The Reeded Edge Returns from Gettysburg and a Robust Battlefield Coin Show

We have suspected from the time that coin shows reemerged from the COVID lock-down, that there was a lot of bottled-up potential business just ready to explode. Coming on the heels of successful Dalton and Columbus venues, Gettysburg proved yet again that both dealers and collectors are ready to resume attending coin shows. More importantly, […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Gettysburg

We were wondering if we would be saying this again, but we are back in full-swing show mode. Last week’s Ohio State Coin Show in Dublin, Ohio was a barn-burner. It was quite possibly our best Dublin Show ever. Who would have predicted coming after a five month hiatus? Not us! There is an old […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Columbus as Coin Shows Resume

This summer has been anything but ordinary. In the midst of a world pandemic, the coin market has been on fire, and there seems to be no end in sight. With the resumption of coin shows, the coin supply shortage should begin to resolve itself. If metals continue their strength into the fall, this could […]

Dalton Goes Off Without a Hitch – Next up, The Ohio State Coin Show

The Blue Ridge Numismatic Association’s Dalton Coin Show went off without a hitch, which was the best possible scenario for everybody concerned. Grant Campbell and the BRNA worked tirelessly to insure that this venue met or exceeded all local COVID protocols, while not compromising the integrity or quality of the show.  It was a balancing […]

Black Tuesday Exploits Metals Market Vulnerability; The Reeded Edge Heads to Dalton

In an interesting follow up to last week’s blog, the precious metals markets witnessed a major correction on Tuesday. Perhaps, it was profit taking triggering a sell-off. The next week should demonstrate whether or not this was the case. Irrespective, we still feel that metals are missing a critical underlying component for a sustained run. […]

Is it Real or Is it Memorex?

For those of you old enough to remember the above title and what it specifically referenced, you probably also understand the direction today’s report is heading. If the title eluded you or you’re not a child of the 1980’s, Memorex was a cassette recording tape with unparalleled sound reproduction.  Their advertisements challenged listeners to discern […]

Summer Settles in as Coin Market Goes on Cruise Control

The temperatures have really heated up here in the mid-Atlantic, leaving no doubt what time of year it is. For those of you that take your indicators from sources other than the calendar, we point to the coin market, which seems to have gone into seasonal hibernation. To be perfectly clear, the market is not […]

Coin Market & Summer Heat Up; Coin Shows Begin to Resume

Traditionally, summer months were when the coin market went into its annual hibernation. Not so, this year. Perhaps stay-at-home orders accounted for the spike in activity over the last quarter. Whatever the reason, momentum is still with us. An unusual amount of activity has remained the trademark through this early summer period. Whether it maintains, […]

Throughout the Negativity in the Press, The Coin Market Continues to Prosper

Does anybody notice that none of the news lately seems good? COVID19 is allegedly going through a resurgence, racism and ensuing rioting is leading to widespread social discourse, and an unstable economy is being exasperated by record unemployment. Throughout all of this doom and gloom, we have been selling coins, and a LOT of them. […]

Coin Market Settles in for the Summer Months-Metals Remain Strong

The coin market historically slows down in the summer. Vacations and outdoor activities can take center stage to numismatics. But as we all are aware, these last couple of months have been anything but normal. Traditional patterns and trends are being redefined at every turn, so for now, all bets are off. Will folks spend […]

The Reeded Edge Looks Forward to Resuming Our Show Schedule-Still No Formal Announcement on Pittsburgh ANA

There really is light at the end of the tunnel. With the reemergence of smaller coin shows around the country, it is only a matter of time before a national show breaks the ice on a larger scale. We were hoping that show would be the Summer Pittsburgh ANA, but it is now apparent that […]

Coin Market Continues to Reopen but Large Shows Remain Problematic

This last Sunday, Rob and Robbie took a day away from coins to go rock fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The morning started with a sit-down breakfast at McDonalds in Berkeley Springs, WV.  From there, they proceeded to Deale, MD to meet friends for a day on the water, Although safety was practiced throughout the […]

Precious Metals Strength Continues; Good Coins Remain a HOT COMMODITY!

An associate of ours was commenting on how good his sales were, and attributed this to his diverse and extensive inventory. “Nobody has coins right now, so if they need them, they have to come to me”, he stated emphatically. There is definitely some truth to that remark. Those who thought they were inventory heavy […]

Summer FUN Cancelled – All Eyes Look to The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money

We really do feel like we are on the cusp of new horizons. But in the same breath, we are all waiting for that ice breaker. Last week at this time, we were betting on Summer FUN. Cindy Wibker, the FUN bourse chair, expressed confidence that the event was a go. Rob and Robbie went so […]

Dealers Anxious to Resume Coin Shows – Shops Begin to Reopen

As the old saying goes, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Within the last week, many states have restarted their stalled economies, lifting stay at home orders and reopening businesses. In our estimation, this day is long overdue. We were one of the fortunate businesses that was able to remain open. We […]

Coin Shops and Shows Look Towards Reopening

What started as a health crisis has evolved into something far greater. At risk, is our country’s economy. Fortunately the states (especially those less affected by the pandemic) seem to realize the true impending disaster, as they have begun reopening for business. This is an encouraging sign for the coin business. We now can envision […]

Another Week But No New Topics….Which is Not Necessarily a “Bad Thing”!

