Numismatic Personalities

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   It seems like only yesterday, but it was in January 2014, slightly over three years ago, that Chris Karstedt and I went to Dallas to plan the presentation of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on behalf of Mack Pogue and his son Brent. Mack and Brent […]

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 […]

By February 16, 20170 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Dr. Richard G. (“Dick”) Doty was a personal friend of mine for many years and was widely admired by all who knew him. As an associate curator of the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution, then head curator, from 1986 onward he planned exhibits and […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and a string of high-profile celebrity deaths stole the headlines in 2016. Meanwhile, a hotly contested presidential election in the United States pitted former First Lady and senator Hillary […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 I want to stress to the reader that Josiah K. Lilly was an extraordinary collector. He did not collect just one type of coin or object […]

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download […]

By December 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
NGC Free Mercanti and Moy Signed Portraits at January FUN Show

NGC Free Mercanti and Moy Signed Portraits at January FUN Show

Meet John M. Mercanti and Edmund C. Moy at the NGC booths (#305 and #404) during the 2017 FUN Show in Fort Lauderdale Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that visitors to the FUN Show in January will have the opportunity to meet John M. Mercanti, the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver, and Edmund C. […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes will […]

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. […]

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Kagin has a Ph.D. in Numismatics and has been involved in the rare coin industry his entire life. Since 1933, the Kagin name has been […]

By November 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   One of my favorite numismatic experiences was working with Norman Neubauer, the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, the heirs of Virgil M. Brand, and David E. Tripp in the sale by auction of many coins from the Brand estate. If you are an old-timer, you […]

PNG Video – History of the PNG Through the Eyes of Dave Bowers

PNG Video – History of the PNG Through the Eyes of Dave Bowers

Numismatic icon Q. David Bowers has been a key figure in the Professional Numismatists Guild since its early days, even serving as PNG President from 1977-1979. In this video, Dave recounts the history of the PNG from its inception to the present.

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We […]

CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

By CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, October 6, 2016, CoinWeek.com announced that its award-winning YouTube video channel had exceeded 1.5 million views. CoinWeek launched its video channel in 2011 and has since uploaded more than 1,300 original videos – including the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winning videos Numismatic Vienna and How Gold Coins are […]

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek’s editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take a look at an intriguing collecting of letters from known counterfeiter and numismatic forger Thomas Wyatt. In this 4K CoinWeek Exclusive video, Dr. David Fanning discusses the contents of the letters […]

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved for use. Here I continue […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 3

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 As I explained in an earlier part of this story, Stack’s involvement with the Josiah K. Lilly Collection all started with his initial visit to our storefront in New York. As related he and his wife traveled to Florida each winter […]

A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   I feel honored to have had the privilege of knowing Eugene H. Gardner, Sr., 80. He was one of the most distinguished, visibly active and enthusiastic collectors in the history of the coin community in the United States. I was saddened to hear of Gene’s passing on July 16, […]

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   It was with great sadness and a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the recent passing of my dear friend Chet Krause. I remember first meeting him when he visited Stack’s in New York City. He was there to sit down and talk to […]

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition Few in the coin industry have been as successful in bringing mainstream attention to numismatics as has Donn Pearlman, former ANA Governor, and 2015 Farran Zerbe Award winner. Donn is the press agent for PNG, Heritage Auctions, the ANA, and a […]

Coin Clubs – Fuljenz Extends Sponsorship of Prestigious ANA Zerbe Award

Coin Clubs – Fuljenz Extends Sponsorship of Prestigious ANA Zerbe Award

Mike Fuljenz, left, helped ANA President Walter Ostromecki, right, present the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award last year to recipient Donn Pearlman at the 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.) The Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed each year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), will continue to be sponsored […]

 
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