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Press Magnifies the Scarce to Rare Segment of Market

Et tu Brute? We have recently witnessed the sale of an 1804 silver dollar, seen a 1794 silver dollar be offered at an astronomical price but fail to sell, and one of three known gold aureii of Julius Caesar assassin … Continue reading

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Gold Rush Excepted for ‘Goldbug’ Collection

Heritage Auctions strikes gold this fall by offering The James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection, named for the legendary financial prognosticator who is also an esteemed numismatist. Dines, who rose to forecasting fame in the 1950s and ’60s, has spent more … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Determines Supply and Demand

By Richard Giedroyc The spot price of gold is at about $1,750 an ounce at the moment this commentary is being written, yet 1-ounce gold American Eagle coins are selling for as much as $1,900! What is going on? Simply … Continue reading

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Rare Coins at Auction Excel

By Richard Giedroyc We appear to be dealing with a tale of two markets. There always have been multiple marketplaces through which collectibles and bullion are sold, but what is glaring now is the difference between those coins that are … Continue reading

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Islamic Gold Dinar realizes over $4 Million

We have recently learned that one of the world’s rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins, or any coin, was sold by specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden in London on Thursday, Oct. 24 for an outstanding £3,720,000 million … Continue reading

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Auction Fever Does Not Appear to be Contagious

Coin dealers continue to report brisk business. However, despite this increasing demand, clients remain bearish regarding retail price increases for anything other than bullion and bullion-impacted coins. This isn’t true just for coins that are considered to be collectible yet … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 1, 2019

DissapointMINT Last May 28, I filled out a Mint form telling them I was missing a bonus cent from three I was supposed to receive. In the box they were shipped in, the three cents were in a small cellophane … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers ANA preview

ANA’s World’s Fair of Money® 2019 is just a few weeks away. For the past several months auction houses across the U.S. have been assembling items that might titillate the plastic cards of customers from Aug. 13-on. In May the … Continue reading

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NGC Grades Gold and Palladium Rarities in Germany

The rarities graded on-site will be offered by SINCONA at auction in May. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graded two significant collections during its recent on-site grading event in Munich, Germany, held February 18-23, 2019. The collections were submitted by SINCONA … Continue reading

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Dr. Miller’s 37 Crowns realize $606,728

In an apt piece of historic irony Charles II beat-out Cromwell’s Commonwealth at Spink’s late March sale of the fabled Miller Collection of English silver crowns. Mere adjectives do not do justice to the collection of Dr. Erik Miller. Clichés … Continue reading

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