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SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

SilverTowne Announces New Mobile Version of Their Website

The new SilverTowne mobile website provides users with an easier way to browse the SilverTowne website on phones, tablets and other devices. SilverTowne L.P., one of the nation’s largest coin and bullion dealers, announces the launch of a mobile version of the SilverTowne website. This website can be accessed by visiting www.silvertowne.com from any smartphone, […]

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

Coin Collector & Financial Expert John Konop Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as VP for Client Services

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES NAMES JOHN KONOP AS VICE PRESIDENT Recognized financial industry executive joins leading numismatic auction house  Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced today that John Konop, a recognized financial industry executive and experienced U.S. and world coin collector, has joined the company as vice president, operating out of the company’s Irvine, Calif., headquarters. “I […]

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Memorial by Ronn Fern & Ken Potter John P. Devine, a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) and the first inductee into the CONECA Hall of Fame, passed away on July 10, 2013, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. He was a husband, father, grandfather, […]

By July 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Larry Lee has been in numismatics for more than 40 years. He lives in Panama City, Florida where he owns and operates Coin and Bullion Reserve. He recently was involved in the purchase of the Walton 1913 Nickel, one of the most famous and valuable coins in all of numismatics. Larry shares […]

By July 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Personalized homepage and a sleek new look greets collectors Visitors to HA.com, the homepage for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, will be greeted by a cleaner look and content-centric personalization today as part of a top-down redesign. The new look streamlines access to Heritage’s 36 categories while retaining its industry-leading functionality for live […]

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International, Inc., announced today that it is combining its operations with those of Teletrade and Spectrum Numismatics, creating a single, integrated operating unit to be known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Brian Kendrella, formerly Director of Operations overseeing all three companies, has been named President […]

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Bernard Loebe Remembered. VIDEO: 3:36

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Another devoted coin collector has departed the earth to join the great coin show in Heaven. Bernard Loebe was a longtime member of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Ralph Ross was a friend of Bernie and shares some memories about this good man. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June […]

By July 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of  THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese Announces Coin Consignment of THE CAMILLE COLLECTION

Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, is pleased to announce the recent consignment of “The Camille Collection”. This high quality, PCGS graded, gold and silver type set was built over a 10 year period beginning in the early 1990’s. “Over the years I have handled hundreds of millions of dollars in rare coins,” notes Leo, “and to […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Interviewer: David Lisot…… Bill Gibbs has been working for Coin World since the 1970’s. He talks about his responsibilities at that publication, the primary issues affecting numismatics, how he got into the numismatic publishing industry, and offers advice to young writers wanting to enter the coin collecting literary marketplace. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 […]

By July 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

YNs, former Money Museum curator honored during Summer Seminar banquet Longtime Summer Seminar instructors Charles O. Browne and William Shamhart were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association‘s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, July 4, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Browne and Shamhart have been co-instructors for the Summer Seminar […]

By July 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How Public Relations Promote the ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:08

How Public Relations Promote the ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:08

Donn Pearlman, President, Donn Pearlman & Associates Interviewer: David Lisot …… Promoting a coin convention is a specialized task. Donn Pearlman has is a public relations expert and shares what is involved to bring attention from the mainstream press to something as specialized as a convention for coin collectors such as the ANA National Money […]

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

THE COLLECTIBLE COIN PROTECTION ACT (HR 1849)

Non-Partisan Bill Aims to Thwart Influx of Counterfeit Coins Washington D.C In an effort to stimulate interest in the passage of H.R. 1849 (The Collectible Coin Protection Act) Barry Stuppler, chairman of the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee and Jimmy Hayes, the coin and bullion community’s political consultant, met with congressmen on June 19th 2013. The Collectible […]

Northwest Territorial Mint Adds Numismatist Jeff Shevlin

Northwest Territorial Mint Adds Numismatist Jeff Shevlin

Former ANA Director to Manage Archives, More for Nation’s Largest Mint Northwest Territorial Mint has named Jeff Shevlin director of special projects, charging him with oversight of projects related to branding the mint’s top-of-the line art medals, digitizing assets, and accelerating numerous publishing and web objectives from its mint in Dayton, Nevada. Northwest Territorial Mint […]

By June 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… The Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG) recently announced the establishment of the Edward Milas Memorial Fund which creates internships at established firms for as many as four qualified dealers/aspiring dealers aged 21-32. These internships are scheduled to be available by next summer. I applaud the PNG for the creation of […]

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

Michael Boyer, Vic Bozarth, Michael Grant, Leo Frese, Carl Schwenker, Richie Self, Gene Wheeler, & Debbie Williams. Interviewer: David Lisot …… It is always difficult when one of the coin fraternity passes away. Steve Sanders was a rare coin and bullion dealer from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who also attended the national circuit of coin […]

