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CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

Lucy Luycx (born April 11, 1958) is a Belgian coin designer and computer engineer, who is best known in numismatic circles for being the designer of the common side of the euro coinage. His initials are represented on the coins by an overlapping LL monogram.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Luc Luycx 2015 Austria […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joseph Menna

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joseph Menna

Mint engraver and designer Joseph Menna’s career at the U.S. Mint began in 2005. During his 10-year-plus tenure, he has authored more than two dozen coin designs. In addition, Menna’s designed the reverse for the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal and the September 11 Memorial Medal. 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative gold obverse (sculpt) […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec

Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec is a sculptor-engraver and designer of coins for the Mint of Poland. CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec 2015 Poland Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty  

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins…. The story of the book Tales from the Bourse starts around 1998, a couple years after my father, David Lawrence Feigenbaum, was diagnosed with ALS. His doctor warned him that the disease would soon rob him of the ability to use his hands or communicate orally but […]

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – 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: Coin Dealer Harry Forman of Philadelphia.  VIDEO: 5:28. Harvey was good friends with the well known coin dealer Harry Forman. He shares stories about Harry, their business deals, and their friendship. […]

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel, including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors, with the […]

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

An Appreciation by Gordon J. Wrubel ………… As with many serious collectors, Douglas Kaselitz, known to his friends as Doug, developed a strong passion for coin collecting at a very young age. Also like many budding mid-century collectors, he financed his earliest purchases with his first job, at the age of 12, delivering newspapers. While […]

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Ron Gillio & Joel Rettew, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Two numismatic buddies who have attended the Long Beach Expo for decades were caught by David Lisot’s camera on the bourse floor. Enjoy these friends, who laugh and share some memories about why the Long Beach Expo and numismatics are such great things in which to […]

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. 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 60-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Stack’s Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.   Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.  VIDEO: […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susanna Blunt

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susanna Blunt

By CoinWeek IQ ….   Susanna Blunt is a Canadian artist specializing in portraiture. Her effigy of Queen Elizabeth II was introduced to Canadian coinage in 2003. While Blunt’s art has appeared on millions of coins, her primary specialties are painting and jewelry. Her work can be viewed on her website: www.bluntart.com.   CoinWeek Coin […]

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ….   Fraudster Targeted Elderly Victims Financial fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. And while corporate criminals, inside traders, and Ponzi schemers often cause their victims to lose millions of dollars, the case of the crooked coin dealer from New York illustrates that even relatively small-time fraudsters must answer […]

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New Chairperson Appointed to CCAC

New Chairperson Appointed to CCAC

On June 1, the United States Mint announced that Mary N. Lannin of San Rafael, California had been appointed as Chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), effective immediately. Ms. Lannin, who replaces outgoing Chairperson Gary Marks, was appointed as a CCAC member in 2014 based on the recommendation of the House Minority Leader. […]

By June 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Interns Hired, Mentoring Available

PNG Interns Hired, Mentoring Available

Two more interns in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (PNG’s) Promoting Numismatic Growth mentoring program have been hired as full-time professional numismatists. The PNG continues to encourage more candidates to enroll in the organization’s recently-launched mentoring program and also is offering its online education courses to anyone, whether or not the person wants to enroll in […]

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: How RL Miles Started Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:14. The collector R.L. Miles an interesting journey into coin collecting. […]

Coin Scams – Telemarketer Uses High-Pressure Tactics in Coin Collection Scheme

Coin Scams – Telemarketer Uses High-Pressure Tactics in Coin Collection Scheme

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Fox6now.com posted this story about the slick website, cold calls and high-pressure tactics at the heart of a coin collection scam that cost victims millions of dollars. The suspects preyed on the elderly and were relentless. Suspect Joseph Romano ran his scam business, called Atlantic Coin Galleries, out of Lindenhurst, New York between […]

Cool Coins! From the Texas Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention

Cool Coins! From the Texas Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Arlington, Texas, site of the 2015 Texas Numismatic Association Annual Convention. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Coins! they had on hand. Bridget Brandon (Dillon Gage), 2015 Canadian Gold 1 oz Maple Leaf, James Miears, 1904 $20 Liberty Gold PCGS […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

The Washington quarter’s iconic Houdin-inspired portrait of America’s first president was the work of sculptor John Flanagan. While Flanagan’s quarter design was his only executed coin design, he did receive several government commissions, including the Department of Agriculture’s World War (I) Memorial, the Rotunda Clock at the Library of Congress, and the Verdun Medal.   […]

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the state of numismatic print publishing and ponders what the future might have in store for the numismatic media in the years to come. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joel Iskowitz

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joel Iskowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz (August 15, 1946- ) joined the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program in 2005 and currently holds the title of Master […]

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

APMEX offers the chance to win a trip to London and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint. APMEX, Inc. announced today that they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued at over $7,500 USD, will include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights for […]

By June 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Sol Kaplan. Video: 1:51 Legendary coin dealer Sol Kaplan is remembered by Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey […]

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   Ohio coin dealer Tom Priebe of TJ Coins won a free table for the next PAN Coin Show, to be held October 22 – 24, 2015. A dealer drawing was held at the PAN Spring Coin Show on May 9th the last day of the three-day event. Each participating dealer’s […]

United States Mint Goes to Three-Shift Operations

United States Mint Goes to Three-Shift Operations

The United States Mint announced today that circulating coin production at its Philadelphia and Denver facilities are temporarily converting from two-shift to three-shift operations to accommodate an increase in production requirements. The Mint manufactures new coins to supplement Federal Reserve Bank coin inventories. Each month the Federal Reserve places orders for new coins and provides […]

By May 28, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2 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 three-year recovery efforts […]

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world’s most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response (QR) code matrix on each label. These new holders now are being used on all submissions certified by PCGS. “We have been […]

By May 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third-party grading has […]

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr…..   Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the hair colouring commercial on television that proclaimed that “blondes have more fun”. If you were to ask me to come up with a clever idea for a commercial on the many rewards […]

Who Owns YOUR Information?

Who Owns YOUR Information?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Two weeks ago I wrote about where to find a good value, and a big part of that was about nurturing a good relationship between dealer and collectors. If a dealer wasn’t willing to go the extra mile to help you, I suggested, then you should […]

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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