Category Archives: Legend Numismatics

Million-Dollar Coins Aside, Regency 41 Results Reflect Healthy Market

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Hits and Misses from the Morelan Collection On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions held Regency Auction 41 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The sale will most be known for the first 30 lots, devoted to the United States […]

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The Bruce Morelan Collection – Lots You Need to Know: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * On October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer a selection of the finest early U.S. coins from the incomparable Bruce […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 40 Recap: CoinWeek Streaming News

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down five lots that you need to know about from the recently held Legend Rare Coin […]

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Fresh High-End Coins Star in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 40

Record prices realized as coin market yet again shows strength in an uncertain world   Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) just concluded an immensely successful Regency Auction, the firm’s 40th, in Las Vegas. The official auction of the PCGS Members Only Show, LRCA’s hand-curated, boutique-style offered a wide array of popular coins in many different […]

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Legend Coin Hot Topics and Market Report – It’s Crazy Out There

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Click Here to Check Out Regency Auction 40   NEVER SAW THIS ACTIVITY PATTERN BEFORE Anyone have a hoard of circ $20 Libs? We’re talking five to 10,000 coins. They can be raw too. How about PCGS MS65 and 66 Saints all CAC-approved, also? We are now […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Call the Fire Department!

ALL GOLD PRICED UNDER $7,500.00 IS ON FIRE   By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… As of 3 PM Friday, July 24, gold is at $1,897.95 USD and is climbing. We do not think there is a single coin dealer who has more than one or two GEM gold coins if that. Legend Rare […]

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Regency Auction 39 – Lots You Need to Know

Legend Rare Coin Auction Preview by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 39 will be held on July 16 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sale contains 536 hand-selected lots of certified US coins of all denominations, including multiple condition-census and CAC-certified examples. With lot pre-sale estimate values ranging […]

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1794 Dollar: Legend Auctions to Sell Most Valuable US Coin in October

The world’s most valuable US coin, a 1794 Dollar that last sold for $10 million USD, is set to appear in an auction again later this year. Legend Rare Coin Auctions, Inc. has announced the sale of the Bruce Morelan Collection, a collection of coins from the early period of US history, valued in total […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 38 Shows Market is Robust, Even in Lock Down

Collector coins shine draw record phone and internet bidding activity on webcast auction   Regency Auction Result Highlights by Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) …… An auction that was supposed to take place at Harrah’s in New Orleans–as part of the PCGS Members Only Show–was forced to become a webcast event held at Legend Rare […]

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CoinWeek Preview: Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ REGENCY 38 Sale

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions is conducting Regency Auction #38 on May 14th during a live webcast. CoinWeek breaks down several key lots from the sale and provides its commentary on lots you should know about. Lots discussed in this video: Lot 17: $1 1888-O SCARFACE. PCGS MS62 CAC This is a nice example of […]

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CoinWeek Preview: Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ REGENCY 38 Sale

   Legend Rare Coin Auctions is conducting Regency Auction #38 on May 14 during a live webcast. CoinWeek breaks down several key lots from the sale and provides its commentary on lots you should know about. Lots discussed in this video: Lot 17: $1 1888-O SCARFACE. PCGS MS62 CAC This is a nice example […]

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Regency Auction 38 Updates From Legend Rare Coin

Regency Auction By Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) …… On April 14, PCGS announced that their scheduled Members’ Only Show, set to take place May 13-16 in New Orleans, had been canceled. As a result of this change, the Regency Auction 38, which was to be held in conjunction with that show, will now be […]

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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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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Regency Auction 37 Shows Strength of Hobby

By Matthew Bell – Legend Numismatics …… This week’s market report is going to be all about the Regency Auction 37, which closed last Thursday, March 26. We’ve spoken for the last few weeks about all of the changes that had to be made to make the auction happen, and Thursday we found out if […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Moving Regency 37 Sale to New Jersey Office

By Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) …… Due to the constantly changing situation concerning COVID-19, as well as the rapidly increasing response from businesses and governments throughout the country, we are moving next week’s auction from Philadelphia to our offices in New Jersey. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auction Announcement Regarding Regency 37 Sale

