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Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Thursday, June 25, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX16) introduced a bill (H.R. 2906) to honor the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championship with a three-coin commemorative coin program. The proposed commemorative set includes a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin […]

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

By Agora Auctions….   Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The numismatic firm of David Lawrence Rare Coins in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering weekly online coin auctions for several years. Each David Lawrence online auction offers a wide array of coins, including but not limited to classic series, modern issues, and foreign coinage. Therefore, coin collectors who browse through […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been quite the week for new releases from the U.S. Mint. First, the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25 and quickly went on back order thanks to higher-than-expected demand (by the Mint, anyway). Then, on July 1, the […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Gems of philately and numismatics from 45 years of Rapp Auctions By Rapp Auctions…. New times consistently require new directions. Therefore Rapp Auctions has designed the new website “Best of Rapp”. It presents the best of the best from 45 years worth of Rapp Auctions to a worldwide community in both German and English. Worldclass […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De La Rue. The notes bear the portrait of the new king and are issued to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI. On Monday, June 29, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On June 26, the United States Mint released first-day sales numbers for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin. The Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25. The late Mrs. Kennedy is one of the most notable first ladies of modern times. Her popularity, glamour […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Today, June 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), product options for the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter are available to order from the United States Mint. These options include: The quarters are uncirculated business strike specimens from Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but only the three-roll […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Hat Tip to David Lawrence Rare Coin’s John Feigenbaum. On Sunday, Feigenbaum sent CoinWeek word of changes in Virginia state law that provide for exemptions for buyers of bullion products within the Commonwealth. Feigenbaum has worked with the Industry Council for Tangible Assets for more than two years to affect this change […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000 gold coins stored in cloth bags and locked in its vault since the 1930s. The $5- and $10-denomination circulating gold pieces were minted between 1912 and 1914, and are among the […]

By June 29, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   Central Bank of Seychelles to issue Commemorative Coin in collaboration with National Day Celebrations Committee To commemorate the first year during which Seychelles’ Independence Day (June 29) will be celebrated as National Day, the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) will issue a silver commemorative coin with a face value […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
5 CoinWeek Staff Favorites in Kolbe & Fanning’s New Arrivals Section

5 CoinWeek Staff Favorites in Kolbe & Fanning’s New Arrivals Section

Since Kolbe & Fanning’s website redesign, the numismatic booksellers have really upped their game – giving today’s astute numismatist unprecedented access to books both contemporary and hard-to-find. We spent a few hours combing the K&F newest additions and compiled this list of five favorites. This is just a small sampling of what’s in stock, go to […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Poland to Release New 200-Zloty Banknote on June 23

Poland to Release New 200-Zloty Banknote on June 23

By Polish National Bank….   In April 2014, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski, or NBP) put into circulation the first upgraded banknotes in denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100 zlotys, respectively. This was done to improve the security of Polish banknotes and to adapt to current technological requirements for bill accepting machines. […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 6-23-2015: As of 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the United States Mint gives a total mintage of 35,000 for the Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin. According to a notice sent by the United States Mint on Monday, June 22, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

By Auctiones GmbH….   It is a time-honored tradition for world-class collections to offload their duplicates at auction from time to time. We know of auctions with duplicates from the Royal Coin Cabinet at Berlin, with duplicates from the Coin Collections of the All-Highest Imperial House (also known as Coin Cabinet Vienna), and of the […]

By June 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

By The Raab Collection….   A Newly Discovered, Long-Lost American Treasure up for Sale An Original Congressional Gold Medal, the Only from Early America Given to a President Known to Still Be in Private Hanes; Valued at $225,000 Presented on Behalf of a Grateful Nation to General and Future President William Henry Harrison, Its Location […]

By June 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

By CoinWeek…. Selected Designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program: $5 Gold: Obverse 10 c/w Reverse 3 $1 Silver: Reverse 2 (as the obverse) c/w Reverse 5 Clad Half Dollar: Silver Obverse 2 c/w Clad Reverse 3   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently held the first of two […]

By June 20, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for June 21, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for June 21, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that has been holding weekly online auctions for many years. These online coin auctions offer a wide array of classic and modern United States coins, as well as a variety of foreign coins. Coin collectors who peruse these auctions […]

By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: House Bill 26 was considered by the Ohio State Senate for the first time on June 18, and was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on June 24. On Wednesday, June 17, the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio reported that the Ohio House of Representatives had […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Woman on $10 Bill Announcement Not Quite What It Seems

Woman on $10 Bill Announcement Not Quite What It Seems

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   In a YouTube video published on Wednesday, June 17, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced that the Treasury Department would be redesigning the $10 bill, and that the new design would feature a woman. The new federal reserve note is scheduled for release in 2020, […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample slab collecting, a formerly obscure numismatic niche, is about to move to the edge of the mainstream with the publication of the first book on the subject on September 17, 2015. When third-party grading services began encapsulating coins in 1986, they often gave away samples of their new coin holders.  Originally distributed free to […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
 
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