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Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

The Fitzwilliam Museum – Cambridge, England 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 […]

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeiting rare coins. You can read numismatic journals from the 19th century and realize that collectors were dealing with the problem […]

The Coin Analyst –  Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

The Coin Analyst – Should the U.S. Return to the Gold Standard?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……   August 15 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the gold standard. In 1971 President Richard M. Nixon ended the convertibility of the dollar with gold, which paved the way for the system of floating, fiat currencies that exists today. Ever since then the U.S. dollar has […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August […]

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First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein

First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein The period of our nation’s monetary history that began shortly after the turn of the century and ran until about 1932 or ’33 […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #343 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   For less than $500 per coin, an extensive and impressive collection of early U.S. copper coins could be assembled ‘by date.’ Although Matron Head large cents could […]

Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   There are several theories associated with the creation of the 1913 Liberty (V) nickel. One tells us that the Liberty Head nickel bearing that date was produced–unauthorized by the United States Mint–by Mint employee Samuel W. Brown or someone else on his behalf. It’s even possible that he […]

Appeals Court Rules for U.S. Gov’t in Langbord 1933 Double Eagle Fight

Appeals Court Rules for U.S. Gov’t in Langbord 1933 Double Eagle Fight

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Exactly one year after the Philadelphia United States Attorney’s Office filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Government to rehear the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574), the en banc court […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history through coins Another prized possession is the one with an imprint of Alexander [the Great] on the face of the coin. “It belongs to 327 B.C. and there is also a story that Alexander married an Indian tribal woman. […]

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Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: “Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.” … On the day appointed for the race the two started together. The Tortoise never […]

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   English Noble gold coins minted during the era of King Edward III are historically important, attractive, intricately designed and modestly priced in contrast to rare gold coins […]

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   One of the most interesting and complex areas of American Numismatics is the study and collecting of paper money. With denominations starting at just a few cents and ranging upwards to the ultimate U.S. denomination of $100,000, there is no doubt that currency […]

The Coin Analyst: July Proves Eventful for United States Mint

The Coin Analyst: July Proves Eventful for United States Mint

With over half the year gone and some great coins on the way, July has nevertheless been a busy month for the Mint By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   With 2017 fast approaching, the United States Mint has a surprising number of headliner products yet to be released. While the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

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Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic – GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….   The present topic is the CAR silver coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, those minted under […]

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of UnCut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a […]

A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   I feel honored to have had the privilege of knowing Eugene H. Gardner, Sr., 80. He was one of the most distinguished, visibly active and enthusiastic collectors in the history of the coin community in the United States. I was saddened to hear of Gene’s passing on July 16, […]

Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists Winter and Summer FUN coin shows. At the Summer 2016 FUN coin show, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage Auction’s Chris Dykstra to discuss three interesting lots from the July 7-10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. In this private lot viewing video, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition Few in the coin industry have been as successful in bringing mainstream attention to numismatics as has Donn Pearlman, former ANA Governor, and 2015 Farran Zerbe Award winner. Donn is the press agent for PNG, Heritage Auctions, the ANA, and a […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of Pergamon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of Pergamon

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   NOW AND THEN IN HISTORY, economic, political and social forces come together in just the right combination to make a particular city the dynamic locus of cultural creativity. We see this in Athens in the time of Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BCE), Florence during the Renaissance (c. 1350 […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! is back with this, the fourth episode. We scouted out the floor of the Summer FUN Show, put on by the Florida United Numismatists, and recorded four incredible segments: Original Hobo Nickel Society president Carol Bastable shows us a hobo-style American Silver Eagle by master engraver Ron Landis. Estimated value: US$6,000. We […]

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #340 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   During the history of coin collecting in the United States, most coin enthusiasts at one time or another have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set […]

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. Copper is one of the most reactive metals used to make coins. Because of this, copper coins require constant care to maintain their original beautiful appearance. In this insightful CoinWeek video, Early American Coppers president Bill Eckberg demonstrates the proper preservation techniques for copper coins and describes […]

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez CoinWeek contributing writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez sits down with Charles Morgan at the summer FUN show to discuss what he sees happening in the modern coin market. Topics discussed: the first spouse gold coin series, U.S. olympic coins, and how spot prices effect numismatic premiums on […]

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. 2016 Farran Zerbe Award winner Mark Lighterman answers the question: How do major error coins leave the United States Mint? In this CoinWeek IQ video, Mark presents three interesting and devious ways in which major mint error coins have escaped the mint and ended up in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #34: Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper on the Passing of Chet Krause

CoinWeek Podcast #34: Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper on the Passing of Chet Krause

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper on the Passing of Chet Krause On June 25, numismatic icon Chester “Chet” Krause passed away. He was 92 years old. In this episode of the Coinweek podcast we talk to Numismatic News editor Dave Harper about Chet, the company he created, and the coin collecting legacy […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

Colorized coins are not everybody’s cup of tea, but we were intrigued by the Pobjoy Mint’s silver coin struck to honor the Penny Blue stamp’s 175th Anniversary. So when an example showed up in the mail, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke out the 4K camera and filmed this unboxing segment for you. At $75 USD, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Though not coins, patterns are similar to coins, directly related to coins and often collected along with coins. Some coin patterns even circulated in commerce. The present topic is one-cent coin patterns […]

 
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