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Jeppson Delivers Written Testimony at Mint Director Confirmation Hearing

Jeppson Delivers Written Testimony at Mint Director Confirmation Hearing

By CoinWeek ….   On Tuesday, March 15, Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint Rhett Jeppson met before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, chaired by Richard Shelby (R-AL), for a hearing on his nomination for Mint Director. Below is Jeppson’s prepared opening statement, which he delivered as his sworn […]

By March 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through May 16. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Newman Numismatic Portal ……   The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources available on the Internet. “I […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   A new wave of counterfeit PAMP Suisse gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much better quality than earlier attempts, especially with the packaging. Previous fake PAMP gold bars have been easily detected when compared to the real thing (see image, below). These new […]

Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Never take the Federal Reserve’s lunch money. That’s the message 49-year-old Stephen Lancaster Dennis received on Monday, March 7, 2016 as he reached a plea agreement in federal court for the theft of 784,000 quarters ($196,000) from a Brink’s location in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014. At the time […]

By March 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps. “Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers Charles L. Vickers is a sculptor-engraver who worked for the United States Mint from 2003 through 2016, creating medals, coins and coin designs. His varied career began in the United States Army, where he served from 1957 through 1959 on a tour of duty with the 101st Airborne […]

ANS Awards 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award to Dr. Michael Alram

ANS Awards 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award to Dr. Michael Alram

Dr. Michael Alram the 2016 ANS Archer M. Huntington Award Winner The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to award Dr. Michael Alram the 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:00 […]

Rare Coin Wholesalers Names Michael Contursi President

Rare Coin Wholesalers Names Michael Contursi President

Next generation of family leadership takes the reins of a highly respected rare coin collection firm Rare Coin Wholesalers, a leader in acquiring, managing and selling rare U.S. coins, has promoted Michael Contursi to the role of president effective February 22. Contursi, who previously served as executive vice president, has worked with Rare Coin Wholesalers […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver PAC:  Please Thank Congressman Sessions at Dallas Money Show

Gold & Silver PAC: Please Thank Congressman Sessions at Dallas Money Show

By Barry Stuppler for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   Fellow Coin Dealer, It’s an election year and the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee is actively working with and supporting legislators who understand and agree with our issues. Pete Sessions is a highly-respected Texas congressman who is the Chairman of the […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

The Royal Mint is looking for young designers across South Wales to enter a competition to design both sides of a very special medal – lucky winners will have their design struck in bronze for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen to wish her a very happy 90th birthday. The Royal Mint Museum’s Education Manager […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
North American Asset Management Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

North American Asset Management Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Defendants North American Asset Management, LLC (NAAM) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; its owner and president Alexi Bethel of Miami, Florida; and […]

By February 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15 Million Fraud Case

Federal Judge Sentences Coin, Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving in $15 Million Fraud Case

By United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of North Carolina …..   A coin and precious metals dealer and his company responsible for defrauding more than 380 customers of over $15 million were sentenced in federal court late Wednesday, February 17, 2016, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Increase In Gold Price May Increase Gold Scams, Cautions Michael Fuljenz

Increase In Gold Price May Increase Gold Scams, Cautions Michael Fuljenz

There are five things you must know about buying and selling gold to avoid paying too much or receiving too little, advises Universal Coin & Bullion President Michael Fuljenz, a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program. The recent increase in the price of gold may increase the chances of unwary […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of  Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher ……..   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit banknote operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive rogue government […]

PNG 2016 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2016 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Announced

The Professional Numismatists Guild will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 12th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “Once again, the PNG scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for […]

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

By George Kolbe – Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers …..   Over the past three-and-a-half decades I have traveled far and wide to acquire numismatic libraries. A story could be told about a number of these acquisitional forays but none, perhaps, is more exotic than the one that follows. In the late 1990s, an advertisement […]

Federal Court Orders Florida Couple to Pay Almost $3 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Scheme

Federal Court Orders Florida Couple to Pay Almost $3 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Scheme

