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Metals Higher from Recent Lows; Silver a Bargain?
March 28, 2016
While we continue to see a smattering of increases in specialty areas, mostly as a result of the latest Pogue Sale, the overall trend seems to be down. Unless it is a very rare coin with limited population availability, most of the coins being offered for sale are at current levels or slightly lower. Most dealers are thinning inventories in order to raise cash or increase their bullion holdings.
Nine years ago in March, Gold was $653.70 and Silver was $13.13; today Gold is $1,216.50 and Silver is $15.18. It sure seems like Silver is underpriced compared to Gold in this current market. With the Whitman Baltimore Expo this week, the dealer community will be looking for lots of activity in bullion as buyers will be taking advantage of the lower prices, although the metals are moving slightly higher as the week begins.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host a major sale which contains numerous rarities including multiple examples of the 1937 D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel; there are seven Mint State coins available with four of them graded MS64 by PCGS and two of those have the CAC sticker. There are many other rare date Buffaloes in this sale. Below are some of the other potential highlights.
1937 D Buffalo Nickel 3 Legged MS64 PCGS CAC is available at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, March 30 - April 6, 2016
|1843 Half Cent Original||PCGS PR63 BN||$5,625|
|1839 Large Cent Silly Head||PCGS MS66 BN CAC||$7,750|
|1856 Flying Eagle Cent||NGC PR62||$12,650|
|1909 S VDB Lincoln Cent||PCGS MS66 Red CAC||$9,650|
|1914 D Lincoln Cent||PCGS MS65+ Red||$14,250|
|1872 Two Cent||PCGS MS65 BN CAC||$5,850|
|1852 Three Cent Silver||NGC MS68||$18,250|
|1840 Half Dime No Drapery||NGC PR66||$38,500|
|1818/5 Bust Quarter||NGC MS65+||$24,750|
|1831 Bust Quarter Large Letters||PCGS PR65 Cameo||$58,500|
|1867 S Seated Quarter||PCGS MS62 CAC||$16,250|
|1836 Reeded Edge Half||PCGS MS63||$16,500|
|1795 Draped Bust Dollar||PCGS MS63+||$100,000|
|1802 Bust Dollar||PCGS MS63 CAC||$56,500|
|1808 $2 ½ Gold||PCGS MS61||$135,000|
|1898 $2 ½ Gold||PCGS PR66+ DCAM CAC||$24,500|
|1915 $2 ½ Gold Indian||PCGS PR67||$48,750|
|1854 O $3 Gold||NGC MS62||$61,500|
|1814/3 $5 Gold||NGC MS64||$53,500|
|1799 $10 Gold Large Stars||PCGS MS66 CAC||N/A|
|1866 S $20 Gold No Motto||NGC AU53||$40,500|
|1876 S $20 Gold||NGC MS65||$175,000|
|1885 $20 Gold||PCGS AU58||$56,500|
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