At Legend Auctions, we are committed to keeping our customers informed about how coronavirus is impacting our industry, and the steps we are taking to minimize its impact on our operations. We at LRCA have been monitoring the situation with coronavirus closely, and we understand and share your concerns about remaining healthy with so much […]

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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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Coin Profiles: United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

Description: The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but not produced until the fall of 1794. The legislation called for the coins to be struck at a weight of 416 grains and a fineness of .89243. In theory, the coin was meant to circulate as 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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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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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – A Look Back at 2019

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… Looking back at 2019 in its entire scope, the year was one of transition. There were transitions here at Legend Rare Coin Auctions specifically, as well as transitions in the rare coin market. All of these combined for a year that in the end seemed to follow the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Regency Auction 35 Preview

Legend Rare Coin Auction Preview by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 35 will be held on December 12 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will contain a wide array of US coins of all denominations, including multiple top pop pieces and countless registry-quality examples. With estimates ranging […]

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Legend Rare Coin Regency Auction 35

Attention bidders, Regency Auction 35 is live. We workrd around the clock putting the final touches on descriptions, images, and estimates, making sure everything is ready for bidding. We have the entire auction listed so you can begin to target your coins of interest. All 611 lots are true LEGEND QUALITY. Each coin, as you […]

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Legend Rare Coin Regency Auction 35

Attention bidders, Regency Auction 35 is live. We worked around the clock putting the final touches on descriptions, images, and estimates, making sure everything is ready for bidding. We have the entire auction listed so you can begin to target your coins of interest. All 611 lots are true LEGEND QUALITY. Each coin goes through […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Exclusively Legend Regency Auction Draws Strong Bidding

Five important, high-quality collections, assembled by collectors with the exclusive assistance and mentoring of Laura Sperber and George Huang of Legend Numismatics were sold on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in New Orleans, held in conjunction with the October 2019 PCGS Members Only Show. The special auction, consisting of 184 lots, brought five very special consignments […]

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Five Highlights From the Legend Rare Coins Regency Exclusively Legend Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coins will soon be offering an extraordinary array of coins in its upcoming Regency Exclusively Legend Auction, slated for October 24. The event, to be hosted at Harrah’s in New Orleans, promises to be an extravagant affair as Legend Rare Coins auctions typically are and buyers are […]

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Eye Appeal and High Quality Reign at Legend Rare Coin Auctions 34th Regency Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) presented its 34th Regency Auction on the evening of September 26, 2019, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. And, as usual, high-end quality performed very well. Online, in person, and phone attendance at the auction, which was held as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show, set another […]

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Legend Auctions – Regency Auction 34 is Thursday Sept 26th

Bidding activity has erupted since the Regency Auction 34 catalogs hit the mail boxes. There are record numbers of eye balls looking at the coins and near record presale bidding activity!  If you are working on Registry Sets, regardless of ranking, there are coins in many different series that would fit perfectly into any great […]

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Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction 34 – CoinWeek Preview

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 34 will be held on September 26 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. This auction will contain a wide array of US coins, including THE TYPE SET, assembled by Oliver Jung; The Hanover Collection of Lincoln cent varieties; and the Meridian Collection […]

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Legend Numismatics purchases the David Hall $10 Liberty Collection

(Lincroft, NJ) — Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey, representing collector Bob R. Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas, has purchased the complete set of $10 Liberty Head gold pieces assembled by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) founder David Hall

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Legend Numismatics purchases the David Hall $10 Liberty Collection

(Lincroft, NJ) — Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey, representing collector Bob R. Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas, has purchased the complete set of $10 Liberty Head gold pieces assembled by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) founder David Hall

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CoinWeek IQ: A Preview of Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 33rd Regency Sale

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions will hold their 33rd Regency Auction on June 27 in Las Vegas. It will feature a selection of US coins, including pieces from the Hunter Collection of early silver coins and the Hickory Ridge Collection of Peace dollars. Regency Auctions are held five times a […]

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Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – May 15-16, 2019

By Ron Guth ….. Disclaimer: The author is an independent reporter. He has no affiliation with Legend Rare Coin Auctions and he has received no compensation from them (or anyone else) for this analysis. On May 15 and 16, 2019, Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted a sale in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Coin […]

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Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend Rare Coins

