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Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Common causes for Details Grading are cleaning, artificial toning, scratches, environmental damage and repair (or damage) to the submitted coins. For the first 20 years or so that NGC graded coins, any pieces submitted that were deemed unacceptable for certification were returned in a plastic sleeve. These […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range […]

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 of a Four-Part Series ( View Part One Here )   Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates of Britannia, who had urgently requested help against invaders. Rome had no legions to spare; they would have to look to their own defense. The invaders included Germanic […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and interesting coins to get started with and had mentioned the year 1933 as a favorite of mine. Well I am still snow bound with another blizzard on the way. […]

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ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

In a sweeping effort to make its older and out-of‐print publications available to the public as Open Access, The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has partnered with HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org/about). As a result, scans of nearly 550 ANS titles – including the American Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature, Numismatic Notes and Monographs, and stand-­alone monographs have become […]

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

By David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to the overwhelming popularity of modern Chinese coins, there has been steady increase and interest in varieties. NGC is at the forefront of actively attributing and listing new varieties of modern Chinese coins. To date, NGC recognizes and attributes more than 90 varieties, including small […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Okay, so you collect pedigree coins and have a fairly nice assortment. Well, I might be going out on a limb here but I’m pretty sure you don’t have this one: This 1923-S Peace dollar accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Normally, a 1923-S […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Feb. 28 Online Numismatic Literature and Coin Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Feb. 28 Online Numismatic Literature and Coin Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their February 28 online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The first in what is expected to be a series of smaller online numismatic book auctions, the Feb. 28 sale focuses […]

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   The evaluation of style is paramount to establishing the desirability of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, all dies used to strike ancient coins were engraved by hand. There is evidence that hubbing may have been used in the production of some dies – […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Probably no other state has brought as many “hoards & collections” into the hobby as the state of Nevada. Several have interesting stories, like the Binion and Fitzgerald collections, but all started out as hoards. The El Cortez Casino Collection, however, was true to its name–it started as a […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

Grading class offered prior to annual spring show   The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics will offer an educational two-day course held in conjunction with the Michigan State Numismatic Society Spring Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9, at the Macomb Community College Expo Center, South Campus, 14500 […]

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

A rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown designed by A.G. Wyon topped the Feb. 11 Dix Noonan Webb auction of coins, tokens and historical medals, bringing in £144,000.   One of only two known specimens of the 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold designed by A.G. Wyon topped Dix Noonan Webb’s coin auction including, […]

The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

CoinWeek Editor and Ike Group Member Charles Morgan discusses the history behind the production of the 1972 Ike Dollar and shows coin collectors how to discern the difference between the three 1972 Eisenhower dollar types. This is the first in a series of CoinWeek Video Productions that will be focused on US, World and Ancient […]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.com…. The years 1935 to 1976 saw the dramatic emergence of the booming numismatic world that many take for granted today. During those years, one of the most influential voices was that of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, launched in January 1935 by printer and collector Lee F. Hewitt of Chicago. Hewitt […]

ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

Public can learn value of numismatic items on March 7 and enjoy free admission Members of the public can receive a free, educational appraisal on up to three coins or other numismatic items on the final day of the 2015 National Money ShowSM, held March 5-7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission to […]

How to Tell Split Bands and Detecting Hairlines on Mercury Dimes VIDEO: 10:21

How to Tell Split Bands and Detecting Hairlines on Mercury Dimes VIDEO: 10:21

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn how to tell split bands and detect hairlines on Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins”. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards : The Champagne Lanson Bonnet Vineyard Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   On a winter day like any other winter day in February 2012 in the village of Les Riceys, France, a common laborer of simple means awoke and headed to work at the Lanson Winery. Upon arrival, he was dispatched to help prepare a barn for the upcoming grape harvest. […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting American Gold Eagles is an attractive endeavor for a lot of numismatists. My last article examined the fascinating phenomenon of the annual rush for American Silver Eagles that occurs in January. As mentioned, thousands of collectors are actively involved in the series. A set […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Mint State 60-67. VIDEO: 5:47

Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Mint State 60-67. VIDEO: 5:47

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn tell the difference between the different grades of mint state Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins”. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out Part I of the Lafayette Dollar story by clicking this link. Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it was little more than a year from the planned opening of the […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…. Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 10/23/2014. Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin. But of those things, attractive natural toning arguably adds the most. What is “toning”? The word “toning” can describe both the coloration of a coin (what you see) and […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Food Stamp Change Token Research Update – February 8, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Food Stamp Change Token Research Update – February 8, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter…. Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Click here for part one. Regarding his call for assistance cataloging U.S. Food stamp Change Tokens, Scott Hopkins writes: Here are the folks who responded […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Circulated Condition – VIDEO: 9:30

Grading Mercury Dimes with Bill Fivaz – Circulated Condition – VIDEO: 9:30

Bill Fivaz, numismatist. Learn tell the difference between the different grades of circulated Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz. Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins” Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida […]

By February 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

Bus tour to The Dalles will follow ANA’s National Money Show The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and the Willamette Coin Club (WCC) have arranged a special all-day bus tour of the former proposed U.S. Mint site at The Dalles, Oregon, following the American Numismatic Association’s Portland National Money Show, to be held at the […]

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the guy on the other side of the table. I […]

By February 2, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
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