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Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows halfway across the country By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It doesn’t matter how big a show is or where it’s held, all coin shows present inherent security risks. It […]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression […]

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The year 2017 is a great time to consider one the most interesting areas of the rare coin market–United States pattern coinage. The first United States pattern coins were struck 225 years ago […]

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation© (NGC©) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 Chinese coins, a first for a third-party coin grading service. This milestone was reached a mere 18 months after NGC had certified 1,000,000 Chinese coins, a reflection of the significant growth that NGC has experienced in China. NGC began operations in China in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Gorge Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out from the Mint […]

ANA: Online Registration Open for Summer Seminar

ANA: Online Registration Open for Summer Seminar

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 49th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 17-29. ANA members who register by March 31 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register will […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Welcome back for the second installment of Ron Drzewucki’s “Ask a Grader”, exclusively on CoinWeek! If you’re not familiar with Ron, he is the owner/operator of Modern Coin Wholesale. Ron has been a professional […]

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Draped bust large cents reveal grand returns; “Make mine milk chocolate please!” By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   According to the calendar, spring is just around the corner, officially arriving next week. Yet as I sit at my desk researching for this installment, we are being hit by a major winter storm: […]

Gold & Silver PAC March 2017 e-Newsletter: Tax Edition

Gold & Silver PAC March 2017 e-Newsletter: Tax Edition

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC …..   It’s tax time. Some expert tips to make sure you are in compliance with the law. Internet Sales Tax Although congress has not had any discussions about interstate sales taxes for cross-state purchases, the National Governors Association (NGA) did have some discussions about the issue […]

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 The idea of this article is not to discredit other authors or publications mentioned here. However, without pointing out certain examples it would be impossible to explain how important it is to do primary research in numismatics. Of course, some mistakes are […]

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) VP Mark Stephenson sits down for an in-depth conversation about the state […]

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

Rhett Jeppson, the first Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Jeppson helmed the Mint from January 2015 to January 2017 in his capacity as Principal Deputy Director, and on May 19, 2015, he was nominated as Director of the US Mint. […]

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will expire in August. I have told many friends and business associates that I still have much that I […]

CoinWeek IQ: Fail! We Drop a Million Dollar 1913 Liberty Head Nickel! – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Fail! We Drop a Million Dollar 1913 Liberty Head Nickel! – 4K Video

We meet up with Doug Mudd, former Manager of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and current Museum Curator of the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum to talk about the Bebee-ANA Specimen 1913 Liberty “V” nickel. Only five examples of 1913 “V” nickel are known and each one is worth well over three million […]

NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins Authentication Bureau

NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins Authentication Bureau

Extremely Rare 1897 Ferracute Szechuan Pattern Set is Certified Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and noted numismatist Chen Gi Mao have announced that they will form the NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB). The partnership combines the experience and expertise of NGC, a leading third-party coin grading service established in 1987, and Chen Gi Mao, one […]

Last Chance to See Olympic Coins, Memorabilia at ANA Money Museum

Last Chance to See Olympic Coins, Memorabilia at ANA Money Museum

Don’t miss a final opportunity to experience “Olympic Games—History and Numismatics” before its run closes at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Money Museum mid-April. This exhibit showcases the wide range of Olympic numismatic objects and memorabilia and explores the Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival. Notable artifacts on display include rare Syracusan […]

How the “Continental Dollar” Helps the Cato Institute Advance Liberty

How the “Continental Dollar” Helps the Cato Institute Advance Liberty

“The Cato Institute is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty in the nation that is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty.” —George F. Will In 1776 the Continental Congress—eager to exert its sovereign status in the newborn America—set out to produce a coin to replace the commonly used Spanish and British […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   I dare not repeat these thoughts out loud as I type… yet after more snow than the abominable himself would care to see has been dumped in my city we have […]

Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15

Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their third “Buy or Bid” Sale, which begins now and will close on Wednesday, March 15. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. The sale includes over 1,400 works on ancient, medieval and modern coins, as […]

Coin Industry News – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires CollectiveCoin.com

Coin Industry News – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires CollectiveCoin.com

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it has acquired the interactive website CollectiveCoin.com. CollectiveCoin.com was started in 2014 by Matt Lenore and Nick Baum and is a leading tool for managing coin collections online, allowing collectors to publicly or privately view, manage and track their numismatic collections seamlessly across all devices. The website also […]

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek finishes its trilogy of on-site grading videos at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with this exclusive new video that tracks a world coin order from the point of arrival through to when each of the coins is sonically sealed in NGC’s secure holder. You will see NGC’s world class coin graders at work grading an order […]

NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

For over 40 years, ANA Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. You will be exposed to fascinating subjects […]

Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption

Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption

By John Brush – President, David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   To paraphrase Margaret Mead, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can make great change when working together. John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins and John Feigenbaum of the Coin Dealer Newsletter–along with lobbyist Stephen Haner and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

New Red Book Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

New Red Book Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices 7,900 Coins The 71st edition of the hobby’s Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will launch at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 30, 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. To celebrate the […]

1843-O Liberty Seated Quarters and the Eliasberg-Gardner Coin

1843-O Liberty Seated Quarters and the Eliasberg-Gardner Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #372 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Only one currently identified 1843-‘Large O’ quarter is clearly uncirculated, the Eliasberg-Gardner coin. This PCGS-graded “MS-63+” 1843-O just sold for $16,450 USD in a Heritage auction at the Winter 2017 Long […]

New PCGS Online Interface for Registry Set Collecting

New PCGS Online Interface for Registry Set Collecting

The PCGS Set Registry (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry) continues its push into the digital age with its latest design, allowing coin collectors to enjoy the digital collecting experience on mobile devices. With 82,281 registered sets, and counting, the online coin hub just received a sleek, new interface, which allows users to navigate the site in a streamlined manner […]

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