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Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coin. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while giving a tip to a delivery man. After […]

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This Week on the CoinWeek Podcast, editor Charles Morgan talks to Aaron Klein and Shawn Smeallie from the Dollar Coin Alliance. Smeallie is the […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy for counterfeit coins. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well-known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its […]

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting ….   Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private ownership and trade in cultural property, has posted on his blog a quite lucid history of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) experiences in District and Appellate Court over […]

Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale

Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale

There are more than a dozen Chinese Panda coins and medals, including Show Pandas, that — by published mintage — rank from uncommon to very scarce By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   How rare is rare? Many people talk about rarity the way they do coin grades: very rare, extremely rare, etc. […]

2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

The classic hardcover version of the 71st-edition Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”) celebrates the 225th anniversary of federal coinage in Philadelphia. On its back cover is a commemorative gold-foil portrait of David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint, who was appointed by President George Washington in 1792. […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   [Originally published September 17, 2012. –CW] We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it […]

Bidding Options at Tomorrow’s Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Sale Make Buying Easy

Bidding Options at Tomorrow’s Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Sale Make Buying Easy

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are looking forward to our Sale 145, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. The sale includes selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi and Tom Cederlind, and features rare and desirable works from around the world. With the launch of the […]

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of a 913-piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating […]

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have released our first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens or […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 11

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 11

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

Coin Board News – Number 42

Coin Board News – Number 42

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 42 — Spring 2017 LOTS OF HAPPENINGS This issue has been delayed a few weeks for the simple reason that so much has happened just recently in the world of coin boards. Every time I thought I was ready to […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   It may have been Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at least for coin collectors) is that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Langbord family’s appeal as they attempted to recover 10 1933 double eagle $20 gold coins […]

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What does it feel like to buy an 1804 Dollar? The 1804 Dollar has long been regarded as the “King of American Coins” and those […]

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s April 22 Sale

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s April 22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are holding their Sale 145 on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the live online auction beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind, Italo Vecchi and other consignors, and includes interesting and important material on ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some […]

ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work Groups

ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committee, Forms Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work Groups to begin the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). ICTA created the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in January and named Beth Deisher as its director. ACTF’s mission is […]

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

ANA Road Show to Exhibit Numismatic Rarities in Las Vegas

ANA Road Show to Exhibit Numismatic Rarities in Las Vegas

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Road Show will make its next stop at the Las Vegas Numismatic Society Diamond Jubilee Coin Show, May 18-20, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, located at 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. The ANA Road Show gives members and collectors around the country an opportunity to […]

Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Denver World’s Fair of Money

Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Denver World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver, Colorado, August 1-5 at the Colorado Convention Center. Those interested in presenting can submit an online proposal here. Proposals are due no later than […]

Rapp Auctions: L’Excellence Suisse – Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

Rapp Auctions: L’Excellence Suisse – Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

By Rapp Auctions …..   From 2 to 12 May 2017, the international auction house Rapp will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of Switzerland’s most precious and rare coins in cooperation with Chaponnière & Firmenich SA. The exhibition tells the story of Switzerland’s coins and documents the creation of the Swiss Franc. Are you interested […]

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 ANA National Money Show

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 ANA National Money Show

American Numismatic Association (ANA) member Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip” at the 2017 National Money Show®, March 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The second place Best-in-Show award was presented to John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes”. Third place was awarded to Michael […]

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

The early Romans’ appreciation for copper money remained strong through the collapse of the Roman Empire In the ancient Greek world there was a strong preference for precious metal coinage. Base metal coins were added to the mix only long after gold, silver and electrum coins had come into regular use – and even then, […]

American Numismatic Society Awarded Funding for Humanities Open Book Program

American Numismatic Society Awarded Funding for Humanities Open Book Program

The digitization of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) backlist of monographs has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the joint NEH-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the ANS’s book-length publications through 2010 will be made available for free online for anyone to use. The ANS is one of the […]

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   It seems like only yesterday, but it was in January 2014, slightly over three years ago, that Chris Karstedt and I went to Dallas to plan the presentation of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on behalf of Mack Pogue and his son Brent. Mack and Brent […]

Gold & Silver PAC April 2017 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC April 2017 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC …..   From the Political Coordinator Partisanship on Capitol Hill has gone from bad to worse. The staunch partisanship that was limited to the members and senior staff has now infected staffs on all sides. Although there are a few people who will talk with members of […]

Kolbe & Fanning: New Live Bidding App Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Kolbe & Fanning: New Live Bidding App Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are excited to announce that we have introduced a new app in partnership with Auction Mobility, our firm’s third-party online bidding platform. While Kolbe & Fanning have offered live online bidding in our auctions for several years, the move to an app-based platform provides a number of advantages for our […]

PCGS to Attribute Branch Mint Marks on Silver Eagles

PCGS to Attribute Branch Mint Marks on Silver Eagles

UPDATE 4/7/2017 9:22AM PST: For 2014-2017 boxes that have a sticker on the side that includes the designation “WPM”, PCGS believes that these boxes, regardless of their serial number, originated in West Point. Therefore, at this time, and until we receive further clarification from the U.S. Mint, we will not be attributing such boxes to […]

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NGC Attribution of Mint Facility for Bullion Silver Eagles

NGC Attribution of Mint Facility for Bullion Silver Eagles

NGC provides submission guidelines and mintage information for bullion Silver Eagles struck at various Mint facilities, 2011 to date Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will attribute 2011 to 2017 bullion American Silver Eagles by the US Mint facility that struck the coins provided they are received by NGC in a sealed US Mint box. The attributions […]

From Crime to Punishment –  Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

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 …..   From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” […]

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

NGC will offer a new label to celebrate the release of the 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle, which will be released in a set limited to just 75,000 pieces The United States Mint released the Congratulations Set on April 4. Surprisingly, the Congratulations Set contains an S-mint 2017 Proof Silver Eagle, not a W-mint coin as […]

 
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