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Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to the Constitution. In honor of this oath, commemorative medals were struck with dies fashioned by the famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of […]

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel was Awarded to Theoretical Physicist Dr. Kenneth Wilson By Nate D. Sanders Auctions …..   The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Kenneth Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26. It is only the 19th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. Interested bidders may participate in […]

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative initiative that hearkens back to the roots of Australia’s founding as a nation. In 1788, England began sending criminals to Australia to serve their sentence in an attempt to colonize the new, rugged territory. Most of the criminals were small-time crooks, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

Spink Bond & Share Auction: Wellington vs. Standard Oil

Spink Bond & Share Auction: Wellington vs. Standard Oil

On May 20 Spink will be holding a Bonds and Share Certificates of the World sale, full of some of the most interesting pieces to come on the market in recent years. The sale also contains two fantastic collections amassed over many years through hard work and dedication to scripophily: the Menzel collection, and the […]

By May 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Trustees will honor John Herzog for his legacy of giving at a reception on May 17 By Museum of American Finance …..   Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago. Herzog established […]

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 […]

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 […]

Archives International Auctions: Rare 1907 Peking Issue Chinese Banknote Brings $30,000

Archives International Auctions: Rare 1907 Peking Issue Chinese Banknote Brings $30,000

By Archives International Auctions ….   A high-grade Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 1907 Peking-issue 5 Taels banknote rarity soared to a record US$30,000 after opening on the floor for $14,500, at a three-day auction held April 11-13 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee. Additional Chinese and […]

Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York  Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Highlights On View At Roland Auctions NY April 21, 22 and 25 By Roland Auctions NY …..   Roland Auctions NY is proud to present its second numismatic auction from the estate of nationally-renowned and esteemed collector Dr. Alan York. This sale’s vast historical holdings tell the story of Western Europe and the Americas from […]

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Spink: Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction April 21

Spink: Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction April 21

Spink are delighted to announce our auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria will be taking place on April 21, 2016 in London. Our medals auctions take place three times a year and contain some of the finest medals and Militaria on the market. However, this auction contains a true rarity: the last ever […]

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World Paper Money – Chinese Bank Fraud Leads to Millions in Missing Cash

World Paper Money – Chinese Bank Fraud Leads to Millions in Missing Cash

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Billions of yuan equaling millions of dollars (USD) are missing in what has become the third major case of bank fraud reported in China since January. The Bank of Tianjin, which recently emerged on Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has reported that the equivalent of $120 million USD in […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Our upcoming April 27 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction in Chicago features a numismatic dream – the Norse gold medal once owned by Harry Bass. This present piece is certified PR66 by PCGS and approved by CAC, ranking it among only five so graded. NGC reports four in PR66 and four finer. […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association is an organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities. Certificates are acquired for their artistic and historical value by collectors all over the world. By American Stock and Bond Collectors Association …..   The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association (ASBCA) is a […]

By April 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin ……   According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector […]

By April 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Currency Auction – Opium, Merchants and the Order of the Dragon

Spink Currency Auction – Opium, Merchants and the Order of the Dragon

Spink China proudly presents the April Numismatic Collector’s Series sale with a fresh and varied selection of Banknotes, Coins, Medals and Bonds and Share Certificates. In such an uncertain and changing economic landscape it is perhaps appropriate we take a step back in Hong Kong’s history to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of great flux […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. April 8

Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. April 8

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Gerald Ford (product code 16PE) will be available for purchase starting April 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same images on the obverse and reverse that appear […]

By April 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Bonhams: Rare UK Naval Large Gold Medal up for Auction

Bonhams: Rare UK Naval Large Gold Medal up for Auction

An extremely rare gold medal commemorating the victory of the British Fleet at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1784 during the French Revolutionary Wars is to be sold at Bonhams Medals, Bond, Banknotes and Coins sale in London on 23 March. It is estimated at £140,000-160,000 (US$201,600-230,400). The medal was awarded […]

By March 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Poland, St. Patrick and Ancient Rome: Spink Coin Auctions

Poland, St. Patrick and Ancient Rome: Spink Coin Auctions

Spink and Son Ltd. is delighted to announce another installment of their famous auctions of Ancient, British, Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on March 22-23, 2016 in their London premises in the heart of Bloomsbury. This auction boasts of a fantastic selection of Ancient coins and the third part of one of the finest collections […]

By March 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Exonumia – NSCA 2016 Spring Show April 29, 30 in Beckley, WV

Exonumia – NSCA 2016 Spring Show April 29, 30 in Beckley, WV

By National Scrip Collectors Association ……   The National Scrip Collectors Association (NSCA) will hold their semi-annual Spring Show in the heart of coal country in Beckley on Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016 in the Appalachian Room at the Country Inn & Suites. The Spring Show draws collectors and dealers from all […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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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CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The Evolution of Money Alex Hernandez, tech writer and founder of smartphone and computer technology site Techaeris.com, writes a brief introduction to the history of money and monetary […]

By March 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 U.S. Mint Nixon Presidential $1 Coin Cover & First Spouse Medal Set

2016 U.S. Mint Nixon Presidential $1 Coin Cover & First Spouse Medal Set

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Richard M. Nixon $1 Coin Cover (product code 16FA) on March 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin cover is the 37th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. It includes two circulating quality Richard M. Nixon Presidential […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

The Royal Mint is looking for young designers across South Wales to enter a competition to design both sides of a very special medal – lucky winners will have their design struck in bronze for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen to wish her a very happy 90th birthday. The Royal Mint Museum’s Education Manager […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medal Presented to 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively today to the voting rights marchers–known as foot soldiers–who participated in the Selma to Montgomery, Ala., voting rights marches of 1965. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. March 7, 2015, marked the 50th anniversary of the peaceful marches by civil rights […]

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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 […]

 
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