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5/1/2022

The Business of Numismatics: May 2022 Greysheet

The May 2022 column by Patrick Ian Perez discussing the current numismatic marketplace.

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3/1/2022

Incredible '22 FUN Auction, Part 1: General Remarks & Collector Reactions

The prices realized for more than a few U.S. coins and patterns in the 2022 Heritage FUN Auction were incredibly high, very strong to extremely strong or beyond! Many other coins did not fare quite as well. The purpose of this series of discussions is to analyze the auction results of various coins, while evaluating the Simpson VII and Platinum Night sessions in the context of increases in market levels during 2021 and collecting trends in 2022.

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3/1/2022

The Business of Numismatics: March 2022 Greysheet

The March 2022 column by Patrick Ian Perez discussing the current numismatic marketplace.

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10/1/2021

How the Rare Coin Business has Changed

I have had a pretty long-term view of the bullion and rare coin markets and I marvel at where we are today and how we got here. I also marvel at how adaptable the dealers and the markets are.

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8/20/2021

Emily S. Damstra Creates the New Type II Silver Eagle Reverse Design

Like many American coin designers, Emily S. Damstra has a name that is not as familiar to readers of the Greysheet as are her works.

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8/3/2021

1933 Double Eagles, Part 1: Analysis of The Auctions

An examination of the recent sale of the 1933 Saint Gaudens at Sotheby's.

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7/17/2021

Collectors Universe CEO Resigns, Sends Shockwaves Through the Numismatic Community

Effective immediately, Executive Chairman Nat Turner, will take over the CEO role. Collectors Universe is the parent company of PCGS.

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6/29/2021

A Low Cost Set of Indian Head Half Eagles

For much less than the cost of a set of Uncirculated Indian Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins), a set of About Uncirculated (AU) grade coins may be assembled. Other than their little brothers, Indian Head quarter eagles, Indian Head half eagles (1908–29) are the least expensive of all U.S. gold types to collect by date (including representatives of all combinations of years and mint locations).

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6/25/2021

Here's What You Need to Know About the New 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars are possibly the most collected coins in the world. The US Mint is re-imagining these exciting issues and creating a lot of buzz in the process.

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5/26/2021

America's First Gold Eagles: Part II

By June of 1797, Robert Scot, the US Mint's Chief Engraver, had heard enough of the complaining about the ""scrawny eagle"" and the ""sickly eagle"" from other US Mint officials and by the general public.

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4/30/2021

America's First Gold Eagles: Part I

The first of a two-part series on the United States' first ten dollar gold coins from the 18th century.

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4/6/2021

April 2021 Greensheet Market Report: The Steady Climb of the Paper Money Market

As a market analyst and editor, pricing is something that is on my mind around the clock, to the point that it becomes a second language. This does not mean it necessarily becomes easy to do when it comes to collectibles, especially when markets are rapidly rising or falling.

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4/2/2021

Chop Marks on Trade Dollars: Should We Avoid this Damage or Embrace it as Part of the Coin's Journey?

Coins with damage or major detracting defects are avoided like the plague by collectors, investors and dealers alike.

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4/1/2021

A Major Dealer is Making Markets for Quality Coins Certified with the New NGC Green Label

RARCOA, a prominent and well-capitalized firm, is carefully selecting coins for quality, eye appeal and other desirable traits to be certified with a new Green Label from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®).

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3/26/2021

It Is Easy To Collect Very Fine Grade Morgan Dollars

As Mint State Morgan silver dollars are extensively advertised and gem-quality better date Morgans realize astounding prices in major auctions, collectors forget that Very Fine grade Morgans have much detail and are often very desirable coins.

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2/27/2021

SERIES ANALYSIS: 1804 and other Famous Early Silver Dollars Sell in Miller, Part II Auction

The author performs a further analysis of the silver dollar rarities in the Larry H. Miller Collection that was auctioned on December 17 by Stack's Bowers.

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2/18/2021

Rare Gold Coins Especially Strong in 3rd Simpson Sale

Although the silver coins were more enticing and the patterns were more intriguing, the strongest results in the Simpson III session were for gold coins.

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2/11/2021

Why Are Partrick Collection Brasher Doubloons Worth So Much?

An initial reporting of in-depth analysis of the the Panoramic Partrick Collection.

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10/30/2020

Publishers Message: Dealers Prepare for Fall Orders (November 2020 Greysheet)

We are still facing a situation where dealers are having a lot of trouble sourcing fresh material in a marketplace of few in-person events.

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10/30/2020

Activity Across the Market (November 2020 Greysheet)

A monumental amount of auction activity looks to be the defining characteristic of the final few months of 2020. The size and quality of the material making its way to the auction stage in the final months of the year stand quite a bit higher than the previous nine months.

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10/9/2020

Lincoln Cents: Looking Beyond the 1909-S V.D.B. to Find True Rarity

Chris Maisano takes a deeper dive into the Lincoln cent series to identify value and rarity on coins other than the 1909-S VDB.

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10/2/2020

A Historical Look at Barber Coinage and Why Now is the Time to Buy Gem Half Dollars

Barber half dollars represent a beautiful and interesting series of coins. Gorgeous gems of this series are available and quite desirable right now, and justly deserve the spotlight right now.

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10/2/2020

Activity Across the Market (October 2020 Greysheet)

It's certainly an exciting time to be a coin dealer.

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10/2/2020

Publishers Message: Wholesale Prices Starting to Show Positive Movement Across the Board (October 2020 Greysheet)

For the first time in 5 years since I've taken over the helm as publisher here at the Greysheet, we are witnessing a true groundswell of positive pricing movement. ""People are quoting numbers for coins that are higher than we sold them for a week ago. Sometimes we buy them, sometimes we pass.""

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7/11/2020

Capped Bust Half Dollars, Part 1: Set Requirements

For those considering a collection of Bust half dollars, deciding the contents of the initial collection can be daunting and confusing -- yet profoundly important. In Part 1 of this series review, expert numismatic journalist Greg Reynolds offers some considerations about how to get started.

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4/17/2020

BUILDING A SET OF CAPPED BUST HALF DIMES (1829-1837)

Of all the early U.S. coinage issues, a set of Capped Bust half dimes is the easiest to complete. There are no rarities and the series is short making the task of assembling a collection both affordable and enjoyable in a reasonable amount of time. For the specialist, there are much deeper layers to study in this series.

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1/4/2020

The Secret to the FUN Show's Success

The annual F.U.N. show is a seminal event on the rare coin show calendar. Held the first week of the new year, the show -- now in its 65th year -- sets the tone for the year to follow with over 1500 coin dealers and 10,000 collectors in attendance.

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12/27/2019

SERIES ANALYSIS: Early Silver Dollars -- the 'Proofs' of 1801 to 1804 (Part 4)

Part 4, the final installment, of Greg Reynolds series analysis on the draped bust silver dollars focuses on the proof issues that were issued from 1801-1804. These controversial issues, also called novadels, are a fascinating piece of numismatic lore and include the very famous 1804 dollar.

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12/19/2019

SERIES ANALYSIS: Draped Bust Dollars, Business Strikes (Part 3)

Part 3 of Greg Reynolds series analysis on the draped bust silver dollars that were issued from 1798-1803. These are also know as ""heraldic eagle reverse"" dollars and represent the most affordable segment within the series.

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