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Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

by Charles Morgan Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their inevitable wear and […]

1794 Dollar Auction Video Interviews with Martin Logies, Laura Sperber, Chris Napolitano and Melissa Karstedt

1794 Dollar Auction Video Interviews with Martin Logies, Laura Sperber, Chris Napolitano and Melissa Karstedt

Martin Logies Talks About the 1794 Silver Dollar Sale & the Cardinal Collection. VIDEO: 4:21. Martin Logies, Director and Curator, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation Interviewer: David Lisot. Martin helped assembled the world class of coins that was recently sold by Stack’s Bowers Auctions in New York City. Included in the sale was a 1794 that […]

By January 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2013: Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. VIDEO: 9:09.

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2013: Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. VIDEO: 9:09.

Presenter: Randy Campbell. Longtime numismatist Donald H. Kagin has been awarded the National Silver Dollar Roundtable‘s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Kagin comes from a family of famous coin and paper money personalities and joins the ranks with many other famous numismatists. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. January, 2013 About The Florida United Numismatists Convention: The […]

By January 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Is On the Go with Release of New Mobile App

Dillon Gage Is On the Go with Release of New Mobile App

Dillon Gage Metals has just made it easier to access precious metals information while on the go with the release of its free, new mobile application. The app, which can be downloaded from the App Store SM and Google Play, is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5. Through the […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast: 2012 has come and gone and we start 2013 with a ‘clean slate’ and hope for a prosperous New Year.  One of the neatest aspects about a New Year rolling around is the ‘do over’ or  ‘fresh start’ feeling that many people, myself included, get with the change on the calendar.  […]

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NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

Dear NGC Community: This year was NGC’s 25th anniversary and, as we pass this important milestone, I reflect upon the roots of NGC and my lifelong career in numismatics. In 1979 I attended my first ANA convention in St. Louis as an employee of Randy Block, owner of Raab Rare Coins in Flemington, New Jersey. […]

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Launches New Website

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Launches New Website

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, a leading dealer of rare U.S. coins, announced today the launch of its redesigned website at rarecoingallery.com. The site allows visitors to quickly find the information they need in order to buy and sell rare U.S. coins. In addition to a new look and simpler navigation, the redesigned site features a […]

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Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

By Olivia Beauvais, Age 15, Massachusetts …….. Heritage Auctions holds a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. Contest rules can be found at HA.com/YNessay. Essays should be emailed to Korver@HA.com, or mailed to: Bob Korver (YN Essay Contest), Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75219. With Permission we […]

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

So-called Liberty Dollars, the creation of Bernard Von NotHaus and the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and the Internal Revenue Code, more commonly known by the acronym NORFED, will not be part of the April 24-27, 2013 74th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois, according […]

By December 17, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s David Lisot on Fox Business News Varney & Company

CoinWeek’s David Lisot on Fox Business News Varney & Company

CoinWeek President David Lisot was a Guest on Fox Business News‘ popular Varney & Company this past Friday (12-14-12). David spoke with Peabody Award winning host Stuart Varney about Gold Coins, reporting requirements and the current gold  market in general. Varney and Company is one of the premier financial news programs on television and is […]

By December 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director …….. Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do something I’ve never done before — write a holiday-themed column. It’s not that I dislike Christmas or any other holiday, but I’ve long resisted the temptation to write anything too obvious or predictable. […]

By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

NEW YORK – Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime prominent collector, expert and member of the prestigious U.S. Gold Club, Lloyd Mincy, has joined its Dallas headquarters as Consignment Director in Numismatics. “A number of Heritage Auctions’ most senior executive and numismatic staff have worked with Lloyd over the years as he acquired and sold […]

Passing of Former PNG Executive Director Paul L. Koppenhaver

Passing of Former PNG Executive Director Paul L. Koppenhaver

(Temecula, California) —  A former Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), Paul L. Koppenhaver, passed away at the age of 80 in California on December 1, 2012. Koppenhaver served as PNG Executive Director from 1978 to 1995, and he received the PNG’s esteemed Abe Kosoff Founders Award in 1983.  The award is presented […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense

The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On November 29 the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services, which is headed by outgoing Chairman Ron Paul, held a hearing on “The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense” that examined in detail the issues surrounding the replacement of paper dollars with coins and […]

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Spink Strengthens Corporate Team in London

Spink Strengthens Corporate Team in London

NEW HEADS OF NUMISMATIC & PHILATELIC DEPARTMENTS The leading collectables auction house Spink & Son Ltd are pleased to announce the appointments of two new divisional heads. In the last decade Spink has rapidly expanded from its original London base. In light of these exciting developments it feels the need to underpin its core functions […]

By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on Oct. 23. The Holey dollar is an 1813 Australian coin struck on a 1788 Spanish-American real piece of Charles III from Mexico City. It has a large hole punched out of it; around the hole is an added […]

