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CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

By Fritz Rudolf Künker – Künker GmbH & Company….   The life of numismatist Peter N. Schulten had many facets. While his father Wolfgang Schulten (1904-1996), a devoted coin collector, had kindled his interest in numismatics while Peter was still young, he inherited a love for music and literature from his mother. Through his uncle […]

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Photo Credit: American Numismatic Association; CoinWeek By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic hobby at the turn of the 20th century was much different than it is today. The pages of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatist were filled with familiar faces and names. It was a club magazine in the truest sense. This […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   In my early years of working full time at Stack’s in New York, I had the privilege of meeting and serving many of the great collectors who lived near the city, as well as many who came to visit or work in New York. The Big […]

Kids & Coins: Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

Kids & Coins: Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

Spencer Kinkelaar, a 16-year-old honor roll student from Morrow, Ohio who enjoys collecting Franklin half dollars and silver American Eagle coins, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist Scholarship. The scholarship will cover airfare and tuition for him to attend a week-long session of the 2016 American […]

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

On May 12, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that it is shifting the online viewing platform for its flagship publication, The Numismatist, to HTML5 Viewer. The viewer is a compatibility upgrade and brings a new look and a new menu. Readers don’t need any plugins (such as Flash or other software) beyond their modern […]

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator This past month, I had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill. Rather than speaking with the members, staffers, and other policy wonks, I had the opportunity to sit with old friends who work in the agencies that supports […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US announcement to put the image of a […]

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   The United States Mint has announced that they are considering stopping the issuance of cents, often called pennies, because of the cost to make them. Since that announcement, the cost of copper has dropped on the world metal markets and it led me to think that […]

Gary Carlson – In Memoriam

Gary Carlson – In Memoriam

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …..   I was just informed that my old friend Gary Carlson passed away and I wanted to share some thoughts and memories of him. I met Gary in 1983 when I went to work for Steve Ivy at Steve Ivy Rare Cons in Dallas. Gary had come from the “real […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit. One common technique used by authenticators is to assess a coin’s level of detail. This can be done simply by visual inspection with the aid of a low-power magnifier. […]

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Consumer Alert – Use Caution to Avoid Gold, Silver Counterfeits Advises Professional Numismatists Guild

Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top numismatic experts. Counterfeit 2012-dated American Eagle $50 denomination one-ounce gold bullion […]

Young Numismatists – ANA Awards College Scholarships

Young Numismatists – ANA Awards College Scholarships

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2016 college scholarships to Nathan Godin, a senior at Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Peyton Souder, a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. […]

Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

News and Alerts Concerning Numismatic Crime for the Month of April By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……   Vehicle Burglarized Below is a list of US coins and paper money stolen from Dick August after leaving a coin show in Westford, Massachusetts on April 24, 2016. Mr. August stopped a short distance from the show […]

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U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. On November 2, 2015, the United States Mint suspended the exchange program for a period of […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd – FormerFeds Group Issues Mutilated Coin Redemption Program White Paper

Wealthy Max Ltd – FormerFeds Group Issues Mutilated Coin Redemption Program White Paper

Recommends U.S. Mint Require Tougher Compliance Program for Coin Redeemers By FormerFeds Group, LLC …….   The FormerFeds Group, LLC today announced the release of its White Paper on the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program including recommendations to improve coin redemption procedures. This program was suspended by the Department of the Treasury in November […]

By April 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis Tom Kalantzis was a dedicated researcher of Eisenhower dollar doubled dies. If you are a fan of the series, or enjoy collecting idiosyncratic doubled die coins or RPMs, you have likely benefited from Kalantzis’ work. In this episode of the CoinWeek […]

By April 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

ICTA: David Crenshaw Recognized for Service to Numismatic Hobby

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….   At the Georgia Numismatic Association’s (GNA) annual banquet on April 16, special guest and American Numismatic Association (ANA) president Jeff Garrett recognized an individual who has made numerous contributions to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association: “When David Crenshaw was 10 years old, he picked […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

By Toronto Coin Expo ….   The Toronto Coin Expo, Canada’s premiere coin and banknote show, returns to the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. this weekend on April 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coin collectors, dealers and those new to the hobby can buy, sell, trade and have appraised […]

By April 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York  Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Highlights On View At Roland Auctions NY April 21, 22 and 25 By Roland Auctions NY …..   Roland Auctions NY is proud to present its second numismatic auction from the estate of nationally-renowned and esteemed collector Dr. Alan York. This sale’s vast historical holdings tell the story of Western Europe and the Americas from […]

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U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

United States Mint and National Park Service (NPS) officials launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin today honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. “Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great break in the Appalachian Mountain chain, which gave passage to thousands seeking something new beyond the horizon,” said […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 23. National Coin Week has been recognized since 1924. The theme for this year’s […]

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Recycling firm Wealthy Max Ltd is hoping to save face with a transparency program following a controversy that spelled massive fines and civil proceedings for the company, which has links to China. The firm, which submitted tons of coins to the United States Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program, […]

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association is an organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities. Certificates are acquired for their artistic and historical value by collectors all over the world. By American Stock and Bond Collectors Association …..   The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association (ASBCA) is a […]

By April 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Women on Money: Members of Bank of Canada 2018 Banknote Advisory Council Announced

Women on Money: Members of Bank of Canada 2018 Banknote Advisory Council Announced

By The Bank of Canada…….   On April 4, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen S. Poloz, and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins announced the members of an independent Advisory Council, who will develop a short list of iconic Canadian women who could be featured on the first bank note of the next […]

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Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Local school kids take charge of ceremony welcoming the 32nd America the Beautiful Quarters® Program WHAT: Join the fun, Monday, April 11, 2016, when two Middlesboro Elementary School fourth-grade students take the helm at the United States Mint launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters coin honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The event […]

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United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

On April 5, the United States Mint announced activities on its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016. The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. Free lesson plans are offered for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social studies, art, science, […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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