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Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Queen Elizabeth II personally delivered small purses containing special Maundy money during her annual Royal Maundy Thursday ceremony in Great Britain on March 24, 2016. The Queen, delivering her speech before a congregation of senior citizens, held the Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It […]

U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

On Tuesday, March 22, the United States Mint today released its latest educational video, “How Coins Are Made…For Kids!” on the organization’s YouTube channel. The video features a mix of animations and live action footage and makes learning the basics of U.S. circulating coin production fun and engaging. Targeting younger audiences, the video is also […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ………. The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering figure of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, was introduced to the study of ancient coins in 1878, by chance, while serving the Ottomans as a diplomat in Berlin. While […]

Numismatic Groups & Organizations – Two Members Reappointed to CCAC

Numismatic Groups & Organizations – Two Members Reappointed to CCAC

The United States Mint today announced the reappointment of two members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) — Donald Scarinci and Michael F. Moran. Mr. Scarinci was reappointed based on the recommendation of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Mr. Scarinci was first appointed to the CCAC in 2005, and was reappointed in 2008 […]

By March 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber is one of the coin industry’s leading dealers of high-end rare coins. She’s also one of the industry’s most outspoken figures in a range of topics, including coin doctoring, the state of the rare coin market, and the need for more transparency in the industry. In this exclusive CoinWeek interview, […]

CCAC Accepting Applications for Two New Members

CCAC Accepting Applications for Two New Members

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for two new members: one specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatic curation, and another representing the […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Longtime British Royal Mint employee David Stanton died on March 9 at the age of 48 following a long illness. The beloved Royal Mint employee started working at the Llantrisant-based coining facility in 1989, when he was just 22 years old. In addition to his longtime role at […]

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 […]

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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 →
 
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