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Introduction - Monthly Notes
150 new coins have been added this month, mostly from the Fredericksburg VNA
show. I attended the show to buy, with a focus on raw coins in the $10-$25
range. I did buy a dozen PCGS coins but had to pass on those priced 20% to 50% above
what I would list them!
looked through thousands of coins in trays and boxes, I found about 10% to be
collectible, that is with nice original mark-free surfaces…I bought just about
all of these… while watching others buy the ones I passed on: scratched /
cleaned coins which are not traditionally collectible…at the same prices I paid
for the premium quality coins. (The point is: damaged coins are very difficult
for the collector to sell at any price when he wants to upgrade.)
bottom line: Scarce collector coins up to 1933 are in great demand at this time,
and supply is minimal. Many prices are increasing and owners are not giving up
“the good stuff”. The strongest groups are the early issues minted without a
collar on a screw press (up to 1828). I did a talk this month on grading these
issues, covering their weak strikes, misaligned dies, missing rims etc.. Other
strong groups are Indian cents and nickels in EF or so, mint state Lincolns,
Standing Liberty quarters with bold dates and Barber coins, in VG-F and
particularly VF-EF….Good luck finding these!
As with last month, oil remains around $40-45,
silver at $15, and the 10-yr note about 2.0%. Economic stability is good for
Note: For coins without descriptions, refer to
the ANA 7ed., and PCGS guides. My descriptions are a supplement to
those grading guides to help you visualize each coin. Also I can e-mail a scan
of the coin if you wish. For March 2015, over 100 new coins have been added. Some PCGS coins include: 1810 half cent VG8, a rare 1846 dime in VG10, an 1894o in VG8 and a 1909s in VF25, an 1901o quarter F15, and an 1934s dollar in VF30. Halves include 1806 VG10, 1914 VG8 and an 1886 VF25. The 1886 has a mintage of 5000. Presumably we can thank collectors in 1886 for the 200 that survive in AU-BU. This coin is one of about 35 in AG3-EF40 pulled from circulation in later years and one of only 15 certified in VF!
Over the last year, as noted in these introductions, I’ve been optimistic on the economy and on the coin hobby in the U.S... And, wages and commodities have indeed stabilized! People are confident about their jobs and the coin hobby is very active. I bid in several auctions and can say without reservation, “collector coin” prices are strong. I’m being outbid most of the time now and am raising some bids to acquire certified coins. Geopolitical issues are minimal; Oil has stabilized around $50. Silver is trading off the lows, at $17.00 give or take $1.00. The 10 yr. note is at a low 1.95% (average interest on our $18 T. debt is an affordable $350B.) and the dollar remains strong. The corresponding confidence in the economy, jobs, trade……is resulting in increasing demand for collector coins.
A note on grading: Like most professionals, including PCGS graders, I use the ANA 6th ed. and the PCGS guide. These guides, (along with our own experience), also cover the “weakly struck branch mints”. The older “photograde” (1970), “Brown and Dunn” (1958) and “EAC” are still valid today if we consider only well struck original coins. However, today, “weakly struck branch mints” are graded on their own merit. My descriptions, in addition to the ANA guide, are to help you visualize each unique coin…… Of course, I recommend avoiding coins which have issues, marks, cleaned or corroded, regardless of the “net grade."
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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