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John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

  By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists…. The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015. It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John Burns Memorial Fund that was created […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the decision by the Government on 16 June 2015 to rollout the rounding of 1c and 2c coins nationally. This follows a successful trial that was conducted by the National Payments Plan in Wexford in 2013. The Central Bank will now assume responsibility […]

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Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

  By the Latvian Bank…. On Wednesday, 17 June, the Latvian Bank (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin, 500 Years of the Riga Castle. This is a dedication to the Riga Castle, with its silhouette on the right bank of the Daugava being a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and […]

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Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

By Rapp Auctions….   New times consistently require new directions. To stick with what has been tried and tested and at the same time skillfully experiment with the new has always been the successful way Rapp Auctions has communicated with its customers, informing them of interesting and exciting developments and about outstanding consignments. In the […]

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Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

By U.S. House of Representatives….   U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL8), Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), John Culberson (R-TX7), Gene Green (D-TX29) and Rod Blum (R-IA1) introduced legislation to recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with a commemorative Apollo 11 coin. July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 […]

By June 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Thursday–Sunday, July 16–19, 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will feature enhanced security for the safety and convenience of its visitors, dealers, and their families. More information and details of the following points are at expo.whitman.com. More police officers at the Convention Center. Additional uniformed Baltimore Police […]

By June 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

By Federal Bureau of Investigation….   Fraudster Targeted Elderly Victims Financial fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. And while corporate criminals, inside traders, and Ponzi schemers often cause their victims to lose millions of dollars, the case of the crooked coin dealer from New York illustrates that even relatively small-time fraudsters must answer for […]

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Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   Bank of Scotland has announced that it will be issuing new £5 and £10 notes on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer substrate, including a limited edition £5 to be auctioned to raise money for Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need De La Rue is […]

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection has brought renewed attention to a period of federal coinage that has always been popular with collectors and investors: early U.S. – specifically, coins struck from 1792 through 1838. For better date, better grade or top-end material, this area has continued to bring […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – June 7, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – June 7, 2015

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins, a numismatic firm based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering online coin auctions for years. Providing weekly auctions that offer a variety of classic and modern United States coins, as well as occasional foreign and bullion coins, this coin dealer has something for all […]

Coin Scams – Telemarketer Uses High-Pressure Tactics in Coin Collection Scheme

Coin Scams – Telemarketer Uses High-Pressure Tactics in Coin Collection Scheme

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Fox6now.com posted this story about the slick website, cold calls and high-pressure tactics at the heart of a coin collection scam that cost victims millions of dollars. The suspects preyed on the elderly and were relentless. Suspect Joseph Romano ran his scam business, called Atlantic Coin Galleries, out of Lindenhurst, New York between […]

Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 limited issue silver proof collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats [1865 – 1939], the Irish poet and Nobel laureate. Speaking at the launch at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Central Bank Commission member Des Geraghty said: “This coin honours […]

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   Ohio coin dealer Tom Priebe of TJ Coins won a free table for the next PAN Coin Show, to be held October 22 – 24, 2015. A dealer drawing was held at the PAN Spring Coin Show on May 9th the last day of the three-day event. Each participating dealer’s […]

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its three-year recovery efforts […]

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

By De La Rue, plc….   The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded the Best New Banknote Series for 2014 by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), as announced at the Currency Conference in Vancouver. De La Rue is delighted to announce this global award […]

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

The fall of Napoleon’s Grand Army commemorated… The Netherlands has commemorated the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo with the issue of two collector coins: a silver five-euro coin and a gold 10-euro coin. The coins are legal tender in the Netherlands. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815, near the town […]

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

By Bank of Papua New Guinea….   Loi M. Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, gives notice of the forthcoming issue into circulation of new K20 and K10 commemorative banknotes and a 50t coin, effective 21 May 2015. K20 Commemorative Banknote The K20 banknote has been resized as part of the banknote […]

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

By Schuler AG….   Schuler develops equipment to produce five-euro coin from three components for state mints An outer ring and an inner core made of metal with a blue polymer ring between them: these three components will be used to produce a new five-euro collector coin set to appear soon in Germany. The German […]

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off starting May 28, 2015 at the Toronto Coin Expo. Held in partnership with New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, the semi-annual coin show takes place May 29 and 30 at the Toronto Reference Library at […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority has announced that it will be launching a new family of seven banknotes on Safeguard. The first denomination – a commemorative new high-value 5,000-Rufiyaa – will be launched at the end of July. The other circulating denominations – 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 500- and new […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – May 17, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – May 17, 2015

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm that has offered online coin auctions for many years. Their weekly auctions feature a good mix of modern and classic U.S. coins in circulated and uncirculated grades, so a nice selection of lots is available for a wide array of coin collectors […]

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

By The Bank of England….   At an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London today, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and he launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who […]

Preliminary Pogue Sale Results

Preliminary Pogue Sale Results

Preliminary Prices Realized With Buyers Premium $25,312,731.25 Bids – $21,542,750.00 Buyers Premium 17.5%  – $3,769,981.25 Average Lot Price – $197,755.00   1001 1792 Half Disme. – Mint State-64 (PCGS). $375,000 1002 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. – Specimen-67 (PCGS). $260,000 1003 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. – Mint State-64+ (PCGS). $45,000 1004 1795 Flowing Hair […]

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada….   On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canadian history, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. To mark this historic reign, the Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada will issue a special commemorative bank note in 2015. The note […]

Pre-Pogue: Bowers, Stack and Tripp Take Audience Questions

Pre-Pogue: Bowers, Stack and Tripp Take Audience Questions

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will begin to auction the historic D. Brent Pogue Family Collection at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, May 19), Eastern Standard Time. For select guests, official auction festivities kicked off a day early, as the two hosts invited a small gathering to a special question-and-answer session at […]

 
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