Medals and Tokens

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of […]

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New Collectors “Coin” Celebrates Star of The Munsters

New Collectors “Coin” Celebrates Star of The Munsters

By Icon Coins….   Icon Coins has released a collectors coin in honor of television star Butch Patrick, who played the lovable Eddie Munster on the classic show The Munsters. New Jersey company Icon Coins has released a brand new collectors coin celebrating TV icon Butch Patrick. For over 50 years, Patrick has been a […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

The 2015 United States Mint Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on September 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness […]

By August 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs such as […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 289 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Syracuse Decadrachm, Ex-Hess-Leu 1958 1030325 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Hicetas (Hiketas). (Tyrant, circa 288-279/8 BC). AV Decadrachm. NGC Ch. AU✭ (Choice About Uncirculated ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine […]

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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 CoinWeek News Staff….   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 the order […]

By August 11, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Official Papal Visit Medal available at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Official Papal Visit Medal available at ANA World’s Fair of Money

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists will have medals commemorating the September visit of Pope Francis to America available for sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money August 11 – 15 at PAN table 1957. PAN President, Tom Uram presented the idea to Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of […]

NGC Ancients Grades Possibly Unique Roman Gold Medallion

NGC Ancients Grades Possibly Unique Roman Gold Medallion

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded an important large-sized gold medallion of the Roman Emperor Constantine I (307-337 CE) that many believe to be unique. One of the most famous Roman Emperors, Constantine I is often called “the Great” for his many achievements during his three decades in power. He is particularly well known for […]

2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower Available August 11

2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower Available August 11

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set-Dwight D. Eisenhower (product code AX2) on August 11 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains the following: One 2015 Eisenhower Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin – available only in this set One Eisenhower Presidential Medal struck in .999 fine […]

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‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 World’s Fair of Money℠, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal […]

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a notice released Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint has announced product information for the John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set. The 2015 Presidential Coin & Chronicles Set – John F. Kennedy (product code AX3) will be available to order on September 15 at a price of […]

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Should You Collect Medals? Part II: World Medals

Should You Collect Medals? Part II: World Medals

By David Thomason Alexander – Founder, Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   As the first part of this review demonstrated, medal collecting in the United States is a growing field, charting solid gains after nearly two centuries of neglect. Success in medal collecting was shown to result from basic research, careful preparation, familiarity with […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

The team at Spink and Son Ltd. has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic items from South East Asia and takes place during the long-awaited World Stamp Exhibition, of which Spink are the official auctioneer and […]

By July 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Masonic Coins and Tokens – VIDEO: 2:39.

Collecting Masonic Coins and Tokens – VIDEO: 2:39.

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Mason issued large cent coins engraved with Masonic emblems for various lodges especially in the northeast United States. Find out about these pieces of numismatic history and how affordable they are to collect. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, […]

Nobel Prize Medal of Man Who Cured Anemia to Be Sold

Nobel Prize Medal of Man Who Cured Anemia to Be Sold

By Bonhams….   Nobel Prize medal awarded to George Minot, with diploma and other related materials The Nobel Prize medal awarded to George Minot in 1934 for his pioneering work on the treatment of pernicious anemia is to be sold at Bonhams History of Science and Technology Sale in New York on September 21. It […]

By July 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 36

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 36

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, This coming week our online auction at elive-auction.de takes place on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9 2015. The auction offers a wide range of coins and medals from the ancient world to modern times, featuring a very impressive series from the Archbishopric […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

Sales will open for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Jackie Kennedy that […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

By The Raab Collection….   A Newly Discovered, Long-Lost American Treasure up for Sale An Original Congressional Gold Medal, the Only from Early America Given to a President Known to Still Be in Private Hanes; Valued at $225,000 Presented on Behalf of a Grateful Nation to General and Future President William Henry Harrison, Its Location […]

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American Numismatic Society Publishes Medallic Art of the ANS

American Numismatic Society Publishes Medallic Art of the ANS

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is proud to now offer a new and much anticipated publication for sale, Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014: Studies in Medallic Art 2. The hardcover book, by Scott H. Miller, includes 60 medals issued by the ANS, two COAC medals and the 1910 Actors’ Fund Medal, all […]

Archives International to Auction Historic Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives

Archives International to Auction Historic Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives

This important auction will be held at the Collector’s Club in New York City on June 25th, 2015 starting at 10:30 a.m. EST “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history,” stated David […]

Spink Auctions: A Fine Collection of Polish Coins and Medals

Spink Auctions: A Fine Collection of Polish Coins and Medals

On the 15th of July 2015, Spink will be holding the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The auction boasts a wide variety of rarities and highly valuable items, from a Catherine II Russian commemorative platinum medal of her accession, (Lot 237, estimated: £40,000 – 50,000 / US$62,000 – 77,500) […]

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UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

The Royal Mint has released a unique and special edition of Pistrucci’s Waterloo Medal – a masterpiece of minting art in all its glory – to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and pay tribute to those who never received this magnificent honour. After the epic battle had finished raging The Royal […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a Tokens and Medals Census with comprehensive population data for virtually all types graded by NGC. The Tokens and Medals Census, which is available for free on NGCcoin.com, provides collectors and dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate the rarity of tokens and medals from around the world. This […]

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off starting May 28, 2015 at the Toronto Coin Expo. Held in partnership with New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, the semi-annual coin show takes place May 29 and 30 at the Toronto Reference Library at […]

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the American Fighter Aces collectively today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the American Fighter Aces in recognition of their heroic service to the United States throughout the history of aviation warfare. American Fighter Aces are military […]

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