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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 […]

By July 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. For me the anticipation of an approaching coin show transcends the magical time when, as a young lad, I eagerly awaited Santa’s visit on Christmas morning. These two events have one thing in common. As the arrival of the jolly fellow in the red suit came ever so near, my mother […]

Kater-Crafts: West Coast Numismatic Bookbinders

Kater-Crafts: West Coast Numismatic Bookbinders

by George F. Kolbe – Kolbe & Fanning Those seriously interested in mid-20th century American coin sale catalogues are likely familiar with B.A. Martin, the bookbinder responsible for many Stack’s and Kosoff special cloth- and leather-bound editions. Located in New York City, many of the firm’s deluxe bindings incorporated a distinctive leather termed “baby calf,” […]

Should You Collect Medals? Part II: World Medals

Should You Collect Medals? Part II: World Medals

By David Thomason Alexander – Founder, Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   As the first part of this review demonstrated, medal collecting in the United States is a growing field, charting solid gains after nearly two centuries of neglect. Success in medal collecting was shown to result from basic research, careful preparation, familiarity with […]

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/1/2015. Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan dollar varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce […]

Tales from the Bourse: Crazy Times — The Hunt Brothers Stir Things Up

Tales from the Bourse: Crazy Times — The Hunt Brothers Stir Things Up

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. Being born in 1969, I was quite young when the Hunt Brothers drove up silver prices in the 1979-1980, so first-hand experience of it is limited to memories of how it effected my father and the business’s bottom line. My father was a […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ……. A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made die struck counterfeit Morgan dollar dated 1893-O was found in a bulk deal while at NGC. While the piece was well made, it had one telltale diagnostic that made […]

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars. The 320-page book by Q. David Bowers offers pricing, grading instructions, series histories, and guidance on how to build high-quality collections of these popular coins. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops […]

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Historian. Military Analyst. Gentleman game designer. Numismatist. Author Mike Markowitz is many things, and one of those things happens to be CoinWeek’s resident expert on Ancient Coins. Twice monthly, CoinWeek has the privilege and the pleasure of bringing you the latest in his series of exploratory articles, covering the entire […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/22/2015. After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet hopefully stimulating) sampling of Royal Canadian Mint products since the release of the first Canadian Silver Maple Leafs in 1988. Because the Mint […]

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

If you can’t attend one of the upcoming major shows in Baltimore, Chicago, or Long Beach, you still have an opportunity to obtain one of the popular new “PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters. “We’ve had many requests from across the country for these fascinating posters. While supplies last, we’re giving them […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

The United States Mint today announced the release of MyUSMint, the bureau’s new mobile application (app) for Android™ smartphones, the iPhone® and the iPod touch®. “This new app is just one more way for the public to connect with the U.S. Mint,” said Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States. “This is clearly an exciting […]

By July 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in Portugal By Zachary Habermas – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/1/2015. Throughout history there have been sophisticated schemes involving the counterfeiting of currency. Some have involved individuals […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Collectors should note Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming offering of numismatic books belonging to hobby icon Margo Russell. The selection of works both common and rare offer a glimpse into this pioneering figure’s work as head of Coin World magazine. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15, 2015. These two sets are […]

By July 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
New Book on Collecting Confederate Bonds Released At Memphis Paper Show – VIDEO: 3:35.

New Book on Collecting Confederate Bonds Released At Memphis Paper Show – VIDEO: 3:35.

Richie Self, President, American Coins & Collectibles, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. A second edition of The Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds has released after more then a decade since the work was first published by Dr. Douglas Ball. Richie Self describes what new information is in the new edition and why collectors will […]

Story of the Fugio Cent of 1787 – VIDEO: 2:15.

Story of the Fugio Cent of 1787 – VIDEO: 2:15.

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Fugio Cent has a great story inspired by Benjamin Franklin and authorized by Congress in 1787. Hear the story of the coin that states, “time flies.” Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Finalizer, has decided to postpone retirement and extend his employment with NGC. Krah has been with NGC since 1989. A top expert on world coin authentication and grading, Krah became a professional numismatist in 1979. He joined NGC a decade […]

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. A look back: Gobrecht in a Bottle   It’s always difficult when someone comes in with a collection or family heirlooms to sell, when we have to tell them, “sorry, these aren’t as valuable as you think they are.” Often, it’s just […]

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/11/2015. The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global market, but how much does the average American collector know about Canada and Canadian coins? So as part of my mini-series on […]

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com   1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

                  By Professional Coin Grading Service….   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is now providing its acclaimed TrueViewSM high-resolution digital photography at no additional cost for all coins submitted for PCGS Secure™ Service. “You now can have free, professional photography for all your PCGS Secure certified coins. […]

By July 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek….   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just […]

 
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