Mexico & Latin America

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces that two of Mexico’s most important historical silver coins will be sold at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. “We cannot overstress the importance of this auction, both for the history of Mexico and the larger field of North American numismatics,” says company president and founder […]

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin James Gullberg Chopmarks are counter-stamps or punches, struck into coins by Chinese merchants. To many numismatic authorities, anything that happens to […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the upcoming John F. Kennedy half dollar tribute coins that are going to be the highlight of the summer for many modern U.S. coin collectors and attendees of the August […]

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins among many offerings at Sedwick Sale…. Our 15th Floor auction was a another great sale for our growing company. Prices realized (including buyer’s fees) total over $1.65 million. Many lots sold for record prices, reflecting how our specialized attention and worldwide visibility have brought top collectors old and new to our […]

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com …….. For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of women. The 10-peso note carried a young woman in a peculiar and ornate headdress, while the 5-peso note bore the head of a lady garlanded with jewellery. Both women appear […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

By Oliver Simons  for CoinWeek………. The United States Mexican Numismatic Association (USMEX) announced today that it will host their 3rd annual convention and educational forum at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 16-18, 2014. The 2013 convention was a huge success and everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. The 2014 convention opens on Thursday afternoon […]

La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

Angel Smith, Auction Director Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. A coin conventions will be held in Mexico in March 2014 sponsored by the Sociedad de Numismatica de Mexico. La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas has been awarded the coin auction contract. An offering of Mexican coins will be sold to collectors. Hear details of the sale Copyright […]

By February 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

Pat Stovall, Don & Lois Bailey Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot for  CoinWeek.com…….. We have all heard the story of the item listed in the middle of the night that turns out to be a great buy. Hear one of those tales from a specialist in Mexican numismatics who used his knowledge to make a good […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #202 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. On Jan. 5th and 6th, Heritage conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is held every January at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. Although this […]

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

A Stunning Rarity from the New World One of the highlights of the recent Heritage World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction held in New York  which concluded yesterday January 6th, was a stunning Royal Cob described below. As Lot 25654 it realized $293,750.00 ( Including the buyers premium). However beyond the price, this coin sheds […]

Stack’s Bowers to Auction the David O’ Harrow Collection of Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:16.

Stack’s Bowers to Auction the David O’ Harrow Collection of Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:16.

Kyle Ponterio, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. A major collection of Mexican coins will come on the market at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo in November 2013 offered by Stack’s Bowers. Numismatist Kyle Ponterio talks about the sale and some of the highlights. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2013 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second […]

By November 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Elmer Powell, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin conventions offer important opportunities to learn about history and collecting when exhibits are displayed. An extensive collection of items from the Mexican Revolution were on display at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. The collector who assembled the collection talks about his collection and shows highlights. Copyright […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
More Cool Coins & Currency! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 8:59.

More Cool Coins & Currency! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 8:59.

Roberto del Bosque, Mexico 1913 Silver “Caballito” One Peso, Robert Briggs. Mexico 1824 Durango “Hook Neck” 8 Reales VF, Salvatore Falcone, Peru 1824 Gold 8 Escudos PCGS AU53, Cory Frampton, Mexico 1866 100 Peso “Maximilian era” Bank Note Uncirculated, Angel Smith, Mexico 1915 Muera Huerta Copper Peso. Interviewer: David Lisot …….. Continuing CoinWeek’s Cool Coin […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Roberto del Bosque, Salvatore Falcone, Angel Smith, and Pat Stovall. Interviewer: David Lisot………. No matter how much a person thinks they know about a particular market there may be something else to learn. CoinWeek asks eBay traders to share what they think are the most important secrets to have a successful auction experience. Hear comments […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Coin Market Report at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013.

Mexican Coin Market Report at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013.

Roberto del Bosque, Robert Briggs, Dave Busse, Salvatore Falcone, Cory Frampton, Davd Keiss, Kyle Ponterio, Daniel Frank Sedwick, Angel Smith, and Pat Stovall. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. These are the primary dealers of Mexican and Latin American coins that have gathered at this exclusive convention to trade coins. Hear their perspectives of how this […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 6:49.

Cool Coins! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 6:49.

Dave Busse, Mexico 1829 Go Silver 8 Reales NGC58, David Keiss, Mexico 1997 Silver “Jarabe Tapatio” 5 Peso Proof, Kyle Ponterio, Mexico 1873 Hermosillo Gold Hand on Book 8 Escudos NGC64, Daniel Frank Sedwick Bolivia “Heart Shaped” Potosi Silver 8 Reales, Pat Stovall, Mexico 2008 Silver 5 Ounce Libertad NGC PR69. Interviewer: David Lisot……… Continuing […]

By October 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director – United States Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot………. The US Mexican Numismatic Association is a collecting organization that specializes in the coins, paper money and numismatic items from Mexico. Their second annual convention took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cory Frampton, Executive Director talks about the convention and what that organization […]

By October 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Major  World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Major World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces their first LIVE FLOOR auction, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel Lake Buena Vista at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. The event includes lot viewing the day before and lot pick-up the day after, followed by a live Internet-only auction on Friday, November 1. […]

US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Collectors of Mexican and Latin American coins now have a yearly gathering place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Coin Convention. This year’s convention takes place October 17-19, 2013 and is the second year in a row of what is […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

EDITORS NOTE: LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES is a new CoinWeek column that focuses on coins that were produced with low mintages yet currently sell for modest prices that are within the reach of the average collector. We hope you enjoy this numismatic perspective. by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, John Markis, Trusted Traditions Currency. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Opinions vary greatly about the value of eBay as a trading platform for different collector markets. As a new regular video feature on CoinWeek various dealers will be interviewed about their perspective of buying and selling on eBay and how whether […]

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

By Carlos Jara – Mexican American Coin Company –  Latin American Numismatics ……… The coins of Ecuador have traditionally been both respected as difficult to obtain, and very popular among collectors. While not a particularly extensive series (as opposed to, say, Colombia), the Ecuadorean series is complex nonetheless. Thankfully, good references about it have been […]

By September 23, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Mention Costa Rica, and images of natural beauty, rain forests and a popular retirement destination for Americans comes to mind. Like most small nations, Costa Rica has a very low profile in the numismatic community. That means an interesting history of coinage is largely overlooked, and the collector who wants to take the […]

By September 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

About 200 feet off the coastline of Wabasso Beach, Florida, off the Sebastian Inlet, Captain Greg Bounds and his crew of the “Capitana” found 44 gold coins believed to be from the fabled 1715 Fleet which sank off the Florida coast during a hurricane almost 300 years ago. According to an local NBC News affilate […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

by Ben Costello – The 1715 Fleet Society …………. The Holy Grail of Fleet Collectors They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say pictures do not lie. But try telling that to anyone who has ever snapped a photo of a UFO – or Bigfoot. Oftentimes a picture ignites a mystery […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America from […]

By June 18, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As regular readers of this column probably know, I believe one of the best ways to acquire gold and silver is to buy coins that are semi-numismatic. In my view, semi-numismatic precious metal coins are primarily modern bullion coins that have low mintages yet sell for a relatively small premium over melt value. […]

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