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New U.S. Coin Digest Now Available

New U.S. Coin Digest Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (April 30, 2012) – A new edition of U.S. Coin Digest, one of the most popular, easy-to-use resources for U.S. coin values, is now available from Krause Publications. 2013 U.S Coin Digest, 11th Edition is a fully illustrated guide to all United States coin issues offering the most up-to-date pricing in up to 11 […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Only the Second of its Kind in North America Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, and division of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), tomorrow will unveil its first GOLD to go™ ATM machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The world famous hotel […]

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 […]

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

Many investors who acquire precious metals as an asset and as a way to diversify their investment portfolios are storing them in insured depositories rather than taking personal possession. In fact, more individuals are storing gold and silver than at any time in recent history, and for good reasons, according to Diamond State Depository, a […]

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

Issued in 1860, it is among the finest known. April 25, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is offering a selection of rare certified coins in their auctions ending April 29, 2012.  The group has been consigned by several consignors and includes one of the finest 1860 Three-dollar Gold Pieces known, graded Proof-65 by PCGS (prior […]

By April 25, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Currency Certifies  Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

PCGS Currency Certifies Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

(Peoria, Illinois) — The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency (www.PCGSCurrency.com). “Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking […]

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

As it continues to advance the art and science of coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce a striking variety of new collector coins which celebrate Canada through nature, art and history. This newest collection includes: the Mint’s first glow-in-the-dark coin in a new 25-cent dinosaur series; new Maple Leaf Forever coins in gold, silver […]

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions (HA.com) will change its Buyer’s Premium (BP) to 17.5% for numismatic auctions effective Aug. 1, 2012 for winning bidders in its Signature®, Platinum Night, HERITAGE Live!TM and weekly and monthly Internet-only auctions. The BP for Gallery auctions will remain unchanged. “The new rate is competitive in the marketplace, and remains one […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing their first “Buy or Bid Sale,” which is in progress and will close on Wednesday, May 9. The sale is designed to sell hundreds of lots cheaply, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at inexpensive prices. The sale is online only: there will be no printed […]

World Notgeld Guide and Checklist Available as CD

World Notgeld Guide and Checklist Available as CD

IOLA, Wis. (April 23, 2012) – A Guide and Checklist to World Notgeld 1914-1947, 2nd edition, is now available in CD form from Krause Publications. The reference by Courtney L. Coffing contains the largest collection of photographed Notgeld in a worldwide reference. The CD features: -13,000 entries listed by both city and country -More than 1,400 […]

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

A large bourse, great numismatic inventory, numerous family activities and a chance to meet the Treasurer of the United States await attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 in Denver. The spring coin show and convention, at the Colorado Convention Center, will also feature top-rate educational programs and a superb […]

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 →
Goldline Restitution Claims – Company Has Paid Over $5 Million In Refunds and Restitution Under Court Judgment

Goldline Restitution Claims – Company Has Paid Over $5 Million In Refunds and Restitution Under Court Judgment

As part of a recent court judgment, Goldline International, Inc., one of the nation’s largest precious metals dealers, was required to provide refunds to specified former customers. Those refunds are now complete: Goldline has refunded a total of more than $4.25 million to former customers, who returned their coins to the company. In addition, Goldline […]

By April 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

The unique 1903 Fengtien Province Tael, one of the most important silver coins in Chinese numismatic history, was certified by Professional Coin Grading Service during the recent April 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair. The 1903 “dragon dollar,” graded PCGS Secure Plus™ AU55, was submitted by PCGS Authorized Dealer Chun-Yo-(Stanley) Chou […]

By April 19, 2012 7 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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins, which incorporate advanced security features and are manufactured with the Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology begins circulating today.  More cost-effective than their predecessors and […]

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. “The winner will receive a Saint-Gaudens […]

By April 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF- 60, J-1636a. The Stella, or four-dollar gold piece, was coined solely as a series of pattern pieces dated 1879 or 1880 in two major types. Both show a left-facing bust of Liberty on the obverse and […]

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

CPM Group Releases its Gold Yearbook 2012

The much anticipated CPM Group Gold Yearbook 2012 has arrived and once again promises to be a standard reference for both academics and investors as to what is really happening in the precious metals business. Highly recommended : Gold prices continued to rise for the tenth consecutive year, on an annual average basis, during 2011. […]

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

IOLA, Wis. (April 9, 2012) – The world coin collecting community will gather at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare April 24-29 as the 37th annual Chicago International Coin Fair comes to the Windy City. CICF is one of the most popular conventions in the U.S. serving the interests of collectors and dealers of world coins and paper […]

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 →
ANA Seeks Donations of Morgan Silver Dollars

ANA Seeks Donations of Morgan Silver Dollars

Coins of all grades sought for new educational initiative Morgan silver dollar collectors can help ensure that this magnificent coin series is forever preserved for future generations to enjoy and study through a program spearheaded by former American Numismatic Association Gov. Michael Fey. Fey is asking collectors to donate Morgans of various dates, varieties and […]

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

By Wayne Sayles Coin collectors across the U.S. are tired of being singled out with unilateral sanctions.  The State Department’s assault on our ability to collect coins is killing another American industry and leaving coin collectors in China and Europe to freely buy and sell.  We’ve decided we aren’t going to take it anymore.  Join […]

Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Free events include open house, mint demonstrations, contests and more The American Numismatic Association is celebrating National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a slate ofactivities at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. All children visiting the Money Museum during National Coin Week can take a fun money quiz,search for answers in the […]

Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

April 18-22  auction features more than 3,400 total lots of fine, rare and valuable currency to collectors at CSNS in Schaumberg, IL Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Central States Numismatic Society Show, will offer more than 3,400 lots of rare and collectible currency as part of its Signature® Currency Auction being held April […]

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

1,400-year-old dinar is believed to be first made with gold from ‘Mine of Commander of the Faithful’ A unique and historically important first dinar believed to have been produced with gold from the “Mine of the Commander of the Faithful” is expected to sell for up to £1 million in a sale of Islamic coins […]

Numismatic Theatre lineup announced for National Money Show

Numismatic Theatre lineup announced for National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association has announced the Numismatic Theatre schedule for the 2012 Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Below is the current schedule of talks: Friday, May 11 9 a.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing 10 a.m. […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 3,100 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, April 1-4, 2012, HKT. The four-day auction event is estimated to realize more than $10 million USD and offers three catalogs spotlighting a multitude of […]

Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo Was Star-Spangled

Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo Was Star-Spangled

BALTIMORE—If you’re keeping score at home, put a mark down for another successful Baltimore Spring show. In fact, you could even say it was Star-Spangled. In a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, the Expo included an exhibit featuring gold and silver proof and uncirculated coins commemorating the 200th anniversary of […]

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