Multi-Toned Double Eagle From SS Central America Sells for record $282,000 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – What Happened to April?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… WOW, how time flew. The only good thing about April, we saw a glimmer of activity at Central States–a show that has been in serious decline for years. This past week we heard even more positives about the market. A friend called us to say he sold a […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – What Happened to April?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WOW, how time flew. The only good thing about April, we saw a glimmer of activity at Central States–a show that has been in serious decline for years. This past week we heard even more positives about the market. A friend called us to say he sold […]

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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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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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SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be Sold by Legend Rare Coin Auctions

 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA). “I was beyond thrilled when the coin was consigned to Legend Auctions. When […]

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Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – January 27, 2019

By Ron Guth ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions styles itself as a boutique auction house, specializing in high-end certified coins, especially Top Pop and Finest Known coins. Their auctions are smaller than most, but they are highly focused on coins with superior eye appeal, color, and quality. Their January 2019 sale was no exception. Highlights […]

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Legend Announces Assembly of #1 Truly Complete Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS Registry Set

Legend Numismatics is proud to announce the completion of the S.L.R. Collection of Proof Liberty Nickels. Not only is this set the #1 All-Time PCGS Registry Set, but with the addition of the finest known 1913 that the collector recently purchased for $4,560,000, it is now the only set that can be called truly the […]

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Fresh Gem Quality 1795 Eagle Highlights Legend Rare Coin Auctions 31st Regency Sale

Stunning Coin a Historic Trophy of American Numismatics Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been consigned and is proud to offer one of the FINEST 1795 Eagle $10 gold pieces that survives. This marvel of American numismatics is graded MS64+ by PCGS and is endorsed by CAC. The coin that is fresh to […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – A Long, Drawn-Out Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… It’s always frustrating when things are a bit slow on the web. However, we have been engaged in some serious projects all of a sudden that actually can be completed. We have come to the realization that our inventory is semi-bloated with older generic gold coins. While we […]

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Important Collections Draw Record Bidding in Legend Rare Coin’s 30th Regency Auction

Beverly Hills, world famous for its high-end boutiques, proved to be a great venue for a boutique auction full of high-end rare coins. The 491-lot auction drew record numbers of bidders, and the prices more than proved that fact. Important coins from numerous collections, including the Maybach Collection of Buffalo Nickels, the Formula 1 Collection […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 30 Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 30th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series, which has been built on the premise that auctions featuring only curated, high-quality coins provide discriminating clients a better way to build collections, has taken off and landed the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Upcoming Premier Sessions, Regency Auctions

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… What a whirlwind of a week! We have been extremely busy cataloging our December Premier and January Regency Auctions. Up until the very last seconds, we were getting coins in. Must say, the last groups of coins we got in were nothing less then incredible! We had the […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The PCGS San Antonio Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… No Sugar Coating Today’s Coin Market Anyone who tells you the coin market is on fire is either lying or wears rose-colored glasses. There is clearly a two-tier market right now. We see it on the bourse floor and we see it in every auction (not just ours). […]

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Legend Auction Coin Profile – 1921 Chapman Proof PCGS PR67

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to offer this MONSTER Chapman Proof for our November Regency Sale. LOT #266 We all unhesitatingly pronounce this coin to be unquestionably the FINEST EVER Chapman Proof that exists. Full proof mirrors beam endlessly from all over. The mirrors enjoy great clarity and cleanliness. In fact the only mark we […]

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Legend Auctions – Wild Toned 1958 Franklin Half Sold for “Beyond Moon Money!”

Konstantine Collection Bust Half Dollars, Sommelier Collection Early Walkers, and a Stunning Finest Known 1958 Franklin Half Dollar Lead to New Record Prices at Legend Auctions 28th Regency Half Dollar Session Legend Rare Coin Auctions presented a special half dollar session of their 28th Regency Auction on the evening of September 26, 2018. The 207-lot session, […]

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Legend Coin Market Report: New Top Set Builder Emerges

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THE BIG WEEK We just saw a sales report for the first three weeks of September. Somehow, we have done $2,000,000.00 in sales to collectors. That was kind of shocking as we thought we did not do much so far. We can admit when things are quiet. We even predicted that after […]

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Legend Numismatics 2018 World Fair Of Money Coin Show Report

