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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 NC State Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course of three […]

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 […]

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   Three-judge ruling in Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al puts renewed spotlight on 10 contraband coins… Little more than a week after a federal judge in California sided against the Federal Government in its efforts to seize an experimental 1974-D aluminum cent pattern coin, […]

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

Editor’s Note: We received this dealer-to-dealer communication from QA✓ and requested permission to publish this information as we felt it would be informative to collectors of modern coins.  by QA✓ Since kicking off QA✓ at FUN we have had the privilege of grading a large number coins including some stunningly beautiful moderns, three of which merited our […]

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 1 (Tribute Penny)

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 1 (Tribute Penny)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot Producer.   […]

Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare gold pattern headlines The New Orleans Collection, presented by Heritage Auctions’ as part of its Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention auction; accompanied by high-grade 1933 $10, a fabled rarity A simply stunning 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella PR67 NGC CAC, the rarest of the four Stella varieties and the ideal Registry Set candidate, will […]

American Numismatic Association Elections: Candidate Opening Statements

American Numismatic Association Elections: Candidate Opening Statements

Members of the American Numismatic Association will be able to vote in this year’s election starting on June 1, 2015. Over the course of the next several months, candidates for ANA office will make their case to members. With several current officers not seeking re-election, the next board will have several new faces. CoinWeek shot the following video of […]

Argent Assets Group’s Robert Higgins discusses new online exchange for Iraqi Dinars

Argent Assets Group’s Robert Higgins discusses new online exchange for Iraqi Dinars

CoinWeek Executive Producer talks to Argent Assets Group Managing Member, Robert Higgins, about a new online exchange dedicated to the buying and selling of Iraqi dinars. It is rumored that the currency will soon be revalued, which may fuel speculation in the currency.   Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and noted numismatic author Q. David Bowers sat down with CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss numismatic history in the making, the upcoming sale of the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet. Bowers, whose career spans more than sixty years, has been at the center of many of the […]

The 1914 Yuan Shikai Silver Dollar Coin Explained – Video: 4:42.

The 1914 Yuan Shikai Silver Dollar Coin Explained – Video: 4:42.

CoinWeek sat down with Jessie Zhang, dealer in Chinese numismatic items, at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon and discussed the 1914 Yuan Shikai silver dollar, one of the most widely collected Chinese coins. This video tells the story about Yuan Shikai, the coin, and gives an approximate estimate of the coin’s […]

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   The interconnected euro monetary system has led to a number of squabbles, both petty and of great import for the participating Eurozone countries. While most of the focus rightly has been placed on matters of finance (the intractable Greek debt crisis, for instance), other numismatically-related disagreements between nations pop up […]

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this week CoinWeek uploaded its 1000th video onto the CoinWeek YouTube channel. Since we launched the channel, CoinWeek videos have been watched over 580,000 times–for a total of 1,584,462 minutes! That’s an unbelievable response from the collecting community. But you know what? […]

U.S. Mint Reports 1st Day Sales of March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars – Video: 2:44.

U.S. Mint Reports 1st Day Sales of March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars – Video: 2:44.

In what’s likely to go down as a “soft launch”, the 2015 March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar program went on sale earlier this week. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses the U.S. Mint 1st day sales figures and how they compare to the earlier release of the U.S. Marshals commemorative silver dollar coin. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles interviews coin designer Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., designer of the 2016 Native American dollar coin reverse, discusses this week’s U.S. Mint sales figures, and takes on the 1995-W American Silver […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 7, 2015 – Video: 10:05.

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 7, 2015 – Video: 10:05.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Executive Producer David Lisot report from Portland, Oregon, site of the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. Topics discussed include the upcoming D. Brent Pogue Collection sale by Stack’s Bowers (Charles gets his hands on two amazing Pogue early U.S. quarters), the newly launched modern coin certification service “QA Check”, […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Irish 15 euro coin in .999 fine silver. Fans of Irish coins and those with a penchant for physics will enjoy the coin as it honors famous Irish physicist Ernest Walton.  Those who like world coins will definitely want […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, two new books by Stack’s Bowers founder Q. David Bowers, CoinWeek’s weekly giveaway of the Austrian Mint’s Niobium coin “Cosmology”, and this week’s sales figures from the United States Mint.   Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

  Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up the first of five scheduled auctions last week at The Venetian in Las Vegas. As always the sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. The Regency Auction XI included 352 lots, which boasted several former Bear Collection coins, and three major collections: The Colley […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

On the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the universally-recognized symbol of Canada with a fine silver collector coin enhanced by vibrant color. The coin was unveiled today at a special Flag Day ceremony at Confederation Park in Ottawa. “The Mint is delighted to join Canadians in […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.3% in electronic trade – February 16, 2015

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.3% in electronic trade – February 16, 2015

Bill Musgrave –  American Gold Exchange With U.S. markets closed for Presidents Day, gold gained 0.3% to $1,231 in electronic trade as talks between EU finance ministers and Greece over its bailout program ended early without an agreement, sparking safe-haven inflows. Aid talks in Brussels broke off abruptly, with Greece calling established EU stipulations “absurd […]

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Breaking: The American Numismatic Association and Former ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd Reach Settlement

Breaking: The American Numismatic Association and Former ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd Reach Settlement

Some say bitter lawsuit harmed public perception of the ANA…. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and former ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd jointly announced that the two parties had come to terms on a settlement to end Shephard’s civil litigation against his former employer. Shepherd served as the Executive Director […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, […]

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Rare Wilson So-Called Dollar on Sale Today at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

Rare Wilson So-Called Dollar on Sale Today at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Lot 217. Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold For fans of the So-Called dollar series, it’s always a treat to see an auction appearance of one of the series’ true stoppers, the extremely rare 1920 “Wilson dollar” in gold. The Wilson dollar was struck on July 16,1920 […]

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.8% with rising oil – December 3, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.8% with rising oil – December 3, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold forged back above $1,200, gaining 0.8% to close near $1,209, as a rally in oil prices and disappointing jobs data boosted demand for the metal as a store of value. Crude oil jumped 0.6% after an official report showed U.S. inventories have fallen more than expected. […]

 
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