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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Eric Newman Turns 103

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Eric Newman Turns 103

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, a veritable who’s who of E-Sylum readers and leading numismatists write in to congratulate the fantastic Eric P. Newman, who just celebrated his 103rd birthday….  Mark Borckardt: For those who didn’t make […]

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Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Million Dollar Handshakes in the Rare Coin Industry

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In the rare coin industry, a coin dealer’s word is one of his most valuable assets. Around this time of year my bank requires an annual review of my credit line. They want my last two years of tax returns both personally and corporately. I […]

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #223 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. A very substantial number of pre-1793 items from the Eric P. Newman Collection were auctioned by Heritage on May 16 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th St., New […]

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta Marks 50 Years

CoinWeek Club News…. The Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta (MCCA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the club had a banquet March 29th with 72 members and guests attending. Special guests included 1972 club president – Larry Todd, 2000-2001 President -Ed Zimmerman, Alabama ANA District Representative – Richard Jozefiak, […]

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Amazingly, locally minted large copper coins circulated in Connecticut in the late 1730s and early 1740s; Higley Coppers are among the rarest and most exciting of all American colonial […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Estate of Numismatic Bookseller John Burns

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, E-Sylum editor Wayne Homren writes about a collaborative effort to settle the estate of numismatic bookseller John Burns…. Book Sale This was Big John’s big week. Numismatic literature dealer John Burns passed away earlier […]

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Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint…. Hall of Fame Pitcher Richard “Goose” Gossage stopped by the Denver Mint on May 13 to promote the wildly popular Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program. Gossage, a Colorado Springs resident, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. A nine-time All Star, […]

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint  And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo attendees promote U.S. and Chinese coin design…. In addition to the usual “Meet the Expert” opportunities for the public to have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, visitors to the June 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will have a chance to show […]

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Gorny & Mosch Auction Rediscovers an Old Collecting Field: Engraving Gems and Cameos

Gorny & Mosch Auction Rediscovers an Old Collecting Field: Engraving Gems and Cameos

Gorny & Mosch Auction to feature dazzling engraving gems and cameos…. AMUGS, that is how the most renowned series of numismatic monographs in Germany published by the German Archaeological Institute is abbreviated. AMUGS stands for ‘Antike Münzen und geschnittene Steine’ (English: Ancient coins and cut stones), which is an interesting choice of title in the […]

St. James’s Auctions of Great Britain Attends CICF Coinvention 2014. VIDEO: 1:30

St. James’s Auctions of Great Britain Attends CICF Coinvention 2014. VIDEO: 1:30

Stephen Fenton, Owner, St. James’s Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Stephen Fenton has been involved in numismatics for half a century. He share what it is like to have an auction company based in Great Britain that does business all over the world Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The 39th Annual Chicago International Coin […]

New Miles Standish Book Dishes on the Morgan Dollar

New Miles Standish Book Dishes on the Morgan Dollar

New Miles Standish Book follows highly successful debut…. Whitman Publishing announces the release of Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin, by Michael “Miles” Standish. The 160-page hardcover book will be available May 27, 2014, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. Miles Standish is vice president and senior grader […]

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Latest dive reveals still more SS Central America gold…. Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced Monday that it had recovered five gold ingots and two $20 double eagles (one, an 1850 struck in Philadelphia, the second, an 1857-S). The ingots were stamped with assayer’s marks and weights that range from 96.5 to 313.5 troy ounces. The […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

By Charles Morgan - Content Manager for CoinWeek…..   Our bags are packed and another Central States Numismatic Society Convention is in the history books. This one, of course, will be well-remembered as the Diamond Jubilee convention of the CSNS. If proof were needed, it shows that Central States remains an important and historic organization. The next […]

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Women in Numismatics Meeting, CSNS April 25, 2014. VIDEO: 7:19

Women in Numismatics Meeting, CSNS April 25, 2014. VIDEO: 7:19

Charmy Harker, President, WIN Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. There is one group in numismatics devoted to the women of the hobby, Women in Numismatics (WIN) Anyone can be a member but the focus is on the female side of the hobby. Meet and see the members of this special group. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, […]

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The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….. The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is always a big show, but this year is special. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the CSNS, and the convention is going on right now at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than 200 dealers and industry figures were […]

