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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker …..   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. This article was first published in December of 2015 as “Buried Pleasure”. It has been updated where […]

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Dr. Richard G. (“Dick”) Doty was a personal friend of mine for many years and was widely admired by all who knew him. As an associate curator of the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution, then head curator, from 1986 onward he planned exhibits and […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and a string of high-profile celebrity deaths stole the headlines in 2016. Meanwhile, a hotly contested presidential election in the United States pitted former First Lady and senator Hillary […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come together to form what is now the third largest US-auction house with annual sales in excess of $860,000? Our merger occurred in 1982 when the coin […]

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Coin Shop Triple Murder Suspects Arrested

Coin Shop Triple Murder Suspects Arrested

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   A man and a woman suspected in the December 17 murder of a Jackson, Mississippi coin shop owner and his two employees have been arrested. On Saturday, someone entered Bill’s Coin Stamp and Jewelry and shot to death store owner Cleveland “Bill” Mosley (81), Robert Ivy (60) and Ted […]

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Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

By CoinWeek ….   2016 Houston Money Show The 60th annual Houston Money Show took place December 1 through 3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Here are just a few of the people and events of the show, courtesy of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Attendance was high to earn […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 I want to stress to the reader that Josiah K. Lilly was an extraordinary collector. He did not collect just one type of coin or object […]

Triple Murder at Mississippi Coin Shop

Triple Murder at Mississippi Coin Shop

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Three people were killed at a coin shop in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, December 17. The owner of the store, Cleveland “Captain Bill” Mosley, 81, was among the victims. Robert Ivy, 60, and Ted McLemore, 77, were also murdered in an apparent robbery/homicide. Jackson police received a call concerning […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals “The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half of the banknotes in circulation. This posed challenges and it was thus decided to gradually replace it with coins,” the monetary said… 2.) Venezuela to replace high […]

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NGC Free Mercanti and Moy Signed Portraits at January FUN Show

NGC Free Mercanti and Moy Signed Portraits at January FUN Show

Meet John M. Mercanti and Edmund C. Moy at the NGC booths (#305 and #404) during the 2017 FUN Show in Fort Lauderdale Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that visitors to the FUN Show in January will have the opportunity to meet John M. Mercanti, the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver, and Edmund C. […]

Gold & Silver PAC December 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC December 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC …..   From the Political Coordinator I have been working for the federal government as a contractor since 1996 making this the sixth general election I have witnessed alongside the career professionals working federal agencies. While it is against the law and employment policies to be involved […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

By Bank of Canada …..   Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu today announced that Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 bank note, expected in late 2018. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk hobo nickels with master engraver Ron Landis. Landis was a pioneer of the new school of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ………   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a  1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the […]

Thanksgiving – A New Numismatic Tradition

Thanksgiving – A New Numismatic Tradition

If it’s not already a tradition, find a way to introduce numismatics this holiday season By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As this article posts we are about to enjoy a truly American holiday tradition: Thanksgiving. A touch of light snowfall covering the ground only enhances the mood for this great season. […]

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth […]

At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists ….   Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. […]

Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2017 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 17-22 and June 24-29. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Successful applicants need to demonstrate […]

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Kagin has a Ph.D. in Numismatics and has been involved in the rare coin industry his entire life. Since 1933, the Kagin name has been […]

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U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

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Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Deadline for service award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) bestows a host of service awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting nominations for 2017 service awards. Nominate a worthy numismatist here, or download the nomination form. Nominations are due, […]

 
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