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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

By CoinWeek ….   Noted numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning has just announced that it is offering a subscription service for hardcover editions of numbered sale catalogues. The cloth-bound hardcover catalogues are available for $55 each using this service. The subscription starts with the most recent sale to have occurred at the time a customer […]

By March 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Publishes Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

American Numismatic Society Publishes Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to offer The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia, by Michael E. Bonine. This hardcover, 148-page book is a study of this first bank in Iran to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system, and the rivalry between Britain and Russia for influence and […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. Link to Part 1 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer versus the tax code applicable in the dealer’s […]

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   It’s been awhile since we’ve dug into a bit of coin market analysis and we thought it might be interesting to introduce a new recurring feature on CoinWeek, where we break down price performance for type coins of the different collector series. Collecting type coins […]

Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

By Q. David Bowers – StacksBowers.com ……..   The D. Brent Pogue Collection, after just three sales, has become the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold. With total auction prices realized of $68,569,181 the Pogue Collection has now passed both the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection ($63,052,197) and the Eric P. Newman Collection ($61,880,912). In […]

American Numismatic Society: Aneurin Ellis-Evans to Present 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture

American Numismatic Society: Aneurin Ellis-Evans to Present 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Aneurin Ellis-Evans, Junior Research Fellow in Classics at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, Floor 11, […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

Coin Collecting – Top 10 Most Important Coin Grading Tips

Coin Collecting – Top 10 Most Important Coin Grading Tips

By Scott Travers – USGoldExpert.com …….. With the advent of independent third-party certification, many coin buyers and sellers thought all their grading worries were over. No longer would they have to scrutinize each coin they bought and sold to determine its level of preservation. No longer would they need to concern themselves with grading pointers, […]

By February 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently had the unique opportunity to perform metallurgical testing on two different examples of the extremely rare 1792 Pattern Cent. Both were shown to have been made of essentially pure copper instead of a “fusible alloy” containing copper and a small portion of silver. “The results give a clearer picture […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Offers Grading Seminar at MSNS Convention

ANA Offers Grading Seminar at MSNS Convention

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has partnered with the Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS) to offer a two-day educational seminar prior to the annual MSNS Spring Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 6-7 at the Macomb Community College Expo Center, 14500 East 12 Mile Road, Warren, Mich. The online […]

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …..   “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian, once told me as she showed me a tray containing major U.S. rarities, like a 1913 Liberty nickel and an 1804 silver dollar, among others. I had trouble […]

By February 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

The World’s Most Commonly Counterfeited Coin: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….   A list of the counterfeit US coins most often seen by NGC. NGC has graded more than 33 million coins since it was founded in 1987. Although most of the coins it receives are genuine, […]

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors with a soft spot […]

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   May 8, 1945 was VE Day, “Victory in Europe” Day, which marked the end of fighting on the continent in World War II. In our town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, most of the 1,200 residents of the town and neighboring countryside gathered at the Volunteer Fire House to celebrate […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their latest catalogue, a fixed-price offering of rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the short-but-sweet catalogue (36 listings) aims to include a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, click here. The catalogue […]

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes – Audio: 20:55

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes – Audio: 20:55

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes Award-winning numismatic author and coin market analyst Greg Reynolds provides weekly analysis on the rare coin market and the hobby’s most important collector coins exclusively for readers of CoinWeek.com. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we adapt Greg’s in-depth guide to collecting United States dimes. Whether you are interested in putting together […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
History of the Royal Canadian Mint

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale….   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global market, but how much does the average American collector know about Canada and Canadian coins? So as part of my mini-series on U.S. and World bullion coins, I thought […]

By February 22, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of  Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher ……..   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit banknote operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive rogue government […]

Rare Coin Market Presents Great Buying Opportunities For Collectors

Rare Coin Market Presents Great Buying Opportunities For Collectors

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Heritage Long Beach Sale Reels In $8.3 Million; My 5th Anniversary With Weekly Rare Coin Market Report. Here we are in the midst of winter 2016, another doozy too weather-wise. At least the venerable ground hog Punxsutawney Phil is predicting an early spring. I’m not sure […]

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Regulated Chile 1751So J 8 Escudos with a clip that reduced the weight to 26.358 grams and the denomination to $15. The coin was then stamped by Ephraim Brasher. NGC has graded it NGC AU 53. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a group of rare six “regulated” gold coins, five of which were handled […]

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …..   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles…. Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to tell of how the United States Government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection. Since dealing with a government […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PNG 2016 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2016 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Announced

The Professional Numismatists Guild will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 12th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “Once again, the PNG scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for […]

ANA Money Museum Exhibit to Focus on Olympic Games

ANA Money Museum Exhibit to Focus on Olympic Games

To mark the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro this summer, the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, operated by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and located adjacent to Colorado College, is unveiling its newest exhibit, “Olympic Games—History & Numismatics.” Opening on February 12, the exhibit showcases the wide range of numismatic objects and memorabilia honoring […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber Quarter series has several low mintage key dates: the 1896-S, 1901-S and 1913-S are scarce in all grades and rare in higher grades. Of the three the […]

Classic US Coins – David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires 1794 Silver Dollar

Classic US Coins – David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires 1794 Silver Dollar

One of America’s First Silver Dollars David Lawrence Rare Coins has acquired one of the top condition census examples of America’s first silver dollar. Graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) as an Almost Uncirculated 58 and verified by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), this 1794 silver dollar is among the 12 finest examples known […]

Technical Seminar, Money Talks Schedule Finalized for Dallas National Money Show

Technical Seminar, Money Talks Schedule Finalized for Dallas National Money Show

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Dallas are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundaments of grading United States coins to the more advanced grading of world paper money, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s numismatic skills […]

“In God We Trust” Topic Of March 4 ANA Dallas Show Program by Michael Fuljenz

“In God We Trust” Topic Of March 4 ANA Dallas Show Program by Michael Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz will give a free, informative presentation on the national motto, “In God We Trust,” at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 4, 2016. The public is invited. The 45-minute presentation by Fuljenz, entitled […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning in 2016

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning in 2016

The New York Book Auction Kolbe & Fanning started the year with our 2016 New York Book Auction on Saturday, January 9, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Conducted in conjunction with the 2016 New York International Numismatic Convention, the sale featured the celebrated RBW Library on Roman Republican coinage and other properties. The 455-lot sale […]

BEP: Currency Reader Available at No Cost for Blind, Visually Impaired

BEP: Currency Reader Available at No Cost for Blind, Visually Impaired

In Observance of Low Vision Awareness Month, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Encourages Eligible Individuals to Apply By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), in partnership with the Library of Congress’ National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), launched the U.S. Currency Reader Program […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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