There is not much new to discuss. We have been steadily buying and selling coins, albeit from the inner confines of our office suite, and with little or no human interaction. The fact that parcels keep coming and going daily is encouraging, and in that regard, we are just fine with the status quo. However, […]

Dealers and Collectors Antsy to get back to Frequenting Shows and Shops-Office Orders Remain Brisk

Chances are if you’re reading this, you are equally as sick of staring at the same walls as we are. We realize that we are luckier than most. At least, we get to change AM and PM venues. Nonetheless, for those of us that spend much of our time on the road, this is a […]

Material Pleasure vs Economic Security – They are not the Same, However you can Achieve Both

One of our longtime collector friends alluded to buying beautiful coins because they provided him security. At the time he made that point, we didn’t pay much attention. In retrospect however, it seems particularly poignant. Most of us share in an affection for coins. But is security the reason for buying them? Although each of […]

COIN MARKET STABILE AS SIGNS POINT TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

One thing is for sure and that is this pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. Fortunately, new models seem to indicate that although COVID19 is an extremely serious disease, the mortality rate is not nearly as high as originally thought. Although there will always be second guessing, it appears that measures taken out of […]

The Coin Business Marches On….One Day at a Time

Last night, I started typing this post, trying to figure out what I was supposed to say. This morning, I am revising it, with I want to say. There are so many different things happening everyday that evoke different moods and feelings, sometimes writer’s block is the end-game. Hence was the case yesterday. With both […]

Stay-at-Home Collectors Focus on Their Collections – Coin Sales Up!

Of all things, who would have guessed that numismatics would be seeing a spike in activity during a global health crisis? While hand sanitizer and isopropyl alcohol are still unavailable, coins thankfully are not. The last that we checked, they were not exactly an essential item either. We are blessed by this developing trend, but […]

New Circumstances Call for New Approaches

The famous 19th century showman, P.T. Barnum is often credited with coining the phrase, “The show must go on”. Whether he actually did or not, is less important than the meaning. Current circumstances have taught us to become chameleons. It’s either that, or starve. For us at The Reeded Edge that has meant quickly instituting […]

COIN MARKET SEEKS OUT SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY AMIDST TURMOIL

Even in the worst of circumstances, there are always things to be thankful for. Fortunately, we are in the rare coin business. Alternatively, we could be in the bar/restaurant or travel industry, and faced with an uncertain future. But, we are not; we are in a business that has remained viable, and we believe, will […]

COIN MARKET BEGINS TO SHOW SIGNS OF STABILIZATION AFTER VOLATILE WEEK – WHAT’S AHEAD??

A good friend of our firm who we have always considered a proficient market forecaster, said three weeks ago that we were in for a roller coaster ride. This came a full two weeks ahead of the announcement of the upcoming coin show closures. He was paying close attention to the events in Asia and […]

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ROB LEHMANN

We are living through some unprecedented, and very uncertain, times. Although the root cause of this is new to us all (COVID-19), the volatility resulting from it, is not. People and markets have a symbiotic relationship which makes perfect sense, since one comprises the other. When people hit the panic switch, markets react. It is […]

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Wreaks Havoc with Upcoming Coin Shows

We will be the first to admit that we didn’t see this coming. When the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) was declared a pandemic earlier this week, our world changed as we know it. We at The Reeded Edge place the welfare and health of our customers and employees ahead of any aspect of our business; without […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Baltimore for The Whitman Coin Expo

To say that the last month has been an interesting time, would be a gross understatement. The hysteria caused by the coronavirus has impacted everyone’s daily life in one way or another. Concerns have triggered sell-offs in the financial markets, depletions of grocery store shelves and interruptions in travel. To ignore the potential impact on […]

The Reeded Edge Returns From a Successful Atlanta National Money Show

The feedback from dealers attending The National Money Show in Atlanta was somewhat uniform. The show was solid but not overwhelming. This is a show that we approach with tempered expectations, and using that benchmark, proved to be better than expected. Wholesale business was fairly strong, especially when considering that this show started a mere […]

The Reeded Edge Looks toward Atlanta, GA and The ANA National Money Show

It has been a while for us since we have visited Atlanta, Georgia. For years, this was a regular stop on our coin show schedule. But with the dissolving of the Peach State Show and the relocation of the GNA show to Dalton, Atlanta has not been logistically possible for us to work into our […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to St. Louis for The Greater American Coin Fair

Remember the old days of coin shows, and walking into an undersized room with dealers packed together like sardines? Navigating the crowded aisles was reminiscent of a rush hour traffic jam. Do you remember the feeling that that noisy room evoked? At that moment, the thought probably struck you like a bolt of lightning. This […]

Vienna Active, But Not Like the Old Days

The Vienna Coin and Stamp Show is a solid show with a decent following, but we remember the days when it was something much more than that. Vienna used to be one of the premier small shows in the country. It was marketed differently, with postcards sent out before each show to a vibrant customer […]

FUN Rocks in 2020!

