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From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

NGC Graders share an intriguing and visually dramatic error coin that was recently submitted for certification Among the various types of error coins that exist, one of the most coveted are coins overstruck on foreign coins from other countries. At a glance, these coins look so unusual or different from typical coins, they immediately invite […]

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

On May 20, 2016, the Sociedad Numismática de México (Mexican Numismatic Society) bestowed upon Salt Lake City author Allan Schein the Alberto Francisco Pradeau Award for his bi-lingual book Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito. The congratulatory letter announcing this prestigious award cited that Mr. Schein’s “investigation, study and conclusions are considered of great merit for […]

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PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

By Mint Error News …..   This is a unique pair of SPECIMEN brass die trials for the Canadian $20 1986 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin. These are the only known Canadian $20 SPECIMEN brass die trials of any design or series. They are uniface since each die was tested separately. They are in […]

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ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA: Minnesota Law Targeting Coin Dealers Amended

ICTA Led Industry Effort Revises Most Troublesome Aspects of State Law By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Minnesota governor Mark Dayton (D) recently signed the Minnesota SF 3175: Bullion Product Dealers Regulation Authorization, culminating major legislative effort led by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) to reform the most troublesome law for […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering a two-part sale on June 24-25, 2016 that includes a huge selection of old and rare texts, including books on ancient coins, world coins, and United States coins. Sale 142 is divided into two segments: –The first portion consists of […]

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In April of this year, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near the Israeli city of Modi’in during exploratory excavations conducted by the government of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut before construction began on a new neighborhood in the area. The coins date […]

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Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade 35,000,000 coins. NGC has long been the world’s largest third-party grading service, a position that reflects the preference that more collectors and dealers have for NGC-graded coins. This preference is largely the result of NGC’s commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, […]

Whitman Releasing Obsolete Paper Money Encyclopedia Vol. 7 June 28

Whitman Releasing Obsolete Paper Money Encyclopedia Vol. 7 June 28

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of volume 7 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers. In 736 pages this volume covers the early bank currency of the Southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The book will debut on June 28, 2016, and before then […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1878 Shield Nickel – The Kissing Thief

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1878 Shield Nickel – The Kissing Thief

Counterfeit coin – 1878 Shield Nickel This proof 1878 Shield Nickel looks pretty at first glance, but a more careful evaluation reveals that it’s a fake. The old saying, “When a thief kisses you, count your teeth,” can be applied to the world of business in many useful ways. And when it comes to counterfeit […]

43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

The 2016 Raleigh Money Expo™, presented by the Raleigh Coin Club (Raleigh, NC), is just weeks away. The Expo will host collectors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 24, 25 and 26 in the Exposition Center on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It’s the largest money show in the North Carolina/South Carolina/Virginia region and […]

In Memoriam: Notable Chicago Coin Dealer Walter Perschke Passes Away at Age 77

In Memoriam: Notable Chicago Coin Dealer Walter Perschke Passes Away at Age 77

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   “Now is the time to build bridges. When the flood comes, and it will come, you need to be ready. It will be too late to prepare.” –Walter Perschke Walter Perschke, the Chicago numismatist who famously set a world record when he paid more than US$400,000 for a […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC graders find an altered-date 1856 Flying Eagle cent and explain what to avoid. The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and highly collectible issue because of its status as the first Small Cent. Large Cents, which had been struck […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: PCGS Commemorative Medal – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: PCGS Commemorative Medal – 4K Video

This CoinWeek exclusive video is brought to you by PCGS. This year marks PCGS’ 30th Anniversary. In a continuation of the Newport Beach, California-based grading firm’s yearlong celebration, collectors attending the June Long Beach Coin, Stamps, and Collectibles Expo will have the chance to take home a limited-edition commemorative medal. CoinWeek was able to get […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins on top of them… 2.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes […]

Pogue IV Auction Analysis: Why Did You Expect It To Be Easy?

