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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 […]

The Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2011

The Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2011

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, My comments in this month’s Rare Coin Road Warrior have been written at two points in time. I wanted to share my thoughts both before the show and after the show without my ‘pre show’ comments being ‘tainted’ by my experiences at the show. My ‘post show’ comments are included at […]

By October 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd Takes Position with Chicago Coin Firm

Larry Shepherd has become senior numismatist for the firm of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Il. Larry was most recently know for his work with the American Numismatic Association as Executive Director where he worked to move the association in a new direction. Larry discusses his new position and talks his achievements in his […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Interview with Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects

Susan McMillan, ANA Director of Education Projects The American Numismatic Association has an entire department devoted to teaching about coin collecting. Every ANA Convention as well as at Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs experts gather to share their knowledge about the hobby of numismatics. Meet the person who organizes these events and find out what […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
George Cuhaj, Editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Paper Money

George Cuhaj, Editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Paper Money

The Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money are two of the series of catalogs that give pricing information about more of the coins and bank notes of the entire world. Hear from George Cuhaj who is editor of these publications and discusses what is involved in their creation. […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Teletrade Hires Corey Maita as VP of Business Development

Teletrade Hires Corey Maita as VP of Business Development

COREY MAITA OF GAINESVILLE COINS JOINS SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL’S TELETRADE AS VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.pk) subsidiary, Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, announced today that Corey Maita, co-founder of Gainesville Coins, will be joining Teletrade as vice president of business development beginning in November. Maita’s professional […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

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

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

Laura Sperber Announces Desire To Run for the ANA Board of Govenors

First, I wish to thank all of Legends customers for their loyalty and support through the years. George, myself and Jose work hard to ensure you always receive the BEST coins and the BEST services. Our commitment is you, the collector. Unlike other retail dealers (and most wholesale dealers), we know that with out you, […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

War of Words escalates as ANA Responds to Shepherd Statement and Harlan Berk Press Release

The Anerican Numismatic Association (ANA) just issued a Press Release in response to statements distributed and published by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd, and a Press Release by Harlan J Berk announcing that Larry has joined the HJB firm. Below are the complete, unedited Press Releases and Statements as provided by all the parties. A […]

By October 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Expert Leo Frese Joins CTGroup

Numismatic Expert Leo Frese Joins CTGroup

Today, CTGroup of Irvine, California further secured its position as the leading tangible asset investment firm when CEO Todd Griffiths announced long time industry insider, Leo Frese, had officially joined the company. “Leo is a great addition to our team,” says Todd Griffiths, CEO of CTGroup. “His understanding of the industry, and his vision for […]

By October 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stuppler Launches “The Gold and Silver Minute” on KFWB News Talk 980 Radio in Los Angeles

Stuppler Launches “The Gold and Silver Minute” on KFWB News Talk 980 Radio in Los Angeles

(Los Angeles, California) — “The Gold and Silver Minute,” a new, daily radio program with up- to-the-minute news about the precious metals market has been launched by Barry Stuppler, President of Stuppler & Company in Woodland Hills, California and President of the California Coin and Bullion Merchants Association. The informative and timely new program is […]

By October 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Army Commemorative Coin to be used at Army vs. Tulane game Saturday – Will be used at every Army Home Game

Army Commemorative Coin to be used at Army vs. Tulane game Saturday – Will be used at every Army Home Game

September 27, 2011 – The silver 2011 Army Commemorative Coin will be used during the ceremonial coin toss this Saturday during the Army Black Knights’ football game versus Tulane University at Michie Stadium. The coin will be provided by the Army Historical Foundation which is spearheading the $200 million Capital Campaign to build the National […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Sells Cardinal Collection 1794 Dollar, Acquires Spectacular Dakota 20th Century Collection

Legend Sells Cardinal Collection 1794 Dollar, Acquires Spectacular Dakota 20th Century Collection

(Lincroft, New Jersey) – A 1794 Flowing Hair U.S. silver dollar, owned by collector Bruce Moreland and formerly owned by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, now has been sold by Legend Numismatics, Inc. (www.LegendCoin.com) of Lincroft, New Jersey for “in the area of $1.5 million,” according to Laura Sperber, Legend President. The coin is graded […]

Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

In an interview for Heritage Magazine, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg shares his passion for collecting. Read the full interview by Johannes Werner, here. Certified Success From Zsolnay and Redmond to Chagall and Van Erp, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg has extended his collecting far beyond the world of coins. Mark Salzberg has a knack for collecting […]

Why Do People Come to the NLG Bash?

Why Do People Come to the NLG Bash?

Interviewer: David Lisot   The annual Bash of the Numismatic Literary Guild is the most prestigious gathering of the coin hobby’s intellectuals, writers and researchers. The creative forces are honored and the others are roasted. Hear from attendees why they come every year. Why Do People Come to the NLG Bash?   Why Do People […]

By September 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Market Report and Trading Insights

Coin Market Report and Trading Insights

Harry Miller President, Millers Mint and Numismatic Commentator David Lisot, Interviewer Harry Miller writes columns for several coin publications. He gives an overview of the coin market and discusses ways to address the fluctuations in the price of precious metals. 5:44 Coin Market Report and Trading Insights     Coin Market Report and Trading Insights […]

By September 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
 
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