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CoinWeek Summer FUN Show Report

CoinWeek Summer FUN Show Report

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. While the July FUN Show might not be as boisterous or headline-grabbing as its much bigger January sibling, the Orlando, Florida-based summer show is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to take in a Heritage Auctions Coin Auction and walk a bustling bourse floor replete with the wares of more than […]

The Royal Mint Edge Strikes Gold Britannia Bullion Coins for First Time

The Royal Mint Edge Strikes Gold Britannia Bullion Coins for First Time

The Royal Mint announces new gold Britannia bullion coin program…. Following the highly successful launch of an edge struck silver Britannia coin, The Royal Mint has now introduced a new gold Britannia bullion coin for 2014 which bear an intricate horse design around its milled edge. Last year The Royal Mint announced a strategic partnership […]

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The second day of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo was so busy that it took me halfway through Saturday to coalesce all of my notes and gather my thoughts. For a supposedly “small” summer show, a lot happened on the second day. Here’s a rundown of the topics […]

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Robbery at Harlan J. Berk, Chicago-Based Coin Dealer

Off hours robbery at Harlan J. Berk prompts new security measures for Chicago firm… Exclusive CoinWeek news report…. Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has a long tradition of welcoming numismatic scholars and collectors of all experience levels and budgets. However, two weekend visitors certainly won’t be welcomed back. At approximately 6:08 AM, on Saturday morning, […]

Rare Coin Sale: YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Summer Auctions

Rare Coin Sale: YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Summer Auctions

Two YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Rare Coin Sales…. German auction house Künker has recently produced two videos highlighting key coins from their upcoming 249th and 250th auctions, to be held June 30th through July 2nd. Auction 249 features coins and medals from Medieval to Modern Times. Highlighting the offering is the Dieter Braun Collection, with […]

Amazon Collectible Coins Store Launches

Amazon Collectible Coins Store Launches

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the launch of the Collectible Coins store, a marketplace that gives customers direct access to more than 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 industry-leading dealers showcasing a wide variety of professionally graded and authenticated coins. The new store is one of the largest online destinations to discover and purchase graded […]

ANA Money Museum presents new exhibit: ‘Treasures of the Deep’

ANA Money Museum presents new exhibit: ‘Treasures of the Deep’

ANA members and the public are invited to free Open House at the ANA Money Museum Thursday, June 5…. The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will present a new exhibit, “Treasures of the Deep: Galleons, Storms and Archeology,” telling the story of the world’s greatest shipwrecks, the treasures they carried and the efforts to preserve the […]

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three new commemorative coins from Hungary highlight National Bank, influential composer, and famous architect… The three commemorative coins announced recently by the National Bank of Hungary are the inaugural representatives of its new issuing policy in which each 10,000 forint proof silver coin is joined by a copper-nickel 2,000 uncirculated version with an identical design. […]

Coin Press Manufacturer Schuler Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Coin Press Manufacturer Schuler Celebrates 175th Anniversary

From metalworking shop to globally operating group: the world’s leading coin press manufacturer has a long tradition… It’s Schuler’s birthday: the internationally successful press manufacturer is celebrating its 175th year in business in 2014. Louis Schuler founded the company in 1839 as a metalworking shop in Göppingen’s Sauerbrunnengasse. Nobody at the time would have thought […]

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

CoinWeek Club News…. The Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta (MCCA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the club had a banquet March 29th with 72 members and guests attending. Special guests included 1972 club president – Larry Todd, 2000-2001 President -Ed Zimmerman, Alabama ANA District Representative – Richard Jozefiak, […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….. The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is always a big show, but this year is special. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the CSNS, and the convention is going on right now at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than 200 dealers and industry figures were […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. How many times has the United States employed Roman numerals on its coinage? The silver three-cent piece debuted in 1851 and announced its value by employing the Roman numeral III on the reverse. When the three-cent nickel came along in 1865, the III was retained. In 1881, Mint […]

Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers Legendary Numismatists Symposium

Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers Legendary Numismatists Symposium

