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2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

On Monday, March 24th at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coin celebrating her tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. “The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Canada’s culture, values and heritage and celebrating Alice Munro’s tremendous body of work and receipt […]

Oliver Lawrence Lisot, 1927-2013

Oliver Lawrence Lisot, 1927-2013

by CoinWeek President David Lisot….. Oliver Lawrence Lisot-DECEASED December 8, 1927 to December 27, 2013 AKA Oliver, Levo, Nani, Larry, Nono, and “The Grizz”. Oliver Lawrence Lisot was 86 years when he passed away on December 27, 2013 after a long decline in his health. He suffered from degenerative discs in his spine. He was […]

PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

PNG Intern Zeke Wischer Hired by Heritage Auctions

One of the first four recruits who recently began year-long paid internships in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s “Promoting Numismatic Growth” project has been offered and accepted a full-time job just a few weeks into the program. The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Numismatourist Report: Berlin 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Numismatourist Report: Berlin 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 contributor Howard Berlin provides a glimpse into a numismatic journey abroad….. It’s 2014 and The Numismatourist is traveling. While in London, I walked around the Green Park area one […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Mobile Website and Expands Reach into Classic Rare Coins

Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Mobile Website and Expands Reach into Classic Rare Coins

Collectors Take Note: Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Fast, Functional Mobile Website, Extending the Reach of World’s Leading Online Marketplace for Rare and Valuable Coins SARASOTA, Fla., March 17, 2014 – Numismatists everywhere have come to trust the name Modern Coin Wholesale (www.moderncoinwholesale.com) for its integrity and professional approach to coin collecting; now, the […]

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Questions Loom as Precious Metals Firm ‘The Tulving Company’ Folds

Questions Loom as Precious Metals Firm ‘The Tulving Company’ Folds

The Bullion Reporter on CoinWeek …………. Nobody outside of Hannes Tulving, Jr. and his inner circle knows exactly what went wrong, as one of the nation’s largest gold and silver bullion dealers watches his business come crashing down around him. After months of growing complaints and financial troubles, Orange County, California-based Tulving Company closed shop […]

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Coin World Editor Steve Roach Shares News Stories. VIDEO: 2:20

Coin World Editor Steve Roach Shares News Stories. VIDEO: 2:20

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Coin World is one of the largest numismatic publications with both monthly and weekly issues about coin collecting. Editor Steve Roach talks about the current coin market at the ANA National Money Show and developments at Coin World. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show The […]

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Numismatic Publishing Leaders Talk About the Coin Hobby at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:09

Numismatic Publishing Leaders Talk About the Coin Hobby at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:09

Steven Roach, Coin World, Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Two of numismatic’s industry leaders in publishing shared their views about the current coin hobby as well as their concerns for the future. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show The Atlanta National Money Show features one of […]

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CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek………. On Thursday, March 6, 2014, CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan spoke with legendary numismatist Don Kagin about the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard and the surrounding media circus stirred up by the fantastical find. Is this the biggest find ever brought to Kagin’s? Actually, no. I’ve been involved in all the major recovered shipwreck sunken […]

Charles Morgan Joins CoinWeek.com as Content Manager. VIDEO: 2:13

Charles Morgan Joins CoinWeek.com as Content Manager. VIDEO: 2:13

Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……….. CoinWeek.com recently added a new employee to its ranks with Charles Morgan. Charles is well known in the numismatic writing community for his Numismatic Literary Awards and research in various aspects of the coin hobby. He shares what his new responsibilities will be with the fastest growing cyber […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: ANA National Money Show Auction and a Note on the Passing of Paul Sims

Numismatic Quick Hits: ANA National Money Show Auction and a Note on the Passing of Paul Sims

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. ANA National Money Show Results & Highlights Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions forwarded us a report on their auction held February 27-28, and March 2, 2014 at this year’s ANA National Money Show. In total, there were 4,731 lots for sale, 99% of which sold for a take of […]

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention of coin and precious metals collectors and manufacturers. New coin products are unveiled and trends in the minting industry are […]

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California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

Hidden Cache of 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins May Be Most Valuable Hoard Unearthed in North America The Saddle Ridge Treasure of over 1400 gold coins, with an estimated value of $10+ Million, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. and available for purchase at a later date through Amazon.com. Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., […]

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Kris Oyster, Coin Business Veteran, Starts a New Venture

Kris Oyster, Coin Business Veteran, Starts a New Venture

Kris Oyster, a thirty-five year coin dealer and industry veteran has launched a firm: DFW Coin & Jewelry Center in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Oyster’s new firm will have a bourse table at the ANA Convention in Atlanta from Feb. 27 to March 1, and a table at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard Clifford Mishler was the editor of the Numismatic News in 1971, when he was invited to the West Point Bullion Depository as one of a group of eminent figures in the hobby to observe the government’s preparations for the historic […]

By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

A collection of Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years, 15 Monarchs and seven mints, will be offered for sale by London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The comprehensive date collection of 394 Sovereigns from the earliest hammered examples to modern milled is entitled The Hemisphere Collection and […]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. With the huge anticipation over the Perth Mint’s new two-ounce high relief Zeus silver coin prior to its release, I contacted the Mint to arrange an interview with artist Tom Vaughan, who designed this unique coin. Mr. Vaughan was also the designer for the Perth […]

