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Offline Mirkkanen

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MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:55:56 PM »
This weekend could be the last where the price of gold is below $1,300. I'm not saying I'll be betting on it, but it is a possibility. There are already so few transactions being conducted publicly due to the scarcity of halves and the relative stagnation of the other sizes of gold pandas that I wonder whether higher prices, albeit relatively gentle gains, will bring more coins to the market.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 11:46:41 PM »
This weekend could be the last where the price of gold is below $1,300. I'm not saying I'll be betting on it, but it is a possibility. There are already so few transactions being conducted publicly due to the scarcity of halves and the relative stagnation of the other sizes of gold pandas that I wonder whether higher prices, albeit relatively gentle gains, will bring more coins to the market.

Any thoughts?
 

If we believe that a majority of the top performing 1/2oz gold panda coin owners are experienced astute operators it is not likely that a short term price rise will make them bring their coins to the market. Seems like there is a very long term perspective in that area of coin ownership.
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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 12:35:34 AM »
Hmmm...I don't collect the 1/2 troz panda gold size but I gave them as gifts to 2 nieces and 1 nephew who got married back in 1999 (niece) and 2000 (nephew and niece). I also gave a 1/4 troz gold panda as gift to another niece who got married in 1990. For my daughter, I gave her a 2010 1 troz gold panda and an 1885 6 pence (for her shoe) for her wedding.
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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2016, 12:52:59 AM »
Higher gold and higher prices for 1/2 has brought out more supply, plus with bid prices rising daily coins that were too expensive three months ago are bargains now.  I spent just 1 day at the Chicago show and bought 17 1/2oz coins, passed on 4 of them due to condition (ms68 quality at best) and 2 of them due to price (it doesn't make sense to pay $23k for 1995 1/2 sd).  At a typical show last year I was lucky to buy 2-3 pieces. 

As gold rises collectors and investors will go back into their safe to see what they have, for 3-4 years they just blocked out their bad gold purchases, now they are getting excited again.  As for dealers, with gold on the rise collectors and investors are buying again so dealers are flush with cash and they need to buy something, which drives prices up for rare coins quickly.

This moment feels a lot like spring 2010.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 02:11:48 AM »
If I have to believe some outside sources you accurately called the snap for two years later. So how long do we expect to ride the gravy train this time!

If no other person knows it you KNOW I respect your knowledge in this area.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 05:59:43 AM »
@Mirkkanen,  I hope your right too!  I mainly buy bullion but definitely thinking about purchasing something.  Maybe Ill buy something from my friend to help him out but I already gave the guy 10k USD just because. 

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 04:16:28 PM »
@Mirkkanen,  I hope your right too!  I mainly buy bullion but definitely thinking about purchasing something.  Maybe Ill buy something from my friend to help him out but I already gave the guy 10k USD just because. 

Can I be your friend too?

I think prices will stabilize for the time being, while some try not to be left behind on the bullion run. Premiums will go down.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 07:46:09 PM »
Higher gold and higher prices for 1/2 has brought out more supply, plus with bid prices rising daily coins that were too expensive three months ago are bargains now.  I spent just 1 day at the Chicago show and bought 17 1/2oz coins, passed on 4 of them due to condition (ms68 quality at best) and 2 of them due to price (it doesn't make sense to pay $23k for 1995 1/2 sd).  At a typical show last year I was lucky to buy 2-3 pieces. 

As gold rises collectors and investors will go back into their safe to see what they have, for 3-4 years they just blocked out their bad gold purchases, now they are getting excited again.  As for dealers, with gold on the rise collectors and investors are buying again so dealers are flush with cash and they need to buy something, which drives prices up for rare coins quickly.