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobby and trade was unsurpassed. One of Michel’s most memorable contributions to ancient numismatics was publication of […]

Sarah Miller Joins Heritage Auctions New York As Director Of Numismatics

Sarah Miller Joins Heritage Auctions New York As Director Of Numismatics

Heritage Auctions has appointed Sarah Miller as Director of Numismatics at its 445 Park Ave. office in New York City. Miller brings a lifelong passion for U.S. Coins to the role that she traces back to her first coin show she attended at age 11. Her passion led to a job in rare coins throughout […]

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

By Mark Ferguson – www.1804Dollar.com At 6:00 pm Central time on Thursday, April 24th I will be releasing my new book, The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, IL. CoinWeek will be posting a video after my presentation which will reveal major new discoveries […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

The Coin Analyst: CCAC’s Gary Marks Calls for “Coin Designs that Reflect Our Time”

The Coin Analyst: CCAC’s Gary Marks Calls for “Coin Designs that Reflect Our Time”

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek I recently spoke with Gary Marks, Chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission,  about his involvement with coins, last week’s meeting on the silver eagle reverse design, the committee’s approach to balancing modern and classic coin designs, and related issues. Mr. Marks has worked as a city manager for decades […]

Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06

Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06

Interviewer: David Lisot, with Allen Berman, Charles Davis, Wayne Homren, John Kraljevich, & Del Parker. Numismatics lost a good friend and soul with the untimely passing of numismatic book dealer John Burns. John had been in the trade for decades and could be found at many conventions with his inventory of modern and antique books […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

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, numismatic researcher and writer Dick Johnson shares this remembrance of his longtime friend, medallic patinaeur Hugo Greco….   Many fond memories come to mind in my recalling forty-four years of friendship with Hugo. The most prominent […]

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Editor Wayne Homren Talks About E-Sylum Numismatic Electronic Publication. VIDEO: 3:36

Editor Wayne Homren Talks About E-Sylum Numismatic Electronic Publication. VIDEO: 3:36

Wayne Homren, E-Sylum Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. One of the best numismatic websites for serious coin information is the E-Sylum. Created by Wayne Homren and archived on the Numismatic Bibliomania Society website there are thousands of articles relating to coin news, research, books, important personalities and more. This website is must for any serious collector. […]

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Nebraska Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Coins and Bullion

Nebraska Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Coins and Bullion

ICTA Member Deb Evans-Olson Leads Effort Nebraska is the 31st state to pass a sales tax exemption on rare coins and precious metals product. Governor Heineman signed LB 867  on April 2, which immediately became law upon his signing. The portion of the bill relevant to our industry is Section 14: Sales and use taxes […]

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Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers Legendary Numismatists Symposium

Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers Legendary Numismatists Symposium

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The late Steve Tanenbaum, John J. Ford, Louis Eliasberg, Sr., collectors of the 1950s, and the famed 1933 double eagle were among the many topics discussed at the Stack’s Bowers symposium that took place at the Whitman Expo Baltimore Spring Show. Not much has happened over the past 60 years of numismatic […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, March 30, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, March 30, 2014

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, E-Sylum publisher Wayne Homren recaps a busy and exciting weekend at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo…. On Friday March 28th, 2014, I set aside the afternoon for numismatics and attended the Whitman Baltimore […]

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New Owner for Coininfo.com Website. VIDEO: 3:01

New Owner for Coininfo.com Website. VIDEO: 3:01

Michael A. Strashnick, Coininfo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. A website that offers Internet coin pricing has changed ownership. Michael Strashnick recently purchased Coininfo.com from Klaus Degler of Denver, Colorado. Michael shares his thoughts about the website and the changes he intends to make. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2014 Whitman Expo – Baltimore The Leading […]

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Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. I’m writing this on Sunday, as the 2014 Spring Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show in Baltimore comes to a close. The show was well attended and busy throughout. Possibly even busier than last month’s ANA National Money Show in Atlanta. Thursday and Friday were marked […]

How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company

How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company

by About.Ag, exclusively for CoinWeek…. Author’s Note: If you have done business with Tulving and are owed metal or money, or if you received metal or money from Tulving after December 9, 2013, please go to my site for assistance. Otherwise, please enjoy the article. The Tulving Company, one of the first names many people […]

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