Article written by: Kathleen Duncan
Since returning from the FUN show last month, we have been extremely busy with both purchases and sales. This is particularly true amongst the fabulous Rollo Fox Standing Liberty quarters, with most selling in under a month. Coins across all metals and denominations are moving better than this time last year. In particular, Silver Commemoratives are beginning to increase in price, which is a first in over a decade. As gold and silver prices continue to stagnate, we can only assume the activeness in rare coins stems from a push into hard assets from collectors’ increasingly widespread concerns of inflation.
We arrived Tuesday, a day before dealer setup, to get first or an early shot on dealers’ material. Business was extremely active from the time the show opened, until we left Friday afternoon. Dealers came by to offer us fresh deals, and clients were actively searching for the perfect treasures to add to their collections. It was the most active Long Beach show we’ve had in a half dozen years. Not only were we able to do business with many of our regular clientele, we met and transacted business with numerous new collectors. The bourse had a nice buzz, which we don’t recall existing at Long Beach for a very long time.
Our purchases include a wide assortment of interesting rarities, from a handful of better-date Standing Liberty quarters, to some nice Seated and Barber type, to several high-grade Lincoln and Indian cents, and of course, a spectacular selection of Walkers and Commems. New coins are continuing to post, so be sure to check back often. We look forward to hearing from you.