• Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America
  • David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”
  • Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)
  • CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter
  • Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia
  • First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935
  • The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Earlier this week, Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published Report #14-01, which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the famed “Ship of Gold”–sank more than 150 years ago. The court-appointed Receiver for the firms Recovery Limited Partnership, LLC and Columbus […]

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #238 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. These are sometimes termed ‘Liberty Head Eagles.’ Similar, Liberty Head Quarter Eagles ($2½) and Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) were minted […]

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins. Winter is a U.S. gold coin expert, nationally-known coin dealer, Red Book […]

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers slaying brothers to seize a shaky throne. Yet for most of this era, Parthia provided reasonably efficient government to a population of Greeks, Persians and Arabs; tolerating Christians, Jews, Pagans, Zoroastrians […]

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin James Gullberg Chopmarks are counter-stamps or punches, struck into coins by Chinese merchants. To many numismatic authorities, anything that happens to […]

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

 

The Bullion Report »

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

by Hubert Walker ………… Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen a message stating that, as of August 5, the company is “no longer... read more »

 

Modern Coins »

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria... read more »

 
 

US Classic Coins »

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #235 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Barber Quarters are a popular series of U.S. coins. When I was... read more »

 

Auction News »

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numisnautics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October... read more »

 
 

Collecting Strategies »

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others... read more »

 

Market Reports / Opinion »

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE SOLE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. DISGRACEFUL There is free enterpirse then there is the garbage that went on with the people and dealers who just had to get a piece of the Kennedy gold coin mania. On the news... read more »

 
 

People In The News »

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and... read more »

 

MIllion Dollar Items »

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #237 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage, separately, conducted successful auctions... read more »

 
 

Coin Shows & Calendar »

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria... read more »

 

Cool Coins Videos »

COOL COINS! FUN Summer Convention 2014. VIDEO: 5:19

COOL COINS! FUN Summer Convention 2014. VIDEO: 5:19

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with……… Gary Adkins, 1837 Feuchtwanger Cent, NGC MS63 Jacob Haugen, Canada 1970 Wooly Mammoth $20 Silver Proof Robert LeVan, Austria 1692 Leopold the “Hogmouth” silver... read more »

 
 

US Mint News »

U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend  Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today that sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin have been suspended at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Il. The Mint and... read more »

 

World Mint News »

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention... read more »

 
 

Coin Prices »

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

How are rare coin prices determined? Often the question dealers will ask is: “I know what Greysheet (Coin Dealer Newsletter bid) is, but what can I ‘really’ get for it?” In this month’s Rare Coin Market Report, I will explain how I... read more »

 

Coin & Currency Grading »

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).... read more »

 
 

US Paper Money »

Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Tonopah, Nevada, $10 1929 note, serial #1, offered with nearly 4,000 lots Sept. 3-5 & 8 DALLAS – A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nevada, featuring a rare and desirable A000001A serial number, may sell for $50,000+ in Heritage... read more »

 

World Paper Money »

Worldwide Paper Money Market Perspective. VIDEO: 2:34

Worldwide Paper Money Market Perspective. VIDEO: 2:34

Corne Akkermans, Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Paper money collecting is a worldwide phenomenon. Find out what an auctioneer from the Netherlands thinks about the international bank note hobby. Copyright... read more »

 
 

US Gold Coins »

Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Earlier this week, Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published Report #14-01, which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the... read more »

 

US Silver Dollars »

Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

My how the times do change. When PCGS introduced its Regency holder in 1992, it was intended to allow the collector to recognize “special‟ coins—either to showcase very rare pieces, special pedigree coins or even special events. The... read more »

 
 

Ancient Coin News »

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numisnautics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October... read more »

 

World Coin News »

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of coins under the heading “Spectacular Landscapes.” The sterling silver $5 piece dated 2014 issued under the auspices of the Cook... read more »

 
 

New Books »

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that... read more »

 

Cool Currency Videos »

COOL CURRENCY! Memphis International Paper Money Show 2014. VIDEO: 7:21

COOL CURRENCY! Memphis International Paper Money Show 2014. VIDEO: 7:21

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Bianca Bart, $10,000 gold note, Ollis Hull, 1928-C $2 Block B mule, Fred Bart, First Charter National Bank Note sheet, Bob Liddell, triple printed small size error National, and Michael... read more »

 
 

Numismatic History »

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and... read more »

 

Featured Videos »

Prices Skyrocket for New Kennedy Gold Coin at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 12:38.

Prices Skyrocket for New Kennedy Gold Coin at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 12:38.

Waiting inline at the Chicago ANA David Lisot, Producer, CoinWeek.com…….. The new Kennedy 50th anniversary gold coin was released at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The popularity... read more »

 
 

Clubs / Organizations »

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria... read more »

 

Coin Fraud & Crime »

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

by Joshua T. Herbstman for CoinWeek…. At some time or another, we have all gotten an email that resembles the following: Dear Sir, During the regime of our late head of state, General Sani Abacha, the government officials set up companies... read more »

 
 

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Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Earlier this week, Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published Report #14-01, which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the... read more »

 

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and... read more »

 

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44. caticonslite_bm_alt

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Riley Pence Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley... read more »

 

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numisnautics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October... read more »

 

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #238 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. These are sometimes... read more »

 

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that... read more »

 

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of coins under the heading “Spectacular Landscapes.” The sterling silver $5 piece dated 2014 issued under the auspices of the Cook... read more »

 

World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

The Principality Andorra has issued an exclusive set of four silver coins under the title ‘Europe’. It’s the first issue of the ‘Atlas of Wildlife’ – a brand-new low mintage series! 1 oz silver .999 each coin Unique high relief... read more »

 

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

from the Editors of CoinWeek….  CoinWeek is excited to announce the debut of a new bi-monthly column by legendary numismatist David T. Alexander. The focus of the column will be Alexander’s long and storied career as a numismatic... read more »

 

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins.... read more »

 

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….                                                Fig 1: Parthian Empire Map Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers... read more »

 

CoinWeek.com Writer Greg Reynolds Wins NLG Writing Awards. VIDEO: 4:55. caticonslite_bm_alt

CoinWeek.com Writer Greg Reynolds Wins NLG Writing Awards. VIDEO: 4:55.

Greg Reynolds – CoinWeek.com Greg Reynolds, Writer, CoinWeek, Dorothy Harris & Maurice Rosen, Award Presenters & Judges, Numismatic Literary Guild…….. Greg Reynolds is well know for his weekly articles on CoinWeek.com.... read more »

 

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces that two of Mexico’s most important historical silver coins will be sold at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. “We cannot overstress the importance of this auction, both... read more »

 

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest auction sale of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues, to be held September 12-13, 2014. The sale will feature live online bidding and will be held as an internet... read more »

 

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others... read more »

 
 
 
 
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