Market Reports

Don't miss an opportunity to make a critical purchase or sale. Let Legend be your eyes and ears on the collection market. We'll let you know about the upcoming sales, pricing trends and predictions, collections and exceptional coins entering the market, and other news to help you take advantage of opportunities before they pass you by.

THE FINAL PCGS INVITATIONAL OF 2017

LEGEND NUMISMATICS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED DEC 23-JAN 2ND. WE WILL BE CHECKING OUR EMAILS DURING THAT TIME.

TIME TO STICK A FORK IN IT-SORT OF

As everyone knows, Legend Numismatics loves these small intimate PCGS Invitational shows. This last one though suffered from weaker attendance and PCGS was so tight, even if you tried to cross a coin back that had been PCGS -it most likely wasn’t happening...

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MID DECEMBER REPORT

HO HUM

Can’t report any thing record breaking happening-although we do have several HUGE deals we are working on that we expect to complete in the next week or so Stay tuned, we’ll have have some exciting news and coins to offer soon.

Activity is slow. We’re told by our fellow dealers they are not doing much as well. The lack of nice fresh coins right now is hurting everyone...

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OH MAN-ITS DECEMEBER ALREADY!

TIME JUST FLIES

That’s pretty bad when we think the 2017 FUN and the winter Baltimore Shows are still close in our memories.  This year, the time is really flying. November was nothing more then a blink of an eye. During that blink we managed to do near record sales. Now, its time to start to wind down for the years end. Unfortunately, this year we are being forced to do early...

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THANKSGIVING WEEK 2017

GREAT COINS SELL EASILY

We knew we were lucky to had found 5 GEM AU 58 Bust Dollars.  Each was super nice-the kind of high end quality you expect from us. Of course each was PCGS CAC (very RARE). 4 out of 5 had inquiries within minutes of posting. Four were sold by Sunday afternoon. In each case we had MULTIPLE buyers. The longest line was for the $1 1802/1 PCGS AU58 CAC because we had left up as “on hold”..

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THINGS ARE GOING TO GET CRAZY!

LEGEND IS AT AN ALL TIME RECORD MONTH-ALREADY

Good thing we have sold several million dollars worth of fabulous coins since the month began-we now nearly bone dry! Really. We had to hold back this offering so that we made sure we had coins to post. We maybe be out of NEWPS for the last week of the month. For us in 2017 it has been feast or famine. Now, we are back to the nuclear drought...

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THE FALL BALTIMORE SHOW 2017

THIS MARKET REPORT IS WRITTEN FROM FACTS THAT LEGEND NUMISMATICS A DEALER IN THE TOP 5% OF QUALITY AND RARITY EXPERIENCED. OTHER DEALERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.

THE BALTIMORE SHOW

Surprise, surprise!  In the end it turned out to be a far better show then we had expected. We honestly had believed the Philadelphia PCGS Invitational only 2 weeks ago would have drained some of the attendance and activity...

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THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER

VISIT LEGEND NUMISMATICS  AND LEGEND AUCTIONS AT THE BALTIMORE SHOW TABLE 643

WHAT A WEEK

Legend Numismatics probably had one of its best weeks since April when we had an all time blockbuster week. It started with a trip to Dallas (Heritage) to lot view and bid in the Newman sale and ended with our President, Laura Sperber actually playing tennis in FL Friday with both Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (and remaining on her feet,..

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THE PHILADELPHIA PCGS INVITATIONAL

THE PHILADELPHIA PCGS INVITATIONAL

We have only two complaints: #1 we were not fans of the hotel, #2 can PCGS hold these shows in Philadelphia more then once year? We deserve and want more!

The show was everything we predicted it to be. BOTH dealer and collector turn out were strong. We were surprised so many West Coast dealers attended. Of course from the time it opened until break down the hall was loaded with collectors...

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PRE PCGS INVITATIONAL SHOW

A VIP NOTICE: We have had on and off server issues this week. Legend Numismatics web site will be down Sunday AM 7- about Noon for work. We expect no disruptions with the auction side.

RUNNING OUT OF GAS-NOT

Unlike other firms, we really do tell it like it is. We’ve had a decent to strong month so far. At the beginning of this week, things slowed to crawl and our overall sales for the week-miserable...

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MID OCTOBER REPORT

A NEW HOT TOPICS IS NOW POSTED TOO

STATUS QUO

Can’t say anything dramatic is going on. We had a very good sales week. We’re becoming spoiled by so many people buying coins on a Saturday within minutes-a few hours of the NEWPS being posted. last week, we had sold nearly $180,000.00 from the web site by 9 AM Monday (the biggest coin was the monster 1885 $1 PCGS PR68 Cameo)...

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WELCOME TO OCTOBER REPORT

AS THE SEASONS CHANGE

This is not only summer sliding into a cooler fall, but a cool time in the market morphing into a hot time! As we have been predicting, the market is coming back. Collectors who saw nothing during the summer,  stayed silent,  and went into hibernation seem to be back. The biggest problem, there is NO major show until Baltimore Nov 9-11 and then NO major shows until FUN...

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THE SEPTEMBER PCGS INVITATIONAL

UNEXPECTED ATTENDANCE

Here comes our broken record again. If you have not been to a PCGS Invitational go!  These are very small shows that offer a unique opportunity for collectors to have some face time with the real movers and shakers while meeting other collectors and getting their coins graded.

We expected nothing much from this show. Several of the bigger players were from Houston and Florida and as expected they did not attend...

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MID SEPTEMBER II REPORT

QUIET POWER COINS TRADING HANDS

Be aware that what we discuss in the Market Report is written from Legend Numismatics point of view. We deal in the top 5% of rarities and the upper end of quality. That would include a coin like a MS66.9+ MS66 Morgan. It is a myth that all our coins are above $10,000.00. This past year, coins valued from $1,000.00-$10,000.00 flown out the door  as fast as we post them...

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MID SEPTEMBER REPORT

SHOWS NOT NEEDED

Not really, but its nice to have no pressure to travel and worry about being here and there, getting first shot, and of course the headache of security. At least at home we have regular human hours and even get a few surprise calls with some neat coins being offered. As of this writing we are working on buying a major world class rarity in our offices. With no pressure being at show,..

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THE LONG BEACH SHOW

INCLUDED IN THIS MARKET REPORT ARE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS FOR OUR POINT OF VIEW. LEGEND NUMISMATICS MOSTLY DEALS IN THE TOP 5% OF QUALITY AND RARITY, SO WE WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE SHOW THEN OTHERS.

We’d like to offer a prayer and our thoughts for our good friends in Florida-especially our friends in the Keys. We hope Irma brings only minimal damage and every one is okay. Having stayed through Sandy then suffered for weeks after,..

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LONG BEACH WEEK

Legend Numismatics wishes everyone a safe an happy Labor Day weekend.

BACK TO COINS! 

For millions of kiddies its a sad back to school. For us coin weenies, its back to coins. We expect the summer doldrums to start winding down in the next week to 10 days (if history repeats it self).  While our President, Laura Sperber is trying to rest, she keeps being drawn back in to work for unexpected reasons...

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