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U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend  Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today that sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin have been suspended at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Il. The Mint and the ANA made the decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin […]

By August 7, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

by Hubert Walker ………… According to CBS channel 4 (KCNC-TV) in Denver, coin dealers have hired numerous people to stand in line outside the Mint in order to purchase the first day issue of the 2014 50th Anniversary gold Kennedy half dollar. The report, which aired August 5, explains how at least two dealerships managed […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Summer FUN Coin Show 2014 Video Playlist

Summer FUN Coin Show 2014 Video Playlist

Why Folks Come to the Summer FUN Coin Convention. VIDEO: 1:24 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com, with Gary Adkins, Jacob Haugen, and Joel Reznick. The Florida United Numismatists have a long tradition of successful coin conventions. Their January coin show is one of the largest in the world. The Summer FUN Convention is only eight years […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Jimmy Hayes, Numismatic Lobbyist and former Congressman. The intricacies of passing legislation and how bills can be changed and amended are highlighted in this explanation by Jimmy Hayes. He talks about laws that have been passed or are possible to be passed that will have enormous implications for the numismatic market place. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

CoinWeek Staff Report from the World’s Fair of Money…. Nick Yadgarov of Los Angeles, California made a tidy profit for spending a summer’s night camped out on the sidewalk outside of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Yadgarov and his group of three friends were the first of more than one thousand collectors […]

By August 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NLG PLANS BIG CONVENTION EVENTS

NLG PLANS BIG CONVENTION EVENTS

If it’s Thursday, it must be NLG Day at the World’s Fair of Money. The Numismatic Literary Guild has big doings planned on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the national coin show in Rosemont, Illinois. At 10 a.m., the Guild will hold its annual Symposium in Room 10 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center – […]

By August 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
18th Century Treasures Highlight Heritage ANA Auctions

18th Century Treasures Highlight Heritage ANA Auctions

Historical rarity: 1792 Silver Center cent offered along with 4,800+ coins Aug. 5, 7 and 9 in Chicago… An historically important 1792 Silver Center cent – the first coin actually produced inside the walls of the First United States Mint – of early US coinage will be featured in Platinum Night of Heritage’s upcoming Aug. […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs Unveiled…. The United States Mint has forwarded to CoinWeek the five designs that have been selected to represent the 2015 lineup of America the Beautiful Quarters®. The parks that will be honored in 2015 are the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, the […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Robert LeVan, Have Coin Will Travel Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Meet a man who truly believes in the value of coins and precious metals. Robert LeVan worked as a city employee for decades and put all his retirement savings into items with intrinsic value. He shares his philosophy of investment. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 […]

By July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dakota the Coin Dog Visits FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:40

Dakota the Coin Dog Visits FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:40

Dakota and his Human Companion Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Dogs have been called man’s best friend and now and that includes coin collectors. Dakota is one of only two service dogs allowed in coin shows in the southeastern United States. Learn about this remarkable dog from his human owner. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 2014 […]

By July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins: Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of Money Display

Gold Coins: Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of Money Display

The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon was shown to Southern California news media representatives as Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California made final preparations for the legendary coin’s display at the upcoming 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money. Los Angeles and Orange County area television crews and reporters visited the Monaco offices on Thursday, […]

By July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Auction News: Superb Rarities in Jacquier Auction Sale 39

Ancient Coin Auction News: Superb Rarities in Jacquier Auction Sale 39

Ancient Coin Auction News: Jacquier Auction Sale 39 features many notable rarities… A selection of superb gems can be found in the catalog of the upcoming auction sale #39 of Paul-Francis Jacquier. The focus is on the Greek east, rare Antoniniani and the Gallic Empire. Additionally, the connoisseur discovers two pfennige of Charlemagne from Mainz […]

By July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Unveiling (Photo Gallery)

U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Unveiling (Photo Gallery)

The United States Mint has provided CoinWeek with the  following images taken Wednesday, July 23rd at the unveiling of the U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. In attendance, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton, and U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard Peterson. The 2015 U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program will feature three coins: a gold […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC-certified Lissner World Coin Collection to Be Sold at ANA

NGC-certified Lissner World Coin Collection to Be Sold at ANA

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce the sale of The Collection of an American Connoisseur, Richard L. Lissner. The Lissner Collection features coins of the world, primarily type […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Clubs:  FUN Member Club Meeting and Discussion

Coin Clubs: FUN Member Club Meeting and Discussion

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists……… FUN Coin Club President Tony Swicer knows about how to work with coin clubs. Tony is president of one of the most successful state coin organizations as well as being involved with local clubs and conventions for decades. Tony meet with member clubs of the Florida United Numismatists to […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Casino Chips Continue to Grow in Popularity with Collectors. VIDEO: 4:00

