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Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

By Mariano Cohen (translated by Fátima Madonna, edited in English by Daniel Sedwick. Original Spanish edition published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Aportes de Numismática e Historia (Vol. II, 2015) of the Instituto Bonaerense de Numismática y Antigüedades, compiled by Arnaldo J. Cunietti-Ferrando) ……   This article could be entitled “La Rioja coins during […]

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. On November 2, 2015, the United States Mint suspended the exchange program for a period of […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock Reverse”

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock Reverse”

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many counterfeits, especially gold coins, were struck from stock dies, which were reused on multiple issues. A counterfeiter saved time and money by using one die, such as […]

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Universal Coin & Bullion announces the release of the American Eagle silver bullion coins packaged with special labels featuring the facsimile signature of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. These coins are being sold to raise funds for the NRA’s work to defend the Second Amendment. By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   National Rifle […]

By April 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

Wealthy Max Ltd – FormerFeds Group Issues Mutilated Coin Redemption Program White Paper

Wealthy Max Ltd – FormerFeds Group Issues Mutilated Coin Redemption Program White Paper

Recommends U.S. Mint Require Tougher Compliance Program for Coin Redeemers By FormerFeds Group, LLC …….   The FormerFeds Group, LLC today announced the release of its White Paper on the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program including recommendations to improve coin redemption procedures. This program was suspended by the Department of the Treasury in November […]

By April 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

The second edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, popularly known as MEGA RED, debuted at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 31, 2016. Larger than the regular-edition Red Book, and with more pages, Mega Red retails for $49.95. It can be ordered online (including at Whitman.com) […]

ANA Summer Seminars: Art of Engraving Workshop Appeals to Artists

ANA Summer Seminars: Art of Engraving Workshop Appeals to Artists

The Art of Engraving This hands-on course teaches artists (and those interested in this art form) how medals and coins are traditionally created. Instructed by Laura Stocklin, metalsmith and printmaker, students explore the ancient art of hand die-engraving together with more modern processes currently used to create coins and medals. Scholarships Available Six successful candidates […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Releases Statement About Upcoming U.S. Currency Design Changes

Professional Numismatists Guild Releases Statement About Upcoming U.S. Currency Design Changes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) issued a brief statement about the United States Treasury’s recent announcement that it will incorporate new images of women on circulating paper currency. “Money is history you can hold in your hands, and the Professional Numismatists Guild welcomes the planned changes to our […]

US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

By Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew …..   [The following is the text of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s April 20 announcement concerning the redesign of the $5, $10 and $20 Federal Reserve notes, which confirmed that Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American ever and the first woman to appear on the front […]

By April 22, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #328 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type dates from 1839 to 1866. For less than $5000 per coin, a collector may build a […]

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection –  1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle that had an Arabic punch. Most collectors associate chopmarks with the short-lived Trade Dollar series, which circulated extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Many merchants chopmarked the coins to show that […]

Danbury Mint “Land of the Free” Quarters Slam Collectors in the Pocket Book

Danbury Mint “Land of the Free” Quarters Slam Collectors in the Pocket Book

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. Ever heard of “Land of the Free” State Quarters? Probably not, unless you stumbled across a recent Danbury Mint Facebook advertisement selling these rebranded America The Beautiful Quarters under the label “Land of the Free State Quarters”. This particular advertisement raises eyebrows for several reasons, not the least of […]

NCS Conservation: Treating PVC Residue

NCS Conservation: Treating PVC Residue

Residue caused by PVC holders can often be safely removed by NCS conservation. If left untreated, this residue can permanently damage a coin’s surfaces. The phrase “PVC residue” can strike fear into the heart of any numismatist. While such residue is a major concern, not all hope is lost when a coin has been contaminated. […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   For this week’s coin and currency news roundup, we focus on several updates of news stories we’d covered in previous roundups – as well as continue to explore a few general trends in numismatics and culture-at-large. Of course there’s some new stuff as well, so let’s get right to it. Brain […]

By April 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #25: Don Willis Discusses Coin Preservation and PCGS Restoration Services – Audio: 15:03

CoinWeek Podcast #25: Don Willis Discusses Coin Preservation and PCGS Restoration Services – Audio: 15:03

CoinWeek Podcast #25: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins How should collectors handle and store their coins and which measures are available to ensure that coins do not degrade once they are encapsulated in third party graded holders? Our guest in this episode is PCGS President Don Willis. Don discusses proper coin care and […]

By April 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

(1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin Posted by Jay Turner  for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. An extremely rare Chinese (1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin was recently submitted to NGC. The first step for a grader is to ascertain the authenticity of the coin in hand. However, when NGC has never seen an authentic example of that coin […]

Coin Show – ANA Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Coin Show – ANA Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, August 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Those interested in giving a Money Talks presentation should submit an online proposal at www.money.org/numismatic-events/money-talks. Proposals are […]

Coin Grading – Special NGC Coin Labels for 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

Coin Grading – Special NGC Coin Labels for 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC will offer a set of three attractive labels for the highly anticipated 100th anniversary 0.9999 fine gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar. The gold dime goes on sale April 21. The US Mint has announced that it will release .9999 fine gold centennial editions of three iconic 20th century […]

Coin Shows – Chicago, The Springtime Mecca of the Coin Community at CICF and CSNS

Coin Shows – Chicago, The Springtime Mecca of the Coin Community at CICF and CSNS

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   CSNS bound collectors hot on the trail for Liberty Seated Type and Walkers; Metals continue surge. This is a busy and, dare I say, very taxing time of the year. On one hand, we have the long-reaching hand of the IRS commanding our somewhat reluctant yet […]

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator When congress adjourns for spring break there may be a few stragglers that may be found in the halls of the congressional office buildings doing some sort of work. Staffers who live in the Washington, DC area work […]

By April 14, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Polish American Numismatic Society Changes Tour of Eastern Europe

Polish American Numismatic Society Changes Tour of Eastern Europe

By Polish-American Numismatic Society …..   The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS) “Numismatic Educational Trip” has been revised to three countries, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia from May 10th to May 21, 2016 (10 days) in order to accommodate people who want a shorter trip due to their working schedule. The Price of our “PANS Club Land […]

By April 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Online Sale Closes April 16

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind their customers that their next online numismatic book auction will take place on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., eastern time. The sale has been posted at auction.numislit.com, where bidders may register, browse the sale’s contents and place absentee bids in advance. The April 16 auction […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There are a few key dates where you frequently encounter added mintmarks. The 1916-D Mercury dime is easily the most common, but other coins such as the 1909-S […]

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 23. National Coin Week has been recognized since 1924. The theme for this year’s […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   This week, we visit Peruvian counterfeiters, tour the Karlsruhe Mint in Germany and find out whether those coin counting machines at your local bank or grocery store are accurate. And we check in on a lot of news coming out of India. We also touch upon the Panama Papers, and reveal […]

By April 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Recycling firm Wealthy Max Ltd is hoping to save face with a transparency program following a controversy that spelled massive fines and civil proceedings for the company, which has links to China. The firm, which submitted tons of coins to the United States Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program, […]

 
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