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CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin – Audio: 9:12

CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin – Audio: 9:12

CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin In one of the most epic fails in the history of coin collecting, the stubborn-headed owner of a conditionally-rare 1850 $20 gold coin ruined nearly all of its numismatic value by cracking it out of an NGC holder and attempting […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israeli Hiker Finds 2nd Known Example of Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Israeli Hiker Finds 2nd Known Example of Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Laurie Rimon found the coin during a hike in the eastern Galilee By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, March 14, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that a hiker in the northern region of Galilee had discovered an incredibly rare ancient Roman gold coin. So rare, in fact, that an example held […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

By Kellyco Metal Detectors …….   We contacted state park offices across the US and asked them the rules. Here is the latest information we were able to collect. When metal detecting anywhere, the best suggestion we can make is to ask first. And, don’t forget to follow the Metal Detectorists’ Code of Ethics.  

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The week of Monday, March 14 sees another one million ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle silver bullion coin allocated for purchase by authorized dealers. This brings the March month-to-date allotment, starting with the February 29 allocation, to three million ounces. Out of that three million, the […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money – Colombia to Issue New Family of Banknotes – HD Video

Paper Money – Colombia to Issue New Family of Banknotes – HD Video

By Central Bank of Colombia ……   In 2016, Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) will release a new family of banknotes composed of six denominations: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000. Why is a new family of banknotes required? To strengthen its security. In recent years, countries such as Brazil, Canada, […]

By March 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Newman Numismatic Portal ……   The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources available on the Internet. “I […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On February 16, 2016, the Bank of Russia put into circulation a three-ruble silver coin commemorating the ancient Christian Shoaninsky Temple in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. It is the latest coin in the Architectural Monuments of Russia series (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925, catalog number 5111-0330 ). The […]

By March 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Never take the Federal Reserve’s lunch money. That’s the message 49-year-old Stephen Lancaster Dennis received on Monday, March 7, 2016 as he reached a plea agreement in federal court for the theft of 784,000 quarters ($196,000) from a Brink’s location in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014. At the time […]

By March 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The Evolution of Money Alex Hernandez, tech writer and founder of smartphone and computer technology site Techaeris.com, writes a brief introduction to the history of money and monetary […]

By March 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint Lights up Parliament House with Decimal Currency Coin Anniversary

Royal Australian Mint Lights up Parliament House with Decimal Currency Coin Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …..   With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint. Venturing out of Deakin, the Mint’s famed mobile […]

By March 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

By CoinWeek ….   Noted numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning has just announced that it is offering a subscription service for hardcover editions of numbered sale catalogues. The cloth-bound hardcover catalogues are available for $55 each using this service. The subscription starts with the most recent sale to have occurred at the time a customer […]

By March 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   50,000 Francs MOLIÈRE 1959 FRANCE New Unc Description: From François Villon to Jean Genet, French culture has long embraced its rebels and non-conformists. One of the greatest is Molière. Molière (real name: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was a French playwright who wrote some of the most renowned comedies in the […]

By March 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By Monnaie de Paris …….   Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Upcoming World Coin Auction, News from Rapp Auctions

Upcoming World Coin Auction, News from Rapp Auctions

By Rapp Auctions ….. Attention, Coin Collectors Our upcoming auction will be held from 18 to 21 May 2016. We can say one thing for certain right now: We will be able to offer a highly diversified and attractive selection of coins and medals to you. Consignments are arriving at our facility from all around […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Wholesalers Names Michael Contursi President

Rare Coin Wholesalers Names Michael Contursi President

Next generation of family leadership takes the reins of a highly respected rare coin collection firm Rare Coin Wholesalers, a leader in acquiring, managing and selling rare U.S. coins, has promoted Michael Contursi to the role of president effective February 22. Contursi, who previously served as executive vice president, has worked with Rare Coin Wholesalers […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

By Polish National Bank ……   On Tuesday, February 16, the Polish National Bank (NBP) issued a silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first air drop of the Cichociemni, a team of elite paratroopers of the Polish Army trained in Great Britain after the Nazi occupation of their home country. The obverse of […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Taking Place Feb. 27 & 28

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Taking Place Feb. 27 & 28

Don’t miss this weekend’s TOREX Coin Show & Auctions at the Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto – Doors open at 10am! By Toronto Coin Expo (TOREX) …..   2016 is the 54th Year of TOREX®, Canada’s longest running and most popular collectors’ show (since 1962). The always-popular two-day winter coin show will be […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

Sydney-based collectible coin issuer Australian Gold and Silver Exchange will collaborate with Taronga Zoo to produce a series of silver coins featuring five of Australia’s powerful top-level predators. By Australian Gold & Silver Exchange …..   The Australian Apex Predators coin series will launch in February 2016, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Taronga Zoo […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Markets – Are Gold Coins Driving Buying Momentum ?

Gold Markets – Are Gold Coins Driving Buying Momentum ?

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   Gold is Back on Everyone’s Radar Physical gold (and silver) saw huge crowds “buying the dip” in 2015. The US Mint recorded a 52.8% increase in American Gold Eagle sales for the year, while the American Silver Eagle set a new all-time sales record of 47 million […]

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….   On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is pleased to announce that the first of Australia’s next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said: The new banknotes […]

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Today

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Today

Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set and 200-Coin Bag Available February 24 By CoinWeek News Staff….   Come noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 23, the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set will be available for order from the United States Mint. Every year since 2010, the America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set has […]

By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
North American Asset Management Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

North American Asset Management Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Defendants North American Asset Management, LLC (NAAM) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; its owner and president Alexi Bethel of Miami, Florida; and […]

By February 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   In Part I and Part II of this article I discussed the history, attributes, legends, intrigue, and ongoing controversy surrounding these exceptional coins. I described how I and an increasing number of noted numismatists believe the Philadelphia Mint’s error in judgement led to their creation and […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15 Million Fraud Case

Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15 Million Fraud Case

By United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of North Carolina …..   A coin and precious metals dealer and his company responsible for defrauding more than 380 customers of over $15 million were sentenced in federal court late Wednesday, February 17, 2016, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes – Audio: 20:55

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes – Audio: 20:55

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes Award-winning numismatic author and coin market analyst Greg Reynolds provides weekly analysis on the rare coin market and the hobby’s most important collector coins exclusively for readers of CoinWeek.com. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we adapt Greg’s in-depth guide to collecting United States dimes. Whether you are interested in putting together […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Increase In Gold Price May Increase Gold Scams, Cautions Michael Fuljenz

Increase In Gold Price May Increase Gold Scams, Cautions Michael Fuljenz

There are five things you must know about buying and selling gold to avoid paying too much or receiving too little, advises Universal Coin & Bullion President Michael Fuljenz, a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program. The recent increase in the price of gold may increase the chances of unwary […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Commentary – Has Gold Entered a New Bull Market, or a Bull Trap?

Guest Commentary – Has Gold Entered a New Bull Market, or a Bull Trap?

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   Since the middle of December, gold has executed an impressive advance. It rose from $1,047 to an inter-day high of $1,263. Money is again flowing into the yellow metal in response to a confluence of positive technical indicators, continued deterioration in other markets, as well as […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ……   As usual, MA-Shops continues to feature some of the best world coins available on the market, and the latest “top 5” list is no exception. Highlighting coins predominantly from Germany in the early modern historical era, the offerings go as far afield as China and a 150-yuan, 20 oz. silver Proof Unicorn […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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