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New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

By Colonial Coin Collectors Club….   On January 3, 2016, the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) will release Sydney F. Martin’s latest book, French Coinage Specifically For Colonial America. This is the third colonial coin book published by C4 written by Syd Martin. Other works include The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood and The […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   There’s no denying that the internet has changed our world dramatically over the last 20 years. When describing the impact that it’s had on our lives–and not just in the United States but all over the world–socially, economically and culturally, “revolutionary” is not too strong a word. What might […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Story of the New Orleans Mint in Louisiana

The Story of the New Orleans Mint in Louisiana

By Timothy O’Fallon – Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ……..   Founding of the City and The Battle of New Orleans New Orleans was founded in 1718 by a fellow named Jean­ Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. As you might imagine, he was French. He named the city Nouvelle­ Orléans (New Orleans) for the Duke of Orleans, […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… This spurious 1802 dollar is a good example of a typical counterfeit Bust Dollar seen by NGC graders. The Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse silver dollar was introduced in 1798 as an update to the Small Eagle Reverse […]

CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

How did “In God We Trust” find its way onto our coins and paper money? Is the phrase a tacit endorsement of a national religion, or simply a traditional sentiment, repeated so often it has become rote? Will American money in the future continue to display the motto, or is there a serious movement afoot […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Speakers at a joint seminar will be discussing a variety of topics at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show. The seminar will be hosted by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, […]

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Harlan J. Berk Presents HJB Mobility Auction VI

Harlan J. Berk Presents HJB Mobility Auction VI

By CoinWeek…   HJBMOBILITY.COM – AUCTION VI Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is proud to present HJB Mobility – Auction VI, which consists of 130 United States coins and currency along with world coins. Sale lasts through Thursday, December 17 at 7 PM Central Time. HJB Mobility is the latest innovation in coin auctions from Harlan […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver  John M. Mercanti to Exclusive  Signature Label Deal

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver John M. Mercanti to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The most famous US coin engraver of the modern era, Mercanti is best known as the designer of the reverse of the extremely popular American Silver Eagle coin. Mercanti was […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the entire landscape of gold double eagle ($20) collecting was changed by first Franklin Roosevelt’s recall of gold coins in 1933 and by the examples that were eventually found […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
ANS, Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Joint Scanning Project

ANS, Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Joint Scanning Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce a joint project with the Newman Numismatic Portal, an online numismatic resource, which will enable greater access to American numismatic research material on both the ANS Digital Library and Newman Portal websites. Administered through Washington University Libraries in St. Louis, the Newman Portal has contracted with […]

CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with Philip N. Diehl at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money and asked the former U.S. Mint Director a series of in-depth questions about his role in the creation of several major U.S. coin programs. Discussed in detail in this podcast: The 50 State Quarters Program, The surprise 1999 […]

By December 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

By Rasiel Suarez – Coinvac.com….   Ancient coin website Coinvac.com is happy to celebrate the entry of its 100th pre-Internet auction sale. Totaling over 35,000 individual lots, the effort was accomplished over several months of painstaking scanning and parsing of old auction catalogues. These were then reconstructed joining each lot’s text description to their corresponding […]

By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………   A repeat depression helps NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle. Every United States coin features the date it was issued on the obverse side. The mintmark, on the other hand, is virtually always on the reverse, although there are some […]

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance…. John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy on October […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986. While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Winning ANA 2016 National Coin Week Theme Selected

Winning ANA 2016 National Coin Week Theme Selected

The 2016 National Coin Week theme, “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom,” celebrates depictions of Liberty from ancient to modern times on coins and paper money. 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. […]

Otto Beh Coin Dies Used to Strike Coins for China on Display – Exclusive Video: 4:47

Otto Beh Coin Dies Used to Strike Coins for China on Display – Exclusive Video: 4:47

Executive Producer: David Lisot. David Lisot traveled to Macau, site of the Macau Numismatic Society 2015 Coin Show, where he took this fascinating video of recently-discovered dies used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98. In this video, David talks to Ken Krah, Senior Coin Grader at […]

U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Tucked away in a bill ostensibly about maintaining and improving America’s transportation infrastructure is text amending Title 31 of the United States Code (subsections of §§ 5112 and 5132) to allow the U.S. Mint to alter the composition of some of its silver coinage. Until the DRIVE (“Developing a Reliable […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Exclusive Agreement has former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy now signing labels for NGC Edmund C. Moy, the 38th Director of the US Mint, will individually autograph labels for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) under an exclusive arrangement. Moy served from 2006 to 2011 as Mint Director, a position which has since […]

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel, NGC ……… Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are red flags on this 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle. NGC graders recently evaluated a submission of US gold pieces that included a counterfeit 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle with several diagnostics frequently seen on a variety […]

NGC Ancients – Masterpieces of Kimon and Euainetos

NGC Ancients – Masterpieces of Kimon and Euainetos

Classic example of a decadrachm with Euainetos-signed dies. by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients ……… NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to fourth centuries B.C. During the time of Dionysius I (c.405-367 BC), a beautiful series of large silver coins were introduced at Syracuse, the chief city of […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

1836 C. GOBRECHT name below base, stars in obverse field, plain edge. Die alignment: eagles flies level, coin turn and eagle flies level medal turn. Judd-58 By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The Gobrecht Silver Dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance many would think that the Gobrecht Silver Dollar series […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now

Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now

By Don Kagin, Ph.D. – Kagin’s Inc.   The following chapter was taken from Don Kagin’s new book How to Profit from Rare Coins Now. Signed copies of the book plus bonus material is available by clicking this link. Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now Investors have the same basic objectives of asset preservation and […]

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit coin – 1883 Seated Half Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… A counterfeit 1883 half dollar features a large number of raised lumps in the fields and throughout the design elements. The United States Mint shifted its attention from half dollars to the Morgan Dollar after its launch in 1878. As […]

The Houston Money Show- Heritage Sale Features Scores Of Collector Coins

The Houston Money Show- Heritage Sale Features Scores Of Collector Coins

1652  Oak Tree Shilling, MS64 NGC. CAC. By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Coin collecting is not for bravado, it is still a hobby. Collectors give thanks for another triumphant year! As this article posts, Thanksgiving is here and we succumb to the tantalizing aromas of roast turkeys and home-baked apple pies wafting in […]

By November 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bill Eliminating PA Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Defeated

Bill Eliminating PA Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Defeated

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Monday, November 23, the Pennsylvania State Senate narrowly voted down an amendment to House Bill 683 that would have eliminated the statewide sales tax exemption on coins and bullion products. Amendment 4499, sponsored by Senate Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-29, Schuykill), was defeated by a vote of […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………   American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here’s an overview of the situation. Circulating $5 and $2.50 gold pieces were gone forever, and no silver dollars were struck from 1929 to 1933. Likewise, half dollars were a no-show […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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