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VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rosland Capital Debuts Special Maple Leaf Silver Coin for Charity

Rosland Capital Debuts Special Maple Leaf Silver Coin for Charity

Rosland Capital has joined forces with Fisher House Foundation and Canada’s Valour Place to create a custom designed coin by the Royal Canadian Mint, which will directly benefit the organizations through sales of the coin. The coin will be distinguished with a custom design, featuring a unique, raised heart – technically called a privy mark, […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. See some of the cool bank notes from the recent Spink world paper money auction including …… Chinese Ming notes Egyptian 50 Piastre 1899 Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 50 ryals 1966 East African Currency Board 5 pounds 1920 Romania 1920 unissued 5000 lei […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Markets – Gold vs Platinum – 5 Opinions

Precious Metals Markets – Gold vs Platinum – 5 Opinions

Trading the Platinum vs. Gold Spread Twenty years of trading has proven one thing correct, time and time again. The markets act in such a way as to do the greatest amount of harm to the greatest number of participants at any given moment. This is exactly how Sunday night’s trading began when, for a few minutes, […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

British Numismatic Trade Association Hosts Coinex 2014 in London. VIDEO: 2:05. Christopher Martin, President, Stephen Fenton, Director, BNTA. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The BNTA is Great Britain’s primary dealer organization for protecting the collecting public from counterfeit and spurious coins and nefarious practices from unscrupulous participants in the coin business in England. They host an […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

Coinweek Staff Reports… Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists On October 14, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, D.C. to review design candidates for two Congressional Gold Medals: The Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal and the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal Program dates back to […]

By October 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: Strength and Unity of an Empire

Ancient Coins: Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern Aegean Sea off the coast of modern-day Turkey. Its largest and wealthiest city, Mytilene, was originally founded in the 11th century BC by the Penthilidae family of Thessaly, who ruled it until […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection of Celtic drachms, one of them quite rare as well as a great selection of Sasanian coins. We are also pleased to provide an interesting selection of punch-marked Indian coins, a […]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist

Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist

Interviewer: David Lisot from CoinWeek at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo, Long Beach California. Dealers and Collectors Explain Why They Come to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:30 With Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Mark Garcia, Collector, San Francisco Bay Area, Greg Krill, North Bay Rare Coin, Allen Rowe, Northern Nevada Coin, Larry Shapiro, Larry […]

By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In October Spink London presented a selection of more than 2000 lots of world paper money that brought some record prices. Bank Note Director Barnaby Faull discusses the sale and what areas of the world were of particular interest especially notes of the Middle […]

By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare 1652 Oak Tree Three Pence Coin Discovered In Great Britain. VIDEO: 2:28

Rare 1652 Oak Tree Three Pence Coin Discovered In Great Britain. VIDEO: 2:28

Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. One of America’s rarest and most desirable collector coins was discovered buried in Sherwood Forest in Great Britain. The coin was minted in 1652 and had to have been brought to England by some intrepid traveler from that time. Now almost the coin is discovered and […]

By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint’s Wedding Gold and Silver Coin Set –  capturing the essence of a wedding tradition dating from 1549

The Royal Mint’s Wedding Gold and Silver Coin Set – capturing the essence of a wedding tradition dating from 1549

“With this ring I thee wed, this gold and silver I thee give: with my body I thee worship: and with all my worldly goods I thee endow…” The Royal Mint has captured the essence of a wedding day tradition which was first formalised over 450 years ago with the release of The Wedding Gold and […]

By October 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Unique Coin, Banknote & Canadiana Auction Items Featured on Canada AM

Unique Coin, Banknote & Canadiana Auction Items Featured on Canada AM

Geoffrey Bell Auctions & The Toronto Coin Expo were pleased to be featured on CTV Canada AM this morning, showcasing some very unique historical Coins, Banknotes & Canadiana, that will be auction off starting today Oct 2, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. The auction and icon show is open to the public, so this […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins –  Coinex 2014 London, England. VIDEO: 9:39

