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NCA RECOVERS MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR BUYERS OF OVERPRICED COINS

NCA RECOVERS MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR BUYERS OF OVERPRICED COINS

The Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. (NCA) helped recover more than $1.1 million in the last eight months of 2011 for victims of unscrupulous coin sales, according to John Albanese, founder and president of the not-for-profit watchdog organization. NCA intervention in eight cases led to settlements totaling $1,114,200 for buyers who unwittingly purchased grossly overpriced coins, […]

By February 7, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Money Museum receives 1792 Half Disme from California coin dealer

Money Museum receives 1792 Half Disme from California coin dealer

Historically significant coin valued at more than $220,000 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum collection now contains a 1792 Half Disme, thanks to the generosity of a California coin dealer. The early American coin, valued at more than $220,000, was donated by Steven L. Contursi, president of Rare Coin Wholesalers of […]

By February 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dealers Applaud PCGS Grading Services Coming to Hong Kong

Dealers Applaud PCGS Grading Services Coming to Hong Kong

The recent announcement that Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading service, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd., has received enthusiastic response from some of Asia’s most respected rare coin dealers and collectors. Guidelines and submission forms on how to submit coins to PCGS in Asia will be announced soon […]

By January 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Donates Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar to AIDS Fight

Dillon Gage Donates Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar to AIDS Fight

Bar is emblazoned with the French fashion designer’s name Dallas, TX — Jan 25, 2012 – Dillon Gage Metals, a division of Dillon Gage Incorporated of Dallas, has donated a one-ounce gold bar designed by French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting HIV/AIDS, known as DIFFA. On the bar, an emblem created […]

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Dr. Michael Bugeja was appointed last year to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on U.S. coin and medal designs and themes. He is also a columnist for Coin World magazine, where he writes the “Home Hobbyist” column, and writes the […]

By January 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee Randy Campbell has been the host and master of ceremonies for the NSDR Awards Banquet for many years. As the banquet begins Randy gives a review of what has happened in the hobby during the past year and what may be coming in the next. Learn about the issues and concerns of […]

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
eBay and PNG Working Together

eBay and PNG Working Together

eBay (www.ebay.com), the world’s largest online marketplace and a global leader in mobile commerce, recognizes that the coin category on eBay is a dynamic space with a passionate – and informed – community. They are listening to their customers and re-engaging with coin enthusiasts on and off eBay.com to understand how we can make the […]

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager entered a guilty plea yesterday in Federal District Court in Wilmington, DE, to the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and other numismatic objects, valued at $984,740, from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, ANA President Tom Hallenbeck has announced. This case is being prosecuted by David L. […]

By January 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Comments from FUN President 2012

Comments from FUN President 2012

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists Interviewer: David Lisot Tony is the elected person in charge of the FUN coin organization and oversees all of its activities. He talks about the latest convention being held in Orlando and what it is like to be in charge of such a large coin collecting group. He also […]

By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

Cindy Wibker, FUN Convention Coordinator Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek Cindy is responsible for putting the FUN Coin Convention together. She negotiates with the hotels, convention center and all the coin dealers. In this interview she talks about this year’s convention including the number of booths, from where the dealers come, and what exhibits are […]

By January 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

Tony Swicer, FUN President Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN 57th Annual Coin Convention in Orlando. He delivers a Presidential Award to FUN volunteer Jeanne Shepherd and the Medal of Merit Award to FUN former-president Carrie Best. This convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear and see the […]

By January 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of […]

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

(Temecula, California) – The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members. “We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNG Code of Ethics in […]

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Interviewer – David Lisot – CoinWeek.com Hear dealers explain why the come to Texas to attend the Money Show of the Southwest. Volunteer members of the Houston Coin Club share what they do to make the dealers feel welcome. Runtime: 3:02 Copyright © CoinWeek – CoinTelevision 2011 Money Show of the Southwest Houston, Texas December […]

By December 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans was selected as the site for the 2013 Spring National Money Show by the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors during a Tuesday teleconference meeting. The show will be held May 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Proposals from five cities were evaluated: Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Portland. After […]

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

By Linda B. Glaser – Cornell University Cornell’s coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her way, the world will soon have access to every one of its 1,500 coins. Thanks to the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, the coin collection will […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the eighth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

From the objects we’ve used as money, to the money we produce, to the money that exists in electronic form, the way we buy and sell goods and services has a long, storied history. “Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards” is the theme for the 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21. The American Numismatic […]

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Recent news stories questioning what some dealers charge when selling gold coins reinforces what experts have advised for years: do your homework first. Investors should become knowledgeable before purchasing precious metal bullion coins as a financial investment or economic hedge, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit California-based organization founded in […]

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Prominent U.S. Numismatist Kerry Pieropan Will Lead the New Venture With Support from Acclaimed World Numismatic Expert Ron Gillio IRVINE, Calif. (October 31, 2011) – Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company, is the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world and is adding yet another international location with […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

OCTOBER 21-22, 2011 The first Wall Street Collectors Bourse was held at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, on October 21 and 22, 2011. 23 dealers participated, showing and trading their stock and bond certificates and bank notes including U.S. and worldwide rarities in a wide variety of subjects. There were also autographs, […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The two one-week sessions are scheduled from June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. Last year, there were […]

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist, the American Numismatic Association’s monthly magazine, is now available in the Android Market. There is no charge for the app. The magazine is a colorful, high-quality, educational publication for collectors of coins, tokens, medals, paper money and more. It was first published in 1888. ANA members receive the monthly print publication by mail, […]

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong passion for the hobby and a love of classic American coins like Morgan dollars and rare pre-1933 gold coins. She also has what I would call a direct, no nonsense […]

By October 25, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

Motion restores funding for Money Museum’s “History of Money” exhibit The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved a balanced operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The budget, announced during the board’s Oct. 14 open session at the fall National Money ShowSM in Pittsburgh, proposes $5,966,329.44 in expenses while projecting revenues of […]

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd has become senior numismatist for the firm of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Il. Larry was most recently know for his work with the American Numismatic Association as Executive Director where he worked to move the association in a new direction. Larry discusses his new position and talks his achievements in his […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects The American Numismatic Association has an entire department devoted to teaching about coin collecting. Every ANA Convention as well as at Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs experts gather to share their knowledge about the hobby of numismatics. Meet the person who organizes these events and find out what […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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