Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

January 30, 2011 The Dan Holmes Sale, Part IV This was a memorable session which concluded the auction of this historic and memorable collection....

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there...

Ancient Coins Star in $3.3M CICF Heritage-Gemini Auction

Outstanding ancient coins brought strong prices in the just-concluded 2011 April Heritage-Gemini Signature Ancient Coins Auction, which took place at the Chicago International Coin...

Is There a Price Relationship Between Gold Bullion and Rare Gold Coins?

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #50 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   I have been asked why markets...

World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold at Public Auction

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5,...

Heritage-Gemini Ancient Coin Auction Nets $3.4 Million

Silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily brings $174,800 to lead the way   A spectacular silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily, struck circa 415 BC, brought...

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #53 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ......   More than 20 years ago, there was...

Husak Large Cents Soar Past $10.7 Million At Heritage’s $25 Million Long Beach Signature...

The auction room was jammed with hundreds of bidders before the first lot of the Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak was offered...

The 1856-S Eagle: A Study of Mintmark Varieties

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com....   I’d like to thank collector John Toffaletti for writing this interesting study of 1856-S eagles and contributing it to raregoldcoins.com...

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...

Rare Coin of Roman Dictator Exchanged for $7,500 in London

The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection   By Paul Frasier Collectibles ......   Baldwin's has just released...

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

By Paul Fraser Collectibles ......   If you ever have only one penny to your name, make sure it is one of these fantastic coins... How many...

Pricing the Priceless: What’s a 1933 $20 Gold Double Eagle Worth?

By Steve Roach - www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 25, 2011, issue of Coin World   As the trial to determine who owns the “Langbord 10”...

The Coin Analyst: The Explosion in Gold Prices and the Gold Coin Market

by Louis Golino for Coin Week In the past three days (August 8-10) the price of gold has seen the largest percentage and dollar...

NGC Releases Coin Explorer online reference for US coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release of the most comprehensive online reference for US coins today. The new NGC Coin Explorer is...

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal...

Recent Gold Price Fluctuations and the Effect on the Coin Market

Shane Downing, Publisher, Coin Dealer Newsletter David Lisot, Interviewer Shane Downing discusses the challenges of keeping up with the volatile precious metals prices and how they...

NGC Announces Valuable Auction Research Tool

⎯ Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release today of NGC Auction Central – a new resource that maintains auction data for NGC-certified...

Coin Collecting: Do We Still Have a $20 Hobby ?

By Mark Benvenuto (updated 10-2011) If you are like many collectors, you may have spent a bit of time wondering just where our hobby...

George Cuhaj, Editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Paper Money

The Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money are two of the series of catalogs that give pricing...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes and Quarters in the ANA Auction in Pittsburgh

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #77 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic this week is several important...

Ancient Cretan Stater Brings $479,000 World Record Price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton &...

Is High Inflation Just Around the Corner?

How Rare Coins Performed During the Last Major Inflationary Spiral By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Our national debt load has grown to virtually...

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...

Coin Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

Thoughts on Coin Grading by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage CoinWeek Content Partner Over the last few months, a member of one of the coin forums...

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...

Are Gem Type Two Gold Dollars Underpriced or Overpriced?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I recently bought and sold a coin that I hadn’t handled in quite a few years: a...

We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

By Laura Sperber, - Legend Numismatics Market Report - Re-posted with Permission on CoinWeek Last week a copy reputed to be the finest of Superman...

CAC Brasher Doubloon, America’s First Gold Coin, Sells for a Record $7.395 million

Blanchard and Company places world’s most valuable gold coin – the Brasher Doubloon for a record $7.395 million Blanchard and Company, Inc. has placed...
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...