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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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Community Voice Responses: July 2, 2019

From the June 7 Numismatic News E-Letter What rare coins will be popular in 100 years? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   The Liberty of Thought  (aka Mercury) Silver Dime will always be a collector’s … 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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More million dollar rarities in 2018

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. With gold and silver bullion values trending mostly downward in 2018, you wouldn’t expect a great deal of exciting news from the world of numismatic auctions. After all, activity in the bullion market tends to affect … Continue reading

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New grading idea creates uncertainty

Uncertainty is just as unhealthy for the coin market as is it for that of stocks. Recent discussions about transitioning from a 70- to a 100-point grading system for U.S. coins could trigger harmful uncertainty should this concept begin catching … Continue reading

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Krause Publications Announces 2013 Event Schedule

IOLA, Wis. (June 4, 2012) — Krause Publications has announced 2013 dates for its Chicago numismatic events, the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo. The 38th annual Chicago International Coin Fair will be held April 18-21, 2013, … Continue reading

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Big change for ‘Little Princess’

Professional Coin Grading Service will now attribute and grade 1841 quarter eagles both as proofs and circulation strikes. The big change involves one of the most famous United States gold coin rarities, the $2.50 gold piece nicknamed “The Little Princess.” Continue reading

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Collector finds rare large cent

It’s every collector’s dream. Buy a large cent for $17.01 in an eBay auction and then discover several months later that it is very rare and valuable. Continue reading

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Silver rise may boost coin prices

On the last day of November, the Chinese Central Bank lowered the bank reserve requirement by 1/2 percent to allow its banks to lend more money. This is the first time the Chinese have eased money supply in over three years. Continue reading

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Even rarities priced by popularity

If the only legally available 1933 $20 gold piece is worth $7.59 million as indicated by its 2002 auction in New York, do other rarities align their values in accordance with the numbers that exist? Continue reading

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