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Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Pt. 23: Proof Shield Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Pt. 23: Proof Shield Nickels

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #349 The emphasis here is on PCGS- or NGC-certified, Proof-64 or -63 ‘No Rays’ Shield Nickels dating from 1867 to 1883, Choice Proofs. This is the 23rd installment in a series on classic U.S. coins that cost less than […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast: Bela Lyon Pratt’s Gold Coins

CoinWeek Podcast: Bela Lyon Pratt’s Gold Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #40: Allan Schein on the Gold Coins of Bela Lyon Pratt Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Author Allan Schein has just published an insightful study of American medallic artist Bela Lyon Pratt and the creation of the Bigelow-Pratt $2.50 […]

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The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

An Editorial by Charles Morgan – Editor, CoinWeek.com …..   In July of last year, American publisher Krause Publications released the 10th edition of The Standard Catalog of World Coins: 2001-Date. This book serves as the most comprehensive encyclopedia of all coins struck by or for each country in the world, tracking issues starting with […]

By September 13, 2016 5 Comments Read More →
Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

For more than a century, the Swiss have celebrated their independence from foreign rule and the close sense of community that ties each of its culturally unique cantons together into one Swiss Confederation, through a series of shooting festivals. Throughout the years, these festivals have been marked by the issuance of collectible medals known as […]

By September 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The King Among Rarities: A Brief History of the United States 1804 Dollar

The King Among Rarities: A Brief History of the United States 1804 Dollar

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   In all of numismatics of the entire world, there is not today and there never has been a single coin which was and is the subject of so much romance, interest, comment, and upon which so much has been written and so much talked about and discussed as […]

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The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are certainly many ways to accumulate, or as some people put it, stack silver, in the physical form. For those looking to acquire physical silver, I think one has to begin with some basic […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The birth and death of paper money Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There were no jangling pockets of coins in Kanbalu. Bark had been stripped from the […]

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Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, Heritage Auctions offered collectors a chance to take home a number of important numismatic rarities. Before Heritage’s big Platinum Night Auction, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage’s Mark Borckardt to get a one-on-one tour of some of the sale’s most exciting offerings. In […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

The First American Cent – Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent – Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #348 This week’s column is about those 1792 patterns that, in my estimation, are likely to be worth more than $1 million in the current […]

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Robert Bashlow

Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether in the ranks of collectors, dealers, researchers or story tellers. Some of these were well known figures who devoted decades to the field, often as professional coin auctioneers such […]

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Q. David Bowers is the most prolific numismatic writer in the hobby’s history – he’s also the breaker of numismatic news this month – as […]

By September 5, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual […]

Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Innovative ideas – from architectural marvels to trendsetting bank notes – can occur in unlikely places By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ….   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. The […]

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor – Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ……   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship USS Maine at Havana, Cuba. “Remember the Maine” was the rallying cry that led to the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. demanded that Spain withdraw completely from Cuba, […]

By September 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

What do you know about money? Our third episode of Cool Currency for the year was filmed at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money – the World Series of American Numismatics! This year, the annual gathering took place in Anaheim, California. CoinWeek was there and found four fascinating banknote stories. In this […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided Hair Half Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided Hair Half Cents

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #347 U.S. half cents were first struck in 1793, and Braided Hair half cents were introduced in 1840. It is generally believed, though, that all half cents dating from 1840 to 1848 are Proofs. Indeed, standard references imply that […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians – Coinage of the Do-Nothing Kings

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians – Coinage of the Do-Nothing Kings

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the Franks), while remaining a family inheritance, was inherited according to the rules of private law, divided on each occasion between the sons or nearest male relatives of the deceased […]

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the United States Mint gave attendees a chance to view the recently discovered 1974-D Aluminum cent experimental pattern coin. Originally slated for auction in 2014, the cent was the subject of a multi-year legal dispute between the heir of a Denver Mint official and […]

English Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V

English Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V

GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the English Gold Noble coins of Richard II (ruled 1377-99), Henry IV (r. 1399-1413) and Henry V (r. 1413-22). A month ago, the topic was the English Gold […]

Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner

Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. At the time of its debut the Lincoln cent […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   We speak sometimes of the Roman religion as though it possessed a firm basis, but in fact it was constantly changing, the gods melting away and being replaced by others (Hale, 73). Decline of Paganism BY THE BEGINNING OF THE FOURTH CENTURY CE, the religious life of the […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #345 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It has already been explained, in Part 15 of a series about classic U.S. coins, that a set of regular issue, business strike Two Cent Pieces may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any one […]

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there are coins that are absolute rarities. A condition rarity is a coin whose value is primarily derived from its high degree of preservation. An absolute rarity is a coin whose […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Price AU58 Gold Coins

How to Price AU58 Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. As a buyer of rare gold coins, nothing makes me happier than seeing choice AU58 gold coins with original color and surfaces. I love “Gem Sliders” as these coins tend to have better eye appeal than most MS60 to MS63’s and are typically priced at a much lower level. […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes

Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Here’s a short but focused area of U.S. Numismatics: Coins and notes with a strong message of freedom and independence. These pieces go well beyond the ubiquitous portraits of an allegorical Miss Liberty, and they can be found at every price point on the spectrum. A pair of […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Early Silver Coins of Argentina

World Coins – Early Silver Coins of Argentina

COINS OF ARGENTINA. 2 Reales, 1813-J A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. US and World Coin Collecting Strategies #344   The present topic is the early silver coins of Argentina, during the era of the “United Provinces of the River Plate.” Early Argentine coins have notable artistic merit and are historically important. A silver type […]

 
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