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5 CoinWeek Staff Favorites in Kolbe & Fanning’s New Arrivals Section

5 CoinWeek Staff Favorites in Kolbe & Fanning’s New Arrivals Section

Since Kolbe & Fanning’s website redesign, the numismatic booksellers have really upped their game – giving today’s astute numismatist unprecedented access to books both contemporary and hard-to-find. We spent a few hours combing the K&F newest additions and compiled this list of five favorites. This is just a small sampling of what’s in stock, go to […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito by Allan Schein With a history of coin production pre-dating our own national mint by more than two hundred and fifty years, Mexico can say […]

Three Organizations Collaborate on NCCC Educational Symposium

Three Organizations Collaborate on NCCC Educational Symposium

By Profession Coin Dealers Association…. The Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) and the Chicago Coin Club will collaborate to produce a four-session numismatic educational symposium on Sunday, November 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. Held in conjunction with the November 19-21 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention, the event will take […]

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

A long-awaited publication from The American Numismatic Society (ANS), Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins, is now available for sale. The 322-page hardcover catalogue with 79 full-color plates, a work by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan, presents all of the Kushan coins in the ANS collection and provides detailed descriptions, selected illustrations, and […]

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: House Bill 26 was considered by the Ohio State Senate for the first time on June 18, and was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on June 24. On Wednesday, June 17, the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio reported that the Ohio House of Representatives had […]

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PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

By PCGS… The “science” of numismatics now has a new meaning. Professional Coin Grading Service has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date. PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while […]

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Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Coins are Art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. An Imperial Bronze coin exemplifies the skill of a ‘master’ engraver, such wonders are pieces of beauty that will last in history forever. There are coins that create dreams when you see them and as you touch them, they speak to you “I am […]

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample slab collecting, a formerly obscure numismatic niche, is about to move to the edge of the mainstream with the publication of the first book on the subject on September 17, 2015. When third-party grading services began encapsulating coins in 1986, they often gave away samples of their new coin holders.  Originally distributed free to […]

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John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

  By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists…. The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015. It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John Burns Memorial Fund that was created […]

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Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his 60-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Stack’s Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.   Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.  VIDEO: […]

David Lisot Takes the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge. Video: 4:27

David Lisot Takes the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge. Video: 4:27

Do you have the numismatic chops to put your grading skills up against the professional graders at PCGS? CoinWeek’s David Lisot stopped by the PCGS booth at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo to take a shot at winning the $1,000 dollar prize given to the person, who’s grades most match those awarded by the […]

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC President James Sego talks about the roll-out of QA Check, how it’s being accepted by collectors and dealers in this exclusive CoinWeek video interview, shot at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873″ Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873″ Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

by Max Spiegel, NGC ….   NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United […]

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

By Federal Bureau of Investigation….   Fraudster Targeted Elderly Victims Financial fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. And while corporate criminals, inside traders, and Ponzi schemers often cause their victims to lose millions of dollars, the case of the crooked coin dealer from New York illustrates that even relatively small-time fraudsters must answer for […]

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UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

The Royal Mint has released a unique and special edition of Pistrucci’s Waterloo Medal – a masterpiece of minting art in all its glory – to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and pay tribute to those who never received this magnificent honour. After the epic battle had finished raging The Royal […]

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: How RL Miles Started Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:14. The collector R.L. Miles an interesting journey into coin collecting. […]

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

  By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek….   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually damage the coin’s surface, appearance and–most importantly–the value. If I could offer just one piece of advice to you today, it would be this: Do not clean your coins […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have entered their next phase of expansion in China with several major developments. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), have extended their Official Submission Center agreement with Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co., Ltd. […]

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

NGC to offer special pedigree for the 2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

The 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set goes on sale June 16, 2015 from the United States Mint. This set includes four 2015-P Presidential Dollars (Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johndon), one 2015-D Native American Dollar and one 2015-W Burnished Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. NGC will recognize coins received […]

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Rubin Family Collection as part of our Official Auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money to be held in Rosemont, Illinois in August of this year. This small collection of gold, silver and copper coins includes the finest of three known Proof 1859 quarter […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation here. Personally, […]

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Presented and produced by Gainesvillecoins.com …….   On Friday, April 24, the finance ministers of Europe once again met to discuss the fate of Greece’s bailout program. Although no definitive course of action was expected to come out of this meeting, it was yet another chance to assess the potential consequences if indeed the Greek […]

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Dear Set Registry Members, It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s awards season again. We’ve added over 250 new composites, and some amazing new sets have been registered. We’ve incorporated a Top Pop Bonus plan and have added the Digital Coin Album feature. You can say it’s been a busy and […]

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From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Sol Kaplan. Video: 1:51 Legendary coin dealer Sol Kaplan is remembered by Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey […]

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont; Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean Martin Renaud; […]

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In […]

 
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