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CoinWeek IQ: Coin Collecting Basics: Finding the Right Loupe – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Coin Collecting Basics: Finding the Right Loupe – 4K Video

Kurt Braun, owner of Safe Collecting Supplies, is one of the hobby’s leading dealers of numismatic supplies and storage media. Kurt’s website is www.safepub.com. In this installment of CoinWeek IQ, Kurt and Charles discuss loupes. From beginner loupes with plastic lenses to pro-grade glass loupes constructed to exacting standards, loupes are a fundamental part of the […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of UnCut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a […]

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

Chinese coin expert Jessie Zhang sits down with CoinWeek at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida to share the fascinating story of the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar of 1928. It’s a popular Chinese coin featuring an American automobile that commemorates the opening of the Kweichow province’s first highway. But there’s so much more […]

CoinWeek to Deliver Presentation at World Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok

CoinWeek to Deliver Presentation at World Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….   To our readers, a quick note: For the next week I will be in Bangkok, Thailand, site of the 2016 World Mint Director’s Conference. CoinWeek was invited to deliver a presentation at the conference and our topic will be on Modern Coins and the Secondary Market for these issues. […]

CoinWeek: Uncool Coins #2 – 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Uncool Coins #2 – 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling – 4K Video

Massachusetts silvers are one of the few series of colonial coins that actually circulated as money in the colonies. But many myths and misunderstandings surround this coinage. In this video, dealer Bill Sanders discusses a fascinating Pine Tree Shilling that he recently picked up. It’s a cool coin, for the most part: it has history, […]

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber is one of the coin industry’s leading dealers of high-end rare coins. She’s also one of the industry’s most outspoken figures in a range of topics, including coin doctoring, the state of the rare coin market, and the need for more transparency in the industry. In this exclusive CoinWeek interview, […]

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

Back from Vienna, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps his trip, discusses CoinWeek’s video shoots at the Austrian Mint and at the Vienna Museumsquartier. Austrian Mint CEO Gerhard Starsich receives CoinWeek’s Gold Award for Best Coin Design of 2015. An Uncool CoinWeek video goes viral. CoinWeek prepares for Pogue III. And CoinWeek celebrates its 1 millionth […]

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Inc. is a California-based coin firm that specializes in rare U.S. coins, paper money, private issues from the California Gold Rush, and other unusual and rarely-encountered numismatic items. The company was thrust into the national spotlight in 2014 after it announced the discovery of an amazing hoard of 19th-century United States gold coins that […]

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Usually, when you think of the term “crack out game” you think of a collector or dealer anxiously resubmitted an already graded coin hoping that it will end up in higher grade plastic. But what happens when you take an unknowledgeable rare coin collector / investor, $100,000+ in palladium ingots, and an NGC-graded 1850 double […]

CoinWeek Podcast #8: 40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

CoinWeek Podcast #8: 40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

The CoinWeek Podcast is proudly sponsored by Professional Coin Grading Service. Visit www.pcgs.com to give the gift of collecting. It’s been 40 years since U.S. Bicentennial coins found their way into the channels of commerce. Have you seen a 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter in change lately? How about a Bicentennial half dollar or dollar? In this […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Tuvalu Back to the Future $1 Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Tuvalu Back to the Future $1 Silver Coin – 4K Video

In 1985, when Robert Zemeckis’ classic sci-fi comedy Back to the Future was released, the date October 21, 2015 seemed like an eternity away. The date, of course, was the far-away future date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travelled to at the end of the film in their flying DeLorean Time Machine. That version […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek sent video producer David Lisot halfway around the world to find the coolest coins and numismatic items for sale at the Macau Numismatic Society International Show, which was held from December 3 to December 6, 2015 at the Kam Pek Community Centre in Macau. At the show, David ran into dealers from the United […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

How does Third Party Grading benefit collectors and dealers of paper money? David Lisot asked currency expert and PMG grader Richard Stelzer this question at the 2015 Macau Numismatic Society International Expo. PMG is an industry leader in Third Party Grading of Currency, Banknotes, and related material. CoinWeek IQ Video: #004 Produced by David Lisot. […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

