Clubs & Organizations

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 […]

Professional Numismatists Guild August 2014 Meeting Video Playlist

Professional Numismatists Guild August 2014 Meeting Video Playlist

PNG Discusses Numismatic Trade Shows. VIDEO: 4:19. Robert Brueggeman, Executive Director, Professional Numismatists Guild. The largest organization of professional coin dealers in the United States holds conventions around the country for its members to buy and sell numismatics. Executive Director Bob Brueggeman talks about successful conventions past and new venues set for New York City […]

By August 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014  PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show Announces Gold Coin Winners

2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show Announces Gold Coin Winners

Three collectors won one-ounce U.S. American Eagle gold bullion coins valued at more than $1,300 each at the first PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show. Plans are being made now for next year’s show to again be held on the eve of the World’s Fair of Money SM. A gold coin prize was awarded each day of […]

World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary

World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… One man, one week, one still camera and the largest numismatic convention of the year. This is what happens: An ANA World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary. Here are just a few of the moments I captured with my camera as I walked the bourse and took in the many […]

ANA chooses Philadelphia to host 2018 World’s Fair of Money

ANA chooses Philadelphia to host 2018 World’s Fair of Money

Board also hears proposal to bring 2019 summer convention to Chicago Philadelphia was chosen as the host city for the 2018 World’s Fair of Money after a 7-0-1 vote by the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at […]

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

by Hubert Walker ………… According to CBS channel 4 (KCNC-TV) in Denver, coin dealers have hired numerous people to stand in line outside the Mint in order to purchase the first day issue of the 2014 50th Anniversary gold Kennedy half dollar. The report, which aired August 5, explains how at least two dealerships managed […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Jimmy Hayes, Numismatic Lobbyist and former Congressman. The intricacies of passing legislation and how bills can be changed and amended are highlighted in this explanation by Jimmy Hayes. He talks about laws that have been passed or are possible to be passed that will have enormous implications for the numismatic market place. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NLG PLANS BIG CONVENTION EVENTS

NLG PLANS BIG CONVENTION EVENTS

If it’s Thursday, it must be NLG Day at the World’s Fair of Money. The Numismatic Literary Guild has big doings planned on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the national coin show in Rosemont, Illinois. At 10 a.m., the Guild will hold its annual Symposium in Room 10 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center – […]

By August 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
18th Century Treasures Highlight Heritage ANA Auctions

18th Century Treasures Highlight Heritage ANA Auctions

Historical rarity: 1792 Silver Center cent offered along with 4,800+ coins Aug. 5, 7 and 9 in Chicago… An historically important 1792 Silver Center cent – the first coin actually produced inside the walls of the First United States Mint – of early US coinage will be featured in Platinum Night of Heritage’s upcoming Aug. […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Association Announces 2014 Honorees

American Numismatic Association Announces 2014 Honorees

On Monday, the American Numismatic Association announced the recipients of several of the Association’s most prestigious awards. Each of these individuals will be recognized for their exemplary service to the ANA and to numismatics at a special Awards Banquet to be held at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money. Ronald Guth named 2014 Numismatist of the […]

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 5-9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Important rarities in ancient coins, world coins and paper money will command attention from […]

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “”The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” That quote came to mind over the past week as I was thinking about the forthcoming release next […]

World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

by Pinnacle Rarities… We are busy preparing for the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s annual World’s Fair of Money. This year’s show is billed as Chicago. Much has been said about the fact that it is actually hosted in Rosemont. I’ve stood on my soap box several times berating both the ANA and CSNS for overexposing […]

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

The American Numismatic Association today announces the following public-safety procedures for collectors who wish to buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 5-9. The U.S. Mint previously announced that 500 Kennedy coins per day will be sold at the show, and in […]

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