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Introduction - Monthly Notes
Over 100 coins have been added this March from
national auctions and our club’s quarterly show in Roanoke-Salem. I’m picking
coins for quality as I guarantee each coin listed will certify
straight-grade. I also must know prices for these quality coins as each coin on
this list is competitively priced!
Like most dealers I use the “Greysheet” or “Coin Dealer Newsletter” for
bid prices on actively traded collector coins. Bid prices are 75% of retail and
I like to list at 85-90% of retail…with PCGS coins at 95-100%. CDN notes that
prices for scarce coins, not actively traded, may not have been updated. For
these scarce coins, I (and you) must check current offers, past auction sales,
etc. If your “coin market” or other
price guide is low, ask me for trends
have been stating that the “traditional collector coin market” is strong.
(Bust-Seated-Barber-early 20 century issues)….Many of you have
asked for an update on all markets with an eye to the future. Here is some
People enjoy their hobbies when they are confident about their
employment. The security and financial strength of the country leads to stable
employment …and is based on stability in global trade, in commodity prices and
in interest rates. In 2015, such stability led to higher demand for traditional
collector coins, and to many newcomers entering our hobby…
then there was a 40% drop in oil prices. (The Dec. 4 OPEC meeting
failed and the glut of oil production caused an imbalance in global trade.) While
this could have led to hostilities, things have since re-stabilized.
is expected to stay low for the next few years with global growth resuming. Our
10-year note is around 2% so the interest on our national debt is manageable
without budget deficits. The dollar remains strong (and some weakening would be
welcome to improve trade and commodity prices). The stock market took a 10%
correction but has mostly recovered as the bull market has resumed. Gold is up
to $1200 and silver remains at $15.00 give or take $1.13 this year.
Please note that the coin hobby is supported, not just by collectors,
but by thousands of dealers who are the main buyers! These dealers are
specialists, some are foreigners buying rare US coins, pulling in cash from
other countries, some deal in bullion, pulling cash from commodity markets into
our hobby. CAC, the company, supports the high-end with active sight-unseen
bids for CAC approved coins. But most, like myself are passionate about rare
coins and we bring in newcomers through talks and presentations at the coin
clubs we host, and the coin auctions and shows we direct.
Finally, to quote from CDN, “Collector coins continue to lead the
market.” “Major auction firms have had much smaller sales in 2016 and the
unprecedented run of incredible collections has run its course.. In a hot
market, coins like these are almost impossible to obtain at any reasonable
price.” “Smart collectors would be wise to grab some of these now while they
are still available.”
Note that the website will not be updated until my monthly paper list has been issued.Those who receive mailed monthly lists have preference over browsers on newly listed coins.Request to be on our mail list. Call to reserve your coins.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance and we want to get you the best coins to enhance your collections. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
This Virginia business was established in 2002 but Ken has been a collector since 1962.
He has memberships in the American Numismatic Association, Virginia Numismatic Association, Early American Coppers, PCGS, ANACS, and various coin clubs where we give informational presentations. We are always buying.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the hobby.
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Covington, VA 24426
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