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Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

By Q. David Bowers, Founder of Stack’s Bowers   “Summertime and the Living is Easy,” as the song from Porgy and Bess goes. Welcome to my latest blog set in the twilight of the month of July. While summer is vacation time for many, numismatics knows no season–although it does slow down. While no figures […]

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Born in Switzerland but better known as a leading figure behind the French modernist architecture movement, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) freed French architecture from its traditional forms and rejected what to him was the unnecessary ornamentation of the Beaux Arts School. Le Corbusier was a free-thinker and visionary. An early pioneer in urban planning, Le Corbusier sought to […]

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The 2015 American Liberty High Relief 24-karat gold coin went on sale today at noon Eastern Standard Time. Within hours it was sold out. By the end of the business day (about 5:00 p.m. EST), the coin was listed as “Currently Unavailable” on www.usmint.gov, the website of the United States […]

By July 30, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning have published our latest auction catalogue. Sale 139, featuring selections from the libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, August 22.   Some highlights from the sale include: Lot […]

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014 by Scott H. Miller The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is now in its 157th year of service to the world of numismatics. It is the […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

By Dollar Coin Alliance…. The Dollar Coin Alliance strongly supports the introduction of the Unified Savings and Accountability Act (USA Act). This legislation, introduced Tuesday in the House and the Senate features provisions that would implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government. Included in the USA Act is a currency […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

First Day of Sale: August 4, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) presents the 2015 $2 Single Note Collection featuring a $2 note from three Federal Reserve Banks with a serial number beginning with 2015. Each of the three […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank….   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin changeover in Sweden’s history. The first new banknotes will be issued this October. Ahead of this, the Riksbank will initiate a major information campaign. This will include the launch […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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Classic US Coins

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon 188, Pierre Fricke, Sheldon 264, Sam Foose, Sheldon 48, Bim Gander, Sheldon 28, Greg Hannigan, Sheldon 79, Chuck Heck, Sheldon 48, Denis Loring, Sheldon 17a, Chris […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this counterfeit Seated Liberty Dime are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done by […]

World Coins

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank….   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin changeover in Sweden’s history. The first new banknotes will be issued this October. Ahead of this, the Riksbank will initiate a major information campaign. This will include the launch […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Friday, July 24, the Facebook page of a company called 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC promised that the next week would be “an exciting one” for everyone interested in the shipwreck of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet. Monday, we found out what they meant. On July 27, the […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer two exceptionally rare 1982 Panda Patterns from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce a […]

Ancient Coins

Monster:  The Coinage of Caligula

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). — Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN TACITUS (56 – 117 CE) survived in one damaged medieval manuscript at the Monte Cassino monastery[1]. The section covering the reign of Emperor Caligula is missing, and we […]

The ‘‘Twelve Caesars’’ Ancient Gold Coin

The ‘‘Twelve Caesars’’ Ancient Gold Coin

By Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins…….. Since historical significance adds to numismatic value, you could argue that ancient gold coins from the era of the Roman Caesars should be priceless. Even as children, we recognize the name Julius Caesar as the first in a long line of dictators of arguably the most historically-impactful empires […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 165 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Athenian Owl 1017699 | GREEK. ATTICA. Athens. Struck circa 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 17.18gm. Helmeted head of Athena right / […]

By July 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Modern Coins

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

By Dollar Coin Alliance…. The Dollar Coin Alliance strongly supports the introduction of the Unified Savings and Accountability Act (USA Act). This legislation, introduced Tuesday in the House and the Senate features provisions that would implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government. Included in the USA Act is a currency […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The 2015 American Liberty High Relief 24-karat gold coin went on sale today at noon Eastern Standard Time. Within hours it was sold out. By the end of the business day (about 5:00 p.m. EST), the coin was listed as “Currently Unavailable” on www.usmint.gov, the website of the United States […]

By July 30, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Uncirculated silver coin close to selling out as well By CoinWeek News Staff….   The United States Mint announced late on Wednesday, July 29 that the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin has officially sold out. Sales of the coin had only recently resumed on July 13 after […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

  By Joshua Gibbons – About.Ag – for CoinWeek…. As Much as $25M of Stored Metal ‘Not Actually Purchased’ As a bullion investor and webmaster of About.Ag, I understand well the risks that customers face when ordering precious metals, especially from out of state vendors or websites. I’ve seen firsthand the implosion of such companies […]

By July 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-20-15: An earlier version of this article relied on a Reuters report released Friday, July 17 that stated sales were to resume on Monday, July 20. The resumption date has been corrected. We apologize for the error. The United States Mint announced on Friday, July 17 that sales of […]

