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The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

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Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

Leaders of the Professional Numismatists Guild say many of the 50 dealers participating in the upcoming PNG Dallas Rare Coin & Paper Money Show, February 26 – 28, 2015, will be offering free, informal appraisals of the public’s old coins and currency. The three-day show will be in Hall C of the Gaylord Texan Resort […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter…. Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens Lots 1745-1750 of the Goldberg January 25-28, 2015 Pre Long Beach sale also caught my interest – a group of […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter   WAYNE’S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JANUARY 18, 2015 On Monday I received and forwarded several files of pages scanned from The Elder Monthly in response […]

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ANS Introduces Roman Coin Research tool – The 2015 Gala Dinner – New Director of Publications

ANS Introduces Roman Coin Research tool – The 2015 Gala Dinner – New Director of Publications

Coinage of the Roman Republic Online Today, in collaboration with the British Museum and the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the ANS launches another major new tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO) continues the precedent set […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com…. Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service (TPG). Whenever a “raw” coin is offered for sale, the cynics automatically say “What’s wrong with it that it’s not in a slab?” This is nonsense of course, as collectors such […]

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Tom Mulvaney sworn in as newest member of American Numismatic Association Board of Governors

Tom Mulvaney sworn in as newest member of American Numismatic Association Board of Governors

Tom Mulvaney, a longtime coin photographer, rare coin buyer, auctioneer and consultant, was sworn in as the newest member of the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors on Jan. 9, 2015, at the Florida United Numismatic Convention in Orlando, Florida. Mulvaney’s appointment came after board member Mike Ellis tendered his resignation earlier in the day. […]

Applications Now Available for ANA College Scholarships

Applications Now Available for ANA College Scholarships

Graduating seniors can win $1,000 to use for higher education expenses By American Numismatic Association…. Applications for a new college scholarship provided by the American Numismatic Association are now available at Money.org. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with […]

12 Coins Sell for More than a Million Dollars setting US Rare Coin Auction Market Record

12 Coins Sell for More than a Million Dollars setting US Rare Coin Auction Market Record

From a million dollars paid for an early American penny to $4.5 million paid for the first gold coin struck for the young United States, the market for high-quality, historic U.S. rare coins set another record for numismatic auctions in 2014. The overall U.S. rare coin market was estimated at about $5 billion, and a […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 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. Bruce W. Smith submitted this question about U.S. aluminum coinage patterns. Can anyone help? -Wayne Homren, Editor   Because I collect aluminum type coins of the world, pre-1900 aluminum medals and medals […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 →
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