Shows & Conventions

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest dates of the series in proof format, from a tiny mintage of just 25 pieces. The coin offered here is one of the finest survivors of that minuscule production, […]

What Goes On at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?

What Goes On at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com If you’ve never been to a summer ANA convention, or if you’ve never been to any coin show at all for that matter, I’d like to describe for you what goes on at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. This year the convention and coin show […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #64 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In the Internet era, there is no need to provide a list of the attractions at the upcoming ANA Convention near Chicago. Catalogues of the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions are available on the websites of these […]

PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will sponsor a wide range of amazing exhibits and informative presentations at the American Numismatic Association’s Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The eagerly anticipated exhibit will in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, IL, site of […]

By August 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

In all of U.S. numismatics there are only a handful of regular issue coins that can compare in absolute rarity to the 1802 half dime. For any numismatic observer, it is the measure of a great collection. The presence of an 1802 half dime is the benchmark used to judge whether a collector has a […]

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

The number one-ranked collection of United States large cents in both the PGCS and NGC Set Registry listings will be publicly displayed in Chicago at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The historic coins from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation include some of the finest known examples of […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What I did on my Summer Vacation (between coin shows)

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What I did on my Summer Vacation (between coin shows)

By Vic Bozarth The Dog Days of Summer are here and we are hiding from the heat in Colorado. Our home in Texas is hot, dry, and although lovely, pretty uncomfortable during the Summer. This Summer Sherri, my wife/boss and co-owner of Bozarth Numismatics, and I decided we would mix things up a little and […]

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ( www.NGCcoin.com) will host numismatic exhibits at its booth during the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The largest NGC exhibit is the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars, the #1 ranked set of Morgan Silver Dollars in the NGC Registry. A preview of the exhibit can […]

Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for Chicago

Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for Chicago

Numismatic Theatre, a popular feature of the American Numismatic Association’s convention education programs, has been finalized for the 2011 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 16-20. Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations given by ANA members on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 19-20 in Room […]

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

Official Medal for 2011 World’s Fair of Money Honors History of Host City

The official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s 120th Anniversary Convention, August 16-20 in Chicago, is available for purchase. Artist Jamie Franki, former master designer in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, has been commissioned to design an historic four-medal set for the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 World’s Fairs of Money based on […]

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

The 1792 pattern cents, Birch cent, half disme, disme, and quarter were the prototypes for what later became the cent, nickel, dime, and quarter that are still the staples of commerce today. These patterns were essential to the development of United States coinage. As Matthew Kleinsteuber, an analyst for NFC Coins, says, “1792 patterns were […]

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare and high quality gold coins dominated the results in our recent 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction. Overall, the prices realized in this auction approached $11.3 million, including the 15% Buyer’s Premium. Top honors went to a 1797 16 Stars Half Eagle, graded AU53 by NGC. This coin’s die marriage, BD-3, […]

Record Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

Record Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

The largest bourse and best numismatic inventory in American Numismatic Association history awaits attendees of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 16-20 in Chicago. The country’s premier coin show and convention, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will also feature spectacular educational programs and exhibits as well as the most stunning […]

Story of the Hobo Nickel

Story of the Hobo Nickel

Archie “Rollie” Taylor – President, Original Hobo Nickel Society Interviewer: David Lisot “Rollie” tells the story of the hobo nickel, how it came about and why they are so collectible today. He also discusses what is involved in making the nickels as well as how the OHNS came into being as a collector group. 5:49 […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Young Numismatist Jacob Barone on Collecting

Young Numismatist Jacob Barone on Collecting

Young Numismatist Jacob Barone on Collecting Interviewer: David Lisot Jacob has come to his first coin show. Find out why he has come, who made him come and what he hopes to achieve. He also discusses whether other kids his age are interested in collecting. 2:13 Young Numismatist Jacob Barone on Collecting Summer FUN Show […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers

Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers

Jeanne Shepherd, FUN Volunteer Interviewer: David Lisot Jeanne is the daughter of Robert Hendershott who founded the FUN organization in 1955. She reminisces about the early days of the hobby and how FUN has changed over the years. 4:44 Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers Summer FUN Show Copyright © July, 2011 FUN11 Summer Orlando […]

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Comments from the FUN President

Comments from the FUN President

Tony Swicer, FUN President Interviewer: David Lisot Tony Swicer recently assumed the office of presidency for the FUN organization and the summer convention is the first to occur during his term of office. Tony discusses what factors may be affecting the collector market and what is involved in holding a successful coin show. 2:15 Comments […]

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FUN Summer 2011 Opening Ceremony

FUN Summer 2011 Opening Ceremony

Tony Swicer, FUN President
Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN Summer Coin Convention in Orlando. The FUN Convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear why and see the volunteers who make it all possible.

