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NumisMedia Weekly Market Report

Current News and Analysis of the

United States Rare Coin Market

April 20, 2009

Positive Energy Spurs Market

     Central States Numismatic Society Convention is a little over one week away and this year it takes place in Cincinnati. Dealers are hopeful that the bullion market will continue to push the coin market in a positive direction. While we do see many declines this week in the LD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide, there are plenty of increases to inspire confidence in the overall market. The most noteworthy fact is that more coins are selling at new levels, even though some levels are lower. Lower Market prices can motivate collectors and give buyers an opportunity to purchase more coins for less money.

     We have seen many increases in Half Cents these last few weeks. The 1795 Plain Edge, No Pole advanced to higher Market prices for AU50 to AU55. This coin is typically found in lower grades and few are without planchet problems. The 1828 13 Stars in MS63 and MS64 Red moved to a higher Market price of $1,125 and $1,950, respectively. There are several increases in the Large Cent chart for many of the most popular issues prior to 1825. The 1802 Normal Reverse climbed in most circulated grades along with the MS60, now at $2,850 Market.

     The Lincoln Cent series finds a long list of increases for grades MS64 and MS65. This series is always popular and many competitive buyers will tend to force Market prices to higher levels. Coins that are designated as Red and do not have tiny carbon spots will typically bring premiums to current Market levels. It appears that some of the D Mints, especially in the teens are being recognized for potential value. The 1916 D in MS64 Red jumped to $500 and the 1918 D, also in MS64 Red moved to a higher $765 Market price. Buyers are looking for many of the dates that have low populations for the grade.

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