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Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Recent news stories questioning what some dealers charge when selling gold coins reinforces what experts have advised for years: do your homework first. Investors should become knowledgeable before purchasing precious metal bullion coins as a financial investment or economic hedge, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit California-based organization founded in […]

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Prominent U.S. Numismatist Kerry Pieropan Will Lead the New Venture With Support from Acclaimed World Numismatic Expert Ron Gillio IRVINE, Calif. (October 31, 2011) – Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company, is the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world and is adding yet another international location with […]

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First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

OCTOBER 21-22, 2011 The first Wall Street Collectors Bourse was held at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, on October 21 and 22, 2011. 23 dealers participated, showing and trading their stock and bond certificates and bank notes including U.S. and worldwide rarities in a wide variety of subjects. There were also autographs, […]

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Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The two one-week sessions are scheduled from June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. Last year, there were […]

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist, the American Numismatic Association’s monthly magazine, is now available in the Android Market. There is no charge for the app. The magazine is a colorful, high-quality, educational publication for collectors of coins, tokens, medals, paper money and more. It was first published in 1888. ANA members receive the monthly print publication by mail, […]

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong passion for the hobby and a love of classic American coins like Morgan dollars and rare pre-1933 gold coins. She also has what I would call a direct, no nonsense […]

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ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

Motion restores funding for Money Museum’s “History of Money” exhibit The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved a balanced operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The budget, announced during the board’s Oct. 14 open session at the fall National Money ShowSM in Pittsburgh, proposes $5,966,329.44 in expenses while projecting revenues of […]

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd has become senior numismatist for the firm of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Il. Larry was most recently know for his work with the American Numismatic Association as Executive Director where he worked to move the association in a new direction. Larry discusses his new position and talks his achievements in his […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects The American Numismatic Association has an entire department devoted to teaching about coin collecting. Every ANA Convention as well as at Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs experts gather to share their knowledge about the hobby of numismatics. Meet the person who organizes these events and find out what […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West – Owner, British Notes, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Great Britain has a long history of attractive and popular bank notes. Learn more about from dealer Pam West as she discusses what it is like to be a collector and what kinds of notes people like for their collections. Beautiful examples of notes […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

Promptly responding to dealers’ comments about the first Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in Chicago, leaders of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) have announced significant changes for next year’s event in Philadelphia. “There’s always room for improvement in any show, but I think we laid a good foundation in our first […]

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 […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Major print and broadcast media seldom focus on coins. But in the past two weeks the news media has devoted considerable attention to an issue that coin collectors are well aware of, namely, the oversupply of $1 coins. This includes both the presidential dollar coins created through a 2005 […]

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 →
Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

(Rosemont, Illinois) — Award-winning author Jeff C. Garrett will present a free public seminar, “How to Accurately Value United States Coins,” during the Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, on Monday, August 15, 2011. The two-hour seminar will begin at noon in room 55, […]

Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly Denly’s of Boston Interviewer: David Lisot Tom Denly has been a paper money dealer for decades and knows the Memphis Paper Show from the earliest days. Hear Tom as he reminisces on the 35th anniversary Memphis show about some of the people he remembers from earlier conventions including the legendary Amon Carter and […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector Neil Shafer is one of the worlds’ top author and researcher for paper money. His knowledge covers many of the world’s more obscure bank notes as well as specialized issues from the United States. In this interview Neil shares why Memphis is such an important show for […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology Interviewer: David Lisot Andrew Shiva has assembled one of the most comprehensive and extraordinary collections of paper money. His desire as a collector is to share aspects of his collections with other collectors. At the Memphis Paper Money Show Andrew brought an extensive display […]

By June 21, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
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