January 15, 2021
Vital rare coin & paper money industry updates
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Jan 8 — Despite the cancellation of the FUN Convention that usually kicks off the year for many dealers and collectors, Heritage will still hold their important annual FUN United States currency auction.
Jan 2 — In his January 2021 report, Perez discusses the impact of presidential politics on financial and metals markets in addition to recent auction activity.
Nov 28 — In his November 2020 report, Perez discusses the impact of presidential politics on financial and metals markets in addition to recent auction activity.
Oct 30 — 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.
Jul 29 — The first half of the year is complete and for the most part the numismatic and wider collectibles market navigated the period better than many other areas of the economy. According to the PNG over $167 million worth of U.S. coins were sold by major auction firms in this period.
Jun 30 — Precious metals and, by extension, U.S. coins, continue to benefit from widespread demand. For the month of May, silver was up 19.3%, its best one-month gain since April 2011. Gold rose 2.6%, and was up 14% year-to-date as of June 1st, making it the leading asset in that category.
Jun 5 — The numismatic market has carried on with resilience in the face of unprecedented business conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it is hoped that multiple states will have at least partially re-opened by the time this issue reaches reader’s hands, there has been much discussion about how the industry may be forever changed.
May 15 — A collecting area that has done particularly well in the rare coin market lately is the Washington quarter series -- specifically high grade examples with CAC approval.
May 9 — The state tax changes resulting from the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision will have profound affects on small businesses, including rare coin dealers. Patrick Ian Perez explains explains not only what happened, but also how and why it happened.
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Patrick Ian Perez
Patrick Ian Perez began as a full time numismatist in June of 2008. For six years he owned and operated a retail brick and mortar coin shop in southern California. He joined the Coin Dealer Newsletter in August of 2014 and was promoted to Editor in June 2015. In addition to United States coins, his numismatic interests include world paper money, world coins with an emphasis on Mexico and Germany, and numismatic literature. Patrick has been also published in the Journal of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) .