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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…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

Victor England, a specialized dealer in classical coins, is the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. England will be presented the award at the World’s Fair of Money awards banquet on Friday, August 14, in Rosemont, Illinois. Presented annually, the award honors a professional numismatist […]

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has issued her final ruling that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive nearly $1.9 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its […]

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Notable Numismatists Honored with ANA Service Awards

Notable Numismatists Honored with ANA Service Awards

Recipients recognized at Chicago World’s Fair of Money Awards Banquet The following 10 individuals and organization are being recognized for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Recipients of the ANA’s 2015 Service Awards will be formally recognized at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠, held at the Donald E. Stephens […]

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – overall number remains very low By European Central Bank….   454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2015 86% of the counterfeits are €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be easily verified using the “feel, look […]

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Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Carlton Frederick “Fred” Schwan, a coin collector and numismatist since his childhood, has been named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 Numismatist of the Year. Schwan will receive his award on Friday, August 14, during the awards banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. A student and publisher of military numismatics […]

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Award honors women who have made significant contributions to numismatics Michele Orzano will be recognized as the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics on August 14, during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠ in Rosemont, Illinois. This award honors women who […]

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in Portugal By Zachary Habermas – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/1/2015. Throughout history there have been sophisticated schemes involving the counterfeiting of currency. Some have involved individuals […]

Donn Pearlman to Receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

Donn Pearlman to Receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

Publicist honored for long career promoting the hobby Donn Pearlman, who for more than 50 years has worked to promote the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the hobby as a journalist, publicist and collector, is the 2015 recipient of the ANA’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. Pearlman will receive the […]

Holsonbake Named 2015 Outstanding Adult Advisor of the Year

Holsonbake Named 2015 Outstanding Adult Advisor of the Year

Glenn Holsonbake received the Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Adult Advisor during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Summer Seminar Session 2 graduation banquet on July 1, 2015. This award is presented annually to an individual who has recruited and mentored Young Numismatists and aided in the development of intermediate to advanced young […]

Early American Coppers Instructors Receive Honorary Doctorates

Early American Coppers Instructors Receive Honorary Doctorates

Douglas Bird and Stephen Carr honored during Summer Seminar banquet Douglas F. Bird and Stephen Carr were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Wednesday, July 1, at the Session 2 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. “This is simply the nicest […]

Shane Downing – A Tribute To An Unsung Hero Of Numismatics

Shane Downing – A Tribute To An Unsung Hero Of Numismatics

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   What Does It Take To Update And Maintain A Price Guide?—A Commitment To Excellence. Certainly every coin collector loves coins and, as the market prices vacillate, the often unappreciated staple of numismatics are the pricing guides. Let me tell you updating and maintaining these guides requires careful […]

U.S. Mint – VA Center for Women Veterans Collaborate…. and Deliver Jobs

U.S. Mint – VA Center for Women Veterans Collaborate…. and Deliver Jobs

By Elisa Basnight & Rhett Jeppson – United States Mint   Women have served in the United States Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are over two million women veterans across the United States, representing 9.2 percent of the entire living veterans population. Women are one of the fastest growing segments of the […]

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VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Finalizer, has decided to postpone retirement and extend his employment with NGC. Krah has been with NGC since 1989. A top expert on world coin authentication and grading, Krah became a professional numismatist in 1979. He joined NGC a decade […]

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Jeff Garrett to become ANA’s 59th president at World’s Fair of Money Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph […]

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – 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: Counsel for Coin Collectors in the Long Term. VIDEO: 5:13. Harvey gives his expert opinion to collectors looking to hold coins long term.   Stack’s Recent History and Philosophy of Business. VIDEO: […]

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Gems of philately and numismatics from 45 years of Rapp Auctions By Rapp Auctions…. New times consistently require new directions. Therefore Rapp Auctions has designed the new website “Best of Rapp”. It presents the best of the best from 45 years worth of Rapp Auctions to a worldwide community in both German and English. Worldclass […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – 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: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Duo has taught Summer Seminar courses together since 2004 Longtime American Numismatic Association (ANA) members Erik Goldstein and John Kraljevich were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, June 24, at the Session 1 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. Kraljevich and Goldstein have paired […]

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

Tune in July 6 to find out who will serve on the next Board of Governors American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will announce the winners of the 2015 Board of Governors election at 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, July 6, with a live broadcast to the membership that will be […]

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the 2015 Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 24. The Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award annually honors a young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders […]

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins…. The story of the book Tales from the Bourse starts around 1998, a couple years after my father, David Lawrence Feigenbaum, was diagnosed with ALS. His doctor warned him that the disease would soon rob him of the ability to use his hands or communicate orally but […]

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. […]

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel, including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors, with the […]

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

An Appreciation by Gordon J. Wrubel ………… As with many serious collectors, Douglas Kaselitz, known to his friends as Doug, developed a strong passion for coin collecting at a very young age. Also like many budding mid-century collectors, he financed his earliest purchases with his first job, at the age of 12, delivering newspapers. While […]

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Ron Gillio & Joel Rettew, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Two numismatic buddies who have attended the Long Beach Expo for decades were caught by David Lisot’s camera on the bourse floor. Enjoy these friends, who laugh and share some memories about why the Long Beach Expo and numismatics are such great things in which to […]

 
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