There is one constant on the coin show circuit. Irrespective of market conditions, The Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Coin Show will be both well attended and full of optimism. This year was once again no exception. We only wish that the dealer community would maintain this same level of enthusiasm throughout the year. We purposely […]

Happy New Year! 2020 Ushers in F.U.N.- Come See The Reeded Edge @ Booth #716

It seems like we just did this. It really is hard to believe that another year is behind us. Although for the record book, 2019 marked another year of declining prices in the rare coin market, the declines were not across-the-board, nor were they wide spread. Primarily the areas hit the hardest were the generic […]

Sales Tax on the Internet-The Impact Moving Forward

Business is never without challenges. The latest we have been dealing with is the taxing of rare coins. South Dakota v. Wayfair was a landmark case decided by The Supreme Court, which in a nutshell, mandated that states may collect sales tax from out of state sellers. With this decision, on-line giants like Amazon and […]

Successful Annandale Coin Show Concludes 2019 Show Schedule-Happy Holidays from The Reeded Edge!

It has been a busy year, and despite challenging market conditions, a REALLY good one! The Annandale Coin Show ended the year much the same way that it started. The show was active throughout, although the retail traffic was admittedly off. That didn’t stop us from selling six figures worth of rare coins to a […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Annandale For Final Show of 2019

It really is hard to believe that we are concluding business for yet another year, our thirty first as full time numismatists. To celebrate both our anniversary and the onset of the holidays, Rob and Robbie will both be on hand this weekend at The Enrst Community Cultural Center on Northern Virginian Community College’s campus […]

Coin Economics 101 & The Cost of Money

-A personal perspective, By Rob Lehmann Business college taught me about traditional models. I gained insight into how various businesses ran. I learned that the snapshot of success or failure is usually disclosed by examining their finances. The nuts and bolts of any business can often be dissected by disseminating a P & L statement, […]

Busy Thanksgiving Weekend Launches 2019 Holiday Season

The holiday is now officially underway. Retailers worldwide participated in Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, trying to lure customers to their respective businesses. The Reeded Edge was no exception. Historically, we use this busy weekend to launch promotions, establish new customer relationships and clear out some older inventory. Apparently, our efforts paid off. Monday […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Reeded Edge – Black Friday Webstore Sale Forthcoming; STAY TUNED!

It has been another really good year for our firm, despite some very challenging market conditions. Fortunately throughout it all, there has been one constant. The collector has stayed in the game, and for those of us that service collectors in lieu of selling coins exclusively wholesale, there was much business to be done. But […]

Whitman Baltimore Coin Show a Resounding Success-Wholesale Sector Still Shaky

Baltimore once again reaffirmed that it is one of the premier coin shows on the circuit. Although this show at times had a different feel, at the end of the day, it flat-out produced. Rob and Robbie arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday to start their usual array of  pre-show trading. They found some of their […]

Coin Market Humming Along; Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo on the Horizon

Status quo can be a good thing. Although the coin market falls short of gangbusters, it is nonetheless very healthy. We have witnessed steady sales throughout the fall season, without any let-up in sight. There has been a definite shift to less expensive coins, and dealers from all geographic and demographic areas of the country are […]

A Successful P.A.N. Show Concludes a Consecutive Run of Coin Shows

Thankfully, we have two weeks back in the home office to come up for air. After a successful but grueling consecutive run of coin shows, Rob and Robbie are back, assisting the office staff in processing inventory, working on upcoming ads and price lists and some general clean-up. Although this hardly qualifies as glamorous work, […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to P.A.N. with Hundreds of New Purchases in Tow; eBay Discount for ALL Web-store Customers!

Another week, another coin show; that seems to be The Reeded Edge’s mantra  of late. Truth be known, this is not just another coin show, but rather P.A.N. (Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists), Pennsylvania’s largest numismatic event, and one that is thankfully a mere hour and forty five minute drive from Cumberland. This Monroeville-based show (an […]

The Reeded Edge Returns to the Homefront After Back-to-Back Shows

As the old saying goes, there is no place like home. This is especially true coming on the heels of successive weeks on the road. Last week’s North Carolina Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention was pretty much as expected. The crowds were decent, and the seller’s plentiful. But, absent was the quality retail buyer. This show […]

The Reeded Heads to Charlotte for the N.C.N.A. Annual Convention

Rob and Robbie will be gassing up The Reeded Edge mobile this week to head towards southwestern North Carolina for The North Carolina Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention and Coin Show. This is a quirky and intimate southern show where we never know quite what to expect. The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center is about 15 minutes […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Fredericksburg to VNA Coin Show

