In a recent Knowing Your Business column, I connected with Ted Hake and Alex Winter, founder and president, respectively of Hake's Americana, to discuss Hake's marking 50 years in business.
An experimental glass cent, produced in 1942 as an alternative to the short supply and high demand for copper during the war, will cross the block Jan. 5, during a sale presented by Heritage Auctions during the Florida United Numismatists convention.
Among the scarce coins featured in Legend Rare Coin Auctions' Feb. 18 sale is a seldom-seen three-cent silver. In prooflike condition, the coin is one only 1,000 struck for circulation in 1872.
As if the PCGS Members Only Show June 17 isn't exciting in itself, this year's show includes an auction hosted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions, featuring The Simpson Proof Seated Dime Collection.
If auction activity at the first two national coin shows of 2014 (combined total sales of $105 million reported by Heritage Auctions) are any indicator of things to come for the coin market this year, it's going to be an exciting year indeed.
A "George Washington" tin toy U.S. ocean liner rose to $3,450 in a 430-lot coin and toy auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries this past fall.
The market for high-quality U.S. rare coins saw record-setting amounts paid and higher than average numbers of rare coins in the marketplace in 2013; which has collectors and dealers eager to see how rare coins fare in 2014.
After seeing success in its live "Regency Auctions" offering, Legendy-Morphy Rare Coin Auction is expanding with the addition of monthly Internet only auctions.