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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought […]

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Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, a […]

CoinWeek IQ: Bruce Morelan’s Hall of Fame Liberty Seated Silver Dollars – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Bruce Morelan’s Hall of Fame Liberty Seated Silver Dollars – 4K Video

Legend Numismatics Partner Bruce Morelan sits down with CoinWeek to discuss the finest collection of Liberty Seated dollars ever assembled, the PCGS Registry Set Hall of Fame Legend Collection. Liberty Seated dollars were struck from 1840 to 1873. The coin was issued after years of experimentation with the “Gobrecht dollar” and were struck starting in […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CFTC Wins Fraud Trial against Florida-Based Precious Metals Trader & His Companies

CFTC Wins Fraud Trial against Florida-Based Precious Metals Trader & His Companies

Robert Escobio and His Companies are Permanently Banned from Commodity Trading and Registration, and Ordered to Pay Approximately $2.5 Million in Restitution and Penalties By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today a victory after trial involving a fraudulent precious metals scheme perpetrated by Robert Escobio of […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Federal Court Orders Nevada Precious Metal Trading Company to Pay More than $1.4 Million

Federal Court Orders Nevada Precious Metal Trading Company to Pay More than $1.4 Million

Federal Court in Nevada Orders My Global Leverage, LLC and Toney Blondo Eggleston to Pay More than $1.4 Million in Restitution and a Monetary Penalty for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Andrew P. Gordon of the […]

By September 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Member Donor Reception The American Numismatic Association (ANA) formally recognized David Heinrich and Jason Paonessa for their contributions to the hobby and the Association on August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding […]

Smithsonian Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

Smithsonian Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

National Museum of American History Inaugural “Great Americans” Award By Smithsonian Museum …..   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting its inaugural “Great Americans” award to two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell, during individual ceremonies September 7 and December 7. The “Great Americans” program, supported by David […]

By September 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The birth and death of paper money Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There were no jangling pockets of coins in Kanbalu. Bark had been stripped from the […]

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10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

Mercury dime collector and serial entrepreneur, Randal Sadler, wins Annual Numismatic Survey prize Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle to longtime collector Randal Sadler as the Grand Prize in its annual, 2016 numismatic survey. The renown American classic was certified by NGC as MS61 Wire Rim, and its […]

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Littleton Coin Company president shares what he’s learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me with the 2016 Dealer of the Year Award. This prestigious award goes to a dealer who has shown exceptional dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and […]

Robert Bashlow

Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether in the ranks of collectors, dealers, researchers or story tellers. Some of these were well known figures who devoted decades to the field, often as professional coin auctioneers such […]

US Mint News – Forum to Discuss Numismatic Hobby

US Mint News – Forum to Discuss Numismatic Hobby

The United States Mint is holding a one-day Numismatic Forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa. The purpose of this meeting is to gather individual members of stakeholder organizations to share perspectives on the past, present, and future of the numismatic hobby. In anticipation of the Mint’s 225th anniversary in 2017, the Forum […]

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Q. David Bowers is the most prolific numismatic writer in the hobby’s history – he’s also the breaker of numismatic news this month – as […]

By September 5, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

By Jewish-American Hall of Fame ……   The newest medal in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame series honors two heroic Astronauts–Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and Dr. Judith Resnik–its 2016 inductees. Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is depicted on one side repairing the Hubble telescope; the remote-control mechanical arm that Dr. Judith Resnik specialized in can be seen to […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for Sept. 16, 2016

CCAC Announces Public Meeting for Sept. 16, 2016

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for September 16, 2016. Date: September 16, 2016. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Public Meeting followed by Public Forum). Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle’s Nest to deliver the gold coins we had assembled for Mr. Lilly and that he had examined during his visit to Stack’s in spring 1954, my father and I were able to examine […]

Coin Shows – Exhibitors Honored at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Coin Shows – Exhibitors Honored at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 47 competitive exhibit awards at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 12, and at the awards banquet that evening. Thirty-three exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 63 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There […]

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet and Member Donor Reception The following individuals were formally recognized for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) on August 12 during the Awards Banquet and August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. The […]

ANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction

ANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) second annual live Young Numismatist (YN) Auction will take place on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). The standout lots in the live auction are guaranteed to delight and surprise. Lots include a rare 1807 Draped Bust quarter; a silver 1327-1377 English four pence groat; and, […]

Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors

Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors

Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after which newly selected participants will contribute to the pricing of the 71st edition. “Red Book pricing […]

International Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

International Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

In CFTC Enforcement Action, Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Martin Sommers and His Company International Monetary Metals, Inc. to Pay over $9.8 Million for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions and Registration Violations By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On August 12, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge […]

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PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fall show theme is “The American Silver Eagle, 30th Anniversary”. Mr. Mercanti will […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, specialists in Spanish-American colonial coins and treasure, is proud to have numismatist Connor Falk join the company. Falk will review and catalog consignments as well as work with clients to get the most out of the auction experience. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, already a leader in Latin American and shipwreck coin […]

Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed modern world coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In the early part of the 19th century, the fledgling United States was in a crisis. US merchant ships were being blocked from conducting trade with mainland Europe by the British Royal Navy. This lead to serious economic […]

American Numismatic Society Announces Launch of New Website

American Numismatic Society Announces Launch of New Website

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce the debut of its new website, numismatics.org, which features improved navigation, search capability, and user interface to help numismatists explore, learn, shop, and conduct research with ease. The newly-launched website maintains the same domain name as the previous site, and allows for all the same information […]

 
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