The Reeded Edge Prepares for Whitman Baltimore Expo!
Come See Rob & Robbie at Table #307
June 13, 2013 - Despite June historically being a fairly slow month for the coin business, market activity remains very steady. This is a trend that we are hearing from many other dealers as well. Wholesale trading at Long Beach was exceptionally active for us, as dealers were generally aggressive. We understand that the auction bidding was strong for nice coins and that the public turnout for Long Beach was exceptional for the summer show. The buying side of the market remains active, although the amount of quality material coming in has slowed somewhat. We attribute this to the strength of the market, as a majority of coins are being sold to end-users and going off of the market for the long term. Despite this, we continue to work diligently to add new material to the webstore each and every week. We urge you to peruse all of our most recent purchases to see how we have been doing.
This week, The Reeded Edge has a nice selection of brand new purchases, including a group of new certified Indian Cents, Morgan Dollars and other collector coins. We just picked up a blast white 1893-CC Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS-62 and fully struck, as well as an 1889-CC $1 NGC XF-40 and much more! The focus of our new items is on quality, affordable collector coins. The majority of our new coins in well within the budget of the average collector. You can view all of our most recent acquisitions by visiting our NEW ITEMS PAGE. As usual, everything is a one-of-a-kind, so please call Robbie Jenkins in the office at (301) 724-0400 or on his cell @ (301) 876-1332 to reserve your specific selections.
Next week, The Reeded Edge will be heading to Baltimore for the June Whitman Expo to enjoy the country’s best crab cakes………and to conduct some business as well. We will be set up at our usual Booth #307 from Thursday June 20 through Saturday June 22. Public hours for these days are Thursday from 12-6PM, Friday from 10AM-6PM and Saturday from 10AM-6PM. As always we will have an extensive inventory of coins and currency for sale, with many new items! We will also be aggressively looking to purchase inventory and fill want lists, so be sure to look for the large BUYING!!! BUYING!!! BUYING!!! signs and offer us anything you have for sale. NOTE: Rob and Robbie will be arriving in Baltimore on Tuesday, so if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with us prior to the show, please call Robbie on his cell phone at (301) 876-1332.
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Highlight New Purchases
- 1723/2 Hibernia Half Cent, PCGS AU-50, OGH - A rare, low-pop variety that shows up very infrequently.
- 1804 Half Cent, Plain 4, No Stems, PCGS AU-53 - Glossy brown and attractive.
- 1858 Flying Eagle Cent, Large Letters, PCGS MS-65 - A lustrous GEM.
- 1859 Indian Cent, NGC PF-64 - Pretty with watery surfaces.
- 1864 Indian Cent, Copper Nickel, PCGS MS-64 - Satiny luster & origina
- 1870 Indian Cent PCGS MS-64 RB - A nice example of a tough date to find in Mint State. Lots of red and nearly mark-free.
- 1909-S Indian Cent NGC MS-62 RB - A tough, yet affordable grade for this key-date.
- 1955/55 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Cent, PCGS MS-62 BN, CAC Approved - Original mint state coin with traces of red.
- 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece, NGC MS-65 RB, CAC Approved - Lustrous, nice spot-free surfaces.
- 1889 Liberty Nickel, NGC MS-65 - Satiny GEM with a golden patina.
- 1832 Capped Bust Half Dime, PCGS MS-63 - Original, dark toning with underlying luster peeking through.
- 1895 Barber Dime PCGS MS-64, CAC - Beautifully toned and technically sound.
- 1895 Barber Dime, PCGS AU-55 - An original example of this key date. Much rarer than a 1916-D Mercury Dime.
- 1875-S Twenty Cent Piece, PCGS MS-63 - Original dusky gold toning.
- 1842-O Liberty Seated Quarter, Small Date, PCGS G-4, OGH - Honest circulated example of this rare variety.
- 1859 Liberty Seated Quarter, PCGS MS-64, CAC Approved - Original golden-grey patina with an attractive glow.
- 1893-O Barber Quarter, PCGS MS-65, CAC Approved - Satiny original white with a glow.
- 1900 Barber Quarter, PCGS PR-64, CAC Approved - Unusual toning which varies from grey to gold.
- 1929-S Standing Liberty Quarter, PCGS MS-64 FH, CAC Approved, PQ!- Original with rich luster and a full strike. MS-65 quality.
- 1930 Standing Liberty Quarter, NGC MS-66 FH, CAC Approved - Outstanding luster and original surfaces.
- 1897 Barber Half Dollar, PCGS PR-64 - Old gold original toning atop watery, deep mirrors.
- 1899 Barber Half Dollar, PCGS PR-64 CAM, CAC Approved - Stark contrast with original frost.
- 1902 Barber Half Dollar, PCGS MS-62 - Original old gold toning.
- 1906 Barber Half Dollar, NGC PR-64 - Old gold mottled overlay.
- 1911 Barber Half Dollar, PCGS AU-58 - An original slider with gold highlights.
- 1915-S Barber Half Dollar, PCGS MS-62 - Original white with mottled toning.
- 1917-D Obverse Walking Liberty Half Dollar, PCGS MS-64 - Original, soft white luster with tan and old gold toning.
- 1921 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, NGC VF-30, CAC Approved- A perfect dove-grey circulated example.
- 1934 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, PCGS MS-66, CAC Approved - Original white with nice skin.
- 1877-S Trade Dollar, PCGS MS-62 - Sainty and pleasing for the grade.
- 1889-CC Morgan Dollar NGC XF-40 - A popular mid-grade example of a Morgan Dollar key-date. Free of major marks.
- 1893-CC Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS-62 - Blazing white with peripheral toning and a great strike; "Redfield" denoted on the PCGS holder. PQ!