Cool Coins – Coinex 2014 London, England. VIDEO: 9:39

Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com with Stephen Fenton, 1652 Massachusetts Silver 3 pence David Guest, 1657 Mary Queen of Scotts British Silver Ryal Stephen Hill, English Charles I High Relief gold pattern Miguel Lehman, 1800 Santiago Chile 8 reales error Christopher Martin, Roman Bronze Trajan Sesterce The Coinex convention in London is a great place to […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why Coinex is Such an Important Convention in Great Britain. VIDEO: 3:36

Why Coinex is Such an Important Convention in Great Britain. VIDEO: 3:36

Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com with ……. Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions David Guest, Classical Numismatic Group Stephen Hill, Baldwins Miguel Lehmann, Numismatist Christopher Martin, CJ Martin Coins Cole Schenewerk, Heritage. The British Numismatic Trade Association hosts an annual convention in London that attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world. Participants at the show […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatica Genevensis SA to Offer Coins of Historical Importance in Superb Quality

Numismatica Genevensis SA to Offer Coins of Historical Importance in Superb Quality

On 24 and 25 November, 2014, an auction in a class of its own will be conducted in Geneva, by Numismatica Genevensis SA featuring coins from antiquity and the Islamic world as well as world coins and medals including a number of rarities. Many of these are highly likely to break price records. The elegant […]

By October 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Set Revealed

Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Set Revealed

The United States Mint has revealed the first images of the 2014 Kennedy 50th Anniversary Silver Half-Dollar Coin Collection. The four coin set will come in a deluxe blue package and feature four 90% silver Kennedy half dollars, each with a distinct finish. The coins differ from the regular 2014 Kennedy half dollar releases due […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “

Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “

Gold and Silver Truth, Consequences, and Confiscations I think it’s normal to have doubts – especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. Commenting on these markets over the last decade, I often wonder how long they can keep it all together.  The entire house of cards has […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest, Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association Hosts 3rd Annual Convention in Scottsdale. VIDEO: 2:22

US Mexican Numismatic Association Hosts 3rd Annual Convention in Scottsdale. VIDEO: 2:22

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The only coin show in the United States devoted exclusively to numismatics of Mexico and Latin America takes place again in Scottsdale, Arizona October 16-18, 2014. USMNA Executive Director Cory Frampton talks about the added features including a welcoming party, added speakers, dealers […]

By September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwins Marketing Director Talks about Promoting Coins and Collectibles. VIDEO: 4:57

Baldwins Marketing Director Talks about Promoting Coins and Collectibles. VIDEO: 4:57

Harriette Moore, Marketing, Baldwins & Sons, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. What is it like to be involved in the promotion of one of Europe’s largest collectibles auction houses? Find out from Harriette Moore as she shares what is so interesting about her job. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International […]

By September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwins Holds Coin Auctions During Coinex September 2014. VIDEO; 3:17

Baldwins Holds Coin Auctions During Coinex September 2014. VIDEO; 3:17

Stephen Hill, Director, Baldwins & Son, Ltd. Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………… One of England’s auction houses offers coins of interest to the whole world. Stephen Hill describes the latest offerings and some of the highlights of current auction sales. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International Numismatic Show The 2014 Coinex […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Niobium Coin Offered by Austrian Mint at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:21

New Niobium Coin Offered by Austrian Mint at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:21

Andrea Lang,  Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The Austrian Mint uses a special proprietary process to create a very unusual collector coin. Andrea Lang shows an example of the coin and explains how it has captured the interest of collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2014 American […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning about coins and numismatics. He talked to  …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Alex Reeves, Senior Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Continuing a tradition of innovation Canada has announced a new four nines fine 10 ounce silver bar and the second release of its bullion “Birds of Prey” series, the Bald Eagle. Alex Reeves gives the production data for these new issues and states […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Civil Aviation Congressional Medal. The Civil Aviation Patrol is a federally-chartered non-profit corporation that serves as an Auxiliary Air Force for the United States. Established in 1941, the CAP has served with honor and professionalism […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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