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CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

Don Everhart joined the United States Mint as a sculptor-engraver in January 2004. Everhart graduated from Kutztown State University in 1972 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. In 1973, Everhart was hired as a designer at the Franklin Mint. Two years later, he was elevated to the position of staff sculptor, a position he held […]

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

One of the most well-liked members of the Early American Coppers (EAC) group was not able to attend this year’s convention in Irving, Texas. Dan Holmes is a former president of the organization and has devoted much of his life to collecting large cents and all the Sheldon varieties. When his collection was sold it […]

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

Yvette Gastauer-Claire is an artist and sculptor from Luxembourg. Her design of HRH Grand Duke Henri is featured as the obverse for the Luxembourg’s country-side on its euro coins. She is also credited with a number of commemorative coin designs.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Yvette Gastauer-Claire 2015 Luxembourg Brandenbourg Castle 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case […]

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Gems of philately and numismatics from 45 years of Rapp Auctions By Rapp Auctions….   New times consistently require new directions. Therefore Rapp Auctions has designed the new website “Best of Rapp”. It presents the best of the best from 45 years worth of Rapp Auctions to a worldwide community in both German and English. […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – 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: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Duo has taught Summer Seminar courses together since 2004 Longtime American Numismatic Association (ANA) members Erik Goldstein and John Kraljevich were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, June 24, at the Session 1 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. Kraljevich and Goldstein have paired […]

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

Tune in July 6 to find out who will serve on the next Board of Governors American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will announce the winners of the 2015 Board of Governors election at 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, July 6, with a live broadcast to the membership that will be […]

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the 2015 Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 24. The Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award annually honors a young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

 
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