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Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and that trying to usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for those involved. This is especially true if […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What Is a Spondulix? In Memoriam: Tom Culhane

What Is a Spondulix? In Memoriam: Tom Culhane

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   New Jersey coin dealer Tom Culhane died on October 29, 2015, at age 58. His whimsical business name was The Elusive Spondulix. So, what is a spondulix? Tom attempted to explain on his website: “The company name, The Elusive Spondulix, may have raised your sesquipedalian curiosity. No don’t run […]

By November 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

By GeyerGorey LLP …….   The Wealthy Max Limited (Wealthy Max) legal defense team today announced the company’s agreement with the Department of the Treasury’s decision to temporarily suspend the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coins Redemption Program. This move clearly demonstrates that senior officials within the Treasury Department are taking issues related to the Mint’s mutilated […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Southern Indiana Coin Store Owner Dead after Robbery and Shooting

Southern Indiana Coin Store Owner Dead after Robbery and Shooting

By CoinWeek News Staff….   John M. Turner, a 79-year-old coin and jewelry store owner, was shot and killed during a robbery on Saturday, November 7. A suspect in the case was arrested on Monday, November 9. Around 3:30 p.m. Central Time on the 7th, someone robbed John’s Coin & Jewelry Shop at 61 West […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) October 24 Fall Coin Show Kid Zone program was attended by 62 very enthusiastic children and parents. The Saturday morning began with a steady stream of young people entering the kid’s the area to fill in their penny and nickel folders. Each child […]

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

American Numismatic Association Veteran Joins Staff Renowned bibliophile David Sklow has joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) staff as the manager of the Dwight N. Manley Library. Sklow will oversee and manage the library and its assets. During his previous employment, he served in a similar capacity as Director for the ANA Library and Research […]

Confronting Breen

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A convicted serial child molester, it’s hard to imagine that Breen’s stay at the facility was ever meant to rehabilitate the man. […]

U.S. Mint Suspends Coin Exchange Program

U.S. Mint Suspends Coin Exchange Program

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. Because of the possibility of unlawful activity on the coin exchange program, the United States Mint […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fraud Alert UPDATE – Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Being Used to Buy Gold

Fraud Alert UPDATE – Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Being Used to Buy Gold

By the Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. UPDATE OCT 26th – Suspects Arrested …….. A group of suspects have been arrested for passing over $400,000 in counterfeit cashier’s checks to coin dealers. Victims from California to Florida have come forward. The following suspects are in custody and being held on $750,000 bond. Danny Rashee O’Connor Debra Eudy Jessica […]

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) is now accepting applications for its annual Diane Piret Memorial Young Numismatist Scholarship to the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. The scholarship will cover one week-long seminar fee and airline transportation to/from the seminar. You must be age 13 […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

By GeyerGorey LLP….   The Wealthy Max Limited legal defense team filed a motion to dismiss the civil forfeiture case brought by the US Attorney for the District of New Jersey. The motion is filed with the US District Court in New Jersey and seeks the immediate release of $2,388,091.18 that the company is owed […]

By October 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, October 14, the two parties in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574)–namely, the Federal Government and the Langbord family–appeared before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July of this year, the Philadelphia United […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Young Numismatist Eugene Freeman Receives Boy Scout Volunteer Award

Young Numismatist Eugene Freeman Receives Boy Scout Volunteer Award

By Carl Wolf for the Chicago Coin Club….   Congratulations to Chicago Coin Club member Eugene Freeman! The National Society Sons of the American Revolution presented Eugene with their Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award To read more about the award criteria go to www.usscouts.org/awards/REBurt.asp. Eugene served as Scout Chairman on the Local Planning […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lawrence Falater to Receive Hobby Award at Wall St. Bourse

Lawrence Falater to Receive Hobby Award at Wall St. Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE It is with great pleasure that the 5th Wall Street Collectors Bourse will present its “Friend in the Hobby Award” this year to Lawrence “Larry” Falater, an eminent collector, dealer and author in the fields of scripophily and numismatics. Residing […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay $578K+ Restitution to Precious Metals Customers

American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay $578K+ Restitution to Precious Metals Customers

CFTC Orders Florida Resident Alan M. Kneller and His Company American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay Restitution and a Civil Monetary Penalty Totaling More than $578,000 in Precious Metals Enforcement Action By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   Order Also Permanently Bars Respondents from Trading on CFTC-Regulated Markets The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) […]