Cool Currency – Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked them to show and discuss the coolest currency notes that they brought to the show. Banknote and currency collectors, you’ve waited a long time. Here’s the next installment of CoinWeek’s […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek opens a package containing Germany’s 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin. This is the fourth in a series of silver coins honoring the timeless stories of the Brothers Grimm. But did you know that Sleeping Beauty traces its origins to a French story? CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video series is part of our award-winning World […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
David Lawrence Rare Coins Sale Highlights – Internet Auction 880 (Closes Sunday, November 1)

David Lawrence Rare Coins Sale Highlights – Internet Auction 880 (Closes Sunday, November 1)

We’ve entered the home stretch of David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #880. The Virginia Beach-based coin company has long offered collectors an easy and simple auction format, weekly auctions with a interesting variety of certified coins for all budgets, many at no reserve, and all with no buyer’s premium. Auction #880 closes on November […]

Q. David Bowers: More Numismatic Curiosities

Q. David Bowers: More Numismatic Curiosities

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   • The seated figure of a goddess on coinage was not new with the Liberty Seated silver coinage of the 19th century, but was used earlier on British and other coins,  and before that on coins of ancient Rome. • When trade dollars were first minted in […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – October 26, 2015 – Video: 8:19

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – October 26, 2015 – Video: 8:19

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses Heritage Auctions’ fourth sale of the coins from the Eugene Gardner collection and picks out three highlights. Also discussed: Harlan J. Berk’s 195th Buy or Bid Sale, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, and of course, the Top 5 CoinWeek Coin Profiles from last week. This week’s CoinWeek Weekly Report […]

CoinWeek Bullion Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 3:02

CoinWeek Bullion Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 3:02

CoinWeek looks at the ups and downs of last week’s bullion market and provides insights into what events might effect the price of gold bullion and silver bullion this week in the CoinWeek Bullion Report. This data is provided for informational purposes. CoinWeek does not advise for or against the investing of precious metals or […]

CoinWeek Weekly Report – July 20, 2015

CoinWeek Weekly Report – July 20, 2015

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan returns for Season 2 of the CoinWeek Weekly Report. In this episode, Charles discusses his personal impressions of the new National Numismatic Collection Permanent Exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He also gets his dings in on hipster beards. Then, Charles reports on the week’s slide in gold […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Collectors should note Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming offering of numismatic books belonging to hobby icon Margo Russell. The selection of works both common and rare offer a glimpse into this pioneering figure’s work as head of Coin World magazine. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course […]

2015 Raleigh Money Expo Show Schedule

2015 Raleigh Money Expo Show Schedule

On Saturday, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Assistant Editor Hubert Walker will give an educational presentation at the 2015 Raleigh Money Expo. The Topic “Market Whimsy” is based on their monthly column in the American Numismatic Association’s award-winning periodical The Numismatist. If you will be in the area, please stop by the show, stroll the bourse, […]

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Coin Dealer Harry Forman of Philadelphia.  VIDEO: 5:28. Harvey was good friends with the well known coin dealer Harry Forman. He shares stories about Harry, their business deals, and their friendship. […]

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Challenges Facing Today’s Collector – Video: 4:53

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Challenges Facing Today’s Collector – Video: 4:53

Numismatic legends David Tripp, Q. David Bowers, and Larry Stack gave a spirited presentation about Numismatics on the eve of the first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale. In this video, the three numismatists give their best answer to the question: What challenges do today’s collectors face?   Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

The 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set goes on sale June 16, 2015 from the United States Mint. This set includes four 2015-P Presidential Dollars (Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johndon), one 2015-D Native American Dollar and one 2015-W Burnished Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. NGC will recognize coins received […]

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare German Taler at Summer ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare German Taler at Summer ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers….   The Stack’s Bowers official auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago is shaping up to be a massive sale with some choice highlights and interesting rarities. Today we showcase an exquisite German Taler from the Electorate of Pfalz. This type […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

 
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