Shows & Conventions

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Interviewer: David Lisot Steve Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1601 Elizabeth I silver crown, Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd, Henry VIII gold sovereign, Pamela West, British Notes, 1914 one pound bank note, David Miller, David Miller Ltd, 287 AD Roman bronze of Emperor Carausius, Peter Thompson, P&D Medallions, 1689 bronze gilded Security of […]

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What Numismatic Items are Trading in London

What Numismatic Items are Trading in London

Stephen Lloyd, Morton & Eden Ltd, Christopher Webb, Dix Noonan Webb, Stephen Lockett, London Coins Ltd, David Miller, David Miller Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot The object of a coin convention is to trade coins. Find out what areas of the market were active at the February 2012 London Coin Fair from some of the prominent […]

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Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Fred Weinberg, President, Fred Weinberg & Co. Interviewer: David Lisot Error coins are a popular area of coin collecting. Fred Weinberg has dealt in these coins with mistakes for years. He discusses the market, what coins are being traded and what he believes the future holds for error coins. TRT: 1:42 Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Duane Douglas, El Mundo de la Moneda, Mexico Interviewer: David Lisot The market for Mexican and Latin American coins is a thriving area in numismatics. More people are appreciating this area of the coin hobby as a place for collecting historical items and possible investment. Duane Douglas has a coin shop in Mexico City and […]

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Certified Coin Exchange at the Long Beach Expo

Certified Coin Exchange at the Long Beach Expo

Michael Brandow, Sales Director Interviewer: David Lisot The introduction of third party grading allows many coins to trade as sight unseen commodities. One of the oldest electronic trading exchanges is Certified Coin Exchange, known as CCE. This company is a division of Collectors Universe that owns PCGS and other grading companies. Michael Brandow of the […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #95 Contrary to popular belief, not all U.S. five cent coins are nickels. Actually, nickels are traditionally 25% nickel and 75% copper. Three Cent Nickels were struck in 1865 before five cent nickels were introduced […]

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Young Numismatists at the Long Beach Coin Expo

Young Numismatists at the Long Beach Coin Expo

Tyler and Ryan Warren, Young Numismatists Interviewer: David Lisot. Coin collectors can be almost any age. The fact is there are not that many young people getting into the hobby. The Long Beach Expo gives special attention to developing kid collectors. Meet two brothers who have gotten the collecting bug as they explain why they […]

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PCGS Grading Contest at the Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest at the Long Beach Expo

David Hall, PCGS Founder Interviewer: David Lisot. PCGS is a part of a multimillion dollar corporation with business dealings around the world. Yet PCGS founder David Hall recognizes the need to create new collectors to keep the numismatic industry strong. So PCGS holds grading contests at conventions around the country to encourage people to learn […]

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PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot PCGS has graded United States since 1986. World coins were added later but until now have never had the prominence of US coins. Find out why PCGS is moving into world coins and what that means for collectors. TRT: 2:51 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

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News About the Memphis International Paper Money Show

News About the Memphis International Paper Money Show

Lyn Knight, President, LFK Trade Shows, Interviewer: David Lisot The Memphis Paper Show is coming up in June. Lyn Knight is the owner of the show since 2010 and continues to makes changes and innovations to Memphis. Hear what is upcoming at this year’s convention in June 2012. Runtime: 1:10 Copyright © CoinWeek  – February […]

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Great Collections Auctions at the Long Beach Expo

Great Collections Auctions at the Long Beach Expo

Ian Russell, President, Interviewer: David Lisot Great Collections is an Internet only coin auction site launched almost one year ago. Ian Russell, president, long time coin auction person and entrepreneur talks about how this new business venture has fared so far. Runtime: 2:49 Copyright © CoinWeek – February 2012 The Long Beach Coin Expo is […]

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State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

State of the Long Beach Expo and PCGS Worldwide

David Hall, PCGS Founder, Interviewer: David Lisot. PCGS is the largest coin grading company in the world with offices in California, Paris and now Hong Kong. PCGS is also a division of Collectors Universe that owns the Long Beach Coin Expo. Hear PCGS co-founder David Hall ,in an CoinWeek exclusive interview, share some of his […]

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Great Results in $13 million Long Beach Auctions

Great Results in $13 million Long Beach Auctions

Our recent Long Beach auctions, held February 2-5 in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo, proved to be a great success when they realized over $13 million in total. All prices realized include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. Over 94% of all lots offered in these auctions sold, with post-auction buys continuing. The […]

Numismatic Personality: Joel Rettew, February 3, 2012

Numismatic Personality: Joel Rettew, February 3, 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot Joel Rettew is one of the longtime players and personalities in numismatics. He has traded with some of the most well known collectors and has half a decade in the market. Hear and see Joel as he shares his perspective on the market and tells a few stories from the past. TRT: […]

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