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Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek news staff… The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coinage for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and submission […]

By December 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Eric P. Newman Numismatic Portal To Launch in 2015

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Portal To Launch in 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff… Today, Washington University in St. Louis–in conjunction with the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES)–announced the creation of the Newman Numismatic Portal, a comprehensive online resource for numismatic research. A trial version is set to launch sometime in 2015. The name Eric P. Newman should be familiar to regular CoinWeek […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

By CoinWeek News Staff… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics will be offering a two-day course on detecting counterfeit and altered coins January 6 and 7, in association with the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando. Brian Silliman, Senior Numismatist at Panda America based in Torrance, California and writer of the […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… *** Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander’s  first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria’s Maria Teresa Taler by clicking here.   At the end of her eventful life, Maria Theresa received greater love from her peoples than she did in the stressful opening years of her rule. […]

Bullion Coins: NGC  Partners with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage and Minshull Trading on 2015 Silver Eagles

Bullion Coins: NGC Partners with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage and Minshull Trading on 2015 Silver Eagles

Distributed on behalf of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. Collectors and dealers can buy NGC-certified 2015 Silver Eagles at competitive prices with faster results NGC has partnered with GovMint, SilverTowne, Heritage Auctions and Minshull Trading to provide a simple and easy option for collectors and dealers to buy NGC-certified 2015 Silver Eagles as early as possible. […]

New Book Available on Caballito Peso “Mexican Beauty”. VIDEO: 4:58

New Book Available on Caballito Peso “Mexican Beauty”. VIDEO: 4:58

Allan Shein, Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. What is considered to be one of the most beautiful coins in the world is featured in a new book called, “Mexican Beauty, the Un Peso Caballito. Author Allan Schein talks about what went into its publication. Allan Schein: Mexican Beauty / Belleza Mexicana – Un Peso Caballito. […]

By December 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Announce the 2015 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce the 2015 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they will be conducting a public auction of important numismatic books on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The auction will be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features outstanding numismatic works […]

Coins and the Law : Media rush to judgement challenged

Coins and the Law : Media rush to judgement challenged

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Editors Note: It is shocking how ignorant and misinformed the media is when it comes to issues surrounding Coins and numismatics, and even more troubling when politics and special interest agendas come into play. CoinWeeks’ good friend ,respected wordsmith and unequaled advocate for ancient coin collectors […]

By December 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Great Numismatic Sales of the Past : The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Coin Collection

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past : The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. A Great Time to Buy Rare Coins The last series of articles detailed the auctions conducted by Bowers and Ruddy of the Garrett Collection.[ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ] The sales contained an incredible array of numismatic material covering Colonials to Territorial […]

By December 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 Liberty Services, […]

By December 4, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

by Doug Davis Founder/President and Bryan Davis/Forensic Investigator … Numismatic Crime Information Center ……… Numismatic crime continues to escalate and the chance of a dealer or collector becoming a victim is very real in today’s society. It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. There are individuals and organized groups who […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

The upcoming January 4 – 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South Africa. The legendary 1897 gold sixpence is entirely unique, and it has remained off the market for many decades. Tracing its provenance back to the 1930s, this piece once existed in […]

PCDA Announces Numismatic Educational Symposiumon on Sunday at Future Convention

PCDA Announces Numismatic Educational Symposiumon on Sunday at Future Convention

Patricia Foley, Convention Chairman for the Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored National Coin and Currency Convention, has announced a format change for the event, effective with its 2015 edition. She said, “Our 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located in Rosemont, IL, just […]

Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

Newman V Colonial Coins Rise To The Occasion

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Dealers Voicing Retail Sales On Upswing; Thanksgiving Memories; My 100th Report (Already?) The fifth installment of the famed Eric P. Newman Collection certainly ignited a powerful resurgence into a rare coin market, which had been a bit lackluster in sales and enthusiasm over the last several months. […]

By November 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

NGC and PMG offer special pedigrees for 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Submit 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set for special COIN AND CURRENCY SET pedigree. Important Update: NGC will assign the “Enhanced Finish” designation to the 2014-D Sacagawaea Dollar from this set, which has sold out at the US Mint. The US Mint has sold out of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, […]

A Golden Anniversary: Four Decades of the Right to Choose Metal over Paper

A Golden Anniversary: Four Decades of the Right to Choose Metal over Paper

Guest Column by Anthem Hayek Blanchard for CoinWeek.com….   January 1st, 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the demise of gold ownership restriction for U.S. citizens. It was on that date in 1975 that an act of Congress signed by President Gerald Ford struck down Executive Order 6012. Enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Minimize Risk Of TSA Confiscating Your Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Or Cash

Minimize Risk Of TSA Confiscating Your Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Or Cash

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Last week, a woman contacted me with a problem. She was preparing to take a domestic flight the next day carrying 15 US $20.00 Double Eagles in her purse. Like many of you, she has seen the significant recent media coverage about government officials […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   I’m often asked “Ron, how do you grade coins?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components and contextual considerations. Frankly, I’m not sure that anybody has answered it satisfactorily. That’s why there are so […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

It took more than forty years, but finally an updated Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s standard reference U.S. Civil War Storecards has been published. John Ostendorf has overhauled the original, bringing forward new merchant biographies, historical insights, and collecting advice to a new 664 page, full color edition. Civil War Token Society members […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
InfoGraphic on the Swiss Gold Referendum to take place on November 30th

InfoGraphic on the Swiss Gold Referendum to take place on November 30th

Presented by: Gainesville Coins ……. On November 30, Swiss nationals head to the polls on three separate issues: abolishing a flat tax on resident, non-working foreigners, an immigration cap, and a proposal on Swiss gold reserves. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist  

Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the United States Assay Office of Gold and continued the federal contract to […]

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Great Coin Collections : Garrett Sales Conclude — Part Three

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market timing of the Garrett sales were incredible when viewed in hindsight. This week we will discuss the final portion of the Garrett collection that was sold by Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in March, 1981. By this time, the rare coin […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

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

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com…. Previous installments of this article can be found here. Following the conclusion of its hearings, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage reported out the Los Angeles Olympics coin bill proposed by its Chairman, Representative Frank Annunzio (D-IL), by a vote of 6-0, on May 13, 1982. The bill […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

NGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million

  Highlights from the Heritage Auctions sale include a 1776 Brass “CURENCY” Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 62 and a 1785 Inimica Tyrannis Confederatio Copper graded NGC MS 63 BN. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that the 965 NGC-certified Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues in Part V of the Eric P. Newman Collection have […]

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