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Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. How many times has the United States employed Roman numerals on its coinage? The silver three-cent piece debuted in 1851 and announced its value by employing the Roman numeral III on the reverse. When the three-cent nickel came along in 1865, the III was retained. In 1881, Mint […]

French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

It is a futile attempt to look for patterns and piéforts in the standard work of reference on modern French numismatics, the red-colored Gadoury, because the well-known author considered in 1989 this topic much too important to be dealt with merely in the appendix of his catalog. Roughly a quarter of a century after this […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Siatras International Bookshop, a major source of export-quality academic books from Greece, has announced a series of reprints of important Greek numismatic titles. The series is called: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG). The first volume of the series SNG consists of two huge facsicles (29×38 cm, cloth spine); of which, a few brand new copies of the first edition […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31

New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31

Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com…… The Guide Book of United States Coin aka “The Red Book” has been a primary source of coin prices since. The 68th edition for 2015 was released at the March Whitman Expo. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan talks to publisher Dennis Tucker to find out what this new edition […]

By March 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Morgan Dollar Collectors’ Guide Published for the “WOW” List

New Morgan Dollar Collectors’ Guide Published for the “WOW” List

New Morgan dollar variety book seeks to wow collectors by selecting the most impressive VAMs. The “WOW” list is a group of sixty varieties of Morgan dollars that were originally put together for the beginning collector and contains coins that are easily identified. “I have only been into VAMs since around 2009 and I was […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of Carson City Morgan Dollars, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman. The new 136-page hardcover book debuted at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1, 2014. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and […]

By March 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Krisadaolarn and Mihailovs honored by International Association of Professional Numismatists

Krisadaolarn and Mihailovs honored by International Association of Professional Numismatists

The International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) conducted the ceremony for its annual book prize award January 19th 2014 in Bangkok Thailand. The event was held at the Imperial Queens Park Hotel with more than 100 collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and personal friends of the author in attendance. This year the I.A.P.N. honored numismatic authors Ronachai […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning’s Kreindler Numismatics Library Part II Auction Brings Exceptional Prices

Kolbe & Fanning’s Kreindler Numismatics Library Part II Auction Brings Exceptional Prices

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers and German firm Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG jointly held an online eLive auction of the second part of the outstanding and comprehensive library on ancient numismatics formed by New York coin dealer Herbert Kreindler on Thursday, February 13. The sale brought exceptionally strong prices, attesting to continued demand […]

Van Allen Publishes Two Supplements to the Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars

Van Allen Publishes Two Supplements to the Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars

LeRoy Van Allen, the only surviving member of the numismatic research and writing partnership that spawned generations of Morgan and Peace dollar variety collectors, has published two supplements to the 1997 Fourth Edition of the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The first supplement, covering the Peace dollar series (1921-1935), spans 57 […]

By February 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coinage – Book Review: When the Dragon Wore the Crown

Ancient Coinage – Book Review: When the Dragon Wore the Crown

Book Review by:  Wayne G. Sayles ……….. Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social graces, no other subject appears so consistently on coins of antiquity. One […]

By January 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning New York Numismatic Book Auction a Huge Success

Kolbe & Fanning New York Numismatic Book Auction a Huge Success

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their annual New York Numismatic Book Auction on Saturday, January 11 in conjunction with the 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The two-session sale offered highlights from the libraries of Quentin Archer and Herbert Kreindler and was highly successful, with […]

Paper Money: Book Released at PCDA Convention on Panic Scrip. VIDEO

Paper Money: Book Released at PCDA Convention on Panic Scrip. VIDEO

Neil Shafer, Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… After years of research a new book on paper money has been released by numismatic author Nell Shafer called, “Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914.” These were notes issued by various entities at times the Federal government was not able to keep up with making enough currency […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2014 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2014 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that they will be holding a two-session public auction sale of rare and important numismatic literature in conjunction with the 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. On the morning of January 11, the firm will be offering selections from […]

Gold and Silver Panda Buyer’s Guide Book Signing with Peter Anthony at Winter SoCal Show

Gold and Silver Panda Buyer’s Guide Book Signing with Peter Anthony at Winter SoCal Show

Visit with Panda coin expert Peter Anthony at the SoCal Coin & Currency Show on December 12-14 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. Peter Anthony is the author of The Gold and Silver Panda Buyer’s Guide, now in its 2nd edition. The guide is widely known for its extensive […]

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Books: Collectible Ike Varieties: Facts, Photos and Theories

Numismatic Books: Collectible Ike Varieties: Facts, Photos and Theories

Author / Editor: Rob Ezerman; David Golan; Herbert Hicks; Gary Hoop; Andrew Oskam; Bill Sanders; Brian Vaile The Ike Group’s Top Collectible Varieties and our research on each. The first section is our top 21 Collectible Ike Varieties (our DIVA’s), with facts, photos and comments. The second section is the core of the Ike Group’s […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
New Numismatic Book Released on the Coins and Tokens of French Indochina

New Numismatic Book Released on the Coins and Tokens of French Indochina

The coinage of French Indochina is the focus of a new bilingual (French/English) hardcover numismatic book just issued by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. Monnaies et Jetons de l’Indochine Française (Coins and Jetons of French Indochina)  by Jean Lecompte, brings an updated focus on this now very popular area of collecting. Its 168 pages of […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Books: Coin Collecting in Retirement & Managing an Inherited Collection.

