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Collectible Coin Protection Act Unanimously Passed

Collectible Coin Protection Act Unanimously Passed

On December 15, 2014, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2754: Collectible Coin Protection Act by unanimous consent. Since the bill had been previously passed by the House of Representatives earlier in the session, the Senate action sends the bill to the president. There is no reason to believe that the president will not sign the […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. They also share their perspective about why more young […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

By CoinWeek News Staff… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics will be offering a two-day course on detecting counterfeit and altered coins January 6 and 7, in association with the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando. Brian Silliman, Senior Numismatist at Panda America based in Torrance, California and writer of the […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by participating in the American Numismatic Association’s educational Treasure Trivia game. “As a FUN member since 2005, as well as a […]

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

Ostromecki to present ANA plans for 2015, take questions from public… American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki Jr. will host a question-and-answer forum during the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in room 224C at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During the open forum, Ostromecki will present an […]

US Mexican Numismatic Association Awards Ceremony. VIDEO: 7:04

US Mexican Numismatic Association Awards Ceremony. VIDEO: 7:04

Kent Ponterio, Cory Frampton, USMNA Awards Presenters. The US Mexican Numismatic Association solicits articles from writers and researchers about Latin American numismatics. At their annual convention they honor authors for their contributions. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second Annual Convention Hilton Scottsdale Resort 6333 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona The […]

How the US Mexican Numismatic Association Was Founded. VIDEO: 3:35

How the US Mexican Numismatic Association Was Founded. VIDEO: 3:35

Kent Ponterio, USMNA Awards…… Find out the story of the US Mexican Numismatic Association, who was responsible, what they hoped to achieve and how they eventually created their annual coin convention. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second Annual Convention Hilton Scottsdale Resort 6333 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona The United […]

A Golden Anniversary: Four Decades of the Right to Choose Metal over Paper

A Golden Anniversary: Four Decades of the Right to Choose Metal over Paper

Guest Column by Anthem Hayek Blanchard for CoinWeek.com….   January 1st, 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the demise of gold ownership restriction for U.S. citizens. It was on that date in 1975 that an act of Congress signed by President Gerald Ford struck down Executive Order 6012. Enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

It took more than forty years, but finally an updated Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s standard reference U.S. Civil War Storecards has been published. John Ostendorf has overhauled the original, bringing forward new merchant biographies, historical insights, and collecting advice to a new 664 page, full color edition. Civil War Token Society members […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
National Coin Week theme: “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs”

National Coin Week theme: “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs”

Celebration on April 19-25, 2015 World’s Fairs and Expositions have long celebrated mankind’s achievements in science, architecture and social progress. The 2015 National Coin Week theme, “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs,” will celebrate the history of these great events and the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Nummis Nova Numismatic Diary, November 16, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Nummis Nova Numismatic Diary, November 16, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Wayne provides a few snippets from other members of Nummis Nova, a Northern Virginia numismatic group of which he is a part… Due to the Veteran’s day holiday I ended […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: What is Bronze? – November 9, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: What is Bronze? – November 9, 2014

  Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. In last week’s E-Sylum, reader Dave Baldwin submitted the following: Bronze pieces are usually described as chocolate brown with copper pieces being more red. But two Buchanan Residence medals came up […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society to Present Study Seminar on Forgery Basics at S.F. Historical Bourse

American Numismatic Society to Present Study Seminar on Forgery Basics at S.F. Historical Bourse

The American Numismatic Society and the San Francisco Historical Bourse announce a study seminar on The Basics of Numismatic Forgeries, featuring presentations by Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Executive Director of the ANS, and David Hendin, ANS adjunct curator. They will be followed by a panel discussion with Wartenberg, Hendin, Frank Kovacs of San Francisco, and Victor England […]

American Numismatic Association Board of Governors vote on budget for FY2014-15

American Numismatic Association Board of Governors vote on budget for FY2014-15

Audio replay of the meeting to be available on YouTube The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors held a special meeting via teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 30, at approximately 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to hear discussion and vote on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The board will also held an executive session […]

