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Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

By European Central Bank….   445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015. 83% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes. Some 445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015, two percent fewer than in the first half of the year, the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

January 6, Tampa, Fla. — Industry Council for Tangible Assets board member Barry Stuppler (left) presents Patrick A. Heller with the organization’s inaugural Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award at the organization’s board of directors meeting. By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) treasurer and Liberty Coin Service owner […]

By January 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Coin Shop Murders Add to a Long List of Tragic Ends for the Hobby

2015 Coin Shop Murders Add to a Long List of Tragic Ends for the Hobby

By Pete Smith ……..   Any robbery and murder of a coin shop owner will catch the attention of other dealers and their customers. Sometimes the story of these cases reaches the national media. In 2015 it was troubling news when four coin dealers were killed during robberies in the last six months of the […]

By January 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – February 2016 Long Beach Expo Offers Free Appraisals, Exhibits And Coin Grading Specials

Coin Shows – February 2016 Long Beach Expo Offers Free Appraisals, Exhibits And Coin Grading Specials

The February 4 – 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service with special exhibits, contests and discounts on PCGS crossover certification services. “Another exciting show is in the works,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East. “We’re encouraging the public to […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek travelled to Tampa, Florida, site of the 61st Florida United Numismatists Convention, where we saw a dime sell for $2 million. We also saw collectors and dealers from all across the country, cool coins & currency, and some fantastic lots from future notable numismatic auctions. In this episode of the CoinWeek Weekly Report sponsored […]

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   Few figures involved in the world of 20th-century commercial numismatics made as great an impression in their day as New York attorney and telemarketer Stanley Apfelbaum (born 1931, died 1990). For nearly 30 years, he was a pioneer and leading figure in the controversial, rough-and-tumble field of coin […]

Dillon Gage Metals’ IDS of Delaware Now COMEX Approved

Dillon Gage Metals’ IDS of Delaware Now COMEX Approved

One of Only Nine Exchange Approved Precious Metals Depositories in the United States The Commodity Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX or Exchange) and CME Group approved International Depository Services (IDS) of Delaware, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, to become an Approved Depository for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The Exchange has approved IDS after a vigorous […]

Muriel Eymery to Join Spink USA

Muriel Eymery to Join Spink USA

Founded in 1666, this is Spink’s 350th year of being a business famed for its reputation of outstanding service in the collectibles world. Amongst the celebration of such a marvelous achievement there will be many new innovations bound to keep Spink in its well established spot at the forefront of the collectibles world. In true […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society 2016 Annual Gala Jan. 7

American Numismatic Society 2016 Annual Gala Jan. 7

Regina and John W. Adams On Thursday, January 7, 2016 the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will honor dedicated benefactors Regina and John W. Adams with the Trustees’ Award during the Annual Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Mr. Adams, founder of investment bank Adams, Harkness & Hill in Boston and […]

In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

Between 1973 and about 2002, Dan Holmes acquired the most complete collection of United States large cents ever assembled. This was sold in a series of four auctions by Ira and Larry Goldberg in 2009 to 2011. I met Dan when I attended the EAC convention in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in January of 1979. As […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Help Support NCIC Today

Help Support NCIC Today

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Three homicides, increased proliferation of counterfeits, thefts,and fraudulent checks proved costly to dealers and collectors in 2015. Numismatic crime continues to plague the numismatic community and often proves to be emotionally and financially devastating to victims. However, in 2015 the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was successful in […]

By January 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn’t sound numismatic to you? You’d be surprised – the amount of new coins and money-related items being created in the virtual world of video games has only one rival, the U.S. and world mints. As […]

By January 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Consumer Advice – Coin Scam Victims – Where To Turn For Help

Consumer Advice – 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 coins you’ve submitted to sell? In two recent cases, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Since 2005 in Lee County, Florida, someone has been leaving notes in Salvation Army kettles. Inside the note is a gold coin and a message: “In loving memory of Mimi”. No one not directly involved with the delivery of the notes knows who “Mimi” is or the identity […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along with the late Kam Awash, John McCloskey played a significant role in founding the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in 1973. This was well before many of today’s specialized […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their […]

By December 17, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Salvation Army bell ringers continued to spread holiday cheer as they collected donations last week in many communities around the country. And generous, perhaps numismatically-minded donors continued to drop gold coins in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about what happens […]

By December 15, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

In the movie A Christmas Story (1983) – set in 1940’s Indiana – nine-year-old Ralphie sends away for a Little Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin, racing to the mailbox each day in anticipation of its arrival. Kids aren’t all that different today. The anticipation of receiving a treasure via the mail can be incredibly […]

ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

Who inspired you to take part in the hobby? Here are two opportunities to make sure that special someone receives the recognition they deserve. Don’t delay — the deadline for nominations is noon on Jan. 15. Hall of Fame Nominations The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is seeking nominations of worthy candidates for inclusion in the […]

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

By Rasiel Suarez – Coinvac.com….   Ancient coin website Coinvac.com is happy to celebrate the entry of its 100th pre-Internet auction sale. Totaling over 35,000 individual lots, the effort was accomplished over several months of painstaking scanning and parsing of old auction catalogues. These were then reconstructed joining each lot’s text description to their corresponding […]

By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance…. John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy on October […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Every year beginning in November and carrying on through Christmas Eve, volunteers for the Salvation Army ring the bell and man the red kettles outside many a storefront and mall. And every year, anonymous and not-so-anonymous donors alike deposit gold coins (both foreign and domestic) in the iconic […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

Santa Monica Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Merit Gold and Silver

Santa Monica Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Merit Gold and Silver

Third Santa Monica Case Against National Gold Coin Dealers By Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office….   The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a $2 million court judgment against precious metals dealer Seacoast Coin, Inc., formerly doing business as Merit Financial and Merit Gold and Silver. Merit was based in Santa Monica but did […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

ANA Governor Dr. Ralph Ross (far right) attends the Houston Money Show with the student members of the Jack Yates High School Coin Club in 2013. Image courtesy of David Lisot. By Jack Domurat, Greater Houston Coin Club….   Starting on Sunday, November 29 and running through 5pm on Saturday, December 5, the Greater Houston Treasure […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces PELLA Launch

American Numismatic Society Announces PELLA Launch

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is excited to announce the launch of its latest digital platform, PELLA (numismatics.org/pella/), an important new research tool for ancient Greek numismatics that provides a comprehensive, easily accessible online catalogue of the coinage produced by the kings of the Macedonian Argead dynasty (c.700–310 BCE). Cataloguing the individual coin types of […]

Restitution Ordered from Sentry Asset Group, LLC for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Restitution Ordered from Sentry Asset Group, LLC for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Wednesday, November 18, announced that a federal court in Miami, Florida issued a Consent Order against Defendants Sentry Asset Group, LLC d/b/a Sentry Asset Management, LLC (SAG) of Boca Raton, Florida, and its owner, manager, and controlling person John Pakel of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Retailer APMEX Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Precious Metals Retailer APMEX Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

APMEX has made shopping for Precious Metals easier with their new mobile website Recently, APMEX, Inc. launched a state-of-the-art mobile website, further improving their user experience. The site has a mobile-friendly modern design and an intuitive user interface that works on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. “This is a huge step forward in helping us […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and that trying to usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for those involved. This is especially true if […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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