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Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

By Shaquille Brissett of Gainesville Coins…. During the late 19th century, a culmination of market forces led to a volatility of the silver industry that provoked populist anxieties. Proposals by Representative Richard Bland and Iowa Senator William Allison would appease both Greenbackers (a post-civil war political party that favored the use of paper money and […]

New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

New So-Called Dollar Commemorates Panama Canal Centennial

By William D. Hyder…. Legend of the Seas, an appropriate name for the ship to carry Jeff Shevlin’s 2014 medal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. Jeff, better known to collectors as the “So-Called Guy”, first thought about such a trip more than 10 years ago while examining the well-known […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED MARCH 27)

Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED MARCH 27)

“You never know what’s going to come through the door,” says Northern Nevada Coin President Allen Rowe. In this CoinWeek exclusive video, Rowe discusses the incident and gives a status report on how the repairs are going. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

by Giovanni Miceli for CoinWeek….   The coronation piece is a coin that was struck in 1822 to the coronation of Pedro I. Regarding the creation of the coin, there are theories but no certain answer. Of these theories, two are the most likely. The first suggests that the coin was created in order to be offered […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Announces 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award Winner Arthur Houghton

ANS Announces 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award Winner Arthur Houghton

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award Arthur A. Houghton, III the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM at American Numismatic Society headquarters in New York City. The […]

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500. Conaway is a longtime Heritage […]

An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare Gold Coin

An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare Gold Coin

When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, Brian Hendelson became frantic. Hendelson, owner of Classic Coin Company in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was reunited with it the next morning. The quick, happy ending resulted from the honesty of a […]

By March 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency, and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But first, […]

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Working with Government Agencies

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Working with Government Agencies

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack talks about his experiences as an industry representative for hearings on the Hobby Protection Act in 1973 and the State Quarter Program in 1995 along with working with government agencies such as the US Assay Commission and the Federal Trade […]

By March 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

By the Royal Mint Advisory Committee….   On January 16, 2015, HM Treasury announced the appointment of two new members to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC). Following an open and competitive process, Professor Jane Ridley and Mr. Hughie O’Donoghue RA have taken up the appointments for initial terms of five years with the option […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

The American Numismatic Society is sad to announce the loss of its Curatorial Associate, Richard B. Witschonke, who passed away on February 24, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 69. He was a much-­loved colleague and friend of the staff, the Trustees and many of the members of the Society. We all mourn […]

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack recalls two of the most important coin collections ever assembled; the Clapp Estate Collection and the formation, expansion and acheivement of the JK Lilly Collection. Purchase of the Clapp Estate Coin Collection. Harvey talks about the sale of the Clapp […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.com…. The years 1935 to 1976 saw the dramatic emergence of the booming numismatic world that many take for granted today. During those years, one of the most influential voices was that of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, launched in January 1935 by printer and collector Lee F. Hewitt of Chicago. Hewitt […]

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Harvey G. Stack – – How I Was Trained to Be in the Family Coin Business. S15-2 VIDEO Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about in 1940 when he […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

On Friday, February 6, 2015, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold The Stephen Winthrop Collection at its New York Americana Sale, raising over $1.3 million to support ALS research at Harvard University. Crossing the auction block were many choice, rare and interesting coins, several of which had been off the market for 30 years or more. Highlights […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

Report filed by Canadian Coin News, CoinWeek Content Partner …….. Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced today the appointment of a new Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) president and CEO as well as a new chair of the board. Sandra Hanington, former executive vice-president of BMO Financial Group, will be taking over as the new president and […]

Dillon Gage Introduces New Index to Trade Precious Metals. VIDEO: 2:25

Dillon Gage Introduces New Index to Trade Precious Metals. VIDEO: 2:25

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Dillon Gage has a created way to trade in gold,silver, platinum and palladium simultaneously. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this new service will benefit purchases of precious metals. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics

Harvey G. Stack – – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics.  VIDEO: 2:42 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about his days in the coin business, deals he […]

By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How I Became a Coin Collector (…Again)

How I Became a Coin Collector (…Again)

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Like most dealers, I started my numismatic journey as a collector. I began a collection of 1787 Draped Bust Left colonials at the precocious age of 10 or 11, and was spending much of my pre-teen budget on coins. At around age 13 I discovered Seated Liberty […]

By February 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

By Coin.co Coin.co, a NYC-based payment processing company that seeks to provide easy and secure bitcoin payment options to enterprise-level organizations, proudly announces the newest addition to its Board of Advisors, the Honorable Edmund C. Moy. As the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint, Edmund Moy has unique experience with the Federal Reserve, the U.S. […]

By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Unveils “Spots in a Box” at FUN Convention. VIDEO: 1:23.

Dillon Gage Unveils “Spots in a Box” at FUN Convention. VIDEO: 1:23.

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has announced a new way for dealers to have spot bullion prices delivered to them. John Humpfrey explains how “Spots in a Box” will to keep you informed about the prices of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 […]

By February 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday. Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has a created a platform that allows dealers to offer their clients direct assess the FizTrade trading platform. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this service will make precious metals easier. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando […]

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. […]

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan from Pinnacle Rarities and several other notable industry leaders were asked last month by The Rosen Numismatic Advisory to participate in the 38th annual Crystal Ball Survey. Each responded to questions about the state of the market, challenges faced by rare coin collectors and investors, and outlooks about the near future of the rare coin […]

MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division

MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division

MintProducts.com, an Online Retail Coin Store specializing in U.S. and World Coins, is happy to announce the formation of their new coin auction company – MintProducts Auctions (MPA).  MintProducts Auctions will hold live auctions in Nashua, NH and include online bidding through the MintProducts Auctions website as well as absentee bidding. The inaugural auction will […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

Ian Russell, owner and president of GreatCollections.com, sat down recently with broadcast legend and Emmy-nominee Larry King to discuss the hobby of coin collecting. The 25-minute interview took place at King’s Los Angeles studio for his current TV show, Larry King Now. Russell took the opportunity to give his views about the state of the […]

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