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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2020

During September, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in public internet sales. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1917-D Type One Standing Liberty Quarter in MS-66FH On September 6, the firm GreatCollections sold a […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in August 2020

During August, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in an auction in Dallas, in two live auctions in Las Vegas, and in public internet sales. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1853 With Arrows Dime in MS-64 On August 2, the firm […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2020

CAC-approved coins coins outperformed other certified coins at a live auction in Las Vegas and in various public Internet sales during the month of July. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1880 Half Dollar in PF-66 CAM On July 5, the firm […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in June 2020

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public Internet sales during the month of June. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1801 $10 Gold Eagle in MS-61 On June 4, Heritage Auctions sold a CAC-approved, NGC-graded MS-61 1801 $10 gold coin […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in May 2020

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of May. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from many results that could have been listed. 1. 1915 Barber Dime in MS-65 On May 3, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1915 Barber dime for $832.50 USD. A non-CAC-certified MS-65 […]

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Why MS62 May Be the “Perfect” Grade for Early US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner I recently sold a really nice 1810 Large Date Large 5 half eagle graded MS62+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. As I was writing the description of the coin before putting it up for sale on my website, I came to the conclusion that, for […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in April 2020

CAC-approved coins coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of April. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1926-S Peace Dollar in MS-64 On April 5, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved, NGC-graded MS-64 1926-S Peace silver dollar for […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ….. As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal with […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in March 2020

In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Southern California, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1899 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in February 2020

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Los Angeles and in the official auction of the Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1806/5 Overdate Quarter […]

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Regency Auction 37: Awesome Coins From Legend Rare Coin’s Upcoming Sale

  On March 26, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 429 lots of high-quality certified coins–included hundreds of CAC-approved pieces–at Regency Auction 37, which is held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at the Le Meridien Hotel in Philadelphia. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke down eight of his favorite lots from the upcoming […]

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Price Records Emerge for Finest CAC Commemorative Half Dollars

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ….. While prices for many classic commemorative half dollars are at historic lows, some high-end commems are trading at record high prices. A great example is the sale of a 1936 York County, Maine Tercentenary half dollar that sold at last August’s Stack’s Bowers Galleries American Numismatic […]

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CAC and the Appearance Rarity of No Motto New Orleans Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about my previous article on appearance rarity. It is my contention that CAC has now seen enough coins that we can make important observations about how rare (or not rare) a specific issue is in regards to its appearance. […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in January 2020

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins at the FUN Convention in Orlando. Here are 10 examples, selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. As it is traditional in the coin business for relatively expensive U.S. coins to publicly trade in January, the […]

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Awesome Coins from Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 36 Auction

On January 30, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 394 lots of high-quality certified coins, included hundreds of CAC-approved pieces at its Regency Auction 36, which is held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian in Las Vegas. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke down 15 of his favorite lots from the […]

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Awesome Coins From Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 36 Auction

  On January 30, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 394 lots of high-quality certified coins, included hundreds of CAC-approved pieces at its Regency Auction 36, which is held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian in Las Vegas. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke down 15 of his favorite lots from […]

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Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week: Gem Proof 1870 Two Cent Piece

Just One Certified Finer   1870 Two Cent Piece. Proof-66+ RD (PCGS). CAC. This is an enchanting specimen, the surfaces awash in vivid rose-orange color with subtle olive undertones evident at isolated viewing angles. The design elements are fully struck and rise boldly above shimmering reflectivity in the fields. Expertly preserved and visually appealing, this […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Life After FUN

Market Report By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… LEGEND NUMISMATICS IS PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF THE 1C CHAIN AMERI PCGS SP65 BN CAC This market report sale actually was negotiated and agreed upon at the FUN Show. All we can say is the coin was sold to a long-time friend of Legend […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Life After FUN

Market Report By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   LEGEND NUMISMATICS IS PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF THE 1C CHAIN AMERI PCGS SP65 BN CAC This market report sale actually was negotiated and agreed upon at the FUN Show. All we can say is the coin was sold to a long-time friend of […]

