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November 30, 2020


Vital rare coin & paper money industry updates


John Feigenbaum · Aug 1, 2017

BY JOHN FEIGENBAUM, PUBLISHER & PATRICK IAN PEREZ, EDITOR This August Quarterly II edition coincides with the annual numismatic migration to the ANA World’s Fair o


This August Quarterly II edition coincides with the annual numismatic migration to the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The Quarterly II is one of our personal favorites as the series covered here span half dollars to $3 gold—an ideal cross-section of both collector and investor-grade coins. There are a few more minus signs on the sheet this issue than in the past which had seen reliable gains. This is the result of our analysis of recent auction results which shows a bit of softness in some of the issues we represent here. Additionally, we are still seeing grading pressure on prices. Even better date coins are not immune from gradeflation, and we’re seeing coins appear in auction that were formerly in a lower-grade holder. Sometimes, the same exact coin in a higher grade holder sells for a lower result than it did when it was more accurately represented.

Both Heritage and Stack’s Bowers are holding major auctions in conjunction with the ANA show this year, and the Stack’s offering of the famous Lord St. Oswald/Norweb 1794 dollar, graded PCGS/ CAC MS64 is a major highlight. This and many other exciting coins should make the annual ANA extravaganza even more tantalizing.


Over the past few months we have quietly released new features to our web site to give users access to Collector’s Price Guide (CPG), Greysheet , Bluesheet and Greensheet values. The retail values are available FREE for all users. To access the wholesale data, one simply needs to be a paid subscriber to our print or PDF subscriptions. We are still tweaking things here and there but the initial feedback on this feature has been overwhelmingly positive. Users can also access historic price charts for ANY coin in EVERY grade. This has never been available before and is extremely powerful. Visit to check this out. (Note: you may need to update your login with us. Send an email to if you are having trouble logging into your online account. It’s a quick one-time fix.)


We have added pricing for the AU58 grade to early half dollars in this issue, covering Flowing Hair halves all the way through the end of the Capped Bust series. While we are now completely out of space on these printed pages to add more pricing columns, like XF45, AU53, AU55, MS61, etc, the beauty of the web is that we can add all of these prices without space constraints.

Comments (1)

  • Gary Burhop

    Yes, printed space can be a constraint HOWEVER, those who pay for the more expensive print edition should have the same info as those with access to the web. And, even if we use the digital format, we do not always have access to the website. For that reason, you should not exclude prices from the printed or PDF editions. Consider a revamp and print on a landscape basis rather than portrait. You should have enough room to list all the grades on which you offer pricing info

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 4:01 PM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      Gary, Thank you for this reply, but it's simply not cost effective. To add the pricing columns in landscape format (the only way to add more pricing on a page) would change everything, double the postage, etc. The additional pricing we offer online does not come at the expense of any existing pricing you signed up for. It's new and an added. Also, we plan to offer a smartphone app with free access to this pricing for paid CDN subscribers. I think readers will love this new app. (Coming this Fall, or sooner).

      Monday, August 7, 2017 10:08 AM EST

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John Feigenbaum

The Publisher 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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