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Friday June 13, 2014
It’s a common misconception in the coin industry that all American silver eagles were created equal. While no bullion silver eagles have a mintage of less than 3.5 million coins, and none of the proof American silver eagles have a mintage of less than 370,000 coins (with the exception of burnished, reverse proof and special edition silver eagles), some of these coins can sell at substantial multiples over the silver value of the coins. In this piece, we’re going to highlight some bullion and proof American silver eagles that are bought and sold at an additional premium over common date silver eagles primarily as a result of their mintage and demand in the current marketplace.
Wednesday May 28, 2014
Whitman Publishing announces the release of the third edition of "100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins," by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett, Vice President of the American Numismatic Association. In this beautifully illustrated book, two award-winning numismatists take the reader on a guided tour of the post-1963 circulating, bullion and commemorative issues so avidly sought by collectors today. The 128-page coffee-table book will be available on July 4, 2014, online (including at WhitmanBooks.com) and from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide.
Thursday May 22, 2014
Over the history of America and the United States Mints (Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver and West Point) many rare and low mintage coins have been made. Some of these coins include the 1804 silver dollar, the 1913 liberty nickel and the 1933 $20 gold double eagle. All of these coins are very popular with all numismatists.
Monday May 5, 2014
Whitman Publishing announces the release of "Morgan Dollar: America's Love Affair With a Legendary Coin," by Michael "Miles" Standish. The 160-page hardcover book will be available May 27, 2014, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95.
Friday May 2, 2014
For those individuals that put forth the time and effort, we believe that there are opportunities to earn above market returns in the field of numismatics. While the overall rare coin market has been performing well in recent years, as is evidenced by this graph from PCGS, which has shown an index increase from approximately 62,000 to 68,000 over the past ten years, only individuals that were invested in all of the coins in the index actually received these returns. The actual returns of most rare coin collectors likely performed better or possibly far worse, depending on the type and condition of the coins in the collection. ...