Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Bullion Coins and Collector Coins By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Before going over Bullion Coins and Collector Coins, let’s begin by looking at...

Collecting Early American Coins for Profit

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ......   While dealing in coins for more than 40 years, I’ve observed that the most experienced and sophisticated collectors and...
It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Popularly regarded as America’s most beautiful coin and affectionately known in numismatics as the “Saint”, the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle...

What to Buy to Begin Investing in the Rare Coin Market

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   Last week I wrote about "Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in...
The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Most Americans living today have known only the Washington Quarter as our 25-cent coin. You’d have to be in...

Comprehensive Market Study Reveals CAC Price Premiums

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ...... Market Study Background It’s common knowledge that CAC verified coins have been selling for premium prices since the...

Collectible Gold Coins Performed Superbly During the 1970’s Inflationary Spiral

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Last week I wrote about why some economists believe our economy is going into a high inflationary period...

Demand for CAC Coins Continues to Grow – Supporting Values

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   If you collect CAC coins, you’re in good company and your ranks...

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by...

Reposted Article by Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek .....   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as "The King of American...

Price Records Emerge for Finest CAC Commemorative Half Dollars

By Mark Ferguson - Publisher, CAC Market Values .....   While prices for many classic commemorative half dollars are at historic lows, some high-end commems are...
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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 –...

A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with...

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

By Mark Ferguson  – MFRareCoins.com .....   During the past several years coin auctions have been taking business away from coin shows and the rest of...

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com .......   In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull...

The King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 – Part 1

Background of the ANA’s Idler 1804 Dollar as Exhibited at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago -  Part 1 By Mark Ferguson for...

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used...
Certified Acceptance Corporation

Certified Coins – Introducing the New CAC Market Values Price Guide

By Mark Ferguson and CAC Market Values .....   PCGS and NCG coins that have been approved and stickered by CAC command premium prices compared with...
Early US Commemorative Coins

Their Market is Dead: “Early” Commemorative Silver Half Dollars Can Now Be Bought For...

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com In my last column I wrote about “early” United States Mint commemorative coins struck between 1892 and...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ...... Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver...

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com .....   “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the...

Various Ways to Invest in Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Using gold as an example, the first investing decision you need to make is whether you want to...

ULTIMATE RARITIES: The Single Most Important Coin in American Numismatics

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ....... From $505 in June, 1882 to $7,395,000 in December, 2011                 This rare gold coin has been called,...

Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com....   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that... GUIDES! For convenience, they...

Some Appreciate Rare Coin Pedigrees, Some Destroy Pedigrees

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFrarecoins.com ......   A pedigree, in numismatic terms, is the line of ownership of a coin or piece of paper...

Values are Quietly Rising for Ultra Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com The rich are getting richer and they’re pushing values higher – sometimes much higher - for ultra rare...

Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com A new example of a very rare copper die trial of the Norse-American commemorative struck at the U.S....

A Look at Advanced Rare Coin Collecting

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com ......   When most people think of coin collecting, they think of filling albums with coins organized by date...

U.S. Mint “Early” Commemorative Legal Tender Coins Offer Eye-Catching Investment Potential

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Virtually all collectors of rare coins want to ultimately profit from their investment in their collections. Many...

Rare Coins Serve as Stellar Inflation Hedges!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com If you’re an investor who believes high inflation is just around the corner and who sees rare coins...

CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com November 1st marks the beginning of Certified Acceptance Corporation’s eighth year endorsing PCGS and NGC graded and encapsulated...