Shows & Conventions

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern Brings $1.15 Million

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern Brings $1.15 Million

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #104 – Updated on April 25, 2012 Among the most famous of all patterns is the ‘Silver Center Cent’ of 1792. The U.S. Mint did not begin striking coins until February or March 1793. Various […]

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. “The winner will receive a Saint-Gaudens […]

By April 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

IOLA, Wis. (April 9, 2012) – The world coin collecting community will gather at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare April 24-29 as the 37th annual Chicago International Coin Fair comes to the Windy City. CICF is one of the most popular conventions in the U.S. serving the interests of collectors and dealers of world coins and paper […]

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

Legend Market Report – The PCGS Invitational

THE SHOW FROM HELL! No, PCGS was not the problem. First, we had some biz to do in the Dallas area and flew in Tuesday at 11:30 AM. That flight was not fun with all the massive T-Storms in the area. Being real close and personal in a plane with a 40000 ft T-storm cloud […]

1863 Quarter Eagle – A Classic Proof-Only Numismatic Rarity offered at Central States

1863 Quarter Eagle – A Classic Proof-Only Numismatic Rarity offered at Central States

The 1863 quarter eagle is a classic American coin issue that is familiar to many collectors, even those who specialize outside the rarefied atmosphere of 19th century proof gold coinage. As a proof-only production in the long-running Liberty Head quarter eagle series, the 1863 joins other legendary coins such as the 1841 “Little Princess” quarter […]

1792 Silver Center Cent, from the first group of coins ever struck at the U.S. Mint, may bring $1,000,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS event

1792 Silver Center Cent, from the first group of coins ever struck at the U.S. Mint, may bring $1,000,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS event

The April 18-20 official auction of the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, IL,  featuring The William D. Plumley Collection of proof gold, a rare Civil War tokens collection and numerous rarities spanning the breadth of American numismatic history DALLAS – One of the most historic coins struck by the early U.S. Mint, a 1792 […]

Rare Coin Market Report – Garbage IN/Garbage OUT

Rare Coin Market Report – Garbage IN/Garbage OUT

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, With the great Baltimore Coin Spring Show just a couple of weeks behind us, I am curious as to what direction the U.S. Rare Coin market will go in April. Tax season is not kind to the coin business. Taxes have to be paid and that desirable coin might have to […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, Part 3, Dimes and Some Coppers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, Part 3, Dimes and Some Coppers

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #102 Last week, I wrote about the half dollars in the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night event that was conducted on Thurs., March 22, in Baltimore. The week before, my preview of this event was published. This […]

Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

April 18-22  auction features more than 3,400 total lots of fine, rare and valuable currency to collectors at CSNS in Schaumberg, IL Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Central States Numismatic Society Show, will offer more than 3,400 lots of rare and collectible currency as part of its Signature® Currency Auction being held April […]

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

More than 6,500 U.S. Coin and Exonumia Lots Realize $16,407,956 IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 19-27, 2012. The impressive sale presented 6,554 U.S. coin, currency and exonumia lots and realized a total of $16,407,956. “The sale was extremely well attended and […]

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. […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, Part 2, Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, Part 2, Half Dollars

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #101 Last week, I wrote a preview of the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night event that was conducted on Thurs., March 22, in Baltimore. It is now time to review some of the results. This week, I […]

Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo Was Star-Spangled

Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo Was Star-Spangled

BALTIMORE—If you’re keeping score at home, put a mark down for another successful Baltimore Spring show. In fact, you could even say it was Star-Spangled. In a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, the Expo included an exhibit featuring gold and silver proof and uncirculated coins commemorating the 200th anniversary of […]

The Spring Baltimore Show Market Report by Legend Numismatics

The Spring Baltimore Show Market Report by Legend Numismatics

Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Of course we have a complaint! Why can’t ALL the shows be like Baltimore? Yet again we lavish praise on the hardest working show manager (and his staff) in the biz: David Chrenshaw (and the Whitman people). This Baltimore show definitely ranked among the best! We told David a comment […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #100 It seems appropriate for the one hundredth column in this series to be about a ‘Rarities Night’ auction event. My focus, of course, is often on coin rarities, rather than living people, history, coin […]

