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New Purchases at Baltimore

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We've had a busy show at the Baltimore Coin Expo. We purchased a number of certified coins, taken consignments and seen some great world coin collections that will go in our Dec. 29th auctions. You will be seeing some items in the new purchases section without photos. These items move very quickly and we want to get them up fast. 

New Collection of Proof Obsolete Banknotes

The Blue Ridge coin shows continues to bring us new purchases. I picked up a collection of 10 Obsolete banknotes. The vignettes are particularly sharp because they are proof. The collection of American Banknote Company proof notes includes:Indiana, Logansport Insurance Company $2 Proof   $350New Jersey, Stock Security Bank $2 Proof   $450New Jersey, Freehold Banking Co. [...]

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1843 Seated Dime Registry Coin

I just purchased the finest known 1843 Seated Liberty Dime graded MS-66 by NGC. There are 3 graded by PCGS but only one in an NGC holder. There are no known MS-67's making this the top pop coin. It has a very nice original patina. It will be available in our store for $5,995. If [...]

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At the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association Show

We're off to a good start at the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association show in Dalton, GA this weekend. Demand seems brisk at the moment. I just purchased a Great Britain 1820 Sixpence in NGC MS-64. Nice original George III coin from the last year of his reign. Look for it in our Newps section

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All Indian Head Cents on Sale in March

Now that we've moved into March, our entire inventory of Indian Head Cents is discounted 10%. It's our way of saying thank you for being with us these 10 years. Use coupon code '10Years' at checkout to have the discount applied. Whether you're starting your collection with circulated Indian Head Cents or adding PCGS or NGC [...]

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Has it Been 10 Years Already?

It's hard for me to believe that I've been a rare coin dealer for 10 years now. I don't think anyone would have expected me or this business to last as long as it has. I want to say thank you to all of our customers without whose support we would not be where we [...]

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Coin Collecting and Winter Storm Jonas

I want to than everyone for their support. We were closed Saturday and Monday due to Winter Storm Jonas. We're fully up and running Tuesday and shipping orders as fast as we can. Thanks to all our customers for their patience. Growing up in the Northeast where two feet of snow didn't slow things down much, [...]

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Walking Liberty Half Dollar Short Set

The Walking LIberty Half Dollar is one of the most iconic American coins. The series began in 1916 with U.S. Mint engraver Adolph Weinman's design. Most all of the dates and mint mark varieties were minted in quantities over one million pieces except for the 1921, 1921-D, and 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Unfortunately, even [...]

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Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000 Bank Note

As we venture home or away for the beginning of the Holiday Season, let's take a look at the Zimbabwe P# 91 2008 $100 Trillion bank note. Yup, a hundred trillion. $100,000,000,000,000. In the late 90's and early 2000's Zimbabwe went through a period of unprecedented inflation caused by high import trade imbalance, too much [...]

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Silver Dollar Type Coin Collecting: Part 1 of 2

I had a young girl in our store over the weekend who was desperately trying to finish her Lincoln Wheat Cent collection. All she needed, her father said, was a 1909-S, 1909-S VDB, 1914-D, 1922 Plain, and 1931-S. When I explained those weren't in the Under $25 boxes, but rather in certified holders starting at [...]

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