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On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek….   As of May 1, Coinweek now has 10,000 fans on Facebook   *Doing our best Sally Field impersonation* You like us, you really like us! It’s been a good year for us at CoinWeek.com. We’ve greatly expanded our reach and scope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Whether it’s breaking […]

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about the construction and development of the American Numismatic Institution’s Library and the the behind-the-scenes tension surrounding the creation of the ANA Grading Guide Book. . ..   Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED APRIL 30)

Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED APRIL 30)

“You never know what’s going to come through the door,” says Northern Nevada Coin President Allen Rowe. In this CoinWeek exclusive video, Rowe discusses the incident and gives a status report on how the repairs are going. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

A CoinWeek Exclusive Interview… At the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down with John Kamin, editor of The Forecaster Moneyletter. In this interview Kamin discusses speculating on numismatics, the buying and selling of “factory coins”, and areas of the market where most anybody can buy into and possibly reap profits from […]

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Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society; Interviewer: David Lisot. Kevin Foley talks about the 76th annual CSNS Convention, including its expanded bourse and Civil War Lecture Series. He shares why exhibits are so important to the convention and about naming the Best of Show Exhibit Award after the Hendricksons of SilverTowne. Copyright © […]

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

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 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 […]

By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video: Mercury Dimes Counterfeit Detection with Bill Fivaz (9:57).

CoinWeek Video: Mercury Dimes Counterfeit Detection with Bill Fivaz (9:57).

Cherrypicker’s Guide editor and renowned coin expert Bill Fivaz gave an informative class on counterfeit detection in the popular Mercury dime series at the January 2015 FUN Show in Orlando, Florida. This video segment highlights many of Bill’s valuable insights. Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video […]

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Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff…. According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Corporate Communications at the United States Mint, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Kisatchie National Forest five-ounce silver bullion coin is temporarily sold out and currently unavailable for purchase on the U.S. Mint website. Mint sales figures as of Sunday, […]

By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, April 29, the United States Mint announced prices for the upcoming 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. While release dates are yet to be determined, the retail price for each set is $57.95. The Mint’s […]

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Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn’t dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall?

Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

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The Psychology of Coin Collecting

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   What does psychology have to do with coin collecting? Collectors have one distinct advantage over non-collectors. The hobby of coin collecting–and it is a hobby, pure and simple, not an “industry” or “market”–adds an extra dimension to the collector’s life, a safe and enjoyable retreat from the stress and pressure […]

By April 28, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed House Enrolled Act No. 1046–an Act concerning interim study committees–on April 15, 2015. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015] (a) The legislative council is urged to assign the following topics […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 3 (The Widow’s Mite)

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 3 (The Widow’s Mite)

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. In […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

By the American Medallic Sculpture Association…. While it took 132 years for an Australian yacht to win the America’s Cup, an Australian medalist has managed to win in the first year of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Out of 29 medals entered, only two were […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

By the Numismatic Literary Guild …. The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) is now accepting entries for its 2015 Writers’ Competition. The contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual presentations. […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: APMEX Announces Enhanced Numismatic Department. VIDEO: 1:32.

CoinWeek: APMEX Announces Enhanced Numismatic Department. VIDEO: 1:32.

Michael Garofalo, Numismatic Director, APMEX Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The company that calls itself the supermarket of bullion products has taken a major position in handling rare numismatic items. Michael Garofalo, Numismatic Director, explains what APMEX hopes to achieve. Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harvey Stack –  Recollections of Jonah Shapiro, Art Kagin and  William “Foxie” Steinberg

Harvey Stack – Recollections of Jonah Shapiro, Art Kagin and William “Foxie” Steinberg

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about some of his friends and rivals in numismatics. Recollections of William “Foxie” Steinberg. S15-26 VIDEO: 1:57. ***************************************************** Recollections of Art Kagin, S15-25 VIDEO: 4:41. ***************************************************** Recollections of Jonah Shapiro. S15-24 VIDEO: 2:01. ***************************************************** Copyright © […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

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

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Central States Numismatic Society 76th Anniversary Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrate Your Hobby During National Coin Week April 19-25

Celebrate Your Hobby During National Coin Week April 19-25

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year during the third week of April, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and coin clubs around the country celebrate National Coin Week, a celebration dedicated to the advancement of numismatics and the promotion of coin collecting among Americans of all ages and walks of life. The theme of this […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Preview of May-June Issue of CONECA Errorscope

Preview of May-June Issue of CONECA Errorscope

By CONECA….   The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) has just sent the May-June 2015 issue of its bimonthly journal, Errorscope, to press. Members will be receiving the color version online at the beginning of May, while the black and white hardcopy version will be in members’ mail boxes soon after. […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC.  The hearing included public comment on a proposed extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with Italy.  Formal written comments […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

By Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club….   The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC&GTCC) is pleased to announce the following individuals will be speaking at our 23rd Annual Casino Collectibles Convention, being held June 24-27th, 2015 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The first of four […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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