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National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On January 5, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine held a presentation to celebrate the creation of two commemorative coins honoring “Shchedryk” (known in English-speaking countries as the “Carol of the Bells“). The coins come in a 5-hryvnia (UAH) German silver version and a 20-hryvnia silver edition. The event […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Argentina to Issue Higher Denomination Banknotes

Argentina to Issue Higher Denomination Banknotes

By Central Bank of Argentina….   The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) reports that in mid-2016 it will put into circulation banknotes of higher denomination, specifically 200- and 500-peso notes, with the 1,000-peso note to follow next year. New sets of 20, 50 and 100 pesos will also start circulating in 2017. The new bills […]

By January 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals – 2016 Forecast – An About-Face for the Fed & Gold

Precious Metals – 2016 Forecast – An About-Face for the Fed & Gold

By SchiffGold – Peter Schiff’s Gold Company ….   Peter Schiff believes the Federal Reserve’s December interest rate hike was actually the end of the Fed’s tightening cycle that began with the first talk of tapering quantitative easing (QE) several years ago. Economic data will continue to be weak, and the US will likely be in […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek columnist and NLG-Award-Winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez stops by the CoinWeek Podcast (click to check out our entire Podcast archives) studio and presents his take on why Canadian coins are a natural fit for U.S. collectors looking to reach beyond the staid designs from the U.S. Mint. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ……   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called “two-bits”? Or, a half-dollar “four-bits”? Do you know why we call our basic monetary unit “dollar” instead of something else? Two-bits, four-bits, six-bits and eight-bits make reference to the eight-reales silver coin of New Spain and Mexico. It […]

By January 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #12: PCGS Celebrates 30 Years – Audio: 12:27

CoinWeek Podcast #12: PCGS Celebrates 30 Years – Audio: 12:27

In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan caught up with PCGS President Don Willis at the 61st Florida United Numismatists Convention in Tampa, Florida. The two discussed PCGS’ 30th Anniversary, changes in the rare coin market, the battle against counterfeit coins, and how technology is shaping the future of the hobby. […]

By January 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auction Results –  Top 5 Silver Eagles sold in the Heritage FUN sale

Coin Auction Results – Top 5 Silver Eagles sold in the Heritage FUN sale

At the Heritage FUN sale, that is continuing in Tampa, we already have a number of auction results for Silver Eagles that may be of interest to collectors of the series, and to those that follow the CoinWeek Silver Eagle Price Guide 1990 Silver Eagle, MS70 – The Sole Finest at PCGS – Registry Set […]

By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1894-S Barber Dime brings almost $2 Million in Heritage Auction

1894-S Barber Dime brings almost $2 Million in Heritage Auction

A 1894-S Barber Dime, Branch Mint PR66 PCGS CAC, the finest known survivor, gave one collector a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own one of the most famous, mysterious and elusive coins in American numismatics on Thursday, January 7, 2016, as the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night offerings at the FUN Convention in Tampa, Florida. Dime […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on silver dollars that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed in Treasury and Federal Reserve vaults, serving primarily as a backing for silver certificates. When, in 1935, Congress changed the written obligation appearing on silver certificates so that the notes could be […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
My New Year’s Resolution –  Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

My New Year’s Resolution – Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

By Guy Christopher – Money Metals Exchange….   If you don’t have a magical crystal ball to see the future, then a good history book will do the job. Understanding the past offers a full-color panorama to the dangers and opportunities facing you in 2016. Unpayable debt is becoming the Big Story of the 21st […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

Between 1973 and about 2002, Dan Holmes acquired the most complete collection of United States large cents ever assembled. This was sold in a series of four auctions by Ira and Larry Goldberg in 2009 to 2011. I met Dan when I attended the EAC convention in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in January of 1979. As […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics. Beyond the list of “Firsts” presented below, we have selected 5 coins produced by Pobjoy that reflects both the technical achievements and aesthtic craftsmanship that has […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Money Metals Exchange: Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Federal Reserve is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Final Sales Figures for U.S. Mint 2015 Bullion Coins

