Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   The United States Mint has announced that they are considering stopping the issuance of cents, often called...

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Pre-New Orleans PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ....   WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT We thought May would be a decent month. So far, it's turning out to be a record-breaking...

Money Metals Exchange: Trouble Is Brewing in the Paper Markets for Gold and Silver

By Clint Siegner - Money Metals Exchange....   Precious metals bulls question why metals prices keep falling in the face of what appears to be strong...

Key Chart Shows Silver at Critical Crossroads

By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange....   Gold and silver markets enter the week with an opportunity to build on last Friday’s strong reversal. The...

Will High Demand for American Silver Eagles Lead to Rare Coin Demand?

By Michael Fuljenz - President, Universal Coin & Bullion ......   I have noticed that the most widely-advertised coin by dealers across the country is the...

Gold Markets Report – Gold Ignores a Weaker Dollar

Commentary on Gold Prices for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold Prices closed up...

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst...

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Lehigh Valley Historical Society

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics .......   Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings...

Gold Markets Report – Gold Fails to Push Higher

Gold Commentary for Monday, March 5, 2018 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ...... Gold closed down $3.00 at $1,318.10.This...

Money Metals Exchange: Undeniable Truths about Precious Metals (Don’t Forget These…)

By Clint Siegner - Money Metals Exchange....   From first to worst. Gold and silver were the best assets to own during the first decade of...
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins - Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek .....   In an article that I read discussing the results of a past Heritage World Coin Auction it...

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

By Harvey G. Stack,  Founder - Stacks Bowers .............. In Part 1 of this story, I discussed the various printed information sources that influenced my...

Bullion & Precious Metals Commentary – Bear Market in Gold Resumes

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   When gold rose from its 1,046 low last December, it was accompanied by motivating articles written by...

Money Metals Exchange: The Fed, Debt Ceiling, and Physical Silver Premiums

By Clint Siegner - Money Metals Exchange ....   Gold and silver spot prices lost ground to a strengthening U.S. dollar last week. The dollar enjoyed...

Gold Markets Firm – Are You an Optimist or Pessimist?

Commentary for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed up $6.40 at $1,236.40 today....

Fundamentals for Gold Still Strong – Good for Rare Coins

When gold and silver prices rise, many bullion buyers eventually also begin purchasing rare gold coins, advises award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz   By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin &...

Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange....   Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted last week – upping its...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the...

Gold – A Bumpy Ride in a Dangerous World

Gold Commentary for Thursday, July 2, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments Inc ......    Gold closed up $10.80 at $1,784.00. Our shiny friend closed...

Coin Show Commentary: Whitman Baltimore Robust

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Mintmarked gold hot in Stack's Bowers sale; Collector on prowl for Gem DPL CC Morgans As we ushered...

Gold Market Report – Gold Blinks in the Face of Higher Interest Rates

Commentary for Friday, May 27, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold market closed down $11.40 at...

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin's grade says...

Guest Commentary – Has Gold Entered a New Bull Market, or a Bull Trap?

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Since the middle of December, gold has executed an impressive advance. It rose from $1,047 to an...

Gold Market Report – Gold Holds Modest Gains

Commentary for Thursday, October 27, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed up $2.90 at $1,265.00. The...

Bullion Shark Analysis: Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates?

The Federal Reserve spooked gold and silver markets this week once again with talks about a rate hike in June if economic conditions do...

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Throughout the modern era (roughly since gold and silver specie ceased to be used as circulating currency), coins...

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The recent Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction contained a group of comparatively high grade New Orleans eagles which...

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at the End of...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   From a numismatic point of view, 2016 wasn’t an especially good year. In most series, prices were...

Maybe Leonardo da Vinci Can Help the Rare Coin Market

What drove a $450 million sale? Bragging rights? Philanthropy? Clever marketing? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A couple of weeks ago, the...

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report....   With the world and rare coin market continually changing, every collector, dealer, and investor should try...