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Eloise Ullman Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Eloise Ullman Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Eloise Ullman, who is retiring soon as Executive Director of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets , has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics. The award was presented at the PNG Day banquet on August 12, 2013 in the Chicago suburb of […]

The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

One of Australia’s major numismatic dealers Robert Jackman of The Rare Coin Company, has gone into liquidation owing private investors what is believed to be tens of millions of dollars. The company sometimes seemed larger than life with well publisized auctions of rare australian coin and Banknotes. In June of 2009 the company sold the […]

By August 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Diamond State Depository President Michael Clark Passes Away After Brief Illness

Diamond State Depository President Michael Clark Passes Away After Brief Illness

Clark Opened Five Metals Depositories on the U.S. East Coast over 30 Years Diamond State Depository President Mike Clark passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer. Clark will be remembered for his distinguished career in the precious metals and banking industries, Dallas-based metals dealers Dillon […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Doubling down: Legend-Morphy introduces monthly “Premium Internet Only Coin Auctions”

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is expanding. Response to their live “Regency Auctions” has been so robust that they will soon be rolling out monthly “Legend-Morphy Premium Internet Only Auctions.” The Premium Coin Auctions will begin this September, and will be similar to Regency Auctions, but with the number of lots limited to between 100 and […]

By July 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

The new SilverTowne mobile website provides users with an easier way to browse the SilverTowne website on phones, tablets and other devices. SilverTowne L.P., one of the nation’s largest coin and bullion dealers, announces the launch of a mobile version of the SilverTowne website. This website can be accessed by visiting www.silvertowne.com from any smartphone, […]

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES NAMES JOHN KONOP AS VICE PRESIDENT Recognized financial industry executive joins leading numismatic auction house  Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced today that John Konop, a recognized financial industry executive and experienced U.S. and world coin collector, has joined the company as vice president, operating out of the company’s Irvine, Calif., headquarters. “I […]

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Memorial by Ronn Fern & Ken Potter John P. Devine, a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) and the first inductee into the CONECA Hall of Fame, passed away on July 10, 2013, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. He was a husband, father, grandfather, […]

By July 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Larry Lee has been in numismatics for more than 40 years. He lives in Panama City, Florida where he owns and operates Coin and Bullion Reserve. He recently was involved in the purchase of the Walton 1913 Nickel, one of the most famous and valuable coins in all of numismatics. Larry shares […]

By July 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Personalized homepage and a sleek new look greets collectors Visitors to HA.com, the homepage for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, will be greeted by a cleaner look and content-centric personalization today as part of a top-down redesign. The new look streamlines access to Heritage’s 36 categories while retaining its industry-leading functionality for live […]

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International, Inc., announced today that it is combining its operations with those of Teletrade and Spectrum Numismatics, creating a single, integrated operating unit to be known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Brian Kendrella, formerly Director of Operations overseeing all three companies, has been named President […]

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Another devoted coin collector has departed the earth to join the great coin show in Heaven. Bernard Loebe was a longtime member of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Ralph Ross was a friend of Bernie and shares some memories about this good man. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June […]

By July 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update. VIDEO: 2:04

Numismatic Crime Information Center Update. VIDEO: 2:04

Doug Davis, Founder, NCIC Interviewer: David Lisot…… There is a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing information about crime and security in the numismatic industry. Doug Davis is founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center. He shares the most recent news and achievements for NCIC. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June 2013 55th annual Texas Numismatic […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of  THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, is pleased to announce the recent consignment of “The Camille Collection”. This high quality, PCGS graded, gold and silver type set was built over a 10 year period beginning in the early 1990’s. “Over the years I have handled hundreds of millions of dollars in rare coins,” notes Leo, “and to […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Interviewer: David Lisot…… Bill Gibbs has been working for Coin World since the 1970’s. He talks about his responsibilities at that publication, the primary issues affecting numismatics, how he got into the numismatic publishing industry, and offers advice to young writers wanting to enter the coin collecting literary marketplace. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 […]

By July 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

YNs, former Money Museum curator honored during Summer Seminar banquet Longtime Summer Seminar instructors Charles O. Browne and William Shamhart were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association‘s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, July 4, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Browne and Shamhart have been co-instructors for the Summer Seminar […]

