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Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

A rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown designed by A.G. Wyon topped the Feb. 11 Dix Noonan Webb auction of coins, tokens and historical medals, bringing in £144,000.   One of only two known specimens of the 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold designed by A.G. Wyon topped Dix Noonan Webb’s coin auction including, […]

How to Tell Split Bands and Detecting Hairlines on Mercury Dimes VIDEO: 10:21

How to Tell Split Bands and Detecting Hairlines on Mercury Dimes VIDEO: 10:21

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn how to tell split bands and detect hairlines on Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins”. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   On a winter day like any other winter day in February 2012 in the village of Les Riceys, France, a common laborer of simple means awoke and headed to work at the Lanson Winery. Upon arrival, he was dispatched to help prepare a barn for the upcoming grape harvest. […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting American Gold Eagles is an attractive endeavor for a lot of numismatists. My last article examined the fascinating phenomenon of the annual rush for American Silver Eagles that occurs in January. As mentioned, thousands of collectors are actively involved in the series. A set […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Mint State 60-67. VIDEO: 5:47

Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Mint State 60-67. VIDEO: 5:47

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn tell the difference between the different grades of mint state Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins”. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Circulated Condition – VIDEO: 9:30

Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Circulated Condition – VIDEO: 9:30

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn tell the difference between the different grades of circulated Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins” Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida […]

By February 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the guy on the other side of the table. I […]

By February 2, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
NGC Announces Removed Label Buyback Program

NGC Announces Removed Label Buyback Program

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) the world’s largest third-party coin grading service, has announced a program to buyback NGC certification labels that have been removed from NGC holders. These certification labels contain an NGC- graded coin’s description, grade and certification number. Occasionally, collectors and dealers remove these labels from NGC holders but do not return them […]

PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, not Gimmick

PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, not Gimmick

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 29, 2015, PCGS (NASDAQ: CLCT) announced the launch of its new PCGS Digital Coin Album, a virtual coin album that ties in with the service’s popular PCGS Set Registry. In a company press release, PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director BJ Searls is […]

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

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 […]

By January 26, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graders have discovered two distinct edge varieties of 2015 $5 One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles: “Wide Reeds” and “Narrow Reeds.” The “Wide Reeds” variant displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles. The second style, called “Narrow Reeds” by NGC, has much smaller and finer reeds […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo Nickel, which was struck from 1913 […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® now has images of more than 10 million coins available for free on its website and smartphone app. These images, which show the obverse and reverse of an NGC-certified coin taken immediately after encapsulation, have proven to be a highly effective defense against counterfeit or tampered NGC holders. NGC began a long-term […]

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 […]

By January 15, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. The holders […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage FUN Delivers Record Number Of Million Dollar Coins in One Sale; NGC Certified Colonial Rarities Spearhead The Action. As the famous crystal ball dropped in Times Square announcing the New Year, the coin caravan was simultaneously being loaded up with a dazzling array of coins […]

New PCGS Set Registry®  Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every PCGS coin currently offered online, whether at auction or in a fixed-price ecommerce listing. The collector can then easily click through to […]

By January 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met up with a dealer friend of mine. This is a guy who knows his coins. He’s a major Texas dealer who’s been in the family business his whole life. I tell you this because I […]

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Dear Fellow Numismatists:   The past year has been a particularly dynamic one for numismatics. Many major collections were sold or will soon be sold, modern coins continue an explosion in popularity and numismatics becomes increasingly global. At the forefront of these important developments is NGC. The year began with a week where more than […]

NGC 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

NGC 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle will go on sale Friday, January 2. Scroll to learn about NGC’s FIRST DAY OF ISSUE and FUN SHOW RELEASES special designations. The 2015-W Proof Silver Eagle will go on sale Friday, January 2—the first US Mint release of the new year. According to some news sources the coins will […]

Rare Coin Markets – Top 10 Numismatic Predictions For 2015

Rare Coin Markets – Top 10 Numismatic Predictions For 2015

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. For most dealers and collectors, 2014 has been an exciting and successful year. Several great collections were sold at auction, and were, for the most case, fully absorbed by the marketplace. The Eric Newman and Eugene Gardner collections presented many collectors with […]

How will Coin Collectors Interpret Certified Coin Grades in the Future?

How will Coin Collectors Interpret Certified Coin Grades in the Future?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #257 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. There is no doubt that the vast majority of scarce classic U.S. coins, and thousands of common coins, valued at more than $250 each, are PCGS or NGC […]

By December 31, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …….. The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin. To the best of our knowledge ancient coins were struck the old-fashioned way – hand-hammered between two dies. Thus, the quality of strikes is inconsistent. The degree of variability is often […]

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas marks the end of the 2014 auction season and closes the door on a year that has been filled with highs and lows for the rare […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Bullion Coins: NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. NGC 2015 Silver Eagle Submissions Update NGC has decided not to implement its 2015 Silver Eagle Express Purchase Program. There will be no change in policy from prior years. All submitters may submit 2015 Silver Eagles through the Early Bird Tier or higher (add $5 for […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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