When I went to sleep last night, silver was at $17.04 and gold was trading at $1210. All morning long today, I’ve been watching prices for both metals trend downward, and where it will end up is anybody’s guess. This event, of course, is causing some discomfort for bullion investors who purchased American silver eagles and American gold eagles over the past couple weeks, as metals prices looked to be rebounding from lows in early October.
Take a look at the top eBay sales of Mercury dimes from September 2014 and you'll see a good mixture of high-end common dates, circulated key dates, and a few minting varieties. Perhaps most interesting about the Mercury dimes on this list are the number of super-grade pieces – those that grade Mint State 67 or higher.
The Top 25 most expensive Walking Liberty half dollars sold on eBay during September 2014 include a few super-grade pieces, some circulated early dates, and other goodies. Surprsingly, there's one date that does not show up anywhere on this Top 25 list, and that's any 1921 Walking Liberty half dollar, counted as key issues for the series. Surely, several lower-grade 1921 Walking Liberty half dollars sold on eBay in September, but none was pricey enough to make it to this list, with the lowest-priced piece coming in at just over $900 last month.
In early October, it looked like the U.S. Mint was well on its way to achieving a monthly sales record for the American eagle silver coins. As we fall through October and look at some crisp new sales numbers released by the U.S. Mint, it’s evident that the monthly production figures remain strong for the American silver eagles, and the same can be said for 1 oz. American gold eagles, too. But will the U.S. Mint surpass its September sales figures for these popular bullion coins?
American eagle coin sales from the past week reflect continued pressure from investors, who appear to be snapping up 1-ounce American siler eagle and American gold eagle coins. While the activity over the past seven days is definitely lighter than it was early in the month, when more than 1 million American silver eagles were sold in just one day, the overall number of sales this past week at the U.S. Mint were nevertheless strong.
Thousands of people are buying coins on eBay everyday, and it's not hard to see why. While I still frequent my friendly local coin dealers, I do enjoy browsing coins online and will occasionally buy some on eBay. Of course, as is the case with any products sold on eBay, there are always some risks associated with buying coins sight-unseen.
What are the most valuable Lincoln pennies according to eBay sales from September 2014? We’ve got the list here, and it includes many of the usual suspects you’d expect to find among a rundown of the most expensive Lincoln cents, along with a few rare, super-grade Lincoln cents from otherwise common years in the series.
This roundup of Morgan silver dollar prices from eBay during the month of September 2014 reveals some big prices for several scarce key dates. The collector market is perennially strong for Morgan silver dollars.
We’ve only barely gotten into the first couple weeks of October and already the month is off to a roaring start for gold and silver bullion coin sales at the United States Mint.
Dropping silver prices may be driving unprecedented levels of buying activity from bullion coin speculators. Just last week, the United States Mint sold more than 2,740,000 American silver eagles. In fact, on one day alone, the U.S. Mint took orders for some 1,150,000 silver eagles. That figure could very well be a U.S. Mint record for one day sales of American silver eagles.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced they will hold a series of auctions starting on May 14, 2015 and lasting through September 21, 2017 and will offer the “most valuable rare coin collection" ever to cross the auction block.
Considered among the most beautiful of all silver coins, Walking Liberty half dollars are a top-favorite coin among many numismatists and are popularly collected as both a type coin and as a series. Walking Liberty half dollars, designed by famed sculptor Adolph A. Weinman, were struck from 1916 through 1947 and contain a composition of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
The Mercury dime, or Winged Liberty Head dime as numismatic aficionados refer to the type, is a classic silver coin that was struck during the years 1916 through 1945 and has remained a popular collectible to this day. The Mercury dime, designed by Adolph A. Weinman, remains on top of many collectors’ lists not only as a type coin for rounding out 20th century coin sets and birth year sets, but also a coin to be collected as a series.
Morgan dollars are a perennial favorite among coin collectors, and sales figures on eBay from January 2014 tell the story – Morgan dollars remain as popular as ever. The eBay online auction site saw a lot of action in January surrounding its Morgan dollar offerings, with hundreds of pieces closing in the four-figure range, and two specimens pulling in more than $10,000 each.