By July 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How Public Relations Promote the ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:08

How Public Relations Promote the ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:08

Donn Pearlman, President, Donn Pearlman & Associates Interviewer: David Lisot …… Promoting a coin convention is a specialized task. Donn Pearlman has is a public relations expert and shares what is involved to bring attention from the mainstream press to something as specialized as a convention for coin collectors such as the ANA National Money […]

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

Non-Partisan Bill Aims to Thwart Influx of Counterfeit Coins Washington D.C In an effort to stimulate interest in the passage of H.R. 1849 (The Collectible Coin Protection Act) Barry Stuppler, chairman of the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee and Jimmy Hayes, the coin and bullion community’s political consultant, met with congressmen on June 19th 2013. The Collectible […]

Northwest Territorial Mint Adds Numismatist Jeff Shevlin

Northwest Territorial Mint Adds Numismatist Jeff Shevlin

Former ANA Director to Manage Archives, More for Nation’s Largest Mint Northwest Territorial Mint has named Jeff Shevlin director of special projects, charging him with oversight of projects related to branding the mint’s top-of-the line art medals, digitizing assets, and accelerating numerous publishing and web objectives from its mint in Dayton, Nevada. Northwest Territorial Mint […]

By June 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… The Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG) recently announced the establishment of the Edward Milas Memorial Fund which creates internships at established firms for as many as four qualified dealers/aspiring dealers aged 21-32. These internships are scheduled to be available by next summer. I applaud the PNG for the creation of […]

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

Michael Boyer, Vic Bozarth, Michael Grant, Leo Frese, Carl Schwenker, Richie Self, Gene Wheeler, & Debbie Williams. Interviewer: David Lisot …… It is always difficult when one of the coin fraternity passes away. Steve Sanders was a rare coin and bullion dealer from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who also attended the national circuit of coin […]

By June 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think. People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some approaches seem effective – such as nurturing relationships with organizations like the Boy Scouts and […]

Richard G. Doty, Smithsonian Curator has Passed Away

Richard G. Doty, Smithsonian Curator has Passed Away

from the National Museum of American History ………. Richard. G. Doty, senior numismatic curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, died on June 2, 2013 after battling lymphoma. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1942, Doty earned a B.A in history from Portland State University in 1964 then went on to receive a Ph. […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Steve D’Ippolito

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Steve D’Ippolito

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This is the seventh in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank ANA member Steve D’Ippolito for his participation. Since we started writing these profiles, the Association has surprised us by firing yet another […]

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabirdamericana.com has just been given a little makeover, so please stop by and have a look around! We hope you’ll find it not only pleasing to the eye, but also easier to navigate and find the information you are searching for. A Quick Tour and Brief Highlights of the New Site Our new website is […]

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

Stephen Lewis Sanders died Tuesday evening, May 28, after losing a battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends that will miss him dearly. Known to his friends as Steve, he was born July 24, 1944 to George and June Sanders (Tippett) in Dallas, Texas. Steve attended Kemper Military Academy from 1956 […]

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, Peter Treglia, Currency Director, Spectrum Numismatics Another auction record was set with the million dollar sale of one of the most celebrated bank notes in the United States. The “Grand Watermelon” is a $1000 bill with zeroes on the back side that remind people of water melons. The front side […]

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

By Q. David Bowers We are saddened to report that Raymond N. Merena passed away this evening in Massachusetts. In 1982 he was co-founder with Dave Bowers of Bowers and Merena Galleries and participated in the firm’s many accomplishments before retiring in 2000. After then he and his wife Patricia traveled extensively, set up homes […]

Dillon Gage Named Exclusive Distributor for Rand Refinery

Dillon Gage Named Exclusive Distributor for Rand Refinery

Metals dealer to be North American distributor for refinery’s new gold and silver minted bars Dillon Gage Metals is pleased to announce that the Dallas-based international metals dealer has been appointed the exclusive North American distributor for Rand Refinery’s new gold and silver minted bars. For more than 90 years, Rand Refinery has established a […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This is the fifth in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank Legend Numismatics, Inc.’s Laura Sperber for her participation. Long before the hammer struck on the record-breaking $10 million dollar sale of the […]

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