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Legislative Update on HR5977 at ANA Philadelphia 2012

Legislative Update on HR5977 at ANA Philadelphia 2012

Barry Stuppler, Chairman, Gold and Silver Political Action Committee Interviewer: David Lisot. The effort to pass legislation to increase protection for consumers from counterfeit coins continues. Leading the charge is the Gold and Silver PAC headed by numismatist and coin dealer Barry Stuppler. Barry shares recent developments including the nonpartisan nature of this bill along […]

By August 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

The American Numismatic Association has received reports that several members had credit or debit card numbers stolen during their stay in Philadelphia for the World’s Fair of MoneySM. In light of this, the ANA advises members to check their credit and debit cards for unusual charges. The stolen credit card numbers did not come from […]

SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

New eCommerce Site Dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins Features Silver American Eagles, Gold American Eagles and Platinum American Eagles. SilverTowne L.P., one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of modern coins, has launched a new specialty website dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins, the popular bullion coins produced annually by the United States Mint. […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek At a young 53 years old veteran numismatic dealer and market maker Kevin Lipton is awarded one of the Professional Numismatists Guild‘s highest awards. Kevin shares what it is like to win the award and offers counsel for those considering participating in the field of numismatics. Video run-time: 2:32 Copyright […]

By August 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Donates to New, National Numismatic Gallery

Dillon Gage Donates to New, National Numismatic Gallery

Coin lovers can visit a new gallery housing the National Numismatic Collection in Washington, DC in 2015, when the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History opens its renovated, west exhibition wing. Dallas-based international metals dealer Dillon Gage is one of the donors helping to make this exciting new coin gallery possible. The company has […]

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

“Hotel Buyer” Scams Bring Federal, State, and Local Criminal Charges

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On Tuesday morning, CBS News reported on the cessation of operations by THR Associates, which ran perhaps the largest “hotel buyer” operation in the US over the past few years.  To view the story, Click Here. In an earlier report in May about this […]

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members: David Hall, Leon Hendrickson and the late Abe Kosoff.  There are now 12 members enshrined since the honor was established in 2010 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “The Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding […]

By August 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
America’s Gold Expert, Mike Fuljenz, Sets Unparalleled Industry Awards Record

America’s Gold Expert, Mike Fuljenz, Sets Unparalleled Industry Awards Record

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  — Nationally-known rare coin and bullion expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, won six more prestigious industry awards at a ceremony held in conjunction with the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia on August 9, 2012.  Since 1986, he now has won an unparalleled 43 awards […]

By August 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Partners With CoinPlex

PNG Partners With CoinPlex

To assist its members in efficiently making dealer-to-dealer sales of rare coins, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has named CoinPlex (www.CoinPlex.com) as “the official coin trading network of the PNG.” CoinPlex is an online, dealers-only trading exchange for certified United States coins and bullion.  It’s members can post bids and asks on the CoinPlex Market. […]

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

In mid-June, Heritage Auctions announced a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. The first winners were announced in late July, and all winning essays can be read at HA.com/YNessay. Contest rules can also be found there. “It was our intention to select our first winning essay in October, but […]

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Beverly Hills, California rare coin dealer Kevin Lipton has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.com) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics.  The award was presented at the PNG Day awards banquet on August 6, 2012 in Philadelphia on the eve of the American Numismatic […]

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……. He’s one of those semi-familiar names who has accomplished as much or more in his field than others with greater notoriety.  That’s what happens when a person quietly and diligently goes about his business for more than half a century. Author and researcher R.W. “Bob” Julian will be honored […]

By August 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Kids & Coins! FUN Summer Coin Convention 2012

Kids & Coins! FUN Summer Coin Convention 2012

A dad has brought his two children to the FUN Summer Coin Convention. Enjoy this collector family as they share what really goes on when the father is a numismatist and introduces his son and daughter to the wonderful world of coin collecting. Copyright © CoinWeek – July 2012

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale of the famous Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles. The 27-coin collection has been graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be on display at Mid-American’s booth (#s 508 and 510) at the ANA World’s Fair of […]

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

London. July 30th, 2012. Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, announced the launch of its new website today, which it believes will revolutionise the way that it can better service its global client base. The main highlight of its enhanced features is the ability for clients to see pieces sold via private treaty […]

By August 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Constantino Brumidi Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Constantino Brumidi Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON – A Congressional Gold Medal was presented posthumously today to Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building. The award, authorized by Public Law 110-259, was in recognition of his contributions to our Nation as a designer of murals in the U.S. Capitol, including those in the Senate Reception Room, the […]

By July 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
New Reality TV Show about Coins to Premier

