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ANA Members Recognized for Accomplishments During World's Fair of Money

Several individuals were recognized for their service and commitment to numismatics during the Association's Member & Awards celebration and its 131st Annual Awards Banquet during the Chicago World's Fair of Money®


This Week in U.S. Coin Pricing

The market is... in a word... SOLID. Read my observations about the major auctions at Heritage and Stack's Bowers this week.


Impressive Run of Two Cent Pieces Fares Well in SBG Auction

On June 14 and 15, Stack's Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted an auction at their headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. During a lot viewing session, a particularly impressive offering of Two Cent Pieces drew my attention, and these fared very well in the auction.

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CAC Coins For Less Than $150 Each, Part 5: Franklin Halves

The feature editorial from the Spring 2022 edition of the CAC Rare Coin Market Review.


Central States Auction 2022, Part 2: U.S. $10 Gold Coins

A few of the prices realized for $10 gold coins (eagles) in the May 5 Heritage Platinum Night sessions were astonishing and many auction results were reflective of ascents in market levels that had already occurred during 2021 and early 2022.


Spring Auction Review Part 1: Zito Collection

On April 5, the Paul and Rosalie Zito consignment of just ninety-two coins was auctioned for more than $4.25 million in total. This was a very important offering of fresh material, and a newsworthy assortment of U.S. gold coins was featured.


MONEY OF THE CELTS Achieves Outstanding Results

Künker's Spring Auctions Sales were held from 21 to 25 March and from 4 to 6 April 2022. They will go down in the company's history as the auction week with the highest turnover that was ever achieved. In this review, we present the Top Five of Celtic, Greek and Roman coins.


Renowned Ibrahim Salem Collection of U.S. Banknotes Comes to Heritage Auctions

Notes at May 6-7 Central States event reflect collector's focus on Type rarity and fancy serial numbers.


A Review of Künker's Spring Auction Sales: A Market Analysis

At 14.8 million euros, the total hammer price of the first part of Künker's Spring Auction Sales was more than twice its estimate of 6.5 million euros. This was also, but not only, due to twenty six-digit results. We'll take a look at results from all price segments.


A CAC-Only 1936 Proof Set is Meaningful & Practical

The feature editorial from the Spring 2022 edition of the CAC Rare Coin Market Review.


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.


Over $212 Million Sold in Record Year at Stack's Bowers Galleries

It is said that records are made to be broken and 2021 was the year for Stack's Bowers Galleries to break them. Overall, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold at auction over $212 million in numismatic items across nearly 75,000 lots, making it the single strongest season of auction offerings in their 89-year history.


Rarities Night Auction Puts Spotlight on Rare Half Eagles

The Stack's-Bowers Rarities Night event on Nov. 23 featured a wide assortment of rare coins. The most newsworthy and memorable section was a run of rare half eagles ($5 gold coins) which are analyzed in this article.


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.


Press release auction results in Monaco the 12th June 2021

Lot n ° 225. FRANCE Charles VII (1422-1461). Franc à cheval, 1422, Toulouse. Obv. KAROLVS ° D - EI ° GRACI. - FRACORV ° REX. King horseback, galloping to the left, sword high, wearing a crowned helm, wearing over his hauberk a coat of arms fleurdelized; the horse's caparison is fleurdelized.


Over $7.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack's Bowers Galleries' June 2021 Costa Mesa Auction

Over $7.8 million in United States coins and Numismatic American was sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event hosted at the state-of-the-art auction studio in the firm's Costa Mesa, California headquarters.


Proof Silver Coins in Simpson V Coin Auction: The Super Simpson Collection, Report #4

On April 23, at the Heritage headquarters near the Dallas Fort Worth airport (DFW), the fifth auction session of coins and patterns from the Bob Simpson Collection was conducted. The not yet revealed story regarding the Simpson V session is that Proof 19th century dimes, half dimes, and Three Cent Silvers fared surprisingly well and that increases in prices for these have been largely unnoticed in the coin community.


June 2021 Greensheet Market Report: CDN Acquires the Banknote Book

In some of the most exciting news to announce in a long time, at least from our perspective, CDN has acquired the well-known world paper money resource The Banknote Book (BNB).


The German Empire Coin Market is Booming -- Grün Auction Results Repeat Calls for a New Jaeger Edition

The international coin trade is booming thanks to Covid. This affects the prices of coins of the German Empire, too. In Heidelberger Münzhandlung's auction, pieces of outstanding quality achieved results that had previously been unheard of: 25,500 euros for 1 mark 1879 A and 17,750 euros for 5 marks ""Eichbaum"" 1930 E.


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.


Nearly $28 Million in U.S. Coins and Paper Money Sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries March 2021 Las Vegas Auction

Nearly $28 million in United States coins and paper money was sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries March 2021 Auction , held March 24-26 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Internet-only sessions March 29-April 1.


CONNECTICUT COPPERS, PART 3: Easily Assembling A Set

In the third and final installment of the series, Greg Reynolds gives advice on how a collector can start a meaningful collection of these fascinating and historic collectibles.


Top Ten Auction Records for U.S. and Early American Coins & Patterns

In a list that is sure to be outdated within weeks, Greg Reynolds runs through the top ten auction records for U.S. coins.


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.


Price Discovery and the Role of Coin Price Guides

Where do these prices come from? and What role should these prices play in our decision processes?


The February Greysheet Publishers Report: Loving Coins In a Pandemic

The coin market has been surprisingly robust during COVID, but we'd sure like to get back to meeting in person at coin shows! In the meantime, we have updated pricing on a number of critical series from Buffalo nickels to gold coinage and added proof large cent pricing. And Congress just approved a 100th anniversary commemorative coins for 1921 Morgan and Peace dollars...


Is It Practical to Buy CAC-Approved Coins Without Paying Usual CAC Premiums?

In auctions and public Internet sales, CAC approved coins realize large premiums on average, but not in every instance.


A Letter from Mark Salzberg

The collectibles markets have not merely survived the COVID-19 crisis — they have thrived. The early indicators of strength and stability, including extraordinary demand for bullion and impressive auction results, proved accurate. Prices and participation have risen rapidly since the beginning of the pandemic.


The Bob R. Simpson Collection Debuts at $14.6 Million at Heritage Auctions [video]

""The results exceeded every expectation I had"" – Bob R. Simpson


Building a CAC-Only Set of Charlotte Mint Half Eagles

A set of CAC approved Charlotte Mint, Liberty Head half eagles that is more than three-fourths complete would be a cool, satisfying and important achievement.

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