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In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

By Fritz Rudolf Künker – Künker GmbH & Company….   The life of numismatist Peter N. Schulten had many facets. While his father Wolfgang Schulten (1904-1996), a devoted coin collector, had kindled his interest in numismatics while Peter was still young, he inherited a love for music and literature from his mother. Through his uncle […]

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Photo Credit: American Numismatic Association; CoinWeek By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic hobby at the turn of the 20th century was much different than it is today. The pages of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatist were filled with familiar faces and names. It was a club magazine in the truest sense. This […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle by Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. NGC recently received a coin that was purportedly a 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle. Many collectors might assume that modern coins are not counterfeited and they, therefore, […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   In my early years of working full time at Stack’s in New York, I had the privilege of meeting and serving many of the great collectors who lived near the city, as well as many who came to visit or work in New York. The Big […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the Byzantine Empire is fascinating and complex. Unfortunately, it’s not a familiar topic to many Americans. Numismatically, it’s an exceedingly rich field of study, and the next woman […]

Kids & Coins: Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

Kids & Coins: Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

Spencer Kinkelaar, a 16-year-old honor roll student from Morrow, Ohio who enjoys collecting Franklin half dollars and silver American Eagle coins, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist Scholarship. The scholarship will cover airfare and tuition for him to attend a week-long session of the 2016 American […]

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

On May 12, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that it is shifting the online viewing platform for its flagship publication, The Numismatist, to HTML5 Viewer. The viewer is a compatibility upgrade and brings a new look and a new menu. Readers don’t need any plugins (such as Flash or other software) beyond their modern […]

PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

By Ron Guth – Professional Coin Grading Service ……   Of all the U.S. numismatic rarities, the 1822 Half Eagle is one of the purest. It was not made by mistake. It was not a fantasy issue made for sale to collectors. It was not a restrike, nor was it a special coin created as […]

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Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator This past month, I had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill. Rather than speaking with the members, staffers, and other policy wonks, I had the opportunity to sit with old friends who work in the agencies that supports […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US announcement to put the image of a […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Lot 239, Sedwick Treasure Auction #19 Rarely does one random event lead to so much mayhem as the wreck of SS Central America when it sank in a hurricane in 1857. It reminds me of something that Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landers) once said […]

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

Chinese coin expert Jessie Zhang sits down with CoinWeek at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida to share the fascinating story of the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar of 1928. It’s a popular Chinese coin featuring an American automobile that commemorates the opening of the Kweichow province’s first highway. But there’s so much more […]

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan. Coin designers extraordinaire and the sixth and seventh Chief Engravers of the United States Mint, respectively. Two British transplants of the same generation–Barber from London, Morgan from Birmingham–whose careers brought them together creating American coins. Two men who rather famously did […]

Infographic – Making Cents of Rare Coins

Infographic – Making Cents of Rare Coins

Infographic by Express Vending …..   When we hit the spare change button on a vending machine we’re usually expecting something around the value of twenty pence to roll out into the slot. Coins can however be far more valuable than the amount stated on their exterior. Rare coins to look out for can generally be […]

Coin Collecting Album News – David Lange’s Library of Coins Book Now Shipping

Coin Collecting Album News – David Lange’s Library of Coins Book Now Shipping

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   After more than a year-and-a-half of work, Volume Two of my book series on coin albums is complete. My new book detailing the Coin and Currency Institute and its publications–including its lines of coin albums–arrived from the printer while I was at the Central States Numismatic Society […]

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   In what began as a dispute between a landlord and his tenant has exploded into a slow motion train wreck, placing the judgment, character, and business practices of one of the industry’s more polarizing personalities, Ross Hansen [above] into focus and putting the future of […]

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   The United States Mint has really committed itself to the investment-grade bullion game in recent decades, producing and supporting a handful of very popular series, two of them being Gold Eagles and Gold Buffalos. And much like the American Silver Eagle–the official bullion coin of the United States–both […]

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces commemorates someone or something. There’s a president on the obverse of every denomination, including Presidential $1 coins. The reverse of the quarter has been especially busy over the […]

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Trustees will honor John Herzog for his legacy of giving at a reception on May 17 By Museum of American Finance …..   Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago. Herzog established […]

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

By Rasiel Suarez – Dirty Old Coins …..   Dirty Old Coins, a US-based firm operating in Olympia, WA is pleased to announce the availability of low-cost energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) for the analysis of coins and other metallic artifacts. XRF techology is a non-destructive process which provides a full list of the […]

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   If you love U.S. coins and enjoy a good story, check out lots 267-282 in our upcoming auction. They are all quarter dollars, NGC-encapsulated with “New Orleans Bank Find” stated inside the slab. Auction estimates range from US$500-750 to $4,000-$6,000. All the coins are […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) Money Making: A Brief History of Currency from the British Museum Debate has begun over the choice of JMW Turner to be commemorated on a Bank of England banknote. The public was included in the choice of nominations for the honour of appearing on the next £20 note, […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Front Facing Portraiture

Ancient Greek Coins – Front Facing Portraiture

 An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this wonderful issue bearing one of the finest facing portraits of the Greek coinage. Of extraordinary late Classical style and with a […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit. One common technique used by authenticators is to assess a coin’s level of detail. This can be done simply by visual inspection with the aid of a low-power magnifier. […]

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to […]

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Class I Original. Bowers Borckardt-304. Proof-68 (PCGS) The Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins Stack’s Bowers Pogue IV Auction – Lot 4020 on May 26th in NYC “The President has directed that a complete set of coins of the United States be sent to the King of […]

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top numismatic experts. Counterfeit 2012-dated American Eagle $50 denomination one-ounce gold bullion […]

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

By Numismatic Literary Guild …… Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s (NLG) Writers’ Competition. As usual, the contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including: books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual […]

World Coins –  A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

World Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

1988 China 1 oz Gold Panda BU By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   There are many ways to collect Gold Pandas. A look at current NGC Registry sets may help get you started. Perhaps no series of modern Chinese coins is more important and more misunderstood than Chinese Gold Pandas. Many people […]

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

For the first time, The Royal Mint will throw open its doors to reveal how the nation’s coins are made and find their way into pockets and purses around the world. The Royal Mint Experience will allow the public to witness for the first time hundreds of moments from the history of British coins, with […]

 
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