Ron Guth on Coins
Ron Guth covers current numismatics events, including shows and auction sales.
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Ron Guth on Coins #2 - The Eliasberg 1898 Quarter - Guess the Price
The Eliasberg Quarter Dollar is coming back onto the market after a quarter of a century. The big question is "What will it sell for?" The person who guesses closest to the actual price (hammer price plus buyer's premium) without going over will win a 2022 Redbook. Only guesses received by midnight PST on April 4, 2022 will qualify. The coin sells on April 5 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
Ron Guth on Coins #3 - Stack's/Bower Sells the gold Daniel Morgan Medal for $960,000
On April 4, 2020, Stack's/Bowers sold the only known example of the gold medal awarded to General Daniel Morgan for his military victory at Cowpens, South Carolina in 1781. Lot 1004, the gold Daniel Morgan Medal, opened at $300,000. After five minutes of spirited bidding, the lot closed at $800,000. The final price (with the buyer's premium) was $960,000.
Ron Guth on Coins #4 - Coin Show Tip #1
In this video, numismatic expert Ron Guth gives his first Coin Show Tip: Attend! In other words, find out when the next coin show is in your area, then GO! You'll be amazed at the coins you'll see and the opportunities you'll have to buy, sell, trade, socialize, and learn. To find coin shows in your area, look for the Show Directory at www.numismaticnews.net.
Ron Guth on Coins #5 - An Interview with John Barkley
On May 5, 2022, I attended the Denver Coin Expo, where I met up with my good friend, John Barkley. I first met John around fifteen years ago, when he and his young son would visit coin shows. Over that time, John has transitioned from being primarily a collector to becoming a dealer. If you ever make it to the Denver Coin Expo, be sure to look him up and get some of the free coffee he offers to visitors at his table. And, do some business with him!
Ron Guth on Coins #6 - The Ten Most Valuable Lincoln Cents
In this video, I list the Ten Most Valuable Lincoln Cents. Every coin on the list is special for one reason or another and each would cost over $100,000 to own - two have already sold privately for $1 million or more. Learn what makes these coins special and how you might be able to find one of them in circulation!
Ron Guth on Coins #8 - The #1 Reason to Buy Morgan Silver Dollars in 2022
Morgan Silver Dollars are among the most popular of all collectible coins - and with good reason. They are big, they're beautiful, they are readily available, and they are (for the most part) affordable. But there is one really BIG reason to buy Morgan Silver Dollars in 2022 - and it has nothing to do with numismatics. Listen in as Ron tells you why 2022 is a good time to buy Morgan Silver Dollars.
Ron Guth on Coins #7 - The 5 Essential Coin Publications That Every Numismatist Should Know About
This week, I'd like to tell you about five essential coin publications that you must have to get the most out of your collecting experience. There are many excellent publication in numismatics but many of them are highly specialized. If you're just starting out, you need general information - books and publications that give you a good overview of the hobby so that you can decide which direction to take.
There's an old saying that goes like this: "Buy the book before the coin." In other words, before you got out and make a coin purchase, learn everything you can about that coin to make sure you understand exactly what you are buying. Knowledge can include everything from pricing, grading, technical information about a coin, historical information, and so on. The five publication I'm about to describe are what I call essentials for both new and seasoned collectors. I'll leave links in the description below so that you can purchase them yourself.
Ron Guth on Coins 9 - Martha Washington Speaks
Using new technology, Martha Washington describes her life and talks about some of the coins that bear her image. Martha Washington's image appears on the 2007-W First Spouse gold coin that bears her name. Her image also appears on some very rare 1759-dated pattern coins, but they were actually made beginning in 1965. Her name has been linked to the 1792 Birch Cent and the 1792 Half Disme, but those attributions are subject to debate (Martha teases about this in her story).
Ron Guth on Coins 10 - Die Trial of the Reverse of an 1829 Bavarian Thaler
In this video, Ron Guth reveals an unusual (and rare) zinc die trial of the reverse of an 1829 Bavarian Thaler. The real silver Bavarian Thalers are quite scarce and popular, but the zinc versions are virtually unheard of. Surprisingly, the die trials are less expensive than the Thalers, even though they are much more rare. Be sure to wait until the back of the die trial is revealed...it's like nothing you've seen before.
