The largest bourse and best numismatic inventory in American Numismatic Association history awaits attendees of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 16-20 in Chicago.
The country’s premier coin show and convention, at the Donald E. Stephens... read more »
News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #57
A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds
In my columns of April 6th and of April 13th, I wrote about the first auction by the recently formed Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers-ANR... read more »
By Steve Roach –
First published in the June 16, 2011, issue of Coin World
Demand is broad for Mint State Walking Liberty half dollars and many issues have seen prices increase steadily in the last month.
As of May 25, there are at least... read more »
By Legend Numismatics – Market Report
It finally happened, there has been a real correction in metal markets. Gold did not come down nearly as much as silver, but then it did not run 40% in 30 days. Silver dropped 25% in 3 days!
In case... read more »
The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”. The new coin recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia... read more »
Legend Numismatic Market Report
We did not expect things to be so good on tax week-boy were we wrong! In fact, we actually were partially closed (a huge mistake) because we were so confident things would be quiet. NOT!
Starting on Monday collectors... read more »
Precious metals expert Terry Hanlon, president of Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals, will testify Thursday, April 7, before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee in Washington, DC, lending his expertise to a Domestic... read more »
News and Analysis regarding scarce coins and coin markets #47
A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds
As I reported in my column on The Ten Leading Topics of 2010, the West Coast auction firm of B&M, a subsidiary of Spectrum, merged with Stack’s,... read more »
By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com
First published in the April 18, 2011, issue of Coin World
Pre-1965 90 percent silver U.S. coins are especially hot, while silver U.S. coins that aren’t so familiar to buyers — such... read more »
Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard Von NotHaus was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on Friday of Counterfeiting and Fraud. The Justice Department asserted that Von NotHaus was... read more »
This move in gold right now is acutely about the Middle East
“All the way to $1,440”
With all eyes on Libya and the threat of revolutionary contagion across the Arab world, gold roared past the key $1,400 level this week to just under December’s... read more »
Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics will conduct their inaugural auction March 28 through April 3, 2011, as the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The company was created with the merger of two great... read more »
There are so many reasons why gold and silver, especially silver, are set to continue rising in price……… Here are some of the more notable ones:
· JPMorgan Chase just announced that it is willing to accept physical gold as... read more »
By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com/
First published in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of Coin World.
Collectors are still paying huge premiums for 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins and completed... read more »
By Bill Shamhart – Numismatic Americana Inc.
Numismatic Americana Incorporated has recently acquired the finest known 1896-O Barber quarter. Graded MS 67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and displaying the coveted seal... read more »
By Richard Schwary, California Numismatic Investments
A return to the gold standard and circulating legal tender coins made from real gold and silver has been talked about since we stopped making gold coins for circulation in 1933 and silver... read more »
Called a trime in some Treasury Department records, the three cent silver coin was the smallest ever issued by the U.S. in terms of weight and thickness. Initially proposed in 1849, and again in 1850 in conjunction with a plan to... read more »
Though the initial production of three cent silver coins helped meet the need for small denomination circulating coins, the greater problem of rising silver prices (relative to gold prices) was still an issue. This was resolved... read more »
The Type 2 design modification of the three cent silver coin failed to improve striking quality so additional, apparently successful, modifications were done to alleviate the problem, giving us the third type of the series. However,... read more »
Throughout the broad range of U.S. coinage from 1792 to the present day, this issue is arguably the most significant of any that has ever been struck. Although still recorded as a pattern issue in some references, most numismatists now consider... read more »