Coin Books: Coin Collecting in Retirement & Managing an Inherited Collection.

Carlisle Development Corporation announces the release of a new book: The softcover edition is available at carlisledevelopment.com at $19.95. The book is also available in eBook formats at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and other eBook resellers at $14.95. The primary focus of the work is to guide numismatists towards approaches which will enable the reader […]

By October 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning September 26 Numismatic Books Mail-Bid Sale a Success

Kolbe & Fanning September 26 Numismatic Books Mail-Bid Sale a Success

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their 130th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books on Thursday, September 26. The sale featured over 600 lots of material on ancient, medieval, foreign and U.S. numismatics. The sale did well, reflecting the continued demand for rare and out-of-print reference works and collectible numismatic publications. Some highlights included: —J. […]

Lange’s Book on The National Coin Album Book Now Available

Lange’s Book on The National Coin Album Book Now Available

David W. Lange’s new book, Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume One: The National Coin Album & Related Products of Beistle, Raymond & Meghrig, is now in stock and ready for purchase. This is the first book to study the landmark coin album series and other coin holders produced by these […]

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Roman Empire was the keystone of modern Western civilization. Language, religion, the arts and sciences, law and many other fields have been deeply influenced by their civilization which flourished over two thousand years ago. Money, the foundation of any modern economy, was a concept invented by the Greeks and revolutionized by the […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
CONECA: Real-Time Updates for Die Variety E-Books

CONECA: Real-Time Updates for Die Variety E-Books

Dr. James Wiles, Ph.D. has recently released his newest E–Book, Ultra Modern Doubled Dies 1996 – 2012 based on the files and numbering system of CONECA (Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America). Dr. Wiles has been researching, cataloging, and attributing twentieth and now twenty-first century U.S. coins for CONECA since the mid 1990s […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Announce September 26 Mail-Bid Sale of Important Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Announce September 26 Mail-Bid Sale of Important Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their 130th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books, which will close on Thursday, September 26. The sale features over 600 lots of material on ancient, medieval, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights include: An Original Set of the French Van Loon (lot 186) The Archiv für Medaillen- und […]

Pre-Publication Offer on National Coin Album Book

Pre-Publication Offer on National Coin Album Book

Numismatic researcher and author David W. Lange has written a new book that is being published by his own imprint, PennyBoard Press™. Titled Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume One: The National Coin Album & Related Products of Beistle, Raymond & Meghrig, this is the first book to study the landmark […]

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Bob Fagaly, Chief Editor, Dennis Fuoss, Large Cent Editor Interviewer: David Lisot……. Grading the Early American Copper coins  is a specialty area of coin collecting. The mixture of the metal and the minting techniques makes for a different set of circumstances when looking at the state of preservation of these coins. A new book is […]

By July 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
New Edition of Strike It Rich With Pocket Change Available

New Edition of Strike It Rich With Pocket Change Available

It takes a keen eye to spot them — and a little know-how — but errors on coins produced by the U.S. Mint occur every year. And these errors can be worth a fortune to coin collectors. Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, 4th Edition, shows the reader how to detect errors, what to look […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
David Fanning Talks About the Importance of a Numismatic Library. VIDEO: 3:35

David Fanning Talks About the Importance of a Numismatic Library. VIDEO: 3:35

David Fanning – partner in Kolbe & Fanning Book Sellers Interviewer: David Lisot ……… Many people will tell a collector to buy the book before buying the coin. David Fanning talks about the importance of a numismatic library in building your collection. Video from the Early American Coppers convention this past May David Fanning is […]

Book on French Bank Notes Used in the Netherlands. VIDEO: 3:04

Book on French Bank Notes Used in the Netherlands. VIDEO: 3:04

Nico Verhoef, Co-Author Interviewer: David Lisot…… After the French Revolution in 1789 the army of France went to the Netherlands where they issued a series of paper money. Nico Verhoef is a devoted collector, educator and author who writes about this unusual time in Dutch bank note history. Copyright © CoinWeek – June 2013 Since […]

By June 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Announce July 18 Mail-Bid Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Announce July 18 Mail-Bid Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their 129th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books, which will close on Thursday, July 18. The sale features selections from the library of renowned U.S. copper specialist Del Bland and other properties, and includes works on ancient, medieval, foreign and U.S. numismatics. It is perhaps most important for […]

20th Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States Marks Publication’s 60th Anniversary

20th Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States Marks Publication’s 60th Anniversary

2013-2014 Version is in Full Color and Available in Multiple Formats for First Time Sixty years after its introduction, the twentieth edition of Paper Money of United States, the standard reference book on United States paper money, is being released by the Coin & Currency Institute. In 1953, the late Robert Friedberg (1912-1963) broke new […]

By June 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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