THE Coin Show First, we must comment how the coin show has shrunk to the size of a regular Baltimore or Long Beach Coin Show. ….[We] are happy they … put nice carpeting down in the premium section. Our hunch as that this show had a chance to be better [than] Denver…. Surprisingly, we were […]

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Legend Numismatics Buys The 5c 1913 Nickel PCGS PR66 CAC

Legend Numismatics is proud to announce the purchase of the finest 1913 Liberty nickel in existence. The coin was purchased for $4,560,000.00 at last night’s ANA Stack’s auction. The coin was purchased in a partnership by Bruce Morelan and a long time Legend Numismatics customer. In 2010 Bruce Morelan through Legend Numismatics sold Dr. William Morton-Smith the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Offer The Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

by Legend Rare Coin Auctions…. Fabulous collection features many Condition Census and Finest Known examples. Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announces with great honor and pride that the Kontantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars will be auctioned in Regency Auction 28, on September 26, 2018, the official auction of the PCGS Members Show. Anchoring […]

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Lucky ’13: Eliasberg “Finest” Specimen 1913 Nickel to be Sold at ANA

By CoinWeek ….   As readers of Harvey Stack’s series of articles “Growing up in a Numismatic Family” might be aware, Stack’s Bowers has nurtured relationships with high-profile collectors and their families that have lasted generations. These relationships revolve around genuine affection and a mutual love of numismatics, and the stories that result often focus […]

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4 Easy Tips on How to Build a Great Coin Collection

By Legend Numismatics ……   Legend Numismatics has built more of the FINEST KNOWN Coin Collections of true classic US coins than any dealer active today. We’ve built the FINEST EVER Half Dime collection. our signature FINEST EVER MS Trade Dollar coin Collection, and we have just finished building the FINEST EVER $3 GEM Proof Collection […]

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1861 Confederate Half Dollar to be Displayed at ANA 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money

One of the great rarities in American numismatics, an original 1861 Confederate States of America (CSA) silver half dollar, will be a featured exhibit at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2018 World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia, August 14-18. The coin will be insured for $1 million for what will be its first public exhibition. […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – March Madness Edition

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION We are surprised that the strong wave of activity from January and February has remained unbroken. In fact, it seems that the coin market is gaining momentum. We knew when the stock market began wavering that people would start looking to other […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The February Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Legend Coin Market Report – AN UNEXPECTED GREAT SHOW – ALMOST LIKE OLD TIMES We can not believe how intense this show was. For us, we had a really strong show. In fact, it was our BEST show in two to three years (but nowhere near any […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires Hall of Fame Collection

David Lawrence Rare Coins of Virginia Beach has purchased one of the most impressive sets of U.S. coins that has ever been assembled. The collection, pieced together by mega-collector Bruce Morelan via Legend Numismatics, was set to be auctioned through Legend Auctions in May. However, in advance of the auction announcement, the set was acquired […]

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Legend to Auction Oak Crest Collection Carson City Half Eagles, Crow River Peace Dollars

Two important collections will anchor the May 2018 New Orleans Regency Auction Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to have been selected to sell two outstanding collections in the firm’s 26th Regency Auction, the official auction of the PCGS May 2018 Members Only Show in New Orleans: The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City […]

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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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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Begins 2018 with Important Rarities in Regency 25

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) will be conducting its 25th Regency Auction on January 25, 2018 in conjunction with the PCGS Members’ Only Show at the Luxor in Las Vegas. The 349 lot auction begins with the Ipswich Collection of three cent silvers. From there, the firm presents high-grade and high-end, quality issues from the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Caps Off 2017 with Exceptional Results in Regency Auction XXIV

The final Regency Auction of 2017, the 24th held in conjunction with the December PCGS Members Only Show saw exceptionally strong results in many areas. The top lot was a Condition Census 1795 half dollar from the Col. Green and Eric Newman Collections, graded PCGS MS62. When bidding ended, it took $141,000 for the new […]

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Stunning Classic & Modern Rare Coins Take the Stage in Legend Regency XXIV Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Legend Rare Coin Auctions is keeping the season bright with The Regency Auction XXIV, which, in conjunction with the PCGS Member’s Only Show takes place on December 14, 2017 at the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headlining auction consists of 392 lots with estimated values ranging […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Auction XXIV Now Open

