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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 →
The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We rely on dealers […]

Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts, and rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds? Why are they carrying elegant canes beautifully worked in silver and gold? Because the barbarians […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Mugging of LaVere Redfield

The Mugging of LaVere Redfield

by Jack Harpster – author of The Curious Life of Nevada’s LaVere Redfield: The Silver Dollar King This article is adapted from Reno, Nevada author Jack Harpster’s upcoming book, The Curious Life of Nevada’s LaVere Redfield: The Silver Dollar King, that will be released on November 4, 2014 by The History Press, Charleston, SC, and […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip N. Diehl, Former US Mint Director Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. In this six part interview, Coinweek Content Manager Charles Morgan talks with Philip N. Diehl , who was the Director of the United States Mint from 1993 until 2000. In this part ONE of the  interview, Mr. Diehl talks about the state of the […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series Draws Speakers to ANA 2014 World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 6:29

Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series Draws Speakers to ANA 2014 World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 6:29

Jill Kimball, Public Relations, Littleton Coin Company…. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Littleton Coin Company of New Hampshire sponsors a lecture series in honor its founder Maynard Sundman. Jill Kimball talks about the program and why it was launched. She shares some of the history of this well known numismatic company and the people responsible for […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

Exhibit featuring Reconstruction-era bonds wins Howland Wood Memorial Award Editor’s note: Images from Martin’s award-winning exhibit can be seen at Money.org. American Numismatic Association member Mack Martin won the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show in numismatic exhibiting at the 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois. Martin’s exhibit, “Baby Bonds,” featured notes […]

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers slaying brothers to seize a shaky throne. Yet for most of this era, Parthia provided reasonably efficient government to a population of Greeks, Persians and Arabs; tolerating Christians, Jews, Pagans, Zoroastrians […]

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin James Gullberg Chopmarks are counter-stamps or punches, struck into coins by Chinese merchants. To many numismatic authorities, anything that happens to […]

Cool Books for Coin Collectors by Whitman. VIDEO: 8:22

Cool Books for Coin Collectors by Whitman. VIDEO: 8:22

Dennis Tucker, Publisher, Whitman Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. Whitman Publications specializes in books for coin, token and paper money collectors. At this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money publisher Dennis Tucker shows and talks about some of the new editions for collectors including US coins, Canadian coins, US and obsolete paper money, Civil War […]

By August 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

CoinWeek Medieval Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ……….. Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. Between 1096 and 1291, the Church of Rome, the aristocracy, and the peoples of Western Europe launched a series of military campaigns against the Muslim […]

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014. “The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, […]

By August 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Vegas Show Hosts Silver Dollar Panel, Panda and Hard Assets Seminar

Vegas Show Hosts Silver Dollar Panel, Panda and Hard Assets Seminar

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Fall coin show is set for September 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino, 2411 W. Sahara. The 51st annual spring show drew 300 dealers and over 3000 visitors. Saturday’s Silver Dollar panel extends a great opportunity to learn from silver dollar experts and authors. Meet […]

By August 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. “This is an excellent […]

By August 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set RegistrySM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Hobby Protection and Marketplace Fairness Act Legislative Updates. VIDEO: 9:21.

Jimmy Hayes, Numismatic Lobbyist and former Congressman. The intricacies of passing legislation and how bills can be changed and amended are highlighted in this explanation by Jimmy Hayes. He talks about laws that have been passed or are possible to be passed that will have enormous implications for the numismatic market place. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 Selections from the New Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price Book You Have to See…

10 Selections from the New Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price Book You Have to See…

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… At CoinWeek, we love numismatic literature. This is why, when we saw the new Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List for Select Numismatic Books, we had to put everything aside for a few moments while we took in the book’s 92 amazing offerings. Many of the books […]

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014. The Eckfeldts are well known to numismatists for their extensive history of employment with the US […]

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

Heritage will offer Eric Newman Collection Part V this fall… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the fifth installment of the extraordinary collection of 103-year old numismatic researcher and writer Eric P. Newman. The selections comprise nearly 1,000 coins and boast a variety of exceedingly rare and high grade US Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues. […]

PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame Sets

PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame Sets

The Professional Coin Grading Service  (NASDAQ:CLCT) has announced the winners of its 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award competition and has inducted three sets into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame. All collectors, who collect PCGS-graded coins are eligible to participate in the PCGS Set Registry. Every year, the Newport Beach, California grading service awards the best […]

By July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Sales Brisk for Two-Coin Kennedy Sets After One Day Michael White at the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded me this number: 68,974. That’s the total number of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets that have been ordered by collectors and dealers in the […]

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