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In Memoriam:  Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   UPDATED June 27, 3:33 PM Eastern Time Beginnings One of the most influential figures in the collectibles publishing industry, Chester “Chet” Krause passed away on Saturday from congestive heart failure. He was 92 years old. Krause was born in Helvetia, Wisconsin on December 16, 1923. He grew up on […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Agenda items include the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program, electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Besides advising on the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program and electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On June 17, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine presented the new “Ivan Mykolaychuk” (Іван Миколайчук) commemorative coin at the Museum of Money. The presentation was attended by Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for Film Illienko Philip; Chairman of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine Sergey […]

By June 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rosland Capital Announces Official Formula 1 Gold and Silver Coin Collection

Rosland Capital Announces Official Formula 1 Gold and Silver Coin Collection

By Rosland Capital LLC …..   Rosland Capital Group – a precious metals company based in Los Angeles – on June 15 unveiled and announced their global distribution of a new collection of gold and silver coins, officially licensed by Formula One World Championship Limited. Minted by Swiss-based PAMP S.A., one of the world’s finest […]

By June 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks is our guest in this 30-minute-plus-long episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan asks Gary the question nearly every collector wants answered: Why were classic coin designs better than what the Mint […]

By June 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion & Precious Metals – CFTC: Harvard Assets LLC to Pay More than $2.4 Million in Penalties

Bullion & Precious Metals – CFTC: Harvard Assets LLC to Pay More than $2.4 Million in Penalties

Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Todd Owen Marshall and His Companies Harvard Assets LLC, London Assets Inc., and Harvard International Trading, Inc. to Pay More than $2.4 Million Total for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions and Registration Violations By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On June 20, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading […]

By June 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   New Europa series €50 banknote to be unveiled on 5 July 2016 ECB and partners to ensure machines are ready to accept new €50 banknote The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks of the euro area – the Eurosystem – will unveil the new Europa series €50 […]

By June 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Sales Tax Exemption Legislation

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Sales Tax Exemption Legislation

OPMA-Led State Effort Pays Off After Three Years By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   On June 14, 2016, Ohio governor John Kasich signed into law SB 172, which provides for a sales-tax exemption on rare coins and precious-metals bullion. The new law will take effect on January 1, 2017. Ohio becomes the 34th […]

By June 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Look closely at your change Another day she was picking up some hamburgers at a fast food restaurant, reached into her purse for change and noticed another euro. The attendant told her they have been getting a lot of them lately […]

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Gov. Kasich Signs Bill Resuming Ohio Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

Gov. Kasich Signs Bill Resuming Ohio Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, June 14, former Republican Party presidential hopeful and current governor of Ohio John Kasich signed a bill that restores a tax exemption on the sale of precious metal bullion and “investment” coins that was repealed in the wake of the Coingate scandal in 2005. The newly-resurrected exemption […]

By June 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars Franklin half dollars have long been a collector favorite. One of the most attractive 20th-century coins, the crisp, clean design leaves provides precious little cover for bag marks and scratches. Advanced collectors seek out the best specimens. For some dates, conditional rarities in high Mint State grades bring tens […]

By June 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

On May 20, 2016, the Sociedad Numismática de México (Mexican Numismatic Society) bestowed upon Salt Lake City author Allan Schein the Alberto Francisco Pradeau Award for his bi-lingual book Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito. The congratulatory letter announcing this prestigious award cited that Mr. Schein’s “investigation, study and conclusions are considered of great merit for […]

By June 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

By Mint Error News …..   This is a unique pair of SPECIMEN brass die trials for the Canadian $20 1986 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin. These are the only known Canadian $20 SPECIMEN brass die trials of any design or series. They are uniface since each die was tested separately. They are in […]

By June 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA Led Industry Effort Revises Most Troublesome Aspects of State Law By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Minnesota governor Mark Dayton (D) recently signed the Minnesota SF 3175: Bullion Product Dealers Regulation Authorization, culminating major legislative effort led by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) to reform the most troublesome law for […]

