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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   It may have been Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at least for coin collectors) is that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Langbord family’s appeal as they attempted to recover 10 1933 double eagle $20 gold coins […]

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   Officials at the Bode Museum in Berlin were awoken to the shocking reality that one the museum’s most valuable holdings, a 100-kilogram pure gold Canadian coin weighing about 220 pounds and with a face value of one million dollars Canadian had been spirited away by a team of thieves […]

Attack at Ft. Lauderdale Airport Brings FUN Show to a Halt

Attack at Ft. Lauderdale Airport Brings FUN Show to a Halt

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The 62nd Annual Florida United Numismatists Convention–the 2017 FUN Show–opened in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, January 5. Word of mouth had it that the show was doing well, but the bourse floor couldn’t help but be affected by the shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Shortly […]

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek …..   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small combined to produce hundreds of designs for circulating and non-circulating coins. In a highly competitive vote, France’s one-ounce .999 gold Queen Matilda 200 euro coin has been named CoinWeek’s […]

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The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed modern world coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, […]

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Eisenhower dollars and the way they’re treated in the Redbook. The column made the rounds of the editorial boards of several coin magazines, Whitman Publishing (who want you to know that the “Professional Edition” of the Redbook does include […]

Appeals Court Rules for U.S. Gov’t in Langbord 1933 Double Eagle Fight

Appeals Court Rules for U.S. Gov’t in Langbord 1933 Double Eagle Fight

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   A little over one year after the Philadelphia United States Attorney’s Office filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Government to rehear the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574), the en […]

U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

By Coinweek News Staff ……. Less than an hour after it was made available to the public by the United States Mint, the new 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin was already on “Unavailable”. When the ordering period for the gold coin, issued for $205, opened at noon Eastern Time, thousands of buyers flooded the U.S. Mint […]

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

Bill now heads to Oval Office for president’s signature By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill into law on April 29. On Tuesday, April 19, after a nearly nine-month delay, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was released from committee and pass unanimously by the Senate. […]

U.S. Mint Lowers Prices for Some 2016 Products

U.S. Mint Lowers Prices for Some 2016 Products

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Look at the pricing table below… notice a trend? On Wednesday, January 20, The United States Mint announced that it would be changing prices for some of its 2016 products. All eight items will now be available for purchase at lower prices than last year. Affected products include: The 2016 […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

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ISIS Coin Operation Suffers Apparent Setback

ISIS Coin Operation Suffers Apparent Setback

By Coinweek News Staff…. According to an Agence French Press report published on October 7, 2015, Turkish authorities arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State on suspicion of trying to manufacture coins for use in ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq and Syria. The six men were arrested in Gaziantep, a city in Turkey’s southeastern territory, a […]

First Look: 2017 Lions Clubs International CCAC Design Candidates – Video: 9:05

First Look: 2017 Lions Clubs International CCAC Design Candidates – Video: 9:05

CoinWeek breaks down more than thirty proposed designs for the 2017 Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! […]

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter Design Candidates Released

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter Design Candidates Released

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park America the Beautiful Quarter, which represents the State of Indiana. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7, […]

Design Candidates for Upcoming Native American $1 Coins

Design Candidates for Upcoming Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2017 and 2018 Native American $1 coins. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7, from 10:30am until 4:15pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), and Thursday, October […]

CCAC Releases Laguna Code Talker Gold Medal Designs

CCAC Releases Laguna Code Talker Gold Medal Designs

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the Pueblo of Laguna Code Talker Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7, from 10:30am until 4:15pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), […]

CCAC Releases Mohawk Code Talker Gold Medal Designs

CCAC Releases Mohawk Code Talker Gold Medal Designs

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Code Talker Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7, from 10:30am until 4:15pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), […]

U.S. Mint Sales Counter in Washington D.C. Closes to Accomodate Papal Visit

U.S. Mint Sales Counter in Washington D.C. Closes to Accomodate Papal Visit

From the U.S. Mint Press Office: The sales counter at United States Mint headquarters in Washington DC will be closed September 22 – 24 due to anticipated road closures, detours and increased traffic in the Washington metropolitan area during the Pope’s visit. The sales kiosk will reopen Friday, September 25 at 10 am. The public […]

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Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

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2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-20-15: An earlier version of this article relied on a Reuters report released Friday, July 17 that stated sales were to resume on Monday, July 20. The resumption date has been corrected. We apologize for the error. The United States Mint announced on Friday, July 17 that sales of […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case […]

UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 6-23-2015: As of 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the United States Mint gives a total mintage of 35,000 for the Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin. According to a notice sent by the United States Mint on Monday, June 22, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway […]

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

A CoinWeek Breaking News Report… Surprise Sale Shakes Up Modern Coin Marketplace… On May 3, 2015, CoinWeek received word that the Lakewood Ranch, Florida-based company ModernCoinMart was to be sold to Asset Marketing Services, LLC. If true, the sale would make ModernCoinMart the fourth major numismatic-related business for Asset Marketing Services, which also operates GovMint.com, First Federal Coin, […]

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Three-judge ruling in Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al puts renewed spotlight on 10 contraband coins… Little more than a week after a federal judge in California sided against the Federal Government in its efforts to seize an experimental 1974-D aluminum cent pattern […]

CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

In this CoinWeek Video News Update, Editor Charles Morgan details what we know about the recently announced 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set from the United States Mint. The set marks the first time the U.S. Mint has produced a 90% silver W-Mint dime and a 90% silver Reverse Proof dime. NOTE: Make sure you select […]

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on December 2. This comes almost four years after his March 18, 2011 conviction in federal court on counterfeiting and conspiracy charges. Von NotHaus was the founder and president of […]

Pogue Family Collection to be Offered by Stack’s Bowers

Pogue Family Collection to be Offered by Stack’s Bowers

The Pogue Family Collection is one of the largest private coin collections in the world… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to announce that the firm has been chosen to market the most valuable collection of federal American coins ever formed. Assembled over several decades by the Pogue family of Dallas, Texas and built under the […]

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

According to reports published online, Internet auction giant eBay was hit with a massive security breach that potentially affects millions of customer accounts. According to the company, the breech was discovered earlier this month. Customer data was likely stolen as early as February or March. eBay boasts a user base of over 145 million. The company has […]

 
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