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Lower Premiums for U.S. Gold

January 5, 2015

     Collectors in the buying mood will be happy to see that 2015 is beginning with some very low premiums for generic U.S. Gold coins. This is especially so for $20 Liberty and Saint Gaudens, in grades Good all the way through MS62 for the Liberty and up to MS64 for the Saint. We list nine grades from AU50 to MS64 for the Saint Gaudens and the Market price has a difference of no more than $10 from one grade to the next until you reach the MS63 when it increases $20 to $1,320; that is only $70 higher than the AU50 Market price. The MS64 Market is only $1,365, which is down from this time one year ago when the MS64 was $1,480; Gold was at $1,225 then, today it is at $1,199.

     The chart below shows the Market price for U.S. Gold coins in MS60 last year versus the current Market price and the percentage change. Note that the $5 Liberty and Indian both increased for the year while all others decreased.
Jan. 2014
Jan. 2015
% Change
$1 Gold TI$400$250-37.5%
$1 Gold TII$1,470$1,300-11.6%
$1 Gold TIII$410$320-22%
$2 ½ Liberty$440$325-26.1%
$2 ½ Indian$325$310-4.6%
$5 Liberty$375$410+9.3%
$5 Indian$465$500+7.5%
$10 Liberty$740$685-7.4%
$10 Indian$770$690-10.3%
$20 Liberty$1,360$1,270-6.6%
$20 Saint Gaudens$1,370$1,280-6.6%

     The FUN Show begins this week featuring a strong dealer contingent and numerous seminars, exhibits and educational forums. Heritage Auctions will host the Official FUN Auction and there are literally thousands of lots in this sale. There are well over 700 Double Eagles with the top prize expected to be the 1907 Ultra High Relief with Inverted Edge Letters and “ASG” on the edge. This is currently certified by PCGS as PR68. Among the other coins in this sale that are expected to draw major interest are the 1858 O $20 Gold in NGC MS63, 1863 $20 Gold in PCGS MS63, 1881 $20 Gold PCGS MS61, 1882 $20 Gold Ultra Cameo NGC PR65, and the 1884 $20 Gold Deep Cameo PCGS PR65+ with the CAC sticker.

1907 Ultra High Relief with Inverted Edge Letters, ASG on the Edge, PCGS PR68

1907 Ultra High Relief with Inverted Edge Letters, “ASG” on the Edge, PCGS PR68
is available in the Heritage Auctions FUN Show U.S. Coins Signature Auction
in Orlando, Florida, January 7-12, 2015

     This week’s HD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide was mostly unchanged for Half Dollars through Silver Dollars as buyers were concentrating on year-end activities. However, as we mentioned earlier for Twenties, all common U.S. Gold prices ended the year on a downturn. There were more sellers than buyers although this is somewhat typical at the end of the year. This could change at any time with a more positive uptick in Gold.

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