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1861 P Paquet Reverse $20 Gold to Appear at Long Beach

February 13, 2017

     In addition to the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars, the Long Beach Expo will have on display the 1861 P Paquet Reverse $20 Gold. This is the finest certified of two known to exist and it is graded PCGS MS67. It was originally owned by King Farouk of Egypt and recently sold by one well-known dealer, Brian Hendelson, to another, Larry Lee of Coin and Bullion Reserves of Panama City, Florida. This coin is called the Norweb Specimen and is insured for $8 million. It will be displayed throughout the show at the PCGS booth....

1861 P Paquet Reverse $20 Gold PCGS MS67

1861 P Paquet Reverse $20 Gold PCGS MS67 will be on display at the Long Beach Expo February 15-18, 2017 more of the most recent
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January 2017

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up?

     At the beginning of 2016, Gold was at $1,082.25, and by early July had climbed above the $1,365 mark. However, the second half of the year was not as good for the price of Gold as it ultimately ended at around $1,150. Even though this was actually a gain for the year, did the value of gold coins really increase or have they succumbed to the pressures of lower premiums? We have transitioned to a new age of collectors and investors, wanting the best quality for the lowest premiums, and more and more buyers are willing to sacrifice potential rarity for attractive high-quality bullion coins with low markup. With Gold up approximately $68 for the year, let’s take a look at generic $20 Saint Gaudens in MS64, MS65, & MS66; the graph below shows the three grades along with the FMV from 2010 to the current year-ending price....

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