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Polish American Numismatic Society Changes Tour of Eastern Europe

Polish American Numismatic Society Changes Tour of Eastern Europe

By Polish-American Numismatic Society …..   The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS) “Numismatic Educational Trip” has been revised to three countries, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia from May 10th to May 21, 2016 (10 days) in order to accommodate people who want a shorter trip due to their working schedule. The Price of our “PANS Club Land […]

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US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind their customers that their next online numismatic book auction will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The sale has been posted at auction.numislit.com, where bidders may register, browse the sale’s contents and place absentee bids in advance. The April 16 auction […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There are a few key dates where you frequently encounter added mintmarks. The 1916-D Mercury dime is easily the most common, but other coins such as the 1909-S […]

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 23. National Coin Week has been recognized since 1924. The theme for this year’s […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   This week, we visit Peruvian counterfeiters, tour the Karlsruhe Mint in Germany and find out whether those coin counting machines at your local bank or grocery store are accurate. And we check in on a lot of news coming out of India. We also touch upon the Panama Papers, and reveal […]

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Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Recycling firm Wealthy Max Ltd is hoping to save face with a transparency program following a controversy that spelled massive fines and civil proceedings for the company, which has links to China. The firm, which submitted tons of coins to the United States Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program, […]

Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Offered exclusively for NGC Collectors Society members, these Norman Rockwell labels are available only until June 30 or while supplies last Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created two special certification labels featuring portraits by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. These labels show Rockwell’s portraits of presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, which […]

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Visiting America’s short-lived frontier mint in Carson City, Nevada By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Taking a vacation trip through Nevada and California recently, I visited the historic former Carson City Mint in the capital city of Nevada. Though a small, short-lived facility that struck U.S. coins only from 1870-1893, the Carson City Mint is […]

So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin ……   According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector […]

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Coin Books – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis Tucker

Coin Books – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis Tucker

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   As modern U.S. coins grew in popularity and became an important segment of the coin market over the last several decades, there was no real concomitant emergence of a significant numismatic literature about this burgeoning field. There are a few key works, like Eric Jordan’s Modern Commemorative Coins […]

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is one of the oldest and certainly one of the most popular hobbies in existence. Some might say that if is not the most widely followed of hobbies, it’s right up there. Young and old alike have shared the pleasures and rewards of coin collecting […]

US Coin Pattern –  1913 Buffalo Nickel

US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 16 Online Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their next online numismatic book auction has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The sale will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The April 16 auction is the latest […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer versus the tax […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

Coin Dealer and QA Check founder James Sego shares his valuable insights on the certified American Silver Eagle market and things you must avoid when buying coins that have been graded MS70 by either PCGS or NGC. We talk milk spots, the value of QA Check certification, and mistakes that could cost unsuspecting collectors thousands […]

Numismatic Education – Online Registration for ANA Summer Seminar

Numismatic Education – Online Registration for ANA Summer Seminar

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 48th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016. ANA members who register by March 31 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register […]

Exhibitors Honored at ANA Dallas National Money Show

Exhibitors Honored at ANA Dallas National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented competitive exhibit awards at its annual National Money Show to honor outstanding exhibits in several categories. The 2016 show was held March 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. ANA member Michael Ross received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “The Cathedral Medals of Jacques Wiener.” The second […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with counterfeiters but rarely do they go to the trouble of making dies. As a well known rarity, the 1922 No D Lincoln cent has been the target of counterfeiters […]

Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

NGC will offer several designations for qualifying 2016-W Gold Buffalo $50 coins, including a special BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation See other coins eligible for the BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation The US Mint has confirmed that the Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50 will be released on the first day (March 31) of the Whitman Baltimore Expo. […]

World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Chinese one-yuan note is about to fold as the new one-yuan coin replaces the paper currency. Many hail the replacement of the one-yuan note, as coins last longer in circulation than paper currency and are thus less expensive to produce over time. But others are concerned that […]

Numismatic Education – ANA Activities Celebrate National Coin Week

Numismatic Education – ANA Activities Celebrate National Coin Week

From the nation’s founding to the modern era, depictions of Liberty have been fundamental to American coin design. Because 2016 marks the centennial anniversary of three popular U.S. coin designs featuring Liberty–the Mercury (or Winged Liberty) dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half dollar–the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Portraits of Liberty: […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced a new PMG holder that is significantly more transparent than its previous holders, resulting in superior optics that dramatically enhance the presentation of encapsulated notes. Comprised of high-quality inert materials, the new holder was subjected to months of extensive testing to ensure its suitability for long-term preservation and protection […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? Different artifacts associated with an individual may still exist, but these objects are frequently irreplaceable and irreproducible, with much of the appeal based on a personal connection to the individual […]

QA Check Coin Grading Service Sees Record Submissions in 2016

QA Check Coin Grading Service Sees Record Submissions in 2016

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Quality Assurance (QA) Check, one of the nation’s newest coin grade verification services, is seeing record growth in 2016. QA Check president James Sego has been criss-crossing the United States in recent months, attending coin shows and spreading the word about his growing service, which primarily handles modern […]

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently unveiled a series of updates on its popular website that provides users with virtually up-to-the-moment certification statistics, mobile-friendly pricing data and much more. Established in 1986 and marking its 30th anniversary this year, PCGS is making its website easier to navigate […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – March 27, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – March 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Another week has passed so it’s time once again for the CoinWeek Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. Here we catch up with the strange and off-center topics that maybe didn’t get the attention they deserved the first time around. And from everyone at CoinWeek, have a Hopeful and Happy Easter! […]

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