Clubs & Organizations

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 […]

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 […]

By September 11, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers named Official Auctioneer for the ANA Money Show in Portland

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers named Official Auctioneer for the ANA Money Show in Portland

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will serve as the Official Auctioneer for the American Numismatic Association’s 2015 National Money Show, to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, March 5-7, 2015. “We are happy to once again be working with Stack’s Bowers Galleries as the Official Auctioneer for the National Money Show in Portland,” […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half dollar last month, which were discussed in this column last month and in the in-depth analysis by my CoinWeek colleagues, both the U.S. Mint and the American Numismatic […]

By September 8, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

By ANA Board Member Laura Sperber …….. NO COMPLAINTS FROM ME Now that I am a year into being on the board, I am sad to admit I have failed to bring any change. I have done little to nothing I promised when I ran for the board. BUT-I do NOT blame the other board […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

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, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: John Burns Memorial Fund Update

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: John Burns Memorial Fund Update

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, Pat McBride, administrator of the estate of late numismatic literature dealer John H. Burns, checks in to thank all of John’s friends and colleagues, who contributed funds to help with his final […]

By August 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Professional Numismatists Guild Announces October 2014 New York Coin Show

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces October 2014 New York Coin Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9 – 11, 2014. The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44h Street, just half a block East of Broadway. Major auctions […]

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Obviously, the Kennedy gold half dollar release was the big story of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money and CoinWeek was on the ground as it happened. Expect to see that report by Monday. In the interim, I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about numismatic topics beyond […]

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