Cindy and Paul Vandivier also Charged with Misappropriating Virtually All Customer Funds, Using the Money for Office and Personal Expenses By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained a federal court Consent Order imposing a permanent injunction against CFTC Defendants Cindy Vandivier and Paul Vandivier of Coconut Creek, Florida. […]

By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Applications Accepted for ANA College Scholarships

Applications Accepted for ANA College Scholarships

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

Worth Group to Pay $2.5 Million in Sanctions for Illegal Precious Metals Scheme

Worth Group to Pay $2.5 Million in Sanctions for Illegal Precious Metals Scheme

Defendants Ordered to Comply with the Law of the Eleventh Circuit for all Financed Transactions and Show Delivery of Physical Metal to the Customer or the Customer’s Depository Results within 28 Days By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   On Thursday, February 4, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that the U.S. District […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Application Deadline Extended

ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Application Deadline Extended

APMEX Establishes Customer Sponsored Scholarship The application deadline for scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs has been extended to February 29. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 18-23 and June 25-30. Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, learning from the hobby’s […]

Tickets on Sale for Inaugural Legacy Series Dinner at Dallas National Money Show

Tickets on Sale for Inaugural Legacy Series Dinner at Dallas National Money Show

Join the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in celebrating two of the hobby’s titans — Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin, founders of Heritage Auctions — at the inaugural Legacy Dinner, a fundraising event to benefit the ANA Legacy Series. The event will take place at the National Money Show in Dallas, Thursday, March 3, 2016 starting […]

Littleton Coin launches Collector Stories Video Contest – 3 great prizes!

Littleton Coin launches Collector Stories Video Contest – 3 great prizes!

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   What’s your coin collecting story? Did you start when you were a child? Did you inherit a collection? Who was your inspiration? Numismatists around the nation, and the Littleton Coin Company, want to know. Enter Littleton’s Collector Stories Video Contest, upload a short video describing your story and you […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oakmont Financial Charged with Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Oakmont Financial Charged with Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Defendants Oakmont Financial, Inc. (Oakmont) of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Joseph Charles DiCrisci of New York, New York, an Oakmont owner and principal. The […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic History –  Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl –  A Texas Master of Coins

Numismatic History – Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl – A Texas Master of Coins

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek….   Max Mehl claimed that he spent a million dollars advertising to buy a 1913 Liberty nickel for $50. Unfortunately his expensive ad campaign was a total failure. He was never able to buy that $50 1913 nickel. Yet somehow he became the most successful coin dealer of his era. […]

By February 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News – Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson Fills Key Vacancies at the Mint

U.S. Mint News – Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson Fills Key Vacancies at the Mint

United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson [below] has filled key vacancies on the U.S. Mint leadership team in the past couple of weeks. The actions are intended to optimize the structure of the Mint’s senior management team and will result in improved communication, streamlined decision-making and more agile operations across the organization. The […]

By February 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ModernCoinMart (MCM) Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge!

ModernCoinMart, (MCM), which offers a positive retail experience in the coins and bullion industry, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and […]

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins –  A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start as a kid when someone (in Berk’s case, his mother) gave him those first fascinating coins. And now, after 52 years plus as a professional and a coin dealer–specializing […]

By January 28, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Provenance – Do you know which collection your coin is from?

Coin Provenance – Do you know which collection your coin is from?

Ex-Numis®, a new website, can answer an important question: Has your coin been published at an auction? Instead of looking through thousands of auction catalogues, you can now send a request to www.ex-numis.com. In the last years it has become more and more important to know a coins’ pedigree. On the one hand there are […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
International Numismatic Council, IAPN Launch Job Portal for Young Numismatists

International Numismatic Council, IAPN Launch Job Portal for Young Numismatists

By International Numismatic Council and International Association of Professional Numismatists ….   To help young numismatists find a job, the International Numismatic Council (INC) and the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) decided to launch a platform where vacancies and applications can be published. As publication channel they chose the internet journal MuenzenWoche / CoinsWeekly. […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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