BY JOHN FEIGENBAUM, PUBLISHER & PATRICK IAN PEREZ, EDITOR
This August Quarterly II edition coincides with the annual numismatic migration to the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The Quarterly II is one of our personal favorites as the series covered here span half dollars to $3 gold—an ideal cross-section of both collector and investor-grade coins. There are a few more minus signs on the sheet this issue than in the past which had seen reliable gains. This is the result of our analysis of recent auction results which shows a bit of softness in some of the issues we represent here. Additionally, we are still seeing grading pressure on prices. Even better date coins are not immune from gradeflation, and we’re seeing coins appear in auction that were formerly in a lower-grade holder. Sometimes, the same exact coin in a higher grade holder sells for a lower result than it did when it was more accurately represented.
Both Heritage and Stack’s Bowers are holding major auctions in conjunction with the ANA show this year, and the Stack’s offering of the famous Lord St. Oswald/Norweb 1794 dollar, graded PCGS/ CAC MS64 is a major highlight. This and many other exciting coins should make the annual ANA extravaganza even more tantalizing.
WHOLESALE & CPG VALUES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Over the past few months we have quietly released new features to our web site to give users access to Collector’s Price Guide (CPG), Greysheet , Bluesheet and Greensheet values. The retail values are available FREE for all users. To access the wholesale data, one simply needs to be a paid subscriber to our print or PDF subscriptions. We are still tweaking things here and there but the initial feedback on this feature has been overwhelmingly positive. Users can also access historic price charts for ANY coin in EVERY grade. This has never been available before and is extremely powerful. Visit www.greysheet.com/coin-prices to check this out. (Note: you may need to update your login with us. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble logging into your online account. It’s a quick one-time fix.)
THOUSANDS OF NEW PRICES ADDED ONLINE IN NEW GRADE RANGES
We have added pricing for the AU58 grade to early half dollars in this issue, covering Flowing Hair halves all the way through the end of the Capped Bust series. While we are now completely out of space on these printed pages to add more pricing columns, like XF45, AU53, AU55, MS61, etc, the beauty of the web is that we can add all of these prices without space constraints.