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Rare U.S. Coins Moderate to Strong in Platinum Night Auction; Markets Remain Stable

Rare U.S. Coins Moderate to Strong in Platinum Night Auction; Markets Remain Stable

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #291 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Last week, Heritage and Stack’s Bowers each conducted official auctions in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Convention near Chicago, in Rosemont, Illinois. The topic here is the results […]

Bunny Money: Rabbits and Hares on Ancient Coins

Bunny Money: Rabbits and Hares on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   THE LEPORIDAE ARE A FAMILY OF MAMMALS, including some 60 species of rabbits and hares. With a wide range of symbolic associations (good luck, fertility, cleverness, swiftness, et al.), the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and hare (Lepus europaeus) have a long history in Western art, mythology and […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65+ PCGS Secure. Gold CAC By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   As many of you read, the PRE ANA PNG Show was a BOMB. Why they insist on having these is anyone’s guess (why we are dumb enough to go, only our shrinks know–even though we go to buy). The […]

By August 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

By August 14, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …..   Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed original 19th century U.S. gold coins and used photos of specific coins to illustrate the points I was attempting to make. This was one of my most […]

By August 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle  ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

1825/1 Capped Head Left Half Eagle Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #290 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… Half eagles are U.S. $5 gold coins, and were minted for use in commerce from 1795 to 1929, though not in every […]

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Off the top of your head, can you say how much your collection is worth? Do you have a game plan for selling in an emergency? How liquid is your collection? Your answers to any of these questions say a lot about you as a collector. How […]

Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set Available Today – Update ….SOLD OUT

Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set Available Today – Update ….SOLD OUT

2015 Coin & Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Sales for the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles Set open today at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Only 17,000 sets will be produced, and the current order limit is two per household; the U.S. Mint may change […]

By August 11, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
The Great Ships of American Coinage

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty and allegorical Native American motifs, no symbol is used on American coins as prolifically as ships. The story of this country – indeed, the story of the New World […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting […]

Classic Silver, Dahlonega $2½ Gold, and Carson City U.S. Coins Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ ANA Auction

Classic Silver, Dahlonega $2½ Gold, and Carson City U.S. Coins Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ ANA Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #289 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Stack’s Bowers and Heritage Auctions are both conducting official auctions this month at the summer ANA convention, which will be held the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, very close to […]

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 […]

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Update: The US Mint website states that “This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not currently in stock. Additional inventory is being made….. ” The expected delivery date for back-ordered coins is Thursday October 1st 2015. Also the Mint just announced that the first […]

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 – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   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 people to one of the more […]

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 […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   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 has been at the forefront of […]

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 […]

Pricing for 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Announced

Pricing for 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Announced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In a notice dated July 13, the United States Mint has established pricing for the upcoming 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. The coin itself is scheduled for release at noon Eastern Standard Time on July 30. Pricing for the high relief coin may change weekly according […]

By July 12, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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