Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Offer The Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

By |2018-07-31T22:24:56+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

Fabulous collection features many condition-census and finest-known examples Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announces with great honor and pride that the Kontantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars will be auctioned in Regency Auction 28, on September 26, 2018, the official auction of the PCGS Members Show. Anchoring the firm's second two-day Regency Auction, this [...]

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Editors’ Picks: Our White Whale Watches

By |2018-07-31T22:15:11+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

We see a lot of watches here at HODINKEE HQ. Like, a lot. In fact, it's probably safe to say that we see more watches than almost anyone on the planet, save a handful of folks in the auction world and dealer community. But we don't see everything. One day we were talking about this [...]

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House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global

By |2018-07-31T22:14:46+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

By John Stepek of Moneyweek It's very easy to become parochial when it comes to thinking about property markets. We focus on the slowdown in the UK market and we ponder what's causing it. Could it be new rules on landlords? Could it be the crackdown on overseas investors? Could it be Brexit? But this [...]

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Russia Sells 80% Of Its US Treasuries

By |2018-07-31T04:27:02+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog|

Russia Sells 80% Of Its US Treasuries Description: In just over 2 months Russia has sold-off over 85% of its holdings of U.S. Treasuries, should the U.S. be concerned? – Russia has liquidated 85% of its US Treasury holdings in just two months – Russia dumps over $90 billion of Treasuries in April and May [...]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Shatters Records Yet Again in Las Vegas

By |2018-07-30T22:20:35+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog|

Firm's 27th Regency Auction sees fierce bidding throughout 604 lot auction Legend Rare Coin Auctions presented a powerful auction in conjunction with the July PCGS Members Only Show on Thursday, July 26, 2018. With a crowd of bidders in the room, large numbers of bidders online, and on the phone, many records fell. With 604 lots, [...]

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Introducing: The Fiona Krüger Mechanical Entropy, From The New Chaos Collection

By |2018-07-30T22:17:58+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog|

Quick Take Fiona Krüger has always been something of an anomaly in the modern watch landscape. Her work, which heretofore has been based on skull motifs derived from Mexican Day Of The Dead calaveras, has often been everything that luxury watchmaking usually is not – colorful, graphically exuberant, humorous, and overtly concerned with philosophical themes [...]

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Breaking News: Swatch Group Reportedly Out Of Baselworld 2019

By |2018-07-29T22:10:55+00:00July 29th, 2018|Blog|

The taxi drivers may have been on to something. According to Joe Thompson's excellent story from this April, the end of Baselworld as we know it is nigh. Today, it may have been dealt its first and most critical blow, when Nick Hayek Jr, the CEO of Swatch, the show's largest exhibitor – this includes [...]

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Weekend Round-Up: Speaking With Your Dollars, Making The Millennium Falcon, And Facing The World’s Deadliest Wave

By |2018-07-28T22:14:04+00:00July 28th, 2018|Blog|

Each week our editors gather their favorite finds from around the internet and recommend them to you right here. These are not articles about watches, but rather outstanding examples of journalism and storytelling covering topics from fashion and art to technology and travel. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet [...]

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Are China’s Gold Reserves Slowly Rising?

By |2018-07-28T04:22:04+00:00July 28th, 2018|Blog|

This Week's Featured Article   China Gold Reserves May Be Slowly Rising If History a Guide By Ranjeetha Pakiam – Bloomberg The case for China raising its gold holdings seems compelling. A potential trade war with the U.S. that threatens growth, simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and this year's slump in gold prices are [...]

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American Innovation Dollar Program Beginning Later This Year

By |2018-07-27T22:17:41+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog|

New Dollar Coin Series Honors Inventors, Visionaries & Other American Thinkers By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, Editor The American Innovation $1 Coin Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on July 20, and now the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is planning to discuss new designs via teleconference on July 31. The American Innovation $1 [...]

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Are China’s Gold Reserves Slowly Rising?

By |2018-07-27T22:17:14+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog|

This Week's Featured Article   China Gold Reserves May Be Slowly Rising If History a Guide By Ranjeetha Pakiam – Bloomberg The case for China raising its gold holdings seems compelling. A potential trade war with the U.S. that threatens growth, simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and this year's slump in gold prices are [...]

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Editorial: Ochs Und Junior And The Aesthetics Of Anti-Aesthetics

By |2018-07-27T22:13:15+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog|

Whenever we do an article on Ochs Und Junior watches, something interesting always transpires in the comments. You sort of expect the watches to be a bit more polarizing than your average Omega, Seiko, or Rolex, and indeed this is the case – that's not quite the interesting part though. The interesting part is that [...]

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