Organizations & Societies

Tom Hallenbeck Talks about Changes at the ANA

Tom Hallenbeck Talks about Changes at the ANA

Changes at the ANA With Tom Hallenbeck, President, ANA The American Numismatic Association National Money Show was held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 13-15, 2011. This is the first time the ANA has held three coin conventions in one year to see if the numismatic hobby is receptive to having additional conventions for collectors. President Thomas […]

By October 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

First, I wish to thank all of Legends customers for their loyalty and support through the years. George, myself and Jose work hard to ensure you always receive the BEST coins and the BEST services. Our commitment is you, the collector. Unlike other retail dealers (and most wholesale dealers), we know that with out you, […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

The Anerican Numismatic Association (ANA) just issued a Press Release in response to statements distributed and published by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd, and a Press Release by Harlan J Berk announcing that Larry has joined the HJB firm. Below are the complete, unedited Press Releases and Statements as provided by all the parties. A […]

By October 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Ends Employment Relationship with Larry Shepherd as Executive Director

ANA Ends Employment Relationship with Larry Shepherd as Executive Director

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors today announced that it has ended its employment relationship with Larry Shepherd, as Executive Director, effective as of September 20, 2011. The vote of the Board to sever that relationship was unanimous. Coinciding with placing Shepherd on leave in August, the board initiated the process for a comprehensive […]

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal coins, has been acquired by Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “Adding Coinflation.com to our family of offerings really makes sense. There is […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Ken Potter is well known in the numismatic industry for his many talents and areas of expertise. His involvement and knowledge with error coins and varieties includes functioning as the webmaster for CONECA. Hear him explain what is involved in handling the website for the one of the largest organizations devoted to error coins. 3:24 […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of “coin doctoring.” “They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition. Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers,” said Jeffrey Bernberg, […]

ANA Executive Director Placed on Administrative Leave

ANA Executive Director Placed on Administrative Leave

The following is from a press release CoinWeek received from the ANA this evening: “American Numismatic Association Executive Director Larry Shepherd has been placed on administrative leave during an organizational review process, President Tom Hallenbeck has announced.” That’s it, no other information was released, no details or reasons were given. New ANA Governor Greg Lyon […]

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) announced winners of the organization’s 2011 awards at the PNG Day summer banquet, August 15, 2011, on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. “These prestigious, annual awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the […]

What Goes On at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?

What Goes On at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com If you’ve never been to a summer ANA convention, or if you’ve never been to any coin show at all for that matter, I’d like to describe for you what goes on at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. This year the convention and coin show […]

PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

Results of the election have been announced for the new Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com). The Board members for the 2011- 2013 term will be Mitchell A Battino of Hudson Rare Coins, Princeton, NJ; Jeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, IL; Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals […]

Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for Chicago

Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for Chicago

Numismatic Theatre, a popular feature of the American Numismatic Association’s convention education programs, has been finalized for the 2011 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 16-20. Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations given by ANA members on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 19-20 in Room […]

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

The official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s 120th Anniversary Convention, August 16-20 in Chicago, is available for purchase. Artist Jamie Franki, former master designer in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, has been commissioned to design an historic four-medal set for the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 World’s Fairs of Money based on […]

Story of the Hobo Nickel

Story of the Hobo Nickel

Archie “Rollie” Taylor – President, Original Hobo Nickel Society Interviewer: David Lisot “Rollie” tells the story of the hobo nickel, how it came about and why they are so collectible today. He also discusses what is involved in making the nickels as well as how the OHNS came into being as a collector group. 5:49 […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: Coin Market and Hobby News from Canada

Video News: Coin Market and Hobby News from Canada

About The Canadian Numismatic Association The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association is a non-profit educational organization formed in 1950 and incorporated by Canada Charter in 1963. It has grown by leaps and bounds from an idea of a few dedicated numismatists to become one of the world’s largest numismatic associations. Although our membership is predominantly located […]

By April 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY UNVEILS MANTIS: A MAJOR NUMISMATIC RESEARCH TOOL

AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY UNVEILS MANTIS: A MAJOR NUMISMATIC RESEARCH TOOL

American Numismatic Society Director Ute Wartenberg Kagan today unveiled the new interactive ANS collection search tool, MANTIS (http://numismatics.org/search). MANTIS (Mantis: A Numismatic Technologies Integration Service) provides access to all 600,000 records for objects in the ANS collection, through a series of new, easy-to-use search screens. The new search tool is an open source implementation of […]

Gold Silver PAC Reception at Baltimore Expo

Gold Silver PAC Reception at Baltimore Expo

Legislative Efforts to Stop Chinese Counterfeiting and Repeal 1099 Requirements The Gold & Silver PAC held a reception honoring Congressman Lamar Smith Republican, 21st Congressional District of Texas: Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Member of the House Science Committee Held at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore Topic: […]

By April 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver PAC update

Gold & Silver PAC update

By Mark Olanoff The House and Senate are back in session after spending time in their home districts last week. As reported earlier both the House and Senate have taken action to repeal the 1099 requirement, however, neither body has agreed on how to pay for the repeal. The repeal has been scored by the Congressional […]

Larry Shepherd talks about ANA Membership, Past Litigation and the 2011 ANA show in Chicago

Larry Shepherd talks about ANA Membership, Past Litigation and the 2011 ANA show in Chicago

Larry Shepherd, executive Directory of the American Numismatic Associations talks with CoinWeek’s David Lisot about the ANA membership (down 10%), issues with past litigation at the ANA, and the big plans for the upcoming 2011 Summer ANA Money show to be held in Chicago. The player will show in this paragraph Shepherd said the convention […]

By March 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Leaders of three coin and precious metals hobby and professional groups are praising the Federal Trade Commission for acting on their suggested changes to the FTC’s 2010 online consumer advisory entitled “Investing in Gold? What’s the Rush?” Some hobby and trade leaders were concerned that the original advisory contained some language that might be detrimental […]

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

The litigation between former American Numismatic Association Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti and the ANA has been resolved by settlement, which included the payment of money by Mr. Cipoletti to the ANA. Terms of the settlement are confidential. “I’m pleased to report that after nearly six years, we can finally focus all of our efforts on […]

PNG 2011 YN Scholarship Competition Begins

PNG 2011 YN Scholarship Competition Begins

(Fallbrook, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the seventh consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA program. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for […]

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” Chosen as Theme for 2011 National Coin Week

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” Chosen as Theme for 2011 National Coin Week

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” is the theme of 2011 National Coin Week, April 17-23. The weeklong celebration of coins and currency will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the numismatic changes and innovations during the conflict, which began at Fort Sumter, S.C. on April 12, 1861. Collectors are invited to help the American […]

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