Clubs & Organizations

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

CoinWeek Club News…. The Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta (MCCA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the club had a banquet March 29th with 72 members and guests attending. Special guests included 1972 club president – Larry Todd, 2000-2001 President -Ed Zimmerman, Alabama ANA District Representative – Richard Jozefiak, […]

ANA’s Kim Kiick Reports on Association News and Events.

ANA’s Kim Kiick Reports on Association News and Events.

Kim Kiick, American Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. All kinds of happenings are coming from the world’s largest coin collector organization. Hear all the latest news from Kim Kiick, ANA Executive Director. ********************************************************************* ANA Hosts EAC Members Visiting Colorado Springs. VIDEO: 1:47. The 47th annual Early American Coppers Society coin convention was held in […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

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 editor Wayne Homren writes about a collaborative effort to settle the estate of numismatic bookseller John Burns…. Book Sale This was Big John’s big week. Numismatic literature dealer John Burns passed away earlier […]

By May 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2014 Writers’ Competition

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2014 Writers’ Competition

On Tuesday, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced rules and categories for the upcoming 2014 NLG Writers’ Competition. Numismatic authors, who are members of the NLG and have published original numismatic work online or in print between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 may participate. Complete rules to enter are posted online at the […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: How Long Does it Take to Cut a Die?

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: How Long Does it Take to Cut a Die?

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 reader Dick Johnson writes in to answer the question, “How long does it take to cut a die?”   This is in answer to Paul Bosco who asked the question in […]

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

News Report by CoinWeek staff….. In 2007, the ANA Museum Collection Manager Wyatt Yeager stole approximately $1 million in coins and numismatic items from the ANA. Efforts continue to restore the collection to its pre-theft condition to this day. On May 1st, the American Numismatic Association announced the recovery of a coin stolen in 2007 from the Edward […]

ANA Recovers Lost Coin with Dealer Help. VIDEO: 2:58

ANA Recovers Lost Coin with Dealer Help. VIDEO: 2:58

Kim Kiick, American Numismatic Association, Richard Snow, Eagle Eye Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… The ANA has located another of the coins stolen from the Money Museum several years ago. Executive Director Kim Kiick talks about the recent recovery. Dealer Rick Snow, who was responsible for the recovery of the coin, talks about the […]

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

The Riverboat Collection, the finest collection of Territorial gold ever offered by Heritage Auctions, exceeded expectations in the company’s Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) US Coin Signature® Auction, April 23–27 in Chicago, with the 63 coins in the collection bringing more than $10.4 million to lead the $30+ million Platinum Night offerings on Thursday, April 24, […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. 1922 High Relief Matte Proof Peace Dollar Discovery Sometimes it’s who you know. At least, that’s the case for a California family that now finds itself in a position to cash in on two rare 1922 Peace dollar High Relief Matte Proofs. The coins, known to the […]

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Rare Coin Market is strong as Heritage Sale Races To $47 Million – Territorial Gold A Powerhouse Birds are singing; the ground and trees are slowly becoming alive again. Ah, those seasonal changes are so much appreciated. Yet, for numismatists, the rites of spring wouldn’t be complete without the Central States […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

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 reader and former head of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and former Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association, Bob Leuver offers an abridged version of a report he filed […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

By Charles Morgan – Content Manager for CoinWeek…..   Our bags are packed and another Central States Numismatic Society Convention is in the history books. This one, of course, will be well-remembered as the Diamond Jubilee convention of the CSNS. If proof were needed, it shows that Central States remains an important and historic organization. The next […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Women in Numismatics Meeting, CSNS April 25, 2014. VIDEO: 7:19

Women in Numismatics Meeting, CSNS April 25, 2014. VIDEO: 7:19

Charmy Harker, President, WIN Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. There is one group in numismatics devoted to the women of the hobby, Women in Numismatics (WIN) Anyone can be a member but the focus is on the female side of the hobby. Meet and see the members of this special group. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central States Numismatic Society: CSNS Convention Update 2014. VIDEO: 3:00

Central States Numismatic Society: CSNS Convention Update 2014. VIDEO: 3:00

Patricia Foley, Bourse Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The 75th anniversary convention for the Central States Numismatic Society took place in Schaumburg, Illinois. Patricia Foley talks about what is involved in holding the convention and what participants of coins shows  expect to see . Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 2