Impressive Collections Anchor Legend’s Latest Regency Sale Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present the 24th Regency Auction in conjunction with the ever-popular PCGS Members’ Show on the evening of Thursday, December 14 at Caesar’s in Las Vegas. As always, Legend’s boutique auction venue has brought together impressive collections that anchor the sale. […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Fall 2017 Baltimore Show

Surprise, surprise! In the end it turned out to be a far better show than we had expected By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS MARKET REPORT IS WRITTEN BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS. OTHER DEALERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. THE BALTIMORE SHOW We honestly had believed that the Philadelphia PCGS Invitational […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Philadelphia PCGS Invitational

  By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THE PHILADELPHIA PCGS INVITATIONAL We have only two complaints: #1 – We were not fans of the hotel, and #2 – Can PCGS hold these shows in Philadelphia more then once year? We deserve and want more! The show was everything we predicted it to be. BOTH […]

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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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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-October Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… STATUS QUO Can’t say anything dramatic is going on. We had a very good sales week. We’re becoming spoiled by so many people buying coins on a Saturday a few hours–or within minutes–of the NEWPS being posted. Last week, we sold nearly $180,000 from the web site by […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Welcome to October

  As we have been predicting, the market is coming back By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… AS THE SEASONS CHANGE This is not only summer sliding into a cooler fall, but a cool time in the market morphing into a hot time! Collectors who saw nothing during the summer, stayed silent and went […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – September PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… UNEXPECTED ATTENDANCE Here comes our broken record again. If you haven’t been to a PCGS Invitational, then go! These are very small shows that offer a unique opportunity for collectors to have some face time with the real movers and shakers while meeting other collectors and getting their […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report 2

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… QUIET POWER COINS TRADING HANDS Be aware that what we discuss in the Market Report is written from Legend Numismatics’ point of view. We deal in the top 5% of rarities and the upper end of quality. That would include a coin like a MS66.9+ MS66 Morgan. It […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report 2

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… QUIET POWER COINS TRADING HANDS Be aware that what we discuss in the Market Report is written from Legend Numismatics’ point of view. We deal in the top 5% of rarities and the upper end of quality. That would include a coin like a MS66.9+ MS66 Morgan. It […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXIII to Be Largest Yet

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) has just put the finishing touches on the cataloging of the Regency Auction XXIII to be held on the evening of October 26, 2017 at the Philadelphia PCGS Members Only Show. This sale quickly became the most impressive and valuable offering yet! Anchoring the sale are the D.W. and Crow […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… SHOWS NOT NEEDED Not really, but it’s nice to have no pressure to travel and worry about being here and there, getting first shot, and of course the headache of security. At least at home we have regular human hours and even get a few surprise calls with […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… INCLUDED IN THIS MARKET REPORT ARE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW. LEGEND NUMISMATICS MOSTLY DEALS IN THE TOP 5% OF QUALITY AND RARITY, SO WE WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE SHOW THAN OTHERS. We’d like to offer a prayer and our thoughts for […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Making Real Money in Coins & Mid-July Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Mid-July Report SUMMERTIME SLOW The summer doldrums are alive and well. Something we did not think about: our customer base apparently was watching our auction last week and held off buying from our web site. So web sales to our non-core group had been very slow… until last […]

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Legend Market Report – Summer FUN Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… AN EXCELLENT STATE SHOW We attended the Summer FUN Show specifically to meet with a customer. We did not take a table. Our observations were a little surprising. Dealer-wise, it really was a state show, with only a handful of dealers from out of state. Attendance-wise, we were […]

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Legend Market Report – First Half of 2017 and Happy July 4th!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… The first half of 2017 is over and was Legend Numismatics best since 2012. We can now sit back and enjoy the July 4th holiday (we will be open 9-12 Monday). We hope everyone can do the same. Legend Numismatics Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy July 4th […]

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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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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 515 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXII Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in […]

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Legend Market Report – Mid-June Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… ANOTHER GREAT SALES WEEK We think we know why we are selling so much – we’ve had the goods the past 30/60 days. As we mentioned a little bit ago, once we’re pretty much sold out, our superhero status will be gone. We’ll be crying as loud as […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre-Long Beach Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… A TIDAL WAVE HIT US WOW! Totally unexpected and out of the clear blue sky, between last Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening some way some how we did nearly $1 million dollars in sales! It all happened just that fast. We consider it a fluke, but MANY fresh […]

