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NGC Signs Cassie McFarland, Artist Famed for Baseball Coins, to Autograph Labels

NGC Signs Cassie McFarland, Artist Famed for Baseball Coins, to Autograph Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for graphic artist Cassie McFarland to individually autograph NGC certification labels. McFarland’s numismatic prestige comes from her winning design for the obverse of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins, the first concave coins produced by the US Mint. McFarland, a California-based graphic artist, came across […]

In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   I have had the pleasure of writing and publishing some of my thoughts on coins and the history of the hobby for close to 10 years now. I am now 89 years old and love to relate stories of my growing up in the family […]

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Everhart served as a sculptor engraver at the US Mint from 2004-2017, capping off a career that spanned five creative decades. In this episode […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to offer the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicago coin dealer William A. Burd in several upcoming auctions. The Burd Library is well known to many due to the long-standing willingness of the owner to make his library available for use […]

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money where goodhearted dealers and collectors tried to bring youngsters further into the hobby. Yes, it’s true that the children of today are the coin […]

Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented its 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent hobby leader Beth Deisher. The award was announced during the PNG’s annual banquet held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017. Deisher is the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). She was […]

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than […]

A Reader Writes: Harvey Stack on the Hobby’s Relationship with Toning

A Reader Writes: Harvey Stack on the Hobby’s Relationship with Toning

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Dear Charles, Welcome home! It had to be a hard week. Morning till late-at-night events, your days just on the floor doing videos with Hubert, but you surely tried to keep up with everything going on. Bravo! I enjoyed the livestreaming you did and found […]

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   To hear some veterans of the industry tell it, the coin hobby of today is a much different creature than the one they found themselves on top of 20 or 30 years ago. That was a time when a dealer with a suitcase full of […]

Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recognized three individuals on August 2 for their outstanding contributions in the effort to combat counterfeit coins and currency, and for their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). Philip N. Diehl, Michael R. Fuljenz, and Chandra Kreuzer-Zell Rudd were […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Complete List of Numismatic Literary Guild Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) …… BOOK OF THE YEAR The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics – 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK United States Coins (tie) – The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians […]

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker Talk Coins on the Part-Time Genius Podcast

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker Talk Coins on the Part-Time Genius Podcast

From onions hawked by animated ogres, to upbeat soundtracks created explicitly for sharks, there’s a lot of pork in the government’s budget. But just how outraged should we be? Will and Mango try to get an answer for you. Featuring James Ledbetter and the editors of CoinWeek. CoinWeek editors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker were […]

Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Branch mint gold for dad; Indian cents and skiing-themed coins for son As we go to press, the greatest coin show on earth is underway! What a great time to be a new collector and to be attending your first ANA World’s Fair of Money! I mean, […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Harlan Berk Talks About the 100 Greatest Ancient coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Harlan Berk Talks About the 100 Greatest Ancient coins

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan catches up with famed world and ancient coin expert Harlan Berk to talk about the difficulty of choosing the entries for his book 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, published by Whitman Publishing. Ancient coins are one of the most exciting areas of coin collecting with literally hundreds of collecting strategies that can […]

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

With the help of nationally known TV star Rick Harrison and two Denver Broncos cheerleaders, prominent numismatists Michael “Miles” Standish, Jim Halperin and Orlando Rodrigo Lorenzana Williams got their heads shaved at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver to raise money for two nonprofit organizations. The History Channel’s Pawn […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Talking with Andrea from “The Coin Couch”

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Talking with Andrea from “The Coin Couch”

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with YouTube star Andrea Little from the “Coin Couch” to take a breather, see what’s happening over on “Mint Row” at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, and just relax a bit. Andrea is a good friend of CoinWeek’s and her YouTube channel The Coin Couch is one of […]

ModernCoinMart, GovMint.com Offer 10 Golden Ticket Vouchers for Children at World’s Fair of Money

ModernCoinMart, GovMint.com Offer 10 Golden Ticket Vouchers for Children at World’s Fair of Money

Children 15 years of age and younger can spot any of our employees on the bourse floor to redeem a golden ticket that will allow them to claim a prize at ModernCoinMart booth #1000 From August 1-5, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is hosting the World’s Fair of Money. The event is being held at […]

Barry Stuppler Selected as New Professional Numismatists Guild President

Barry Stuppler Selected as New Professional Numismatists Guild President

Officers of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) have selected Barry Stuppler to be the organization’s President for the 2017 – 2019 term. Stuppler was selected during the PNG Board of Directors meeting in Denver, Colorado on July 30, 2017. He is President of Stuppler & Company, Inc. in Woodland Hills, California as well as President […]

U.S. Mint Lead Sculptor Don Everhart to Retire at End of July

U.S. Mint Lead Sculptor Don Everhart to Retire at End of July

Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that Don Everhart, Lead Sculptor at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, will retire at the end of July Since joining the U.S. Mint in 2004, Everhart has created designs for numerous coins and medals, notably the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins (selected 2016 Coin […]

ModernCoinMart, GovMint.com to Host Pawn Star’s Rick Harrison at 2017 ANA World’s Fair

ModernCoinMart, GovMint.com to Host Pawn Star’s Rick Harrison at 2017 ANA World’s Fair

Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans at booth #1000 on August 3, 2017 at 10am MT. Rick Harrison, the star of the History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars, will be meeting fans at this year’s American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money on August 3. The event will be held at […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Has Biggest Plans Ever For ANA Convention

Numismatic Literary Guild Has Biggest Plans Ever For ANA Convention

Numismatic Literary Guild Bash food expected to be most extravagant in its history The Numismatic Literary Guild has gargantuan doings planned for the ANA 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. As always, Thursday will be NLG Day at the show – the day when the Guild will hold its two major annual events, […]

Distinguished Numismatists Honored with American Numismatic Association Service Awards

Distinguished Numismatists Honored with American Numismatic Association Service Awards

Recipients recognized at Denver World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet The recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award, Numismatist of the Year Award, Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing, and the Numismatic […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 16

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 16

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 31 and […]

CoinWeek Podcast #73: Howdy Stranger, Care to Flip a Coin?

CoinWeek Podcast #73: Howdy Stranger, Care to Flip a Coin?

CoinWeek Podcast #73: Howdy Stranger, Care to Flip a Coin? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we depart from our normal fare and talk to David Schirduan, a game designer, whose new game “Clink” uses […]

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Truly a giant in the professional ranks of rare coin dealers. –Jeff Garrett, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and owner of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Icon of the rare coin industry and all-around gentleman Leon Hendrickson passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. […]

American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

ANA Scholarships The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2017 college scholarships to Collin J. Dempsey, a homeschool senior in Wilder, Tennessee, and William E. Cather, a senior at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Each winner will receive a $1,000 ANA scholarships to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The American […]

Exonumia News – Orders & Medals Society of America 2017 Annual Convention August 10-13

Exonumia News – Orders & Medals Society of America 2017 Annual Convention August 10-13

By Order and Medals Society of America …… This year’s annual convention of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Thursday, August 10 until Sunday, August 13, about one week after the ANA convention. Like the ANA’s summer meeting, OMSA’s annual convention moves around the country […]

Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Worked for different coin companies in Beaumont over a period of five years By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Last Wednesday on July 12, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas announced that 42-year-old Wesley Judy Pollard, Jr. of Beaumont had been arrested earlier that day on allegations of federal mail […]

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

NGC Grader Ken Krah leads a team of 20 full-time world coin graders Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Grading Finalizer, has again decided to delay retirement and continue in his leadership role at NGC. Krah is highly respected by his peers for his extensive knowledge […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

 
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