Ron Guth on Coins 11 - America Had Half Cent Coins?
Once upon a time in America, workers were paid $1 for 12-hour days, six days a week. Clearly, a Dollar had a lot of purchasing power. So much, in fact, that even a half cent was valuable. The U.S. Half Cent came about so that change could be made for Spanish 1 Real coins (worth 12-1/2 cents each), which were prevalent in circulation until America could create its own coins. This is the story of the U.S. Half Cent, why it was such an important coin, and why so few people have heard of it.
Ron Guth On Coins 12 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions Sale Results - 7/28/2022
In this episode, Ron reviews the results from Legend Rare Coin Auctions' sale held on 7/28/2022. Ron reviews the fourteen most valuable coins from the sale to determine if the recent negative economic news had an impact on pricing. Is the coin market fragile or resilient? Are "trophy" coins afected by economic downturns? Watch and find out.
Ron Guth on Coins 13 - Newly Rediscovered 1825/4/1 Half Eagle, PCGS PR67CAM CAC
In this episode, Ron discusses the recent rediscovery of an exceptionally rare Proof 1825 Half Eagle. Depending on your starting point, this coin has been off the market for at least 49 years. It is the only two-sided Proof example known of this date; the other two examples are one-sided Proofs. Learn the history of this incredible coin, why it is so important, and why it will set a record price when it sells in August 2022.
Ron Guth on Coins 14 - Preview of Sheridan Downey's Mail Bid Sale 54 to be held on August 17, 2022
In this episode, Ron previews Sheridan Downey's August 17, 2022 Mail Bid Sale. The auction contains 100 lots of early Bust Half Dollars, including Draped Bust and Capped Bust varieties. Ron examines 10 coins of particular interest because of their rarity, excellent condition, or wonderful eye appeal. Plus, Ron shares Sheridan's wonderful, story-telling style of cataloging. Please note that Ron is not affiliated with this auction in any way and has not received any compensation from Sheridan, nor will he.
Ron Guth on Coins 15 - A 1942 Exhibit of 500 Massachusetts Silver Coins
In 1942, the American Numismatic Society hosted an exhibit of approximately 500 Massachusetts Silver Coins dated circa 1652. The exhibition included loans from prominent collectors such as T. James Clarke, Carl Wurtzbach, and William B. Osgood Field (who owned a record number of eight New England Shillings and one New England Sixpence). The American Numismatic Society memorialized the exhibit in a photo album that currently resides in their collection and which has been made available on the Newman Numismatic Portal. For anyone interested in early American Colonial coins and, specifically, Massachusetts Silver coins, this video is a first look at this little-known photo album and exhibit.
Ron Guth on Coins 16 - Can Google Images Find My Coin?
Google Images is an incredibly powerful tool for identifying coins by matching a user image against Google's vast image database. Ron tests the system with ten images to see how good Google Images really is. The results are very interesting.
Ron Guth on Coins 17 - An Interview with John Dannreuther, Part I
This is the first part of an interview with John Dannreuther, a rather famous numismatist known to his friends and colleagues simply as JD. I've known JD since the late 1970's and he is one of the most respected dealers in the coin industry, not only for his incredible research and the books he has published but also because he is a genuinely nice guy. He is very approachable, he loves to share his knowledge, and he is full of stories from his decades in the business. This interview started out as a test of the Zoom technology but turned into an actual interview, so it is completely natural...no prompts, no prepared questions, just two old friends talking, me mostly listening, and JD sharing his stories. In the past, JD and I have talked for hours, so you can bet there will be later episodes with more great information. Please sit back and enjoy.
Ron Guth on Coins #18 - Interview with Saul Teichman, Part I
In this episode, Ron Guth interviews the noted U.S. Pattern Coin expert, Saul Teichman. Because Saul had so many great stories, the interview went for over an hour. Hence, there will be two parts.
Ron Guth on Coins 19 - An Interview with Saul Teichman, Part II
In this episode, Ron Guth continues his conversation with Saul Teichman, focusing on United States Pattern coins. As in the first episode, Saul continues to impress with his deep knowledge of the series, his thoughts on the future of the Pattern market, and suggestions for collecting strategies.
Ron Guth on Coins 20 - Man Buys Rare Nickel for $4.2 Million