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SilverTowne Launches New Podcast – The SilverTowne Vault Cast

SilverTowne Launches New Podcast – The SilverTowne Vault Cast

New podcast helps listeners keep up to date with summaries of current gold and silver news and precious metals pricing. SilverTowne L.P., one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of modern coins and bullion, has launched a new podcast that allows interested consumers to “listen” to current news and updates about silver, gold […]

By September 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Interviews with Q. David Bowers, Jeff Garrett, Ira Goldberg, Ken Goldman, David Hall, Julian Leidman, , Kevin Lipton, Paul Nugget, Jim Halperin, Todd Imhof, Steve Ivy, Tom Mulvaney, Greg Rohan, Rick Sear, and Tony Terranova. Interviewer: David Lisot Obituary, Dignitymemorial.com David Warren Akers passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his […]

By September 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
For CladKing, It’s All About the Clads

For CladKing, It’s All About the Clads

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker INTRODUCING THE CLADKING Sam Petry, better known online by the handle “CladKing”, is a pioneer in the area of collecting clad (post-1964) coinage. His knowledge and expertise on the subject is the culmination of a career spent going against the grain and finding value and quality in modern-day coinage […]

By September 6, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Passing of the Torch at the Central States Numismatic Society

Passing of the Torch at the Central States Numismatic Society

An era in the history of the Central States Numismatic Society will be coming to a close at the conclusion of its 74th Anniversary Convention, to be held April 24-27, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest Chicago suburb, close to O’Hare Airport.  […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Dillon Gage Talks about Precious Metals, Depositories, Refining, and IRA Accounts

Terry Hanlon, President, Dillon Gage, Interviewer: David Lisot Some of the larger companies in the numismatic trade are involved in many different levels of the market. Dillon Gage president Terry Hanlon talks about his companies integration of the sale and storage of precious metals as well as their inclusion in IRA investment accounts. Video Runtime: […]

By September 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Krause Publications Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

Krause Publications Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Krause Publications newspapers, books and magazines brought home awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild the annual Bash held Aug. 9 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. Krause Publications awards included: Books: • Best Numismatic Investment Book,The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals, by David […]

Story of the Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series

Story of the Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series

David Sundman, President, Littleton Coin Company Littleton Coin Company is one of the largest mail order coin companies in the United States with more than 300 employees. Every year at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money the company sponsors a series of numismatic lectures. President of the firm David Sundman shares how this […]

By August 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legislative Update on HR5977 at ANA Philadelphia 2012

Legislative Update on HR5977 at ANA Philadelphia 2012

Barry Stuppler, Chairman, Gold and Silver Political Action Committee Interviewer: David Lisot. The effort to pass legislation to increase protection for consumers from counterfeit coins continues. Leading the charge is the Gold and Silver PAC headed by numismatist and coin dealer Barry Stuppler. Barry shares recent developments including the nonpartisan nature of this bill along […]

By August 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

New eCommerce Site Dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins Features Silver American Eagles, Gold American Eagles and Platinum American Eagles. SilverTowne L.P., one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of modern coins, has launched a new specialty website dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins, the popular bullion coins produced annually by the United States Mint. […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek At a young 53 years old veteran numismatic dealer and market maker Kevin Lipton is awarded one of the Professional Numismatists Guild‘s highest awards. Kevin shares what it is like to win the award and offers counsel for those considering participating in the field of numismatics. Video run-time: 2:32 Copyright […]

By August 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Donates to New, National Numismatic Gallery

Dillon Gage Donates to New, National Numismatic Gallery

Coin lovers can visit a new gallery housing the National Numismatic Collection in Washington, DC in 2015, when the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History opens its renovated, west exhibition wing. Dallas-based international metals dealer Dillon Gage is one of the donors helping to make this exciting new coin gallery possible. The company has […]

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Hall, Hendrickson and Kosoff Now in PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members: David Hall, Leon Hendrickson and the late Abe Kosoff.  There are now 12 members enshrined since the honor was established in 2010 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “The Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding […]

By August 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
America’s Gold Expert, Mike Fuljenz, Sets Unparalleled Industry Awards Record

America’s Gold Expert, Mike Fuljenz, Sets Unparalleled Industry Awards Record

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  — Nationally-known rare coin and bullion expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, won six more prestigious industry awards at a ceremony held in conjunction with the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia on August 9, 2012.  Since 1986, he now has won an unparalleled 43 awards […]

By August 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Partners With CoinPlex

PNG Partners With CoinPlex

To assist its members in efficiently making dealer-to-dealer sales of rare coins, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) has named CoinPlex (www.CoinPlex.com) as “the official coin trading network of the PNG.” CoinPlex is an online, dealers-only trading exchange for certified United States coins and bullion.  It’s members can post bids and asks on the CoinPlex Market. […]

