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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 →
Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On December 25, 2015, the National Bank of Ukraine (Національний банк України, NBU) held a presentation to demonstrate the advanced security features of the updated 500-hryvnia (₴500) bank note. Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Smoliy Jacob said that the updating of Ukrainian banknotes began in 2012 […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd….   Harlan J. Berk is pleased to present the 196th Buy or Bid sale. There are 387 ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins; 24 world coins; and 44 antiquities & antique maps. A few highlights from our sale: Lot 3: Ionia, Ephesus, Phanes EL trite Coins of Phanes are significant […]

By December 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #9: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards – Audio: 8:42

CoinWeek Podcast #9: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards – Audio: 8:42

The CoinWeek Podcast is proudly sponsored by Professional Coin Grading Service. Visit www.pcgs.com to give the gift of collecting. Think all modern coins are boring? Think there’s nothing of value in your pocket change? If you do, you might be missing out on a number of rare varieties. In this edition of the CoinWeek Podcast, […]

By December 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pricing for Mark Twain, Park Service Commemorative Coins Announced

Pricing for Mark Twain, Park Service Commemorative Coins Announced

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In separate notices dated December 22, the United States Mint has announced pricing for both the upcoming 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program and the 2016 National Parks Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program. The announcement addresses only the silver and clad coins from each program; gold coins will be […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Since 2005 in Lee County, Florida, someone has been leaving notes in Salvation Army kettles. Inside the note is a gold coin and a message: “In loving memory of Mimi”. No one not directly involved with the delivery of the notes knows who “Mimi” is or the identity or identities […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

By Colonial Coin Collectors Club….   On January 3, 2016, the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) will release Sydney F. Martin’s latest book, French Coinage Specifically For Colonial America. This is the third colonial coin book published by C4 written by Syd Martin. Other works include The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood and The […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at CIBC With the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie opening on December 18, two stunning 1 oz. pure silver coins in the officially licensed Star Wars™ collection – Han Solo™ and Rey™ — are now available […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc….   Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) has sold certain intangible and tangible assets primarily related to its shipwreck business for $21 million. As part of the deal Odyssey will retain a 21.25% interest in the future net proceeds from shipwreck projects and an exclusive contract to provide shipwreck search and […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

Silly Myths about Gold During Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted last week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, have […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 4 New Coins on MA Shops as of Dec. 20

Top 4 New Coins on MA Shops as of Dec. 20

By CoinWeek….   We admit it. Today’s “Top 4” new coin listings on MA-Shops.com was originally a “Top 5” — but by the time of writing the top coin had already sold. If anyone needed a reminder that online auctions can move fast, there it is. Anyway, while the original listing for top coin is […]

By December 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty for a Department of Agriculture’s medal in 1887 that wasn’t edited. In 1896, when the French Minister for Finance Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was part of the selected […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Lithuania….   On Monday, December 14, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation the first Lithuanian 2-euro commemorative coin, which is dedicated to the Lithuanian language. These Lithuanian coins–with a mintage of one million–may be used for payments not only in Lithuania but also in other countries that use the euro. The […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops offers a wide variety of ancient, classic and modern world and U.S. coins, and a list of the top five highest hammer prices at any given time often reflects this variety. Last week, however, belonged to the Germans. Here are the top five coins sold on MA-Shops.com for the week of […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint: American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins Set New Record

U.S. Mint: American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins Set New Record

The United States Mint today announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the third consecutive year. Once again, global demand for the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins drove sales to a record high, this year reaching 47,000,000, surpassing the 44,006,000 ounces sold in 2014 and the 42,675,000 ounces sold in 2013. The Mint […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

How did “In God We Trust” find its way onto our coins and paper money? Is the phrase a tacit endorsement of a national religion, or simply a traditional sentiment, repeated so often it has become rote? Will American money in the future continue to display the motto, or is there a serious movement afoot […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Salvation Army bell ringers continued to spread holiday cheer as they collected donations last week in many communities around the country. And generous, perhaps numismatically-minded donors continued to drop gold coins in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about what happens to these […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Speakers at a joint seminar will be discussing a variety of topics at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show. The seminar will be hosted by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
Monster Eye Appeal Quarters, Halves, Dollars, and Gold – Legend Regency XV

Monster Eye Appeal Quarters, Halves, Dollars, and Gold – Legend Regency XV

By CoinWeek….   The last several Regency Auctions from Legend Rare Coin Auctions have distinguished themselves by offering headliner collections and named sets. Whether it be the Coronet Collection or the David Hall Toned Collection of Morgan dollars, or the PCGS Set Registry All-Time finest set of Barber dimes–or any number of other named specialized […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk Presents HJB Mobility Auction VI

Harlan J. Berk Presents HJB Mobility Auction VI

By CoinWeek…   HJBMOBILITY.COM – AUCTION VI Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is proud to present HJB Mobility – Auction VI, which consists of 130 United States coins and currency along with world coins. Sale lasts through Thursday, December 17 at 7 PM Central Time. HJB Mobility is the latest innovation in coin auctions from Harlan […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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