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Sorry but chasing highest grade is not worth it....

April 26, 2022 @ 9:31 AM

So recently I received an offer from a "Top/Well Known" dealer (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) for a 1976-D $1 Type 1 Ike Dollar... this dealer said heck its tied for finest and only $9,500 and it retails for $11,500....  

This is where you as the buyer need to sort the wheat from the chaff....Listen to me, I have nothing against President Eisenhower...    I Like Ike   what I don't like is that this is truly a common coin... ok I get Type 1 is a little better than Type 2 and I get the fact that its in a PCGS holder... but here is the rub... its not finest known that honor belongs to a MS67+ there are actually 15 coins certified MS67 grade...  

but that's not ...

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Bass Collection To Be Sold At Auction!

April 13, 2022 @ 2:06 PM

One of the great U.S. rarities on display at the recent ANA National Money Show in Colorado Springs, Colorado could be yours. The 1933 Eagle and the rest of the Bass Collection will be sold by the Bass Foundation to raise money for charitable work. This is from an ANA news release today: The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation announced today that the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection of U.S. gold coins and patterns on display at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be returned to the Foundation and sold at auction. The Money Museum has been this collection's temporary home since October 2000.

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Coin Show Theft in Long Island

April 12, 2022 @ 9:01 AM

Sad News, reporting that this past Sunday a group of three thieves robbed a local Long Island dealer at the Melville Coin show.

The theft happened at the end of the show when the male thief stole a box of gold bullion coins from the dealer.  The estimated value is about 1/2 million dollars.

please see this link for the video and pictures of the thieves ...  Scarsdale Coin is offering a reward to help this dealer recover the stolen items... please contact Doug Davis at NCIC with any information...

Contact NCIC
P.O. Box 14080
Arlington, Texas 76094
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Baltimore Rocks....

April 4, 2022 @ 3:15 PM

Baltimore coin show was off the charts busy from Wed evening setup til Sat afternoon...  Our impression is that the market is just gobbling up coins left and right... we sold a little bit of everything and the smart buyers did not hesitate to buy and the ones that said Im looking were very disappointed upon returning hours later to find that the coin was sold.  Throw away your sheets prices continue to climb...

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