The Gold Bullion Market from a Coin Dealer’s Perspective

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com There are several of us coin dealers nationwide who’ve been in this business virtually all our lives –...

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Prices of rare coins appreciate because new money enters the rare coin market vying for their limited supply....

The Coin Analyst: Grading Service Guidelines and Clarification on Bullion Coin...

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Since my last column on the 25th anniversary silver eagle sets was published, there have been a couple more...

The NFL GM’s Theory of Coin Buying

By Doug Winter  for RareGoldCoins.com Is it possible that a strategy used by the General Manager of your favorite National Football League team can...

Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Collectors and dealers alike enjoy buying coins that have been in long-held family collections as they are “fresh” to the...

Rare Coin Market Report – November 2011

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, The rare coin market is constantly changing. Both the Bullion markets and traditional financial markets push and pull the rare coin...

Legend Numismatics Mid October Market Report

We'd be lying to you if we said the market is on fire. There has been a flood of unnecessary shows and auctions since...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins...

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Perhaps it just comes with the territory when you are the world’s largest coin dealer, but the U.S. Mint...

War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and...

The Anerican Numismatic Association (ANA) just issued a Press Release in response to statements distributed and published by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd, and...

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting Blog In today's Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people) writes...

Legend Market Report The Philadelphia Show

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics THE PHILADELPHIA SHOW MANAGEMENT-MAJOR ADJUSTMENT NEEDED We adore Mary Counts, David Chrensaw and their staffs tremendous efforts in putting...

The Market Now and Then

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarthcoins.com The Labor Day holiday weekend has passed, most young people are back to school, football season has started,...

THE PRE ANA SHOW 2011

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics SURPRISE! Not! It was exactly as we expected-looking like a morgue. You really can not have a show with 80...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case...

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #63 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   On July 20th, at the U.S. District Court...

You Responsible Enough to Own Gold and Silver?

By Patrick A Heller - Liberty Coin Service The decision to own gold or silver usually involves more than making a decision to diversify an...

Commentary & Opinion: Numismatic Dealers – How Many Are Really Professionals?

The following commentary was submitted by Martin Kaplan. Martin  has been a collector for over 50 years, and his current interests are world coins, world...

Where have all the good coins gone?

By Vic Bozarth - Rare Coin Market Report Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, I am writing this morning from the Long Beach Coin Show. It...

The Upcoming ANA Coin Show And Bourse Etiquette

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments I just finished with the June 2011 copy of The Numismatist, which is the 120th Anniversary Convention Issue,...

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...

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

By John Feigenbaum - David Lawrence Rare Coins : In March of this year I will turn 42 years old and it occurs to me...

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Blog During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient...

Sometimes when we’re wrong it’s a good thing

By William Shamhart - Numismatic Americana When Christine and I talked about the ANA’s spring show in Sacramento, we didn’t really expect much. ...

Rare Coin Road Warrior

Coin Show Reports by Viv Bozarth - Bozarth Numismatics Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, My name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior....

Coin Doctoring Presents A Moral Imperative to the Coin Industry

Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments It would be a great deal more fun to consider what R.W. Julian has to say about Gobrecht dollars...

The Great Coin Drought

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There’s an ebb and flow to the coin market cycle. When it is in perfect, Zen-like harmony, the market works...

What would happen if the United States lost its AAA credit...

by Adam Crum - Monaco Rare Coins Two years ago‚ a company that performs financial research and analysis on commercial and government entities and has...

Double Your Money in Rare Coins?

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments Not too long ago I got an interesting Email: “I’m new to rare coins and I would...

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

First, I want to clearly state: I fully support the Board of Directors of the PNG in its fight. Since the meeting I had attended last year, they have tried to diligently work on the subject of coin doctoring. Granted, nothing has happened from their efforts, but I did not know it was the MEMBERSHIP that was blocking action.

The Whole Cultural Record

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting In the latest issue of Archaeology magazine (Nov-Dec 2010) AIA President Brian Rose proposes an intriguing professional goal,...

Coin Market: Generics slow to match gains of gold, silver

By Steve Roach - Rare Coin Market Report First published in the November 8, 2010, issue of Coin World Some of the coins that one would...