Ask Rob and Robbie what their single favorite coin show of the year is, and they will probably both answer VNA. The Virginia Numismatic Association Annual Convention is just the perfect mix of everything. It’s not too big but yet not too small. Although populated by mostly regional dealers, it also attracts some national players. The crowd […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from a Solid Gettysburg Show-Home for a Week Before Heading to Fredericksburg

Both Rob and Robbie concurred that Gettysburg was decent, but surprisingly absent was the usual, brisk retail activity associated with this show. There were bodies in the room, and from an attendance perspective, the show was on par. But what lacked for sales, was more than made up for with buying. The guys spent almost […]

Ohio State Coin Show Resounding Success-Next up, Gettysburg

This time of year marks one of those rare instances when we come off of one favorite coin show only to turn around and head to another that we like equally as much (albeit for slightly different reasons). Let’s first talk about last week’s Ohio State Coin Show (OSCS) in Dublin, Ohio. Although there are […]

Labor Day Weekend Ohio State Coin Show a Perennial Fan Favorite

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down. As the old cliche inquires, where did the time go? In many people’s minds, Labor Day marks summer’s last hurrah; with the start of college football, the kids going back to school and families sneaking in their last vacations, this weekend symbolizes the transition of both […]

2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money Exceeds All Expectations

The 2019 Chicago A.N.A. World’s Fair of Money is now in the books, and once again, Rosemont did not disappoint. Rob, Robbie, Miguel and Ron were all hands on deck for the majority of the show, with The Reeded Edge’s booth double-stacked with customers for much of the time. (The picture to the left was […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Rosemont for the ANA World’s Fair of Money

There is nothing more that we can say about this week’s ANA World’s Fair of Money that hasn’t already been said. Simply stated, this is the biggest numismatic event of the year. Thousands of dealers and collectors from all over the world will convene in Rosemont, IL for a week of non-stop numismatic activity. Rob […]

Two Back-to-Back Northern Virginia Coin Shows Test Strength of D.C. Market

Conventional wisdom doesn’t always prevail, especially when two coin show promoters don’t coordinate their dates. That is the situation that we face this week, as we travel back to Northern Virginia for the Vienna Quarterly Coin Show. Happily, the first leg of this journey was successful; the Annandale Coin Show managed to fill the room […]

Orlando Heats up for Summer FUN-Next up, Annandale

Surprises are not just for birthdays and spouses caught off guard. Occasionally, we get them in numismatics. Even more occasionally, they are actually good! Such was the case with last week’s Summer FUN show. We had been hearing mediocre reports from previous Summer FUN venues, but when Rob viewed the dealer list combined with the […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Orlando for Summer FUN – Happy Birthday USA!

It is amazing how time flies. Just yesterday, we were talking about warming temperatures and the corresponding (and predictable) summer slow-down in the coin market. We were right for 50% of our prognostication. Although many coin traders who make their living selling exclusively to other re-sellers have reported a decrease in sales, we are not […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Raleigh, North Carolina for the Annual Raleigh Coin Club Show

Several years ago when we re-focused our energy on southern U.S. coin shows, it was the Raleigh show was the impetus for us. This show has always been a solid collector show that is well supported by a myriad of southern dealers, as well as the efforts one of the country’s great coin clubs, The […]

June Baltimore Show Lackluster? NOT!!

This year’s June Baltimore show was a recipe for disaster. For one, it wasn’t in June. Instead, Whitman was forced to juggle their dates and held it on Memorial Day weekend. Historically, the June Baltimore show is the smallest and least active of the 3 yearly shows held at the Baltimore Convention Center. So, our […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Richmond

Thankfully, Richmond is back on our radar. The Richmond Coin Club Show has always been one of our favorite venues, especially for a smaller club show. We are really pleased that we have been able to work this show back into our regular rotation. Rob and Robbie will be on hand Friday and Saturday at […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from a Successful Central States Show

The conclusion of The Central States Numismatic Convention proved interesting, to say the least. An unexpected spring snow storm moved in on Saturday, cancelling flights and altering travel plans. Rob and Robbie ended up driving 600 miles home with another east coast coin dealer, each one a casualty of cancelled flights. Travel hassles aside, Central […]

The Reeded Edge heads to Schaumburg, IL for 80th Annual Central States Numismatic Convention

The upcoming spring Central States 80th Annual Numismatic Convention should be robust. By all accounts, the coin market is healthy and has found an equilibrium trading range that most dealers seem comfortable with. The metals markets also seem to have stabilized. With the reemergence of on-site, third party grading, all the necessary components for a […]

Inaugural Gettysburg Spring Show is a Resounding Success

There is no luck anymore when it comes to coin shows. The good ones are a result of a hard work and a dedicated effort. The Battlefield Coin Show, and more specifically, organizer Mike Dixon, hits the mark on both counts. He and his group of volunteers understand what it takes to make a coin […]