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CAC and the Appearance Rarity of Dahlonega and Charlotte Half Eagles

Dahlonega and Charlotte Half Eagles by Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner CAC has introduced a number of new shifts in the taste of buyers. A collector who focuses on rare CAC-approved coins is, in effect, an appearance rarity buyer. By this, I mean we now have an entire class of collectors who […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in December 2019

In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Dallas, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of December. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1903-S $10 Gold Eagle in MS-66 On December 5, Heritage […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in December 2019

In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Dallas, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of December. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1903-S $10 Gold Eagle in MS-66 On December 5, Heritage […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in November 2019

In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Baltimore, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of November. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1895 Dime in MS-67 On November 14, Stack’s […]

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PCGS launches exclusive CAC Set Registry program

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November 25, 2019 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites (sets), which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC)

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PCGS Launches Exclusive CAC Set Registry Program

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites (sets), which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). This innovative move gives collectors of these premier PCGS-certified coins the exclusive opportunity to build competitive registry sets […]

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PCGS Launches Exclusive CAC Set Registry Program

Nov. 25, 2019 – Professional Coin Grading Service has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites (sets), which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation. This gives collectors of these premier PCGS-certified coins the exclusive opportunity to build competitive registry sets consisting of CAC-stickered coins for awards and incentives tailored to those who specialize in these coins

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CAC Website Offers CDN Publishing’s CPG Market Prices for CAC Coins

Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) now provides free access to CDN’s Collector’s Price Guide (CPG) values for CAC-stickered coins. This timely, independent market information offers collectors and dealers with the latest fair-market prices for an expansive variety of CAC-stickered U.S. coins, including many of the most popular, widely traded series of copper, nickel, silver, and gold […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2019

  In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in public auctions in Dallas and New Orleans, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of October. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1932-S Quarter in MS-65 On October 6, […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the official auction at the Long Beach Expo in Los Angeles County, and in various public internet sales during the month of September. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1876-CC Twenty Cent Piece in MS-64 […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA World’s Fair of Money near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1904 $20 Gold Double Eagle in MS-65 […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of July, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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CoinWeek IQ: A Guide to Certified Coin Stickers

Not all MS65s are created equal   By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. [Editor’s Note: It must be understood that certification services (such as those mentioned below) that sticker certified coins accept that the original grading service made the correct call as to a given coin’s grade. The purpose of a sticker is to provide […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1943-S Steel Cent in MS-68 On July […]

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CAC-Approved Gem 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Coin Among Highlights at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Tomorrow on Sunday, August 11, bidding ends for this 1908 Saint-Gaudens No Motto $20 double eagle gold coin, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. The coin is just one of several highlights that will close at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. At the time of publication, the price […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC Coins Bring Premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1914-S $10 Gold Eagle in […]

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First Public Exhibit of Recently Discovered Rare 1854-S $5 at ANA Show

Historic, Gold Rush-era San Francisco Half Eagle will be featured Museum Showcase display courtesy of ANA Governor Brian Hendelson   By Classic Coin Company …… The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle, discovered just last year and subsequently sold at auction for $2.16 million, will be publicly exhibited for the first […]

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Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

CAC Inside the holder By Bruce Smith, for – Blanchard and Company…. There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin based upon its slab. Those days are over, and collectors should be glad they are. Enter CAC What many people outside of the numismatic profession don’t understand is how much […]

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Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

CAC Inside the holder By Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ……   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin based upon its slab. Those days are over, and collectors should be glad they are. Enter CAC What many people outside of the numismatic profession don’t understand is how […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in May 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of May, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in New Orleans and Baltimore. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in May 2019

In addition to faring well in online sales during the month of May, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in New Orleans and Baltimore. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1864 ‘Large Motto’ Two Cent Piece in MS-64 RD On May 5, […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1815 Quarter in VF-25 On April 7, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in March 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Maryland and Texas during March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in March

