News – CoinWeek http://www.coinweek.com Coin News, Coin Collecting and Numismatic Articles Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:52:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard http://www.coinweek.com/editors-choice/british-museum-exclusive-video-of-piano-gold-coin-hoard/ http://www.coinweek.com/editors-choice/british-museum-exclusive-video-of-piano-gold-coin-hoard/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:06 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110803 By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Earlier this year, the British public--along with the rest of the world--was invited to help solve the mystery of a 913-piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-april-21-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-april-21-2017/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:12:28 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110537 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

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Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin http://www.coinweek.com/us-coins/indiana-church-strikes-gold-early-god-trust-rare-coin/ http://www.coinweek.com/us-coins/indiana-church-strikes-gold-early-god-trust-rare-coin/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:59:49 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110902 An historic 1866 Double Eagle, one of only 10 known examples, survived an attempted theft and was donated to a Valparaiso church. It could now bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions A valuable 19th-century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto "In God We Trust" will help […]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case http://www.coinweek.com/us-coins/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-langbord-switt-1933-double-eagle-case/ http://www.coinweek.com/us-coins/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-langbord-switt-1933-double-eagle-case/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:42:26 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110659 By CoinWeek News Staff ....   It may have been Neil Gorsuch's first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at least for coin collectors) is that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Langbord family's appeal as they attempted to recover 10 1933 double eagle $20 gold coins […]

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NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo http://www.coinweek.com/education/coin-grading/ngc-30th-anniversary-red-book-promo/ http://www.coinweek.com/education/coin-grading/ngc-30th-anniversary-red-book-promo/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:37:02 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110625 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

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NTR Metals and Illegal South American Gold http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/ntr-metals-illegal-south-american-gold/ http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/ntr-metals-illegal-south-american-gold/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:15:56 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110576 By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   When I first heard about Peruvian gold smuggling early last year, I didn't really believe it. I was talking to the owner of a bullion dealer that I suspected was in financial trouble, and he said that NTR Metals was caught smuggling $20M of gold […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-april-14-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-april-14-2017/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:02:42 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110079 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-april-7-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-april-7-2017/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:31:52 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=109758 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK's new £5 bank note - made of polymer rather than paper - gets the "chemistry treatment". Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #63: Upper Deck President Jason Masherah on the Debut of Blind Pack Modern Coins http://www.coinweek.com/coinweek-podcast/upper-deck-president-jason-masherah/ http://www.coinweek.com/coinweek-podcast/upper-deck-president-jason-masherah/#comments Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:42:23 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=109819 CoinWeek Podcast #63: Upper Deck President Jason Masherah on the Debut of Blind Pack Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Upper Deck took the trading card hobby by storm in 1989 with the launch of the industry's first premium baseball […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-march-31-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-march-31-2017/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:22:36 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=109332 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn't be counterfeited... 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

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