As we enter the second quarter of 2018 the rare coin market sits in a good place but with plenty of upside potential still to be fulfilled. A number of factors will influence whether this potential turns into reality. A continued weakening in the stock market, a spike in precious metals prices, and a continuation of significant collections coming to market are all factors. Despite proclamations to the contrary, so far this year we have seen a steady stream of fresh, high-end material become available. The Duckor Walking Liberty Halves, the $10 gold pieces from the Admiral Collection, the type coins from the Vanderbilt Collection, and others all were eagerly absorbed by the market. A drag on the market continues to be coins that are heavily resubmitted and offered on the wholesale market, although many of the coins are finding homes when priced right.