Clubs & Organizations

Purpose of the Liberty Cap Foundation

Purpose of the Liberty Cap Foundation

Walter Husak, Founder, Liberty Cap Foundation Interviewer: David Lisot. Walter Husak once possessed and sold one of the finest collections of early United States large cents ever assembled. He has created an archive of these coins that is available for research and inspiration for other coin collectors. Walter talks about the goals of the Liberty […]

eBay Collaborates With Six PNG Members for Golden Opportunity Auction

eBay Collaborates With Six PNG Members for Golden Opportunity Auction

eBay’s 3rd Exclusive Coins Auction Is Largest-to-Date eBay has announced a collaboration with six of the world’s finest coin dealers to offer a select collection of rare pre-1933 gold coins. Sellers include Heritage Auctions, David Lawrence Rare Coins, Tangible Investments, SG Rare Coins, Lonestar Numismatics, and US Coins & Jewelry. eBay’s 3rd Coins Auction, Golden […]

By May 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Board Votes to Create Kids’ Zone at Money Museum

ANA Board Votes to Create Kids’ Zone at Money Museum

Board motion eliminates Fall National Money Show in 2013 The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved the creation of a Kids Zone at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The area, approved during the board’s open session at the Spring National Money ShowSM in Denver, will cater to children […]

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman. […]

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

This year’s Early America Coppers gathering was held in Buffalo, New York. Each convention requires effort from club members to create these memorable gatherings of collectors and dealers who specialize in the early numismatic creations of the United States. Bim Gander, incoming EAC president makes some comments as well as other members of the EAC […]

Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

(Temecula, California) — A college student who started collecting coins as a young child when “the tooth fairy” left Morgan silver dollars under his pillow is the winner of the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) Young Numismatist Scholarship. “Paul Zapantis, age 21, of Clinton, Massachusetts is this year’s recipient.  He’ll attend a week-long session of […]

CSNS Coin Convention Chairman Comments 2012

CSNS Coin Convention Chairman Comments 2012

Interview with Kevin Foley Interviewer: David Lisot. Putting on a convention of this size requires a lot of work and coordination. Kevin Foley is one of the country’s most successful show promoters. He shares why Central States continues to draw collectors and dealers from all across the country. Runtime: 3:59 Copyright © CoinWeek – April […]

By April 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Incoming CSNS President James Moores

Incoming CSNS President James Moores

James Moores, President, CSNS Interviewer: David Lisot. James was recently installed as the president for the Central States Numismatic Society for the 2012-2014 term. He has been a member of CSNS for more than 30 years. Jim talks about what it means to hold this office and what he intends to achieve during his presidency. […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

Hot Topics by Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics FINALLY-A DEFINITION OF COIN DOCTORING HAS BEEN VOTED IN! The definition of coin doctoring FINALLY has been accepted by a major organization-The PNG. Next up, we need the ANA to accept it too. I personally did not think the PNG membership would vote to accept the definition. […]

By April 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Princeton University, McCormick Hall 101, Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 6, the Friends of Princeton University Library will sponsor a public lecture by the noted scholar of early American coinage, Louis Jordan, entitled “Transformations in Numismatic Iconography during the American Revolution. ” The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in 101 […]

By April 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Members Comment On New By-Laws Regarding Coin Doctoring

PNG Members Comment On New By-Laws Regarding Coin Doctoring

PNG President: Jeffrey Bernberg, PNG Members: Julian Leidman, John Feigenbaum, and David Greenstein Interviewer: David Lisot. Coin doctoring is changing the appearance of a coin to deceive someone regarding its condition. The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is the oldest and largest organization of coin dealers in the US. The organization adopted new by-laws regarding this […]

By April 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

It’s Show Down Time for the PNG

It’s Show Down Time for the PNG

Laura Sperber – Hot Topics After a year or two of dodging the bullet, this week at CSNS the all mighty PNG will be voting to accept or reject a definition of coin doctoring. There is absolutely NO excuse to push it back, cancel, or delay the vote. The membership was given this information in […]

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. “The winner will receive a Saint-Gaudens […]

By April 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  These appointments fill two vacancies created by the expiration of the appointment of Arthur Houghton, the member specially qualified because of his education, training or experience in numismatic curation; and the resignation […]

By April 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
ANA Seeks Donations of Morgan Silver Dollars

ANA Seeks Donations of Morgan Silver Dollars

Coins of all grades sought for new educational initiative Morgan silver dollar collectors can help ensure that this magnificent coin series is forever preserved for future generations to enjoy and study through a program spearheaded by former American Numismatic Association Gov. Michael Fey. Fey is asking collectors to donate Morgans of various dates, varieties and […]

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along with the late Kam Awash, John McCloskey played a significant role in founding the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in 1973. This was well before many of today’s specialized numismatic […]

By April 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Free events include open house, mint demonstrations, contests and more The American Numismatic Association is celebrating National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a slate ofactivities at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. All children visiting the Money Museum during National Coin Week can take a fun money quiz,search for answers in the […]

Numismatic Theatre lineup announced for National Money Show

Numismatic Theatre lineup announced for National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association has announced the Numismatic Theatre schedule for the 2012 Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Below is the current schedule of talks: Friday, May 11 9 a.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing 10 a.m. […]

Congressional Inaction, Not Inflation, Is to Blame for the Diminishing Role of U.S. Coinage

Congressional Inaction, Not Inflation, Is to Blame for the Diminishing Role of U.S. Coinage

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker Coinweek Contributor On February 21, 1857, the United States Congress passed An Act relating to Foreign Coins and to the Coinage of Cents at the Mint of the United States. The Act set the rate at which foreign coins would be accepted by the Treasury, ended the Treasury’s practice […]

Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic

Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic

An Exhibition of Coins, Medals, Banknotes, and Related Books, Manuscripts, and Graphic Arts from Princeton University Collections Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, March 3, 2012, to July 8, 2012 When the founders of the American Republic declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, one of the major tasks they took on was the creation […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Maryland Governor Proposes Sales Tax Exemption Repeal

Maryland Governor Proposes Sales Tax Exemption Repeal

Last year the numismatic community stood united in helping defeat House Bill 206 in the Maryland General Assembly, which would have repealed the Sales Tax Exemption for Precious Metal Bullion and Coins. We are grateful for the way the coin community came together to help defeat the bill and save jobs and economic opportunity in […]

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 →
NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee After many years of service a single individual is recognized for their contributions to NSDR and to the hobby of silver dollar collecting. This year’s winner of the National Silver Dollar’s most prestigious award is John Dannreuther who shares some remarks about winner such a coveted prize. 11:46 For more news and […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Man of the Year 2012

NSDR Man of the Year 2012

For more news and videos about coin collecting visit CoinWeek.com Randy Campbell, Emcee Many NSDR members work behind the scenes to bring good into the world and to the hobby of silver dollars. Their desire is not recognition but rather to make positive change. Richard “Kenny” Duncan is just such a man and is winner […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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