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Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Better & Rare Date Gold Still A Crowd Favorite At LB; Classic Gold Commems Get A Boost. The final installment of the Long Beach Expo for 2014 was a worthy expedition for those who made the trek to the Southern California venue. Several veteran collectors informed me […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins to support the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was introduced by Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) on May 20, 1981. S1230 called for a massive 29-coin program that was […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in numismatics, or the study of coins and money already know that we have a wonderful pastime to relieve the stress and pressures of every day life. Coinage mirrors the […]

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost eighteen years (1993-2011) as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Delaware’s at-large district*. While in Congress, Castle was the head of the United States House Financial Services Subcommittee […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. Becoming a functioning numismatic auction cataloger requires a great deal of hands-on learning. Years of reading and reviewing numismatic auction catalogs can provide basic familiarity with the field, but mastering the actual work of cataloging objects for auction was another matter altogether. No one teaches courses in cataloging, no […]

By September 11, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette, Collector Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. Robert Galiette has assembled a complete collection of $20 Liberty gold Double Eagles almost all of which are in mint state. This seemingly impossible task was the result of more than 20 years of effort and search. CoinWeek Content Manager Charles Morgan finds out from Robert what was […]

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The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Art Inspired by America’s First People a Perfect Fit for the Next Era of U.S. Coinage

Art Inspired by America’s First People a Perfect Fit for the Next Era of U.S. Coinage

by Marty Menz – Gainesville Coins The Next Era of U.S. Coinage would benefit from a return to the continent’s roots… Native Americans have a rich artistic heritage that has developed in this land for the past 13,000 years or more, yet the United States Mint has ignored contemporary native artists while it struggles with […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

AN UPDATE ON THE ANA

By ANA Board Member Laura Sperber …….. NO COMPLAINTS FROM ME Now that I am a year into being on the board, I am sad to admit I have failed to bring any change. I have done little to nothing I promised when I ran for the board. BUT-I do NOT blame the other board […]

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David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins. Winter is a U.S. gold coin expert, nationally-known coin dealer, Red Book […]

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE SOLE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. DISGRACEFUL There is free enterpirse then there is the garbage that went on with the people and dealers who just had to get a piece of the Kennedy gold coin mania. On the news you saw and heard about the long lines […]

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the launch of the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollars, which has important implications […]

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

How are rare coin prices determined? Often the question dealers will ask is: “I know what Greysheet (Coin Dealer Newsletter bid) is, but what can I ‘really’ get for it?” In this month’s Rare Coin Market Report, I will explain how I determine the value of an individual coin. Most often I will use a […]

The ANA World’s Fair of Money – A Week Long Adventure

The ANA World’s Fair of Money – A Week Long Adventure

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. NGC graded 1804 Dollar-an auction knockout-Stack’s Bowers & Heritage Auctions vying for collectors’ and dealers’ attention-US Mint and Gold Kennedy Creates A Frenzy. As I write this report, final preparations are being made by me, and I’m sure scores of other collectors and dealers, for the great […]

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are problem coins valued? This is an interesting question and one which is becoming a bit easier to answer since NCS coins have become a well-accepted part of numismatics. (Before […]

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

Legend Numismatics Market Report: Is this January or One Awesome Dream?

Legend Numismatics Market Report: Is this January or One Awesome Dream?

Legend Numismatics Market Report… Legend Numismatics has done RECORD business for the month of July. We could shut the doors today and be at all time record sales. We have been BOTH BUYING and SELLING. Business is so crazy we cannot stop even for a day. We have been working through weekends and have traveled […]

Coin Market Report : Summer FUN – A Serious Surprise

Coin Market Report : Summer FUN – A Serious Surprise

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage Signature Sale Captures Nearly $10 Million. “Lots of public, and they were spending money.” “It was the best show of the year for us.” Midrange priced coins on the rise and in greater demand. For those of you who made the trek to the eighth annual […]

The Coinage of Aksum

The Coinage of Aksum

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land in that direction. There gold is obtained in great plenty… –Herodotus, The Histories, Book 2 (c. 450 BCE) Five days march inland from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, […]

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. The so-called experts predict it is the fall before a major rebound in VAM prices. The predictions came in articles in Coin World and on the CoinTalk websites. Time can only confirm that look into the crystal ball, but sales at the mid-July auction by Heritage were, […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs

First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, by Edmund Moy Edmund C. Moy, who served as Director of the U.S. Mint from 2006 to 2011, has probably had […]

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report It’s a hot summer – outside as well as on the bourse! Read on for the latest show updates. Another Baltimore Whitman Expo is in the books, and the 2014 summer edition show was a vibrant affair from the opening bell. Collectors seized the opportunity to do some […]

A Coin Show report for the Whitman Summer Baltimore Expo 2014

A Coin Show report for the Whitman Summer Baltimore Expo 2014

by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……. The summer Baltimore Expo is generally the slowest of the three shows put on by the great folks at Whitman. This year’s show was no different. The slower paced summer event was a bit more quiet than the Spring show, as expected, but some the show did have […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – First Week of July

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – First Week of July

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ………………….. We were suspect and not surprised at the fast paced major change of events we had happen in LEGENDS market. Its like a huge KABOOM of fireworks just exploded. Prior to the Gardner Auction, our market wavered but was still active. If we got the right coins, we had(have) […]

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Auction records are easily accessible for collectors and dealers today but 15 – 20 years ago they were hard to come by. A quarter century ago, the world of rare coin pricing was considerably more difficult than it is today. Anyone wanting […]

Dimes of 1809 – A Key in the Capped Bust Dime Series

Dimes of 1809 – A Key in the Capped Bust Dime Series

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #230 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The Capped Bust Dime series was minted from 1809 to 1837. The 1822 is the only date that is rarer than the 1809, though a famous variety of an […]

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The second day of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo was so busy that it took me halfway through Saturday to coalesce all of my notes and gather my thoughts. For a supposedly “small” summer show, a lot happened on the second day. Here’s a rundown of the topics […]

Gardner Coin Auction Kicks off Summer In Grand Fashion Powering To Nearly $20 Million!

Gardner Coin Auction Kicks off Summer In Grand Fashion Powering To Nearly $20 Million!

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report Baltimore Whitman Expo Underway – Robust Demand For Quality, Rare And Top Quality Coins Is Intact – Metals Market Heating Up Summer is officially here. Traditionally, it is a time for families to enjoy outings, take in a ballgame, or just fire up the grill in the backyard. […]

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