Pittsburgh ANA WAY Above Expectations-This Week, On to Gettysburg

We can only hope that this week’s Battlefield Coin Show in Gettysburg, PA is anywhere near as active as last week’s surprise in Pittsburgh. To say that the ANA’s National Money Show over-performed is probably an  understatement. We went into this venue with tempered expectations, expecting something similar to the regional PAN Show, also held […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Pittsburgh for The National Money Show

Ordinarily, the early-spring ANA show is of little interest to us. This scaled down version of it’s big-brother summer gala is usually held in smaller secondary markets with dealer and public attendance that is mediocre, at best. But ordinarily, this show is not held in a major mid-Atlantic location, which just happens to be less […]

Baltimore Proves to be a Blockbuster Despite Challenging Circumstances

Aside from FUN and the summer ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, there is not a better coin show in the country than Baltimore. This played out once again for us last week, as we had a steady and profitable five days of trading. The robust pace of Baltimore is a pleasant exception to coin shows […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Baltimore for The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo

It’s that time of year again, as the mid-Atlantic region prepares for their premier coin show, The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo. What can we say about this stalwart show that hasn’t already been said? Aside from FUN and the ANA World’s Fair of Money, this ranks as many dealer’s top show of the year […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to St. Louis-Annual Airport Show a Collector Favorite

We have said on many occasions that we prefer coin shows that are collector-oriented. The St. Louis Airport Hilton’s Greater American Coin Fair is just that. This is an old fashioned coin show in its truest sense. The venue is undersized for the number of tabled dealers, and the aisles between the rows of bourse tables […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Northern Virginia for the Vienna Quarterly Coin Show

Now that we have come up for air after a frenetic FUN Show, we are ready to get back on the road again. What better way to break the ice than one of our favorite local coin shows? This weekend, Rob and Robbie will be off to The Vienna Community Center for The Vienna Quarterly […]

FUN starts the year off with a BANG!

There was some trepidation going into 2019 Florida United Numismatists (or FUN) show. The dealer sector of the coin market had experienced its highs and lows in 2018, and struggled to maintain any sense of consistency. However, retail was the one constant, as collectors remained active throughout the year. The challenge with coin shows is […]

It’s FUN time – The Reeded Edge Heads to Orlando Mega-Show!

Irrespective of the state of the coin market, one thing is for certain: F.U.N. will be well attended and active. The annual Florida United Numismatist Convention has a reputation, and fundamentally, it’s for good reason. For starts, this is always the show that kicks off the new year, and with it the optimistic outlook for […]

Happy New Year from ALL of Us at The Reeded Edge!

Ordinarily, this space is utilized to talk about coins and the coin market, and for those of you expecting more of the same, we apologize. We wanted to take this moment to reflect upon all of the wonderful people that we have met throughout the year. Admittedly, we all get so caught up in the […]

The Reeded Edge Looks Ahead to FUN; Reflecting on 2018

We hope everybody is enjoying their holiday season. No matter what holiday you observe, this is a time for us to reflect and be thankful for all that the previous year has afforded us. From a numismatic perspective, there certainly were a lot of twists and turns, making this an unpredictable year, at the very […]

Happy Holidays from The Reeded Edge

We try to make a point of using this forum to convey observations, patterns, trends and changes that are affecting the coin market. Obviously, we also use it for a more self-serving purpose and that it is to keep our readers abreast of new inventory and company plans on the horizon. But today, we want […]

Happy Holidays from The Reeded Edge-Closing Out Year with The Annandale Coin Show

It’s hard to believe that we are in the midst of yet another holiday season. Where did the year go? In retrospect, the coin market has been a real wildcard. Certain areas, such as eye appealing collector coins have remained strong and seemed in short supply throughout the year. Other areas, like generic Walkers, Dollars […]

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Robust; Last Show of 2018 on Horizon

Black Friday Sales Soar! The holiday season kicked off with a bang this year. Supported by the strongest consumer confidence in the economy seen in 18 years, Black Friday total sales estimates from Mastercard were up 9%. Adobe Analytics reported a 24% increase in online sales from 2017, climaxing at a record $6.2 billion. The […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Reeded Edge

It really is hard to believe that the holidays are upon us again. 2018 has been a challenging year for the coin market in many ways, but thanks largely to you, our customers, we have persevered. Throughout the year, this market has become much more selective. This selectivity goes in tandem with the full throttle […]

Vienna, VA Quarterly Coin Show Concludes Reeded Edge’s Show Marathon

Vienna was not a great coin show, but nor was it bad either. Coming one week after the Whitman Baltimore show, we had tempered expectations. Separated geographically by a mere 40 miles, the danger of market saturation was imminent. However, to a certain extent, Vienna has always marched to it’s own tune. There was an […]

Whitman Baltimore Coin Show Terrific Despite Market Challenges – The Reeded Edge Heads to Vienna, VA for The Vienna Coin Show

