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The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday. Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015. The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has a created a platform that allows dealers to offer their clients direct assess the FizTrade trading platform. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this service will make precious metals easier. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando […]

Greek Coinage of Baktria

Greek Coinage of Baktria

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “The handsome coins of the Greek kings of Bactria have always enjoyed high renown among both collectors and scholars, because of their excellent artistic qualities and their great historical value…And what portraits they are! They possess not only the purely objective and brutal frankness of later Roman […]

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

By January 26, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
First Read:  Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graders have discovered two distinct edge varieties of 2015 $5 One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles: “Wide Reeds” and “Narrow Reeds.” The “Wide Reeds” variant displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles. The second style, called “Narrow Reeds” by NGC, has much smaller and finer reeds […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #261  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   From 1793 to 1857, one cent coins were about the size of quarters. During the 1850s,‘ups and downs’ in markets for copper, as a metal, and a growing […]

By January 21, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The 1924-S is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close attention to additions or other alterations made to the mintmark. Prominent sculptor James Earle Fraser created an iconic design deeply rooted in Western Americana for the Buffalo Nickel, which was struck from 1913 […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter   WAYNE’S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JANUARY 18, 2015 On Monday I received and forwarded several files of pages scanned from The Elder Monthly in response […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

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The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn – Part 2

The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn – Part 2

By Harvey G. Stack, Stacks Bowers Galleries ……… Click Here to read Part 1 ….. The extent of varieties and completeness of the Reed Hawn Collection show that man’s dedication. Reed Hawn dedicated himself to specialization, as with his half dollar collection, 1794 to 1947 as described in the previous part of this article. But, […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors with a soft spot […]

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki for Modern Coin Wholesale…. Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from the beginning […]

By January 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

NGC Image Archive Tops 10 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® now has images of more than 10 million coins available for free on its website and smartphone app. These images, which show the obverse and reverse of an NGC-certified coin taken immediately after encapsulation, have proven to be a highly effective defense against counterfeit or tampered NGC holders. NGC began a long-term […]

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com…. Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service (TPG). Whenever a “raw” coin is offered for sale, the cynics automatically say “What’s wrong with it that it’s not in a slab?” This is nonsense of course, as collectors such […]

By January 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. The holders […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold to Silver Ratio –  Inside Information or Wishful Thinking

The Gold to Silver Ratio – Inside Information or Wishful Thinking

From the Investment Series written by Richard Schwary  – www.golddealer.com …….. The Gold to Silver Ratio has been carefully studied by precious metal partisans since I got into the coin business in the early 1970’s. And since that time it prompts disparate opinions and commentary from dealers, investors and even complete outsiders. Proponents claim that […]

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. According to Lily Rothman in a January 6 piece for Time magazine, the Paul Revere-era time capsule unearthed and opened recently in Boston isn’t technically a “time capsule”. In the article, expert William E. Jarvis–who literally wrote the book on time capsules with his Time Capsules: A Cultural History (2002)–insists […]

By January 13, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Infographic – The History of Metals

Infographic – The History of Metals

The History of Metals We have documented the history if individual metals before and we have also visualized their annual production. However, we have not seen all of the metals on one timeline before such as in this infographic. Worth noting is gold’s prominence ever since the beginning of history. Because the yellow metal is […]

World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

World and US Coin Auctions – NYINC And FUN Usher In 2015 With A Bang

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage FUN Delivers Record Number Of Million Dollar Coins in One Sale; NGC Certified Colonial Rarities Spearhead The Action. As the famous crystal ball dropped in Times Square announcing the New Year, the coin caravan was simultaneously being loaded up with a dazzling array of coins […]

New PCGS Set Registry®  Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every PCGS coin currently offered online, whether at auction or in a fixed-price ecommerce listing. The collector can then easily click through to […]

By January 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met up with a dealer friend of mine. This is a guy who knows his coins. He’s a major Texas dealer who’s been in the family business his whole life. I tell you this because I […]

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group reviews the highlights of 2014 Coin Market and looks forward to 2015.

Dear Fellow Numismatists:   The past year has been a particularly dynamic one for numismatics. Many major collections were sold or will soon be sold, modern coins continue an explosion in popularity and numismatics becomes increasingly global. At the forefront of these important developments is NGC. The year began with a week where more than […]

WHAT GOES AROUND…The 1986 Florida United Numismatists Convention Sale

WHAT GOES AROUND…The 1986 Florida United Numismatists Convention Sale

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek ……. The numismatic auction field may seem large to those looking in from the outside and indeed for many working within it, but the pond in which all participants swim is really quite small. This is especially true as 2015 dawns, thanks to an unhealthy drift toward monopoly by […]

Applications Now Available for ANA College Scholarships

Applications Now Available for ANA College Scholarships

Graduating seniors can win $1,000 to use for higher education expenses By American Numismatic Association…. Applications for a new college scholarship provided by the American Numismatic Association are now available at Money.org. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with […]

Infographic – How to Test for Fake Gold and Silver

Infographic – How to Test for Fake Gold and Silver

Many precious metals investors like the idea of physical bullion because, unlike paper money, it is difficult to counterfeit. That said, when there is a will, there is a way. In recent years, there have been extremely concerning cases of gold counterfeit, and investors that are not fully prepared can get duped. That’s why we […]

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