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PMG Hires Martin Gengerke as Consultant

PMG Hires Martin Gengerke as Consultant

On March 6, 2015, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that Martin Gengerke has joined its team as a consultant. Widely regarded as one of the industry’s most accomplished experts, Gengerke brings decades of experience to the leading grading service from a career that has included stops at Stack’s Bowers, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. “We’re ecstatic […]

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Rare Mint Error Found on a 2015 Silver Eagle

Rare Mint Error Found on a 2015 Silver Eagle

A rare curved clip mint error is found on a 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin. NGC graders identified a curved clip at 11 o’clock (obverse facing) on a 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin. It was discovered in a submission of a US Mint-sealed green “monster box” that contained 500 of these newly issued […]

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CoinWeek Q&A with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg – Video: 15:30

CoinWeek Q&A with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg – Video: 15:30

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland. Salzberg discussed on-site show grading, NGC’s success in world and ancient coin markets, and how Third Party Grading services and the rare coin market have embraced modern coin certification. Salzburg also discusses the benefits of specialty labels […]

By April 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wayne Homren Describes the Newman Numismatic Portal – Video: 4:26

Wayne Homren Describes the Newman Numismatic Portal – Video: 4:26

E-Sylum publisher Wayne Homren is working on a major numismatic research project for the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. The new project, which Homren calls “google for numismatics”, would allow researchers to search thousands of numismatic books and periodicals. Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

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PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

  There’s been a big discovery in early American numismatics. Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated a long-speculated but never-before-confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. This new die marriage was struck from known obverse and reverse dies, but this is first known example with this combination. […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

By Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland….   Currency Choices in Ireland Past and Present Introduction A certain nostalgia has recently been evident, south of the border, for the sterling link period before 1979, when Bank of England notes circulated alongside the Irish pound. But are those traditionalists looking at history through […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana….   A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might be interested and […]

Famed Brasher Doubloon on Display at ANA Money Museum

Famed Brasher Doubloon on Display at ANA Money Museum

The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the first circulating gold coin struck for the young United States, is on display at the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum (www.money.org) in Colorado Springs. The coin is on loan courtesy of Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California (www.MonacoRareCoins.com). “It is now prominently exhibited in […]

Whitman Publishing Reveals Deluxe Edition of the Red Book – Video: 2:20

Whitman Publishing Reveals Deluxe Edition of the Red Book – Video: 2:20

Whitman Publishing’s Dawn Burbank discusses the launch of the new Deluxe Edition of the Red Book and how the publisher plans to market future editions to collectors by providing in-depth new information on different series in American numismatics.   Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

By March 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition by R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett You can’t blame Whitman for trying to shake things up with its venerable Red […]

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

By Shaquille Brissett of Gainesville Coins…. During the late 19th century, a culmination of market forces led to a volatility of the silver industry that provoked populist anxieties. Proposals by Representative Richard Bland and Iowa Senator William Allison would appease both Greenbackers (a post-civil war political party that favored the use of paper money and […]

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   UPDATE: According to the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Patrick McMahon, the time capsule will be reburied some time after April 2015. So if you get the chance or just happen to be in the area, check out the time capsule’s contents at the MFA before the exhibit ends […]

ANA Announces New Online Registration for Summer Seminar

ANA Announces New Online Registration for Summer Seminar

Attendees can sign up for classes, mini-seminars, tours, more at Money.org Collectors interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s 47th annual Summer Seminar, to be held June 20-July 2, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can register for the event on Money.org. Members who register by April 15 will save $50 per session on the cost […]

CoinWeek Grading Series: Mercury Dimes Taught by Ray Herz

CoinWeek Grading Series: Mercury Dimes Taught by Ray Herz

Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics.. This one covers Mercury Dimes Taught by Ray Herz Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video – James Sego Discusses Quality Assurance Check Modern Coin Service.

CoinWeek Video – James Sego Discusses Quality Assurance Check Modern Coin Service.

James Sego, President, Quality Assurance Check Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek…… A new stickering service for modern coins has been created by James Sego. This service will review coins graded by other third grading services to determine whether they warrant the grade assigned to them. Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

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CoinWeek’s Mike Markowitz to Teach Seminar on Coins in the Bible at Baltimore Expo

CoinWeek’s Mike Markowitz to Teach Seminar on Coins in the Bible at Baltimore Expo

What’s a widow’s mite? What kind of coins were the infamous 30 pieces of silver? What exactly was “rendered unto Caesar”? The coins of the Bible have fascinated both the scholar and the collector for generation upon generation. A perennial and time-honored subject, the numismatic study of the Bible is especially rewarding to the faithful […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Five Millennia History of Korea Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins of 1970

The Five Millennia History of Korea Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins of 1970

By Mark Lovmo….   In the early 1970s, coin enthusiasts around the world were introduced to the first legal tender gold and silver commemorative coins to be issued by a government on the Korean peninsula. The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was responsible for this “first” when it released 12 commemoratives – six gold proofs and […]

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The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 2/4/2015.   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries of the Unknown… In 1928, the warlord of Kweichow province, Zhou Xicheng, minted a coin to commemorate the completion of the Kweichow […]

ANACS Grading Service Announces New Holder for US Mint Sets

ANACS Grading Service Announces New Holder for US Mint Sets

Paul Defelice, ANACS……. Leo Frese, Leo Frese Coin & Collectibles Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… A new third grading holder is being designed by ANACS Grading Service for a special series of coins, early United States mint sets. Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and […]

By March 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Cleveland Wall of Greed Hoard

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Cleveland Wall of Greed Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek… In case you have not figured it out yet, the reason I like “Pedigrees & Hoards” are because of the stories. For me, it is so much more fun to relate a story to coin collecting than to just try to fill holes in an album or slots in an […]

By March 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

By David Provost for CoinWeek… Author’s Note: This installment of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island coin program story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II) will discuss the coin as a collectible. Among all the modern United States commemorative issues, the coins struck for the Statue of Liberty’s 1986 centennial celebration […]

CoinWeek Grading Series –  Walking Liberty Half Dollars

CoinWeek Grading Series – Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Taught by Ray Herz. Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

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Coin Grading – NGC Signature Series Labels

Coin Grading – NGC Signature Series Labels

NGC hand-signed labels provide a way for a collector to purchase a coin with an interesting personal connection and, oftentimes, a low NGC graded population. Last year the US Mint produced one of its most popular creations ever. The Hall of Fame Baseball commemorative series was composed of a Half Dollar, Silver Dollar and Half […]

The Earliest Coins of Ireland

The Earliest Coins of Ireland

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   WHEN ONE HEARS THE WORD “CELTIC”, one naturally thinks of Ireland (unless one is from Boston, in which case one naturally thinks of basketball). It may therefore seem surprising that none of the vast and complex coinage that numismatists describe as “Celtic” was struck in Ireland. “Celtic” […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015-W Mint State Silver Eagle Coins – Special Designation Inserts

2015-W Mint State Silver Eagle Coins – Special Designation Inserts

The 2015-W Mint State Silver Eagle will be the latest release in the popular American Silver Eagle series. Coins will go on sale Thursday, March 26, and are expected to be available for purchase at the US Mint booth at the Whitman Baltimore Show. NGC will offer its FIRST DAY OF ISSUE and BALTIMORE SHOW […]

 
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