There were several takeaways from last week’s Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Exposition. First and foremost, the wholesale market challenges are very real. In a nutshell, there simply aren’t enough fresh coins to supply this sector. Consequently, stagnant inventories cause prices to depress. Depressing prices result in dealers holding coins longer than they should. By […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Richmond, VA for The Richmond Coin Club Show

This weekend will be like visiting an old friend again, as we reunite our ties with The Richmond Coin Club for The Richmond Coin Club Fall Coin and Currency Show. It has been several years since we have set up at this local event, our absence caused by a conflict with a national coin show, […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from a Successful NCNA Show

Coin shows anymore are like walking up to the craps table; one never knows how the dice will fall. There are however some shows that have enough history and tradition that a certain expectation follows. The NCNA, unfortunately, is not such a show. The show has struggled for identity and stability as it has moved […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Charlotte for The NCNA Coin Show

The coin market has been both healthy and steady, a very good sign going into the fall season. Collectors seem to be active in most series, with few if any exceptions. Coming off of a productive VNA Coin Show in Fredericksburg, VA, we are cautiously optimistic that this momentum will continue. This Thursday, the guys […]

VNA Delivers!

Coming off of a week with 2 sub-par coins shows, we were really hoping to breath some new life into our month. Happily, VNA did just that, and then some. From the show’s outset, you could feel a buzz absent from both Gettysburg and PAN the previous week. Dealer activity was both fast and furious, […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from a Lackluster PAN Show and Heads to Fredericksburg for VNA

Usually PAN is one of our favorite coin shows. Pittsburgh is almost in our backyard, and few coin clubs are run better than PAN. What then could possibly go wrong? Well, this time around-just about everything! Due to a scheduling conflict with the Whitman Baltimore Coin Show (which was NO fault of PAN’s), PAN realized […]

Ohio State Coin Show Demonstrates Once Again Why They are The Best Run Show in The Country!

This is a strong statement, and it’s not to be taken lightly. The Ohio State Coin Show on Labor Day Weekend in Dublin, Ohio proved once again why it is the single best run coin show in the country! How many show promoters would try to hold their venue on one of the most traveled weekends […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Dublin for The Ohio State Coin Show

This weekend, we will be launching our end-of-Summer, early-Fall coin show tour starting with one of our perennial favorites. Rob and Robbie will be heading to Dublin, Ohio for The Central Ohio Numismatic Association’s Annual Ohio State Coin Show. This 50+ table show hosts one of the best mixes of dealers and collectors found throughout the […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from a Terrific Philadelphia A.N.A.!

The A.N.A.’s Worlds Fair of Money is now in the history books. As we have mentioned previously, this is the biggest coin show of the year, so build-up and expectations both ran high. We are happy to report that the show delivered in all aspects. We suspected that Philadelphia both geographically and demographically would be […]

ANA Active-Details Forthcoming

The ANA Show in Philadelphia has been VERY busy, so much so that we haven’t even had a chance to do a thorough update. But rest assured, it is forthcoming in the very near future. Stay tuned!

The Reeded Edge Heads to Philadelphia for The A.N.A. World’s Fair of Money

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again for the granddaddy of coin shows. It seems like just yesterday that we were across the country in Denver, and viola, that same show is upon us again. Fortunately, this year’s venue is conveniently located in Philadelphia, which translates to a driving show for […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Vienna, VA for our Last Pre-ANA Coin Show

It sounds really strange to be discussing the A.N.A.’s World’s Fair of Money again. It seems like just yesterday that we were heading to Denver for our annual pilgrimage. Thank goodness this year is in Philly. The obvious advantage for us is that this is a driving show. But more importantly, Philadelphia is right in […]

July Feels a Bit Strange Despite Steady Sales

Have you ever had that feeling that something just isn’t right? Perhaps it was in school; you had the answer, and despite checking and double checking the problem, something about it just didn’t look correct. Logic said that everything was in order, but your gut was telling you otherwise. That in a nutshell describes the […]

The Reeded Edge Moves Our Offices & Prepares for Annandale Coin Show

This has been a busy two weeks for us, as we have moved into a new larger office suite. None of our contact information has changed; we are still at the same physical address, albeit with MUCH more space. The whole staff is excited about our new “digs”. If for any reason you felt our […]

We Need Your Feedback!

