Category Archives: Legend Market Report

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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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 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 – 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 Coin Market Report – Post-ANA World’s Fair

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS REPORT IS BEING WRITTEN BASED UPON THE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS. LEGEND DEALS IN TOP QUALITY AND RARITIES SO NATURALLY OUR REPORT IS BASED ON THAT MARKET-OTHERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. GHOST SHOW Sadly, we strongly believe that the days of the great ANA Shows […]

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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 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 – Long Beach Coin Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MARKET LOOK BAD Have a miserable Long Beach Show and Auction and then repeat and do the same thing in Baltimore in two weeks. Why don’t show promoters get it? Summer shows simply do not work. Even the mighty FUN Summer Show struggles. […]

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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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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 Market Report – FUN Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… Legend Numismatics wishes to thank everyone for their concerns. The airport shooting was horrific. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We were never in harm’s way, however we were right outside the location of the suspected second shooting in a garage as it happened. […]

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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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