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US Coins

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

World Coins

Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) announced today that it will release three new circulating commemorative coins starting December 22. One commemorative, a 5-piso coin, will honor Filipinos who work overseas and are an important part of the Philippine economy. A 10-piso coin will celebrate the 150th […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com… Ask most Americans born following the Cuban Missile Crisis about Cuba, and you’ll probably hear about cigars or Guantanamo Bay. Maybe baseball. But America’s strained relationship and historical connection to the Caribbean island goes far beyond mid-century cold war tensions, delicious ham and pork sandwiches, connoisseur cigars, […]

Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On January 6, 2015, from 8 to 10 am Eastern Standard Time, LiveAuctioneers.com will be hosting an auction of gold and silver world coins by Creusy Numismatique Genève. As the name suggests, Creusy Numismatique is a numismatic auction house based in Geneva, Switzerland. A complete catalog of the upcoming Auction 13 […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… One of the few ancient traditions to survive until the modern world is the Olympics. Occurring in the same four-year cycle today as in antiquity, they mark a time when differences are put aside and the world’s attention focuses on athletic competition between […]

New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

By CoinWeek News Staff… Last year, it was canned goods. The year before that, bowling pins. 2012 saw one made of ice. 2010? Legos. But for this year’s Community Chanukah Festival, Chabad of Hunterdon County, New Jersey plans to build the world’s largest coin menorah ever assembled. Between 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday, […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Nativity on Coins

The Nativity on Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… The Nativity of Jesus is such a familiar image in visual media–from greeting cards to stained glass windows–that it is startling to discover that it does not appear anywhere in Western art until the fourth century, and – with one unique medallic exception – not on coinage until […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Last Ancient Coin

The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… “What was the last ancient coin?” The question is unanswerable. There was no “last” ancient coin, just as there was no “last” ancient person. Classical antiquity didn’t just stop — it morphed gradually into the medieval world, which morphed, in turn, into what we understand as the modern […]

Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in many years such as the 2014 American Platinum Eagle proof coin that depicts a young Lady Liberty.  There were also a number of unexpected surprises like the 2014 Native American […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

By Coinweek News Staff…. As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in the first World War, the president signed legislation on December 16 that authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that honor America’s veterans of that conflict. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) introduced the original […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt (product code FR9) starting Dec. 22 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The set, limited to 20,000 units, contains the following: One proof quality 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin One proof quality 2014 Roosevelt dime […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint to Release New Coin Collecting Set December 16

United States Mint to Release New Coin Collecting Set December 16

Sales will open for the new Coin Discovery Set – An Introduction to Coin Collecting (product code YC1) on Dec. 16 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Priced at $24.95, the set includes three 2014 Kennedy half-dollars in three different qualities – proof, uncirculated and circulating – with tubes for the collector’s own quarters, a […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Ahmed Mohammed Nasir, Gulf Antiques, Sharjah, UAE Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Paper money from the Arab states and gulf nations is setting new records and experiencing high demand. Ahmed Nasir has a business in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and talks about bank note collecting both in his home as well as around the […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Palestine Currency Board Notes Top Rosenblum Auction 44B

Palestine Currency Board Notes Top Rosenblum Auction 44B

This may be the smallest auction William Rosenblum has held in more than 20 years, with just over 635 Lots, but it is probably the best auction in terms of rarities offered that they have ever had. The Auction Closed on December 4th. The wide ranging auction covered ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish coins in […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

LONDON – A shipwreck survivor and other rare banknotes to be offered by Spink London on 9th and 10th December 2014. Lot 1179 – Bank of England, J.G.Nairne, £5, 1914 This note is a remarkable survivor with an equally amazing story.  This 1914 £5 note, just over 100 years old at the time of writing, […]

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
BEP to Offer $1 Year of the Goat 2015 and $100 Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune

BEP to Offer $1 Year of the Goat 2015 and $100 Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to announce two new additions to its Lucky Money Collection line: Year of the Goat 2015 and Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune. The Year of the Goat is one of twelve zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bullion

