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PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Sergeant Tony Guzman, Houston Police Department Interviewer: David Lisot Gold and silver prices at record highs have increased the need for vigilance by coin dealers at a coin show to protect their inventories. At the Money Show of the Southwest action by some of the dealers on the floor of the convention helped in the […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

(Temecula, California) – The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members. “We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNG Code of Ethics in […]

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the eighth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

Numismatic Interview with James D. King

Numismatic Interview with James D. King

James D. King- Professional Numismatist, Massachusetts, United States Interviewer: David Lisot James King has traveled between the United States and Great Britain for years buying and selling coins of the world. He has seen the changes in the marketplace during this time and shares his perspective on the state of the hobby. He gives advice […]

By November 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Alvin House – Owner, The Coin House, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. House is a sole proprietor of a coin business that is based in London. He attends local coin shows and sells coins on the Internet. He talks about what collectors in Great Britain like to buy and why third party grading is […]

By November 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Philip Skingley – Director of Publishing, Spink, London Interviewer: David Lisot Philip heads the publishing division of Spink’s of London, established in 1666. He shows examples of some of the most popular numismatic books and talks about what areas of numismatics are most popular. length: 3:45 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Philip Mussell – Marketing Director, Token Publications Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Mussell helps distribute numismatic books and publications throughout Great Britain and Europe. In the course of his work he also travels to countries around the world to meet collectors and help promote coin collecting. He shares what publications sell the best for him as […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Interviewer: David Lisot 6:23 Scott is in charge of one of the largest groups of numismatic publications in the world. They publish the Standard Catalogues of the World for both coins and paper money along with World Coin News, Numismatic News and Bank Note Reporter. Scott’s group also holds a paper money convention and world […]

By November 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Why People Come to the London Coin Fair

Why People Come to the London Coin Fair

Mike Veissid, Director, London Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot Mike recently became the director of the Fair and talks about the history of the show. He explains from where the dealers come and how the Internet has affected the market. He also discusses how he wants to improve this longtime London numismatic gathering. Length: 2:20 […]

By November 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Commemorative Art Medals – London Coin Fair

Collecting Commemorative Art Medals – London Coin Fair

Peter Thompson, P&D Medallions, Interviewer: David Lisot Many collectors in Great Britain are interested in the large art medals issued since the 1500’s. Medal specialist Peter Thompson talks about the differences in collecting medals and coins. He also discusses how to go about getting the best items for your collection that stand the best chance […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Collecting, Collectors and Coin Shows in Europe

Paper Money Collecting, Collectors and Coin Shows in Europe

Pam West, Owner, British Bank Notes Interviewer: David Lisot Pam travels the world trading in British paper money. She has been a longtime director in the International Bank Note Society and if familiar with conventions and collector organizations. She offers her ideas about why a person should attend a numismatic convention, the strength of the […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin investment funds could place greater demand on top rarities

Coin investment funds could place greater demand on top rarities

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Rare coin investment funds have been around for decades, and on Oct. 31, the formation of four new funds to be managed by Certified Assets Management International LLC, was announced. One of the funds is expected to acquire up to $250 million in rare coins. Successful coin funds could place […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
GreatCoins.com Launches As Coin Collecting Experiences A Dramatic Upswing In Popularity

GreatCoins.com Launches As Coin Collecting Experiences A Dramatic Upswing In Popularity

Founded by 2010’s “Numismatist of the Year” Rick Snow, GreatCoins.com Provides An Online Resource For The Ever-Expanding Coin Collecting Community To Buy And Sell Coins And Network. (November 17, 2011) – As a hobby, coin collecting has been a popular option nearly as long as there have been coins. Collectors and coin dealers, more formally […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

(Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) — With the United States Mint’s mid- December sales cutoff deadline approaching, the President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (www.cmohfoundation.org) is praising an 11th hour effort by a prominent Texas coin dealer to boost lower-than-anticipated sales of the commemorative 2011 Medal of Honor uncirculated silver dollars. By law, the […]

