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The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 5: 1796 U.S. Half Dollars

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 5: 1796 U.S. Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #194 A Weekly Column for CoinWeek by Greg Reynolds …………….. This is the fifth in a series on the Eric Newman Coin Collection, the most famous coin collection to be auctioned since the Eliasberg and Pittman sales […]

By November 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Rare Coin Marketplace: Specialized Designations for Strike Quality on Specific Coin Series

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jefferson Nickels, Mercury Dimes, Roosevelt Dimes, Standing Quarters and Franklin Half Dollars are often collected by specialized designations for strike quality. When I started in rare coins over 35 years ago, there was only modest interest in later date 20th Century coins. […]

By November 12, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Elmer Powell, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin conventions offer important opportunities to learn about history and collecting when exhibits are displayed. An extensive collection of items from the Mexican Revolution were on display at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. The collector who assembled the collection talks about his collection and shows highlights. Copyright […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Pedigrees: An Incredible Story of Colonel Ned Green

Rare Coin Pedigrees: An Incredible Story of Colonel Ned Green

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Green Pedigree is probably best known because of the association with the 1913 Liberty Nickels. Several weeks ago I discussed the recent sale of selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection. The sale was very successful and by now many are familiar with […]

By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ship of Gold on Display by Monaco Rare Coins at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:37

Ship of Gold on Display by Monaco Rare Coins at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:37

Adam Crum, Monaco Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Treasure from the SS Central America shipwreck was on display at the Long Beach Expo in California. The “Ship of Gold” exhibit contains artifacts, coins, and bars of gold from a ship that sunk in a hurricane in 1857. The ship contained so much gold its […]

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Museum Road Show at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:05.

ANA Museum Road Show at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:05.

Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D., President, American Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The ANA is the largest coin collector organization in the United States. It has a large museum of some of the most rare coins and paper money in all of numismatics. As a way for more people to be able to see these coins […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

By The Royal Canadian Mint ………. Superman™ Commemorative Coins In the heart of the city that inspired Metropolis, the famous backdrop against which the story of Superman™ has been told since 1938, the Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero. Co-created […]

The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

The Stack’s-Bowers 2013 ANA Rarities Night, Part 3: Famous 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #183………. The Rarities Night event of Aug. 15th was one of many sessions in the official ANA convention coin and paper money auction by Stack’s-Bowers, which totaled more than $46 […]

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… Previously published in the Coin Dealer Newsletter – Monthly Supplement, July 12th, 2013   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921.  Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold […]

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

Ten Most Significant U.S. Commemoratives Coins

By Thomas K. DeLorey – Copyright – Reprinted with permission. Harlan J Berk …….. When asked to write an article on the ten most significant U.S. commemorative coins for this issue, I chortled and thought to myself what an easy assignment this was going to be! I had just that day finished reading galleys for […]

Type One Double Eagles: 2013 Market Update, New Orleans

Type One Double Eagles: 2013 Market Update, New Orleans

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Last month, I looked at the current market for Type One Philadelphia double eagles and compared it to the market(s) of five and ten years ago. In this month’s installment, I’m going to look at the popular New Orleans double eagles struck between 1850 and 1861 […]

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dollars of 1811, with emphasis upon two ‘in the news’!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #169 ….. Though more than two hundred years old, Capped Bust Half Dollars of 1811 are or recently have been available, in many grades. Indeed, these are around in all grade ranges: Good-04 to 06, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Denver Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1907, with comments on condition rankings

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Denver Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1907, with comments on condition rankings

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #163 ….. Barber Half Dollars were minted from 1892 to 1915. They were not struck at the Denver Mint until 1906. Each collector who would like to own a Denver Mint Barber Half Dollar should […]

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

PANTA RHEI – “everything flows.” This quote from the work of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus perfectly encapsulates everything the Money Museum strives to be – always changing, never resting on the laurels of its past, and always remaining in the lead when it comes to the challenge of seeking out new forms of communication. This […]