By October 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Thomas Tesoriero’s Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins at 5th Wall Street Bourse

Thomas Tesoriero’s Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins at 5th Wall Street Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE A featured speaker at the 5th Bourse, Thomas Tesoriero will talk about his exciting collection “The Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins” on Thursday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. Among the many collections of ancient coins that can be assembled, one […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Guardian Asset Group Charged with Illegal Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

Guardian Asset Group Charged with Illegal Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   On Wednesday, September 30, 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 Guardian Asset Group, LLC and its owner and principal, Andrew Kurzbard, both of West Palm Beach, Florida. The CFTC […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz at 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz at 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE One of the highlights of the 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse will be a talk by Joel Iskowitz on “Designing Congressional Gold Medals: An Artist’s Perspective”. Mr. Iskowitz will look back on more than three decades creating unparalleled artworks […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS 2016 Gala Honorees Announced

ANS 2016 Gala Honorees Announced

2015 ANS Gala, featuring Kenneth L. Edlow, Chairman, Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director, and the recipients of the 2015 Trustees’ Award, Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott. (Photograph by Alan Roche.)   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 7, 2016, it will honor longtime benefactors Regina and John W. Adams […]

CCAC Seeks Numismatists for Membership

CCAC Seeks Numismatists for Membership

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 a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics. The CCAC was established to: Advise […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Introduces Digital Library

ANS Introduces Digital Library

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) continues its mission of providing Open Access research tools to researchers worldwide with its newly unveiled Digital Library. The ANS Digital Library will grow to house three collections of digital material: numismatic theses/dissertations, auction catalogues, and ebooks. Beginning now, the collection of electronic theses and dissertations hosts international doctoral work […]

Rosland Capital Supports UCLA’s Veterans Resource Office to Aid Veteran Students in Need

Rosland Capital Supports UCLA’s Veterans Resource Office to Aid Veteran Students in Need

By Rosland Capital LLC …..   Rosland Capital – a precious metals company based in Los Angeles – is proud to announce the creation of the Rosland Capital Fund in partnership with UCLA’s Veteran Resource Office (VRO) at the Bruin Resource Center to provide education, wellness and financial resources for veteran students at UCLA. In […]

By September 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Florida-Based Mintco LLC Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions, Fraud

Florida-Based Mintco LLC Charged with Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions, Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   On Thursday, September 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Mintco LLC of Delray Beach, Florida, and its principals Stuart Rubin of Fort Lauderdale and Richard Q. Zimmerman […]

By September 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Hires Mr. Zhou Shou Yuan as Consignment Director of China

Stack’s Bowers Hires Mr. Zhou Shou Yuan as Consignment Director of China

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has hired Zhou Shou Yuan as its Executive Consignment Director of China. Shou Yuan will focus on gathering consignments and representing Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio in mainland China. Shou Yuan, who has collected stamps and coins since the 1990s, most recently founded Shouxi.com in 2013 to provide timely, comprehensive, authoritative and […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Dealer Tulving Charged with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation

Bullion Dealer Tulving Charged with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation

At Least 381 Customers Nationwide Allegedly Defrauded in the Scheme By Commodity Futures Trading Commission…. On Friday, September 11, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil Complaint against Defendants Hannes Tulving, Jr. of Newport Beach, California, and his company, The Tulving Company, Inc., charging them with fraudulent solicitation and misappropriation in connection […]

By September 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Evelyn Newman, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Evelyn Newman, 1920-2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Evelyn Edison Newman–successful marketer, noted philanthropist, icon of St. Louis society and wife of legendary numismatist Eric P. Newman–died on Tuesday, September 1, at the age of 95. Her work was an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere and her life was and is a model to anyone who values their local […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

Samuelson Elected PNG President, Other ICTA Members Honored

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   American Gold Exchange president and long-time Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) member Dana Samuelson has been elected as the 2015–2017 president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). In an August 24 press release from PNG, Samuelson said: “As president, I look forward to continuing the initiatives we’ve […]

By September 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ursula Kampmann to Receive 2015 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing

Ursula Kampmann to Receive 2015 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing

Ursula Kampmann is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing. This award is presented annually to an author, journalist or researcher in recognition of their career contributions to the hobby. The award is sponsored by F&W Publications, and the winner is selected in a cooperative process by […]

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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