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CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

United States Mint and National Park Service (NPS) officials launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin today honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. “Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great break in the Appalachian Mountain chain, which gave passage to thousands seeking something new beyond the horizon,” said […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 23. National Coin Week has been recognized since 1924. The theme for this year’s […]

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

Wealthy Max Opens Up to Redeem Name

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Recycling firm Wealthy Max Ltd is hoping to save face with a transparency program following a controversy that spelled massive fines and civil proceedings for the company, which has links to China. The firm, which submitted tons of coins to the United States Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program, […]

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

Scripophily – New Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates

The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association is an organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities. Certificates are acquired for their artistic and historical value by collectors all over the world. By American Stock and Bond Collectors Association …..   The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association (ASBCA) is a […]

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Women on Money: Members of Bank of Canada 2018 Banknote Advisory Council Announced

Women on Money: Members of Bank of Canada 2018 Banknote Advisory Council Announced

By The Bank of Canada…….   On April 4, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen S. Poloz, and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins announced the members of an independent Advisory Council, who will develop a short list of iconic Canadian women who could be featured on the first bank note of the next […]

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Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Local school kids take charge of ceremony welcoming the 32nd America the Beautiful Quarters® Program WHAT: Join the fun, Monday, April 11, 2016, when two Middlesboro Elementary School fourth-grade students take the helm at the United States Mint launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters coin honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The event […]

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United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

On April 5, the United States Mint announced activities on its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016. The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. Free lesson plans are offered for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social studies, art, science, […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

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US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to spring, New England (it seems) is always a naysayer. I woke up the first full day of […]

Coin Industry News – World Numismatics Announces New Company Partner

Coin Industry News – World Numismatics Announces New Company Partner

By World Numismatics, LLC (Mexican Coin Company) ……   World Numismatics is pleased to announce that Benjamin Bell has joined our team as a full partner in the company. Ben is well-known throughout the numismatics community. We take great pride in making this announcement and enthusiastically welcome Ben to our firm. He will be a […]

Paper Money – Whatever Happened to North Korean Counterfeit U.S. $100 Bills?

Paper Money – Whatever Happened to North Korean Counterfeit U.S. $100 Bills?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A long-running counterfeit currency saga, one that originated in North Korea during the 1970s and affected countless people in many nations around the world, seems to have ended. Or has it? Over the course of a few decades, millions of dollars in counterfeit U.S. $50 and $100 bills […]

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

Updated PCGS Website Makes Valuable Information Easier to Use

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently unveiled a series of updates on its popular website that provides users with virtually up-to-the-moment certification statistics, mobile-friendly pricing data and much more. Established in 1986 and marking its 30th anniversary this year, PCGS is making its website easier to navigate […]

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 →
 
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