Market Reports

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EARLY MAY

ACTIVITY IS GOOD

It never ceases to amaze us how when we put up a large group of NEWPS (vs a small group) activity in the beginning starts off so slow. It took until Wednesday for sales to start rolling. When activity started, it was like a train speeding up. We even did two bigger sales Friday afternoon. In the end, our sales were well over $500,000.00 for the week. With no shows or any big deals happening, that is pretty good.

Between now and June 14th, there are no major shows. Only the PCGS Invitational and our auction May 16+17 can be used as a measure of health in the market. That is one of the longer stretches we have ever endured without a major show. That leads us to believe our auction and the PCGS Show will be not just good, but dynamite. People clearly are still craving coins with a deep hunger. Dealers are still pretty dry-even if they stocked up at all at CSNS (those purchases are already placed). We know the majority of what we bought at CSNS is already sold. Our only fear is that lack of activity and product slows the market. It has happened before. If it dies, we think the market will have a huge spurt in June (Long Beach and Baltimore are back to back), then go quiet again for July (summer doldrums) and then go crazy at ANA only to do its typical shut down (not just slow down) until the end of September. For many reasons we are looking forward to the May PCGS Show.

A very interesting note: our average ticket sale in the last 90 days has been around $15,000.00. That does not include any coins over $1 million. We have never had a number that high. The majority of our sales were bigger gold coins.

GOLD NEVER STOPS GLITTERING

At CSNS we were nearly wiped out of  gold. It did not matter if it was a generic widget or a rare high grade coin. Every one wanted gold. The dealers who were buying paid super strong too. Gold coins from $1,200.00 to $107,000.00 sold fast and furious.

The AA Set of Saints (a set very high on the registry)  was broken up at CSNS. The prices were really strong-but the majority of coins sold immediately (we had early dibs and bought the 10D MS67, the 25S MS65, and the 26D MS65 to name a few). We do know the 1924 in MS68 (NO CAC) sold for above $200,000.00! The HR FE PCGS MS66 CAC High Relief sold for $100,000.00 to a dealer! That shows a massive appetite for better gold.

Every week we post gold and every week the first coins off our web site-are gold. Since we only sell PCGS CAC to our customers many have learned how impossible it has become to find the coins. Even things like  generic MS66 Saints. We used to buy a few a week, now we buy none.

Our take is that even if the price of gold does not move, the demand is super strong for all nice gold coins, the market will remain dry and positive in this area for a very long time. Buy your gold today for tomorrows results.

Always buy the best you can afford and hold!

NEWPS

We got lucky and were able to offer a great selection of NEWPS. May pieces would be highlights anywhere else! Our most special coins are:

3CS  1867 PCGS PR67 CAC

25C  1877 PCGS MS67+ CAC

$20  1911-S PCGS  MS66 CAC

$20  1914-S PCGS MS66+ CAC

J-1141  $1 1871 PCGS PR66 BN CAC -We think this wicked cool pattern is cheap!

Those coins alone are pretty neat. Of course we worked hard to find coins for all tastes and budgets. Do not forget to check out our regular inventory as well.  We will work hard to get you in the coins of yoru desires.

ALL NEWPS ARE NOW POSTED 

LEGEND RARE COIN AUCTIONS

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We are blown away every day now at the activity and growing strength of our May Regency Sale. Not only did we have people come to our office every day this week, we had a lot viewing in NYC that was full. AT CSNS we did have most of the dollars there (by request) and out table was packed. This Monday through -Thur (the coins leave for N.O Friday), we are booked solid with people coming in for lot viewing. In addition, the registrants and eye balls are at record levels already (and we have 12 days to go)! All we can say to prospective bidders-be prepared!  Many major dealers have looked at the entire sale. We do NOT see things selling cheap.

If the auction closed today, the May Regency Sale would not only be a record setter, but it would be the biggest we ever held! We shake our heads in wonder. But the coins offered are substantially higher quality then most seen in recent auctions. This is our expectation of EVERY sale we produce.

To set up phone bidding, work out payment terms (MUST be done prior to the auction), or for general help, contact Julie Abrams now: julie@legendauctions.com.

BUYERS FEES ARE 17.% FOR OUR REGENCY SALES AND 10% FOR OUR PREMIER SESSIONS SALES

THE MAY PREMIER SESSIONS SALE

As promised this is not your ordinary internet only auction.  We have carefully vetted every coin. Look at some of these highlights:

H.01  1855 PCGS MS66BN CAC

1C  1918D PCS MS66RB CAC

5C  1909 PCGS PR67+ CAC

5c 1937 PCGS PR67+ CAC

10C  1809 PCGS MS61

10C 1938S PCGS MS67+ FB CAC (GORGEOUS COLORS)

50C 1860 PCGS PR64 CAC

$1  1884O PCGS MS67 CAC

$1  1889CC PCGS XF 45 CAC

$1 1904 PCGS PR64 CAC

$2.5 1844D PCGS AU50 CAC

$2.5  1892 PCGS MS62 CAC

$3  1854O PCGS XF 45 CAC

$5  1877CC PCGS XF 45 CAC

$20  1907 HR WE PCGS MS63 CAC

These are only a few coins we can think of off the top of our heads. Remember, we do not sell great coins along side of Modern widgets. Every coin we offer especially in our Premier Sessions sales are handpicked. We do reject quite a lot. Who else does that? We stop accepting consignments on Tuesday May 8th (they MUST be in our offices). The sale should be listed by Monday May 14th.

The May Premier Sessions sale opens May 17th and closes Thursday 9 PM est May 24th.

Again, we strive to make these sales mini Regency Sales (with out the catalog). They are proven and even earn record prices In the last sale, the J-1399 20C PCGS PR64 brought $14,850.00). Response has been tremendous and we estimate these sales could soon reach 250 lots per session. It might also be helpful we have TWO bourse floor savvy dealers over seeing the sales-something the biggest internet auction houses do NOT have. An FYI: We have no desire to do weekly sales or sell slop.

We are always seeking great consignments. We can handle it all. We offer terrific hybrid deals (sell at auction or through Legend). We can always offer strong cash advances. Before you go anywhere else, call or email us. We are different and better! Contact Julie Abrams: julie@legendauctions or Greg Cohen: greg@legendauctions.com. They will work with you from start until you receive your huge settlement check!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WISH TO ORDER, EMAIL US: legend@legendcoin.com. WE DO NOT CHECK OUR PHONE MESSAGES UNTIL 9 AM MONDAY

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