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PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of […]

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading publisher of coin and paper money books, magazines, and other reference products, has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Ninety-five coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide were nominated for the 2012 Coin of the Year Awards, honoring coins displaying […]

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

Possibly the only known “Plain Edge” specimen of this fabled Large Cent; available as part of Heritage Platinum Night FUN Auction, Jan. 5 DALLAS, TX – A possibly unique “Plain Edge” 1795 one cent piece, Fair 2 PCGS, S-79 will be a featured coin during Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 5 Platinum night festivities as part of […]

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

An entirely new numismatic discovery is set to cause a stir at the 2012 New York International Numismatic Convention.  Lot 2092, a 1766 pattern Rouble depicting the bust of Catherine II,  has for the first time been linked to a monumental official painting of the Tsarina by renowned artist Fedor Rokotov (pictured below with the […]

By December 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will again serve as an official auctioneer at the New York International Numismatic Convention, presenting 2,945 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money during three sessions, January 4-9, 2012. Session One will offer Ancient Coins and World Gold on January 6, and Session Two will […]

By December 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

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Top Numismatic National Treasures in PCGS Holders

Top Numismatic National Treasures in PCGS Holders

With the reported pending $7.395 million sale of the unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the most valuable certified United States gold, silver and copper coins are in Professional Coin Grading Service holders. “The most recent national numismatic treasure in the news is the one-of-a- kind Brasher Doubloon with designer Ephraim Brasher’s initials, EB, on the eagle’s […]

By December 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 12, 2011) – The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this fifth edition presents some of the fastest-rising retail values for world coins. Economic factors have continued to drive collector interest and push prices for these classic coins higher […]

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Jan. 3-8 events taking place during Orlando 2012 FUN Convention; Heritage announces Platinum Night across two evenings for the first time; The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection, Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection headline important collections offered An incredible rarity, a 1921 $20 Double Eagle, MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Duckor/Godard – from The Dr. […]

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

PNG President Optimistic About 2012 Marketplace

(Willowbrook, Illinois) — The President of the Professional Numismatists Guild, Jeffrey Bernberg, predicts the 2012 market for “mega-rarity” coins will continue to be strong and the popularity of modern issues and mid-to-upper range paper money will continue to get collector support during the new year. Based on his personal prognosis and comments he’s heard from […]

Teletrade Celebrates 25 Years with its Largest Two-day Auction Event Ever

Teletrade Celebrates 25 Years with its Largest Two-day Auction Event Ever

Offering more than 8,500 Lots Valued at over $3 Million Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, is celebrating 25 years in business with a colossal two-day auction event, the largest in its history. Auction 3187 on Sunday, December 11, and Auction 3188 on Monday, December 12, include more than 8,500 lots […]

By December 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Odyssey Board Chairman and Maritime Legal Expert Dr. David J. Bederman Passes

Odyssey Board Chairman and Maritime Legal Expert Dr. David J. Bederman Passes

Tampa, FL – December 7, 2011 – Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX) today announced with great sadness the loss of Chairman of the Board David J. Bederman on December 4, 2011. Dr. Bederman had been a member of Odyssey’s Board of Directors since 2006 and served the Chairman since 2010. “David was a personal […]

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ANA Accepting Applications for New Executive Director

ANA Accepting Applications for New Executive Director

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for a new executive director. “The entire board is excited at the process of selecting a new executive director to manage the association over the next decade,” ANA President Tom Hallenbeck said. “We’ve analyzed the executive director’s role and reevaluated the qualities needed to […]

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of auctions DALLAS, TX – The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents, 12 in all, will be offered as part of Heritage Auctions’ Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 Platinum Night auction, […]

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

(Temecula, California) – The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members. “We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNG Code of Ethics in […]

New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans chosen as 2013 Spring National Money Show site

New Orleans was selected as the site for the 2013 Spring National Money Show by the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors during a Tuesday teleconference meeting. The show will be held May 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Proposals from five cities were evaluated: Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Portland. After […]

New Direction IRA Makes a Change

New Direction IRA Makes a Change

Effective December 1, 2011, Entrust New Direction IRA will become simply “New Direction IRA, Inc.” due to the pending mutual dissolution of the franchise system by us and the Entrust Group, which will be effective December 31, 2011. Over the last few years, the franchise model of the Entrust Group has limited our ability to […]

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PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the eighth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

GreatCoins.com Launches As Coin Collecting Experiences A Dramatic Upswing In Popularity

GreatCoins.com Launches As Coin Collecting Experiences A Dramatic Upswing In Popularity

Founded by 2010’s “Numismatist of the Year” Rick Snow, GreatCoins.com Provides An Online Resource For The Ever-Expanding Coin Collecting Community To Buy And Sell Coins And Network. (November 17, 2011) – As a hobby, coin collecting has been a popular option nearly as long as there have been coins. Collectors and coin dealers, more formally […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

‘Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards’ Named Theme of 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21

From the objects we’ve used as money, to the money we produce, to the money that exists in electronic form, the way we buy and sell goods and services has a long, storied history. “Change In Money: Cowries to Credit Cards” is the theme for the 2012 National Coin Week, April 15-21. The American Numismatic […]

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

“Small but Mighty” might be a good phrase to describe the January 7, 2012 Kolbe & Fanning public auction of rare and desirable numismatic works to be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While there are only 350 lots in the sale, […]

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

(Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) — With the United States Mint’s mid- December sales cutoff deadline approaching, the President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (www.cmohfoundation.org) is praising an 11th hour effort by a prominent Texas coin dealer to boost lower-than-anticipated sales of the commemorative 2011 Medal of Honor uncirculated silver dollars. By law, the […]

By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Rarities is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Powell to the role of Marketing Director/Numismatist. Matt joined Pinnacle’s team full-time on November 7, 2011. In his role, Matt is responsible for building and maintaining excellent relations with existing marketing channels as well as selling new acquisitions and services to clients and prospective customers. […]

Odyssey Marine Exploration Reports Results for Third Quarter 2011

Odyssey Marine Exploration Reports Results for Third Quarter 2011

Tampa, FL – November 9, 2011 – Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. For the third quarter of 2011, Odyssey reported revenue of $5.9 million, compared to $9.8 million in the third quarter of 2010 and […]

By November 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

New gold and silver coins echo Boreal Forest, Wood Bison, Orca and Peregrine Falcon commemorative circulation coin program unveiled in October 2011; other collectibles feature a one-kilo pure gold Lacrosse coin; the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms in 14-karat gold; holiday themes in colour and pure silver; and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loonie […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success, and for the first time we hold a new world record price in South American gold coins with the sale of a Brazilian gold monetary ingot for $218,500 (including buyer’s fee). We achieved this through proper research, promotion, and expertise that only […]

Santa Clara Expo Ending Long Run

Santa Clara Expo Ending Long Run

(Santa Ana, California) — The last scheduled Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be the upcoming show, November 18 – 20, 2011. Future dates for the twice-yearly Northern California show, including the previously planned March 16 – 18, 2012 show, are being canceled by the Santa Clara Expo’s owner, Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: […]

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