Medals and Tokens

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 […]

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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CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

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 June 16-17, 2015. Date: June 16-17, 2015. Time: June 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Künker GmbH & Co.’s eLive Auction 35 will take place this coming week from Tuesday, May 19th until Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. each day on elive-auction.de. This auction offers a large number of coins and medals from the ancient world up to the modern era, with exceedingly […]

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

By Heritage Auctions….   Heritage Auctions’ May 18 Americana & Political Auction, to be held at our Dallas headquarters, will feature the important Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals. Numismatists may will be familiar with the selection of medals and tokens included in this collection, but the slave hire badges, or […]

Numismatic Personalities: Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk – VIDEO: 11:49

Numismatic Personalities: Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk – VIDEO: 11:49

Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk is known by many dealers and collectors for his knowledge of tokens and medals. He is also father of a numismatic legacy that includes a son who works for Heritage Auctions, Jim Stoutjesdyk, and a grandson also involved in numismatics. CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot caught up with Ron a few […]

U.S. Mint Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available May 12

U.S. Mint Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available May 12

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower (product code JP6) will go on sale on May 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Mamie Eisenhower […]

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported by CoinWeek […]

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, April 29, the United States Mint announced prices for the upcoming 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. While release dates are yet to be determined, the retail price for each set is $57.95. The Mint’s […]

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NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a rare and important 1906 Brazilian gold medal struck to commemorate the appointment of Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti as Cardinal by Pope Pius X in 1905. This celebrated event marked the first time that a South American was appointed Cardinal by the Holy […]

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

By the American Medallic Sculpture Association…. While it took 132 years for an Australian yacht to win the America’s Cup, an Australian medalist has managed to win in the first year of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Out of 29 medals entered, only two were […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Harry S. Truman (product code JP5) will be available for purchase starting on April 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same […]

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Waterloo Medal For Auction In Time for Bicentennial of Battle

Waterloo Medal For Auction In Time for Bicentennial of Battle

On 23 April 2015, Spink London will hold its first auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria in 2015. At the forefront of a diverse 666 lots of British and Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals, is the Superb Waterloo Medal to Major Arthur Rowley Heyland, 40th Foot, who was wounded several times during the […]

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Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal collectively during a ceremony today, April 15, 2015, in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the volunteers of the 17th Bombardment Group, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle during World War II, who made the first […]

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Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

By Pontypool Museum….   18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the victory of Britain and its allies at the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive battle that brought over 20 years of war in Europe and the wider world to an end. This summer, Pontypool Museum will host a small exhibition that explores the […]

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New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

By William D. Hyder…. Legend of the Seas, an appropriate name for the ship to carry Jeff Shevlin’s 2014 medal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. Jeff, better known to collectors as the “So-Called Guy”, first thought about such a trip more than 10 years ago while examining the well-known […]

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170-year-old token ‘star of collection’ at Toronto Coin Expo

170-year-old token ‘star of collection’ at Toronto Coin Expo

By Jesse Robitaille – Canadian Coin News, A CoinWeek Content Partner….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off at the 2015 Toronto Coin Expo this spring. 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 […]

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to Jack Nicklaus

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to Jack Nicklaus

World-renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The medal recognizes Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy. Nicklaus’ competitive career spanned parts of five decades during which he accumulated 120 victories in national and international professional competitions, 73 of […]

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