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Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

Rare Coin Market Perks Up In The First Quarter of 2016

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Rare coin market shows renewed signs of life. The recently concluded ANA National Money Show in Dallas, Texas, did not have stellar public attendance. In spite of this, most of the dealers participating had a wonderful show. The market for rare coins seems to have come to life […]

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Queen Elizabeth II personally delivered small purses containing special Maundy money during her annual Royal Maundy Thursday ceremony in Great Britain on March 24, 2016. The Queen, delivering her speech before a congregation of senior citizens, held the Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It […]

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   The Evolution of Organization I can still remember my first coin folder – I was about seven years old when Dad gave me a blue book that I could keep my Jefferson nickels in. “It’s a great way to save them,” he said. With his help, I’d filled in […]

Shows & Conventions – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to MSNS

Shows & Conventions – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to MSNS

American Numismatic Association Florence Schook School of Numismatics Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investments Learn how to grade mint state U.S. coins through the ANA School of Numismatics at the Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS) Spring Convention, April 8-10. “Grading Mint State Coins” is a two-day seminar that uses comprehensive […]

Bullion Coins – Tennessee Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Introduced

Bullion Coins – Tennessee Sales Tax Exemption Legislation Introduced

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recently received a very generous donation from member Joey Ashley (Miller’s Coin & Currency, with stores in Pooler, Georgia and Cleveland, Tennessee) to help with an initiative to obtain a sales-tax exemption for precious-metals bullion, rare coins, and paper money […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

On Tuesday, March 22, the United States Mint today released its latest educational video, “How Coins Are Made…For Kids!” on the organization’s YouTube channel. The video features a mix of animations and live action footage and makes learning the basics of U.S. circulating coin production fun and engaging. Targeting younger audiences, the video is also […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ………. The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering figure of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, was introduced to the study of ancient coins in 1878, by chance, while serving the Ottomans as a diplomat in Berlin. While […]

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens’ high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American Coin Art–the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle–started production just a few years after President William McKinley officially put the country on the gold standard. With the battle […]

Collecting Banknotes

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just as with coins, grading is perhaps the single most important ingredient of value when it comes to collecting paper money. And just as with coins, we have descriptive […]

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow to accept the idea of a dollar coin. Some people blame its confusing size; after all, how can a coin the size of a quarter be worth a dollar? […]

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when we were kids. Swashbucklers all, we watched the antics of Errol Flynn on Saturday morning black and white television and thrilled to the adventures of such denizens of the […]

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

By The Smithsonian Institution …..   The newest addition to the National Museum of American History’s “Stories on Money” gallery opened March 18 in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “Women on Money” focuses on the vital contributions of women to national and world history with more than 50 examples of currency featuring women. The display […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview coin for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is steeped in historical importance — a choice “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6½ Candareens. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung Mint was granted in 1887, implemented […]

Nixon Coins Unveiled at Presidential Library

Nixon Coins Unveiled at Presidential Library

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new coins honoring President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon were unveiled by the United States Mint at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. The golden-colored Presidential $1 coin featuring Richard Nixon and the $10 First Spouse Gold Coin bearing a portrait of his […]

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the CPMX Convention, in Chicago, IL at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, March 18 – 20. By Paper Money Guaranty ……   Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Chicago Paper Money Expo (CPMX). All submissions will […]

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   While the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone, I’m reminded of the emergency wartime money that contributed to the great Allied victory. Steel pennies saved copper for the war effort, silver 5¢ coins saved nickel, and special paper money was issued for […]

US Coin Auctions – Heritage ANA Signature Sale Claims $8 Million

US Coin Auctions – Heritage ANA Signature Sale Claims $8 Million

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   Proof Barbers Power To Record Levels; Colorful Razor Sharp Coins Hot; Collector Coins Hot Property; Metal Markets Heat Up. The just-concluded ANA National Money Show in Dallas, Texas, was a fine opportunity for both collectors and dealers to meet, deal, trade and assess the present state […]

Numismatic Books – Confederate Bond Book Review

Numismatic Books – Confederate Bond Book Review

A review of the Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds (Second Edition) by Douglas B. Ball and Henry F. Simmons, Jr. By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation…. The first edition of the Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds was published in 1998. The book was a huge success and brought […]

Coins and the Law – United States Mint Retakes Possession of 1974-D Aluminum Cent

Coins and the Law – United States Mint Retakes Possession of 1974-D Aluminum Cent

The United States Mint announced today that it has taken possession of the 1974-D aluminum experimental one-cent specimen that has been the subject of a lawsuit. The coin was first certified by PCGS and then consigned for auction. Heritage Auctions displayed the coin at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, January […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher …… Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes.   The 1942/41 Mercury Dime from the Philadelphia Mint is one of the most well-known overdates on any US coin. Although the variety was first discovered and announced in 1943, very few Mint State […]

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Starring the finest known 1804 Class I silver dollar and the finest known 1822 half eagle Now is the time to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 24, when our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV sale will take place in the beautiful international headquarters […]

Money That’s “Out of This World!”

Money That’s “Out of This World!”

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Can you imagine a collecting niche for Martian money? Seems like something out of a sci-fi movie – but recently, there HAVE been some popular coins making headlines as they journey where no coin has gone before. In 2012, a 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln cent was strapped in for a […]

Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

By Kellyco Metal Detectors …….   We contacted state park offices across the US and asked them the rules. Here is the latest information we were able to collect. When metal detecting anywhere, the best suggestion we can make is to ask first. And, don’t forget to follow the Metal Detectorists’ Code of Ethics.  

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Online Registration Available for ANA Summer Seminar

Online Registration Available for ANA Summer Seminar

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 48th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016. ANA members who register by March 31 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register […]

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the world. In the early 1990s, I lived near it for a few years. My kids, who were young, called their babysitter’s parents mémé and pépé. Because we lived close […]

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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Coin Books – Pre-Publication Offer on New Coin Album Book

Coin Books – Pre-Publication Offer on New Coin Album Book

Numismatic researcher and author David W. Lange has written a new book that is being published by his own imprint, PennyBoard Press™. Listed at $49.95, this deluxe, hardcover, 144-page book is being offered at the pre-publication price of $45 until May 1, the expected date of delivery. Shipping is $10 for priority mail within a […]

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Newman Numismatic Portal ……   The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources available on the Internet. “I […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Marketing –  Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

Coin Marketing – Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The marketing of certified modern coins has developed and evolved in recent years, to the point that any distinguishing characteristic that might separate a coin from the rest of its issue can be used to promote the issue on the collecting public. This susceptibility of collectors to such […]

 
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