Pogue IV Auction Analysis: Why Did You Expect It To Be Easy?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   “We have now one of the huge lots of the evening. The Sultan of Muscat–Childs–Pogue 1804 Dollar. The Class I Original. Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins… I am looking for a bid of Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand. Any interest at […]

Coin Collectors Invited to Meet CCAC at ANA Summer Seminar

Coin Collectors Invited to Meet CCAC at ANA Summer Seminar

By Dennis Tucker for the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet at American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters on the campus of Colorado College during the 2016 ANA Summer Seminar. Students, instructors, ANA staff, and members of the public are all encouraged to attend the CCAC’s meeting on […]

Infographic – The World’s Most Popular Mints: Key Facts and Comparisons

Infographic – The World’s Most Popular Mints: Key Facts and Comparisons

By Jeff Desjardins and JMBullion for Visual Capitalist …..   In the precious metals industry, trust is paramount. That’s why if you own any gold or silver bullion, there is a good chance that it comes from one of the few internationally recognized and reputable mints around the world. In this infographic with JMBullion, we […]

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Posted by Peter Anthony on 5/10/2016 Proof Panda coins — available in silver, gold, platinum, palladium and even brass — offer many set-building options. Many collectors consider proof coins to be the ultimate expressions of numismatic art. Panda coins offer a wide range of proofs for collectors. In fact, many were only released as proofs. […]

Newly Discovered Original Series Salem, NJ $100 in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

Newly Discovered Original Series Salem, NJ $100 in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

A recently discovered Original Series $100 National Banknote from the Salem National Banking Company of Salem, New Jersey, Charter #1326, will have collectors abuzz when it crosses the block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Anaheim, California. The note is the first First […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce Sale 142, June 24-25

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Announce Sale 142, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 142nd sale of important numismatic literature will be held on June 24 and 25, 2016. The two-part sale will feature a number of rare and desirable works on ancient, medieval and modern coins from several consignors. Printed catalogues are being mailed at this time and will […]

Free Coins & Medals Greet Long Beach Expo Visitors

Free Coins & Medals Greet Long Beach Expo Visitors

The June 9 – 11, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a number of free numismatic promotions.  Among the promotional items are free PCGS 30th anniversary promotional medals and free PCGS-graded coins for Young Numismatists who participate in the Kids Treasure Hunt. “Visitors to the […]

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   In the many years that I’ve been in this market, one of my favorite areas of interest has always been type silver coins, regardless as to whether they are proof or mint state. One of the many factors associated with my […]

ANA Money Museum Catches Gold Fever

ANA Money Museum Catches Gold Fever

The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, operated by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in Colorado Springs, has unveiled an expansion of its “California Gold Rush” exhibit. The permanent exhibit showcases the California gold rush as seen through the instruments that were essential for processing bullion—scales and weights. The exhibit was made possible through a donation […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

NGC Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection Image Gallery

NGC Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection Image Gallery

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has created an online image gallery for the Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection, a fascinating assemblage of coins, tokens and medals collected between the 1860s and 1930s. The collection, which is entirely certified by NGC, will be offered by Heritage Auctions as part of its June 8-13, 2016, […]

Popsicles And Indian Cents Stick With You

Popsicles And Indian Cents Stick With You

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   June Ushers in Traditional Long Beach Auctions Unlike in the olden days, like when I was a kid, late spring is becoming one of the busier times of the year in the numismatic world. As the merry month of May winds down, major record setting auctions […]

ANA Summer Seminar Highlights Area Attractions, Numismatic Offerings

ANA Summer Seminar Highlights Area Attractions, Numismatic Offerings

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) premier educational event, Summer Seminar, is a great vacation for the whole family. While the studious collector is in the classroom, friends and family can embark on non-numismatic adventures and day trips. “Spousetivities” are daily excursions arranged by the ANA for guests and family to enjoy while Summer Seminar students […]

US Coin Album –  Steel This Cent

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943 steel cents. “Webbing” is the US Mint’s term for punched-out planchet strips. When a strip of coin metal is run through the punching press it comes out with a […]

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan [Posted with Permission] – Pinnacle-Rarities ……   The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian in contemporary artistic circles. But in fairness to Barber, most of his work was predesignated to one idea or another. His use of classic Greco-Roman motifs has […]

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to the Constitution. In honor of this oath, commemorative medals were struck with dies fashioned by the famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of […]

 
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