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Maryland and Texas during March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1916-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in MS-64 On March 1, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned a […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The March PCGS Invitational and Auction

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… We’ve just spent the past two weeks jetting up and down the West Coast to do business with only a day to rest. The running around paid off, but we missed an apparently large amount of business from the office that we had to postpone until now. One […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #111: Talking CAC Coins; the Future of Grading with John Albanese

 CoinWeek Podcast #110: Talking CAC Coins; the Future of Grading with John Albanese Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Collecting and investing in rare coins at the upper levels of the hobby requires more than just money, it requires considerable amounts of knowledge, patience, […]

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Demand for CAC Coins Continues to Grow – Supporting Values

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market – MFrarecoins.com …… If you collect CAC coins, you’re in good company and your ranks are growing. This is mostly good news if you own CAC coins and plan to purchase more. It means price support and liquidity are strengthening even more, as is their […]

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Veteran Collector and Prominent CPA Robert Fligel Launches Bullion and Rare Coin Firm

RF Precious Metals is a CAC-Authorized Dealer Robert Fligel, a prominent New York City and former Big 4 Certified Public Accountant and CPA firm advisor, has opened a rare coins and precious metals consulting company, RF Precious Metals, LLC, to assist collectors, investors, financial planners and asset and estate managers with buying and selling of […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in February

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1829 Half Cent On February 3, Heritage auctioned […]

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Jeff Garrett: CAC Examined

In which Jeff Garrett takes a closer look at CAC-stickered coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Quite often new clients–and sometimes long-time clients–will seek my advice on a numismatic collecting strategy. They are very interested in developing a sound and hopefully long-term path for being a successful collector. Most love numismatics […]

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CAC coins bring premiums at FUN auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type, and certified grade sold at the auction or previously

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CAC coins bring premiums at FUN auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type, and certified grade sold at the auction or previously

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums at FUN Auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type and certified grade sold at the auction or previously. Here are 10 examples among many that could be […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in December

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Beverly Hills and in Internet sales during December. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in December

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Beverly Hills and in internet sales during December. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1832 Half Dollar in AU-58 On December 2, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved AU-58 1832 half dollar for $677.25. On […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in November

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in internet sales during November. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1895-O Dime in MS-64 On November 8, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-64 1895-O dime for $20,400 USD. This […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in November

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in internet sales during November. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 29 was a great success, given the choppiness of the market

Activity from the start was strong and the pace carried through the live sale. In sale 29, more than 90% of the sales were to collectors

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CAC coins bring premiums in October

CAC-approved coins tended to outperform other certified coins in a Heritage auction in Chicago, in a Stack’s Bowers auction in Baltimore, and in Internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in October

CAC-approved coins tended to outperform other certified coins in a Heritage auction in Chicago, in a Stack’s Bowers auction in Baltimore, and in internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1924 Saint Gaudens $20 in MS-66 On October 7, David Lawrence […]

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Rare Lincoln Cent Variety Set to Bring over $27,000 at GreatCollections Auction

A top-population 1944-D/S Lincoln cent is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at a GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than four days to go, the lot has received 34 bids and reached a price of $24,000 ($27,000 with Buyer’s Premium). It is likely to garner even more interest from bidders in the days to […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in September

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in California and Internet sales during September. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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CAC coins bring premiums in August

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to bring substantial premiums in Internet sales by GreatCollections

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What an S-Mint Peace Dollar at GreatCollections Can Tell Us About the Market

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A conditionally-scarce 1934-S Peace dollar graded MS65+ by PCGS and CAC-approved is one of the highlights this week at GreatCollections Certifed Coin Auctions. With less than five days to go, the lot has received 4 bids and reached a price of $8,501.00 ($9,563.63 with Buyer’s Premium). This coin is almost certain to […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in August

CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to bring substantial premiums in internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are ten examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1857 Flying Eagle Cent […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in Summer FUN Auction

