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Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. The last article I wrote was about Trophy Coins. It generated a lot of buzz among my readers, not all of it positive. The negative comments I heard, not all underserved, typically went something like this: “You are an elitist, writing about coins which are $50,000, $100,000 […]

First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

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…. From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” These words […]

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #226 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In 1615 or 1616, coins were introduced in Bermuda. Although Bermuda was then called the Sommer Islands, for clarity, it is best to refer here to this place as Bermuda, […]

PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

Muriel Eymery, Vice President, PCGS Asia Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The Professional Coin Grading Service has opened offices in Europe and Asia. International Vice President Muriel Eymery talks about the move into China and what that marketplace represents. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach – June 2014 The Long Beach Coin Expo is the […]

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Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Even though we live in the Internet age with virtually everything at our fingertips, books are still an important part of any numismatic education. Dave Bowers once famously stated, “buy the book before the coin.” This advice is extremely valuable to anyone considering even a […]

Elephants on Ancient Coins

Elephants on Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series Strong, intelligent, and long-lived – yet surprisingly gentle – elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over the human imagination. Prehistoric cave paintings depict elephants and their extinct cousins, the wooly mammoth and mastodon. Ivory from elephant tusks was a precious raw material in the ancient world because it […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

“The King of American Coins” A beautiful specimen of the “King of American Coins,” the world-famous 1804 silver dollar, will be presented in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The 1804 dollar will be a star attraction in the company’s Rarities […]

The First Coins Struck in The Original Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts (‘NE’) Silver of 1652

The First Coins Struck in The Original Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts (‘NE’) Silver of 1652

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #225 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. The original thirteen States of the USA were colonies of Great Britain before the declaration of independence in 1776. Massachusetts was one of these thirteen, though its name and boundaries were different […]

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

Proceeds from August 7, 2014 auction of these 30 coins will aid philanthropic mission of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation… Thirty United States pattern coins from the acclaimed collection of the late Texas business executive and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927 – 1998) will be offered without reserves during the Platinum Night auction conducted […]

The Real Diehl: Three Gold Myths that Confuse Buyers

The Real Diehl: Three Gold Myths that Confuse Buyers

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Don’t fall victim to the following three gold myths…. I recently ran across an article entitled “The 12 Biggest Mistakes the Media Make When Covering Gold“, by Gary Alexander. It’s a good article for potential gold buyers […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Saddle Ridge Hoard on Sale + Autographed Cuts

Numismatic Quick Hits: Saddle Ridge Hoard on Sale + Autographed Cuts

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard: Let the Selling Begin! Earlier this week, Kagin’s, Inc. began the sale of gold coins from the Saddle Ridge hoard. The discovery of over 1,400 gold coins, including several rarities and top-pops, excited both the numismatic and mainstream worlds.  If early sales figures […]

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology

By Wayne Sales…. As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private collectors and independent scholars.  The archaeological community is the opposite pole in almost every […]

Kagin’s Sells Saddle Ridge Gold Treasure Coins with Amazon. VIDEO: 7:00.

Kagin’s Sells Saddle Ridge Gold Treasure Coins with Amazon. VIDEO: 7:00.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… It has been called the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States. More than 1400 gold coins were unearthed by a couple walking their dog at an undisclosed location in northern California. The coins they uncovered have been valued at greater than $10 million dollars. The first coin to […]

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #224 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., a large percentage of enthusiasts have sought to complete sets. Indeed, almost all collectors of U.S. coins have aimed to […]

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 this […]

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series As collectors of ancient coins, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!” The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins. Or, […]

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

According to reports published online, Internet auction giant eBay was hit with a massive security breach that potentially affects millions of customer accounts. According to the company, the breech was discovered earlier this month. Customer data was likely stolen as early as February or March. eBay boasts a user base of over 145 million. The company has […]

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The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #223 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. A very substantial number of pre-1793 items from the Eric P. Newman Collection were auctioned by Heritage on May 16 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th St., New […]

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed… Michael White of the United States Mint Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek, the following candidate designs under consideration for the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medal program. The Congressional Gold medals are authorized by The Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act (Public Law 112-76), and are […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek   The U.S. Mint Comments on the Matter of Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Shipping Delays   LG- “As best I can tell orders placed during the first 30-60 minutes online have shipped, and the rest are waiting to be shipped.  I was told there is a computer glitch with the system […]

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one neat package. Trophy coins aren’t necessarily the rarest pieces within a specific series. As an example, a 1907 High Relief is far from the rarest issue in the St. […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1893 Isabella Quarter

Commemorative Stories: The 1893 Isabella Quarter

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

The Real Diehl: Gold and Another Stock Market Bubble

The Real Diehl: Gold and Another Stock Market Bubble

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Has tax, monetary, and regulatory policy set in motion another stock market bubble? Robert Shiller, a Noble prize-winning economist, is among the market analysts and economists whose work I follow and admire. I discovered Shiller several years […]

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Amazingly, locally minted large copper coins circulated in Connecticut in the late 1730s and early 1740s; Higley Coppers are among the rarest and most exciting of all American colonial […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum editor Wayne Homren writes about a collaborative effort to settle the estate of numismatic bookseller John Burns…. Book Sale This was Big John’s big week. Numismatic literature dealer John Burns passed away earlier […]

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Ancient Coin Stories: A Rare Plotina Sestercius

Ancient Coin Stories: A Rare Plotina Sestercius

by Geoffrey Cope & Dr. Alan Walker Nomos Zurich for CoinWeek…. I love Roman coins because of their artistry, their beautiful style, the fact that their content tells us about classical antiquity and, of course, for their quality. The Sestertius is, for me, the unsurpassed Roman Imperial Roman coin to collect, since its size allows […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

Third party grading services offer real and replica signature inserts for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Do they add lasting value? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. One aspect of the much-discussed 2014 baseball commemorative coins that has not received very much attention yet is the special labels from PCGS and NGC that are signed by Hall […]

Ancient Coin Insights: Real Roman Women on Coins

Ancient Coin Insights: Real Roman Women on Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series Much like Americans, Republican Romans had a deep-rooted prejudice against depicting living people on their money. It was something that pretentious Greek kings and tyrants did. When Julius Caesar violated this taboo, his assassins claimed that he was trying to make himself a king. And yet, within […]

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

Heritage Auctions is offering, as a part of the May 16 – 17 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection IV Signature Auction in New York, a spectacular MS63 Continental Currency dollar in silver. This is this coin’s first auction offering since its appearance in lot 2132 of the George Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), […]

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