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Ex: Stickney, Ellsworth, Garrett The Guide Book Plate Coin The history of this rare copper New Hampshire coinage is fairly well documented in the literature, especially in Sylvester S. Crosby’s Early Coins of America (1875), which reproduces the enabling legislation in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, March 13, 1775, and includes other valuable information […]

Coin Profiles: Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle With 1834 Small Head

Coin Profiles: Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle With 1834 Small Head

All proof U.S. gold coins from the 1830s are very rare, and only six specimens of the 1836 Classic Head quarter eagle are known in proof format. No record was kept of proof mintages in this era, as the coins were only struck at the behest of some influential party, like Secretary of State John […]

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

Legend Market Report – March Roars in Like a Lion

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics CoinWeek Content Partner For Legend, a week of no shows did not mean no business. We blew past  $1,000,000.00 in sales for the month on Tuesday. The way things are going looks like we won’t slow down for along time. We finally have some new and fresh coins in […]

Business Strong at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Business Strong at Chicago Paper Money Expo

IOLA, Wis. (March 15, 2012) – Enjoying what he says was his best quarter of business in the past 30 years, and hoping this trend will continue, dealer Frederick J. Bart of Executive Currency, Roseville, Mich., was upbeat about the 18th Annual Chicago Paper Money Expo March 8-11 in Rosemont, Ill. The show at the […]

“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

By Bruce Roland Hagen, Senior Research Numismatist,  Stacks Bowers The highest Mormon Church officials gathered in January 1849 to finalize and circulate the most historic paper currency in their history. Using Kirtland Safety Society Bank notes that were emitted in Ohio twelve years earlier, the notes were countersigned by the group for use in Salt […]

New Book on Coinage of British India

New Book on Coinage of British India

Randy Weir, Numismatist and Author Interviewer: David Lisot Randy Weir lives in Canada and travels regularly to Great Britain to attend coin conventions. He came to the London Coin Fair to promote a new book he is writing on the British coins of India. He talks about the work he has done and why he […]

By March 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Countdown to a Star-Spangled Whitman Spring Expo

Countdown to a Star-Spangled Whitman Spring Expo

Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Plans Exhibit When the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo gets underway here, March 22-25, a special commemorative exhibit and the inaugural Baltimore Rarities Night Auction will be among the highlights. Through special arrangement with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, the Expo will include an exhibit of […]

London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

Michael Veissid, Director, London Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot The London Coin Fair is a regular part of the numismatic marketplace in Great Britain. Show promoter Mike Veissid talks about putting the challenges of holding the convention and how they reach out to London collectors. He also shares about trends in the market and a […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot. Auction continues to be a popular method to sell coins in Great Britain. Stephen Lockett shares what items have been selling and how prices are faring. He talks about what sales his company has coming up in the future. Runtime: 3:20 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

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Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Stephen Lloyd, Director – Morton & Eden Interviewer: David Lisot. Morton & Eden is a coin and medal auction company in London that was once a division of Sotheby’s that now functions as an independent entity. Director Stephen Lloyd talks about their firm and the state of the market. He discusses market provenance and how […]

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Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Christopher Webb, Director Interviewer: David Lisot. Christopher discusses the background of Dix Noonan Webb, what kind of sales they hold and shows some highlights from recent sales. He talks about why people choose the auction route rather than private sale. He suggests ways to get started collecting. He also explains why provenance is so important […]

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British Coin Market Perspective

British Coin Market Perspective

David Miller, Owner, David Miller, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot. David has been coming to the London Coin Fair for more then 40 years. He talks about why he continues to come to the convention and what people are buying. He talks about why people may buy the items that they do. Runtime: 2:22 Copyright © […]

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Rare Coin Road Warrior-Including the New “Road Rage” Commentary

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Including the New “Road Rage” Commentary

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Our January was very busy although the show schedule was somewhat slow after the ‘dynamite’ Florida United Numismatists Show. We took a long buying trip out West during the third week of January and bought some great coins from several dealers who could not attend the FUN Show. We often follow […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Steve Hill, Director Interviewer: David Lisot Steve talks about the recent sale of the Prospero Collection of ancient coins that brought record prices for many coins. He also discusses the upcoming auction of the Bentley Collection that includes 1,240 gold British sovereigns. He addresses the question of provenance of coins and how important it is […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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