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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 →
U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

As one of his final acts before leaving office on January 9, 2011 as Director of the United States Mint, Edmund Moy awarded the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” medal to Miles Standish, Vice President and Senior Grader of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). In recognizing Standish’s […]

By January 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud to be a PNG–Professional Numismatist Guild member.  My wife Sherri and I both attended the PNG meeting prior to the opening of the Florida United Numismatists Show.  Talking about grading […]

By January 15, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Ira and Lawrence Goldberg Receive the ANS Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira and Lawrence Goldberg Receive the ANS Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday, January 6th, 2011, Ira and Larry Goldberg were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Nusmismatic Society, for their outstanding contributions to the Numismatic Community. The Gala took place at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The evenings events featured a live dinner Auction, a silent auction, and music […]

New year, New Rare Coin Auction Firm

New year, New Rare Coin Auction Firm

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report The year 2010 ended with a bang for the rare coin market, as a merger of Bowers and Merena Auctions and Stack’s was announced, to form a new company, Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics. The merger will create a firm with a substantial presence on both coasts, with Los Angeles-based […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Bowers and Merena Auctions and Stacks Announce Merger

Bowers and Merena Auctions and Stacks Announce Merger

BOWERS AND MERENA AUCTIONS TO JOIN FORCES WITH STACK’S TO CREATE STACK’S-BOWERS NUMISMATICS Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK) announced today that its subsidiary Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s pre-eminent auctioneers of rare coins and currency, has entered into an agreement with Stack’s, the oldest rare coin retail and auction company in the […]

By December 22, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
US Mint Director Edmund Moy Resigns

US Mint Director Edmund Moy Resigns

Director of the United States Mint Edmund C. Moy announced today that he has submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, effective January 9, 2011. Mr Moy reportedly will depart for a private-sector job, however the Mint didn’t disclose Mr. Moy’s new position and a spokesman didn’t immediately return phone calls seeking more information. Moy […]

By December 22, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site

In 2009 Medallic Art Company came under the stewardship of Northwest Territorial Mint, which moved its minting operations to the Medallic facility in Dayton, NV.

By December 15, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

Superior Gold Group LLC is seized, assets frozen

On Monday, a California judge froze the assets of Superior Gold Group LLC of 100 Wilshire Boulevard, as well another office in Woodland Hills, after it was accused of fraudulent business practices in a civil lawsuit filed against the company and owner Bruce Sands by the Los Angeles County district attorney and the Santa Monica […]

By December 10, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Chris Napolitano Named President of Bowers and Merena Auctions

Chris Napolitano Named President of Bowers and Merena Auctions

Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers for rare coins and currency and a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), announced today that noted numismatic professional Chris Napolitano has joined the 27-year-old auction house as president. At the same time, Spectrum Group International (SGI) reported that its Collectibles Division achieved a […]

By December 7, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
J.P. Morgan and HSBC accused of silver manipulation in two lawsuits

J.P. Morgan and HSBC accused of silver manipulation in two lawsuits

Two separate lawsuits filed in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday allege that the two banks [J.P. Morgan and HSBC] manipulated silver futures by “amassing enormous short positions,” according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been investigating allegations of price manipulation in the silver market since 2008. A Bloomberg […]

By November 3, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Profiles: Medal and Coin Artist Alex Shagin

Profiles: Medal and Coin Artist Alex Shagin

Alex Shagin was born in Russia, near Leningrad, on January 21, 1947. Alexander George Shagin is the only child of George and Ekaterina Shagin. He studied at the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design, completing his education in 1971. Shortly after completing his education he was drafted into the soviet army where he spent […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Coin Scam Victims: Where To Turn For Help

Gold Coin Scam Victims: Where To Turn For Help

What do you do when a gold seller fails to deliver or the merchandise you received was not as described when you ordered it? Who can you contact for help when you don’t receive payment for gold you’ve submitted to sell? In two recent cases, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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