2013 Presidential Dollars
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt ("TR"), William Howard Taft 2013 Presidential dollars are now available. Single coins are $1.95 and rolls (25) $39.95. Presidential Dollars can be reached by clicking "US COINS" and then "PRESIDENTIAL DOLLARS."
December Coin Market Commentary
Last month I presented a somewhat subdued picture of the
coin market and as I write what will be the final report for
the year things are a little more upbeat. We are currently
setting up at the Whitman Baltimore Expo and there are a
record number of dealer tables.it seems that for years 400
tables has been the barrier and for this event the have
sailed through that from the previous 393 to 423 tables.
Remember that many tables have 2 different dealers in
attendance and some have 3 or even 4 so there may well be
1000 dealers in attendance at tables. In the past month we
have setup at Lakeland FL, Sarasota FL and Chattanooga TN
and while Sarasota was slow the other two were reasonably
well attended and sales were good to brisk. The current
number of major auctions is contributing to a lot of
positive buzz, especially with the Eric Newman sale in NY
right after the Baltimore EXPO. There are expected to be
more than one price record broken at this prestigious sale.
Overall the coin market remains healthy but with many of the
adjustments mentioned last time. One of those weaker 20th
century items the 1909-S VDB has had some rather robust
trading activity at the above mentioned shows with at least
a dozen changing hands of which I have firsthand knowledge.
In fact, several changed hands wholesale at better than
current bid levels and immediately went into long term
collector/investor holdings. There also seems to be renewed
interest in early uncirculated Lincoln cents in general and
that has resulted in or may be the result of increased
dealer bids for uncirculated Indian cents in mid-grade mint
In this issue we have updated all the Eagles pricing for
Silver, Gold and Platinum. Premiums are steady to slightly
higher and many of the scarcer issues continue to enjoy
gains as the popularity of date set collecting especially in
the silver version continues to grow. While I have always
been a proponent of earlier US coinage I have recently come
to the realization that while they are modern mint product
their popularity is here to stay and I can with good
conscience recommend the series to those who ask me what is
a good thing to collect for my kids or grandkids. Even
though the Eagles series violates my rule of avoiding
anything made to sell to collectors; I say this because they
are beautiful works of art, popular and reasonably priced as
compared to the precious metals content. Of course if the
same inquiry were from someone with deep pockets and
reasonable numismatic knowledge I would suggest a Morgan
dollar set or perhaps a complete set of USA type coins. Many
newer collectors who were attracted to the silver eagles
have gone further as they gained knowledge and are now or
have pursued the real forerunner of silver eagles the ever
popular Walking Liberty Half Dollars which continually
remain on many wantlists.
Weekly Coin Market Commentary
Oops, correction from last week, a typo. “Barber halves after
having shown some strong activity in F12 to EF40 have not had
a positive move in MS63 & MS64”, not should have been now.
Well we are slightly positive on gold and silver since last
time, but platinum has declined nearly $20 per TO. The
platinum decline can be attributed to an easing in the oil
price outlook which has occurred because of reduced Middle
East frictions regarding the Iranian accord. I personally
think this is a fool’s errand, and will lead to bigger
problems down the road and could be a trigger for higher
precious metals. Right now the word is caution for metals
prices and this makes sense with the Euro Zone clearly
struggling with deflation and no clear direction from our side
of the Atlantic either. Yes they are printing plenty of fiat
currency, but deflation which is showing its head in lower
living standards for the average family can negate a lot of
that paper. The opposite side of that coin is a great deal of
inflation at the higher end of the food chain where you see it
in luxury goods and rare art including rare coins.
The Morgan Dollar market has quieted down somewhat and in fact
several of the Carson City Issues has had some minor
corrections. This is primarilly because a few market makers
simply withdrew their higher bids, I doubt it is a trend, but
more of the market taking a breather.
Proof sets are pretty stable with the only declines in the
2010 & 2011 14 piece sets. The 2012 Presidential set continues
in strong demand and now at $62.00.
Mint sets are a different story led by the early pre 1959 sets
with gains again of 5 to 10% and the 2012 set now at $75.00.
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Bicentennial Medal Sets
We recently acquired a number of limited edition Bicentennial Medal sets, commemorating 50 great events in American Numismatic history. There were only 1,000 of these unique sets minted and at a recent show we came across them quite unexpectedly. So it's first come, first served...and we think they'll go quickly. If you are a numismatic history buff, these are definitely what you are looking for. Take a look at the picture, get 1 or better yet, buy 5 and give them to your collector friends for special occasions. Remember, when they're gone, they're gone.
Our low price is $19.95/ea or 5 for $79.95. The inventory item number are 207518 for the single and 207519 for the lot of 5.