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NumisMedia Weekly Market Report

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Barber Dimes and Quarters in Higher Demand

March 18, 2013

NumisMedia Weekly áááááSeveral areas of the coin market have been attracting buyers of late, with various series on the rise. One series that has been quiet for several years is now drawing interest. Barber Dimes are higher this week in MS60 to MS63. Common dates are now up to $185 Market in MS63 and FMV is $231. Buyers want coins without major problems for the grade. We do not see a lot of increases for the higher grade or better date coins, however, when these coins find their way onto the market they usually sell rather quickly at current levels.

áááááProof Barber Dimes are also in demand at today's levels. These coins have been virtually ignored for quite some time and several dealers finally realized they are not available at previous levels. The Market for common date PR60 coins is now a minimum of $230 and PR63 is now $470. Dealers are also looking for Proof Barber Quarters at current levels with the 61 and 62 Market prices higher this week. With the exception of the 1892, all of these coins have original Proof mintages of less than one thousand coins per date. Through attrition the actual number of coins available is dramatically lower. In addition, comparing by dates and grades, the number of coins in the higher grades becomes quite relevant to collectors.

áááááThe Whitman Baltimore Coin Show proved to be quite successful this past week. Dealers reported a consistent amount of business throughout the show with demand very strong for most areas of the market. Bullion related coins are still attracting a major portion of the business for most dealers. This is also evident on the Teletype systems where dealers continually run messages to buy and sell anything in Gold, Silver, and Platinum.

áááááThis past week we have added market indicators to all the online price guides. Higher prices are indicated with a green highlight and up arrow, while lower prices are highlighted in red with a down arrow.

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