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Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

By Q. David Bowers, Founder of Stack’s Bowers   “Summertime and the Living is Easy,” as the song from Porgy and Bess goes. Welcome to my latest blog set in the twilight of the month of July. While summer is vacation time for many, numismatics knows no season–although it does slow down. While no figures […]

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014 by Scott H. Miller The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is now in its 157th year of service to the world of numismatics. It is the […]

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder – Stack’s Bowers Welcome to Rarities Night 2015! This event is always a highlight of our series of auctions with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The highlights are many. Here are some of my favorites: The Skull and Crossbones Funeral Medal in Silver, issued by Jacob Perkins […]

Assortment of Rare U.S. Coins to be offered in ANA Platinum Night Auction

Assortment of Rare U.S. Coins to be offered in ANA Platinum Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #288 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Heritage often conducts official auctions at FUN, Central States, and ANA Conventions, and a Platinum Night event for U.S. coins is typically included. This year, Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers are […]

Monster:  The Coinage of Caligula

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). — Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN TACITUS (56 – 117 CE) survived in one damaged medieval manuscript at the Monte Cassino monastery[1]. The section covering the reign of Emperor Caligula is missing, and we […]

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/1/2015. Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan dollar varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce […]

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Historian. Military Analyst. Gentleman game designer. Numismatist. Author Mike Markowitz is many things, and one of those things happens to be CoinWeek’s resident expert on Ancient Coins. Twice monthly, CoinWeek has the privilege and the pleasure of bringing you the latest in his series of exploratory articles, covering the entire […]

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Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/22/2015. After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet hopefully stimulating) sampling of Royal Canadian Mint products since the release of the first Canadian Silver Maple Leafs in 1988. Because the Mint […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #286 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. The 1838-O dime is an inaugural issue of the New Orleans Mint and is the only Branch Mint representative of the first design type of Liberty Seated Dimes, […]

Ancient Coins of Cyprus

Ancient Coins of Cyprus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   ON A CLEAR DAY, it’s just possible to see the Turkish shore 40 miles (64 km) away from Cape St. Andreas[1] at the northeastern tip of Cyprus. The third-largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus was settled in the ninth millennium BCE–possibly even earlier–by […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Skidaway Island Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: Skidaway Island Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   Coins coming from personal collections are often given a Pedigree status and this seems to be a growing trend, as almost every auction by a major auction house now promotes coins as from the “So-and-So Collection”. As a fellow pedigree collector told me in a recent conversation: “Rick, those […]

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Lansing Merchant Liberty Coin Service To Handle Wholesale Distribution On July 6, the Blu-Ray/DVD 3-disc Combo Pack of the Kevin Sorbo movie Alongside Night (2015) was released. The prophetic action thriller, based on the 1979 book of the same name, is endorsed by three-time presidential candidate Dr. […]

Kaselitz Coin Latest of Several Gem 1831 Capped Bust Quarters to Emerge Recently

Kaselitz Coin Latest of Several Gem 1831 Capped Bust Quarters to Emerge Recently

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #285 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   On July 17, in Baltimore, Stack’s-Bowers will auction the highly rated, gem Douglas Kaselitz Collection 1831 Capped Bust quarter, and a lesser grade 1831 quarter will be in the same session. It is […]

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/11/2015. 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 […]

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

By Pat Heller – Liberty Coin Service   Last Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ended its latest regularly-scheduled two-day meeting. While the rest of the world waited breathlessly to hear what the concluding announcement would say, my media pronouncement the day before accurately explained what the statement would contain. In the announcement, the […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #284 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $500 per coin, a set of Indian Head half eagles ($5 gold coins) may be assembled that is missing just three dates. Indian Head half eagles […]

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course […]

Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek….   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just […]

Even More Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

Even More Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

Wait, don’t be alarmed… Ok, be very alarmed – Hubert Walker and Charles Morgan have plumbed the depths of YouTube to come up with even more Hilariously Bad™ YouTube Coin Videos. Numismatic Man by Tawny Press Our first pick above is from Todd Griffiths’ Century Coin Group and stars Numismatic Man. Not a terribly original-sounding name, but if no […]

Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Early Quarter Eagles Prior to our memorable auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I in May, Christine Karstedt moderated a panel discussion of the Pogue coins and their background. Participating were Dave Bowers and Larry Stack from our company and our long-time friend, David Tripp of Sotheby’s. […]

What Rare Coin Dealers Collect

What Rare Coin Dealers Collect

by Jeff Garrett for NGC Market Report Many assume that rare coin dealers have built incredible collections from the coins that they regularly trade. That is not often the case. Earlier this week, my local coin club met on the second Monday of the month, as usual. This month, a young intern who is working […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Like Three Cent nickels, Two Cent Pieces tend to be interesting topics for conversations, even among non-collectors. Many people are astonished or curious to learn that the denominations ever existed. Two weeks ago, […]

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito by Allan Schein With a history of coin production pre-dating our own national mint by more than two hundred and fifty years, Mexico can say […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Abandoned finally by all, the king surrendered himself to the Romans. Brought before the consul’s council, the king was peppered with questions by Paullus, but he stood in silence and wept and then flung himself on the ground as a suppliant for his life. Paullus lost his […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 2: 1883 – 1893

Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 2: 1883 – 1893

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On June 25, 2015, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first half of the PCGS Set Registry Current #1 Morgan dollar set, the Coronet Collection. As a preview to the offering, we’re breaking down an important subset of the Coronet Collection: the Coronet Carson City […]

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

By CoinWeek…. Selected Designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program: $5 Gold: Obverse 10 c/w Reverse 3 $1 Silver: Reverse 2 (as the obverse) c/w Reverse 5 Clad Half Dollar: Silver Obverse 2 c/w Clad Reverse 3   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently held the first of two […]

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Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 1: 1878 – 1882

Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 1: 1878 – 1882

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On June 25, 2015, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first half of the PCGS Set Registry Current #1 Morgan dollar set, the Coronet Collection. As a hand-selected group of Morgan dollars, the collection has few peers in the history of the hobby. In terms of […]

Beware of Defects on Coins

Beware of Defects on Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek… A defect is a defect no matter how slight the seller proclaims it. And that same “slight’ defect will become much more severe in the eyes of a buyer when it comes time to sell or trade that same coin. Try to remember this fact of life in your […]

 
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