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hosts Tantalizing First Peek at Finest U.S. Type Set at Chicago ANA Show

PCGS Hosts Tantalizing First Peek at Finest U.S. Type Set at Chicago ANA Show

Surpasses Famed Eliasberg Type Set (Rosemont, Illinois) — The veil will be intriguingly lifted when highlights of what is now the all-time finest U.S. type set ever assembled of coins dated 1792 – 1964 will be publicly displayed for the first time at the Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money. Known as the High Desert […]

By June 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Baltimore Summer Expo Is History

Whitman Baltimore Summer Expo Is History

Increased Attendance, New Product Launches BALTIMORE—Another Whitman Baltimore Summer Expo has passed into the history books, with a significant increase in attendance over last year’s show and the introduction of a new and innovative tool called Whitman Compass™, which helped collectors find the specific coins they were looking for long before they ever set foot […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior June 2011

Rare Coin Road Warrior June 2011

Greetings Rare Coin Enthusiasts, My name is Vic Bozarth and I am the Rare Coin Road Warrior. My wife Sherri and I attend nearly 40 shows a year to buy fresh to the market coins for our customers. We attend all major U.S. Coin Shows, as well as most large regional and state coin shows. […]

PNG Announces Additional 2011 PNG Day Show And Dealers’ Discounts

PNG Announces Additional 2011 PNG Day Show And Dealers’ Discounts

(Temecula, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has added a third PNG Day show during 2011. It will be held in Pittsburgh on October 12, the day before the American Numismatic Association’s National Money ShowSM there. Dealers who take a table at the upcoming ANA-PNG Official Pre-Show in Chicago, August 13 – 15, will […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly Denly’s of Boston Interviewer: David Lisot Tom Denly has been a paper money dealer for decades and knows the Memphis Paper Show from the earliest days. Hear Tom as he reminisces on the 35th anniversary Memphis show about some of the people he remembers from earlier conventions including the legendary Amon Carter and […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector Neil Shafer is one of the worlds’ top author and researcher for paper money. His knowledge covers many of the world’s more obscure bank notes as well as specialized issues from the United States. In this interview Neil shares why Memphis is such an important show for […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology Interviewer: David Lisot Andrew Shiva has assembled one of the most comprehensive and extraordinary collections of paper money. His desire as a collector is to share aspects of his collections with other collectors. At the Memphis Paper Money Show Andrew brought an extensive display […]

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James Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises

James Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises

James Simek – Numisgraphic Enterprises Interviewer: David Lisot Jim attended the first Memphis Paper Show 35 years ago and has come regularly ever since. In this interview he shares his views on the new management of the convention, why people collect paper money and the effects of the economy on the market. Finally he gives […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Don Kagin & Sergio Sanchez – Paper Money Dealers

Don Kagin & Sergio Sanchez – Paper Money Dealers

Don Kagin & Sergio Sanchez Paper Money Dealers The expression is, “if you want to talk paper money you have to come to Memphis.” Hear from two of America’s most well known paper money dealers share why they come to the Memphis International Paper Money Show and the advice they have for new collectors. 2:49 […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
John & Nancy Wilson –  Paper Money Collectors

John & Nancy Wilson – Paper Money Collectors

John & Nancy Wilson Paper Money Collectors John and Nancy Wilson have been in coin and paper money collecting for years. John is a past president and Nancy a past governor in the American Numismatic Association. They came to Memphis to volunteer and work at the ANA booth and encourage people to join a coin […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Harry Jones & Joe Sande – Paper Money Dealers

Harry Jones & Joe Sande – Paper Money Dealers

Harry Jones & Joe Sande Paper Money Dealers Both these veteran currency dealers have been coming to Memphis from the earliest days. They share some of their recollections about the show and how it has changed. They talk about the market and what collectors might want to know about how the economy has affected trading. […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Kurt Braun – SAFE Collecting Supplies

Kurt Braun – SAFE Collecting Supplies

Kurt Braun SAFE Collecting Supplies Interviewer: David Lisot Collecting paper money is a process of procuring items from the past. Once these collectibles are assembled the preservation process becomes extremely important to protect these fragile paper items for future generations. Kurt Braun was the supply dealer at the convention who represents a line of archival […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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