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Legend Market Report – Demand Strong While Supply “Meh”

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS PAST WEEK’S ACTION Finally, Spring is in the air and so is coin collecting. We are greatly surprised how there was only a small dip in demand around tax time. Seems activity is back to normal. In fact, our sales this week were extremely strong and were […]

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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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CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What does it feel like to buy an 1804 Dollar? The 1804 Dollar has long been regarded as the “King of American Coins” and those […]

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Legend Numismatics Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804

Famous coin now part of “Super Collector” Bruce Morelan’s early American dollars set The Class I Dexter/Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar purchased at auction on Friday night, March 31, 2017, for $3,290,000 jointly by Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California and John Albanese of Bedminster, New Jersey, was sold by them less […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Visit Legend and Legend Auctions at Table 643 in Baltimore NICE WEEK We didn’t figure to do much business this past week. Adding it all up, we certainly did far more then expected. And we had our usual Friday afternoon sale (the $1 1864 PCGS PR65 CAC). […]

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Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins between […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS REPORT CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS FROM LEGEND NUMISMATICS AND LEGEND AUCTIONS BUSINESS AND OBSERVATIONS AT THE SHOW. OTHERS (ESPECIALLY NOT IN OUR AREAS) WILL HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS A STRONG START We arrived Friday before the show to start our activities. Lot viewing at both auctions as our […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… EVERYONE WATCHES FOOTBALL Okay, maybe for a few hours on Sunday the coin community went really quiet. It was the first time in a few weeks (actually since the election) that collectors were preoccupied. However, we are confident that by the time the many Internet Auctions started to […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Coin Values & Great Coins Bring Great Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Great Coins Bring Great Prices IT MIGHT BE WINTER BUT THE HEAT IS ON! Last week was a highly unexpected STRONG week. We had decent sales off our web site, really strong sales off our Want Lists, and a few big “lucky” sales. The “switch” as we like […]

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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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Legend Market Report – Post Thanksgiving Coin Market

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… GIVING THANKS For sure, this year was slightly better than this time last year. The plunge had been quick and deep in the coin market during 2014-15. Clearly the Gardner and Pogue Sales sped up the downward run. We felt that since May of this year the market […]

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PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Lehigh Valley Historical Society

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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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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CoinWeek IQ: Bruce Morelan’s Hall of Fame Liberty Seated Silver Dollars – 4K Video

Legend Numismatics Partner Bruce Morelan sits down with CoinWeek to discuss the finest collection of Liberty Seated dollars ever assembled, the Legend Collection. Liberty Seated dollars were struck from 1840 to 1873. The coin was issued after years of experimentation with the “Gobrecht dollars” and were struck starting in the last year of Martin Van […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make a Difference

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. If you think this Hot Topics sounds like a broken record… yes, it does. I can never say these things enough! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A COIN TO BE FRESH? This is where many collectors make big mistakes. A coin purchased in 2013 is NOT fresh. […]

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Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

  By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. There are several theories associated with the creation of the 1913 Liberty (V) nickel. One tells us that the Liberty Head nickel bearing that date was produced–unauthorized by the United States Mint–by Mint employee Samuel W. Brown or someone else on his behalf. It’s even possible that he […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – 4TH OF JULY

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   We’re sitting here in Las Vegas at the end of the PCGS Invitational Show writing this rare coin market report. Its 100 degrees out side-and a comfy 70 at the show! If you have not attended at one of these events, you really will find them worth while. There […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to present Regency Auction XVII, to be held on the evening of May 19 at Harrah’s New Orleans, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show. Classic rarities and popular collector coins abound in the 470 lot sale. Among classic rarities are an original and a restrike […]

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The Coin Market Report – The Dallas ANA Mid Winter Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics…. SORT OF TYPICAL FOR A MID WINTER SHOW While the ANA works really hard to put on a good show, these ANA Mid Winters are poorly attended and really should not exist. We do them because we are creatures of habit and are typical coin dealers afraid to miss […]