By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Rarities is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Powell to the role of Marketing Director/Numismatist. Matt joined Pinnacle’s team full-time on November 7, 2011. In his role, Matt is responsible for building and maintaining excellent relations with existing marketing channels as well as selling new acquisitions and services to clients and prospective customers. […]

Santa Clara Expo Ending Long Run

Santa Clara Expo Ending Long Run

(Santa Ana, California) — The last scheduled Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be the upcoming show, November 18 – 20, 2011. Future dates for the twice-yearly Northern California show, including the previously planned March 16 – 18, 2012 show, are being canceled by the Santa Clara Expo’s owner, Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: […]

Certified Assets Management International Launched, Plans Include $250 Million Rare Coin Fund

Certified Assets Management International Launched, Plans Include $250 Million Rare Coin Fund

(Stamford, Connecticut) — A new joint venture, Certified Assets Management International, LLC (www.CertifiedAssets.com), “CAMI,” has been launched by a team that includes a veteran professional rare coin dealer and a Wall Street money manager to assist investors with acquisition and management of numismatic and precious metals items. CAMI is creating an assortment of products, services […]

By November 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline Executives Accused of Theft and Fraud in a 19-Count Criminal Complaint

Goldline International Inc., one of the nation’s largest retail precious metals dealers headquartered in Santa Monica, CA,  has been charged with theft and fraud in a 19-count criminal complaint filed by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s consumer protection unit. According to an ABC News report, the consumer affairs division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s […]

By November 2, 2011 14 Comments Read More →
Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Spectrum Group International Launches Spectrum Group France SAS in Paris

Prominent U.S. Numismatist Kerry Pieropan Will Lead the New Venture With Support from Acclaimed World Numismatic Expert Ron Gillio IRVINE, Calif. (October 31, 2011) – Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company, is the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world and is adding yet another international location with […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

First Wall Street Collectors Bourse at Museum of American Finance

OCTOBER 21-22, 2011 The first Wall Street Collectors Bourse was held at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, on October 21 and 22, 2011. 23 dealers participated, showing and trading their stock and bond certificates and bank notes including U.S. and worldwide rarities in a wide variety of subjects. There were also autographs, […]

By November 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Summer seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s highly acclaimed 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The two one-week sessions are scheduled from June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. Last year, there were […]

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist now available in the Android Market

The Numismatist, the American Numismatic Association’s monthly magazine, is now available in the Android Market. There is no charge for the app. The magazine is a colorful, high-quality, educational publication for collectors of coins, tokens, medals, paper money and more. It was first published in 1888. ANA members receive the monthly print publication by mail, […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, architecture, or art. Personalities also sell […]

By October 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Collection of unusual pieces earns Deep Best-in-Show Exhibit Award

Collection of unusual pieces earns Deep Best-in-Show Exhibit Award

Exhibitors Recognized at 2011 ANA Fall National Money Show Sam Deep doesn’t like to collect what the average coin-collecting hobbyist likes to collect. His collection of items from off the beaten path earned the American Numismatic Association member top honors in collector exhibits at the ANA’s first-ever Fall National Money Show. Deep received the Radford […]

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of Governors: “It’s Time to Shake Things Up ”

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong passion for the hobby and a love of classic American coins like Morgan dollars and rare pre-1933 gold coins. She also has what I would call a direct, no nonsense […]

By October 25, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

Finest Known Gold 1870-CC $20 Lib Stolen from Brinks Shipment

DALLAS, TX – A Brinks shipment from Professional Coin Grading Service to Heritage Auctions on Oct. 17 was apparently broken into, and the finest known 1870-CC $20 stolen. The coin is graded AU58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and carries NGC Certification ID 3414402-001. “When we opened the Brinks bag, it was evident that the shipping […]

ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

Motion restores funding for Money Museum’s “History of Money” exhibit The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved a balanced operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The budget, announced during the board’s Oct. 14 open session at the fall National Money ShowSM in Pittsburgh, proposes $5,966,329.44 in expenses while projecting revenues of […]

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