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In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   I have had the pleasure of writing and publishing some of my thoughts on coins and the history of the hobby for close to 10 years now. I am now 89 years old and love to relate stories of my growing up in the family […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to offer the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicago coin dealer William A. Burd in several upcoming auctions. The Burd Library is well known to many due to the long-standing willingness of the owner to make his library available for use […]

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can […]

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

From the 2017 World’s Fair of Money: Hand-signed labels by Rick Harrison! Rick Harrison is known for his recurring appearance on The History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars. Harrison is the co-owner of the “World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop” in Las Vegas, where he has encountered many valuable coins! Modern Coin Mart partnered […]

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Complete List of Numismatic Literary Guild Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) …… BOOK OF THE YEAR The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics – 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK United States Coins (tie) – The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians […]

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   In Part One, I discussed the beginnings of popular coin collecting in America in the late 1850s. I also discussed the birth of the coin dealing market and the origins of several coin clubs and organizations in the latter half of the 19th century. And of course, […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan talks with Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard D Augsburger, authors of a new book on the United States Mint and 1792 – the year our nation’s coinage was born. As you can tell from the conversation, these are dedicated and serious numismatic researchers and authors whose passion for numismatics is contagious. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Harlan Berk Talks About the 100 Greatest Ancient coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Harlan Berk Talks About the 100 Greatest Ancient coins

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan catches up with famed world and ancient coin expert Harlan Berk to talk about the difficulty of choosing the entries for his book 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, published by Whitman Publishing. Ancient coins are one of the most exciting areas of coin collecting with literally hundreds of collecting strategies that can […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than […]

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the southern states in Mexico. The coins bear the portrait of Benito Juarez. These coins were struck by a Provisional Government during the revolution. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

NGC World Coin Grading Shootout As a follow-up to the CoinWeek Grading challenge from 2016, this year CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan is going to go up against two world coin grading experts in a full-length video. This prelude is the setup for that video shoot. Charles, Lance Tchor of WINGS, and dealer James Ricks of […]

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins – MEGA RED The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) features different types of altered coins in several new appendices, including an eight-page illustrated study of love tokens. MEGA RED retails for $49.95 and is […]

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Henderson-Marchase Collection, the most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars”, which will go on display at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. The silver octagonal medals were privately made in 1900 and 1901 by Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado. […]

RESULTS – A Special Offering of Rare Numismatic Literature in Partnership with Stack’s Bowers

RESULTS – A Special Offering of Rare Numismatic Literature in Partnership with Stack’s Bowers

In partnership with Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries  showcased Numismatic Literature relating to the magnificent collection of Colonel E.H.R. Green as part of their August 2017 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. This group of seven lots was offered in Session I,  on August 1, 2017. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Relaunch of the PCGS Rare Coin Market Report Magazine

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Relaunch of the PCGS Rare Coin Market Report Magazine

The re-launch of the PCGS Rare Coin Market Report Magazine CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan talks with PCGS Marketing Director Steve Sloan about the re-launch of a classic publication, the PCGS Rare Coin Market Report Magazine. Originally conceived by David Hall, publication was stopped in 2008. A good idea never dies, however, and Collectors Universe has […]

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that the United States Mint will display two of the 10 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins recovered by the government in 2004 that were the subject of 11 years of litigation (which was recently resolved in favor of the Government) at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Has Biggest Plans Ever For ANA Convention

Numismatic Literary Guild Has Biggest Plans Ever For ANA Convention

Numismatic Literary Guild Bash food expected to be most extravagant in its history The Numismatic Literary Guild has gargantuan doings planned for the ANA 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. As always, Thursday will be NLG Day at the show – the day when the Guild will hold its two major annual events, […]

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

From CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: Senior numismatist for Kagin’s, David McCarthy has just published new research into the Type 2 Quint pattern coin that has been a subject of great interest for the firm since it acquired the coin at a 2013 Heritage auction. After more than four years of research, McCarthy believes that the […]

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 16

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 16

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 31 and […]

Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95 USD. Bowers will autograph copies at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair […]

North Carolina Joins 35 Other States with Sales Tax Exemption on Coins

North Carolina Joins 35 Other States with Sales Tax Exemption on Coins

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper signed into law House Bill 434: Coins/Currency/Bullion Sales Tax Exemption. The law is a complete sales-and-use tax exemption on coins, currency, and precious-metals bullion sales. “The bill’s author, Representative Dana Bumgardner, coauthors Representative Jeff Collins, Representative Mark […]

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

Patterns struck during World War II by the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 17 experimental cents and tokens struck in glass during World War II to test the unusual composition for coinage. Images of these rare pieces can be viewed at NGCcoin.com/GlassCents. With copper needed for the war effort, the […]

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honored to have certified the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, which is now prominently on display at the University of Georgia in Athens. This collection contains all 62 issues of the […]

CoinWeek Ask Recap: Coin Collector Questions from July 19, 2017

CoinWeek Ask Recap: Coin Collector Questions from July 19, 2017

Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event for coin collector questions on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader coin questions on-air. Among the […]

New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest edition of the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting: An Introduction to the World of Coins, by Kenneth Bressett. The 288-page softcover book debuted July 4, 2017, and is now available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $12.95. Mr. Bressett will autograph […]

 
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