Final Sales Figures for U.S. Mint 2015 Bullion Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The United States Mint recently announced the final sales figures for its 2015 bullion coins. The following table compares 2015 sales in ounces with those of 2014, as released by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Corporate Communications on December 31, 2015 and amended on January 4: Regarding Percent Difference, […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Help Support NCIC Today

Help Support NCIC Today

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Three homicides, increased proliferation of counterfeits, thefts,and fraudulent checks proved costly to dealers and collectors in 2015. Numismatic crime continues to plague the numismatic community and often proves to be emotionally and financially devastating to victims. However, in 2015 the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was successful in […]

By January 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
GHCC Holds Annual End Of Year Holiday & Awards Dinner

GHCC Holds Annual End Of Year Holiday & Awards Dinner

The Greater Houston Coin Club held its annual end of the year dinner and party on Dec. 17, 2015 at the Embassy Suites on the Katy Freeway in Houston, Tx. A fine crowd of 60 members and guests attended the event.  Everyone had an delicious dinner and several door prizes were awarded throughout the evening.  […]

By January 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
French Coin Shops on MA-Shops.com

French Coin Shops on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   The internet connects buyers and sellers like nothing else can. How the average coin collector builds their collection has been changed irrevocably; what the average numismatist collects is changing as well. Geographical distance is sublimated into shipping fees as the entire world becomes one big coin bazaar. Five minutes and a smartphone […]

By January 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn’t sound numismatic to you? You’d be surprised – the amount of new coins and money-related items being created in the virtual world of video games has only one rival, the U.S. and world mints. As […]

By January 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek….   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the U.S. Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in both original government packaging […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

Money Metals Exchange Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

By Clint Siegner – Money Metals Exchange….   Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency, machine-driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Considers Elimination of Mail Order Sales in 2016

U.S. Mint Considers Elimination of Mail Order Sales in 2016

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On Tuesday, December 15, the United States Mint announced that it would stop distributing mail order forms for U.S. Mint products after January 1, 2016 and would no longer accept mail order sales at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 on September 30. Then, on Thursday, Dec. […]

By December 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Consumer Advice – Coin Scam Victims – Where To Turn For Help

Consumer Advice – Coin Scam Victims – Where To Turn For Help

What do you do when a gold seller fails to deliver or the merchandise you received was not as described when you ordered it? Who can you contact for help when you don’t receive payment for coins you’ve submitted to sell? In two recent cases, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors’ Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Silver Dollar. Part I can be read here ……. and Part II is here . The renowned 18th-century French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette, has occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans for over 200 years. Born in 1757 […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

By CoinWeek News Staff….   An informal perusal of CoinWeek’s four-part 2015 Red Kettle Report suggests that Illinois leads the country in terms of gold coins donated to Salvation Army kettles this holiday season. Still, some states like Montana and North Dakota managed a hefty amount of news coverage so no trend is immediately apparent […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek caught up with NGC​’s Ken Krah in Macau and asked him to share his expertise about the growing market for certified World Coins and why it is important for collectors and dealers to have World Coins certified. Ken Krah, VP & Senior Grader, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation David Lisot, Interviewer & Producer *** CoinWeek is the #1 […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
WPIC, Rand Merchant Bank Launch New Bullion Coin Custodial Certificates

WPIC, Rand Merchant Bank Launch New Bullion Coin Custodial Certificates

Exclusive agreement between World Platinum Investment Council and Rand Merchant Bank will extend the global reach of platinum bullion coin custodial certificates By World Platinum Investment Council….   On December 10, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) entered into an exclusive agreement to increase the global availability of listed platinum […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #10: History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins – Audio: 15:44

CoinWeek Podcast #10: History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins – Audio: 15:44

It is said that our nation’s coins are full of symbols and representations of our people, history, and culture… but what do our coin’s hidden symbols say about us? Do they form the latticework of a vast conspiracy, or, are they merely reflections of the people and times of their creation? In this CoinWeek Podcast – […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

The Bank of Israel calls on the public to get to know the new banknote and its security features, via publicity pamphlets, the website, and the “New Banknotes” mobile application. By Bank of Israel….   On December 23, 2015 (11 Shvat 5776), the new NIS 200 banknote–the second in the new series of banknotes (Series […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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