New Reality TV Show about Coins to Premier

Shelley Griffiths, Senior Numismatist, Alhambra Coin Center Interviewer: David Lisot. Buying and selling coins and collectibles is a hot topic for reality television. Longtime numismatist Shelley Griffiths talks about how she along with Mal Varner and the staff of Alhambra Coin Center will be part of a new program to premier soon. The program will […]

By July 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
A Video Tribute to Numismatist David Akers

A Video Tribute to Numismatist David Akers

Jay Cline, John Dannreuther, Kenny Duncan, Mark Salzberg, Don Slouffman Interviewer: David Lisot A great numismatist passed away on July 11th, 2012. David Akers started his career at Paramount Coin and went on to write definitive books about gold coins, research die varieties, catalog and sell the John Jay Pittman Collection, consult for PCGS as […]

By July 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …. My interest in United States gold coins began early and, as a result, Dave Akers was one of my first numismatic heroes. I somehow managed to scam my way onto the Paramount mailing list back in the early-to-mid 1970′s and I can remember being enthralled with Akers’ style of […]

The Coin Analyst: Veteran Dealer Steve Estes Launches Coin Blog and Discusses the Coin Market

The Coin Analyst: Veteran Dealer Steve Estes Launches Coin Blog and Discusses the Coin Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Steve Estes of Portland, Oregon has been a professional numismatist and coin dealer since 1963. He works with his wife Debbi. Mr. Estes is an expert on many classic U.S. coin series, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. He has developed a 1-10 scale for assessing a coin’s eye appeal, which […]

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Longtime Summer Seminar instructor Joseph E. Boling was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Numismatics from the American Numismatic Association’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Boling is the eight recipient of this honor – a fact sure to please Boling, as he is an avid collector of items […]

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

Winchester, Indiana, June 29, 2012 – The new SilverTowne website, found at  www.silvertowne.com, launched in late September of 2011 and has continued to grow since. One  of the main goals of the new site was to make it more user-friendly, and this was accomplished  through better categorization of products, easier checkout, an expanded product offering […]

Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

The SoCal Coin & Currency Show Summer Show will be held July 19-21, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. DON’T MISS a rare opportunity to learn about VAMs from one of the industry’s leading experts, C. Logan McKechnie of VAMS & More on Saturday, July 21 at 12:15pm.  […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

To support young numismatists and budding authors, Heritage Auctions is sponsoring quarterly essay contests. Four essays will be selected every year, with each quarterly winner receiving a package of numismatic prizes worth more than $750! “For decades,” noted Heritage’s Robert Korver, who created the contest, “numismatists have been concerned about the lack of interest in […]

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities….   From before the turn of the last century, the U.S. Mint produced coinage to commemorate specific events and individuals giving numismatics one of its most popular issues – the classic commemoratives series of 1892 to 1954. Pinnacle Rarities, Inc. is proud to announce the purchase of the incredible […]

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Doug Davis from Numismaticcrimes.org sent us the following press release…… A warrant has been issued by the Jefferson County, Texas Sheriff’s Department for Bryson Miguel Cendejas W/M 12/19/1985 on a charge of Felony Theft. Investigators believe Cendejas stole gold and platinum coins from an elderly female valued between $100,000 and $200,000. Cendejas, owner of Golden […]

By June 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Park Avenue Numismatics Unveils a New Cell Phone Application for Coins

Park Avenue Numismatics Unveils a New Cell Phone Application for Coins

Bob Green, President, Park Avenue Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot – More coin companies are using technology to sell and promote coin collecting. Bob Green of Park Avenue Numismatics shows off a cell phone application that will help collectors find coins and information about the market. Video Runtime: 3:39. Copyright © CoinWeek – June 2012 The […]

By June 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

New state-of-the-art depository will fill a need in the Canadian market Today, Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals opened its newest subsidiary, International Depository Services of Canada (IDS) in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. IDS is Canada’s first, full-service metals depository designed to meet the diverse needs of all precious metal market participants, from commercial entities […]

Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

(Beaumont, Texas) — Michael Fuljenz (www.MikeFuljenz.com), President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, again has been honored by journalism professionals for his consumer education writings about gold and other precious metals. The Press Club of Southeast Texas presented Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion with a first place Excellence in the Media […]

By June 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
An Interview with Anthony Swiatek

An Interview with Anthony Swiatek

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek If a professional numismatist is widely known as “Mr. Commem”, it’s obvious that he would carry a large selection of silver and gold U.S. commemorative coins issued from 1892 to 1954. That line of reasoning applies to Anthony Swiatek, but his interest in the field extends far beyond one area […]

 
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