Numismatic History

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. […]

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters–they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s, and I was just foraying into the world of coin collecting. As those who were involved in the coin industry will remember, the early ‘90s was a pretty staid […]

Ireland Prepares to Drop 1, 2 Cent Coins, Announces Oct. 28 as Rounding Rollout Day

Ireland Prepares to Drop 1, 2 Cent Coins, Announces Oct. 28 as Rounding Rollout Day

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland today announced Wednesday 28 October as the rollout day for Rounding in Ireland. From that day, when consumers get change in cash in shops, the amount of that change will be rounded to the nearest five cents to reduce the need for one-cent and […]

By October 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   If you’re like me, you hang onto every Canadian coin you find in circulation because they look so different from U.S. coins. And while it seems that some of my non-numismatic friends view Canadian coins as something of a nuisance, I say that the coinage of Canada offers a […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick Offers Educational Seminars Before October 29th Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick Offers Educational Seminars Before October 29th Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s TREASURE, WORLD and U.S. COIN AUCTION #18 is in full swing with just two weeks remain before the THIRD LIVE FLOOR auction kicks off with 1250 lots of choice material in all areas of world coins and shipwreck treasures. However even before the auction itself Sedwick’s has put together a series of […]

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   There’s been quite a surge of interest in the pre-Saint-Gaudens Liberty Head type of eagles and double eagles as of late, with several outstanding pieces (including one of the most complete collections of Liberty Head types in recent memory) hitting the auction block. Personally, I’m happy […]

By October 13, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ……… A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of the 1804 […]

By October 11, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
A Life in Numismatics – Arthur Meyer Kagin

A Life in Numismatics – Arthur Meyer Kagin

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   For generations he was among America’s best-known professional numismatists and was widely eulogized upon his death on July 18, 2005. Arthur Meyer Kagin was born in Minneapolis on Nov. 25, 1919. His mother was widowed after the birth of his brother and long-time numismatic partner Paul in 1921. […]

Fuljenz Admonishes  Critics Of “In God We Trust” Motto

Fuljenz Admonishes Critics Of “In God We Trust” Motto

Statement by Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion….   Some critics of “In God We Trust” may be ignorant of the phrase’s legal history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress. Regarding the recent controversy about the motto’s placement on police vehicles in some communities, it’s important to […]

By September 25, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The Gold of Daesh: “Coinage” of the “Caliphate”

The Gold of Daesh: “Coinage” of the “Caliphate”

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….   On August 31, 2015 the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” or “Daesh”[1], which claims to be a new Islamic Caliphate[2], released a video announcing its first precious metal currency of gold dinars and silver dirhams. The ambitious stated objective of this coinage is to end the “American […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   The Fitzgerald Collection (also referred to as Fitzgerald’s Nevada Club Reno Hoard) is one of my favorite collections (and pedigrees) for a variety of reasons. First, it has a heritage spanning from the early life of Lincoln Fitzgerald and his involvement in illegal gambling activities with the Purple Gang […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting […]

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com….   Longtime noted numismatist Robert Korver has announced the launch of his new website, NumiStorica.com, a site devoted to the amazing tales, interesting connections and fascinating characters that make numismatics such compelling hobby. Using his keen sense of synchronicity, parallels and correlation, Korver brings to life his diverse subjects with […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tales from the Bourse: Crazy Times — The Hunt Brothers Stir Things Up

Tales from the Bourse: Crazy Times — The Hunt Brothers Stir Things Up

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. Being born in 1969, I was quite young when the Hunt Brothers drove up silver prices in the 1979-1980, so first-hand experience of it is limited to memories of how it effected my father and the business’s bottom line. My father was a […]

United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

The United States Mint today announced the release of MyUSMint, the bureau’s new mobile application (app) for Android™ smartphones, the iPhone® and the iPod touch®. “This new app is just one more way for the public to connect with the U.S. Mint,” said Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States. “This is clearly an exciting […]

By July 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Story of the Fugio Cent of 1787 – VIDEO: 2:15.

Story of the Fugio Cent of 1787 – VIDEO: 2:15.

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Fugio Cent has a great story inspired by Benjamin Franklin and authorized by Congress in 1787. Hear the story of the coin that states, “time flies.” Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. A look back: Gobrecht in a Bottle   It’s always difficult when someone comes in with a collection or family heirlooms to sell, when we have to tell them, “sorry, these aren’t as valuable as you think they are.” Often, it’s just […]

Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek….   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just […]

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Coin Dealer Harry Forman of Philadelphia.  VIDEO: 5:28. Harvey was good friends with the well known coin dealer Harry Forman. He shares stories about Harry, their business deals, and their friendship. […]

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his 60-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Stack’s Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.   Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.  VIDEO: […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susanna Blunt

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susanna Blunt

By CoinWeek IQ…. Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist specializing in portraiture. Her effigy of Queen Elizabeth II was introduced to Canadian coinage in 2003. While Blunt’s art has appeared on millions of coins, her primary specialties are painting and jewelry. Her work can be viewed on her website: www.bluntart.com.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

The Royal Mint has released a unique and special edition of Pistrucci’s Waterloo Medal – a masterpiece of minting art in all its glory – to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and pay tribute to those who never received this magnificent honour. After the epic battle had finished raging The Royal […]

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: How RL Miles Started Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:14. The collector R.L. Miles an interesting journey into coin collecting. […]

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Sol Kaplan. Video: 1:51 Legendary coin dealer Sol Kaplan is remembered by Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

David Redden, Auctioneer, Sotheby’s; Q. David Bowers; John Kraljevich, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The first part of the D. Brent Pogue Collection was auctioned by Stack’s Bowers-Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2015. Highlight of the sale was the finest known 1808 quarter $2.50 gold coin described as a “breathtaking gem specimen”. […]

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

Dennis Boggs has made a career out of portraying one of the the United States’ most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. In this video, shot at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Boggs… er… Mr. Lincoln reveals the true story behind his oration of the Gettysburg Address. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Don Everhart. Everhart began his career as an artist for the Franklin Mint, where he worked until 1980. Since that time, he has designed and sculpted numerous coins, including the 2005 Nickel obverse (sculpt), 2005 California State Quarter reverse (sculpt), 2006 Benjamin Franklin […]

 
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