Publishers Message & Letters to the Editor (October 2021 Greysheet)

In these pages you will not find any commentary outside debates of valuation, whose coin is finest known and the like, and this is one of the many aspects I love about this job.

by John Feigenbaum | Published on October 1, 2021

Welcome to the October 2021 issue of The Monthly Greysheet. Somehow the Summer has completely slipped by and we're already facing down Fall weather. Considering all the political, health, weather and national defense events going on, I find numismatics to be a welcome haven from the heated discourse that surrounds us.

In these pages you will not find any commentary outside debates of valuation, whose coin is finest known and the like, and this is one of the many aspects I love about this job.

We've got a great issue for you this month. Patrick Ian Perez starts with an exceptional perspective on the state of the high-end market for ultra rarities. Mike Garofalo follows up with an introspective on his decades-long experience in the rare coin market, and how things have evolved. I really appreciate Mike's ability to make the reader feel like a front-row witness to the events. Finally, Greg Reynolds takes a deep dive into to the monstrously rare and wonderful Vermuele-Lee 1893-S Morgan dollar that just sold for over $2 million at a GreatCollections online auction. (Funny how we don't even flinch any longer that an online-only auction can achieve such results.)

I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Patrick and I spend most of our working on the cataloging of new material for future pricing, and keeping up with the current market, which is enjoying broad support at the moment.

John Feigenbaum

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Author: John Feigenbaum

John Feigenbaum image The President, CEO and managing partner at CDN Publishing, John Feigenbaum, has been a professional numismatist since 1979. Formerly president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, John has taken on Publishing and executive responsibilities for CDN Publishing. John has written for numerous trade publications and published "The Complete Guide to Washington Quarters" in 1991. In 2014, John received the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award for "his steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community".

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