on Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00. Posted in News

Please be aware that there are a lot of potentially volatile situations going on all over the world, this could impact the gold and silver markets dramatically.  If you need to reposition your bullion holdings, we are happy to help.  Our normal 1% mark-up on gold and 2% on silver over cost is always a good opportunity for our clients.  Recent comments on inflation may also fuel the fires.  My thoughts are to not be too late to the party.  Price averaging on bullion with fund allocations at different times is a great strategy.

The coin market is moving along.  It's the same old story, not enough nice coins for those that know the difference.  Our inventory is getting wiped out and we are doing our best to find the nicest coins possible.

New dealer strategy at auctions;

Since there is a noted lack of fresh material on the market, dealers now at auctions are extending themselves and paying large premiums.  The hope is that they will have more hits than misses at grading and the coins that are hits will offset the misses price-wise.  The grading services recognize original deals and more often than not you may get the benefit of the doubt on a finer coin.

The Pogue collection will enter the coin market in auctions starting in 2015.  If there is a good strategy used for these sales, it could gain huge exposure for coins.  The auction of this collection could bring over a half a billion dollars.  Look for interesting times ahead.


Best Wishes,


on Friday, 23 May 2014 19:44. Posted in News

Yes, I went there, I invoked Shakespeare to get your attention.  This article is going to deal with how unrealistic it is to attempt to purchase coins sight unseen, even graded coins, via auction.  Then, hopefully next month I will address selling coins via auction.

on Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00. Posted in News

We took off for Baltimore on the tail end of a snow storm and bounced around from start to finish.  Thankfully, that was the only problem we encountered.    I started the day before the show opened, viewing auction lots for customers.  We offer this service to our clients to prevent them from buying anything that is not the cream of the crop.  When I was done, I could not recommend bids on any lot.  To me, it was a conglomeration of recycled stale inventory coins thrown in the auction along with the odd decent piece.  I was shocked at the overall dismal quality of the lots.  This was a sale that the price conscious could buy a coin on the cheap thinking they got a bargain, until they try to resell.

on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 00:00. Posted in News

Rare Coins of New Hampshire is proud to announce that it has been selected by The Heritage Institute as The Strategic Resource of the Year. Donald W. Dee, Director of the Financial Services Division and Rare Coins of New Hampshire were selected for their long standing partnership with The Heritage Institute and their "adherence to the highest professional standards of excellence."

on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 19:48. Posted in News

I decided to attend the PNG meeting this year.  It was a luncheon prior to the show opening.  About half way through I excused myself to take a call.  When I came back, the podium was yielded to a PNG member that said they are starting a service to affix a P.Q. sticker to a coin.  The purpose is to give marketers a confidence boost so more coins stick with customers. 

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