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Gold collector, bullion coins hot

Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dime hits market

A quick sellout always attracts attention from coin collectors and the 2016 gold Mercury dime is no different. On the secondary market, that means profits to those who placed orders. A quick survey on eBay shows resellers have wasted no … Continue reading

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Centennial issues strike cord with collectors

With the 2016 gold Mercury dime sold out at the Mint, coin dealers reselling them are seeing a rush by collectors who missed out. The coin is the first of three issues in 2016 commemorating the 1916 Mercury dime, Standing … Continue reading

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New path for silver?

Will this be the week that the price of silver breaks upward to stay? By the history of the past five years, that should not happen. However, if silver and gold prices are not knocked down this week, you could … Continue reading

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Chinese rarities in Roxbury’s sale

By Kerry Rodgers As every collector and dealer knows, rarities turn up in the most unexpected places. Down Under in sunny Queensland, Bob Innes of Roxbury’s Auction House was busy cataloging his May sale one day in March. A new … Continue reading

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1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50 tops Central States auction

A high-grade 1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50, Fr. 151 in PMG About Uncirculated 55, is expected to bring in excess of $175,000 in Heritage Auctions’ April 27-May 2, CSNS Currency Signature Auction. The auction is being held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Stephen Album Rare Coins, Wilkes & Curtis Ltd. announce new venture

A new auction venture will be launched by Stephen Album Rare Coins and the British auction firm Wilkes & Curtis Ltd. To be called Horizon Auction, the first sale will take place on Oct. 2 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, … Continue reading

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English coins in spotlight

By Kerry Rodgers Few present-day collectors of English coins are as eminent as Lord Stewartby. His celebrated Academic Collection of English Coins was assembled over a long and very active numismatic life. It is now being dispersed by Spink through … Continue reading

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Biggest silver story of year?

The alarm bells started going off on April 7. The share price of Deutsche Bank fell sharply that day. This bank is one of the U.S. government’s primary trading partners. It holds a larger portfolio ($70 trillion) of derivatives contracts … Continue reading

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Three rarities top Heritage CICF auction

Realizing $4.8 million was the live portion of the Chicago International Coin Fair auction conducted by Heritage April 14 and 15 at the convention center in Rosemont, Ill. Bidding was topped by a $70,500 price achieved by a Near-Gem MS64+ … Continue reading

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