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Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common pieces of wisdom dispensed by experienced numismatists is to buy the best you can afford. For decades this advice has served most collectors very well. Top quality coins have been […]

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016 A first-of-its-kind, recently-discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be a featured highlight of the […]

Wealthy Max Presents Motion to Dismiss in Civil Forfeiture Case

Wealthy Max Presents Motion to Dismiss in Civil Forfeiture Case

By Wealthy Max Ltd …..   The Wealthy Max Limited legal defense team from GeyerGorey LLP, represented by Robert Connolly, presented the arguments behind its motion to dismiss the civil forfeiture case brought by the US Attorney for the District of New Jersey. The hearing was held in the courtroom of Judge Juan R. Sanchez, […]

By July 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

NGC: Officially Licensed MLB™ Holder, Club Labels Available Limited Time Only

NGC: Officially Licensed MLB™ Holder, Club Labels Available Limited Time Only

NGC’s officially licensed holder and MLB club labels are available for a limited time Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has been granted exclusive rights by Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) to holder coins with certification labels featuring the logos of the MLB clubs. NGC is the only grading company authorized to use the MLB club logos. […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   When we think of counterfeiting in the coin market today, we imagine deceitful people attempting to pass off a fake as genuine to a dealer or collector based on its numismatic value. This wasn’t always […]

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

By Heritage Auctions – Auction Lot Preview…….   2016 September 17  – Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter. Included is a 30 oz Henry Clay Gold Metal. The sale is in Recognition of the 20th Anniversary of The Railsplitter Americana & Political Grand Format Auction – Dallas […]

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition Few in the coin industry have been as successful in bringing mainstream attention to numismatics as has Donn Pearlman, former ANA Governor, and 2015 Farran Zerbe Award winner. Donn is the press agent for PNG, Heritage Auctions, the ANA, and a […]

By July 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I have written previous articles about CAC population figures. To me, CAC populations help to quantify quality. By this, I mean that if eight examples of a specific date of Liberty Head half eagle have been approved by CAC, we can assume that there are […]

Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values

Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values

By Rick Snow – Owner and Operator, Eagle Eye Rare Coins ……   I have written about the problem of overgrading for many years now. In 1996, I began a service called Photo Seal. In small ways it has helped control the problem within the Flying Eagle and Indian cent collector community, but we are […]

By July 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. Copper is one of the most reactive metals used to make coins. Because of this, copper coins require constant care to maintain their original beautiful appearance. In this insightful CoinWeek video, Early American Coppers president Bill Eckberg demonstrates the proper preservation techniques for copper coins and describes […]

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. 2016 Farran Zerbe Award winner Mark Lighterman answers the question: How do major error coins leave the United States Mint? In this CoinWeek IQ video, Mark presents three interesting and devious ways in which major mint error coins have escaped the mint and ended up in […]

Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

By Dix Noonan Webb ……   A historically important Polar Medal awarded to a heroic Irish sailor who was one of five men chosen by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on what is arguably the greatest open-boat journey of all time is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb in London on […]

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Like nearly all collectibles (antiques, classic cars, comic books, baseball cards, stamps and more), the condition or grade of a coin is a major factor in its value. Any coin’s state of preservation determines how much of the original design is still present to be enjoyed, appreciated… and compared […]

PCGS Grades Finest Known Mormon $20 Discovery Coin

PCGS Grades Finest Known Mormon $20 Discovery Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has graded the finest known example of an 1849 $20 Mormon (Regular Strike), assigning MS62 to the rare, gold coin. The previous finest known example of the coin can be found at the Smithsonian, where it currently resides as part of the Lilly collection. “I have viewed the famous Lilly […]

By July 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ……   Altered and counterfeit 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid counterfeit coins. The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent is one of the most famous United States coins, both as a genuine coins and as a counterfeit coin. Its status as a first-year […]

Coin Grading – Six “Ruined” US Gold Coin Liberty Head Issues

Coin Grading – Six “Ruined” US Gold Coin Liberty Head Issues

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The powers that be at PCGS and NGC have never sat down and said “let’s deliberately ruin such and such US Gold Coin issue by mis-attributing them or miscalculating them.” Unfortunately, this is exactly what has happened with a number of important U.S. gold coins. […]

Numismatic Education – ANA Summer Seminar

Numismatic Education – ANA Summer Seminar

The ANA Summer Seminar offers opportunity for camaraderie and the best numismatic education from instructors with decades of experience. Last week I had the pleasure of spending several days in Colorado Springs for the ANA Summer Seminar. My plan was to attend the closing session of the first week and the opening session of the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” NGC has graded a rare “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin. Graded NGC MS […]

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Dear Set Registry Members, This is your reminder that the PCGS Set Registry Awards deadline for adding and updating your sets is this Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5pm EST/2pm PST. All sets will be judged the first week in July based on their status at the deadline. Judges will include numismatic experts from PCGS and […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Far From Home:  Ancient and Medieval Coins that Traveled

Far From Home: Ancient and Medieval Coins that Traveled

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   MANY ANCIENT COINS circulated in a narrow area, sometimes just a single city-state of a few thousand inhabitants. But there were also long-distance travelers, coins that passed from hand to hand–perhaps for decades–reaching faraway lands in the saddlebags of warriors, the strongboxes of pirates and the […]

Stack’s Bowers: The Secret of Owl Creek, Plus a Special Opportunity

Stack’s Bowers: The Secret of Owl Creek, Plus a Special Opportunity

The Launching of a Project A number of years ago Whitman Publishing launched one of the most extensive research projects ever undertaken in numismatics. In fact, in terms of time, money, and travel it might well be the most extensive. In 2006 my book, Obsolete Paper Money Issued by Banks in the United States 1782 […]

In Memoriam:  Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   UPDATED June 27, 3:33 PM Eastern Time Beginnings One of the most influential figures in the collectibles publishing industry, Chester “Chet” Krause passed away on Saturday from congestive heart failure. He was 92 years old. Krause was born in Helvetia, Wisconsin on December 16, 1923. He grew up on […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Heritage Auctions have announced that the Honorable Mike Castle has agreed to hand-sign NGC labels exclusively for the companies. Castle, a former Governor of Delaware and longtime member of the US House of Representatives, is directly responsible for some of the most important and popular modern US coins. While in […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning wish to remind everyone that our 142nd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: PART ONE, featuring 380 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, June 24 at 12:00 NOON Eastern […]

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

The medal of Czar Alexander I, honoring him as “savior of the people”, and issued in three metals – gold, silver, bronze – is stunning. On the reverse it shows an altar, on which the Russian insignia, crown, scepter, and imperial orb are placed. Above all, the Eye of Providence in the aureola is glancing […]

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity among manufacturers in the United States, the result of shortages that threatened the availability of previously abundant raw materials. The U.S. Mint was not spared from this rationing, and […]

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   It has now been more than 50 years since collectors had to face the unthinkable — the end of fine silver coinage Numismatic writers frequently reference the year 1965 as the one in which copper-nickel-clad coins replaced the traditional silver issues, but […]

 
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