Tag: US Coins

Happy Holidays,  and How I got my start in this hobby

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this hobby

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that we enjoy the hunt begins to either build a set, series or locate a nicely matched collection or accumulation. Winter and the holiday season are upon us and it’s time […]

By December 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS’ Members Only Las Vegas Show Report

PCGS’ Members Only Las Vegas Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. The last major coin show of the year was held this past week in Las Vegas at the beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel. Put on by PCGS, the Members Only Shows are attended by a small but dedicated group of dealers and collectors alike. Most serious collectors are starting to […]

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

Important proof coinage with focus on large cents and half dollars, other rarities expected to lead Jan. 9-13 event in Orlando, Fla. ORLANDO – An 1803 “novodel” Bust dollar, PR66 PCGS, one of only four known to exist, is among the most noteworthy lots in Heritage’s U.S. Coin Signature® auction, part of the Official Auctions of […]

Legend-Morphy’s Las Vegas PCGS auction debut rings the register at $1.54M

Legend-Morphy’s Las Vegas PCGS auction debut rings the register at $1.54M

Energetic online and floor bidding for stellar coins, including 1913 $20 gold PCG PR66 CAC – top lot at $109,250 Legend-Morphy’s Dec. 13 Regency Auction debut at the PCGS Members Only Coin Show in Las Vegas drew an enthusiastic crowd, very competitive Internet bidding and a final total of $1.54 million, inclusive of 15% buyer’s […]

By December 15, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Has the holiday season sapped your coin budget? We know how that goes. But despair not! We’ve put together a list of five great modern coins that you should be looking for right now. None of them will break the bank, and finding them may be […]

By December 14, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: LOW-BUDGET SILVER INVESTING AND COLLECTING

SILVER 101: LOW-BUDGET SILVER INVESTING AND COLLECTING

Silver 101 is a NEW CoinWeek column on Silver collecting and investing by Al Doyle. It will focus on the basics of investing in Silvers, but also provide time tested recommendations that any silver coin collector or investor can use to maximize their acquisitions Silver 101 by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… At current spot […]

By December 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Second Annual DWN Art Basel “I Was There” Blog

The Second Annual DWN Art Basel “I Was There” Blog

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… For the second year in a row, I went to the incredible Art Basel show in Miami Beach. For those of you who are not familiar with this show, it has become quite possibly the leading art show in the world and it turns Miami into […]

By December 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Legend-Morphy $3M Regency Auction at Dec. 13 PCGS Members Only Show

Legend-Morphy $3M Regency Auction at Dec. 13 PCGS Members Only Show

1919-D half dollar PCGS 65 with $200K-$225K estimate tops array of rare coins Legend-Morphy’s Dec. 13 Regency Auction debut will add a crowning touch to the prestigious PCGS Members Only Coin Show in Las Vegas, with a powerhouse offering of rare coins valued at more than $3 million. The 323-lot event to be held at […]

By December 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous one in the news!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #141 ….. Although 1876 quarters are not rare, all Liberty Seated Quarters are at least somewhat scarce and a fabulous 1876 quarter really grabbed my attention. It was in the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities night event of […]

By December 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: Take The Short Road

Collecting Strategies: Take The Short Road

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com …… For many collectors, the possibility of putting together a complete date and mintmark set of any older series is next to zero. High-priced key dates are the obstacle that can’t be overcome by those working on a typical coin budget. So-called “short sets” are one partial solution to that […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Values: Buying the Jump Grade

Coin Values: Buying the Jump Grade

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… A few recent coin sales that were made by my firm have given me an idea for a blog that I think is interesting. I’ve written about this before so I’ll try to approach what I think is an important concept from a new perspective. The […]

By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics As usual, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, and staff did an outstanding job (David was out kissing babies and shaking hands prior to set up)! The show was its usual well run problem free event. Our expectations were low due to Sandy and what we thought were uncertain times in […]

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

The Single-Highest Graded 18th Century U.S. Coin of any Date, Variety or Denomination IRVINE, Calif. — Scheduled to cross the auction block in our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013 is one of the most extraordinary coins in American numismatics: A 1793 Wreath large copper cent, Sheldon-9, graded MS-69 BN by PCGS and NGC. […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

CoinWeek is pleased to present a NEW Feature from our Video Library: The Video Playlist. Every month CoinWeek Producer David Lisot attends multiple coin and currency shows both across the US and in Europe. The “Video Playlist” will be a summary of all videos produced during each of these specific shows. The First Annual US Mexican […]

