Clubs & Organizations

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 →
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 […]

NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

John Highfill, President The president of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable has the prerogative to bestow an award on people he believes have made significant contributions to the organization and hobby of numismatics. This year President Highfill awards Douglas Sharpe, Sandy Gulde, Robert Higgins and Randy Campbell. Watch and find out what these folks did […]

By January 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Presidential Remarks 2012

NSDR Presidential Remarks 2012

John Highfill, President NSDR president John Highfill opens the Awards Banquet as he shares news about the accomplishments of the organizations. A new website has been created as well as other avenues for the silver dollar group to gain more attention. 3:44 For more news and videos about coin collecting visit CoinWeek.com View additional videos […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Poll: PNG Members Predict Gold, Silver Up in 2012, But Estimates Vary

Poll: PNG Members Predict Gold, Silver Up in 2012, But Estimates Vary

(Temecula, California) – How will gold, silver and other precious metals perform in 2012? Year-end predictions by experts with decades of experience in buying and selling gold, silver and other bullion coins with the public almost unanimously point toward price increases. However, some of their opinions significantly vary on how high the increases will go […]

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 […]

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

(Willowbrook, Illinois) — The President of the Professional Numismatists Guild, Jeffrey Bernberg, predicts the 2012 market for “mega-rarity” coins will continue to be strong and the popularity of modern issues and mid-to-upper range paper money will continue to get collector support during the new year. Based on his personal prognosis and comments he’s heard from […]

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 […]

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