Has any key date coins seen a significant rise in price lately? in US, World, and Ancient Coins Posted 1 hour ago 2 hours ago, GoldFinger1969 said: Prices haven't SKYROCKETED as you asked in your opening post....but they've risen and there are bids underneath, as we say in the trade. When every single acution house and virtually all dealers say business is good/great/spectacular.....you know it has to be. And when you also throw in the fact that they couldn't/didn't travel that is a HUGE increase to the bottom line. I'm not an expert on LCS or dealer economics, but if you figure you go to 2 or 3 big national coin shows....and maybe a few other local ones.....you have to figure you save a few hundred on the latter and a few thousand on the former. That now goes straight to the bottom line. For the bigger shops, this is a huge windfall. Heritage must have brought 15-20 people to FUN 2020. They had TONS of books and inventory they brought.....flew or drove from Texas to Florida.....hotel and food for their employees for 4-5 nights/days. They must have saved 6-figures from that show and others like it. I think the problem with what you describe for a dealer is on the buying side, but this is an inference only. It also might be a problem for auction firms but this is more of an inference. For what I collect, there isn't and never was much available to buy but the supply of coins form these countries seems to be noticeably lower, except for overpriced mostly junk on eBay. Heritage used to have a much better selection of Latin coinage but it's substantially dried up. Look at the May sale (forgot the sponsor offhand) if you have interest. For far more widely collected coinage, don't know. Heritage still has a good selection of British but haven't compared to previous. For US material, most of it is so common it's never going to be a problem for most collectors to buy but dealers might have more difficulty finding better quality coins for inventory and there could be segments or series where this is also true generically.