Casino Chips Continue to Grow in Popularity with Collectors. VIDEO: 4:00

Joel Reznick, Frog Pond Collectibles Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Casino chips can be from Las Vegas, Indian Casinos, cruise ships, and all kinds of other places. Learn more about his exciting new collectible area from a longtime dealer who specializes in Casino chips. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 2014 Summer FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: […]

By July 25, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How New Minnesota Coin Dealer Registration Law Affects Dealers in Other States. VIDEO: 3:37

How New Minnesota Coin Dealer Registration Law Affects Dealers in Other States. VIDEO: 3:37

Gary Adkins, Gary Adkins & Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Recent legislation in Minnesota requires any business buying or selling more than $5000 to register with the state government, obtain a surety bond and conform to other regulation and oversight. Find out the implications of this new law from Minnesota dealer, ICTA member, and former […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
COOL COINS! FUN Summer Convention 2014. VIDEO: 5:19

COOL COINS! FUN Summer Convention 2014. VIDEO: 5:19

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with……… Gary Adkins, 1837 Feuchtwanger Cent, NGC MS63 Jacob Haugen, Canada 1970 Wooly Mammoth $20 Silver Proof Robert LeVan, Austria 1692 Leopold the “Hogmouth” silver taler Joel Reznick, Casino Chip $25 Star Dancer Casino, Florida See another great batch of numismatic items including a collectible casino chip. Copyright © CoinWeek July […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Designs Selected for 2015 Marshals Commemorative Coin Program

Designs Selected for 2015 Marshals Commemorative Coin Program

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications has forwarded to CoinWeek images of the designs selected for the 2015 U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. The final designs were approved by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin after consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the Director of the United States […]

By July 23, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Cool New Coin Books for Collectors. VIDEO: 3:56

Cool New Coin Books for Collectors. VIDEO: 3:56

Wayne Herndon, Wizard Coin Supply Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Buy the book before the coin is some great advice for collectors. There are coin supply companies that specialize in numismatic literature with titles about all kinds of coins. See in this video some of the news books released for collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 […]

By July 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

by Joshua T. Herbstman for CoinWeek…. At some time or another, we have all gotten an email that resembles the following: Dear Sir, During the regime of our late head of state, General Sani Abacha, the government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various Ministries. The new civilian […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA Launches New Website to Enhance User Experience

ICTA Launches New Website to Enhance User Experience

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets launched today a new website at ictaonline.org. The website’s updated design is great-looking and is full of new improvements including intuitive navigation with a more standardized menu structure, simplified organization, and refreshed content to make the website more user- friendly and encourage user interaction. The website’s new features include: […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

FUN Young Numismatist Page Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention the Florida United Numismatist organization provides a team of volunteer pages to assist them. These are young numismatists that learn about working to earn money and study about […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. The so-called experts predict it is the fall before a major rebound in VAM prices. The predictions came in articles in Coin World and on the CoinTalk websites. Time can only confirm that look into the crystal ball, but sales at the mid-July auction by Heritage were, […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Metal Detecting Popularity on Display at Summer FUN Convention. VIDEO: 2:19

Metal Detecting Popularity on Display at Summer FUN Convention. VIDEO: 2:19

Bradley Stocker, Kellyco Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. Stories of finding a buried treasure inspire hope in many people. A great way to increase one’s chances of finding a fortune is to have a metal detector. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 2014 Summer FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists is host of the […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX News: APMEX Named Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint

APMEX News: APMEX Named Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint

APMEX News: APMEX, Inc., one of the nation’s largest online precious metals companies, is now an Authorized Purchaser with the United States Mint to purchase gold and platinum bullion coins directly from the United States Mint. Previously, APMEX was an Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint silver bullion coins and with this announcement joins a […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dealer in Modern Chinese Coins Talks About the Market. VIDEO: 7:54

Dealer in Modern Chinese Coins Talks About the Market. VIDEO: 7:54

Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web…. Translator: Rachel Luo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Includes Chinese language and translation. Collectors Universe and Professional Coin Grading Service sponsored a select group of Chinese dealers to come to the Long Beach Expo where they share their perspective of the markets in China and America. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long […]

By July 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Franklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show Tonight

Franklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show Tonight

CoinWeek staff reports…. A new coin show on Dish Network’s Rare Collectibles TV Channel, featuring California-based coin dealer Rick Tomaska, will debut tonight. Tomaska is a well-known specialist in the Franklin half dollar series and the author of two notable books: A Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars (1997) and Whitman’s Red Book Guide to Franklin and Kennedy […]

By July 17, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Gold Coin Expert Paul Nugget Launches New Coin Business

Gold Coin Expert Paul Nugget Launches New Coin Business

After more than four decades in leadership roles at major numismatic companies, noted gold coin expert Paul Nugget has gone into business for himself. “I want to get the word out that I’m just as active as ever in the coin market,” Nugget said in announcing his new venture. “More than anything else, I want […]

By July 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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