In the last week, two different customers contacted us about missing images on item listings. Had they not informed us of the problem, we would probably still be unaware of it. No big deal, right? WRONG! This is a VERY big deal to us, as we take both our webstore and online presence seriously. We […]

SUMMER OFFICIALLY IS UPON US, AND THE COIN MARKET IS FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS

Since we are between coin shows, there is not a lot of road activity to talk about. However, we do get a fairly good read on the market from our home office. We are hearing some of the typical summertime blues from the wholesale traders, but that activity (or lack of) is more seasonal than […]

Baltimore Show a Resounding Success

Even though Baltimore is geographically in our back yard, we still tempered our expectations for the June Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo. Coming only one week after Long Beach, which essentially is the west coast version of  the Baltimore show, several national coin firms were absent. Despite smaller dealer attendance, Baltimore still proved to be […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Baltimore

It is that time of year again, as The Reeded Edge will be heading east to The Baltimore Convention Center and the Summer Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo. Wholesale trading commences tomorrow, as Rob and Robbie will be seeing a host of regular trading partners. Our initial impression from scheduling appointments is that many larger […]

The Reeded Edge Returns from Raleigh and Prepares for Baltimore

As we have said in previous posts, we are full swing into coin show season. Last week’s Raleigh Coin Club Show kicked off June for us, while Baltimore continues the process next week. Unfortunately, this Raleigh show was nowhere near as good for us as last year’s venue. Perhaps, it was the June date (this […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds for The Raleigh Coin Show

We don’t like to play favorites, because truth-be-known, we enjoy all coin shows and interacting with our friends, associates and peers on the road. But, The Raleigh Coin Show does hold a special place in our heart.  Raleigh is a really friendly area of the country. There is a lot of truth to the concept […]

June Coin Shows Rapidly Approaching

June is traditionally a travel month for us, and this year will be no exception. The Spring coin show schedule will conclude with two of our favorite venues, Raleigh, NC and Baltimore, MD. Rob and Robbie will head to The North Carolina State Fairgrounds next week for the annual Raleigh Coin Show. This  show is […]

Report from New Orleans: PCGS Trade and Grade Active!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LEGEND REGENCY SALE 1942-S Mercury Dime, PCGS MS-68 FB Realized $8812.50 1936-D Rhode Island Half Dollar, PCGS MS-68 CAC Realized $43475.00 1883 Hawaii Quarter Dollar, PCGS PR-67 CAM CAC Realized $61687.50   Although we did not attend last week’s PCGS Trade and Grade in New Orleans, the reviews of the show seem […]

PAN Show was a Strong Indicator for the Summer Coin Show Season

PAN, once again, managed to perform beyond expectations. This happened without seeing many of our collector regulars. Attendance for the show was still above average, with a fair number of serious collectors in the room with want lists in tow. We believe that all indicators are pointing towards a favorable summer coin show season. This […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Monroeville for P.A.N.

Well, it’s that time again. Rob and Robbie will be taking their 2 hour car trip to Pittsburgh for the always-popular, bi-annual P.A.N. Coin Show. We love this show for two reasons. First and foremost, this is a great show with a rich history that is always well attended by both collectors and dealers. It […]

TERRIFIC CENTRAL STATES SHOW DEFIES EXPECTATIONS

We had a sense that the coin market had found stability. We sensed going into  last week’s Central States Numismatic Convention in Schaumburg, IL that the tentativeness prevalent at recent coin shows might even be absent. But never in our wildest expectations did we think that the show mood would be so uniformly bullish. It […]

Sales Remain Brisk, as The Reeded Edge Gets Ready to Head to Schaumburg for The Central States Numismatic Convention

With a major numismatic show on the horizon, it’s nice to see the coin market on such an even keel. The market’s consistency will be tested next week in Schaumburg, IL as hundreds of national rare coin firms will gather to trade for the week during the much-anticipated Central States Numismatic Convention. This is the […]

Market Remains Steady & Active After Baltimore Coin Show

This week, there really is nothing new to report. As of those of you who that follow the coin market with any regularity probably already realize, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, just sustaining a level of activity after a major coin show is a victory. Sales remain steady and so does buying. This […]

Despite Weather Challenges, Whitman Baltimore Coin Show Stellar!

The Whitman Baltimore Coin Show certainly didn’t start out well. Our trip out of Cumberland last Tuesday almost didn’t get past the first mountain. Two jack-knifed tractor trailers had the snowy I-68 east bound lanes closed, forcing us to use an emergency pass-through on the interstate to reverse direction, exit the interstate and try our […]

Annandale Coin Show a Success; Eyes Turn Towards Irvine, Texas and The ANA National Money Show

We were pleased with the turn-out at last week’s Annandale Coin Show. Despite this being the first time this venue was held in March, compounded by a severe wind storm that passed through the area Friday night, promoter Wayne Herndon still managed to have the show ready for business on Saturday. Although our sales figures […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Annandale; Reports from Last Week’s Long Beach Show Positive

The Spring coin show season is just around the corner. From a cyclical standpoint, this is usually the most active time of the year for the coin market. This weekend, The Reeded Edge heads to Annandale for The Annandale Coin Show. Both Rob and Robbie will be on-hand with an array of new collector coins. […]

Coin Market Steady – Dealers Flock to Long Beach; Next up, Annandale

Although we are not attending this week’s Long Beach Coin and Collectible Expo, the reports that we are getting from our agents are favorable. Activity seems to be brisk and coins are selling, which are both positive signs. Here on the home front, we are seeing much of the same. Orders in the office have […]

