posted on CoinWeek with Permission One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market… One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market. You can try to distill current conditions from the […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #82 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted a very large auction at the Baltimore Coin & Collectible Expo. Before this event, I wrote a report regarding the Teich Family Collection of Proof coins and […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Certified Assets Management International Launched, Plans Include $250 Million Rare Coin Fund

Certified Assets Management International Launched, Plans Include $250 Million Rare Coin Fund

(Stamford, Connecticut) — A new joint venture, Certified Assets Management International, LLC (www.CertifiedAssets.com), “CAMI,” has been launched by a team that includes a veteran professional rare coin dealer and a Wall Street money manager to assist investors with acquisition and management of numismatic and precious metals items. CAMI is creating an assortment of products, services […]

By November 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 1, Dimes and Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 1, Dimes and Half Dollars

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #78 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and intermediate level collectors who wish to complete or nearly complete sets of U.S. silver dimes and half dollars. Advice is provided, especially for collectors who are not affluent. I […]

By October 26, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles in the Heritage October 2011 Sale: An Analysis

Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles in the Heritage October 2011 Sale: An Analysis

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In their recent October 2011 Pittsburgh auction, Heritage Auctions sold a comprehensive collection of Liberty Head quarter eagles. This collection contained many of the rarities in this series and I’d like to take this time to analyze the coins themselves and the results that they garnered. One of the rarest […]

By October 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coins Serve as Stellar Inflation Hedges!

Rare Coins Serve as Stellar Inflation Hedges!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com If you’re an investor who believes high inflation is just around the corner and who sees rare coins as a terrific inflation hedge, as they’ve been in the past, now’s a great time to get into the coin market. After a block buster World’s Fair of Money trade […]

By October 20, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes and Quarters in the ANA Auction in Pittsburgh

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes and Quarters in the ANA Auction in Pittsburgh

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #77 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic this week is several important dimes and quarters that were auctioned by Heritage at the first Fall ANA Convention, on the evening of Oct. 13th, in Pittsburgh. In recent columns, I discussed some gold […]

By October 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As I was reviewing my notes on Dahlonega half eagles this morning, I was struck by something very interesting as I updated Condition Census information: many dates haven’t had a significant example sold in three, five or even eight years. This, in turn, made me ask out loud where the […]

By October 3, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Historic Rarities Highlight ANA Museum Showcase in Pittsburgh

Historic Rarities Highlight ANA Museum Showcase in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association’s Museum Showcase, featuring rare and historic numismatic treasures, will be on display at the 2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show, Oct. 13-15. The showcase includes objects from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections. The showcase, located in Hall C of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, will feature […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins offers CAC-only Online Auction: Over 700 Coins Valued at $1.5 million to cross the block

David Lawrence Rare Coins offers CAC-only Online Auction: Over 700 Coins Valued at $1.5 million to cross the block

Bidding Closes Monday, September 12 David Lawrence Rare Coins Auctions announced what may be the largest internet-only auction of PCGS and NGC coins with CAC approval ever held. According to auction director, Jason Smith, “this sale features over 700 CAC- approved coins with a market value over $1.5 million. The scope and breadth of this […]

By September 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stack’s Bowers Galleries proved the current strength of the coin and currency market last week by realizing an astounding $40,084,165 at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, with U.S. coins realizing over $29.9 million of the total. The only official ANA auction in Chicago presented more than 9,000 lots of U.S. […]

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable that some amazing individual pieces might have been lost in the shuffle. One coin that hasn’t received much publicity is the 1875 eagle in the Stack’s-Bowers sale (lot 7732 and […]

By August 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
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 King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 – Part 1

The King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 – Part 1

Background of the ANA’s Idler 1804 Dollar as Exhibited at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago –  Part 1 By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The “Idler Specimen” of the 1804 Dollar, a coin issue that’s often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” will be exhibited by the American Numismatic […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 2; Dimes, Quarters & Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 2; Dimes, Quarters & Half Dollars

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #66 Special Edition – by Greg Reynolds On Wednesday, in part 1, I provided an overview of the offerings in the upcoming Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ event. The Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers firm will conduct their inaugural ‘Rarities Night’ on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the ANA Convention. […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 1, overview

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 1, overview

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #65 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While Heritage has been organizing ‘Platinum Night’ events for more than six years, the relatively new Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers combination will conduct this firm’s first ‘Rarities Night‘ on Thursday, Aug. 18, at a convention center in Rosemont, Illinois, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #64 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In the Internet era, there is no need to provide a list of the attractions at the upcoming ANA Convention near Chicago. Catalogues of the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions are available on the websites of these […]

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Salt Lake City police investigate coin theft from residence / Burglars steal heavy gun safe containing $500,000-plus in coins: This headline along with the sad story was written by Paul Gilkes of Coin World (August 1, 2011). According to the published account the victims were away from their home […]

Specialist areas provide coins with rich stories

Specialist areas provide coins with rich stories

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com First published in the Aug. 15, 2011, issue of Coin World “People don’t just want to buy an object, they want to buy a story.” Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s head of Chinese works of art — a category that has exploded in the past three years — wrote this, and I […]

Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

In all of U.S. numismatics there are only a handful of regular issue coins that can compare in absolute rarity to the 1802 half dime. For any numismatic observer, it is the measure of a great collection. The presence of an 1802 half dime is the benchmark used to judge whether a collector has a […]

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Coinworks has just sold an 1813 Holey Dollar, Australia’s first domestic coin, to a new owner for close to half a million dollars. The price of $485,000 is a world record. While the buyer, a high profile Melbourne Graphic designer, appreciated the coin’s exquisite detail and beauty, his eye was firmly focused on its investment […]

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

Upward Pressure on Prices for High-End Rare Coins is Building

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The rare coin market has been building strength since the immediate shock wore off from the financial meltdown that occurred during the fall of 2008. But this took a year to get started. Buyers, in general, finally began feeling comfortable spending money on rare coins during the fall […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Dimes

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #59 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The U.S. Mint has produced dimes almost every year since 1796. Until 1964, dimes consisted of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. (Actually, dimes produced from 1796 to the first part of 1837 […]

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late Curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian, once told me as she showed me a tray containing major U.S. rarities, like a 1913 Liberty nickel and an 1804 silver dollar, among others. I had trouble understanding her […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Long Beach Auction, with emphasis on Lincoln Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Long Beach Auction, with emphasis on Lincoln Cents

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #56 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic this week is a selection of the coins sold in the Heritage auction at the June Long Beach Expo in Los Angeles County. Over the last half dozen years, Heritage has conducted a few […]

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As much as coin dealers–myself included–try to compare the coin market to the art market, the more you look at coins, the more you realize how insignificant this market (currently) is when compared to art. Will the coin market ever “catch up” to the art market and is it fair […]

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