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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 […]

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

As part of its continuing expansion, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) of Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills, has acquired Gold Rarities Gallery of Bedford, New Hampshire, and the firm’s President, Al Pinkall, has joined Heritage as Director, Numismatic Sales Department. A collector since childhood, Pinkall has been a full-time professional coin dealer for 25 years with […]

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Jim Burg owner of Superior Discount Coins of Englewood, Colorado  is accused by investors of possibly stealing more than $1 Million Dollars. “I placed a big order that was $325,000, basically my wife’s entire IRA,” Larry Lane, who lives near Conifer, Colorado, said. “Now we’ve spent the last two years checking with Jim [Burg], trying […]

By April 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
President Obama Signs 1099 Repeal

President Obama Signs 1099 Repeal

President Obama late Thursday signed into law legislation repealing the 1099 reporting provision enacted as part of the healthcare reform bill. Several insurance industry trade groups issued statements lauding the president’s decision. The bill is H.R. 4, the “Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011.” The repealed provision would […]

By April 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Maryland Bill to Repeal Sales Tax Exemption Dies

Maryland Bill to Repeal Sales Tax Exemption Dies

Numismatic Community Pulled Together to Defeat HB 206 A bill before the Maryland House of Delegates that would have ended the sales tax exemption for coins has been defeated. House Bill 206—Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Precious Metal Bullion and Coins—failed to make it out of the Revenue Subcommittee of the Ways & Means […]

By April 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Release of Whitman “Compass” – A New Tool for Coin Collectors

Release of Whitman “Compass” – A New Tool for Coin Collectors

By Jeff Bolte – Whitman Expo, CIO Runtime: 1:28 Looking for a specific coin or collectible at one of the Whitman Expo’s? With Whitman Compass, collectors will be able to view all the inventory of the dealers attending the Whitman Expo before and during the show!. This New website and service will be available at […]

By April 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Metals President to Testify Before Congressional Committee on Bullion Coins

Dillon Gage Metals President to Testify Before Congressional Committee on Bullion Coins

Precious metals expert Terry Hanlon, president of Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals, will testify Thursday, April 7, before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee in Washington, DC, lending his expertise to a Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology hearing. The topic of the hearing is “Bullion Coin Programs of the United States Mint: Can They […]

By April 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver PAC update

Gold & Silver PAC update

By Mark Olanoff The House and Senate are back in session after spending time in their home districts last week. As reported earlier both the House and Senate have taken action to repeal the 1099 requirement, however, neither body has agreed on how to pay for the repeal. The repeal has been scored by the Congressional […]

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

By David Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY After the amazing developments during the last quarter of 2010, the new year has started out relatively quiet. The seller on eBay who has been offering partial sets of pennies in Lincoln Printing Company boards for many months is still attempting to sell them at fixed prices to […]

By March 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

A trusted venue to buy and sell coins online. GreatCollections has launched its much-anticipated auction and direct purchase website at www.greatcollections.com. Catering to collectors and dealers, over 1,000 coins are already available for bid and direct purchase. Initially, auctions will end on Sunday evenings before expanding to other days and times. Bidding is available 24/7 […]

By March 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Greg Roberts, CEO  and Andrew Glassman of Spectrum Group International

Greg Roberts, CEO and Andrew Glassman of Spectrum Group International

Coinweek meet up with Greg Roberts, CEO of Spectrum Group International at the Sacramento ANA Money Show for a brief interview on Spectrum’s operations, the merger of Stacks-Bowers and bulliion activity at A-Mark. Runtime 2:43 The player will show in this paragraph About Spectrum: Spectrum Group International is a global trading and collectibles network. They […]

By March 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is Domestic Terrorism – Von Nothaus Found Guilty

US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is Domestic Terrorism – Von Nothaus Found Guilty

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard Von NotHaus was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on Friday of Counterfeiting and Fraud. The Justice Department asserted that Von NotHaus was placing gold, and silver coins, along with precious metals currency  into circulation with the purpose of mixing them “into the […]

By March 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Americana Acquires Finest Known 1874 Proof $3 Gold Piece

Numismatic Americana Acquires Finest Known 1874 Proof $3 Gold Piece

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana For the second time in as many months, Christine and I have purchased the finest known (top pop) specimen of key date in a very collectible series. With a documented mintage of just 20 pieces, this coin, graded PR 65 DCAM by PCGS also carries the green seal of […]

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Leaders of three coin and precious metals hobby and professional groups are praising the Federal Trade Commission for acting on their suggested changes to the FTC’s 2010 online consumer advisory entitled “Investing in Gold? What’s the Rush?” Some hobby and trade leaders were concerned that the original advisory contained some language that might be detrimental […]

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

The litigation between former American Numismatic Association Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti and the ANA has been resolved by settlement, which included the payment of money by Mr. Cipoletti to the ANA. Terms of the settlement are confidential. “I’m pleased to report that after nearly six years, we can finally focus all of our efforts on […]

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ in Sacramento, California, March 17 – 19, 2011. “This unprecedented 36-coin set was assembled over the past six […]

By February 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
10,000 Free Lincoln Cent  Sets in Anniversary Promotion

10,000 Free Lincoln Cent Sets in Anniversary Promotion

To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inauguration, 10,000 specially-produced Lincoln cent kits will be given away free by rare coin dealer Paul Hollis of Mandeville, Louisiana. Each kit contains an illustrated brochure accompanied by four coins, one each of the commemorative Lincoln cent reverse designs issued for circulation by the United […]

By February 22, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Video News: New internet auction trading platform GreatCollections.com

Video News: New internet auction trading platform GreatCollections.com

Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections.com discusses the launch of his new internet auction trading platform, the services offered and how he plans compete in the numismatic marketplace. [Runtime 2:00] The player will show in this paragraph Background: Well-known numismatist and online auction expert Ian Russell has announced plans to create a new online marketplace catering […]

By February 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Chris Napolitano President of Stacks-Bowers explains his management directive as the new president of the recently merged auction firms of Stack’s of New York and Bowers & Merena of California.  From the February 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo.[Run time 4:48] The player will show in this paragraph Background: On December 23nd, Spectrum Group International, Inc. […]

By February 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Specialties Are Like Gold in Your Pocket

Numismatic Specialties Are Like Gold in Your Pocket

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investment When someone asks what type of rare coins I collect, and what suggestions might be valuable to another person, my advice is almost always the same: The foundation of collecting or investing in numismatics should be based on your personal preferences, so take the time to investigate the many […]

PCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

PCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) marked its 25th anniversary with PCGS leaders proudly looking back at a quarter-century filled with accomplishments and eagerly looking ahead to upcoming methods and plans for increasing consumer protection. PCGS officials and PCGS Authorized Dealers gathered on February 2, 2011 for a celebration in Long Beach, California on the eve […]

By February 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Todd Griffiths’ Century Coin Group, a dealer in rare coins and precious metals, announced the acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor.com of Boca Raton, Florida. The purchase became effective January 1, 2011. The Gold and Energy Advisor has been quoted by hundreds of financial new media since its launch in 2004. It is known […]

By January 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stuppler Launches Collectibles Radio Program

Stuppler Launches Collectibles Radio Program

A new, weekly radio program about coins and other collectibles has been launched by Barry Suppler, President of Stuppler & Company in Woodland Hills, California and the Immediate Past President of the American Numismatic Association. The one-hour program, “What’s It Really Worth?,” is broadcast each Saturday at 9 p.m. Pacific time on one of the […]

By January 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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