Shows & Conventions

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

By January 17, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I can count on one hand the number of coin shows that, after close to three decades in the business, I still enjoy. The FUN show is one of them. It is well run, well-attended, and even when the market is just so-so, it tends to be […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Win Gold Coins at February 2012 Long Beach Expo

Win Gold Coins at February 2012 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Collectors will have four opportunities to win valuable gold coins at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 2 – 4, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. “A free gold coin will be given away as a door prize on each day […]

Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Interviewer: David Lisot Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International The price of gold can be a roller coaster as it goes up […]

By January 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities: 1796 half dollar, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics: 1921-S Faran Zerbe proof Morgan dollar, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana: 1915 proof Barber quarter, Leo Frese, CT Group: 1792 half disme, (Patrick A. Heller, Liberty Coin Service), Brittany McManus, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben: 1995 proof Silver Eagle, Kristen Oyster, […]

By January 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

(Orlando, Florida) — Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). “PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
New Rare Coin Trading Fund

New Rare Coin Trading Fund

Interviewer: David Lisot Robert Higgins, Co-President, Certified Assets Management International Robert has put together one of the largest trading funds for rare coins in the history of the numismatic industry. He discusses what the fund hopes to achieve, why it has been created, and how a person can go about participating in it. He also […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #90 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, an 1829 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) and a 1793 Chain cent each sold for $1.38 million in a Heritage auction. My article about this 1793 Chain Cent was published on […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Interviewer: David Lisot Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International The FUN Coin Convention has grown virtually year that it has been held. This year set another […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Market Report

FUN Coin Market Report

Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International. FUN is the first major coin convention of the year and sets […]

By January 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Market Report – January 2012

Rare Coin Market Report – January 2012

Happy New Year Coin Enthusiasts! 2011 is behind us and the FUN Show was held this last week in Orlando. For dealers, like us, the year actually revolves around our show travel schedule. The first week after the New Year Holiday is the Florida United Numismatists Show. This year we flew to Orlando on the […]

By January 10, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Spink Smythe Auction Report

Spink Smythe Auction Report

Matt Orsini, Vice President, Auctions, Spinks Smythe Interviewer: David Lisot Matthew works for a coin and collectibles company based in London that was founded in 1666. He discusses their next auction and what it is like to work for an international company that has been around for so long. ©2012 CoinWeek/All Rights Reserved. 1:54 2012 […]

By January 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN to be back in Orlando

FUN to be back in Orlando

Pinnacle Rarities Annually dealers and collectors alike look forward to attending the Florida United Numismatic convention with unusual amounts of optimism and renewed vigor. This year’s show was no exception. The show returned to its old stomping grounds after a year hiatus in Tampa, a move we welcomed. Orlando is a great location for a […]

Comments from FUN President 2012

Comments from FUN President 2012

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists Interviewer: David Lisot Tony is the elected person in charge of the FUN coin organization and oversees all of its activities. He talks about the latest convention being held in Orlando and what it is like to be in charge of such a large coin collecting group. He also […]

By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

Cindy Wibker, FUN Convention Coordinator Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek Cindy is responsible for putting the FUN Coin Convention together. She negotiates with the hotels, convention center and all the coin dealers. In this interview she talks about this year’s convention including the number of booths, from where the dealers come, and what exhibits are […]

By January 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A CoinWeek Content Partner THE FUN SHOW STAFF First we must yet again commend the FUN staff for working overtime to put on what has to be the second greatest show (behind only the summer ANA). They are dedicated to coin collecting, the collector, and they even care a […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  coin collecting community #89 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek In the Heritage auction at the FUN Convention in Orlando, two different coins each sold for $1.38 million each. On Wed., Jan. 4, a 1793 Chain Cent was the first, and, on Thurs. Jan. […]

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

Tony Swicer, FUN President Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN 57th Annual Coin Convention in Orlando. He delivers a Presidential Award to FUN volunteer Jeanne Shepherd and the Medal of Merit Award to FUN former-president Carrie Best. This convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear and see the […]

By January 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Philadelphia Expo To Return in 2013 – Dates for 2012 Conflict With World’s Fair of Money

Whitman Philadelphia Expo To Return in 2013 – Dates for 2012 Conflict With World’s Fair of Money

ATLANTA—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Philadelphia Expo will return to The City of Brotherly Love in 2013, General Manager David Crenshaw announced today. The 2012 Expo, originally scheduled for September, will not be held, due to a conflict with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, scheduled for the same convention center in August, […]

Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Including the Unique 1873-cc Liberty Seated No Arrows Dime The Battle Born Collection Will be Presented at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia in August 2012 Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that it will auction the Battle Born Collection, which is only the second complete 111-piece […]

By December 30, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #88 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my third column regarding coins that will be auctioned by Heritage during Platinum Night sessions at the upcoming FUN Convention in Orlando. Harvey Jacobson’s collection of early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) will be sold […]

By December 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The 1793 Large Cents of Denis Loring

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The 1793 Large Cents of Denis Loring

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #87 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For decades, Denis Loring has been one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable collectors of large cents. The interest level in a large cent is almost always greater if Loring was a present or previous owner […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Early American Copper Market Report

Early American Copper Market Report

Chris McCawley, M&G Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The market for early American large cents is an esoteric area of collecting that requires a degree of specialization and knowledge. The grading standards are different from other coins and the pedigree of an item can be very important. Find out what is happening in this unusual area […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com Reposted on CoinWeek with Permission First published in the January 2, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World The auctions associated with the Florida United Numismatists convention, set for Orlando Jan. 5 to 8, are major market events that help set the tone for the coin market. The 2011 FUN auctions […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #86 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the forty year collecting journey of Dr. Steven Duckor. The focus here is on his set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). This set will be […]

By December 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

Possibly the only known “Plain Edge” specimen of this fabled Large Cent; available as part of Heritage Platinum Night FUN Auction, Jan. 5 DALLAS, TX – A possibly unique “Plain Edge” 1795 one cent piece, Fair 2 PCGS, S-79 will be a featured coin during Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 5 Platinum night festivities as part of […]

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will again serve as an official auctioneer at the New York International Numismatic Convention, presenting 2,945 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money during three sessions, January 4-9, 2012. Session One will offer Ancient Coins and World Gold on January 6, and Session Two will […]

By December 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage on […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

Taking place Jan. 5-10 at the Orlando County Convention Center; featuring the Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Notes Collection, along with a wide variety of United States Currency and World notes DALLAS, TX – The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes is already creating buzz with collectors in advance of […]

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