Tag: US Coins

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 […]

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 →
COLLECTING STRATEGIES: Go Beyond The Numbers

COLLECTING STRATEGIES: Go Beyond The Numbers

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Inexperienced and veteran collectors alike share a fascination with mintage figures. Hand a coin person a Red Book or other source of information, and it’s likely that the annual mintages will receive some scrutiny. Focusing on the 20th century, there are dozens of U.S. coins with lower mintages. Although […]

By September 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Housekeeping

Numismatic Housekeeping

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……. From time to time, we find ourselves revisiting articles we’ve published to add in that one last argument we didn’t think of or that intriguing tidbit we left on the cutting room floor. We might have come across new information or just plain changed our minds, so we […]

By September 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #130 ….. Among classic U.S. coins, Branch Mint Proofs and Special Strikings are extremely rare. More than 99.9% of all classic Proofs were struck at the headquarters Mint in Philadelphia. Coins that are not business […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions Debuts Oct. 10th with sale of Fine Coins and Gold Nuggets

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions Debuts Oct. 10th with sale of Fine Coins and Gold Nuggets

Rare 1911 $20 PCGS PR66+ expected to bring bids in excess of $100,000 Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions, a company formed in June by auction house owner Dan Morphy and coin dealer Laura Sperber, will launch its operation on Oct. 10 with a 225-lot sale of rare coins and gold nuggets. The auction will be held […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……. We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary curiosity that […]

By September 17, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are essentially two types of rarity: absolute (a coin that is rare in all grades; an example of this would be an 1842-O half eagle) and conditional (a coin that is rare based mainly on grade; an example of this would be an MS63 1892-O eagle). […]

By September 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. First off, we noticed that David Hall and crew are working their tails off to try and make Long Beach a better show. It does indeed look like attendance has improved. Still, they have a lot of work ahead of them. Our show was terrific! No records set-not […]

How To Become A Coin Kingpin

How To Become A Coin Kingpin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Deciding what to collect can often be a case of deciding what not to collect. This zen-like statement actually makes a lot of sense once you get over the initial “huh?” Let me explain. Anyone with a more-than-casual interest in coins wants to be a force within […]

By September 4, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! ANA Philadelphia 2012

Cool Coins! ANA Philadelphia 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot  Stephen Hill, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1642 Charles I silver pound Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, 1854-O $20 gold Liberty, Jeff Garrett, Mid American Rare Coins, 1854 Dahlonega finest known $5 gold Gregory Cole, Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals, tetradrahm of Ptolemy I Chris McCawley, McCawley Grellman Auctions, 1808 C-1 half cent […]

By September 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Very Early U.S. coins in Southern California Auctions

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Very Early U.S. coins in Southern California Auctions

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #126 ….. Every September or October, the third Long Beach Expo of the year is held at the Long Beach Convention Center in the county of Los Angeles. This event is open to the public […]

Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

A collection of many of the finest known $5 gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint will be coming to market by dealer Jeff Garrett. Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale. The Duke’s Creek Collection was carefully assembled over many years by the late Jack Hancock and Bob […]

By August 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report: GOLD IS ALIVE!

Legend Market Report: GOLD IS ALIVE!

Legend Numismatics Market Report by Laura Sperber Sure, have it splashed across the news and Internet that two successful billionaire hedgies (Soros and Paulson) made large GOLD purchases and watch what happens. The two billionaires alone may not be enough to move prices, but shortly after the news broke, worlds PR machines were buzzing about […]

Teletrade Announces 2-Day Post ANA Sale

Teletrade Announces 2-Day Post ANA Sale

Featuring Over 5,300 Newly Consigned Coins from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2012 World’s Fair of Money and a Chance to Win One of Three Certified Gold Liberty Coins Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, is excited to announce its 2-Day Post ANA Sale, August 26 and 27, 2012. Bidding is […]

By August 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
KP Releases New North American Coins & Prices

KP Releases New North American Coins & Prices

IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 20, 2012) — Krause Publications has released the 2013 edition of North American Coins & Prices. Now in its 22nd edition, North American Coins & Prices offers complete listings of U.S. coins from early Colonial issues to modern commemoratives and sets, coins of Mexico from Cob Coinage to modern bullion, and complete listings of Canadian […]

The Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

The Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker The sentiment among collectors who deride modern coins is that they’re overpriced and just plain common. They often argue that high-grade certified “condition-rarities” are nothing more than fool’s gold. And we have to admit, it’s hard to argue with that sometimes. So this week, we discuss one coin that […]

Appearance of the Perschke Specimen of the Brasher Doubloom at the ANA in Philadelphia 2012

Appearance of the Perschke Specimen of the Brasher Doubloom at the ANA in Philadelphia 2012

Walter Perschke, President, Numisco Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot In 1979 Walter Perschke purchased the first offering of the famous Brasher Doubloon to be sold in more than 50 years. He has held the coin since then and has now decided to sell it. He talks about what it was like when he purchased the […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #121 ….. On August 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) auctioned a complete collection of Carson City, Nevada Mint, U.S. coins. The consignor  refers to this set as the “Battle […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation on U.S. commemorative coins. But commemorative coinage is a niche product of the Mint and has rarely been widely distributed. Today, very few people outside of the numismatic community are even […]

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale of the famous Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles. The 27-coin collection has been graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be on display at Mid-American’s booth (#s 508 and 510) at the ANA World’s Fair of […]

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Two unusual and extremely rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins — an 1802-dated “novodel” silver dollar and a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge Saint-Gaudens double eagle – are among the highlights of our Philadelphia Signature U.S. Coin auction featuring Platinum Night™, Aug. 2-5. We’ve put together a superb auction for Philadelphia. Our Platinum Night […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 1: Standing Liberty Quarters, Cents and 1796 coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 1: Standing Liberty Quarters, Cents and 1796 coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #118 …… On Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers will conduct their third Rarities Night event. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the unique 1873-CC ‘No Arrows’ dime that will […]

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