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Shelby Plooster Receives 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year Award

Shelby Plooster Receives 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year Award

Shelby Plooster of Evans, Georgia, was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Young Numismatist of the Year at the ANA’s Summer Seminar during the awards banquet on June 22. The award annually acknowledges an outstanding young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. The 17-year-old began collecting in fifth grade when she discovered […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht dollar, and it is certainly the earliest we have seen, as the holed source coin sold in a 2008 auction. This article is intended as another installment disclosing discovered […]

Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby

Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby

Attracting young people is vital if numismatics is to thrive going forward By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My term as president of the American Numismatic Association–the ANA–is about to end. The past two years have literally flown by. I am often asked if I’m glad it’s over, but nothing could […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one of its biggest competitors and has been taking steps to chip away at it. Getting rid of cash is a priority for Visa Chief Executive Al […]

Northern Nevada Coin Hires Expert on So-Called Dollars

Northern Nevada Coin Hires Expert on So-Called Dollars

By Northern Nevada Coin ……   Northern Nevada Coin has hired Jeff Shevlin to manage their store in Reno, Nevada. NNC, owned by Allen Rowe has three store locations in northern Nevada, in Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville. Shevlin will oversee the day-to-day operations of NNC Reno store. Rowe said “Jeff is well known and […]

German Police Make Arrests in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

German Police Make Arrests in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

No sign of the “Big Maple Leaf”, worth over $4 million US By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Last week, German authorities released closed-circuit surveillance footage of three suspects allegedly responsible for the March 27 theft of the 220-pound “Big Maple Leaf” gold coin from the Bode Museum in Berlin. Ultimately, however, the suspects were […]

Meet Former Mint Director Philip Diehl at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Meet Former Mint Director Philip Diehl at ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) ……   Meet former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl in person at the 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver! From Diehl’s creation of the popular 50 State Quarters program to his launch of the first-ever U.S. government–issued platinum coin, he is considered […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 29 and […]

NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

The Votes Are In: American Numismatic Association 2017 Election Results

The Votes Are In: American Numismatic Association 2017 Election Results

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term. New American Numismatic Association members Thomas J. Uram, John W. Highfill and Brian Hendelson will join Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ralph Ross, Greg Lyon and Paul Montgomery on the […]

Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is now on Facebook. The association’s new social media site is a place where visitors can learn more about the association and members can stay up to date on association activities. “Facebook is a great way to highlight the breadth of […]

Falling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!

Falling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… As I write these words I enjoy numismatics every bit as much as I did when I was a kid in junior high school in 1952. Given two blue Whitman folders for Lincoln pennies and told that if I found a 1909-S V.D.B. cent in pocket change […]

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Coin Question and Answer Live Stream, Replay

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Coin Question and Answer Live Stream, Replay

Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event on Tuesday on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader coin questions on-air. The topics covered in this informative Q&A: What will […]

Perth Mint Considers New Security Measures

Perth Mint Considers New Security Measures

Includes special bras for female employees By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   Combating counterfeits and theft are among the chief concerns facing any government mint. In an effort to both weed out and deter fakes of all sorts, many mints have begun including special security measures on their gold and silver bullion coins. Over […]

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted  ….   In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing […]

An Update from the Newman Numismatic Portal Website

An Update from the Newman Numismatic Portal Website

By Len Augsburger – Newman Numismatic Portal …… June is typically a slow month for the numismatic business as collectors tend to be out and about and transitioning into summer activities. Not so at the Newman Numismatic Portal – in fact, summer is our busy season as students are looking for work and are less […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim […]

Asset Management to Pay Almost $2 Million Over Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Asset Management to Pay Almost $2 Million Over Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Jose E. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a Consent Order against North American Asset Management, LLC (NAAM) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its owner and president Alexi Bethel of Miami, Florida, […]

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Former politician Larry Bates played on the beliefs of fellow Christians to sell gold and silver that he never delivered By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Seventy-year-old Larry Bates is a talk radio CEO, a former Tennessee state representative, and a gold and silver bullion dealer. Now, after a five-week trial in Memphis back […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 14

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 14

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 27 and […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in […]

Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Bill Walker identifies two instances of how stolen coins found their way back on the market Quick thinking on the part of a Heritage Auctions staff member led to the discovery of two high-value coins re-entering the marketplace. Earlier this year Bill Walker, a rare coin specialist in Heritage Auctions’ Dallas office, was approached by […]

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

John Mercanti has been honored with the David Rittenhouse Award – Celebrate his achievements with signed 2-coin sets! John Mercanti is a legend in the numismatic community. While boasting dozens of coin designs, Mercanti is best-known for his heraldic eagle design on the reverse of the American Silver Eagle. He also holds the title of […]

Feds Order Kelvin Burgos to Pay More Than $486,300 for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Feds Order Kelvin Burgos to Pay More Than $486,300 for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a final Order of Default Judgment (Order) against Defendants Kelvin Burgos and his company K.B. Concepts Group, LLC d/b/a Apex Asset Advisors, LLC […]

Federal Court Orders More Than $1 Million in Restitution from Guardian Asset Group

Federal Court Orders More Than $1 Million in Restitution from Guardian Asset Group

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On May 23, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a Consent Order against Guardian Asset Group, LLC (Guardian) of West Palm Beach, Florida, and its owner and principal, Andrew […]

Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

By Universal Coin & Bullion ……   With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Award-winning rare coins and precious metals writer, Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, provided continuing consultation to the attorney […]

FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ….   A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty on May 17 to robbing a coin and jewelry store while pointing a gun at the elderly store owner and a customer, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. Noah Patrick Fields, 22, pleaded guilty to one […]

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is excited to announce a collaboration between its flagship publication, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), providing ANA members a reliable retail pricing tool for collectable U.S. and Early American coinage. Beginning in June, ANA members can access the “Collector’s Price Guide” (CPG) in The Numismatist. Each monthly […]

You Talked, Stack’s Bowers Listened: Bidding Online Even Easier Thanks to Improved Website

You Talked, Stack’s Bowers Listened: Bidding Online Even Easier Thanks to Improved Website

We listened to your feedback and are happy to announce the following improvements at StacksBowers.com The new deployment of our website, StackBowers.com, includes the following changes: We removed the “Confirm” step in the live bidding room – StacksBowers.com is now a One-Click Bid We now allow for Half Bid Increments Enhancements to our Auction Archives […]

 
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