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National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than nine million collectibles currently offered for sale. “This is a fantastic […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill Phebe Hemphill is one of the preeminent coin artists, sculptors, and engravers of our time. Born in 1960, Hemphill studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with sculptor Evangelos Frudakis in Philadelphia. Hemphill’s sculpting career took off in earnest after joining the Franklin Mint in 1987, where she […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.   Walter Mustain was a numismatist of the old school, collecting coins for the fun of it and not a slave to the slab mentality. He collected large cents, which to a copper collector are meant to be held by the edge, bare fingers on bare metal, and […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Dealer Tulving Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Coin Dealer Tulving Pleads Guilty to Fraud

By CoinWeek News Staff….   California-based rare coins and precious metals dealer Hannes Tulving, Jr. plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court on Thursday, August 20. The federal government contends that Tulving Company, Inc. defrauded 400 customers out of approximately US$15 million by taking orders over the internet with the full […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections Expanding and Moves to New Location

GreatCollections Expanding and Moves to New Location

New Office Is in Close Proximity to PCGS GreatCollections announced that it has moved to larger facilities on Red Hill Avenue in Irvine, California. The move stems from the unprecedented growth the company has experienced over the last two years. “This move confirms our long-term outlook of the business,” said Ian Russell, Owner/Founder of GreatCollections. […]

Eight Years After Seizure, Feds to Return Liberty Dollars to Owners

Eight Years After Seizure, Feds to Return Liberty Dollars to Owners

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Millions of dollars worth of property seized in 2007 to be returned at some point in the near future… On August 14, 2015, Acting United States Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose filed a document with the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Statesville Division, calling for the […]

By August 20, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

From left to right: Michael Duncan, Justice System Specialist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada; Detective Bill Allen, Edmonton Police Service; Chief Clive Weighill, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Brian Simpson, Deputy Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service. (CNW Group/Bank of Canada) By Bank of Canada….   The Bank of Canada / Banque du […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars offered a chance to reminisce about his Morgan dollar collection and to begin building the next big Morgan dollar set. Larry Shapiro knows Morgan dollars. The nationally-known dealer, who spends […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Live, Nationwide YN Auction Online September 19

Live, Nationwide YN Auction Online September 19

For the first time in its history, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will be hosting a live, nationwide YN Auction online. The auction will take place online at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on September 19. One hundred items will be up for auction, including a gold 1915-B Switzerland 20 Francs. YNs will have the […]

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

By August 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Two Murdered in Broad Daylight at Cheyenne, Wyoming Coin Shop

Two Murdered in Broad Daylight at Cheyenne, Wyoming Coin Shop

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Numismatic Crime Information Center is offering a $5000 Reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer. On Monday, July 20, 2015, two men were shot dead inside of a Cheyenne, Wyoming coin shop, during the commission of an armed robbery. Police have identified the victims […]

By August 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By July 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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