Tag Archives: Numismatic Stock Index

NSI Points to an Attractive Investment

It is always challenging to estimate how well coin dealers are doing. Most dealers are small enterprises, many of them composed of ‘Mom and Pop,’ but unlikely to have many employees. Even many of the larger companies such as Heritage, … Continue reading

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Spotty appreciation at top of the food chain

Minor-denomination coins are usually the realm of the specialist. Prices for these areas remain primarily dormant, with some modest reductions in value. Having said that, those same coins that are certified to be at the top of the food chain … Continue reading

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New signs point to improving market

The glimmers of a more dynamic market ahead for the business of coins continue to peak through the clouds. During January, a copper composition 1943 Lincoln cent sold for $204,000 against an estimate of $170,000 to $200,000. An incorrect estimate … Continue reading

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Foreign hobby stocks higher than U.S.

Stocks are down. Coins are stable. Shouldn’t we be celebrating? The price of coins, be they of gold, silver, or other compositions, became one of the few stable commodities or investments during November and December. The spot price of gold … Continue reading

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Proof and mint sets get demand boost

Prices of mint and proof sets remain steady and disappointing, yet there has been some aggressive buying initiated by at least one significant dealer. It isn’t clear if this is due to telemarketing industry demand, but it failed to rally … Continue reading

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