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Nearly $125,000 Pledged to Bob Lecce Memorial Fund

Nearly $125,000 Pledged to Bob Lecce Memorial Fund

Members of the numismatic community have pledged $122,450 to the Bob Lecce Memorial Fund, which will be used by the American Numismatic Association for the advancement of numismatic education. Lecce, who died on July 10, was an ANA life member who, along with his son Richard, operated a business that specialized in rare-date and hard-to-find […]

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of David Madge to its Senior Executive Team

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of David Madge to its Senior Executive Team

(September 9, 2011 – Irvine, Calif.) – A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”), a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK) (“SGI”), announced today that David Madge has joined SGI’s Trading Segment as the President of A-Mark. Mr. Madge comes to A-Mark after 17 years with the Royal Canadian Mint as the head of marketing for […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Ken Potter is well known in the numismatic industry for his many talents and areas of expertise. His involvement and knowledge with error coins and varieties includes functioning as the webmaster for CONECA. Hear him explain what is involved in handling the website for the one of the largest organizations devoted to error coins. 3:24 […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
REST IN PEACE: MARK PETTY

REST IN PEACE: MARK PETTY

ONE OF NUMISMATICS BEST IS GONE We were going to do a Market Report on how we did last week, the market, and the usual stuff, but we have just learned some very sad news. Our good customer and friend Mark Petty was found dead in his NYC apartment yesterday. Mark was only 21. It […]

By September 5, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

Albanese to Head PNG Coin Doctoring Definition Committee

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has formed a committee composed of PNG members and non-members to research and draft an industry-acceptable definition of “coin doctoring.” “They will draft an exhaustive but concise definition. Coin doctoring is a crucial, perplexing issue that needs to be addressed for the benefit of collectors and dealers,” said Jeffrey Bernberg, […]

Who better than a coin collector to star in this ‘$82,538′ Danish artwork?

Who better than a coin collector to star in this ‘$82,538′ Danish artwork?

Art and numismatics rarely collide, but do so in this important work by painter Vilhelm Hammershøi Posted from Paul Fraiser Collectibles It is today remembered as a Danish ‘golden age’, a period in the 19th century when Denmark’s art, philosophy and the sciences flourished like never before. And, according to experts, this painting typifies the […]

Harlan J. Berk Named 2011 ANA Numismatist of the Year

Harlan J. Berk Named 2011 ANA Numismatist of the Year

Harlan J. Berk has been named the American Numismatic Association’s 2011 Numismatist of the Year. Berk will receive his award on August 19 during the Awards Banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. A hobby professional for over 45 years, Berk is the president of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago. He […]

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall of Trenton, Ontario in combating the sales of counterfeit coins in Canada. At the recent PCGS Set Registry(SM) luncheon, PCGS announced it was awarding him with a check for $5,000 and a plaque praising his work . “Mike Marshall […]

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

Brooklyn NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon Murdered in Robbery

In a New York Daily News article just posted, it was reported that NY Coin Dealer Steve Halfon,61, was robbed and murdered yesterday. According to the story, at 5:30 pm yesterday Halfon had just closed his shop , Liberty Coin Co on Kings Highway in Gravesend, Brooklyn  and was walking to his car,when he was […]

By August 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Expert Michael Fuljenz Honored at World’s Fair of Money

Gold Expert Michael Fuljenz Honored at World’s Fair of Money

(Rosemont, Illinois) – As gold prices soared, national news media obtained expert commentary and advice for investors from Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) of Beaumont, Texas, during the Chicago World’s Fair of Money(SM), August 16 – 20, 2011. He was interviewed by Fox Business Network and ABCNews.com about the huge demand […]

By August 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Akers, Love and Stack Inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Akers, Love and Stack Inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Three famous numismatists have been inducted as the second class to enter the PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame : David W. Akers, John Love and Harvey G. Stack. “The Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have handled the greatest coins and collections, and who […]

By August 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

ANA, PNG Make Improvements to Pre-Show

Promptly responding to dealers’ comments about the first Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in Chicago, leaders of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) have announced significant changes for next year’s event in Philadelphia. “There’s always room for improvement in any show, but I think we laid a good foundation in our first […]

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

PNG Announces 2011 Award Winners

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) announced winners of the organization’s 2011 awards at the PNG Day summer banquet, August 15, 2011, on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. “These prestigious, annual awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the […]

International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) Held its 60th General Assembly

International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) Held its 60th General Assembly

The International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) held its 60th General Assembly June 23-27, 2011 in Edinburgh Scotland. A total of forty three of the world’s leading numismatic firms met to attend the diamond jubilee congress.  Fourteen different nations were physically present, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, […]

By August 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver Radio Show On Air in New York and Worldwide

Gold and Silver Radio Show On Air in New York and Worldwide

(New York, NY) – Veteran financial journalist Jim Kingsland now hosts a weekly program, Gold and Silver Radio, on the air in the metropolitan New York City area on WYNM AM 970 “The Apple” and worldwide online at www.am970TheApple.com. The one-hour program, broadcast each Saturday at noon Eastern, focuses on precious metals, rare coins and […]

By August 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Protecting Valuables: Commercial Safe or Bank Safe Deposit Box?

