Posts tagged 'The Market'

June 28, 2022
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Summer has finally arrived...

and with it, comes the somewhat slower pace of the numismatic market.  Some observers have lately professed gloom and doom, but we are not seeing that, nor do we expect it.  We've discussed the reasons many times over the past 18 or so months.  Great coins continue to sell very well.  The summer Baltimore show was much more active than I had envisioned, and the serious collector market appears very much alive and well.  But it is always true that attention turns to outdoor activities and family vacations this time of year, and coins tend to take a back seat for a couple of months.  That is, until the ANA's World's Fair of Money rolls around in August, and then, all heck breaks loose!  The WFoM is an immersive, nearly week-long numismatic extravaganza that we highly recommend you participate in.  If you travel to a coin show only once per year, then flip a coin and alternate between  winter FUN and summer ANA.  Winter FUN is a fabulous experience, a gigantic show and a heck of a lot  But summer ANA has a completely different vibe.  There are more club meetings, more informative presentations, more opportunities to meet, interact and socialize with like-minded collectors, and dealers tend to save inventory and special coins for the show.  The "summer doldrums" really help to make the WFoM special - since dealers are somewhat less actively selling during the summer, they tend to arrive at ANA loaded for bear.

September 1, 2021
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We've returned, intact and healthy, from our...

busiest coin show ever.  And by a lot!  Selling was outstanding.  Great collector coins, if offered at realistic, current-market prices, literally flew out of the cases, and the demand for them seems insatiable.  Buying was also outstanding, and it was accomplished virtually without leaving the table to scour the floor for good coins...since I really couldn't leave the table.  Melissa, Dick Graham and I had our hands full, to say the least, and while I always want to go see what I might find, that simply wasn't possible at this show.  Perhaps I spent a total of 2 to 3 hours hunting for coins, over all 6 days we were there.  The vast majority of what we bought walked up to our table.  Thank you to all those who brought us coins to buy!

The Dick Graham Reference Collection of Reeded Edge Bust half dollars was a hit with collectors.  We put out all (roughly) 70 coins when the doors opened to the public at 1pm on Tuesday August 10th, and we brought home only 21 of them.  A few of those have already been sold, a few more have just recently been posted to the website, and I think that leaves less than 10 still to be re-homed.  If you didn't get a coin from this important collection, take a look at the current inventory on DKRC, where you'll find several to choose from.  As I write this, there are two Plate coins from Dick's book remaining...but I'll bet not for long.  If you haven't yet gotten your copy of Dick's book, now would be the right time to order one.  We have less than 10 copies left, and there will not be any more coming.

July 29, 2021
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We will soon be on the way...

We will soon be on the way...

to the ANA's World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL, which along with the January FUN show, are generally the two best shows on the national circuit - under normal circumstances.  But, as we are all acutely aware, these are not normal circumstances.  Though there are still some lingering concerns and remaining challenges, there is going to be a really large, truly national coin show event happening soon...and we expect it to be absolutely overwhelming.  Challenges notwithstanding...we can't wait!

Brian Greer and I, as is our custom, will be setup next to one another, Brian at table 424, and the full DKRC team (Me, Melissa and Dick Graham) at table 426.  We'll also be right next to our good friends Ray and Phil Hinkelman from Eye Appealing Coins, very close to US Gold expert extraordinaire Doug Winter, and right across the aisle from Chris and Jack Dempsey at Dempsey and Baxter.  Just a tiny stone's toss away is another of our favorite dealers, John Agre of CRO.  We'll be in a great please stop by early and often!

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