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ANA National Money Show, Atlanta – Travel Diary

ANA National Money Show, Atlanta – Travel Diary

By Charles Morgan  for CoinWeek……….  It’s Monday morning, and I’ve just returned from a three-day trip to the outskirts of Atlanta, where I joined CoinWeek co-founder and industry video-archivist David Lisot for my first American Numismatic event, the ANA National Money Show. As many of you who are familiar with CoinWeek know, David travels across the […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. Kennedy gold coin options The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission  met on February 11 to discuss a range of issues including designs for the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters, the possible issuance of a special 24 carat (.9999 fine) gold half dollar marking the 50th anniversary of the issuance of the John […]

By February 28, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention of coin and precious metals collectors and manufacturers. New coin products are unveiled and trends in the minting industry are […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

Hidden Cache of 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins May Be Most Valuable Hoard Unearthed in North America The Saddle Ridge Treasure of over 1400 gold coins, with an estimated value of $10+ Million, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. and available for purchase at a later date through Amazon.com. Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., […]

By February 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #211 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Very Fine to AU grade, Classic Head Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins). These were minted from 1834 to 1838. U.S. Quarter Eagles date from 1796 to […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Crypto-currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked and May Go Bust

Crypto-currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked and May Go Bust

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……… More problems for Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as the popular crypto-currency site was pulled offline Monday. Reports have surfaced over the last 24-hours that Mt. Gox has been breached and that up to $350 million in Bitcoins has been stolen by hackers, apparently after a year-long scheme to infiltrate […]

By February 25, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Kris Oyster, Coin Business Veteran, Starts a New Venture

Kris Oyster, Coin Business Veteran, Starts a New Venture

Kris Oyster, a thirty-five year coin dealer and industry veteran has launched a firm: DFW Coin & Jewelry Center in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Oyster’s new firm will have a bourse table at the ANA Convention in Atlanta from Feb. 27 to March 1, and a table at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in […]

By February 25, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins

The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek  In numerous pieces for this column over the past couple years, I have been to a large extent an advocate for the series of First Spouse Gold Coins. I have always believed America’s First Ladies deserve a series honoring them, though a strong argument can be made that the coins should have […]

By February 25, 2014 18 Comments Read More →
The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Once derided as worthless during the Soviet era, Russian banknotes offer a glimpse at the country’s past while at the same time looking forward. Russian Numismatics is one of the most exciting growth areas in the hobby. But where to start? The price of Imperial coinage can be prohibitive, […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

Numismatic Quick Hits: Clifford Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard + ANS Honors Pawel Leski

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Mishler on Inspecting the GSA Morgan Dollar Hoard Clifford Mishler was the editor of the Numismatic News in 1971, when he was invited to the West Point Bullion Depository as one of a group of eminent figures in the hobby to observe the government’s preparations for the historic […]

By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

A collection of Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years, 15 Monarchs and seven mints, will be offered for sale by London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The comprehensive date collection of 394 Sovereigns from the earliest hammered examples to modern milled is entitled The Hemisphere Collection and […]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. With the huge anticipation over the Perth Mint’s new two-ounce high relief Zeus silver coin prior to its release, I contacted the Mint to arrange an interview with artist Tom Vaughan, who designed this unique coin. Mr. Vaughan was also the designer for the Perth […]

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 1: Preliminary Thoughts and Dime Preview

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 1: Preliminary Thoughts and Dime Preview

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #210 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Incredible is the right word to describe the collection of Eugene Gardner. Dictionaries, such as Merriam-Webster, tend to define “incredible” as ‘amazing’ or ‘extraordinary,’ perhaps even “too extraordinary to believe”! Indeed, […]

By February 19, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Mass murder… domestic terrorism… swastikas… are they really on American medals and tokens? In the first two installments of Spotlight on So-Called Dollars, we touched on the relationship between so-called dollars and America’s classic commemoratives. In this, the third and final installment, we take a look at some of […]

By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Massive Discrepancy In 2013 China Gold Demand!

Massive Discrepancy In 2013 China Gold Demand!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The World Gold Council today released its “Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2013” report.  This latest report alleges that China’s jewelry demand for 2013 (on page 19 of the report) was 150.7 tons (about 4.85 million troy ounces), that the Chinese bar and coin […]

Central States Numismatic to Host 75th Convention in April 2014. VIDEO

Central States Numismatic to Host 75th Convention in April 2014. VIDEO

Kevin Foley, CSNS Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Kevin Foley is convention for multiple coin conventions in the United States. The Central States Numismatic Society is on of the Midwest’s most important conventions. Kevin talks about the upcoming show in April 2014 and what kind of events collectors and dealers can expect including almost […]

By February 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver American Eagles: Big Sellers in a Sluggish Economy

Gold and Silver American Eagles: Big Sellers in a Sluggish Economy

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Merchants from mom and pop stores to national chains are fighting a losing battle with lower sales volume. Are there any exceptions to the general trend? Stock what people want, and they’ll beat a path to your door or web site. So what is hot in the current retail environment? Take a look […]

By February 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek YN:  My Collection is Old and Obsolete

CoinWeek YN: My Collection is Old and Obsolete

By Matt Draiss Basically the title says it all. My collection is old and obsolete. No, not that kind of old and obsolete, but it is a much more fun and fascinating kind of obsolete. I began collecting Obsolete Bank Notes a few years ago after I discovered them in a pamphlet on the subject […]

By February 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’m basically an old school coin dealer. I market coins all the time but am not really a “marketer” in the numismatic sense of the word—although I deal with firms which are marketers. These companies are always looking for angles and if there is one thing I am pretty cognizant […]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #209 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. On Jan. 10, 2014, at the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned one of the most complete collections of large cents that has ever been assembled, which was owned […]

By February 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, […]

By February 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
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 →
Can Coin Dealers be Coin Collectors?

Can Coin Dealers be Coin Collectors?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A recent question from a client got me thinking: is it possible for a coin dealer to be a coin collector? My answer short and sweet: certainly yes — but with a large asterisk. In most collectibles fields, many of the greatest collections ever formed were by […]

By February 7, 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 →
Numismatic Quick Hits: The PCGS Doily Returns + Comments on the Girl Scout Commem

Numismatic Quick Hits: The PCGS Doily Returns + Comments on the Girl Scout Commem

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. The PCGS Doily Returns: A Retro-Remake of a Coveted Classic What’s old is new again. For a limited time only, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is reintroducing its coveted “doily holder” for a range of modern numismatic coins. The Doily, so-called because of its intricate, “doily-like” […]

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar, and the Mint has plans to issue special coins and sets to honor the occasion.  This is an important anniversary for collectors of American coins because of the longstanding popularity of the JFK halves.  President Kennedy is […]

By February 4, 2014 22 Comments Read More →
The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #208 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. A year ago, the Eric Newman Collection was the most famous numismatic collection, which features United States coins, to be intact and not be in a public institution. […]

By February 3, 2014 2 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 […]

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