Tag: US Coins

Congressional Inaction, Not Inflation, Is to Blame for the Diminishing Role of U.S. Coinage

Congressional Inaction, Not Inflation, Is to Blame for the Diminishing Role of U.S. Coinage

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker Coinweek Contributor On February 21, 1857, the United States Congress passed An Act relating to Foreign Coins and to the Coinage of Cents at the Mint of the United States. The Act set the rate at which foreign coins would be accepted by the Treasury, ended the Treasury’s practice […]

Marketing Your Collection – The Market is “Hungry” for High-End Rare Coins

Marketing Your Collection – The Market is “Hungry” for High-End Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson  – MFRareCoins.com CoinWeek Columnist During the past several years coin auctions have been taking business away from coin shows and the rest of the trade.  Auctions have become the preferred way to sell collections for many, and much of the time they have worked out well for these sellers.  But while auctions […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #100 It seems appropriate for the one hundredth column in this series to be about a ‘Rarities Night’ auction event. My focus, of course, is often on coin rarities, rather than living people, history, coin […]

Assembling a Date Set of Civil War Gold Coins: Part One, 1861-1862

Assembling a Date Set of Civil War Gold Coins: Part One, 1861-1862

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner The combination of history and numismatic significance makes the United Sates gold coins struck during the Civil War era (1861 to 1865) a fascinating possible collecting area for the sophisticated numismatist. Let’s take a look at each coin produced during this year and determine the most practical […]

GreatCollections to auction Turino Collection of U.S. coins

GreatCollections to auction Turino Collection of U.S. coins

Includes superb MS-67 $20 High Relief and both $50 Panama-Pacific Commemoratives GreatCollections is proud to auction a group of U.S. coins called the Turino Collection.  While the collection contains coins of all price ranges, the highlights include an NGC MS-67 classic High Relief and a complete classic gold Commemorative set. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt […]

By March 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Investors:  Take Advantage of a Much Overlooked Market Segment!

Coin Investors: Take Advantage of a Much Overlooked Market Segment!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Coin Investors:  Do you want to buy when coin prices are already going up…or do you want to buy when coin prices are soft…before they begin rising?! One area of the rare coin market that’s been out of favor, but is beginning to gain attention again, is the […]

How Do You Price Really Special Coins?

How Do You Price Really Special Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the recent Schuyler Rumsey coin auction, there were a number of coins that I would define as “really special.” After the sale was over, I thought about the prices they brought and was initially pretty stunned. Upon further reflection, I still think that these coins brought […]

By February 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar from a major coin auction in 1981 that was catalogued as follows: “1921 Very Select MS-64, Exquisite First Strike, apparently from proof (Zerbe coins) dies.  Mirrorlike surfaces with exceptionally sharp […]

By February 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The San Francisco Surprise – Schuyler Rumsey Auction

The San Francisco Surprise – Schuyler Rumsey Auction

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Around four or five months ago, I got wind of a soon-to-be-conducted rare gold coin auction in San Francisco (The Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Collection) that sounded interesting, to say the least. I heard that it contained long date runs of Liberty Head gold and it featured […]

By February 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Memo to the Mint: End the News Blackout and Other Recommendations

The Coin Analyst: Memo to the Mint: End the News Blackout and Other Recommendations

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek News blackout The U.S. Mint normally publishes a schedule of upcoming products on its web site (www.usmint.gov) that lists the majority of the year’s numismatic coins many months in advance of their release. But right now there are just three products listed on the Mint’s schedule, and none of them […]

By February 23, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for your heart, your affection or your soul. Its not that far-fetched to stretch this analogy out to some of the basic issues in coin collecting. No, its not the Satanic […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Fred Weinberg, President, Fred Weinberg & Co. Interviewer: David Lisot Error coins are a popular area of coin collecting. Fred Weinberg has dealt in these coins with mistakes for years. He discusses the market, what coins are being traded and what he believes the future holds for error coins. TRT: 1:42 Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL HIRES ALLISON WATANABE TO CIO POSITION

SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL HIRES ALLISON WATANABE TO CIO POSITION

Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company and the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world, announced today it has named Allison A. Watanabe to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Collectibles Division. Prior to joining Spectrum Group, Watanabe served as Vice President of Information Technology for […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #95 Contrary to popular belief, not all U.S. five cent coins are nickels. Actually, nickels are traditionally 25% nickel and 75% copper. Three Cent Nickels were struck in 1865 before five cent nickels were introduced […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Great Collections Auctions at the Long Beach Expo

