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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), […]

EAC Coin Grading Guide Available to Collectors. VIDEO: 11:23

EAC Coin Grading Guide Available to Collectors. VIDEO: 11:23

Bill Eckberg, Bob Fagaly, Chuck Heck, Kirk Thomas and Ray Williams – Early American Coppers…….. Interviewer: David Lisot – CoinWeek.com ….. Although conceived many years ago it was not until this month that a grading guide featuring early copper and Colonial coins has become a reality. Hear from the team of Early American copper specialists […]

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #221 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. When I first wrote about “The Riverboat Collection” about a month ago, I did not realize just how much impact the sale of this collection, in Illinois on April 24, would have or just […]

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Latest dive reveals still more SS Central America gold…. Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced Monday that it had recovered five gold ingots and two $20 double eagles (one, an 1850 struck in Philadelphia, the second, an 1857-S). The ingots were stamped with assayer’s marks and weights that range from 96.5 to 313.5 troy ounces. The […]

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

ANA announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft

News Report by CoinWeek staff….. In 2007, the ANA Museum Collection Manager Wyatt Yeager stole approximately $1 million in coins and numismatic items from the ANA. Efforts continue to restore the collection to its pre-theft condition to this day. On May 1st, the American Numismatic Association announced the recovery of a coin stolen in 2007 from the Edward […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative coins from the U.S. Mint frequently drop in price after initial interest in the coins fades.  When early prices for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins sold and graded […]

EAC Happening Colorado Springs 2014. VIDEO: 11:51.

EAC Happening Colorado Springs 2014. VIDEO: 11:51.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Each Early American Coppers Convention begins with what is called a “Happening”. Collectors specializing in large cents, half cents, and Colonial coins set up displays with a specific date and variety of a particular issue. Multiple examples are available for collectors to see and compare. It is a great opportunity to […]

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar, Part II

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar, Part II

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. This is the third in a series of articles in which I give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint.   The story of the Sacagawea […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The New York Assay Office Gold Theft of 1978

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 reader and former head of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and former Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association, Bob Leuver offers an abridged version of a report he filed […]

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #220 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… Perhaps the most famous of all patterns is the ‘Silver Center Copper Cent’ of 1792. It is certainly the most famous non-gold pattern. The 1792 dime patterns, then each […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

By Charles Morgan – Content Manager for CoinWeek…..   Our bags are packed and another Central States Numismatic Society Convention is in the history books. This one, of course, will be well-remembered as the Diamond Jubilee convention of the CSNS. If proof were needed, it shows that Central States remains an important and historic organization. The next […]

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Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

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 […]

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