CAC-approved coins lead the way in the official auction by Heritage at the Summer FUN Convention in Orlando on July 12 and 13. Before listing eight examples from the Summer FUN Auction, two sales of CAC coins by GreatCollections are mentioned, as CAC coins fared well in multiple settings this month, not just at the FUN Auction

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums in Auctions in June 2018

by Certified Acceptance Corporation…. CAC coins continue to tend to realize higher prices at auction than their non-CAC counterparts. Here are ten examples among many that could be listed: 1. 1892-O Barber Quarter On June 11, the Goldbergs auctioned a PCGS graded MS-64 1892-O quarter, with a CAC sticker, for $780. Non-CAC Comparables Earlier in […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in auctions in June 2018

CAC-approved coins continue to realize higher prices at auction than their non-CAC counterparts. Here are 10 examples, among many, that could be listed:

On June 11, the Goldbergs auctioned an MS-64 1892-O quarter with a CAC sticker for $780

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Is It Still Possible to Put Together a Nice Set of New Orleans Double Eagles?

New Orleans Double Eagles By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Let’s say an upscale collector makes a decision to put together a complete 13 coin set of New Orleans double eagles. Putting monetary concerns aside (for the sake of this blog, we’re going to say that this collector has the necessary […]

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums at Sotheby’s Auction of Silver Dollars May 21, 2018

At the Sotheby’s auction in New York of the Ralph and Lois Stone Collection on May 21, 2018, CAC-approved Morgan silver dollars brought brought substantial premiums over silver dollars of same date, type and certified grade sold last month or earlier this year. As some coins in this collection were certified long ago, recent auction […]

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums During March 2018

Coins that have been reviewed and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) consistently bring premiums over other “non-stickered” coins in the marketplace. Below are some examples from recent actions sales on March 2018 one may use for a refference. Here are 10 examples among many that could be listed: On March 4, GreatCollections sold a […]

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GreatCollections to auction Coldwater Creek Everyman Registry Set on April 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce that GreatCollections will be auctioning the Coldwater Creek Collection of AU-58 and AU-58+ type coins on Sunday, April 1st.
The collection is currently ranked #2 on the PCGS Set Registry and is the third all-time finest for the category of Everyman Complete U

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums During February 2018

Here are 10 examples of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) approved coins that have drawn premiums recently, from among many that could be listed (prices cited include buyer’s premium): 1. In the Goldbergs sale in Los Angeles shortly before the winter Long Beach Expo, a CAC MS-65 1900 Lafayette commemorative silver dollar brought $5,581 USD. At […]

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Wass Molitor Slug recently discovered in Australia to be sold by GreatCollections

An extremely rare $50 territorial gold coin, issued by the Wass, Molitor & Co. firm during the California Gold Rush, was recently rediscovered in Sydney, Australia and is being sold by the Irvine, California firm GreatCollections

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January 2018 CAC Coin Auction Highlights

At the official auction of the FUN Convention by Heritage in early January at the Tampa Convention Center, CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of same date, type and certified grade sold then or in the near past. Here are 10 examples among many that could be listed: 1. A CAC MS-66 1942/1 overdate […]

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January 2018 CAC Coin Auction Highlights

At the official auction of the FUN Convention by Heritage in early January at the Tampa Convention Center, CAC approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of same date, type and certified grade sold then or in the near past. Here are 10 examples among many that could be listed: 1. A CAC MS-66 1942/1 […]

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Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coins and the Economics of Coin Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com  on the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle…… CoinWeek Content Partner …… A recent conversation with a good client about the impact of increased demand upon his area of collecting ( Liberty Head quarter eagle ) inspired me to write this article. The economics of numismatics is simple: the value of a coin is […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 25 Sale U.S. Coins Video Preview

