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World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third-party grading has […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you can […]

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

David Redden, Auctioneer, Sotheby’s; Q. David Bowers; John Kraljevich, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The first part of the D. Brent Pogue Collection was auctioned by Stack’s Bowers-Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2015. Highlight of the sale was the finest known 1808 quarter $2.50 gold coin described as a “breathtaking gem specimen”. […]

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as […]

Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

PCGS has raised the bar for numismatic security with a series of upgrades to its holder. The PCGS holder is built with covert and overt security features, and includes convenience features that enable collectors to readily verify the authenticity of the holder. PCGS President Don Willis explains the new features in this YouTube Video.  

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Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Posted by Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report….   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were selling at reduced prices from their last appearances. May 2015 has certainly been a busy and exciting month in numismatics. As I write this edition I’m waiting for the […]

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

Dennis Boggs has made a career out of portraying one of the the United States’ most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. In this video, shot at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Boggs… er… Mr. Lincoln reveals the true story behind his oration of the Gettysburg Address. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this segment, Willis reveals new information about design changes to PCGS’s coin holders. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information […]

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

By Heritage Auctions….   Heritage Auctions’ May 18 Americana & Political Auction, to be held at our Dallas headquarters, will feature the important Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals. Numismatists may will be familiar with the selection of medals and tokens included in this collection, but the slave hire badges, or […]

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

On Tuesday, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the addition of four new world categories and forty new world coin sets to the NGC Registry. The new categories will allow collectors to build NGC Registry sets of coins from the Congo, Indonesia, and the Seychelles Islands. In addition, NGC has created the following new world coins sets: […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Don Everhart. Everhart began his career as an artist for the Franklin Mint, where he worked until 1980. Since that time, he has designed and sculpted numerous coins, including the 2005 Nickel obverse (sculpt), 2005 California State Quarter reverse (sculpt), 2006 Benjamin Franklin […]

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report….   With the world and rare coin market continually changing, every collector, dealer, and investor should try to understand what tools are available to make sound purchase and sales decisions. A few days ago I was reading the latest issue of Coin World and noticed an […]

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. Willis discussed on-site show grading, PCGS’s ongoing focus in creating new markets for coin grading in the world numismatic marketplace, the PCGS Set Registry, the new PCGS Digital Coin Album, and why collectors like novelty label inserts.     […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   A lot of my writing about Pedigrees & Hoards is based on the research of others–gathering and processing information from many sources, trying to make contacts with people involved in the discoveries, and then writing the story as you see it. Sometimes you have to work hard to massage the […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

The March of Dimes Special Silver Set, which includes two new Roosevelt Dimes and a Proof March of Dimes commemorative dollar, goes on sale May 4. Learn about NGC’s special label and pedigree for these coins. Special submission instructions must be followed. The US Mint will begin sales of the eagerly awaited March of Dimes […]

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack – Stack’s Bowers….   The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857–an unparalleled selection of these […]

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn’t dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall?

Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

Continually adding to an already comprehensive database, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is happy to announce that the 100,000th image has been added to the MANTIS database. MANTIS (A Numismatic Technologies Integration Service) provides information on nearly 700,000 records for objects in the ANS collection. The 100,000th image displayed is an aureus, a gold Roman […]

PNG Seeks More Interns, Opens Education Courses To Public

PNG Seeks More Interns, Opens Education Courses To Public

The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued a call for more internship candidates to enroll in the organization’s Promoting Numismatic Growth mentoring program. The PNG also is offering its Edward Milas School of Numismatics online education courses to anyone, whether or not the person wants to enroll in the internship program. Launched last year, the Promoting […]

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a rare and important 1906 Brazilian gold medal struck to commemorate the appointment of Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti as Cardinal by Pope Pius X in 1905. This celebrated event marked the first time that a South American was appointed Cardinal by the Holy […]

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

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NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

By the Numismatic Literary Guild …. The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) is now accepting entries for its 2015 Writers’ Competition. The contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual presentations. […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played out […]

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