This moment feels a lot like spring 2010.

i was given to understand that there are very few good coins at these shows anymore, particularly 1/2 gold pandas. are you willing to tell us if you bought key, semi key or semi semi key ones? :)

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2016, 08:05:22 PM »
i was given to understand that there are very few good coins at these shows anymore, particularly 1/2 gold pandas. are you willing to tell us if you bought key, semi key or semi semi key ones? :)

If someone starts paying a large enough premium, I think he or she will find plenty of material to pick from.  The good stuff will find them.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2016, 09:45:55 PM »
There are very few coins coming out during the bear market which took gold from $1600 to $1100, but now with gold going up from $1100 to $1300, the less experienced sellers are coming into coin shops and selling their coins.  Also, it doesn't hurt when bid prices are up 20-50% for some of the 1/2oz coins, coins that in the past would just sit in display cases or ebay suddenly are close to market.  Some laugh at AU3000 listings (he was at the show), but when prices spike his prices become reasonable, so supply that was not counted a month earlier is counted when the price gets to his ask.  There are several dealers like that out there, they quote peak prices regardless of the market, most often they have coins on consignment from their customers and know nothing about the market.

I bought 1/2 from 89, 94, 96, 97, 99, 01D, 04-10.  Could have bought 95 and 98 sets, but price too high.  Could have bought 1995 1/2, price too high.  For the coin I did buy I paid retail prices, only a few I got lucky to find at old price levels.  I hope long beach in June is as good, there is a great feeling when you can buy something you want even if the price is too high for the current market.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2016, 12:10:18 AM »
There are very few coins coming out during the bear market which took gold from $1600 to $1100, but now with gold going up from $1100 to $1300, the less experienced sellers are coming into coin shops and selling their coins.  Also, it doesn't hurt when bid prices are up 20-50% for some of the 1/2oz coins, coins that in the past would just sit in display cases or ebay suddenly are close to market.  Some laugh at AU3000 listings (he was at the show), but when prices spike his prices become reasonable, so supply that was not counted a month earlier is counted when the price gets to his ask.  There are several dealers like that out there, they quote peak prices regardless of the market, most often they have coins on consignment from their customers and know nothing about the market.

I bought 1/2 from 89, 94, 96, 97, 99, 01D, 04-10.  Could have bought 95 and 98 sets, but price too high.  Could have bought 1995 1/2, price too high.  For the coin I did buy I paid retail prices, only a few I got lucky to find at old price levels.  I hope long beach in June is as good, there is a great feeling when you can buy something you want even if the price is too high for the current market.

thanks again for your open sharing of info as always! last show in long beach was like a desert, virtually nothing good in pandas there. perhaps now it will be different? i'm glad you will be there, as i'm sure are many others.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2016, 12:39:27 AM »
But will he be there as a dealer, or as a collector/investor (buyer)?

As for my thoughts on the topic, I think that an increase is metal prices will bring some coins to market. There will be some great buys for people in the right place at the right time. There will be some coins for purchase by those willing to buy at current market price. Many will probably watch and wait on the sidelines.


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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2016, 12:52:07 AM »
I have zero desire to sell at the show, I want to buy, buy, buy.  The only time when I set up at coin shows to sell was March 2011-January 2012, after that I only attended with intent to buy.  If you notice I don't advertise to sell on ebay, pricepedia, coin world, etc.  Selling gold pandas is easy, it is reinvesting the sales proceeds that is very difficult.

I will be setting up at the long beach show in June for Wednesday and Thursday because the table is almost free due many dealers cutting back on shows.  I believe the coin shows future is as bright as bricks and mortar book stores (Barnes and Nobel) or video stores (Blockbuster).  Ebay and auction houses will dominate the future of the coin business.

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2016, 01:56:32 AM »
I bought 1/2 from 89, 94, 96, 97, 99, 01D, 04-10.  Could have bought 95 and 98 sets, but price too high.  Could have bought 1995 1/2, price too high.  For the coin I did buy I paid retail prices, only a few I got lucky to find at old price levels.  I hope long beach in June is as good, there is a great feeling when you can buy something you want even if the price is too high for the current market.

I noticed your purchase didn't contain 2000 1/2, for which you passed or didn't find it at the show ?
What do you think of 2000 1/2 which is out of love for quite some time.
Is it because the crash of mirrored variety?

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Re: MCC Market's Reaction to $1300+ gold
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2016, 07:56:42 AM »
I didn't see any 2000 for sale.  It is getting the love lately, you will hard press to buy it for under $3000. 

$1300 gold is here, lets hope the it attracts more supply to the market.