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Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was apprehended by border police while on […]

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling $1.24 million from customers. Standing before Judge Brad Underwood of the 364th District Court in Lubbock County, Chauncey, 66, plead guilty in […]

By December 26, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. They also share their perspective about why more young […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on December 2. This comes almost four years after his March 18, 2011 conviction in federal court on counterfeiting and conspiracy charges. Von NotHaus was the founder and president of […]

By December 4, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

by Doug Davis Founder/President and Bryan Davis/Forensic Investigator … Numismatic Crime Information Center ……… Numismatic crime continues to escalate and the chance of a dealer or collector becoming a victim is very real in today’s society. It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. There are individuals and organized groups who […]

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March 2011 of Counterfeiting and Fraud, is scheduled to appear on December 2nd before U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees. The now 70 year old von NotHaus has been awaiting sentencing […]

By November 13, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
The Anatomy of a Coin Thief ….. A True Story

The Anatomy of a Coin Thief ….. A True Story

By Vic Bozarth – The Rare Coin Road Warrior ….. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts….. Many of you may have wondered what happened to Vic Bozarth-The Rare Coin Road Warrior. Sherri and I are still traveling 200 nights per year to coin shows and on coin buying trips all over the continental U.S. We are still […]

By November 3, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The third annual USMNA Convention continues to grow in attendance and popularity with collectors of Mexican and Latin American coinage. Two different seminars were given by industry leaders describing counterfeiting problems back when the coins were originally struck as well as the current […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime Alerts:  2014

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2014

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. “A billion dollars ain’t what it used to be.” So said Texas oil magnate Nelson Bunker Hunt after he and his brother William Herbert Hunt, along with a group of wealthy Saudi partners, tried to profit by cornering the world’s silver market, only to have the entire […]

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 71 years old. Jim, as he was known, was one of the club’s founding members, and had served as the organization’s president since it was established in […]

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Last night I got an email from Mike Getlin, former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Merit Gold and Silver. In the email, he apologized for not responding to CoinWeek’s previous inquiries concerning the firm’s legal troubles and asked if I would like to talk. […]

193: The Year of Five Emperors

193: The Year of Five Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   The Death of Commodus IN RIDLEY SCOTT’S FILM GLADIATOR (2000), demented emperor Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is slain in the Colosseum by mortally-wounded general-turned-gladiator Maximus (Russell Crowe). In the closing scene, we are left to imagine that wise Senator Gracchus (Derek Jacobi) and lovely princess […]

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S. Davenport (1907-2001). Over a period of more than 50 years, his name became synonymous with the world of large-size silver coins, generally referred to as crowns and talers. “Crowns” in […]

Baldwins Marketing Director Talks about Promoting Coins and Collectibles

Baldwins Marketing Director Talks about Promoting Coins and Collectibles

Harriette Moore, Marketing, Baldwins & Sons, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek.com …….   What is it like to be involved in the promotion of one of Europe’s largest collectibles auction houses? Find out from Harriette Moore as she shares what is so interesting about her job. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 * * […]

By September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bill Motto: A Memoriam

Bill Motto: A Memoriam

by Douglas Winter  – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A good guy passed away yesterday and I’d like to share some thoughts about him. William “Bill” Motto was the CEO of a major Midwestern company, but I knew him as an advanced collector of United States gold coins. I really got to know Bill around four or five years […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost 18 years (1993-2011) as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Delaware’s at-large district*. While in Congress, Castle was the head of the United States House Financial […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s Office had filed a complaint against the firm, alleging that Merit had “engaged in an aggressive, nationwide fraud scheme that… bilked customers out of tens of millions of dollars”, and […]

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ………   The Coin Explorer recently had the chance to ask Perth Mint coin artist Natasha Muhl about being chosen to design the 2015 Year of the Goat silver and gold coins for the Mint’s Lunar Series II. She has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, […]

Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette, Collector Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. Robert Galiette has assembled a complete collection of $20 Liberty gold Double Eagles almost all of which are in mint state. This seemingly impossible task was the result of more than 20 years of effort and search. CoinWeek Content Manager Charles Morgan finds out from Robert what was […]

By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ed Moy Honored at Standish Foundation 4 Children Event in Washington DC

Ed Moy Honored at Standish Foundation 4 Children Event in Washington DC

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. On Tuesday, September 9, Ed Moy, former Mint Director and author of American Gold & Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, was honored by the Standish Foundation 4 Children at a charitable gathering at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Standish Foundation 4 Children works […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Mugging of LaVere Redfield

The Mugging of LaVere Redfield

by Jack Harpster – author of The Curious Life of Nevada’s LaVere Redfield: The Silver Dollar King This article is adapted from Reno, Nevada author Jack Harpster’s upcoming book, The Curious Life of Nevada’s LaVere Redfield: The Silver Dollar King, that will be released on November 4, 2014 by The History Press, Charleston, SC, and […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley Pence is 16 years old and already buys and sells coins. He shares what it takes to […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

from the Editors of CoinWeek….  CoinWeek is excited to announce the debut of a new bi-monthly column by legendary numismatist David T. Alexander. The focus of the column will be Alexander’s long and storied career as a numismatic writer and cataloger. Alexander was born in Brooklyn, NY and has been an avid coin enthusiast since the age of […]

By August 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins. Winter is a U.S. gold coin expert, nationally-known coin dealer, Red Book […]

 
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