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...

Coin Appraisals: Sadly…you may need one, but don’t know it!

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ........... It’s easy to become smug about valuing coins.  On the surface it seems easy – just look up the...

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ........ As the number of collectors who are buying up early American coins grows, these coins are becoming scarcer, forcing...

How Are Coin Collecting Patterns Changing?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Coin collecting habits, and the patterns with which we collect, have been constantly evolving over the decades. During...

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...

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...

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....

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...
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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...

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...

Coin Prices: Liquidation Value Often Varies Greatly from Replacement Value

By Mark Ferguson I recently completed a coin appraisal in which each coin was worth around $50,000. In the process of performing the appraisal...
Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Undervalued coins are often referred to as “sleepers”. People who search for sleepers in numismatics are looking for coins or...

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...

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...

What Goes On at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com If you’ve never been to a summer ANA convention, or if you’ve never been to any coin show...

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....

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...

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...

Early Silver Dollars Gain in Popularity after Recent World-Record Sale

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com ........ As we all know, it’s been all over the news in the world of rare coins –...