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Coin of the Week May 6,2019

1851 New Orleans 3 Cent Silver Branch Mint Specimen Strike and Proof coinage represents the rarest of the rare in American numismatics. To understand just how special these coins really are, one must understand how coins were struck at Branch Mint facilities. The Branch Mints, including New Orleans, were set up for a commercial need. Philadelphia was the hub, and the other Mints just a spoke in the wheel. The hub (Philadelphia) made coins for commerce and to serve special collector interests, like making pattern coins and Proofs. The Branch Mints were designed for one need only, to produce coins to demand for the regions they were in. That is why one almost never hears of the existence of a Branch Mint Proof or Specimen … [Read more...]

The All Time Favorite “Morgan Silver Dollars”

A Beautiful Mint State 64 example of a Carson City minted Morgan Silver dollar Looking back over the past 30 some odd years as a professional numismatist,thinking of the hundreds of millions of coins I have had the privilege of handling, biggies too.The $4 gold Stella,Brasher Doubloons. Numerous $20 Gold Liberty. Some so rare and in such condition, they simply should not exist. Even a 1795 $5 Capped Bust gold piece. Which is the very first gold coin struck for the United States. I remember the client who acquired it saying to me " George Washington might have held this very coin" At that point it dawned on me that holy cow, he's right! I always come back to silver dollars. It is really true the good ole Morgan Silver Dollar … [Read more...]

Coin of the Week April 23 2019

1831 Large Letters Quarter The 1831 Proof Quarter is a popular first year small size Capped Bust issue that ran from 1831 to 1838. Although Large and Small Letters are known for the regular business strike, the Proof is only known in Large Letters format. With a mintage of only 20 coins, few can be found in any condition for collectors to acquire. The present example is a wholesome, beautiful piece with a glint of beautiful rustic toning at the peripheries but is otherwise fully sharp and white. An exquisite combination. A PR64 last sold in 2014 at $58,750. This coin is PF65 Cameo. A PR66 also sold that same year for $141,000. Collector’s Universe: 115,000 Greysheet: 75,000 Offered at 74,250 Please phone to to verify … [Read more...]

New West Point Quarters Released for Circulation

The West Point Mint is striking 2 million each of the ATB quarters for general circulation. Its no new news that the mint is making quarters - the news is these coins will bear the W mint mark for the very first time ever. The design will celebrate Lowell National Park the other the American Memorial Park. The first coins were shipped out on April 1 to cities in 29 different states. Coins should start circulating in four to six weeks. Releasing these coins helps the US Mint reach a goal it set last year of issuing circulating rarities. Five more coins with the W mint mark have been planned. Mint officials hope to stir up interest in circulating collectibles. It's not very often we get a chance at a true first time ever from the US Mint. We … [Read more...]

New 2019 American Eagles from the U S Mint

Since our last note on January 7, gold and silver have remained strong. The stock market has also enjoyed a nice rally from it's end of the year correction. The strange part for the paper markets is that nothing has really changed yet it continues up. We will talk about the status quo next time but , we think our customers should exercise some good old  common sense! The 2019  government issue American Eagle are out and many of them are shipping out to our customers now. The early bird gets the worm! The First Day Issues and Early release coins graded by PCGS and NGC are on deck and ready to go. If you always add current date coinage to your collection now is the time to grab them. Call us to check … [Read more...]

Outlook for Gold & How it Can Boost Rare coins

Gold is pushing close to $1300 an ounce. In fact Gold closed 2018 higher than it had since June last year, while the US stock markets move down. The paper markets posted the worst December since 1931. Its also worth noting the flagship crypto currency, Bit Coin lost over 50%.  More than a few banks globally, as well as Bank of America have predicted gold to rise to as much as $1500 an ounce.  Below is what we have seen happen when gold pushes to higher levels and paper markets weaken. What we have seen in the past while financial scenarios similar to what is happening now is in short- New buyers in the bullion and rare coin market. While many other markets have the ability to generate an infinite supply, gold and rare … [Read more...]

What Does the Worst December Start in the stock Market Mean for Gold ?

The week of December 10-14 2018 marks the worst December start in 38 years for the US stock market. On top of the terrible first two weeks this month, the Federal Reserve will conclude a policy meeting on Wednesday. The result of that meeting should see a 1/4% interest rate hike. This policy could likely deal another upper cut punch to already reeling market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average  dropped nearly 500 points, leaving it more than 10% below its early October all-time closing high, meeting a widely used definition of a market correction. It joined the S&P 500  and the Nasdaq Composite  which were already in correction mode. The S&P and Dow are negative for 2018. Today as we are posting this the Dow has opened down over 200 … [Read more...]

The 2018 Gold American Eagle $25 could have one of the lowest mintages for the entire series.

    Sales of American Eagle gold bullion coins in 2018 are heading toward an low production number, with the number of 2018 $25 gold coins sold challenging the 1991 release for lowest mintage in the series. The 1991 $25 is the king for now as far as lowest minted $25 Gold Eagle and commands a hefty premium for high graded examples. If the new king of the hill does turn out to be 2018 the premiums should follow suit! Owning these Gold Eagles now is a must for collectors before the end of 2018 while premiums are still low.  The exact number won’t be known until the Mint releases audited sales totals in 2019,so there is still time to act. … [Read more...]

Important Announcement from the Gold Watch Dog : DO NOT BUY THIS COIN!!!

  American Eagle 2018 One Ounce Palladium Proof Coin This is not our normal post- we buy and sell coins. So we generally tell you Buy or sell-right? Never "DO NOT BUY". This will save you money in the long run, believe me. This coin was released from the US Mint on September 6, this year at less than $1400. It was an immediate sell out, pushing premiums up so fast that the market went to nearly double in days. That's fantastic if you could buy 20 coins from the mint and resell as soon as you got them in the mail.....but you could only get 1 coin from the mint!!!! There are retailers out there just like us capitalizing on this hype charging nearly $5000 per coin. If you want these for your collection just take a pause. In due time … [Read more...]

Why You Should do Business with the American Rare Coin and Bullion Team

In todays rare coin market it is easy to find a dealer or 20 of them , just by the old google search. The question you then have to ask is which is the right one to trust with your rare coin business. There are many things you should investigate but, at the end of the day you have to find someone you trust and truly enjoy doing business with.  The American Rare Coin and Bullion Team is one of the best choices out there. Below is an important list that we are proud to say-this is why you should trust American Rare Coin and Bullion with all of your rare coin and precious metal needs. Over 60 years experience in the rare coin and bullion markets Two way market in all the products we offer Direct pipeline of U.S. gold purchases from … [Read more...]

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