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Coin Market Attracting Big Buyers

April 28, 2014

     The amount of money being spent on rare coins has been nothing less than phenomenal. We are seeing amazing dealer transactions from every day sales and from coin shows, but most price adjusting information is coming from auctions, which reveal what coins are selling and the prices realized. The NumisMedia 500 reports the most active coins by grade, listing U.S. coins that are rising (or falling) in today’s market. The following list shows some of the coins that have significant price movement in the last month.

Date/DenominationGradePrevious MarketCurrent Market
1878 $3 GoldMS67$44,500$49,500
1821 $5 GoldAU55$92,500$102,500
1827 $5 GoldMS63$77,500$88,500
1875 $5 GoldAU55$95,500$145,000
1857 O $20 GoldAU58$28,250$35,250
1862 $20 GoldPR65 DCam$265,000$310,000
1892 $20 GoldMS62$28,750$33,500

     All of these coins are generally low pops for the grade with very few coins graded higher. They are also known rarities with good track records; they do not trade very often but command high premiums when they do become available and their Market prices advance considerably when they change hands.

$20 Gold 1857 O AU58

     In this week’s HD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide most of the changes appear in the Dollars and U.S. Gold charts. GSA Carson City Morgan Dollars graded by NGC are very active as are all CC Dollars. In the GSA Dollar chart you will see that the 1878 CC is up to $930 Market in MS64; also moving higher is the MS64 1879 CC, now at $13,150. The latter is a very popular grade with very few coins occasionally available. The 1882 CC in MS66 has increased to $2,025 Market and the 1883 CC and 84 CC in the same grade advanced to $1,085.

     There are various changes throughout the Gold charts with better and rare dates showing lots of activity. The 1796 $10 Gold in MS62 is higher at $152,500 while the 1798/7 9x4 Stars, also in MS62, climbed to $145,000. The 1908 S $10 Indian in MS66 is up to $28,500 and is infrequently available in the marketplace. We continue to report higher prices for many of the Type I Twenties in AU58 and MS60. There are over 20 advances for coins that fall into these categories with the 1857 O leading the way at $38,500 in MS60. With all these advances dealers are looking forward to the next few months.

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