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan – Content Manager for CoinWeek….. A busy second day at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention got underway at the Women in Numismatics meeting, held at 9am in the Serenity Room at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center here in Schaumburg, Illinois. The guest speaker was Allen Mincho, a leading expert in […]

By April 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….. The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is always a big show, but this year is special. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the CSNS, and the convention is going on right now at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than 200 dealers and industry figures were […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight 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, longtime E-Sylum contributor and Civil War token and medal specialist Peter Bertram offers his opinion on Davis Flight Medals, a topic brought up in the E-Sylum last week by fellow token collector Alan […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The May / June issue should be available to members at or around the first of May from the CONECA Errorscope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the banner at the top of […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

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, numismatic researcher and writer Dick Johnson shares this remembrance of his longtime friend, medallic patinaeur Hugo Greco….   Many fond memories come to mind in my recalling forty-four years of friendship with Hugo. The most prominent […]

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Editor Wayne Homren Talks About E-Sylum Numismatic Electronic Publication. VIDEO: 3:36

Editor Wayne Homren Talks About E-Sylum Numismatic Electronic Publication. VIDEO: 3:36

Wayne Homren, E-Sylum Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. One of the best numismatic websites for serious coin information is the E-Sylum. Created by Wayne Homren and archived on the Numismatic Bibliomania Society website there are thousands of articles relating to coin news, research, books, important personalities and more. This website is must for any serious collector. […]

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman (3rd Edition) © 2014 Whitman Publishing, LLC. 130 pages, full color, hardback. […]

Central States Numismatic Society Coin Show Takes Place April 23-26 VIDEO: 4:01

Central States Numismatic Society Coin Show Takes Place April 23-26 VIDEO: 4:01

Kevin Foley, CSNS Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The Central States annual coin convention will take place again in April in Schaumberg, Illinois outside Chicago. Chairman Kevin Foley talks about what collectors may expect to see at the show including plenty of dealers, numismatic exhibits, activities for kids, lectures, a special Civil War forum […]

By April 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nebraska Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Coins and Bullion

Nebraska Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Coins and Bullion

ICTA Member Deb Evans-Olson Leads Effort Nebraska is the 31st state to pass a sales tax exemption on rare coins and precious metals product. Governor Heineman signed LB 867  on April 2, which immediately became law upon his signing. The portion of the bill relevant to our industry is Section 14: Sales and use taxes […]

By April 7, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Announces New Logo

Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Announces New Logo

For 30 years, the ICTA logo hasn’t been updated and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) as we prepare to release our new membership association software, new website, new purpose and mission statements, new marketing materials as well as […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stars of TV’s ‘Diggers’ to teach ANA Summer Seminar Workshop

Stars of TV’s ‘Diggers’ to teach ANA Summer Seminar Workshop

One-day metal-detecting course offers students in-the-field experience. The American Numismatic Association’s premier educational event, Summer Seminar, will host a special metal-detecting workshop instructed by the stars of the hit TV show “Diggers,” Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor and George “King George” Wyant. The one-day workshop, “Digging for Dollars,” will be held June 27, 2014, the Friday […]

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

“Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists” …, Jeff Oxman wrote in his book, The Hot 50. For more than a decade, that VAM has been listed in the TOP 10 by those who write about or collect VAMs. Recently, the sale prices of examples have […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, March 30, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, March 30, 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, E-Sylum publisher Wayne Homren recaps a busy and exciting weekend at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo…. On Friday March 28th, 2014, I set aside the afternoon for numismatics and attended the Whitman Baltimore […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Recognizes 2014 National Money Show Exhibitor Award Winners

ANA Recognizes 2014 National Money Show Exhibitor Award Winners

American Numismatic Association member Mack Martin received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-of-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Georgia’s Civil War Treasury History, 1861-1865″ at the 2014 National Money ShowSM, February 27-March 1 in Atlanta. The first runner-up Best-of-Show award was presented to Charmy Harker for “Penny Potpourri – A Collection of Penny Creations.” Second runner-up […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Earliest Use of the Term “Witch Piece” Sought

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Earliest Use of the Term “Witch Piece” Sought

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 Bob Leonard ponders the earliest use of the term “Witch Piece”….. Having recently purchased a folded coin found at an 11th century “Viking” site in Latvia (images attached), I got to […]

By March 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

One of the first four recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s “Promoting Numismatic Growth” project has been offered and accepted a full-time job just a few weeks into the program. The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and […]

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