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The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

by David Provost for CoinWeek… Editor’s Note: David Provost writes the excellent “Commemorative Stories” series for CoinWeek. The following piece on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal originally appeared in the North Carolina Numismatic Association Journal as part of David’s series titled “Exploring North Carolina Exonumia”. This series earned David an NLG Award for Best Column […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #239 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……….. Halfcrowns, 2½ Shillings silver coins, of English King Charles II are not rare overall. Thousands survive of those minted during his reign from 1660 to 1685. The 1681 Halfcrown ‘in […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

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Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published its fourth operational report Report #14-04 (PDF), which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the famed “Ship of Gold”–sank more than 150 years ago. The court-appointed Receiver for the firms Recovery Limited Partnership, LLC […]

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley Pence is 16 years old and already buys and sells coins. He shares what it takes to […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #238 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. These are sometimes termed ‘Liberty Head Eagles.’ Similar, Liberty Head Quarter Eagles ($2½) and Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) were minted […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

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, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

from the Editors of CoinWeek….  CoinWeek is excited to announce the debut of a new bi-monthly column by legendary numismatist David T. Alexander. The focus of the column will be Alexander’s long and storied career as a numismatic writer and cataloger. Alexander was born in Brooklyn, NY and has been an avid coin enthusiast since the age of […]

By August 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By August 20, 2014 32 Comments Read More →
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. […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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