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Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Deadline for 2015 PCGS Set Registry Awards Announced…

Dear Set Registry Members, It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s awards season again. We’ve added over 250 new composites, and some amazing new sets have been registered. We’ve incorporated a Top Pop Bonus plan and have added the Digital Coin Album feature. You can say it’s been a busy and […]

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From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Sol Kaplan. Video: 1:51 Legendary coin dealer Sol Kaplan is remembered by Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey […]

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 […]

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont; Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean Martin Renaud; […]

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In […]

View Magnificent Pogue Coins  In Online PCGS Digital Albums

View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection. All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS […]

By May 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world’s most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response (QR) code matrix on each label. These new holders now are being used on all submissions certified by PCGS. “We have been […]

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NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a Tokens and Medals Census with comprehensive population data for virtually all types graded by NGC. The Tokens and Medals Census, which is available for free on NGCcoin.com, provides collectors and dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate the rarity of tokens and medals from around the world. This […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third-party grading has […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you can […]

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

David Redden, Auctioneer, Sotheby’s; Q. David Bowers; John Kraljevich, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The first part of the D. Brent Pogue Collection was auctioned by Stack’s Bowers-Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2015. Highlight of the sale was the finest known 1808 quarter $2.50 gold coin described as a “breathtaking gem specimen”. […]

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as […]

Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

Coin Grading – PCGS Posts Video about Updates to Holder

PCGS has raised the bar for numismatic security with a series of upgrades to its holder. The PCGS holder is built with covert and overt security features, and includes convenience features that enable collectors to readily verify the authenticity of the holder. PCGS President Don Willis explains the new features in this YouTube Video.  

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Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Posted by Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report….   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were selling at reduced prices from their last appearances. May 2015 has certainly been a busy and exciting month in numismatics. As I write this edition I’m waiting for the […]

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

Dennis Boggs has made a career out of portraying one of the the United States’ most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. In this video, shot at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Boggs… er… Mr. Lincoln reveals the true story behind his oration of the Gettysburg Address. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this segment, Willis reveals new information about design changes to PCGS’s coin holders. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information […]

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

By Heritage Auctions….   Heritage Auctions’ May 18 Americana & Political Auction, to be held at our Dallas headquarters, will feature the important Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals. Numismatists may will be familiar with the selection of medals and tokens included in this collection, but the slave hire badges, or […]

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

On Tuesday, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the addition of four new world categories and forty new world coin sets to the NGC Registry. The new categories will allow collectors to build NGC Registry sets of coins from the Congo, Indonesia, and the Seychelles Islands. In addition, NGC has created the following new world coins sets: […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Don Everhart. Everhart began his career as an artist for the Franklin Mint, where he worked until 1980. Since that time, he has designed and sculpted numerous coins, including the 2005 Nickel obverse (sculpt), 2005 California State Quarter reverse (sculpt), 2006 Benjamin Franklin […]

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Operating in a Changing Numismatic Marketplace

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report….   With the world and rare coin market continually changing, every collector, dealer, and investor should try to understand what tools are available to make sound purchase and sales decisions. A few days ago I was reading the latest issue of Coin World and noticed an […]

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. Willis discussed on-site show grading, PCGS’s ongoing focus in creating new markets for coin grading in the world numismatic marketplace, the PCGS Set Registry, the new PCGS Digital Coin Album, and why collectors like novelty label inserts.     […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   A lot of my writing about Pedigrees & Hoards is based on the research of others–gathering and processing information from many sources, trying to make contacts with people involved in the discoveries, and then writing the story as you see it. Sometimes you have to work hard to massage the […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

 
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