Coin Market Unaffected by Financial Market Volatility

We have always professed that the coin market largely marches to it’s own music. At no time has this been more apparent than during the last two weeks. While the financial markets have been on daily roller coaster, the coin market seems to be sailing on glassy seas. This is consistent with an observation we […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to St. Louis for The Greater American Coin Fair

It’s that time of year again where we brave the unpredictable elements, and travel to an area where weather can always be a challenge in February, but the show always seems to pay dividends. We are referring to the active Greater American Coin Fair located at the Airport Hilton, literally across Highway I-70 from the […]

A Great Vienna Show Offers Promise for the Future

We didn’t know what to expect in Vienna, VA last weekend. After all, it had been 3 years since we had last done this venue, and we we unsure of whether the redesign of the community center would help or hurt it. The other uncertainty was the Vienna mail list, as this was an aging […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Vienna, VA for the Resurrected Vienna Quarterly Coin Show

We have been patiently waiting for this day, and this weekend, it is upon us. The Vienna, VA Community Center has completed its multi-year renovation, and the longstanding Vienna Quarterly Coin and Stamp Show is ready to resume its regular schedule. As many of you are aware, this was for many years one of the […]

Lackluster Wilmington Coin Show Demonstrates Ongoing Struggles of Club Shows

Last weekend’s Wilmington Coin Show demonstrated a trend of many smaller club shows. Although there were bodies in the room, serious customers purchasing any numismatic coins of consequence were absent. Dealers with raw coins, modern coins and bullion reported activity, albeit at mostly lower price-points. One dealer who we talked to said that he had […]

FUN STARTS 2018 OFF WITH A BANG-THIS WEEK, IT’S BACK ON THE ROAD FOR THE WILMINGTON COIN SHOW

There always is a little bit of uncertainty when coming into a major coin show off of a long hiatus. This holds especially true when the market has been rather tentative. The annual Florida United Numismatists Show (FUN) proved that the coin market was more starved for material than it was concerned about past performance. […]

Happy New Year from The Reeded Edge!

It’s that time of year again when we reflect back on the previous year and all that went with it. In retrospect, this has been a challenging year, as the coin market at times, struggled to maintain its footing. There were some areas, such as silver dollars, that were largely stable throughout the year. Other […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Our office will be closing early on Friday, December 22nd and will not reopen until Tuesday, December 26th. We hope that your holiday is memorable, and wish you all of the good tidings that go with this festive time of […]

ALL Coins & Collectibles Marked Down during our “Countdown to Christmas SALE”

We want to first take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year . Irrespective of the holiday that you celebrate, we hope that this season brings you joy and happiness. For those of you that procrastinate with your holiday shopping, we have some good news. Many […]

The Reeded Edge Heads to Northern Virginia for The Annandale Coin Show

This weekend, The Reeded Edge will officially conclude our 2017 show schedule when we attend The Annandale Coin Show in Fairfax County, VA.  Both Rob and Robbie will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to meet and greet collectors at this always-popular holiday venue. The Reeded Edge will have their usual diverse selection of certified […]

The Coin Market Starts to Show Signs of Holiday Activity

Through all of the uncertainty of the recent coin market, one constant seems to hold true. Holiday activity will jump start an unpredictable market and give it some sense of stability, albeit temporary. So far, this season seems to be following that pattern. Granted, we are only out of the starting blocks, but Black Friday […]

Happy Thanksgiving – The Reeded Edge Reflects on the 2017 Coin Market

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. The weather is beginning to give us a hint, as are the occasional  decorations that have been popping up around town and the store meat coolers stuffed full with turkeys. Although it has been a rather strange, and at times unpredictable year, it also […]

What Exactly is a Fresh Coin?

November 15, 2017 – You hear us throw around the adjective fresh when describing a coin.  So often, in this trade we use terminology that only other dealers understand. It has dawned on us that many of you may not know exactly what we mean by fresh, so elaboration is probably in order. Fresh, when referring […]

Baltimore Turns Out to be a Resounding Success!

November 14, 2017- Whitman and Baltimore, once again, delivered. This wasn’t as robust a coin show as some of the Baltimore’s of years-past, but it was still an active and profitable venue. In the present market environment, that’s all that we can ask for. Dealers seemed to be a bit more optimistic that perhaps the […]

Scumbag Alert!

November 14, 2017 – This goes out to the few of you that think it’s OK to abscond with our coins, money or both. NEWS FLASH – This is called stealing, and will not be tolerated. We want to let our position on this type of activity be known. First, we will prosecute you to […]

Our Thoughts on Reselling Auction Coins

April 13, 2017 – We wanted to take a moment to discuss a very important part of our business plan. In the coin business, we are judged by our peers in a number of different areas including the diversity and scope of our inventory, our expertise in the field of numismatics, and perhaps most importantly our […]

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