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Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

Mike Fuljenz, Universal Coin & Bullion Win Press Club Awards for Gold Advisories

(Beaumont, Texas) – Michael Fuljenz (www.MikeFuljenz.com), President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, again has been honored by journalism professionals for his consumer education writings about gold and other precious metals. The Press Club of Southeast Texas presented Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion with a first place Excellence in the Media […]

By June 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
An Interview with Anthony Swiatek

An Interview with Anthony Swiatek

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek If a professional numismatist is widely known as “Mr. Commem”, it’s obvious that he would carry a large selection of silver and gold U.S. commemorative coins issued from 1892 to 1954. That line of reasoning applies to Anthony Swiatek, but his interest in the field extends far beyond one area […]

New joint venture launched: Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions

New joint venture launched: Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions

Sept. 27 auction premiere to be held at Morphy’s Pennsylvania gallery Two of the country’s most influential and respected collectibles experts, auction house owner Dan Morphy and antique coin authority Laura Sperber, have joined forces to establish Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions. The new firm, which will produce a minimum of two rare coin auctions per […]

Corey Maita has been appointed president of Teletrade

Corey Maita has been appointed president of Teletrade

Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.pk) subsidiary, Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, announced today that Corey Maita has been appointed as president. Maita joined the company in November 2011 as vice president of business development. Since joining Teletrade, Maita has led the company in its day-to-day activities and engineered an impressive […]

Superior Gold Group Agrees to Final Judgment and Injunction

Superior Gold Group Agrees to Final Judgment and Injunction

Owner Bruce Sands Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Restitution and to Stay Out of the Precious Metals Business City of Santa Monica and L.A. County prosecutors have reached a final agreement with Superior Gold Group and its owner, Bruce Sands, more than one year after a court ordered the business placed under receivership and […]

Members Share Why They Belong to EAC

Members Share Why They Belong to EAC

Mark Borckardt, Nick Gampietro, Pierre Fricke, Walter Husak, Ralph Rucker Interviewer: David Lisot The Early American Coppers group is more than just an organization devoted to the study of the copper coins of early America. EAC is a fraternity of collectors that are friends with one another and share knowledge about what they collect. Hear […]

American Numismatic Association Names Jeff Shevlin as New Executive Director

American Numismatic Association Names Jeff Shevlin as New Executive Director

Jeff Shevlin has been appointed executive director of the American Numismatic Association, the Board of Governors announced today. Shevlin brings a wealth of valuable management and leadership experience with him when he joins the ANA on June 18. “I am exceedingly energized about the opportunity to manage the day-to-day operations of the ANA staff and […]

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of Hennie Rinbeek to its Senior Management

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of Hennie Rinbeek to its Senior Management

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 22, 2012) – (BUSINESS WIRE) A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”), a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK) (“SGI”), announced today that HENNIE RIJNBEEK has joined A-MARK’s Austrian operation, A-MARK TRADING AG, Vienna as executive vice president. Mr. Rijnbeek comes to A-Mark after more than 25 years in the precious metals industry at Rabobank International and ABN AMRO / HBU. […]

Finest Known PCGS Set Registry Collection of Roosevelt Dimes for Sale at TNA 2012

Finest Known PCGS Set Registry Collection of Roosevelt Dimes for Sale at TNA 2012

Lee Logan, Owner, Lee Logan Interviewer: David Lisot. Assembling a collection of the finest known coins of any series is a challenge and point of pride for any collector. Lee Logan has assembled just such a set for Roosevelt dimes. He shares what drives him to assemble his collections and why he believes it is […]

Park Avenue Numismatics, Launches Mobile Website

Park Avenue Numismatics, Launches Mobile Website

Park Avenue Numismatics, a leading Rare Coin and Precious Metals dealer announced today the launch of its mobile version of their popular online Rare Coin and Bullion mobile site, m.parkavenumis.com. Inspired by an increasingly mobile society, this development was a natural progression in serving our tech-savvy customer base, according to Bob Green, President & C.E.O. […]

Treasurer Rosie Rios at the ANA National Money Show

Treasurer Rosie Rios at the ANA National Money Show

Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States Interviewer: David Lisot Treasurer Rosie Rios explains why the Mint and BEP are exhibiting at the American Numismatic Association. She talks about the Mint celebrating its 220th anniversary and the BEP its 150th. Treasurer Rios brings a genuine appreciation to the numismatic hobby and shares what it is […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin Selling Policies

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is a consensus among coin collectors and numismatists that it is important that e-Bay have policies designed to protect buyers from overgraded, counterfeit and otherwise problematic coins. Sales of such coins have been an ongoing problem for years, especially on online auction platforms. But the new e-Bay policies announced […]

CSNS Dealers Discuss the State of the Coin Market

CSNS Dealers Discuss the State of the Coin Market

Kevin Foley, Mike Orlando, Kevin Lipton, Patrick Heller, Sergio Sanchez, Allen Rowe, Gregg Bingham, and Bonnie Sabel. Interviewer: David Lisot The Central States Numismatic Society Convention has been holding conventions for 73 years. Some of the dealers in attendance share their views of the coin market. They discuss what areas are hot and what areas […]

