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Top 5 Results from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140

Top 5 Results from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140

By CoinWeek….   Numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning held their latest auction on Saturday, November 7. The sale featured numismatic literature from around the world, including books from the library of Stephen Epstein, founder of the Barber Coin Collectors Society (BCCS). To give you a taste of what Kolbe & Fanning has to offer, here […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Buying Coins From Digital Photographs

Coin Collecting Strategies – Buying Coins From Digital Photographs

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities, Inc……..   My first job in the industry was in the back of a coin shop. The store had a “bid board” where collectors put up their coins for sale. Other collectors wrote in bids and the store took a small percentage for its troubles. Today most of the […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Underrated Proof Seated Liberty Coinage

Coin Collecting Strategies – Underrated Proof Seated Liberty Coinage

1874 Arrows 50 Cent Proof By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Proof Seated coins from 1858 to 1891 can be found in Choice condition for relatively modest sums. One of the most common questions we are asked as professional numismatists is which area of the rare coin market has the most potential. We literally […]

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Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Sales Tax Exemption on Coins, Precious Metals

Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Sales Tax Exemption on Coins, Precious Metals

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   According to an email alert issued by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the Pennsylvania State Senate next week will vote on a bill that would, among other things, eliminate the state’s current sales tax exemption for coins and precious metal products. The bill, introduced by Policy Committee Chairman David […]

By November 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

In 1994, The Journal of East Asian Numismatics (JEAN) was founded by Michael Chou, the CEO of Champion Auction and Bruce Smith, a noted numismatist in numismatic field. It is a professional numismatic academic journal whose mission is to educate more collectors and researchers on the subjects of Chinese numismatics, culture and history. Bruce Smith, […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London, England, hitting most of the highlights concerning technological improvements, important figures, new facilities and the like. This time, it’s all about the coins. Or, more precisely, the denominations of British coinage […]

By November 19, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Unveiling a Centennial Mystery of Chinese Pattern Coins This portfolio of 42 dies and 36 letter punches used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98 is an important document of Chinese numismatic history and of the close economic ties between Germany and China at the end of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit 1885-CC Morgan Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… At first glance, the counterfeit GSA holder looks similar to a genuine one. The fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar, however, is far more obvious. Recent reports have identified counterfeit GSA holders with counterfeit Carson City Morgan Dollars inside. Last month NGC received a spurious […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and that trying to usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for those involved. This is especially true if […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Throughout the history of coinage two contradictory concepts have competed with each other. According to one concept, a coin is a piece of precious metal whose value is essentially equivalent to the value of the bullion from which it was made, and the stamp on its face […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters. Lunar coins have become very popular in recent years with coins struck annually to commemorate the Chinese Zodiac, a calendar that […]

MSNA To Sponsor Exhibit Area at Whitman Baltimore Expo

MSNA To Sponsor Exhibit Area at Whitman Baltimore Expo

By Maryland State Numismatic Association….   The Maryland State Numismatic Association (MSNA), in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, will sponsor an exhibit area at the Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held March 31-April 3, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Competitive and non-competitive displays will be permitted. Exhibitors do not […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare India-Jaipur 1945 Year 24 Nazarana Mohur. It has been graded NGC MS 64. Issued by Jaipur in India in 1945, this Nazarana Mohur is struck in gold from the silver Nazarana Rupee dies. A “nazarana” is a presentation issue. Nazaranas were struck in limited numbers and […]

The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

By Kevin Foley for CoinWeek….   On the eve of the Civil War in 1861, the financial and banking system in the United States bore little resemblance to current institutions and practices. There was no central bank. The Federal Reserve System had yet to come into existence. Banking was largely a state regulated function. Money […]

By November 13, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collectors Are Still Obsessed With Obtaining The Ultimate Certified Coins

Coin Collectors Are Still Obsessed With Obtaining The Ultimate Certified Coins

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. A Virginia collector feels Jefferson Nickels are poised for an advance — Numismatics experience is a gift for all ages. As the year rapidly winds down, the media advertising blitz is saturating all available outlets in order to inform us what will give us our holiday cheer this […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