By June 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……….. Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think. People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some approaches seem effective – such as nurturing relationships with organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts […]

Richard G. Doty, Smithsonian Curator has Passed Away

Richard G. Doty, Smithsonian Curator has Passed Away

from the National Museum of American History ………. Richard. G. Doty, senior numismatic curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, died on June 2, 2013 after battling lymphoma. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1942, Doty earned a B.A in history from Portland State University in 1964 then went on to receive a Ph. […]

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabirdamericana.com has just been given a little makeover, so please stop by and have a look around! We hope you’ll find it not only pleasing to the eye, but also easier to navigate and find the information you are searching for. A Quick Tour and Brief Highlights of the New Site Our new website is […]

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

Stephen Lewis Sanders died Tuesday evening, May 28, after losing a battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends that will miss him dearly. Known to his friends as Steve, he was born July 24, 1944 to George and June Sanders (Tippett) in Dallas, Texas. Steve attended Kemper Military Academy from 1956 […]

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, Peter Treglia, Currency Director, Spectrum Numismatics Another auction record was set with the million dollar sale of one of the most celebrated bank notes in the United States. The “Grand Watermelon” is a $1000 bill with zeroes on the back side that remind people of water melons. The front side […]

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

By Q. David Bowers We are saddened to report that Raymond N. Merena passed away this evening in Massachusetts. In 1982 he was co-founder with Dave Bowers of Bowers and Merena Galleries and participated in the firm’s many accomplishments before retiring in 2000. After then he and his wife Patricia traveled extensively, set up homes […]

Dillon Gage Named Exclusive Distributor for Rand Refinery

Dillon Gage Named Exclusive Distributor for Rand Refinery

Metals dealer to be North American distributor for refinery’s new gold and silver minted bars Dillon Gage Metals is pleased to announce that the Dallas-based international metals dealer has been appointed the exclusive North American distributor for Rand Refinery’s new gold and silver minted bars. For more than 90 years, Rand Refinery has established a […]

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

ANA Elections 2013: Board of Governors Candidate Laura Sperber

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker……… This is the fifth in a series of journals that we’re preparing in the lead-up to the August ANA elections. We’d like to thank Legend Numismatics, Inc.’s Laura Sperber for her participation. Long before the hammer struck on the record-breaking $10 million dollar sale of the specimen 1794 Flowing […]

Eloise Ullman Has Announced her Retirement from The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)

Eloise Ullman Has Announced her Retirement from The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)

The search begins at The Industry Council for Tangible Assets. After 23 years of distinguished service, Eloise Ullman has announced her retirement as executive director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, effective later this year. The officers of the tangible asset/numismatic industry’s national trade association launched an immediate search May 9 for a successor. […]

Meet New ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick. VIDEO: 2:38

Meet New ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick. VIDEO: 2:38

Kimberly Kiick, Executive Director, American Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot A new executive director was appointed to head America’s largest coin collecting organization. Kim Kiick has worked for ANA under multiple governing boards. She shares what it is like to assume this new position and what she hopes to achieve in her new position. Copyright […]

Numismatic Researcher Karen Lee to Speak at MSNA Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series held at the Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo

Numismatic Researcher Karen Lee to Speak at MSNA Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series held at the Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo

The fifth speaker in the Maryland State Numismatic Association (MSNA) annual Distinguished Lecturer Series will be Karen Lee, a numismatic researcher and curator.  Karen is an associate curator with the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  Karen holds a BS degree in chemistry and biology and an advanced degree in museum studies. Among her […]

Spectrum Announces Remaining Purchase of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Spectrum Announces Remaining Purchase of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ) announced that through its subsidiaries Bowers & Merena Auctions, LLC and Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics, LLC (“SBN”), it has purchased the 49% non-controlling interest in SBN/dba Stack’s Bowers Galleries for an aggregate purchase price of $4.9 million. The Company also agreed to pay the seller, Stack’s LLC, an earn-out based on performance. […]

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Leo Frese Coins and Collectibles, LLC and Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, announce a new option for those seeking to sell their collections or estates. Formerly Vice President of a major numismatic auction house, with over a quarter of a century in the auction business, Leo is known to thousands of collectors and market traders across […]

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Longtime industry veteran joins world’s largest numismatic operation; will operate out of Dallas Heritage Auctions has announced that well-respected numismatist and industry veteran Mark Feld has joined the company as a Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. “Numismatics must run in my blood,” said Feld. “Numismatic pioneer B. Max […]

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