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The late Steve Tanenbaum, John J. Ford, Louis Eliasberg, Sr., collectors of the 1950s, and the famed 1933 double eagle were among the many topics discussed at the Stack’s Bowers symposium that took place at the Whitman Expo Baltimore Spring Show. Not much has happened over the past 60 years of numismatic […]

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. I’m writing this on Sunday, as the 2014 Spring Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show in Baltimore comes to a close. The show was well attended and busy throughout. Possibly even busier than last month’s ANA National Money Show in Atlanta. Thursday and Friday were marked […]

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. For one lucky youngster–12-year-old Cole Bank–the opening day of the Spring coin show was one to remember. Dressed in Orioles orange and black, he was the first person in line to purchase and receive a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and […]

ANA Recognizes 2014 National Money Show Exhibitor Award Winners

ANA Recognizes 2014 National Money Show Exhibitor Award Winners

American Numismatic Association member Mack Martin received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-of-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Georgia’s Civil War Treasury History, 1861-1865″ at the 2014 National Money ShowSM, February 27-March 1 in Atlanta. The first runner-up Best-of-Show award was presented to Charmy Harker for “Penny Potpourri – A Collection of Penny Creations.” Second runner-up […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek………. On Thursday, March 6, 2014, CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan spoke with legendary numismatist Don Kagin about the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard and the surrounding media circus stirred up by the fantastical find. Is this the biggest find ever brought to Kagin’s? Actually, no. I’ve been involved in all the major recovered shipwreck sunken […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: ANA National Money Show Auction and a Note on the Passing of Paul Sims

Numismatic Quick Hits: ANA National Money Show Auction and a Note on the Passing of Paul Sims

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. ANA National Money Show Results & Highlights Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions forwarded us a report on their auction held February 27-28, and March 2, 2014 at this year’s ANA National Money Show. In total, there were 4,731 lots for sale, 99% of which sold for a take of […]

ANA National Money Show, Atlanta – Travel Diary

ANA National Money Show, Atlanta – Travel Diary

By Charles Morgan  for CoinWeek……….  It’s Monday morning, and I’ve just returned from a three-day trip to the outskirts of Atlanta, where I joined CoinWeek co-founder and industry video-archivist David Lisot for my first American Numismatic event, the ANA National Money Show. As many of you who are familiar with CoinWeek know, David travels across the […]

Crypto-currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked and May Go Bust

Crypto-currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked and May Go Bust

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……… More problems for Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as the popular crypto-currency site was pulled offline Monday. Reports have surfaced over the last 24-hours that Mt. Gox has been breached and that up to $350 million in Bitcoins has been stolen by hackers, apparently after a year-long scheme to infiltrate […]

By February 25, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Once derided as worthless during the Soviet era, Russian banknotes offer a glimpse at the country’s past while at the same time looking forward. Russian Numismatics is one of the most exciting growth areas in the hobby. But where to start? The price of Imperial coinage can be prohibitive, […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard Clifford Mishler was the editor of the Numismatic News in 1971, when he was invited to the West Point Bullion Depository as one of a group of eminent figures in the hobby to observe the government’s preparations for the historic […]

By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Krisadaolarn and Mihailovs honored by International Association of Professional Numismatists

Krisadaolarn and Mihailovs honored by International Association of Professional Numismatists

The International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) conducted the ceremony for its annual book prize award January 19th 2014 in Bangkok Thailand. The event was held at the Imperial Queens Park Hotel with more than 100 collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and personal friends of the author in attendance. This year the I.A.P.N. honored numismatic authors Ronachai […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Mass murder… domestic terrorism… swastikas… are they really on American medals and tokens? In the first two installments of Spotlight on So-Called Dollars, we touched on the relationship between so-called dollars and America’s classic commemoratives. In this, the third and final installment, we take a look at some of […]

By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California Consumer Protection Law

Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California Consumer Protection Law

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……… On February 13, 2014, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Santa Monica-based Seacoast Coin, Inc., which is better known as the precious metals dealer Merit Gold and Silver. Merit is one of the most prominent precious metals dealers in the […]

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