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer more than 300 handpicked PCGS and NGC graded coins, chosen for high appeal and quality, at their January 25, 2018 Regency Auction 25 at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Last Vegas. In this CoinWeek Exclusive Auction Preview, editor Charles Morgan discusses eight coins that he reviewed at […]

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Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar, Branch Mint Proof

The following coin catalog description is of LOT #4861 from the 2018 Heritage FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Tampa. As a Branch Mint Proof, this 1838-O is a Classic US Rarity of the highest importance. “1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most […]

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This Week on eBay – Select Modern Coin Rarities, Oddities, and Condition Census Pieces

Today’s eBay highlights run the gamut. We reviewed thousands of modern coin listings to compile a list of our favorite lots. We chose high end Ike dollars, rare modern coin off metal errors, coins that are literally perfect, and a perennial favorite U.S. gold issue. Up first is a 1971-P Eisenhower dollar in PCGS MS66. […]

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Superb Key Morgan Dollars, Fresh Gold Glitter at Legend Regency Auction 23

Fresh offerings of gold coins shattered records in Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 23rd Regency Auction, the official auction of the Philadelphia PCGS Member’s Only Show. The Crow River Collection, the current #2 PCGS Registry Set of $10 Indians, consisting of 33 lots, far surpassed anyone’s expectations, realizing a total of $1,951,381.25! The top lot in […]

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Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect With Motto Liberty Head Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In January 2017, I wrote a blog in the “So You’ve Decided to Collect…” series about No Motto Liberty Head eagles. As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to write about the With Motto Liberty Head eagle coinage. […]

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Editor’s Choice: eBay US Coin Highlights of the Week

By CoinWeek …..   Each day, CoinWeek’s editors comb eBay’s thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to know. Today, we focus on US Coins. Today’s highlights include the finest Eisenhower dollar collection ever built; a superb gem 1881 Proof Set; the finest known Templeton Reid $2.50 […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Has Biggest Plans Ever For ANA Convention

Numismatic Literary Guild Bash food expected to be most extravagant in its history The Numismatic Literary Guild has gargantuan doings planned for the 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. As always, Thursday will be NLG Day at the show – the day when the Guild will hold its two major annual events, the […]

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Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek ….. The loss of SS Central America in September 1857 had a major impact on the history of the United States. Although a recession had already started in 1856, and a major insurance company failed in August, the loss of this ship caused upheaval in financial markets and exacerbated what […]

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Legend Numismatics: Hot Topics – Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Journal entries from the founder of Legend Numismatics, Laura Sperber, help you stay current with the real happenings of numismatics. A former ANA Board Member, Laura has handled close to $1 billion worth of rare coins to date and has assembled many of the greatest collections ever. Her […]

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Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

By CoinWeek ….. Previously, CoinWeek covered three important modern coin lots that you need to know about from the Stack’s Bowers June 2017 auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. In this piece, CoinWeek’s editors will run down classic U.S. coin highlights that you will not want to miss. Stack’s Bowers […]

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AER Acquires Virtually Flawless $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Gold

In March 2017, the American Eagle Reserve acquired the unparalleled 1907 $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Wire-Rim certified by PCGS Mint State-69, further endorsed by CAC, for a price that is likely a record for this coin. The coin has since been sold into a private collection that contains many great high-grade U.S. gold coins. Most […]

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Finest Known 1858 Gold Dollar, Buffalo Nickel Rainbow Toner Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By CoinWeek …. The latest Internet auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) (number 959 for those keeping track at home) closes this Sunday night, May 7. If you’re unfamiliar with the company, the Virginia Beach-based David Lawrence Rare Coins was founded by David (Lawrence) Feigenbaum in 1979. Over the years the company has sold […]

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Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   A NOTE FROM LAURA SPERBER Do know this is one of the toughest reports for me to write. George Huang, the co founder of Legend and my business partner for 31 years had a very serious heart attack last Friday. George always did everything within his power […]

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Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, attractive […]

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Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and was […]

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Fresh Extremely Fine 1943 Copper Cent in Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction