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Lipton Receives PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Beverly Hills, California rare coin dealer Kevin Lipton has received the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.com) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics.  The award was presented at the PNG Day awards banquet on August 6, 2012 in Philadelphia on the eve of the American Numismatic […]

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……. He’s one of those semi-familiar names who has accomplished as much or more in his field than others with greater notoriety.  That’s what happens when a person quietly and diligently goes about his business for more than half a century. Author and researcher R.W. “Bob” Julian will be honored […]

By August 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale of the famous Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles. The 27-coin collection has been graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be on display at Mid-American’s booth (#s 508 and 510) at the ANA World’s Fair of […]

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

London. July 30th, 2012. Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, announced the launch of its new website today, which it believes will revolutionise the way that it can better service its global client base. The main highlight of its enhanced features is the ability for clients to see pieces sold via private treaty […]

By August 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Constantino Brumidi Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Constantino Brumidi Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON – A Congressional Gold Medal was presented posthumously today to Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building. The award, authorized by Public Law 110-259, was in recognition of his contributions to our Nation as a designer of murals in the U.S. Capitol, including those in the Senate Reception Room, the […]

By July 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
New Reality TV Show about Coins to Premier

New Reality TV Show about Coins to Premier

Shelley Griffiths, Senior Numismatist, Alhambra Coin Center Interviewer: David Lisot. Buying and selling coins and collectibles is a hot topic for reality television. Longtime numismatist Shelley Griffiths talks about how she along with Mal Varner and the staff of Alhambra Coin Center will be part of a new program to premier soon. The program will […]

By July 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
A Video Tribute to Numismatist David Akers

A Video Tribute to Numismatist David Akers

Jay Cline, John Dannreuther, Kenny Duncan, Mark Salzberg, Don Slouffman Interviewer: David Lisot A great numismatist passed away on July 11th, 2012. David Akers started his career at Paramount Coin and went on to write definitive books about gold coins, research die varieties, catalog and sell the John Jay Pittman Collection, consult for PCGS as […]

By July 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …. My interest in United States gold coins began early and, as a result, Dave Akers was one of my first numismatic heroes. I somehow managed to scam my way onto the Paramount mailing list back in the early-to-mid 1970′s and I can remember being enthralled with Akers’ style of […]

The Coin Analyst: Veteran Dealer Steve Estes Launches Coin Blog and Discusses the Coin Market

The Coin Analyst: Veteran Dealer Steve Estes Launches Coin Blog and Discusses the Coin Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Steve Estes of Portland, Oregon has been a professional numismatist and coin dealer since 1963. He works with his wife Debbi. Mr. Estes is an expert on many classic U.S. coin series, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. He has developed a 1-10 scale for assessing a coin’s eye appeal, which […]

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Longtime Summer Seminar instructor Joseph E. Boling was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Numismatics from the American Numismatic Association’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Boling is the eight recipient of this honor – a fact sure to please Boling, as he is an avid collector of items […]

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

Winchester, Indiana, June 29, 2012 – The new SilverTowne website, found at  www.silvertowne.com, launched in late September of 2011 and has continued to grow since. One  of the main goals of the new site was to make it more user-friendly, and this was accomplished  through better categorization of products, easier checkout, an expanded product offering […]

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

To support young numismatists and budding authors, Heritage Auctions is sponsoring quarterly essay contests. Four essays will be selected every year, with each quarterly winner receiving a package of numismatic prizes worth more than $750! “For decades,” noted Heritage’s Robert Korver, who created the contest, “numismatists have been concerned about the lack of interest in […]

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

Pinnacle Purchases All Time Finest Commem Set

Article Written by Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities From before the turn of the last century, the U.S. Mint produced coinage to commemorate specific events and individuals giving numismatics one of its most popular issues – the classic commemoratives series of 1892 to 1954. Pinnacle Rarities, Inc. is proud to announce the purchase of the […]

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Texas Man Wanted for Coin Theft – Dealers Take Note !

Doug Davis from Numismaticcrimes.org sent us the following press release…… A warrant has been issued by the Jefferson County, Texas Sheriff’s Department for Bryson Miguel Cendejas W/M 12/19/1985 on a charge of Felony Theft. Investigators believe Cendejas stole gold and platinum coins from an elderly female valued between $100,000 and $200,000. Cendejas, owner of Golden […]

By June 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Park Avenue Numismatics Unveils a New Cell Phone Application for Coins

Park Avenue Numismatics Unveils a New Cell Phone Application for Coins

Bob Green, President, Park Avenue Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot – More coin companies are using technology to sell and promote coin collecting. Bob Green of Park Avenue Numismatics shows off a cell phone application that will help collectors find coins and information about the market. Video Runtime: 3:39. Copyright © CoinWeek – June 2012 The […]

By June 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

New state-of-the-art depository will fill a need in the Canadian market Today, Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals opened its newest subsidiary, International Depository Services of Canada (IDS) in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. IDS is Canada’s first, full-service metals depository designed to meet the diverse needs of all precious metal market participants, from commercial entities […]

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