Great Collections Auctions at the Long Beach Expo

Ian Russell, President, Interviewer: David Lisot Great Collections is an Internet only coin auction site launched almost one year ago. Ian Russell, president, long time coin auction person and entrepreneur talks about how this new business venture has fared so far. Runtime: 2:49 Copyright © CoinWeek – February 2012 The Long Beach Coin Expo is […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

David Hall, PCGS Founder, Interviewer: David Lisot. PCGS is the largest coin grading company in the world with offices in California, Paris and now Hong Kong. PCGS is also a division of Collectors Universe that owns the Long Beach Coin Expo. Hear PCGS co-founder David Hall ,in an CoinWeek exclusive interview, share some of his […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus primarily on modern issues, and those who collect both. For the purposes of this column, classic coins will consist of American coins issued before World War II such as Morgan […]

By February 13, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
Great Results in $13 million Long Beach Auctions

Great Results in $13 million Long Beach Auctions

Our recent Long Beach auctions, held February 2-5 in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo, proved to be a great success when they realized over $13 million in total. All prices realized include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. Over 94% of all lots offered in these auctions sold, with post-auction buys continuing. The […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #94 Over the last two months, I have covered early large cents (Loring’s 1793s; Eliasberg Chain Cent), early $5 gold coins (in Baltimore auction; Jacobson Half Eagles in FUN sale), Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins […]

By February 8, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Long Beach Expo Coin and Precious Metals Report

Long Beach Expo Coin and Precious Metals Report

Interviewer: David Lisot Kathleen Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Ian Russell, Great Collections Coin Auctions, Christine Including Christine Karstedt, Stacks Bowers, Robert Harwell, Hancock & Harwell, Michael Brandow, Certified Coin Exchange, Michael Sherman, PCGS, Joel Rettew, Joel Rettew Rare Coin, Larry Shepherd, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd, Raul Seymour, Emerging Market Group, David Hunt, CT Group, Harry Miller, […]

By February 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics February Long Beach Market Report

Legend Numismatics February Long Beach Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner Ever jump into a pool head first to find there was no water? We just did by attending the Long Beach Show. No question it is time for the promoters to wake up and realize the market has changed and the show is a shell of […]

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Let’s begin by looking at what money really is, using the settling of the United States by the European colonists as an example.  When European settlers came to America during the 1600s, they traded useful goods with the Native Americans who had lived here first.  The settlers traded […]

By February 3, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of the interview I did with Dr. Michael Bugeja, who serves on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The first part is available here: LG: 4.) What do you think of the artistic level of recent U.S. circulating and collector coins? Do you agree with […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Three 19th Century Numismatic Rarities Anchor Feb. 2-5 Heritage Long Beach Auctions

Three 19th Century Numismatic Rarities Anchor Feb. 2-5 Heritage Long Beach Auctions

1808 Quarter Eagle NGC MS63; 1839-O half dollar NGC PR65 Finest Graded; 1860 Mormon Beehive $5 PCGS MS62 Finest Graded; Heritage Currency Auction Feb. 3 BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A variety of 19th century rarities – from an 1808 quarter eagle to an 1839-O branch mint proof half dollar and an historic 1860 Mormon five […]

NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee Randy Campbell has been the host and master of ceremonies for the NSDR Awards Banquet for many years. As the banquet begins Randy gives a review of what has happened in the hobby during the past year and what may be coming in the next. Learn about the issues and concerns of […]

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee After many years of service a single individual is recognized for their contributions to NSDR and to the hobby of silver dollar collecting. This year’s winner of the National Silver Dollar’s most prestigious award is John Dannreuther who shares some remarks about winner such a coveted prize. 11:46 For more news and […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Man of the Year 2012

NSDR Man of the Year 2012

For more news and videos about coin collecting visit CoinWeek.com Randy Campbell, Emcee Many NSDR members work behind the scenes to bring good into the world and to the hobby of silver dollars. Their desire is not recognition but rather to make positive change. Richard “Kenny” Duncan is just such a man and is winner […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

John Highfill, President The president of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable has the prerogative to bestow an award on people he believes have made significant contributions to the organization and hobby of numismatics. This year President Highfill awards Douglas Sharpe, Sandy Gulde, Robert Higgins and Randy Campbell. Watch and find out what these folks did […]

By January 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Heritage Auctions Platinum Night: Interviewer: David Lisot, Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctioneer, John Kraljevich, Numismatist Actually it was not a penny, it was a cent. A 1793 Chain Cent in PCGS CAC MS65 condition sold at a Heritage Auction for more than $1 million. See the room full of people at a legendary Heritage Auction Galleries […]

By January 18, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

By January 17, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
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