$10 Liberty Head Gold Coins

Welcome back to Something About Coins! A collection of $10 Liberty Head gold coins, ranked number one Finest Set of All Time on the PCGS Set Registry, makes headlines following a recent sale. Dave Harper comments on the U.S. Mint sales of proof and uncirculated American Eagles, and Vic Bozarth discusses buying and selling coins from auction houses. Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins are available from the U.S. Mint. Enjoy!

$10 Liberty Head Collection Earns $4 Million, coinnews.net
Legend Numismatics purchased David Hall’s $10 Liberty Head gold coin collection in a transaction valued at $4 million. Legend Numismatics (www.LegendCoin.com) of Lincroft, New Jersey, representing collector Bob R. Simpson of Fort Worth, Texas, has purchased the complete set of $10 Liberty Head gold pieces assembled by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) Founder David Hall. The transaction is valued at $4 million, according to Laura Sperber, Legend President. Hall’s set is listed on the PCGS Set Registry ... Click for coin article

Gladly Pay You Tuesday for ... Today, numismaster.com
Are collectors running out of money or are they losing interest in proof gold American Eagles? I raised a similar question with proof silver American Eagles in last week’s paper in a “Best of Buzz” column as something to watch for when the silver coins go on sale in June. I blamed high prices for the situation with the silver proofs. Collectors do not have unlimited funds to buy new issues. For the 2011 proof gold American Eagles, the sales numbers are already coming in and they definitely are weaker, but is this a case of high prices or a ... Click for coin article

Here we go again, blog.numismaticnews.net
Did you notice that the U.S. Mint began selling its uncirculated “W” one-ounce gold American Eagles yesterday? If you didn’t, you are not alone. The hurricane that has blown the prices of silver and gold lower was the greater story yesterday. Anybody who did happen to look at the new Mint offer probably turned their nose up at the price of $1,778. That was a full $300 more than bullion was quoted at on the Kitco site when I looked. The advent of the “W” uncirculated coin means two things. The Mint is confident of getting enough ... Click for coin article

Rare Coin Auctions, EBay, and the Games People Play, Part Two, coinweek.com
Rare Coin Auctions allow millions of individuals the ability to buy quality coins from the comfort and anonymity of their homes. There are literally millions of coins auctioned each year. While the coins being auctioned are numerous the ‘bargains’ are few and far between. The free market forces for auctions mean that you as a buyer are competing against a possibly huge, albeit unknown, number of competitors. In other words, there are lots of people willing to pay just as much or more than you. Remember, there are no BARGAINS. Auction ... Click for coin article

2011 Eliza Johnson First Spouse Coins Launch, firstspousecoins.us
The United States Mint launched the 2011 Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins at 12 noon today, May 5, 2011. The Eliza Johnson coins are the eighteenth in the series and the first to be released this year. The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins went on sale with an opening price of $929.00 for the proof version and $916.00 for the uncirculated. Today is also the first day the US Mint released new images for the Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins. Up until this afternoon, only line art designs had been available. The obverse ... Click for coin article

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