By July 17, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a notice released Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint has announced product information for the John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set. The 2015 Presidential Coin & Chronicles Set – John F. Kennedy (product code AX3) will be available to order on September 15 at a price of […]

By July 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

First Day of Sale: August 4, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) presents the 2015 $2 Single Note Collection featuring a $2 note from three Federal Reserve Banks with a serial number beginning with 2015. Each of the three […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank….   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin changeover in Sweden’s history. The first new banknotes will be issued this October. Ahead of this, the Riksbank will initiate a major information campaign. This will include the launch […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a new high-value commemorative note printed on polymer substrate. The new 5,000 Rufiyaa has been designed by local designer Abdullah Nashaath and was printed on Safeguard® by De La Rue, in close association with the MMA. This commemorative note is issued to […]

By July 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder – Stack’s Bowers Welcome to Rarities Night 2015! This event is always a highlight of our series of auctions with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The highlights are many. Here are some of my favorites: The Skull and Crossbones Funeral Medal in Silver, issued by Jacob Perkins […]

Assortment of Rare U.S. Coins to be offered in ANA Platinum Night Auction

Assortment of Rare U.S. Coins to be offered in ANA Platinum Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #288 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Heritage often conducts official auctions at FUN, Central States, and ANA Conventions, and a Platinum Night event for U.S. coins is typically included. This year, Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers are […]

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer two exceptionally rare 1982 Panda Patterns from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce a […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2015 Summer – VIDEO: 7:10

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2015 Summer – VIDEO: 7:10

Randy Campbell, President, Florida United Numismatists. What may have been the largest and most attended Summer FUN Coin Convention just took place in Orlando, Florida. Randy Campbell, newly instilled FUN president talks about the convention’s success and the people responsible.   Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and […]

International Association of Silver Art Collectors Attends FUN Coin Convention – VIDEO: 1:44

International Association of Silver Art Collectors Attends FUN Coin Convention – VIDEO: 1:44

James Best, International Association of Silver Art Collectors, Inrerviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Jim Best belongs to the organization that collects silver bars and medals. Find out why they are not just pieces of silver. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1 computer made headlines when it sold at auction for over $900,000 to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. These are incredibly iconic relics of the early development of personal […]

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This set contains eight $1 coins–four each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with obverses (heads sides) featuring the portraits of former Presidents Harry S. […]

By July 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15, 2015. These two sets are […]

By July 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

World Mints

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

US Mint

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Sells Out Within Hours

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The 2015 American Liberty High Relief 24-karat gold coin went on sale today at noon Eastern Standard Time. Within hours it was sold out. By the end of the business day (about 5:00 p.m. EST), the coin was listed as “Currently Unavailable” on www.usmint.gov, the website of the United States […]

By July 30, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Uncirculated silver coin close to selling out as well By CoinWeek News Staff….   The United States Mint announced late on Wednesday, July 29 that the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin has officially sold out. Sales of the coin had only recently resumed on July 13 after […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Opinion - Commentary

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

  By Joshua Gibbons – About.Ag – for CoinWeek…. As Much as $25M of Stored Metal ‘Not Actually Purchased’ As a bullion investor and webmaster of About.Ag, I understand well the risks that customers face when ordering precious metals, especially from out of state vendors or websites. I’ve seen firsthand the implosion of such companies […]

By July 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. July Sales Make Big Splash Claiming Nearly $20 Million; Numismatics Is A Family Affair With Michigan Mom July has certainly been a very busy month on the numismatic circuit. Three weeks into the glorious summer month and the numismatic community has already held court for two major shows. […]

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. For me the anticipation of an approaching coin show transcends the magical time when, as a young lad, I eagerly awaited Santa’s visit on Christmas morning. These two events have one thing in common. As the arrival of the jolly fellow in the red suit came ever so near, my mother […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

Victor England, a specialized dealer in classical coins, is the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. England will be presented the award at the World’s Fair of Money awards banquet on Friday, August 14, in Rosemont, Illinois. Presented annually, the award honors a professional numismatist […]

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has issued her final ruling that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive nearly $1.9 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014 by Scott H. Miller The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is now in its 157th year of service to the world of numismatics. It is the […]

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the ANA World’s Fair of Money. NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with the renowned numismatist at the NGC booth. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days, Salzberg will […]

Books

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning have published our latest auction catalogue. Sale 139, featuring selections from the libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, August 22.   Some highlights from the sale include: Lot […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars. The 320-page book by Q. David Bowers offers pricing, grading instructions, series histories, and guidance on how to build high-quality collections of these popular coins. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops […]

 
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