By GeyerGorey LLP….   The Wealthy Max Limited (Wealthy Max) legal defense team today announced the company’s agreement with the Department of the Treasury’s decision to temporarily suspend the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coins Redemption Program. This move clearly demonstrates that senior officials within the Treasury Department are taking issues related to the Mint’s mutilated coins […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Every hobby has rarities. In this way collecting coins is no different than collecting stamps, artifacts, paintings, trading cards or anything else. In the early days of the United States politicians, ambassadors and wealthy individuals in America started collecting coins for education and pleasure. People like the […]

QA Check’s James Sego Discusses Quality of Lyndon Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set – Video: 3:10

QA Check’s James Sego Discusses Quality of Lyndon Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set – Video: 3:10

The Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set was released in late October by the U.S. Mint. The set, which included a Reverse Proof Johnson dollar and a Johnson silver medal, sold out within hours. CoinWeek catches up with QA Check President and Senior Grader James Sego to ask about the quality of the coins […]

By November 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Visiting The New Orleans Mint

Visiting The New Orleans Mint

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the New Orleans Mint in person, I recommend you stop by the next time you’re in The Big Easy. I was just passing through Louisiana on a business trip and had only a few hours to spend in the Crescent […]

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

American Numismatic Association Veteran Joins Staff Renowned bibliophile David Sklow has joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) staff as the manager of the Dwight N. Manley Library. Sklow will oversee and manage the library and its assets. During his previous employment, he served in a similar capacity as Director for the ANA Library and Research […]

Eye Appeal Rules Current Rare Coin Market

Eye Appeal Rules Current Rare Coin Market

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   The market has become nearly obsessed with eye appeal and quality. The rare coin market evolves over time and many series come and go out of fashion. In the 1960s, BU Rolls and Proof Sets were all the rage. In the 1980s, generic gold coins dominated the […]

By November 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

Under the title ‘Reformatio in Nummis’, auction house Künker published a two-volume catalogue written by Klaus-Peter Brozatus and edited by Rainer Opitz. Spanning 1,276 pages, this volume presents the most comprehensive numismatic work ever published on the topic of the Reformation. In his work, Klaus-Peter Brozatus lists more than 1,700 numismatic objects of the collection […]

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A Brief History of the Royal Mint

A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to find the oldest company around today that still manufactures or sells coins and bullion. I was doing it mostly because it’s fun, but it may offer precious metals investors some peace of […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest sale will be taking place this Saturday, November 7, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. Featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties, Sale 140 features numismatic literature from around the world. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 18: Byzantine Coins at Dumbarton Oaks, Volumes One through […]

Confronting Breen

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A convicted serial child molester, it’s hard to imagine that Breen’s stay at the facility was ever meant to rehabilitate the man. […]

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters–they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s, and I was just foraying into the world of coin collecting. As those who were involved in the coin industry will remember, the early ‘90s was a pretty staid […]

Aim High with Military Payment Certificates

Aim High with Military Payment Certificates

To celebrate the 68th Anniversary of the creation of the US Air Force, a pair of Military Payment Certificates featuring iconic imagery is discussed By Adam Howerton – Paper Money Guaranty   While there has been a predecessor to the United States Air Force in a wide variety of forms and monikers since 1907, the […]

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investment Were you aware the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent is one of the most counterfeited U.S. coins? Learning to distinguish and recognize minor inconsistencies can mean the difference between a few dollars and several thousand. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering […]

Mike Markowitz: Ancient Coins for Beginners at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Mike Markowitz: Ancient Coins for Beginners at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

By CoinWeek….   If you’ve ever been fascinated by the rich glamour and history of the ancient world but have yet to make the jump into Ancient Coins, then the Whitman Expo has just the presentation for you! Once again, CoinWeek is proud to announce that our resident Ancient Coin expert Mike Markowitz will be […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collectors Focused-Rejuvenated This Fall; NGC Protects Preserves For Posterity

Coin Collectors Focused-Rejuvenated This Fall; NGC Protects Preserves For Posterity

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. New Hobbyists Entering The Fold; The Collectors Favorite—CC Morgan Dollars—Surging Ahead; Toned Morgans Hot. It is a cool rainy day here in New England. Although cloudy, gray skies prevail above, the ground below is saturated with the bright colored leaves that are synonymous with New England this time […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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