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Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

By Jewish-American Hall of Fame ……   The newest medal in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame series honors two heroic Astronauts–Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and Dr. Judith Resnik–its 2016 inductees. Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is depicted on one side repairing the Hubble telescope; the remote-control mechanical arm that Dr. Judith Resnik specialized in can be seen to […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

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Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor – Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ……   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship USS Maine at Havana, Cuba. “Remember the Maine” was the rallying cry that led to the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. demanded that Spain withdraw completely from Cuba, […]

By September 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oldest Coin in the World Acquired by Texas Collector

Oldest Coin in the World Acquired by Texas Collector

The oldest coin in the world was just sold by a rare coin company in Austin to a private collector. Estimated to be one of only 12 known in the world today, the coin was struck 2,650 years ago in Ionia, or modern-day Turkey By Austin Rare Coins and Bullion …..   Austin Rare Coins […]

By August 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Massive 145-Ounce Gold Nugget Found with Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

Massive 145-Ounce Gold Nugget Found with Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

By Minelab ……   The ‘Friday’s Joy’ gold nugget is expected to bring more than $250,000 AUD. It was discovered in a worked-over area at the far southern edge of Central Victoria’s Golden Triangle on a recent Friday morning by a seasoned prospector wishing to remain anonymous. After discovering a nine-ounce tennis ball-shaped gold nugget […]

By August 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian […]

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Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

By Royal Australian Mint …..   Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle. Fifty years ago on 18 August 1966, 108 Australian and New Zealand troops encountered […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   UPDATE: Within five minutes after 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, both the West Point issue and San Francisco Mint issue of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal are listed as “Currently Unavailable” on the U.S. Mint’s online catalog. While not an official sell-out, this status means that all available […]

By August 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the […]

By August 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Howard Franklin Bowker Benefit Auction and Champion Liveauctioneers Auction

Howard Franklin Bowker Benefit Auction and Champion Liveauctioneers Auction

By Champion Auction  ……   We are very excited to offer selections from the Howard Franklin Bowker East Asian Collection. Many of the Bowker coins are in the top level of preservation and with excellent eye appeal. This is a great opportunity to add these coins to a Chinese collection. A few of the most […]

By August 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
International Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

International Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

In CFTC Enforcement Action, Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Martin Sommers and His Company International Monetary Metals, Inc. to Pay over $9.8 Million for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions and Registration Violations By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On August 12, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge […]

By August 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Room Rates at Waldorf Astoria

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Room Rates at Waldorf Astoria

By New York International Numismatic Convention ……   Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the 45th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), has announced that event’s special discounted rates at its Waldorf Astoria event site for 2017. NYINC activities begin on Friday, January 6, when lot viewing for its full week of auction functions gets […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   At its Board of Directors meeting last week in Anaheim, California, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) installed its new officers for 2016–2018. Former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl, currently the president of U.S. Money Reserve in Austin, Texas, was named as the new chairman. […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 9 August, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a five-euro silver collector coin of a unique shape. The coin is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience painting and the pride of Latvian national culture, and has been designed by reproducing the image […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Important Selections from Bowker East Asian Coin Collection Offered by Champion Auctions

Important Selections from Bowker East Asian Coin Collection Offered by Champion Auctions

By CoinWeek …..   On August 22 at 10pm, Champion Auctions will hold an auction of important Chinese and East Asian coins at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. Bidders can also register and participate online at Liveauctioneers or through Champion Auction’s website, www.cghka.com. Highlights from the sale include an 1896 Chihli Province dollar Triangle Variety […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Market Report – The ANA Coin Show

Legend Numismatics Market Report – The ANA Coin Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION We’ll be blunt: Anaheim for sure was a VERY poor choice to hold a major coin show. California’s nexus on taxes kept dozens of dealers away. Also, many East Coast dealers decided NOT to attend. The hotels at BEST were POOR. Add all that together and we […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Wins Record Nine Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

CoinWeek Wins Record Nine Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

Numismatic Literary Guild Awards include Best Website, Best Video & Best Podcast By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced the winners of its annual writing competition at the NLG Bash, a dinner banquet attended by […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold at Public Auction

World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold at Public Auction

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5, 2011, the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica  sold a rare Roman gold aurei medallion, which established what auction officials claimed was a new world record price. The Auction which […]

By August 15, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

By August 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items– 18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps and 53 million manuscripts. The library’s […]

By August 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca receives Dr Mario Vella, Governor of Central Bank on a courtesy call and is presented with a commemorative coin and stamp issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of ex-Prime Minister Dom Mintoff By Central Bank of Malta ….   On August 6, the Central Bank of […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Based on an article by Lee Gast….   As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian half holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From the first proof striking that sold for $10,000 in 1892,(The first specimen struck was bought for $10,000 by the firm that made Remington typewriters, as […]

By August 12, 2016 21 Comments Read More →
Dancing with the Universe –  The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to replace the old […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Mint – Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch Set for August 25

US Mint – Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch Set for August 25

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Coin launch coincides with 100th  anniversary of the National Park Service’s founding in 1916 WHAT:           The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park at 10 a.m. (MT), Thursday, August 25, 2016. The […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Offers $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Winner Signature Label Deal

NGC Offers $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Winner Signature Label Deal

The $10,000 bonus will be given if the design competition’s winner agrees to sign at least 5,000 labels exclusively for NGC. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will give $10,000 to the winner of the US Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Public Design Competition if he or she agrees to individually hand-sign […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Thailand to Issue Commemorative Banknote for Queen’s Birthday Aug. 12

Thailand to Issue Commemorative Banknote for Queen’s Birthday Aug. 12

By Bank of Thailand ….   Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), unveiled a 500-Baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12 August 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The color, size, and […]

By August 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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