By November 12, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #137 ….. Collectors and dealers often refer to their pursuits of “rare coins” without really reflecting upon the meaning of the term ‘rare.’ Indeed, sellers of common coins often represent them as being ‘rare,’ or […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

by Al Doyle American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here’s an overview of the situation. Circulating $5 and $2.50 gold pieces were gone forever, and no silver dollars were struck from 1929 to 1933. Likewise, half dollars were a no-show from 1930 to 1932, […]

By November 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… When I’m at shows or talking to collectors and dealers over the phone, I hear a common refrain: nice coins are very hard to find. This appears to be the case in nearly all strongly collected series, be it Indian Cents, Civil War era gold or […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins Video from the Dallas ANA Money Show 2012

Cool Coins Video from the Dallas ANA Money Show 2012

Gary Adkins, Gary Adkins & Associates, 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter XF45, Dr. Eugene Bruder, 1847 Hawaii Cent, PCGS63, Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, 1916 Pattern Walking Liberty Half PRF64, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, 1932 $20 St. Gaudens MS65, Earnest Palms, Dillon Gage Metals, 1893-CC Morgan Dollar MS-64, Allen Rowe, Northern Nevada Coin, 1873-CC Seated Dollar, […]

By October 26, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: First Part of Greensboro Collection Sells in Dallas

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #135 ….. For only the second year so far, the ANA has held a convention in the fall. Last year, this convention was in Pittsburgh. Last week, it was in Dallas. Again, Heritage conducted the […]

By October 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Displays at the Dallas ANA from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation. VIDEO

Numismatic Displays at the Dallas ANA from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation. VIDEO

F. David Calhoun, Executive Director Bass Foundation Interviewer: David Lisot The Bass Foundation has an arrangement with the American Numismatic Association that allows some of the most spectacular coin in the collection to be on display at this year’s National Money Show in Dallas, Texas. David Calhoun explains about the foundation and how these coins […]

By October 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend-Morphy auction premiere scores big with $143K price on $20 gold coin

Legend-Morphy auction premiere scores big with $143K price on $20 gold coin

A 1911 $20 PCGS proof 66+ CAC – one of only 100 coins of its type ever minted – topped Legend-Morphy’s Oct. 10 premiere auction event with an above-estimate price of $143,750. An especially fine example, the coin offered by Legend-Morphy is the only 1911 $20 gold piece ever to be graded proof 66+ by […]

By October 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment Strategy

Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment Strategy

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …….  In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull away from the rest of the pack – such as 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, 1889-CC Morgan silver dollars or 1911-D $2.50 gold coins, for example.  Instead, during various time periods, […]

By October 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin Update

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 First Spouse series launch On October 2 the U.S. Mint finally announced the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated launch of the first 2012 First Spouse gold coin which honors suffragist Alice Paul. The coin is somewhat controversial because Ms. Paul was not a first spouse, and in previous years […]

How I turned a $1.50 Ike into a $5 Liberty Half Eagle

How I turned a $1.50 Ike into a $5 Liberty Half Eagle

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker  for CoinWeek  ……. Oh, the art of the deal. Wheeling and dealing has been a part of the coin hobby since its inception, which is ironic when you consider that coins were created primarily to replace the barter system. Collectors, however, have a different relationship with coins. Unlike those […]

US & World Rare Coin Market Remains Extremely Competitive

US & World Rare Coin Market Remains Extremely Competitive

by Jim Bisognani – Reposted with Permission from NGC For the first time since a rather stormy reception in February 2010, it was actually raining during set up at the Long Beach Expo. Although it was unusually wet for Southern California, it did not deter the mission at hand. On opening day, there was considerable […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1904

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1904

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #132 ….. There has been a tremendous amount of discussion concerning the silver dollars of 1804, yet minimal talk about the half dollars of 1904, which are not as common as many collectors believe them […]

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is The Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

by Jeff Garrett  posted on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeit rare coins. Just to be clear, the issue of counterfeit coins has been around for a very long time. You can […]

Creatively Marketing Your Rare Coins in the Private Market

Creatively Marketing Your Rare Coins in the Private Market

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com …… Through clever marketing by auction companies and prominent media coverage of all major auction sales, many sellers of rare coins have been “conditioned” to believe that auctions are the only venues available to sell their rare coins. Major auction companies do a great job of promoting their […]

By September 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Are You A BELIEVER?

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Are You A BELIEVER?

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast….  Remember that Rod Stewart song-Maggie Mae?  The lyrics of the song go something like this, ‘it’s late September and I really should be back at school’. Strange as this might sound, the coin business is starting to get that back to school or work feel to it.  In just the last […]

By September 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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