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Two Murdered in Broad Daylight at Cheyenne, Wyoming Coin Shop

Two Murdered in Broad Daylight at Cheyenne, Wyoming Coin Shop

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   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 […]

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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….   Longtime noted numismatist Robert Korver has announced the launch of his new website, NumiStorica.com, a site devoted to the amazing tales, interesting connections and fascinating characters that make numismatics such compelling hobby. Using his keen sense of synchronicity, parallels and correlation, Korver brings to life his diverse subjects with […]

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 – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   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 folks, I can’t help it. The […]

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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Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

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: […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

Don Everhart joined the United States Mint as a sculptor-engraver in January 2004. Everhart graduated from Kutztown State University in 1972 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. In 1973, Everhart was hired as a designer at the Franklin Mint. Two years later, he was elevated to the position of staff sculptor, a position he held […]

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

One of the most well-liked members of the Early American Coppers (EAC) group was not able to attend this year’s convention in Irving, Texas. Dan Holmes is a former president of the organization and has devoted much of his life to collecting large cents and all the Sheldon varieties. When his collection was sold it […]

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 […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

Yvette Gastauer-Claire is an artist and sculptor from Luxembourg. Her design of HRH Grand Duke Henri is featured as the obverse for the Luxembourg’s country-side on its euro coins. She is also credited with a number of commemorative coin designs.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Yvette Gastauer-Claire 2015 Luxembourg Brandenbourg Castle 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

 
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