By June 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On June 14, the Bank of Russia releases into circulation a 25-ruble silver commemorative coin honoring the “Russian Parnassus” – Museum-Estate Ostafyevo – as part of the Architectural Monuments of Russia commemorative coin series. The coin contains 155.5 grams of .925 fine silver, and is catalog number 5115 -0119 […]

By June 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In April of this year, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near the Israeli city of Modi’in during exploratory excavations conducted by the government of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut before construction began on a new neighborhood in the area. The coins date back […]

By June 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Positive Protection Guard Tackles Suspected Coin Thief In Long Beach – Dramatic Video

Positive Protection Guard Tackles Suspected Coin Thief In Long Beach – Dramatic Video

By Positive Protection, Inc. …..   A suspected thief was tackled by a Positive Protection, Inc. security guard as the suspect tried to escape at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo on Friday, June 10, 2016. An alleged accomplice with a backpack containing more than US$300,000 of rare coins was also […]

By June 12, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Polish National Bank to Introduce New 500-Zloty Banknote Feb. 2017

Polish National Bank to Introduce New 500-Zloty Banknote Feb. 2017

By Polish National Bank ….   On Monday, June 6, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski, or NBP) unveiled a new 500-złoty denomination Polish banknote featuring the image of John III Sobieski, which shall be introduced into circulation in February 2017. In recent years, the NBP notes the increase in the value of currency […]

By June 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 27 May 2016 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. This silver coin, which has a face value of €10, is struck to proof quality and will be limited to 3,000 pieces. […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors – Audio: 11:07

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors – Audio: 11:07

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors CoinWeek Ancient Coin Writer Mike Markowitz’s insightful article “193: The Year of Five Emperors” recalls one of the bloodiest and most treacherous years in Roman history. A year that makes Game of Thrones’ Westeros seem like a quaint and stable fiefdom. In this episode of the […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

The 2016 Raleigh Money Expo™, presented by the Raleigh Coin Club (Raleigh, NC), is just weeks away. The Expo will host collectors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 24, 25 and 26 in the Exposition Center on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It’s the largest money show in the North Carolina/South Carolina/Virginia region and […]

World Paper Money – Clydesdale Bank’s £5 Polymer Banknote to Enter Full Circulation Sept. 15

World Paper Money – Clydesdale Bank’s £5 Polymer Banknote to Enter Full Circulation Sept. 15

By De La Rue plc….   The Clydesdale Bank has announced today that its new £5 polymer banknote, printed by De La Rue, will be put into circulation from 15 September. David Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of Clydesdale Bank, visited De La Rue’s Gateshead factory to view the £5 polymer banknotes in production. Designed and […]

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show June 25 & 26

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show June 25 & 26

By Toronto Coin Expo (TOREX) …..   Don’t miss… TOREX – Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, June 25: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 26: […]

World Paper Money – The Riksbank Wants Selma, Jenny and Gustav!

World Paper Money – The Riksbank Wants Selma, Jenny and Gustav!

By Sveriges Riksbank ….   There is now less than one month left until the older 20-krona, 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes become invalid and there are still banknotes to a value of SEK 2.6 billion in circulation. The Riksbank is therefore now putting up “wanted” posters for the missing banknotes. L to R: Selma Lagerlöf […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Strong Regency XVII Sale Points to Uptick in Market

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Strong Regency XVII Sale Points to Uptick in Market

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   On Thursday, May 19 at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino, Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted the 17th in its ongoing series of Regency Auctions. The sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Member’s Only Show. To attend the show in person, one has to be a PCGS […]

Bullion & Precious Metals – CFTC Charges Florida-Based Berkley Companies with $2.7 Million in Fraud

Bullion & Precious Metals – CFTC Charges Florida-Based Berkley Companies with $2.7 Million in Fraud

Massachusetts Resident Jeffrey Slemmer, Florida Residents Christian Dorrian and Adam Roth, and Their Florida-Based Companies Charged with Fraud, Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions, and Registration Violations By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On June 7, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it filed a civil enforcement action in the […]

 
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