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Confronting Breen

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A convicted serial child molester, it’s hard to imagine that Breen’s stay at the facility was ever meant to rehabilitate the man. […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 25, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 25, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 18, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 18, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ……   In the Byzantine empire power was technically vested in the emperor. Nevertheless, a number of empresses played an important part in government and even took control… Most commonly empresses came to power as regents for young sons, implying a fixed period of caretaker government until the […]

Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, October 14, the two parties in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574)–namely, the Federal Government and the Langbord family–appeared before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July of this year, the Philadelphia United […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 11, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of October 11, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On Thursday, October 15, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct Regency Auction XIV. The sale is the official auction of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Member’s Only Show and is typically a great venue for type coin collectors looking for material with plus […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of September 13, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of September 13, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over time […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of September 6, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of September 6, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

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John Feigenbaum Takes Over the Reigns of the Coin Dealer Newsletter

John Feigenbaum Takes Over the Reigns of the Coin Dealer Newsletter

Virginia Beach, VA. CDN Publishing, LLC is proud to announce that we have been chosen by the Downing family to carry on the fine tradition of numismatic pricing. CDN has been publishing printed versions of its various numismatic newsletters continuously since 1963, and the passing of Shane Downing left a void in the management, and […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 2: Modern Coins of Mexico, 1905 to Date

First Read: Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 2: Modern Coins of Mexico, 1905 to Date

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….   In 2014, Whitman published the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 1: An Illustrated History of Mexican Coins and Currency by Don and Lois Bailey. For the Baileys, lifelong ambassadors for the rich numismatic legacy of Mexico, it […]

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 […]

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been one heck of a treasure hunting season for Brent Brisben. On Wednesday, August 19, Brisben–owner and operator (along with his father, William O. “Bill” Brisben) of 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC–announced the discovery on July 30 of 350 gold coins worth almost US $4.5 million off the […]

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Eight Years After Seizure, Feds to Return Liberty Dollars to Owners

Eight Years After Seizure, Feds to Return Liberty Dollars to Owners

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Millions of dollars worth of property seized in 2007 to be returned at some point in the near future… On August 14, 2015, Acting United States Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose filed a document with the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Statesville Division, calling for the […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 16, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 16, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 2, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 2, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

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 CoinWeek News Staff…. 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 day sales total […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 9-15-15: A previous version of this report omitted the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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 […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 12, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 12, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 5, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 5, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case […]

Mint Condition –  U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of June 14, 2015

Mint Condition – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of June 14, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

 
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