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold swings from gains to losses on Fed – December 17, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold swings from gains to losses on Fed – December 17, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold swung between gains and losses today as traders digested news about the Fed’s stance on interest rates. After edging up 0.2% to close near $1,192, the metal briefly surged above $1,200 in electronic trade in response to dovish language in the new policy statement before […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Market Report: Gold loses 1.1% in volatile trade – December 16, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold loses 1.1% in volatile trade – December 16, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold fell 1.1% to close below $1,195 in a day of volatile trade. After rising to $1,213 early in the session on safe-haven buying in response to Russia’s panicked attempt to support the ruble, the metal then slipped as low as $1,188 as falling oil prices […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

by Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… If you read nothing else concerning the US Mint’s December 12 biennial report on coin production costs and research into production alternatives, then here are the report’s conclusions: There is no material that can make cent production cheaper. Currently, the costs to industries that make use of coin-accepting machines (such as […]

By December 16, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

By December 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On January 6, 2015, from 8 to 10 am Eastern Standard Time, LiveAuctioneers.com will be hosting an auction of gold and silver world coins by Creusy Numismatique Genève. As the name suggests, Creusy Numismatique is a numismatic auction house based in Geneva, Switzerland. A complete catalog of the upcoming Auction 13 […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker Berlin Sale: One Highlight after the Next

The Künker Berlin Sale: One Highlight after the Next

1,078 lots with a total estimate of 6.5 million, these plain numbers catch best the amazement one is smitten with when flipping through the latest catalog of Fritz Rudolf Künker. Within the upcoming Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015, one highlight comes after the next. It starts with 258 spectacular showpieces from […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Shows & Conventions

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by participating in the American Numismatic Association’s educational Treasure Trivia game. “As a FUN member since 2005, as well as a […]

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

Ostromecki to present ANA plans for 2015, take questions from public… American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki Jr. will host a question-and-answer forum during the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in room 224C at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During the open forum, Ostromecki will present an […]

eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. eBay’s Community Watch Committee Disbanded An email crossed our desk recently from Jerry Fuller of the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association. Fuller expressed his concern that eBay had done away with their Community Watch Committee, an all-volunteer group that policed eBay’s numismatic marketplace. CoinWeek spoke with company representative […]

People

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. They also share their perspective about why more young […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on December 2. This comes almost four years after his March 18, 2011 conviction in federal court on counterfeiting and conspiracy charges. Von NotHaus was the founder and president of Liberty Services, […]

By December 4, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March 2011 of Counterfeiting and Fraud, is scheduled to appear on December 2nd before U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees. The now 70 year old von NotHaus has been awaiting sentencing […]

By November 13, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 71 years old. Jim, as he was known, was one of the club’s founding members, and had served as the organization’s president since it was established in […]

Education

Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

One of the highlights of Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 156, a virtually unknown first issue in book form of finely executed engravings depicting the Sun King’s collection of ancient coins. The imposing folio volume (measuring 50.5 by 35.5 cm) was created in 1682 and bound for […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

Infographic – “The Many Phases of Silver” Presented by: Silver.com

Infographic – “The Many Phases of Silver” Presented by: Silver.com

2015 SILVER SERIES: PART 1 OF 4 Since the early days of civilization, the ancients connected the brilliance of silver to the moon. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wore silver sandals and shot from a silver bow and arrow. This lunar comparison might be fitting because like the moon, silver also has many […]

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. NGC 2015 Silver Eagle Submissions Update NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program. There will be no change in policy from prior years. All submitters may submit 2015 Silver Eagles through the Early Bird Tier or higher (add $5 for […]

Books

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments 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 they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments 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 auction, though bidders may place bids by other methods if they prefer. The two-day sale features important material […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

“Everyman” set contains many desirable AU-58 and AU-58+ coins with CAC approval. GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Capuano Everyman PCGS Registry Set, which will be sold on December 21, 2014. The PCGS Registry Set is currently ranked #4 and contains 72 coins graded PCGS AU-58 or PCGS AU-58+ with CAC […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #253  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   For less than $500 per coin, a set of Mercury dimes ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed, with most dates represented by gem quality coins, […]

