Any doubts that the coin market has stalled were quickly put to rest last weekend in Concord, NC. The NCNA Annual Coin Show boasted record crowds, despite dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Ian. Business was brisk both Friday and Saturday, and had we not been faced with a 7 hour+ drive home, may have […]
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The deck has been stacked against us for some time. Lockdowns, restrictions, and the overall COVID narrative was testing the patience of all but the most ardent believers. Society in general was done. Most people entered this summer as if it were just another normal pre-pandemic summer, albeit with more pent-up cabin fever than ever. Translation […]
What is the definition of a successful coin show? Does the answer lie in the number of collectors present? If so, PAN checked that box. Maybe, wholesale activity is the measure of success. Again, PAN also checked that box. Perhaps, the answer does not lie in the total head count, but rather in the quality […]
I enjoy Black Kalamata Olives. They are one of my go-to snack foods. Consequently, every trip to the market starts at the deli counter where I order a pound of the olives. One year ago, these olives were $5/pound. The day before yesterday, the same olives were $10/pound-exactly double what they were 12 short months […]
Well, for anybody wondering if this market is real, you need not guess any further. Trying to buy coins at last week’s Baltimore Coin Show proved taxing. Although there was no lack of availability, asking prices were at the least, optimistic, and at the extreme, downright maniacal. It was if dealers had a crystal ball, […]
Surprisingly, all of the current global turmoil is not derailing the coin market,,, not in the least. This speaks volumes about the underlying strength of the market. At the very core is a lot of money chasing rare coins, along with an an extremely enthusiastic collector base. It seems that every time that we go […]
Last week’s Vienna Quarterly Coin and Stamp Show was poorly attended. This was due in part to a forecast for a major storm for the D.C. area, which fortunately, never materialized. Additionally, the current iteration of this show has been under-promoted, relying more on word-of-mouth than traditional marketing methods. A factor that definitely did NOT […]
There is always a concern that after the FUN show and the predictable beginning-of-year optimism, that the coin market will take a pause. Under ordinary circumstances, this is a valid concern; but nothing about current circumstances can be deemed ordinary. Amidst renewed political turmoil in Eastern Europe combined with an ongoing global COVID hangover, there […]
It’s been a while since we have found the time to do a market update. Our apologies for the delay. Much has happened since our last Baltimore report, most of it positive. The coin market remains starved for fresh, good material. Not every coin is hot, but what is, is RED HOT! So, which areas […]
Despite a lackluster Vienna Coin and Stamp Show last week, the feel of the coin market could not be any better. Renewed interest in metals (with both gold and silver hitting critical levels at $1800/oz and $25/oz respectively), combined with an ongoing intense demand for high-quality rare coins at every price point, makes this the […]