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The US Mint has been striking what are universally considered Proof coins since at least 1817. As most of you know, Proof coins are made for collectors and in most cases are distinctly different in appearance to coins made for circulation. The […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By by Joe Jaroch – Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ………. Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the US mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

By March 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
From the Herb Hicks Files: The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files: The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a thirty-year-old Executive Order outlawing private ownership of […]

Our Best Sides: Taking a Look at 30 Years of Modern Commemoratives

Our Best Sides: Taking a Look at 30 Years of Modern Commemoratives

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker It’s hard to believe that the modern commemorative program is over 30 years old now. In some ways, it’s even surpassed what we consider the “classic” commemorative era. The classic series spanned 61 years, but coins were only struck in 36 of those, and breaks of up to ten […]

The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

New research and facts from noted historian Roger W. Burdette highlights new treatise on one of the U.S. numismatics most enigmatic issues  Heritage Auctions has announced the publication of The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, a 50 page monograph by Heritage numismatists David Stone and Mark Van Winkle, published by Ivy Press. “This compact reference […]

The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… John Mercanti, who served as the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver until his retirement in 2010, holds the distinction of having designed more U.S. coins and medals than any other employee of the Mint in its 220-year history. In his new book for Whitman Publishing, American Silver Eagles: A […]

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Earliest Known Membership Certificate From 1894 Donated to ANA by Dwight Manley

Earliest Known Membership Certificate From 1894 Donated to ANA by Dwight Manley

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The earliest known surviving American Numismatic Association membership certificate, dated July 1, 1894, has been acquired by California real estate developer and long-time coin collector, Dwight Manley, and donated to the ANA. Manley’s donation also includes 16 other documents and materials dating back to the early years of the association that […]

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on Oct. 23. The Holey dollar is an 1813 Australian coin struck on a 1788 Spanish-American real piece of Charles III from Mexico City. It has a large hole punched out of it; around the hole is an added […]

One of the Last Canadian Cents on Display at Money Museum

One of the Last Canadian Cents on Display at Money Museum

Royal Canadian Mint Recently Donated Special Cent to ANA Collection   A new display at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum marks the end of an era and a major milestone in the history of money. The second-to-last Canadian cent ever produced is on display at the downtown Colorado Springs museum through 2012. Canada recently […]

NCA Grading Class to Debut at Whitman Baltimore Expo

NCA Grading Class to Debut at Whitman Baltimore Expo

BEDMINISTER, NJ — John Albanese, president of Numismatic Consumer Alliance (NCA), a New Jersey non-profit dedicated to reducing numismatic fraud, has announced a new consumer-education program sponsored in partnership with Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, LLC. “We’re seeing continuing increased interest from the dealer community in protecting the public from fraud,” said Albanese. “Hands-on grading […]

By September 26, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
ANA Museum Showcase Highlights Bass Collection Rarities

ANA Museum Showcase Highlights Bass Collection Rarities

Texas paper currency, rare patterns, famous errors also on exhibit The American Numismatic Association’s Museum Showcase will present a stunning array of numismatic treasures with a Texas connection during the 2012 Fall National Money ShowSM. These and other rare, historically significant items will be on display in the showcase Oct. 18-20 at the Dallas Convention […]

The Anniversary Celebration of Important Global Companies

The Anniversary Celebration of Important Global Companies

For the first time this October 20, 2012, there will be a celebration of companies which have reached milestone anniversaries.  There has not been such a celebration before, and the early reactions to this new concept have been very enthusiastic and gratifying. The celebration will be held in the exhibit Gallery of the Museum of American […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profiles: Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos

World Coin Profiles: Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos

by Jay Turner, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos weighed in at 1.25 grams and measured a tiny 10 millimeters. What is the smallest coin ever struck by the United States government? While the United States has produced coins for over 40 countries, the smallest to date is the Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos. Measuring […]

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