By December 3, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Opinion

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As much as I hate writing (and reading) “year in review” articles and blogs, 2014 saw so much activity—positive and negative—that I think some sort of end of the year treatment is an important feature for my regular readers. Instead of merely summarizing the year, I thought […]

By December 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
World and Metals Market Update

World and Metals Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Signs from China that its economy is slowing spelled a down week for the stock markets around the globe, while governments and central banks continue to explore ways to avoid a recession. U.S. indices closed higher, but were more volatile, than their European and Asian counterparts due […]

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Do you have a coin collector in your life but don’t know what to get them? Fear not fellow traveler, CoinWeek is here with five numismatist-approved gift suggestions that you don’t need to be a rare coin expert to get right.   1. Coins & Collectors: Golden […]

Mints

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in many years such as the 2014 American Platinum Eagle proof coin that depicts a young Lady Liberty.  There were also a number of unexpected surprises like the 2014 Native American […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New U.S. Mint Product Status Notification – “SOLD OUT”

New U.S. Mint Product Status Notification – “SOLD OUT”

Starting today, the United States Mint’s online product catalog will include an additional product status notification to alert customers of product availability. In addition to “Back Order,” “Out of Stock” and “Out of Stock/Remind Me,” we will now include a “Sold Out” notification on the product page. The “Sold Out” status is based on actual […]

By December 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

By Coinweek News Staff…. As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in the first World War, the president signed legislation on December 16 that authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that honor America’s veterans of that conflict. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) introduced the original […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

by Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… If you read nothing else concerning the US Mint’s December 12 biennial report on coin production costs and research into production alternatives, then here are the report’s conclusions: There is no material that can make cent production cheaper. Currently, the costs to industries that make use of coin-accepting machines (such as […]

By December 16, 2014 11 Comments Read More →

Prices

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

CoinWeek IQ Analysis… Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency X Auction offers coin connoisseurs considerable coverage in the area of high-end classic U.S. coins. This modern coin caught the attention of CoinWeek’s editors: Lot 170: 1951-D Washington 25C PCGS MS-67+ While many dealers and collectors may scoff at the idea of paying thousands or tens of […]

By December 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

By December 12, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

Most Recent Articles

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in many years such as the 2014 American Platinum Eagle proof coin that depicts a young Lady Liberty.  There were also a number of unexpected surprises like the 2014 Native American […]

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Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

One of the highlights of Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 156, a virtually unknown first issue in book form of finely executed engravings depicting the Sun King’s collection of ancient coins. The imposing folio volume (measuring 50.5 by 35.5 cm) was created in 1682 and bound for […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

New U.S. Mint Product Status Notification – “SOLD OUT”

New U.S. Mint Product Status Notification – “SOLD OUT”

Starting today, the United States Mint’s online product catalog will include an additional product status notification to alert customers of product availability. In addition to “Back Order,” “Out of Stock” and “Out of Stock/Remind Me,” we will now include a “Sold Out” notification on the product page. The “Sold Out” status is based on actual […]

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Infographic – “The Many Phases of Silver” Presented by: Silver.com

Infographic – “The Many Phases of Silver” Presented by: Silver.com

2015 SILVER SERIES: PART 1 OF 4 Since the early days of civilization, the ancients connected the brilliance of silver to the moon. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wore silver sandals and shot from a silver bow and arrow. This lunar comparison might be fitting because like the moon, silver also has many […]

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. NGC 2015 Silver Eagle Submissions Update NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program. There will be no change in policy from prior years. All submitters may submit 2015 Silver Eagles through the Early Bird Tier or higher (add $5 for […]

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

By Coinweek News Staff…. As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in the first World War, the president signed legislation on December 16 that authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that honor America’s veterans of that conflict. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) introduced the original […]

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Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) announced today that it will release three new circulating commemorative coins starting December 22. One commemorative, a 5-piso coin, will honor Filipinos who work overseas and are an important part of the Philippine economy. A 10-piso coin will celebrate the 150th […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

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