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek I’m happy to announce this week that CAC, the Certified Acceptance Corporation, will announce that they will now accept Cu-Ni clad and silver business strike Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978) for review and certification. The Eisenhower dollar, the last of the “Big Dollar” coins, will be the first clad-era series to be […]

eBay Becoming More Involved in the Coin Market and Dealer Reaction

eBay Becoming More Involved in the Coin Market and Dealer Reaction

Gene Cook, eBay GM of Emerging Verticals, Brooke Segaran, Senior Manager of Collectibles Interviewer: David Lisot The coin business is receiving a lot of attention from the Internet auction platform eBay. The company has committed both resources and personnel to implementing new rules and procedures to increase consumer protection as well as establishing strategic relationships […]

By April 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager, 33, has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $948,505 in restitution for the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and objects from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, CO. The sentence […]

David T. Alexander joins Heritage Auctions New York office as Senior Numismatist

David T. Alexander joins Heritage Auctions New York office as Senior Numismatist

EW YORK – Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime numismatist, expert and writer David T. Alexander has joined its New York staff as Senior Numismatist. “David brings an incredible amount of experience to his new position with Heritage,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “He has been a highly regarded numismatic journalist since 1963 and […]

Numismatic Personality: Kevin Lipton Market Comments

Numismatic Personality: Kevin Lipton Market Comments

Kevin Lipton, Numismatic Market Maker Interviewer: David Lisot Kevin Lipton was a wunderkind in the coin market when he started out as ayoung boy more than four decades ago. Now he is a major market maker traveling around the country trading in great numismatic rarities. He talks about attending the Central States Convention, their new […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
CSNS Best of Show Winner Numismatic Exhibits 2012

CSNS Best of Show Winner Numismatic Exhibits 2012

William Bierly, Numismatic Exhibitor Interviewer: David Lisot William has been developing his exhibit illustrating the phrase “in God We Trust” on coinage for some time. At this CSNS Convention he was awarded first place in the US Coin category and ultimately the Best of Show. Bill shares with us the work involved to create his […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Incoming CSNS President James Moores

Incoming CSNS President James Moores

James Moores, President, CSNS Interviewer: David Lisot. James was recently installed as the president for the Central States Numismatic Society for the 2012-2014 term. He has been a member of CSNS for more than 30 years. Jim talks about what it means to hold this office and what he intends to achieve during his presidency. […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

A BABY STEP FOR THE PNG AND THE HOBBY!

Hot Topics by Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics FINALLY-A DEFINITION OF COIN DOCTORING HAS BEEN VOTED IN! The definition of coin doctoring FINALLY has been accepted by a major organization-The PNG. Next up, we need the ANA to accept it too. I personally did not think the PNG membership would vote to accept the definition. […]

By April 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Princeton University, McCormick Hall 101, Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 6, the Friends of Princeton University Library will sponsor a public lecture by the noted scholar of early American coinage, Louis Jordan, entitled “Transformations in Numismatic Iconography during the American Revolution. ” The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in 101 […]

By April 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  These appointments fill two vacancies created by the expiration of the appointment of Arthur Houghton, the member specially qualified because of his education, training or experience in numismatic curation; and the resignation […]

By April 9, 2012 1 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 numismatic […]

By April 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Man Sentenced in Theft of ANA Coins Stolen from St. Louis Museum

Man Sentenced in Theft of ANA Coins Stolen from St. Louis Museum

A former St. Louis Museum of Transportation tour guide was ordered Thursday to serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing six Civil War-era coins, valued at $18,844, which belonged to the American Numismatic Association Money Museum. The four-panel ANA traveling exhibit, “Money of the U.S. Civil War,” was scheduled to open at […]

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View Gold

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Recent news accounts have revealed some interesting information about the precious metals investment perspectives of three of the world’s richest men. Two of them, George Soros and John Paulson, are very bullish on gold, and have put their money where their mouths are, while a third billionaire, Warren Buffet, remains […]

By February 28, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Signs John Kraljevich

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Signs John Kraljevich

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that John Kraljevich, an independent numismatist and researcher, has signed an exclusive contract for numismatic cataloging services with the firm. Kraljevich, a resident of New York City, cataloged for predecessor firms Bowers and Merena Galleries (2000-2003), American Numismatic Rarities (2003-2006), and Stack’s (2006-2007), before opening his own firm in August […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, GOLDLINE ANNOUNCES

Precious Metals Company Will Continue to Set Standard For Customer Disclosures SANTA MONICA, CA (PRESS RELEASE) – Goldline International Inc., the precious metals leader in customer service and disclosures, today announced an agreement with the Santa Monica City Attorney which dismissed all charges against the company and its employees. Under the agreement, the company agreed […]

By February 22, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

Goldline International Placed Under Injunction, Ordered To Change Sales Practices

National Coin Dealer Must Also Refund Up To $4.5 Million To Customers, Set Up Fund For Additional Claims The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a judgment and injunction against Goldline International, Inc., one of the nation’s largest gold coin dealers. The injunction, believed to be the strongest ever levied against a precious metals […]

By February 22, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
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