John Mercanti Dishes on His Career, America’s Silver Bullion Program, and the Digital Age of Coining

John Mercanti Dishes on His Career, America’s Silver Bullion Program, and the Digital Age of Coining

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker  for CoinWeek  ……. American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program (2012) Whitman, 154 glorious full color pages. MSRP $29.95 The first thing you notice about American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program is that it’s a big book. Measuring 11” x 8.5”, […]

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

Representatives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) attended the Korea Money Fair for the first time and heard compliments and congratulations from Asian collectors and dealers. The three-day show in Seoul, October 26 – 28, 2012, was sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank.  A PCGS […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex, an online trading network for dealers buying and selling certified U.S. coins, is now serving members of the Professional Numismatists Guild as the PNG’s official coin trading network. The relationship brings together a relatively new but already successful online service with a highly respected dealer organization that has been a pillar of the numismatic […]

Numismatic Profile: Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions – VIDEO

Numismatic Profile: Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions – VIDEO

Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Most men who start a coin enterprise hope to have members of their family become involved with them to help run the business. Farokh Todywalla of Mumbai, India is one of those lucky men who has both a son and daughter who are following in […]

By October 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
GoldenCents.com Coin Auction Announced at Long Beach Expo

GoldenCents.com Coin Auction Announced at Long Beach Expo

Landon Sorgenstein, Co-Owner GoldenCents.com More innovation is coming to the numismatic marketplace. A new Internet auction company has been announced that sells coins in a different way than traditional auction companies. Co-owner Landon Sorgenstein talks about this new innovation and what they hope to achieve with their new business venture. Video: 2:36. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By October 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Identicoin Offers New Technology for Sorting Coins

Identicoin Offers New Technology for Sorting Coins

Steven Davic, Founder, Identicoin Interviewer: David Lisot A new idea using the latest technology allows coins to be sorted faster and more efficiently than ever before. Founder Steven Davic, a student at MIT, shows his new coin sorting software and describes who might benefit from it use. Video: 3:00 Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2012 […]

By September 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Interview with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna Maria Chavez

CoinWeek Interview with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna Maria Chavez

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Summary of the creation of the 2012 Girl Scouts commemorative coin program: Oct. 15, 2009 House bill H.R. 621 passed, calls for minting of 350,000 silver dollars, which will be issued in early 2013 Oct. 19, 2009 Senate bill S. 451 passed Oct. 29, 2009 President Obama signed legislation […]

By September 24, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

Simpson Adds Finest Known 1943-S Bronze Cent, PCGS MS62BN, To Finest Off-Metal Collection

The PCGS Set RegistrySM number one all-time finest collection of Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes 1943 – 1944, just got even better with a million dollar upgrade. Well-known collector Bob R. Simpson, co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball club, has paid $1 million for the finest known 1943-S bronze cent in a transaction arranged […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Free open house includes minting demonstrations, prizes and lots of play time The American Numismatic Association debuts the “Kids Zone,” an interactive exhibit designed to teach children about money, with a free opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The Kids Zone teaches kids about […]

SilverTowne Launches New Podcast – The SilverTowne Vault Cast

SilverTowne Launches New Podcast – The SilverTowne Vault Cast

New podcast helps listeners keep up to date with summaries of current gold and silver news and precious metals pricing. SilverTowne L.P., one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of modern coins and bullion, has launched a new podcast that allows interested consumers to “listen” to current news and updates about silver, gold […]

By September 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Interviews with Q. David Bowers, Jeff Garrett, Ira Goldberg, Ken Goldman, David Hall, Julian Leidman, , Kevin Lipton, Paul Nugget, Jim Halperin, Todd Imhof, Steve Ivy, Tom Mulvaney, Greg Rohan, Rick Sear, and Tony Terranova. Interviewer: David Lisot Obituary, Dignitymemorial.com David Warren Akers passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his […]

By September 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
For CladKing, It’s All About the Clads

For CladKing, It’s All About the Clads

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker INTRODUCING THE CLADKING Sam Petry, better known online by the handle “CladKing”, is a pioneer in the area of collecting clad (post-1964) coinage. His knowledge and expertise on the subject is the culmination of a career spent going against the grain and finding value and quality in modern-day coinage […]

By September 6, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Passing of the Torch at the Central States Numismatic Society

Passing of the Torch at the Central States Numismatic Society

An era in the history of the Central States Numismatic Society will be coming to a close at the conclusion of its 74th Anniversary Convention, to be held April 24-27, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest Chicago suburb, close to O’Hare Airport.  […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Terry Hanlon, President, Dillon Gage, Interviewer: David Lisot Some of the larger companies in the numismatic trade are involved in many different levels of the market. Dillon Gage president Terry Hanlon talks about his companies integration of the sale and storage of precious metals as well as their inclusion in IRA investment accounts. Video Runtime: […]

By September 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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