1943 Lincoln 1C PCGS EF45 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #370 Just prior to the winter Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo in Long Beach, California, the Goldbergs will conduct an auction of a wide variety of coins, medals […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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CoinWeek: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Simpson Standard Silver Pattern Set – 4K Video

  No collector has ever assembled a complete set of 19th century “Standard Silver” patterns from the Philadelphia Mint. Collector Bob Simpson of Texas came close, piecing together a set of unrivaled quality and eye appeal. Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first tranche of these patterns at their upcoming Regency XX Sale at […]

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Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #366 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four U.S. coin Platinum Night events each year, each as a part of an auction extravaganza that includes additional coins […]

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Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #366 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four U.S. coin Platinum Night events each year, each as a part of an auction extravaganza that includes additional […]

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1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a collector-buyer. […]

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1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a collector-buyer. […]

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Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This series of articles is aimed at collectors who do not wish to spend more than $500 for any one coin yet seek to build meaningful, enjoyable and noteworthy collections of classic […]

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Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets for […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #357 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Just seven coins are needed for a regular type set of gold eagles (U.S. $10 Gold eagle coins). The purpose here is to discuss building such a set without spending a fortune, […]

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Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S half […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the scarcest […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Buyer Beware

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. AUCTION BUYING I want to make it clear – this is not a self serving Hot Topics. I am writing this based upon several negatives I see happening. As many of you know, I tirelessly fight coin doctors and dealers who shill for them. For awhile, things chilled. […]

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U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three Cent Pieces

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #351 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This is the third in a series on collecting U.S. patterns without spending as much as $5,000 USD on any one piece. Although patterns are not coins, some did circulate as coins and patterns are often collected along with […]

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Toned Morgan Dollars of the Northern Lights Collection, Part 1 – 4K Video

CoinWeek and Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner up to bring you a spectacular array of dazzling toned Morgan dollars from the Northern Lights Collection. These toned coins are what coin collecting at the ultra high end is all about. Each of these Morgan dollars has been graded by PCGS and is CAC approved. Part I of […]

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Why No Motto Philadelphia Half Eagles May be the Best Value in Today’s Dated Gold Market

1849 $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics (DWN) By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… The rare date gold market is now fairly mature and many areas which were formerly overlooked and undervalued (like San Francisco half eagles and eagles, New Orleans half eagles and eagles and Type One Liberty […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Pt. 23: Proof Shield Nickels

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #349 The emphasis here is on PCGS- or NGC-certified, Proof-64 or -63 ‘No Rays’ Shield Nickels dating from 1867 to 1883, Choice Proofs. This is the 23rd installment in a series on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 […]

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Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent – The First American Cent – Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #348 This week’s column is about those 1792 patterns that, in my estimation, are likely to be worth more than $1 million in the current market […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided Hair Half Cents

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #347 U.S. half cents were first struck in 1793, and Braided Hair half cents were introduced in 1840. It is generally believed, though, that all half cents dating from 1840 to 1848 are Proofs. Indeed, standard references imply that no […]

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Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. At the beginning of 2016, CoinWeek published an article I wrote discussing coins approved by the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). In that article I discussed briefly CAC’s inception, the initial reaction to its existence, and the positive effect that CAC has had […]

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Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com Douglas Winter Numismatics  sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars several years ago from the Civil War era. These were an 1862 graded Proof-64 Deep Cameo by PCGS, and an 1864 graded Proof-66 Deep Cameo by PCGS. Both coins had also been approved by CAC. I’d like to […]

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Stacks Bowers Auctions – 1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter with CAC Gold Sticker

1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH. Offered is an incredible Mint State example of this key date early San Francisco Mint quarter. Essentially Choice, as the coveted gold label CAC designation suggests, both sides are minimally marked with full, billowy satin luster. Pleasingly sharp in strike and untoned apart from […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auction July 19, 2016 Summer Internet Sale Highlights

