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Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On June 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the heart of Mosul overlooking the Tigris River. The 12th-century structure was built by Nur ad-Din Zangi, a Turkish noble, in the closing decades of the great Seljuk […]

Digital Future: Don’t Let Big Brother Track Your Bullion!

Digital Future: Don’t Let Big Brother Track Your Bullion!

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   Let’s be loud and clear about this point: American citizens, and human beings more generally, have a right to hold wealth in a tangible form that cannot vanish from an electronic bank ledger in a moment. This would seem to be an incontrovertible truth. It’s a matter of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors […]

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the […]

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted  ….   In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …..   As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. In […]

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC ……   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister connotation due to how history remembers his cruel and self-indulgent tendencies. His reputation was equally negative during his reign, and the discontent came to a climax in 64 […]

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

By CoinWeek …..   Previously, CoinWeek covered three important modern coin lots that you need to know about from the Stack’s Bowers June 2017 auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. In this piece, CoinWeek’s editors will run down classic U.S. coin highlights that you will not want to miss. Stack’s […]

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

1792 cent with plain edge traced back to 1890 Parmelee auction; consignment window still open The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent […]

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Proof gold coins are ideal for the few great coins collecting strategy By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The late, great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This chauvinistic statement would be politically incorrect in today’s world, but it does offer a glimpse […]

“Divisive” 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Outperforms 2016 Versions*

“Divisive” 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Outperforms 2016 Versions*

*A lack of a mintage limit may have helped By CoinWeek News Staff ….   First day sales of the 2017 American Liberty U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal totaled 26,833 units, according to Todd Martin, Deputy Chief of the Office of Corporate Communications of the United States Mint. In light of the “controversy” over […]

$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

Very large Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot from SS Central America wreck brings $188,000 A diverse selection of rarities led the way June 8-11 as Heritage’s auction of rare U.S. coins, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised more than $10.7 million USD for consignors. The auction was 98 percent […]

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Continuing on the theme of disclosing discovered current deceptive struck counterfeits and establishing one-page attribution guides for each, the variety for this installment has been the subject of a previous CoinWeek article from the folks at NGC entitled “Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large […]

Impressive Mint State 1811 Half Eagle Gold Coin in June 2017 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Impressive Mint State 1811 Half Eagle Gold Coin in June 2017 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 11394 of our June 2017 Baltimore Auction spotlights a gorgeous MS-62+ (PCGS) CAC 1811 Capped Bust Left half eagle. This example is the BD-1, Tall 5 variety and ranks among the finest-known survivors of that marriage. Earlier offered as part of the Griggs […]

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now?

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now?

CoinWeek Podcast #69: So… PSA Grades Coins Now? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. After a non-work related eBay session, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan stumbled upon something he had not seen before – PSA graded coins. PSA is owned by Collectors Universe, […]

Paper Money Auctions – Cleo Collection of Confederate Currency at ANA

Paper Money Auctions – Cleo Collection of Confederate Currency at ANA

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A remarkable type collection of Confederate paper money, assembled by a husband and wife over the more than 50 years, will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official U.S. Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Denver, Colorado. “The […]

U.S. Mint Releases 225th Anniversary Silver Medal June 14

U.S. Mint Releases 225th Anniversary Silver Medal June 14

The United States Mint will make available for purchase the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medal™ (product code 17XB) on June 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint is issuing this one-ounce proof medal in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year. Struck in 99.9 percent silver at the Philadelphia Mint, it is the […]

Congress Proposes Commemorative Coins for American Legion Centennial

Congress Proposes Commemorative Coins for American Legion Centennial

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On May 18, U.S. Representative Timothy Walz (D-MN1) introduced a bill to create commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. A Congressionally chartered organization for American veterans who saw active service during wartime, the American Legion was founded on February 16, 1919 in Paris by soldiers […]

Why Hollywood Gets Ancient Coins Wrong

Why Hollywood Gets Ancient Coins Wrong

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   I have endured what no one on earth has endured before. I kissed the hands of the man who killed my son. I loved my boy from the moment he opened his eyes until the moment you closed them. Let me wash his body. Let me […]

Mint Error News: PCGS Certifies Unique Two-Headed Nickel

Mint Error News: PCGS Certifies Unique Two-Headed Nickel

United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel Struck with Two Obverse Dies, PCGS MS65 By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is the only known U.S. regular-issue coin of ANY denomination that was struck with two obverse dies (two-headed). It stands alone as a major U.S. numismatic rarity and proves that a United States […]

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of The Royal Mint. Beginning June 5, 2017 and running through July 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Mint product will automatically enter the purchaser into the sweepstakes. One lucky […]

Complete Gem District Set of 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Notes to Show at IPMS

Complete Gem District Set of 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Notes to Show at IPMS

The collection–the only complete Gem District Set known to exist–will be exhibited at the 2017 International Paper Money Show (IPMS) in Kansas City, June 8-11 By Robert Phillips ……   The Stradivarius Collection, so named to emphasize its quality and rarity, is not only the finest-known collection of 1934 Light Green Seal (LGS) $500 Federal […]

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated zinc. It was the end of an era for the “penny,” which had become too expensive to produce with its 95-percent copper composition; the cost of making the one-cent piece […]

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

What Your Coin’s Grade Says About You as a Collector

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Forrest Gump, the namesake protagonist of the 1994 hit drama Forrest Gump, remarks, “My mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Where they are going. Where they been.” Just as well, the coins in my collection could probably tell you a […]

Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

For more than a quarter of a century, Heritage and the Long Beach Coin Expo have combined talents and resources to present the Official Signature auctions – a long history of cooperation and success, and this is continuing with our current offerings scheduled for June 8-11 in Long Beach and through HA.com. At last count, […]

Eight Ways to Spend Collectible Coins

Eight Ways to Spend Collectible Coins

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Roll searchers (collectors who obtain coins in bulk from banks and look through them for interesting or valuable pieces) constantly find coins to add to their collections. Where do these coins come from? Someone is doing the opposite of roll searching: spending collectible coins. Some coins, like proofs […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC …… As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new, larger temple which was worthy of Zeus, the king of the gods. The project to build the Temple of Zeus began in 470 BCE and was completed in 456 BCE. […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan Dollar By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S Morgan Dollar. Each month in this column, we discuss some of the fundamentals of counterfeit detection, using counterfeit coins as illustrations. To date, the examples shown have not been deceptive. By […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect United States Gold Coins by Type…

So You’ve Decided to Collect United States Gold Coins by Type…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Many collectors of United States gold want to collect with a purpose and with a goal. However, these collectors don’t necessarily care to be specialized or ultra-specialized. In this case, collecting by type is a perfect fit. There are literally infinite ways by which to […]

U.S. Mint Releases Statement on American Eagle Silver Bullion Branch Mint Attribution

U.S. Mint Releases Statement on American Eagle Silver Bullion Branch Mint Attribution

By way of background, while most American Eagle silver bullion coins have been minted at the West Point Mint, to meet demand the United States Mint has sometimes produced these coins at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mint facilities. It is important to note that the Mint offers bullion coins through Authorized Purchasers to provide […]

 
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