The Coin Analyst: A Conversation with Jim Halperin

The Coin Analyst: A Conversation with Jim Halperin

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Heritage Auctions, a major player in the sale of higher-end coins, is today the largest collectible auction company in the world, and the third largest overall auction company.  The company was co-founded by Jim Halperin, who got into the coin business at a young age like some other legendary dealers […]

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Numismatic Personality: Andrew Salzberg from Modern Coin Mart

Numismatic Personality: Andrew Salzberg from Modern Coin Mart

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Andrew Salzberg is a young man working in the coin business whose father, Mark Salzberg, is the Chairman and public face of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation [NGC]. Andrew talks about his responsibilities working for John Maben and Modern Coin Mart and how he decided to become involved in numismatics. Copyright © […]

By February 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Launches New 189th Buy or Bid Sale

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Launches New 189th Buy or Bid Sale

In 1964, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. opened its doors. Over the years Harlan has sold everything from beautiful sea shells to autographs, but the one constant has been ancient coins. Harlan’s passion for coins has been the cornerstone of the success for the now 50 year old business. In 1974, Harlan put out his first […]

By February 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Pinnacle Rarities Purchases 1884 Proof Trade Dollar “Norweb Specimen”

Pinnacle Rarities Purchases 1884 Proof Trade Dollar “Norweb Specimen”

Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase and subsequent sale of one of only ten examples of the famed 1884 Proof Trade dollars. 1884 and the “sister coin” 1885 Proof trade dollars are two of the most coveted issues in all of numismatics. Their story is steeped in numismatic lore and their host pedigrees […]

Rare Coin Company Accepting Bitcoins As Payment

Rare Coin Company Accepting Bitcoins As Payment

One of the country’s most respected rare coin companies, Harlan J. Berk Ltd., (HJB), is now accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment in an effort to provide better service to their clientele. Scrutinized by some and embraced by others, are Bitcoins the currency of the future, or just a fad? As more and more […]

By January 31, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Industry Council for Tangible Assets [ICTA] Installs New Officers

Industry Council for Tangible Assets [ICTA] Installs New Officers

Annapolis, MD—Harry Miller, of Miller’s Mint, was installed as the new chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets at their board meeting on January 8 in Orlando. Miller founded Miller’s Mint in May of 1967. Besides being active in ICTA, he is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, American Stamp […]

By January 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Digital Metals Creates Web Applications to Enhance Precious Metals Trading. VIDEO: 4:45.

Digital Metals Creates Web Applications to Enhance Precious Metals Trading. VIDEO: 4:45.

John Humphrey, Executive Vice President, Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……… A host of new web services are being offered by Digital Metals to expand the market place for buying and selling gold and silver bullion. These services include FizCommerce, a tablet application, FizTrade, as well as others being offered as part of the […]

By January 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC, NCS and PMG Open Hong Kong Submission Center

NGC, NCS and PMG Open Hong Kong Submission Center

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has announced the opening of a submission office in Hong Kong. Located in the fashionable Harbour City area, the fully staffed office will accept submissions for NGC®, NCS® and PMG®, coordinate shipping, provide complete insurance coverage, and offer customer support. Tru Tran, the Regional Sales Manager for CCG in Hong Kong, […]

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ……….. Here on CoinWeek, Louis Golino reported on the recent release of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle high relief one-ounce silver and gold proof coins by the Perth Mint.  The bullion coins are being offered for sale in the United States by The New York Mint on their […]

Historic Pioneer Gold Collection To be Displayed At FUN Convention

Historic Pioneer Gold Collection To be Displayed At FUN Convention

by Al Doyle ……….. It’s almost a given in modern numismatics. Top-level collections are sold by major auction houses, as exemplified by the ongoing dispersal of Eric P. Newman’s impressive holdings. Russell Augustin of AU Capital Management is taking a somewhat different approach, as he will be displaying a 150-piece collection of Pioneer gold coinage […]

By January 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality: John Maben CEO, Modern Coin Mart – VIDEO

Numismatic Personality: John Maben CEO, Modern Coin Mart – VIDEO

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. How he got started in the coin business, some of the people who influenced him, and why he created Modern Coin Mart. John gives advice on how to get involved collecting coins and talks about the legacy he hopes to leave. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. December  2013 More news and video […]

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Paper Money: Lyn Knight Celebrates 50 Years in Numismatics. VIDEO

Paper Money: Lyn Knight Celebrates 50 Years in Numismatics. VIDEO

Lyn Knight, Lyn Knight Currency Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Lyn Knight specializes in holding regular paper money auctions featuring both world and United States bank notes. He talks about the market as evidenced by bidding that took place in his sale at the Professional Currency Dealers Association National Coin and Currency Convention held in […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Galleries Unveils New Website

Stacks Bowers Galleries Unveils New Website

Introducing an entirely new technology platform and website, ideal for the world’s leading numismatic auctioneer and its valuable clients. Beginning Thursday, December 12, 2013, visitors of Stack’s Bowers Galleries website will enjoy an entirely new state-of-the-art website with dozens of new features, additional content, improved navigation, and an enhanced user-friendly experience. “When we started this […]

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