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Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The advantage of specializing in a narrow range of numismatic products is the ability to become a true expert in the field. One night during the ANA World’s Fair of Money I had the opportunity to share an adult beverage with one of the legends of numismatics, Ken […]

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than nine million collectibles currently offered for sale. “This is a fantastic […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   The Fitzgerald Collection (also referred to as Fitzgerald’s Nevada Club Reno Hoard) is one of my favorite collections (and pedigrees) for a variety of reasons. First, it has a heritage spanning from the early life of Lincoln Fitzgerald and his involvement in illegal gambling activities with the Purple Gang […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Exhibits Honored at Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money

Coin Exhibits Honored at Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2015 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception and the awards banquet on August 14. A total of 36 exhibitors of all ages and experience levels, showing 60 coin exhibits, competed in this […]

Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-Million Dollar Displays, Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show will be […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By NGC ….. As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. In fact, virtually every classic US […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs such as […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Auction Margo Russell Collection of Books. VIDEO: 7:52.

Kolbe & Fanning to Auction Margo Russell Collection of Books. VIDEO: 7:52.

On Saturday, August 22, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will offer up a treasure-trove of rare and important numismatic books, periodicals, and ephemera. One of the sale’s many highlights is the numismatic library of former Coin World Editor Margo Russell. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sat with David Fanning at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair […]

Cultural Property Enforcement – Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

Cultural Property Enforcement – Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

Army special forces stand at the entrance to the Egyptian Museum By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing. The piece, entitled “Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities”, heralds the arrest of an Italian […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New  Japan Official Submission Center

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New Japan Official Submission Center

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have announced that World Coins Japan Co., Ltd., has been appointed an Official Submission Center to the companies in Japan. NGC, NCS and PMG are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®). Located in Tokyo, World Coins Japan, is one of […]

Whitman Publishing Releases Three New Numismatic Titles

Whitman Publishing Releases Three New Numismatic Titles

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars by Q. David Bowers. 2015, 310 pages. Illustrated. Spine #18. $29.95 MSRP. The Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half dollar coin series were the last of their respective denominations to feature an allegorical […]

By August 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

  Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan Dollar By NGC ….   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S Morgan Dollar. Each month in this column, we discuss some of the fundamentals of counterfeit detection, using counterfeit coins as illustrations. To date, the examples shown have not been deceptive. By that, we mean […]

At NLG Bash, Margo Russell Remembered; CoinWeek Takes 6 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

At NLG Bash, Margo Russell Remembered; CoinWeek Takes 6 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On the evening of Thursday, August 13, 2015, many of the hobby’s most notable writers, publishers, and their spouses gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the life of the late Margo Russell and to recognize the year’s best numismatic writing at the Numismatic Literary Guild’s 2015 […]

By August 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Three Distinguished Numismatists Added  To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Three Distinguished Numismatists Added To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members. The dealers now added to the prestigious list are Édouard Frossard (1837 – 1899), Harry J. Forman (1924 – 2008) and John “JD” Dannreuther (born in 1948). The induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 14, […]

By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Grading – NGC Modifies Vintage Chinese and Russian Coin Policy

Coin Grading – NGC Modifies Vintage Chinese and Russian Coin Policy

NGC’s expanded research capabilities and grading staff allow for improved coin policy. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that vintage Chinese and Russian coins may now be submitted under any NGC grading tier provided they meet that tier’s requirements. Previously, certain vintage Chinese and Russian silver, gold and platinum coins had to be submitted under […]

Bureau of Engraving and Printing and U.S. Mint to Participate in ANA World’s Fair of Money

Bureau of Engraving and Printing and U.S. Mint to Participate in ANA World’s Fair of Money

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share a booth, #1910, at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the Mint have made history […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Technology Innovation Boosts Chinese Panda Coins – New Gold Coin Trading System

Technology Innovation Boosts Chinese Panda Coins – New Gold Coin Trading System

Technology Innovation Boosts the Development of Chinese Panda Gold and Silver Coins Introduction of the Gold Coin Trading System Over recent years, with the improvement of people’s living standard, gold trade has gradually becomes an important part in the development of national economy. In China’s gold market, Chinese Panda Gold Coin is considered as an […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting edge of coining […]

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

By August 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Researcher Writes Reference for Overlooked United States Mint Medal Series

Numismatic Researcher Writes Reference for Overlooked United States Mint Medal Series

CoinWeek News Report….   Numismatic researcher Darryl A. Gomez has published a book detailing an overlooked United States Mint medal series produced and distributed during the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy administrations. Titled, Authoritative Numismatic Reference: Presidential Medal of Appreciation Awards 1958-1963, Gomez’s new book expands on his 2014 self-published book that concentrated […]

By August 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

A look back: The Ultimate Trade Back in 1980 the housing market was so bad, I recall that my parents couldn’t sell our very modest home in Hollywood, Florida. We needed to get out from under the thing so dad could take a professorship at Old Dominion University. Interest rates at the time were in the […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its own right, as are all S-Mint Lincoln […]

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

An exclusive ANA label and pedigree will be available for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the Chicago ANA in August. Special submission instructions must be followed. NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA label at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, […]

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014 by Scott H. Miller The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is now in its 157th year of service to the world of numismatics. It is the […]

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the ANA World’s Fair of Money. NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with the renowned numismatist at the NGC booth. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days, Salzberg will […]

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Friday, July 24, the Facebook page of a company called 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC promised that the next week would be “an exciting one” for everyone interested in the shipwreck of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet. Monday, we found out what they meant. On July 27, the […]

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