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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 →
Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Since 2005 in Lee County, Florida, someone has been leaving notes in Salvation Army kettles. Inside the note is a gold coin and a message: “In loving memory of Mimi”. No one not directly involved with the delivery of the notes knows who “Mimi” is or the identity […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along with the late Kam Awash, John McCloskey played a significant role in founding the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in 1973. This was well before many of today’s specialized […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their […]

By December 17, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Salvation Army bell ringers continued to spread holiday cheer as they collected donations last week in many communities around the country. And generous, perhaps numismatically-minded donors continued to drop gold coins in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about what happens […]

By December 15, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

In the movie A Christmas Story (1983) – set in 1940’s Indiana – nine-year-old Ralphie sends away for a Little Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin, racing to the mailbox each day in anticipation of its arrival. Kids aren’t all that different today. The anticipation of receiving a treasure via the mail can be incredibly […]

ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

Who inspired you to take part in the hobby? Here are two opportunities to make sure that special someone receives the recognition they deserve. Don’t delay — the deadline for nominations is noon on Jan. 15. Hall of Fame Nominations The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is seeking nominations of worthy candidates for inclusion in the […]

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

By Rasiel Suarez – Coinvac.com….   Ancient coin website Coinvac.com is happy to celebrate the entry of its 100th pre-Internet auction sale. Totaling over 35,000 individual lots, the effort was accomplished over several months of painstaking scanning and parsing of old auction catalogues. These were then reconstructed joining each lot’s text description to their corresponding […]

By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance …..   John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Every year beginning in November and carrying on through Christmas Eve, volunteers for the Salvation Army ring the bell and man the red kettles outside many a storefront and mall. And every year, anonymous and not-so-anonymous donors alike deposit gold coins (both foreign and domestic) in the iconic […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

Santa Monica Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Merit Gold and Silver

Santa Monica Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Merit Gold and Silver

Third Santa Monica Case Against National Gold Coin Dealers By Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office….   The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a $2 million court judgment against precious metals dealer Seacoast Coin, Inc., formerly doing business as Merit Financial and Merit Gold and Silver. Merit was based in Santa Monica but did […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

ANA Governor Dr. Ralph Ross (far right) attends the Houston Money Show with the student members of the Jack Yates High School Coin Club in 2013. Image courtesy of David Lisot. By Jack Domurat, Greater Houston Coin Club….   Starting on Sunday, November 29 and running through 5pm on Saturday, December 5, the Greater Houston Treasure […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces PELLA Launch

American Numismatic Society Announces PELLA Launch

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is excited to announce the launch of its latest digital platform, PELLA (numismatics.org/pella/), an important new research tool for ancient Greek numismatics that provides a comprehensive, easily accessible online catalogue of the coinage produced by the kings of the Macedonian Argead dynasty (c.700–310 BCE). Cataloguing the individual coin types of […]

Restitution Ordered from Sentry Asset Group, LLC for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Restitution Ordered from Sentry Asset Group, LLC for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Wednesday, November 18, announced that a federal court in Miami, Florida issued a Consent Order against Defendants Sentry Asset Group, LLC d/b/a Sentry Asset Management, LLC (SAG) of Boca Raton, Florida, and its owner, manager, and controlling person John Pakel of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Retailer APMEX Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Precious Metals Retailer APMEX Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

APMEX has made shopping for Precious Metals easier with their new mobile website Recently, APMEX, Inc. launched a state-of-the-art mobile website, further improving their user experience. The site has a mobile-friendly modern design and an intuitive user interface that works on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. “This is a huge step forward in helping us […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and that trying to usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for those involved. This is especially true if […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
What Is a Spondulix? In Memoriam: Tom Culhane

What Is a Spondulix? In Memoriam: Tom Culhane

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   New Jersey coin dealer Tom Culhane died on October 29, 2015, at age 58. His whimsical business name was The Elusive Spondulix. So, what is a spondulix? Tom attempted to explain on his website: “The company name, The Elusive Spondulix, may have raised your sesquipedalian curiosity. No don’t run […]

By November 12, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

By GeyerGorey LLP …….   The Wealthy Max Limited (Wealthy Max) legal defense team today announced the company’s agreement with the Department of the Treasury’s decision to temporarily suspend the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coins Redemption Program. This move clearly demonstrates that senior officials within the Treasury Department are taking issues related to the Mint’s mutilated […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Southern Indiana Coin Store Owner Dead after Robbery and Shooting

Southern Indiana Coin Store Owner Dead after Robbery and Shooting

By CoinWeek News Staff….   John M. Turner, a 79-year-old coin and jewelry store owner, was shot and killed during a robbery on Saturday, November 7. A suspect in the case was arrested on Monday, November 9. Around 3:30 p.m. Central Time on the 7th, someone robbed John’s Coin & Jewelry Shop at 61 West […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) October 24 Fall Coin Show Kid Zone program was attended by 62 very enthusiastic children and parents. The Saturday morning began with a steady stream of young people entering the kid’s the area to fill in their penny and nickel folders. Each child […]

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

American Numismatic Association Veteran Joins Staff Renowned bibliophile David Sklow has joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) staff as the manager of the Dwight N. Manley Library. Sklow will oversee and manage the library and its assets. During his previous employment, he served in a similar capacity as Director for the ANA Library and Research […]

Confronting Breen

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A convicted serial child molester, it’s hard to imagine that Breen’s stay at the facility was ever meant to rehabilitate the man. […]

U.S. Mint Suspends Coin Exchange Program

U.S. Mint Suspends Coin Exchange Program

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. Because of the possibility of unlawful activity on the coin exchange program, the United States Mint […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fraud Alert UPDATE – Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Being Used to Buy Gold

Fraud Alert UPDATE – Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Being Used to Buy Gold

By Numismatic Crime Information Center …….   UPDATE OCT 26th – Suspects Arrested …….. A group of suspects have been arrested for passing over $400,000 in counterfeit cashier’s checks to coin dealers. Victims from California to Florida have come forward. The following suspects are in custody and being held on $750,000 bond. Danny Rashee O’Connor Debra Eudy Jessica […]

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

ICTA Seeking YN Scholarship Applicants

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) is now accepting applications for its annual Diane Piret Memorial Young Numismatist Scholarship to the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. The scholarship will cover one week-long seminar fee and airline transportation to/from the seminar. You must be age 13 […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

By GeyerGorey LLP….   The Wealthy Max Limited legal defense team filed a motion to dismiss the civil forfeiture case brought by the US Attorney for the District of New Jersey. The motion is filed with the US District Court in New Jersey and seeks the immediate release of $2,388,091.18 that the company is owed […]

By October 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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