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ……. 120 lots are heating up the July 19 session of the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Internet Sale series. A variety of copper, silver, and gold coins take the stage in the latest installment of the Legend Rare Coin auction, with a concentration on classic type coins and other […]

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10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… I have written previous articles about CAC population figures. To me, CAC populations help to quantify quality. By this, I mean that if eight examples of a specific date of Liberty Head half eagle have been approved by CAC, we can assume that there are at […]

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Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values

By Rick Snow – Owner and Operator, Eagle Eye Rare Coins …… I have written about the problem of overgrading for many years now. In 1996, I began a service called Photo Seal. In small ways it has helped control the problem within the Flying Eagle and Indian cent collector community, but we are now […]

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Gene Gardner Coins Re-Appear in Summer FUN Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #339 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………   As already reported, “Lily Nicole” dimes and multiple Gene Gardner Coins have re-appeared in the auction at the Houston Money Show last December, shortly after the last Gardner sale in October. Additional Gardner coins […]

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Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #330 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… This discussion is aimed at a wide audience, not just prospective buyers of Barber quarters. Indeed, the broader implications of interpreting auction results for type coins over a five-year period are of interest to […]

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US Coins – Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 16 – Capped Bust Dimes

1834 Capped Bust Dime. John Reich-5. Rarity-1. Large 4. Mint State-67+ (PCGS). News and Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #321 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Stack’s-Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. It’s been awhile since we’ve dug into a bit of coin market analysis and we thought it might be interesting to introduce a new recurring feature on CoinWeek, where we break down price performance for type coins of the different collector series. Collecting type coins is […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present It’s Largest Regency Auction To Date

Superb MS67 FH 1916 Standing Liberty 25C Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present its largest auction to date as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening of Thursday, February 18, commencing at 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET. The 484 lot […]

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Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com….   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that… GUIDES! For convenience, they list just one price for a given grade of a coin. It’s important to note that different coins of the same issue and grade often trade for higher and lower […]

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Legend Numismatics Market Report – All that Glitters is Generic Gold

Generic US GOLD Coins By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Very interesting what is happening with gold. It has come down nearly 10% in the past 30 days. We”re not quite sure where the bottom is. However, being the forever gold bugs we are, we are now even MORE bullish on all GOLD. In […]

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Legend Numismatics Market Report – All that Glitters is Generic Gold

Generic US GOLD Coins By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Very interesting what is happening with gold. It has come down nearly 10% in the past 30 days. We”re not quite sure where the bottom is. However, being the forever gold bugs we are, we are now even MORE bullish on all GOLD. In fact, we were […]

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Beyond Plastic: It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin based upon its slab. Those days are over, and collectors should be glad they are What many people outside of the numismatic profession don’t understand is how much the […]

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Room to Run: Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in the rare coin market. Undervalued coins. Sleeper coins. Pedigree coins. Old holder coins. CAC coins. Blue chip coins. All represent strong opportunity for smart resourced investors. Combine any of […]

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Stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s Type Set

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #263 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s collection is almost irresistible. This coin is PCGS graded MS-66 and CAC approved. It is more attractive than 97% of the […]

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Stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s Type Set

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #263 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s collection is almost irresistible. This coin is PCGS graded MS-66 and CAC approved. It is more attractive than 97% of the […]

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US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

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Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and shear romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

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Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

CoinWeek IQ Analysis… Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency X Auction offers coin connoisseurs considerable coverage in the area of high-end classic U.S. coins. This modern coin caught the attention of CoinWeek’s editors: Lot 170: 1951-D Washington 25C PCGS MS-67+ While many dealers and collectors may scoff at the idea of paying thousands or tens of […]

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CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek news staff… The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coinage for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and submission […]

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Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the United States Assay Office of Gold and continued the federal contract to […]

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US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has had a profound impact on the rare date gold market, and one of the series which has seen significant changes as a result of CAC is Type One Liberty Head double eagles. Auction results and private transactions for coins with CAC stickers, especially rare dates, show […]

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CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

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