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

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

By David Provost for CoinWeek… Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.   The House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage held its final hearings session for the Los Angeles Olympic coinage on Wednesday, May 12, 1982. As he had done in previous sessions, Chairman […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile –  Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

By October 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

A Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – certified China 1898 Hunan Pattern Silver Dollar, which recently sold for over US $1 million, will be on display in Macau on November 29 in a special event sponsored by Champion Auctions in conjunction with the Macau Numismatic Society show. The finest of only six known examples, this important […]

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor,  Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor, Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

By David Thomason Alexander  for  CoinWeek …. Cataloging the 1983 ANA auction was a “white water rapids” experience. This was most important sale to be held in the U.S. that year, and its creation offered lessons in the value of brilliant ideas, knowledge, teamwork, public relations and working with the major national organization and coping […]

The Future Of Numismatics

The Future Of Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. We all have a stake in making sure there are more coin collectors in the future. A few weeks ago, I spent several days in Colorado Springs visiting the American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters. The focus of the visit was to help […]

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities.

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities.

NGC has certified Newman Part V, which includes many extraordinary Early American coins and US gold rarities. NGC was once again enlisted to grade selections from the extraordinary collection of 103-year-old American numismatic researcher and writer Eric P. Newman. The fifth installment of the collection comprises nearly 1,000 coins and boasts a variety of exceedingly rare […]

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Rare GSA Soft Pack Seated Liberty Dollar

NGC Grades Rare GSA Soft Pack Seated Liberty Dollar

This GSA Soft Pack 1864 Seated Liberty Dollar is only the second to have been graded by NGC. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded what is believed to be one of just a handful of Seated Liberty Dollars to have been packaged in a “GSA Soft Pack.” The 1864 Seated Liberty Dollar was purchased directly […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Baltimore Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Baltimore Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they will be conducting a public auction of important numismatic books on November 1, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The auction will be held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. The sale features the outstanding library of a […]

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S. Davenport (1907-2001). Over a period of more than 50 years, his name became synonymous with the world of large-size silver coins, generally referred to as crowns and talers. “Crowns” in […]

Technology and Numismatics

Technology and Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Advances in technology have greatly enhanced the coin hobby. The rare coin business has grown tremendously in the last 10-15 years. One of the primary drivers of this growth has been advances in technology that have greatly benefited our hobby. These advances […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett For a number of years now Whitman Publishing has issued various books that identify and discuss the 100 greatest coins […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins : The First Official Coin

Ancient Coins : The First Official Coin

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… The First Official Coin Natural resources are often a source of great wealth for a country, especially its king. The Pactolus River in Lydia, now modern day Turkey, was one of the most significant sources of electrum in the ancient world, and it […]

Coin Photography: Where to Start?

Coin Photography: Where to Start?

By Jenna Van Valen, photographer at Douglas Winter Numismatics………… I want to tell you all how to be successful in coin photography: you need to start at the beginning, and practice. When I started shooting film seriously, things were not so simple. I had a composition notebook I carried, I had to neurotically jot down […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… FAO Coins International Catalog. English Edition 2013, by Atilio Armiento   Italian collector Atilio Armiento has published a fantastic resource for collectors of F.A.O. coins entitled FAO Coins International Catalog. The […]

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

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

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins to support the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was introduced by Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) on May 20, 1981. S1230 called for a massive 29-coin program that was […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Back in Black: NGC Black Retro Holder Returns

Back in Black: NGC Black Retro Holder Returns

NGC’s popular black Retro Holder will be available for select US coins from October 1 to December 31 while supplies last. Starting October 1, 2014, NGC will again offer its popular black Retro Holder and black label for the following US coins: Silver Eagles, Gold Eagles, Gold Buffaloes, Presidential Dollars, Sacagawea Dollars as well as […]

First Read: Wayte Raymond’s Coins of the World

First Read: Wayte Raymond’s Coins of the World

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. The brown cloth cover is worn and stained today, the binding stressed and foxing can be found on the title page, but my original copy of Coins of the World, Twentieth Century Issues 1901-1954 remains […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Last week the E-sylum quoted an article that we published from CoinWeek contributing writer David Provost about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. In that piece, Provost wrote that no contemporary newspaper accounts of the event had been found. […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Second “NO P” 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

NGC Grades Second “NO P” 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

by  David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation In 1987 China struck Gold 5 Yuan Pandas with three mintmarks: P, Y and S. NGC has recently graded a second example of a Proof Yuan Panda with a missing mintmark…. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently graded a second example of a 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda […]

Ancient Coins :  The First Circulating Gold Coinage & The Stag of Artemis

Ancient Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage & The Stag of Artemis

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……… The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious archaic electrum coinage. It was minted in Ionia, somewhere in central Western Anatolia on the shores of the Aegean sea, but scholars have yet to identify the precise city-state that produced this sophisticated […]

Coins and the Law – On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

Coins and the Law – On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The SAFE endorsement of Britain’s Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought. Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibiting import, export and transfer of Syrian […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service has updated its experts’ tips about what kinds of unattractively-toned, environmentally-damaged and other “problem” coins can be restored, and has reduced the evaluation fee for submitted coins that subsequently do not qualify for PCGS Restoration service. “If your coins suffer from some types of problem that detract from their natural beauty, […]

By September 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost eighteen years (1993-2011) as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Delaware’s at-large district*. While in Congress, Castle was the head of the United States House Financial Services Subcommittee […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s Office had filed a complaint against the firm, alleging that Merit had “engaged in an aggressive, nationwide fraud scheme that… bilked customers out of tens of millions of dollars”, and […]

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Precious Metals Prices are going to get more volatile starting October 1. The CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), which owns the COMEX, NYMEX, GLOBEX, and other commodity exchanges, has announced new margin rules on leveraged accounts to take effect that date in order to comply with […]

By September 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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