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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 →
Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

By European Central Bank….   445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015. 83% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes. Some 445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015, two percent fewer than in the first half of the year, the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Patrick Heller Honored with Outstanding Service Award

January 6, Tampa, Fla. — Industry Council for Tangible Assets board member Barry Stuppler (left) presents Patrick A. Heller with the organization’s inaugural Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award at the organization’s board of directors meeting. By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) treasurer and Liberty Coin Service owner […]

By January 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Coin Shop Murders Add to a Long List of Tragic Ends for the Hobby

2015 Coin Shop Murders Add to a Long List of Tragic Ends for the Hobby

By Pete Smith ……..   Any robbery and murder of a coin shop owner will catch the attention of other dealers and their customers. Sometimes the story of these cases reaches the national media. In 2015 it was troubling news when four coin dealers were killed during robberies in the last six months of the […]

By January 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – February 2016 Long Beach Expo Offers Free Appraisals, Exhibits And Coin Grading Specials

Coin Shows – February 2016 Long Beach Expo Offers Free Appraisals, Exhibits And Coin Grading Specials

The February 4 – 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service with special exhibits, contests and discounts on PCGS crossover certification services. “Another exciting show is in the works,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East. “We’re encouraging the public to […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek travelled to Tampa, Florida, site of the 61st Florida United Numismatists Convention, where we saw a dime sell for $2 million. We also saw collectors and dealers from all across the country, cool coins & currency, and some fantastic lots from future notable numismatic auctions. In this episode of the CoinWeek Weekly Report sponsored […]

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   Few figures involved in the world of 20th-century commercial numismatics made as great an impression in their day as New York attorney and telemarketer Stanley Apfelbaum (born 1931, died 1990). For nearly 30 years, he was a pioneer and leading figure in the controversial, rough-and-tumble field of coin […]

Dillon Gage Metals’ IDS of Delaware Now COMEX Approved

Dillon Gage Metals’ IDS of Delaware Now COMEX Approved

One of Only Nine Exchange Approved Precious Metals Depositories in the United States The Commodity Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX or Exchange) and CME Group approved International Depository Services (IDS) of Delaware, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, to become an Approved Depository for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The Exchange has approved IDS after a vigorous […]

Muriel Eymery to Join Spink USA

Muriel Eymery to Join Spink USA

Founded in 1666, this is Spink’s 350th year of being a business famed for its reputation of outstanding service in the collectibles world. Amongst the celebration of such a marvelous achievement there will be many new innovations bound to keep Spink in its well established spot at the forefront of the collectibles world. In true […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society 2016 Annual Gala Jan. 7

American Numismatic Society 2016 Annual Gala Jan. 7

Regina and John W. Adams On Thursday, January 7, 2016 the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will honor dedicated benefactors Regina and John W. Adams with the Trustees’ Award during the Annual Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Mr. Adams, founder of investment bank Adams, Harkness & Hill in Boston and […]

In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

In Memoriam – Dan Holmes 1938-2016

Between 1973 and about 2002, Dan Holmes acquired the most complete collection of United States large cents ever assembled. This was sold in a series of four auctions by Ira and Larry Goldberg in 2009 to 2011. I met Dan when I attended the EAC convention in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in January of 1979. As […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Help Support NCIC Today

Help Support NCIC Today

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Three homicides, increased proliferation of counterfeits, thefts,and fraudulent checks proved costly to dealers and collectors in 2015. Numismatic crime continues to plague the numismatic community and often proves to be emotionally and financially devastating to victims. However, in 2015 the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was successful in […]

By January 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn’t sound numismatic to you? You’d be surprised – the amount of new coins and money-related items being created in the virtual world of video games has only one rival, the U.S. and world mints. As […]

By January 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Consumer Advice – Coin Scam Victims – Where To Turn For Help

Consumer Advice – Coin Scam Victims – Where To Turn For Help

What do you do when a gold seller fails to deliver or the merchandise you received was not as described when you ordered it? Who can you contact for help when you don’t receive payment for coins you’ve submitted to sell? In two recent cases, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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