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The third annual USMNA Convention continues to grow in attendance and popularity with collectors of Mexican and Latin American coinage. Two different seminars were given by industry leaders describing counterfeiting problems back when the coins were originally struck as well as the current […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition by Q. David Bowers The pursuit of knowledge has many facets, not the least of which is the exploration of context. Throughout his 60-year career as […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, October 26, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, October 26, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, we take a peek at Wayne Homren’s numismatic diary as he visits the Washington Numismatic Society (WNS) in D.C. and listens to Bob Evans, Kevin Flynn and Ben Costello at […]

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Howland Wood’s The Commemorative Coinage of the United States

First Read: Howland Wood’s The Commemorative Coinage of the United States

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by David Provost for CoinWeek…. Numismatic Notes & Monographs, No. 16: The Commemorative Coinage of the United States, by Howland Wood Every coin series has its “first” – the first published volume that catalogues each of the coins […]

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Italo Vecchi Receives IAPN Book Award for “Italian Cast Coinage”. VIDEO: 10:17

Italo Vecchi Receives IAPN Book Award for “Italian Cast Coinage”. VIDEO: 10:17

Arne Kirsch, President, International Association of Professional Numismatists Chris Martin, President, British Numismatic Trade Association…….. Well known European numismatist Italo Vecchi received the coveted IAPN Book of the Year Award at the BNTA Coinex convention in London England on September 26, 2014. Italo continues a long line of scholarly books written over the years contributing […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin Show

PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild  has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 – 28, 2015. “The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Historic W. E. Woodward Auction Sales Now Viewable Online

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Historic W. E. Woodward Auction Sales Now Viewable Online

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, e-Sylum contributor Tom Wetter announces the launch of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s newly launched Wiki for the auction sales of W.E. Woodward. Tom Wetter writes: After quite some time and a lot of work, […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Board Approves Use of Electronic Voting During Open Session

ANA Board Approves Use of Electronic Voting During Open Session

Scholarship and donation also approved… The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors approved the use of electronic voting for the 2015 ANA elections, endorsed donations that will establish new scholarships for Summer Seminar and accepted a nomination for honorary host chair for the 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM during an open session teleconference meeting on […]

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor,  Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor, Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

By David Thomason Alexander  for  CoinWeek …. Cataloging the 1983 ANA auction was a “white water rapids” experience. This was most important sale to be held in the U.S. that year, and its creation offered lessons in the value of brilliant ideas, knowledge, teamwork, public relations and working with the major national organization and coping […]

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 71 years old. Jim, as he was known, was one of the club’s founding members, and had served as the organization’s president since it was established in […]

Collectors eye Rare Gold Coins from Carson City in Heritage PNG Auction

Collectors eye Rare Gold Coins from Carson City in Heritage PNG Auction

An official auction of the PNG New York City Show, offered Oct. 8-13, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel… Two rarities from the fabled Carson City Mint highlight the offerings at Heritage’s Oct. 8 – 13 US Coins Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the PNG New York City show, which runs Oct. 9-11, 2014. The […]

The American Numismatic Society Announces 2015 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society Announces 2015 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 8, 2015, the Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala. The event will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Scotts have been closely involved with […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Last week the E-sylum quoted an article that we published from CoinWeek contributing writer David Provost about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. In that piece, Provost wrote that no contemporary newspaper accounts of the event had been found. […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Saddle Ridge Coins and Cans Coming to PNG New York Show

Saddle Ridge Coins and Cans Coming to PNG New York Show

The first public appearance in New York of gold coins from the headline-generating $10 million Saddle Ridge Hoard buried treasure trove that was unearthed last year in California’s gold country will take place October 9 – 11, 2014. More than 50 of the historic coins, including the finest known 1866-S No Motto Double Eagle valued […]

David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. Becoming a functioning numismatic auction cataloger requires a great deal of hands-on learning. Years of reading and reviewing numismatic auction catalogs can provide basic familiarity with the field, but mastering the actual work of cataloging objects for auction was another matter altogether. No one teaches courses in cataloging, no […]

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