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Focus on Metals as Long Beach Week Begins

June 3, 2013

1909-O $5 Indian MS61 PCGS CAC      The Long Beach Expo begins this week with Heritage hosting the official auction. U.S. Gold will be featured, and among the highlights will be an 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Gold Stella in NGC Ultra Cameo PR66 and a 1909 O $5 Indian in PCGS MS61 with a CAC sticker. Be sure to check the Heritage website for a full list of the many rarities available.

     The premiums on U.S. Gold and Silver are at recent highs with physical demand as strong as we can remember in the face of last week’s down market. The current wholesale price for a thousand dollar bag of silver is $18,450 and a thousand Silver Dollars in VG or better will cost at least $29,950. One ounce Proof Gold Eagles are trading at $1,625 in the original government box and the Proof Silver Eagles are $56. Make sure you double check prices in this volatile market.

     Buffalo Nickels have been soft for quite some time but a few dates are beginning to show some activity to the upside. While it is always a popular series, many of the better dates had reached levels in higher grades that could not be maintained. Over the last few years, auction results and a lack of support brought prices down to today’s levels. The following list shows the new wholesale Market price.

1914 D - MS66 - $1,950
1915 D - MS66 - $3,650
1915 S - MS63 - $850
1915 S - MS66 - $3,275
1917 D - MS66 - $8,450
1917 S - MS64 - $1,750
1917S - MS66 - $6,850
1918/17 D - MS62 - $38,500
1919 S - MS64 - $2,875

     Bust and Seated Coins are receiving lots of attention lately. We have noticed a rise in prices for numerous coins in Half Dimes and Dimes in various grades, as long as the coins have eye appeal. In most cases buyers are looking for coins that have a low population for the grade as well. Here is a short list of coins where the Market price has increased these past few weeks.

1831 Half Dime - MS66 - $4,275
1832 Half Dime - MS65 - $2,375
1839 Half Dime - MS65 - $1,775
1807 Bust Dime - MS63 - $9,550
1833 Bust Dime - MS66 - $9,650
1840 No Drapery Dime - MS66 - $4,775

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