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Salt Lake City police investigate coin theft from residence / Burglars steal heavy gun safe containing $500,000-plus in coins: This headline along with the sad story was written by Paul Gilkes of Coin World (August 1, 2011). According to the published account the victims were away from their home […]

Dillon Gage to Open Larger Precious Metals Refinery in Dallas

Dillon Gage to Open Larger Precious Metals Refinery in Dallas

Company’s new facility now has twice the capacity to chemically remove diamonds from their settings. This summer, Dillon Gage Metals will move to a brand new precious metals refinery in Dallas that’s bigger and more state of the art, with the same excellent service provided by its existing refinery there and a few more options […]

By July 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Walter Breen Interview from 1986

Walter Breen Interview from 1986

In August of 1986 CoinWeek partner David Lisot conducted a series of interviews for the American Numismatic Association with many of the prominent numismatists of the day. Walter Breen is considered on the most brilliant and enigmatic people in coin hobby. This video offers a rare and personal insight into one of the most interesting […]

By July 22, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Status of the Liberty Dollar with Bernard von NotHaus

Status of the Liberty Dollar with Bernard von NotHaus

Bernard von NotHaus – self-proclaimed monetary architect Interviewer: David Lisot Creator of the “Liberty Dollar” and self-proclaimed monetary architect Bernard von NotHaus discusses the status of the Liberty Dollar and how the collector market views these issues. This discussion is part of a more in-depth interview that will be posted soon. 1:23   Status of […]

By July 22, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-What I did on my Summer Vacation (between coin shows)

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What I did on my Summer Vacation (between coin shows)

By Vic Bozarth The Dog Days of Summer are here and we are hiding from the heat in Colorado. Our home in Texas is hot, dry, and although lovely, pretty uncomfortable during the Summer. This Summer Sherri, my wife/boss and co-owner of Bozarth Numismatics, and I decided we would mix things up a little and […]

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

The jury has spoken, and like it or not the ownership of the 10 1933 Double Eagles will remain with the US Government and for at least the time being, be securely held in Fort Knox. The descendants of  Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt lost their bid to have the coins returns to their possession. After […]

By July 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

PNG 2011- 2013 Board Results Announced

Results of the election have been announced for the new Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com). The Board members for the 2011- 2013 term will be Mitchell A Battino of Hudson Rare Coins, Princeton, NJ; Jeffrey F. Bernberg of Rare Coin Company of America, Willowbrook, IL; Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #62 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On July 7th, at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, a trial began regarding the fate of ten 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins). The U.S. Treasury Department is pitted against the Switt-Langbord family. This trail […]

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ( www.NGCcoin.com) will host numismatic exhibits at its booth during the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The largest NGC exhibit is the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars, the #1 ranked set of Morgan Silver Dollars in the NGC Registry. A preview of the exhibit can […]

Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

Jeff Garrett to Present PNG Seminar, “How to Accurately Value U.S. Coins”

(Rosemont, Illinois) — Award-winning author Jeff C. Garrett will present a free public seminar, “How to Accurately Value United States Coins,” during the Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, on Monday, August 15, 2011. The two-hour seminar will begin at noon in room 55, […]

Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 11, 2011, issue of Coin World As Bowers and Merena merged with Stack’s at the end of 2010, many wondered if the resources of the new Stack’s Bowers Galleries would have a greater shot at gaining market share away from Heritage Auctions than either firm […]

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen American Express credit cards to purchase apparently tens of thousands of dollars of gold coins. “The orders are placed by phone, often for $10,000 to $20,000 worth of Liberty Double Eagles or other, large-sized gold coins. The callers have a foreign accent and sometimes […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son Working Together in Numismatics

Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son Working Together in Numismatics

Mike and Jim Halperin Heritage Auctions, Owners Interviewer: David Lisot Heritage Auctions is one of the most successful coin companies in numismatics. Meet the son of one of the co-chairmen of this firm who has decided to enter the numismatic market place and his father’s advice.   Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son […]

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey Stack to Participate in Cataloging Stack’s Bowers ANA Rarities Night Auction With Q. David Bowers and David Hall Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that Harvey G. Stack and his son Lawrence R. Stack are coming out of retirement to rejoin the firm now known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries, following a two-year hiatus from professional […]

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

The Todd Griffiths Show has launched on Blog Talk Radio. The show answers questions related to tangible asset investing, precious metals and numismatics. Listeners from around the country are invited to call in to speak to show host, Todd Griffiths, the President and CEO of Century Coin Group, an Irvine-based tangible asset investment firm known […]

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