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CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins. Winter is a U.S. gold coin expert, nationally-known coin dealer, Red Book […]

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers slaying brothers to seize a shaky throne. Yet for most of this era, Parthia provided reasonably efficient government to a population of Greeks, Persians and Arabs; tolerating Christians, Jews, Pagans, Zoroastrians […]

CoinWeek.com Writer Greg Reynolds Wins NLG Writing Awards. VIDEO: 4:55.

CoinWeek.com Writer Greg Reynolds Wins NLG Writing Awards. VIDEO: 4:55.

Greg Reynolds, Writer, CoinWeek, Dorothy Harris & Maurice Rosen, Award Presenters & Judges, Numismatic Literary Guild…….. Greg Reynolds is well know for his weekly articles on CoinWeek.com. His aggressive writing style coupled with his devout research of the markets has allowed him to win the Best Website Coin Article and Best Portfolio of the Numismatic […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others based solely on a favorable price? These are great questions and I think they […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com A new example of a very rare copper die trial of the Norse-American commemorative struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has recently been discovered by a Midwest coin shop. It’s only the second Norse die trial known in copper. An unconfirmed piece with an unknown metal composition […]

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

by Hubert Walker ………… Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen a message stating that, as of August 5, the company is “no longer accepting bullion orders.” There is no explanation on the website why the company has stopped taking orders. Customers […]

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The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more new coins that will be dominated by the 2015 Year of the Goat program.  Here are some of the more significant new coins:   Orion takes flight One of the […]

CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Over the past few years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid more than $25 billion in fines and penalties for a variety of infractions. However, the July 29 announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) of filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Securities […]

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: John Burns Memorial Fund Update

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: John Burns Memorial Fund Update

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Pat McBride, administrator of the estate of late numismatic literature dealer John H. Burns, checks in to thank all of John’s friends and colleagues, who contributed funds to help with his final […]

By August 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
William Shamhart ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY Coin Show Report 2014

William Shamhart ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY Coin Show Report 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. Like many of the regular table holders at this year’s ANA show, I decided to skip the pre-show. Ten days in Rosemont, Illinois is WAY too long. So I showed up at the pre-show around noon on Monday thinking that I could go in and start conducting […]

Young Coin Collector Buys Gem Peace Dollar at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 3:26.

Young Coin Collector Buys Gem Peace Dollar at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 3:26.

Graham Ryan, Young Coin Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… There are young coin collectors who really believe in their hobby and will save their money to buy just the right coin. CoinWeek talked to a 14 year who shared what it felt like to buy the coin he wanted. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago […]

By August 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

CoinWeek Medieval Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ……….. Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. Between 1096 and 1291, the Church of Rome, the aristocracy, and the peoples of Western Europe launched a series of military campaigns against the Muslim […]

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Obviously, the Kennedy gold half dollar release was the big story of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money and CoinWeek was on the ground as it happened. Expect to see that report by Monday. In the interim, I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about numismatic topics beyond […]

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #236 — Edited on Aug. 14, 2014, 11:06 pm A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. For the first time, both Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage conducted official ANA auctions at the summer convention, which was held from […]

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase of Excessively Rare U.S. Gold Coin

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase of Excessively Rare U.S. Gold Coin

Douglas Winter Numismatics, a Portland Oregon rare coin firm specializing in choice 18th and 19th century United States gold coinage, recently set a world auction record for a Liberty Head double eagle and for any Liberty Head gold coin by purchasing a PCGS MS61 example of the excessively rare 1861 Paquet Reverse $20.00 for $1,645,000. […]

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CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Plaques, dinner, and humor dished out at Numismatic Literary Guild Bash… The Numismatic Literary Guild Bash is a chance for some of the industry’s brightest and most talented writers to get together, talk about all things numismatic, and tell jokes. Lots of jokes… usually of the eye-rolling, […]

World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary

World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… One man, one week, one still camera and the largest numismatic convention of the year. This is what happens: An ANA World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary. Here are just a few of the moments I captured with my camera as I walked the bourse and took in the many […]

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the launch of the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollars, which has important implications […]

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set RegistrySM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM in the […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

How are rare coin prices determined? Often the question dealers will ask is: “I know what Greysheet (Coin Dealer Newsletter bid) is, but what can I ‘really’ get for it?” In this month’s Rare Coin Market Report, I will explain how I determine the value of an individual coin. Most often I will use a […]

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are problem coins valued? This is an interesting question and one which is becoming a bit easier to answer since NCS coins have become a well-accepted part of numismatics. (Before […]

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #235 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Barber Quarters are a popular series of U.S. coins. When I was a kid, I was extremely interested in them. Even now, heavily circulated, non-rare Barber Quarters are available […]

10 Selections from the New Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price Book You Have to See…

10 Selections from the New Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price Book You Have to See…

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… At CoinWeek, we love numismatic literature. This is why, when we saw the new Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List for Select Numismatic Books, we had to put everything aside for a few moments while we took in the book’s 92 amazing offerings. Many of the books […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting and that merited a detailed response. To paraphrase this question, they basically asked me this: can you tell me some ways that I can improve my collection while spending little or no money? Are there any […]

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #234 … A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. One of the finest 1849-O quarters is ‘in the news’ as it will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers on August 6th, at the ANA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. The […]

American Numismatic Association Announces 2014 Honorees

American Numismatic Association Announces 2014 Honorees

On Monday, the American Numismatic Association announced the recipients of several of the Association’s most prestigious awards. Each of these individuals will be recognized for their exemplary service to the ANA and to numismatics at a special Awards Banquet to be held at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money. Ronald Guth named 2014 Numismatist of the […]

Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Robert LeVan, Have Coin Will Travel Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Meet a man who truly believes in the value of coins and precious metals. Robert LeVan worked as a city employee for decades and put all his retirement savings into items with intrinsic value. He shares his philosophy of investment. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 […]

By July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “”The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” That quote came to mind over the past week as I was thinking about the forthcoming release next […]

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