- 1893-O Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS-61 - Blazing white and nice for the assigned grade.
- 1843-C $2.50 Liberty Gold, PCGS XF-40 - Moderate circulation with smooth, even surfaces.
- 1857 $2.50 Liberty Gold, PCGS MS-62, OGH - Original surfaces and satiny luster.
- 1910 $5.00 Indian Gold, PCGS MS-62+, CAC Approved - Vibrant originality and very nice quality.
- 1879 $10.00 Liberty Gold, PCGS MS-61 - Satiny luster and wholesome originality; Better date.
- 1891-CC $10.00 Liberty Gold, PCGS MS-61 - Super lustrous and limited only in grade by small contact marks.
- 1896-S $20.00 Liberty Gold, PCGS MS-62 - Rich satiny luster.
- 1907 $10.00 Indian Gold, NGC MS-63 - Frosty with better luster than most No Motto $10 Indians.
- 1900 Lafayette Commemorative $1.00, PCGS MS-63, PQ! CAC Approved - Pretty and virtually MS-64 quality.
- 1862 $1.00 United States Note, FR-16, Choice AU-58+ - Bright and fresh with a choice uncirculated appearance.
- 1902 PB $10.00 The Clear Spring National Bank of Maryland, Clear Spring, MD: Chtr 9699, National Currency, PMG VF-30 - A very fresh and pleasing example of this rare one bank town in the western part of Maryland.
- 1929 TY 1 $10.00 The Elkins National Bank of Elkins, WV: Chtr 4718, National Currency VF-25 - A very rare central WV national bank note.
Baltimore Phenomenal! The Reeded Edge Returns from our BEST Coin Show of 2013
March 18, 2013 - Anymore this year, when Rob and Robbie walk into a coin show, they're expecting good things to happen. Baltimore exceeded this normally lofty goal ten-fold. There is no single way to accurately describe last week's Whitman Coin and Collectible Exposition. So instead, we would say these three things: Expectations were high. Expectations were immediately met. Expectations were ultimately exceeded. The Reeded Edge headed to Baltimore Tuesday night, and began trading coins immediately upon arrival. That trend continued throughout Wednesday, and by the time that the show officially opened Thursday morning, our certified inventory had been reduced from 10 1/2 boxes to 4 1/2 boxes. By the show's end, The Reeded Edge bought and sold well in excess of a half a million dollars worth of coins. As has been the case since the beginning of this year. the coin market remains hot. This Baltimore show will be remembered as particularly good, better even perhaps than the quintessential January FUN and February Long Beach Conventions. Of course partial credit has to go to show management. After all, these are the folks responsible for getting dealers and collectors alike through the front doors. Our hats goes off to the entire staff at Whitman for another job well done.
The Reeded Edge/Salvation Army Toys for Kids 2nd Annual Toy Giveaway Launches our Christmas Season
December 17, 2012 - For the last two years, The Reeded Edge has hosted a toy drive in conjunction with our local branch of The Salvation Army. This year's event, was once again, hugely successful. In all, we were able to buy gifts for over 30 area children. The looks on the children's faces when they opened their presents from Santa said it all.
The holiday season is about giving. We are blessed to be in a business where we can make a good living doing something that we love. But we are only too aware that not everybody is in the same position. This year's event was a collective effort between our staff, our wives (who tirelessly shopped for and wrapped the gifts) and Melody Merrill of the Cumberland Salvation Army. This is something that we really enjoy doing, and we hope that circumstances will allow for us to do it once again in 2013.
The Reeded Edge Purchases a Major European Vintage Diecast Toy Hoard
Hundreds of New Listings Found Throughout the Store
We are excited to announce the arrival of a hoard of early diecast toys, the likes of which we have not seen in several years. This is great news for collectors who have been starved by a dry spell in the diecast market. Featured will be many 1950's and 60's era boxed Corgi and Dinky, including many better and scarce models. As this arrival is coming right on the coattails of the A.N.A. World's Fair of Money, it may be several weeks before all items are listed, photographed and made available for sale. Please check back often, as we expect that these models will be making their debuts on an almost daily basis. Whether your collecting passion is commercials, passenger cars or military, it's all here and equally represented. In all, there are over 150 new models, some of which we are owning for the first time ever. Don't hesitate to call Rob Lehmann @ 301-724-0400 with any questions whatsoever.
Name Your Price! From The Reeded Edge
With the impending fiscal cliff on our minds, or at the very least, constantly in the news, it seems that value has become the word of the day. Whether you’re a collector on a budget or an investor seeking opportunity, price seems to be the common denominator. Generally speaking, if the price is right, the item probably will sell. With that thought in mind, The Reeded Edge is introducing our new Name Your Price! program.
Name Your Price! allows you to make an offer for any item in inventory with a suggested retail price of $50.00 or more. If you like saving money, this opportunity is definitely for you. Put your best foot forward, because this is your chance to name your price on a wide variety of coins and collectibles.
Click HERE to open up our current coin and collectibles inventory list. Then, click on a listing to view a detailed item description along with corresponding images. If you like what you see, return to the master list and click on the Name Your Price! button to the right of the original listing. This will open up a email template where you can enter both your offer and your contact information. Once we receive your offer, a decision will be made within one business day, and in many instances, in just a few minutes. It really is that simple.
Every offer is seriously considered and weighed carefully. We evaluate many different factors including our original cost, what comparable items have recently sold for, frequency of the item’s appearance, rarity, desirability and overall quality. We then carefully consider your offer against each of these areas and try to make a fair decision. Consequently, not all offers will be accepted. But, if your offer is close, we’ll let you know, and in some instances, may come back with a counter-offer. We encourage you to take your shot and make an offer-You have absolutely nothing to lose!