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Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California Consumer Protection Law

Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California Consumer Protection Law

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……… On February 13, 2014, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Santa Monica-based Seacoast Coin, Inc., which is better known as the precious metals dealer Merit Gold and Silver. Merit is one of the most prominent precious metals dealers in the […]

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 […]

By February 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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 →
Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Shelby Pooster, Coin Collector, 8th Grade Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Most people think of coin collecting as a male hobby. Shelby Pooster is a 13 year eight grade girl who explains why anyone can be a coin collector. She talks about what go her started in numismatics and how exciting it can be to build […]

By January 29, 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 →
John Maben Talks About Careers in Coins. VIDEO: 2:05

John Maben Talks About Careers in Coins. VIDEO: 2:05

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… John Maben runs Modern Coin Mart, one of the first companies to specialize in selling current third party graded coins of the world. John shares his insights for young people thinking about starting careers in the coin industry and gives realistic suggestions of what is involved to be successful in numismatics. […]

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2013

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2013

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Coin Collecting: How Large Is The Rare Coin Market?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It’s pretty clear that rare coins and currency is a multi-billion dollar a year business. There is no doubt that the rare coin market in the United States has evolved considerably in recent decades. Twenty-five years ago when I operated an auction […]

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 […]

By December 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By December 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Park Avenue Numismatics CEO Bob Green interviewed live on YOUR MONEY SHOW

Park Avenue Numismatics CEO Bob Green interviewed live on YOUR MONEY SHOW

Park Avenue Numismatics President and CEO Bob Green joined radio show host Brett Goldstein live on YOUR MONEY SHOW this past Wednesday Night,  to discuss a variety of topics including how to invest in a Precious Metal IRA and why owning gold now may be the best decision of the decade.. . “Investors need the […]

Numismatic Artist Sue Bauman Attends PCDA Currency Convention. VIDEO

Numismatic Artist Sue Bauman Attends PCDA Currency Convention. VIDEO

Sue Bauman, Numismatic Artist, TNA Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……… There is more to the paper money hobby than just buying and selling. Sue Bauman was moved to paint various images she found on bank notes creating beautiful works of art. She shares how she got started in her painting career, show examples of […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

Jim Fitzgerald, Professional Currency Dealers Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. Jim Fitzgerald is a longtime PCDA member who is running for the presidency of the largest dealer organization devoted exclusively to buying and selling paper money. Jim talks about what it means to be a member in PCDA and his goals as the new […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Industry Council for Tangible Assets Selects New Executive Director. VIDEO: 2:26

Industry Council for Tangible Assets Selects New Executive Director. VIDEO: 2:26

Kathy McFadden, Executive, ICTA Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. ICTA is the lobbying organization representing the numismatic and precious metals industry in Washington, D.C. A special selection committee recently chose a new Executive Director for the group to replace retiring former ED Eloise Ullman. Meet Kathy McFadden as she shares her background and why she […]

By November 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA Announces David Crenshaw As New Chief Operating Officer

ICTA Announces David Crenshaw As New Chief Operating Officer

Newly created position to bring advance technology to ICTA. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is expanding its leadership team. Effective Dec. 1, David Crenshaw will become the numismatic industry group’s Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position that will work closely with Executive Director Kathy McFadden, who was hired Oct. 1 and became executive […]

By November 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Young Business Major Considers a Career in Numismatics. VIDEO

Young Business Major Considers a Career in Numismatics. VIDEO

Tyler Gefroh, Sales Assistant, Mexican Coin Company Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. How does someone land a career in the coin business? Hear from a young man going to college who took a part time job that may blossom into a major employment situation. Hear how he will combine coins and college. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  […]

By November 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior:  Dot’s Coins

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Dot’s Coins

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, While some might accuse me of being somewhat of a ‘coin snob’, it has taken a lot of years and millions of dollars in rare coin purchases to get to that point!  You see, when I was a kid I was fascinated by money-any kind of money.  Old coins especially held […]

By November 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Joel Gabrelow Joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director

Joel Gabrelow Joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director

Longtime coin and bullion executive joins world’s largest numismatic operation’s Dallas office DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced longtime gold and rare coin expert, author and scholar Joel Gabrelow has joined the company as a Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. Gabrelow has been active in coin hobby since 1964 when, at […]

Eloise Announces Retirement from Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). VIDEO: 5:34.

Eloise Announces Retirement from Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). VIDEO: 5:34.

Eloise Ullman, Retiring Executive Director, Industry Council for Tangible Assets Interviewer: David Lisot – CoinWeek.com ………….. ICTA is the lobbying organization representing the numismatic and precious metals industry in Washington, D.C. The group monitors legislation that affects the numismatic marketplace. Eloise Ullman has been with ICTA for 23 years and recently announced her retirement. She […]

By November 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Longtime Dealer Robert Lecce Memorialized with American Numismatic Association Scholarship Fund

Longtime Dealer Robert Lecce Memorialized with American Numismatic Association Scholarship Fund

Scholarships will help adults defer expenses to attend ANA Summer Seminar A new scholarship fund, established in the name of longtime Florida coin dealer Robert Lecce, will provide members with financial aid and merit-based scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s annual Summer Seminar. To further honor the memory of Robert Lecce, $10,000 from the […]

“TWO DOLLAR BILL DOCUMENTARY”  NOW IN PRODUCTION

“TWO DOLLAR BILL DOCUMENTARY” NOW IN PRODUCTION

The much-maligned, misunderstood two dollar bill has set out to erase public misconceptions by agreeing to star in a self-titled documentary film currently in production.  “The Two Dollar Bill Documentary” will be the first film of its kind to lift the curtain on what makes the “deuce” unique in our culture.  Finally, questions about why […]

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A-Mark Announces the Addition of Craig Tuckman as Director of Structured Products & Jerry Gill as a Special Consultant

A-Mark Announces the Addition of Craig Tuckman as Director of Structured Products & Jerry Gill as a Special Consultant

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”), a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (OTCQB:SPGZ) (“SGI”), announced today that Craig Tuckman has joined the firm as Managing Director of Structured Products. During his 27 years in the metals business, Mr. Tuckman has been involved in commercial trading, financial risk management and structured products. The expertise and relationships Mr. Tuckman developed at […]

By November 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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