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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Daytona Intl. Speedway with Silver Medallion

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Daytona Intl. Speedway with Silver Medallion

To celebrate the opening of the newly renovated “World Center of Racing” which recently hosted the Rolex 24 at Daytona, racing fans everywhere can now purchase a ½ oz., 99.99% pure silver medallion, finely crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint, by which to remember the “re-imagined” Daytona International Speedway. The modernized track, featuring $400 million […]

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bonhams Offers Nobel Prize Medal at Pasadena Sale

Bonhams Offers Nobel Prize Medal at Pasadena Sale

Nobel medal, struck in 18 carat gold and plated in 24 carat gold, approx. 175g, 66 mm in diameter Bonhams announces the sale of the 1993 Nobel Prize medal awarded to renowned biochemist Dr. Kary B. Mullis for his invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The sale will take place on February 14 in […]

By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

Spink USA’s “Collector’s Series Sale” this January 27-28, 2016 will usher in the New Year with a large offering of Portuguese and Brazilian coins, a collection of medals and artifacts related to the Easter Rising and Ireland’s struggle for independence, selections of Anglo-Gallic coins, Renaissance and Russian medals, and myriad other world coins and medals. […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I have covered at length for this and other publications over the past six years. As the series begins its long-awaited final year–a year that includes the release of coins […]

By January 18, 2016 8 Comments Read More →
Spink: Ringing in the New Year with the Liberty Collection

Spink: Ringing in the New Year with the Liberty Collection

Spink are pleased to be able to offer for sale ‘The Liberty Collection‘ on January 27-28, 2016, a most comprehensive collection of medals, historical documents, uniforms and other artifacts relating to the 1916 Easter Rising and Ireland’s subsequent Fight for Independence from England in 1917-21. Fortuitously, sale of this collection will coincide with the 100th […]

By January 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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