on Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00. Posted in News

I know the industry average for getting a CAC sticker on coins is pretty low for most dealers.  Recently we heard of a 60 coin submission of which only two coins got stickered.  CAC will only affix a sticker to a coin if they feel it is at the high end of the grade spectrum.  Then they will affix a small green sticker to the right front of the holder.  In very rare cases, if they feel a coin is under graded, they will affix a gold sticker to the holder.  The gold sticker means that they feel the grade is 1-point higher than on the current holder and will pay the next grade price for the coin.  Recently on a slow day, I picked out of our inventory 18 coins to submit.  The submission form is for 20 coins so I picked out a couple of our wholesale coins to fill in the gap.  Here are the results:

Both wholesale coins did not CAC.  15 of 16 collector coins received a green sticker and two coins received a gold sticker.  So our retail coins actually went 17 for 16.  Fifteen green stickers and 2 gold stickers which in essence are like two-pointer upgrades.  Not bad at all from a percentage standpoint. 

Someday we would love an opportunity to sell you some nice original coins.   Please call or e-mail to see the RCNH difference.

on Thursday, 14 February 2013 00:00. Posted in News

What do the Just For Fun, Land of Smiles and Walter Freeman have in common?

They are all record setting eye-popping, unbelievable coin collections that RCNH had a major hand in assembling.

How would you like to have a group of numismatists working on your behalf that have made a mark in numismatic history!  Just give us a call or e-mail to make it happen.  All these recently sold collections you can view in the auction archives of Stacks/Bowers as well as Heritage.

 We hope to hear from you!



on Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00. Posted in News

We are very blessed to work at our hobby and don’t take it lightly to be stewards of the numismatic field.  It can be frustrating to see long time clients that get impatient and get sold a bill of goods but that can happen in any field.  Our stance of “buying the coin and not the holder” along with “quality doesn’t cost it pays,” are what we believe.  It is a nice feeling to be trusted to provide great value, beauty and future demand by selling the nicest coins in the industry. 

on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00. Posted in News

Paul and I left New Hampshire early on Tuesday, January 8thfor the show.    We arrived and stayed for a week of 80 degree temperatures and no rain with a nice breeze too!  On Tuesday we traveled to various hotels in the area to view fresh dealer inventory and show some of our coins.  As usual, our coins were eagerly sought after and acquired.  So our selling was consistent but buying was brutal.  It’s one thing to price a nice coin for strong money but virtually anything halfway decent was being offered at double bid or more.

on Thursday, 20 December 2012 00:00. Posted in News

 By Joseph Presti

An analysis of bullion vs. $20 Saint Gaudens by Joseph Presti 12/20/2012

There is no doubt about it, gold has been the darling investment, having risen from $280/oz. in January 2002 to approximately $1725/oz. at the end of 2012.  That type of appreciation has propelled gold bullion (bullion) from a fringe investment to the mainstream having attracted Wall Street attention.

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