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World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

1 of 4   Exhibit featuring Reconstruction-era bonds wins Howland Wood Memorial Award Editor’s note: Images from Martin’s award-winning exhibit can be seen at Money.org. American Numismatic Association member Mack Martin won the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show in numismatic exhibiting at the 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois. Martin’s exhibit, “Baby […]

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers slaying brothers to seize a shaky throne. Yet for most of this era, Parthia provided reasonably efficient government to a population of Greeks, Persians and Arabs; tolerating Christians, Jews, Pagans, Zoroastrians […]

Cool Books for Coin Collectors by Whitman. VIDEO: 8:22

Cool Books for Coin Collectors by Whitman. VIDEO: 8:22

Dennis Tucker, Publisher, Whitman Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. Whitman Publications specializes in books for coin, token and paper money collectors. At this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money publisher Dennis Tucker shows and talks about some of the new editions for collectors including US coins, Canadian coins, US and obsolete paper money, Civil War […]

By August 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014. “The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, […]

By August 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One specimen of each design was struck in gold (Judd-1546 and Judd-1548) and a small number of copper examples of each design were also produced (Judd-1547 and Judd-1549). Some of the copper […]

Coin Guides: Tips on Buying Precious Metals and Bullion Coins

Coin Guides: Tips on Buying Precious Metals and Bullion Coins

By Gainesville Coins – www.gainesvillecoins.com The Advantage of Physical Assets Precious metals have long been treasured both for their beauty and rarity. As a result, these metals have been used by many civilizations as a store of wealth, and in some cases, a foundation for currency. Historically speaking, these stores of wealth have not experienced […]

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014. The Eckfeldts are well known to numismatists for their extensive history of employment with the US […]

The Norweb 1797 Half Dollar, among the top five of the entire Draped Bust ‘Small Eagle’ type

The Norweb 1797 Half Dollar, among the top five of the entire Draped Bust ‘Small Eagle’ type

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #231 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek.com …… The Norweb 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dollar is, indisputably, the second finest known 1797 half dollar. It is certainly among the five finest coins of […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 Los Angeles Olympics Coins – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 Los Angeles Olympics Coins – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

Star of the Gardner Sale in NY was the 1796 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC bringing $881,250

Star of the Gardner Sale in NY was the 1796 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC bringing $881,250

The former Jimmy Hayes-John Whitney Walter 1796 Bust dime graded MS67 by PCGS with a green CAC sticker was the highest selling coin from Heritage’s Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction held June 23rd in New York. This first-year 1796 JR-1 dime is the sole finest certified of this variety with the […]

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

The following Coin Profile comes from Heritage Auctions, which is auctioning this coin from the Eugene H. Gardner Collection, auction #1213 on June 23, 2014 as Lot 30357. There are only 9 examples known to exist. The auction catalog reads as follows……. 1827/3/2 25C Original PR64 PCGS. CAC. B-1, R.7. This delightful Choice proof exhibits […]

Goals and Objectives of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. VIDEO: 1:54

Goals and Objectives of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. VIDEO: 1:54

Jeff Sosnaud, Interim Executive Director Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Interim Executive Director Jeff Sosnaud explains why San Francisco needs a historical society and what the SFMHS seeks to accomplish. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – May 2014 Old San Francisco Mint, San Francisco, California – San Francisco Museum and Historical Society More news and video about […]

Coin Press Manufacturer Schuler Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Coin Press Manufacturer Schuler Celebrates 175th Anniversary

From metalworking shop to globally operating group: the world’s leading coin press manufacturer has a long tradition… It’s Schuler’s birthday: the internationally successful press manufacturer is celebrating its 175th year in business in 2014. Louis Schuler founded the company in 1839 as a metalworking shop in Göppingen’s Sauerbrunnengasse. Nobody at the time would have thought […]

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series As collectors of ancient coins, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!” The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins. Or, […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1893 Isabella Quarter

Commemorative Stories: The 1893 Isabella Quarter

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. This is the second in a series of articles in which I give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint. The complete story of how […]

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

The Italian Mint has announced the release of a 2 euro coin celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri. The coin was revealed on April 15th during an official ceremony at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. In attendance was Mint Director Dr. Maurizio Prato, Chief of the Ministry of Economy […]

By April 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint. This period of classic elegance has been recalled […]

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 […]

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the museum through protective coin holders. The 100 coins recently encapsulated are some of the rarest and […]

New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31

New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31

Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com…… The Guide Book of United States Coin aka “The Red Book” has been a primary source of coin prices since. The 68th edition for 2015 was released at the March Whitman Expo. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan talks to publisher Dennis Tucker to find out what this new edition […]

By March 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

CoinWeek’s David Lisot and Charles Morgan attended the gathering of  patrons for the Smithsonian Institution which included an insightful presentation on the design philosophy of the forthcoming National Numismatic Collection Exhibit, which is expected to launch in 2015. The following images, which were on display at the event, are presented here to give collectors a […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. For one lucky youngster–12-year-old Cole Bank–the opening day of the Spring coin show was one to remember. Dressed in Orioles orange and black, he was the first person in line to purchase and receive a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and […]

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market for modern coins has exploded in the last decade. Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s. Large cents became sought-after when the large format was discontinued. Many […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #211 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Very Fine to AU grade, Classic Head Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins). These were minted from 1834 to 1838. U.S. Quarter Eagles date from 1796 to […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
George Walton (Former 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel Owner) Heirs Donate $100,000 to the ANA

George Walton (Former 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel Owner) Heirs Donate $100,000 to the ANA

Donation will be used to update, digitize Numismatic Diploma Program A generous donation of $100,000 has been given to the American Numismatic Association to establish the George Walton Grant for the Support of the ANA Diploma Program. This historic gift was made by the family of George O. Walton, the past owner of one of […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, […]

By February 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On January 2 U.S. Mint official Tom Jurkowsky, who is director of the Office of Corporate Communications, told numismatic media sources that the Girl Scouts of the USA will not be receiving any surcharges from the sale of Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial commemorative silver dollars. The reason […]

By January 13, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the group has […]

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