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The Coin Market Report – The Dallas ANA Mid Winter Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …..   SORT OF TYPICAL FOR A MID WINTER SHOW While the ANA works hard to put on a good show, these ANA Mid Winters are poorly attended and really should not exist. We do them because we are creatures of habit and are typical coin dealers afraid to […]

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Legend Market Report – FOUR AUCTIONS IN LESS THEN 30 DAYS-OUCH?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. 1)  Goldbergs started off the parade of 4 auctions in 30 days. They had the amazing Reynolds Collection of early copper. This was a special sale because many of the coins not only were of great rarity and quality, but many had been off the market for decades. Several pieces had […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Four Coin Auctions In Less Than 30 Days – OUCH?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. 1)  Goldbergs started off the parade of 4 auctions in 30 days. They had the amazing Reynolds Collection of early copper. This was a special sale because many of the coins not only were of great rarity and quality, but many had been off the market for decades. Several pieces had […]

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Legend Market Report – Houston Show – Coin Markets – $5 Indian Gold Coins

THE HOUSTON SHOW This can be a very “hit or miss” type of coin show. We classify this show as a smaller state type of affair. It is very well run. There usually is a small group of “national level” dealers who do attend because its the only game in town at the time. Plus, […]

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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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Pogue II: Rare Coin Market Roars; a Look at the Numbers

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The Night That Was On Wednesday evening, Stack’s Bowers, in a limited partnership with Sotheby’s, offered the second grouping of coins from the D. Brent Pogue family collection. The second sale featured 105 lots and focused most of its attention on Capped Bust half dollars, Flowing Hair dollars, Capped Bust […]

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National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

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Sponsors Pledge Support for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Twenty-two sponsors have pledged support for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠, August 11-15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. It is the ANA’s 124th annual summer convention. “The continued support the numismatic business community has for ANA World’s Fair of Money is an inspiration for […]

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Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. THE LOVE OF COINS Its very fitting we should be sharing our love for the rare coin market and everything (execpt Modern and Ancients) coins today, Valentines day. If you stop to think, rare coins are really an extraordinary hobby. We can’t think of any other collectable that […]

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Legend Market Report: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but…

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. We’ve all heard that phrase. What does it have to do with Long Beach? The show had decent attendence (even with a majority of East Coast dealers staying home) but had few collectors drinking (buying). We did not have a good show for multiple reasons.     Yes, the market clearly has […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. This past week was like we took our first big breath of fresh air for 2015. After suffering through a miserable FUN Show (oh did we choke through it), we are relieved things turned around so quickly. We’re also are just now realizing that while wholesale was minimal, […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report: The Coin Market is Brutal…… Just like this winter.

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Came home to frigid temps and snow on the ground. YUCK! It was even more frigid at the show. We’re going to be brutally honest in this report (please read carefully and think about what we are saying). This was Legends WORST FUN Show EVER. Sure the table […]

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Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – NOVEMBER PCGS INVITATIONAL

LAS VEGAS Typical for the Las Vegas PCGS Invitational for us, we did really well on the bourse floor-and crapped out on 8’s on the casino floor (happens every time too)! PCGS really does run a first class little show. We highly suggest you attend in December as there will be a small crowd of […]

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Legend Mid Novermber Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics……… WE SEE IMPROVEMENT!  Seems like people have settled down and are back in “coin mode” again. In October what hit the market was shock of the stock market dropping, we were right in the middle of having multiple auctions thrown at us, gold was spinning its way down, and […]

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Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Early November Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics LOVE THE NEW LEVELS We’re not going to fluff things. The market clearly is soft-in certain areas. Not good to have generics that haven’t been bought in the past two weeks, million dollar plus coins are almost frozen due to the looming Pogue sales (at least from our point […]

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Laura Sperber’s Legend Numismatics Market Report: Early November 2014

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics LOVE THE NEW LEVELS We’re not going to fluff things. The market clearly is soft-in certain areas. Not good to have generics that haven’t been bought in the past two weeks, million dollar plus coins are almost frozen due to the looming Pogue sales (at least from our point […]

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Legend Numismstics Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics We’ll be brutally honest-the coin market is very choppy. You can say its slowed and cry the sky is falling or you can see all the opportuntiies. There are many areas where you can buy some incredible deals right now (we’ll even include generics). There are also several areas […]

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