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Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars. The 320-page book by Q. David Bowers offers pricing, grading instructions, series histories, and guidance on how to build high-quality collections of these popular coins. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that has offered online coin auctions for many years. Every David Lawrence rare coin auction offers a wide range of U.S. and foreign coins, including classic issues and modern coinage. Included in each auction are copper, silver, and gold […]

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Rare Coins Spanning 2,500 Years Anchor ANA Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction

Rare Coins Spanning 2,500 Years Anchor ANA Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction

Aug. 12-17, 2015; held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago More than 2,500 years of human history, as told by some of the greatest numismatic rarities ever presented, populate Heritage Auctions’ ANA World & Ancient Coins Signature® and Platinum Night Auctions in Chicago on August 12-17, 2015. “World and Ancient coins […]

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – overall number remains very low By European Central Bank….   454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2015 86% of the counterfeits are €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be easily verified using the “feel, look […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

PCGS Periodic Table Poster Now Available On Amazon

If you can’t attend one of the upcoming major shows in Baltimore, Chicago, or Long Beach, you still have an opportunity to obtain one of the popular new “PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters. “We’ve had many requests from across the country for these fascinating posters. While supplies last, we’re giving them […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia 2015 Proof Coin Collection in fine gold and fine silver including individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin, weighing just one fortieth-ounce and exceptional sets like the Premium Six-Coin Set, all finished to unsurpassed Proof finish. The illustrious Britannia, conceived by the Romans and embraced […]

Malta Issues Auberge De Bavière Silver and Gold Coins

Malta Issues Auberge De Bavière Silver and Gold Coins

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 15 July 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued two numismatic coins, in gold and silver, depicting the Auberge de Bavière. This is the fifth and final in the Bank’s series of numismatic coins on the auberges of the Knights of St. John. Palazzo Carnerio, known today as […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

United States Mint Launches New Mobile App for Smartphones

The United States Mint today announced the release of MyUSMint, the bureau’s new mobile application (app) for Android™ smartphones, the iPhone® and the iPod touch®. “This new app is just one more way for the public to connect with the U.S. Mint,” said Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States. “This is clearly an exciting […]

By July 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Carlton Frederick “Fred” Schwan, a coin collector and numismatist since his childhood, has been named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 Numismatist of the Year. Schwan will receive his award on Friday, August 14, during the awards banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. A student and publisher of military numismatics […]

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Award honors women who have made significant contributions to numismatics Michele Orzano will be recognized as the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics on August 14, during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠ in Rosemont, Illinois. This award honors women who […]

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This set contains eight $1 coins–four each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with obverses (heads sides) featuring the portraits of former Presidents Harry S. […]

By July 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Special Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

PMG Special Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Canada DC-29 1929 $1,000, PMG Extremely Fine 40 EPQ, obverse In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will display a dozen superb PMG-certified notes from the Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection at its booth (#1506) during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 11-15, 2015. PMG […]

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

July 9-12, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando; highly sought-after 1803 half dollar approaches $100,000 An 1893-S $1 MS63 PCGS, a tremendous Mint State example of one the rarest Morgan Dollar issues, drew top honors with $282,000 final price realized to lead Heritage Auctions’ $8.3+ million Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction, July […]

Two Inducted into ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame

Two Inducted into ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame

In recognition of their outstanding contributions to numismatics, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will induct the following individuals into the Numismatic Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money awards banquet on Friday, August 14, in Rosemont, Illinois. James Edward Charlton A numismatist most of his life and an ANA life member, James Charlton […]

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15, 2015. These two sets are […]

By July 14, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

The team at Spink and Son Ltd. has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic items from South East Asia and takes place during the long-awaited World Stamp Exhibition, of which Spink are the official auctioneer and […]

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Donn Pearlman to Receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

Donn Pearlman to Receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

Publicist honored for long career promoting the hobby Donn Pearlman, who for more than 50 years has worked to promote the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the hobby as a journalist, publicist and collector, is the 2015 recipient of the ANA’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. Pearlman will receive the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Prince George 2nd Birthday with £5 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Prince George 2nd Birthday with £5 Silver Coin

Prince George of Cambridge two years on – The Royal Mint celebrates with the nation The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. The coin bears a contemporary reimagining of the […]

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

The Banknotes, Bonds and Shares, Coins and Medals of South East Asia sale (held during the International Exhibition in Singapore) takes place on August 16, 2015 The Spink team has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic […]

By July 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Holsonbake Named 2015 Outstanding Adult Advisor of the Year

Holsonbake Named 2015 Outstanding Adult Advisor of the Year

Glenn Holsonbake received the Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Adult Advisor during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Summer Seminar Session 2 graduation banquet on July 1, 2015. This award is presented annually to an individual who has recruited and mentored Young Numismatists and aided in the development of intermediate to advanced young […]

Early American Coppers Instructors Receive Honorary Doctorates

Early American Coppers Instructors Receive Honorary Doctorates

Douglas Bird and Stephen Carr honored during Summer Seminar banquet Douglas F. Bird and Stephen Carr were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Wednesday, July 1, at the Session 2 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. “This is simply the nicest […]

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Lansing Merchant Liberty Coin Service To Handle Wholesale Distribution On July 6, the Blu-Ray/DVD 3-disc Combo Pack of the Kevin Sorbo movie Alongside Night (2015) was released. The prophetic action thriller, based on the 1979 book of the same name, is endorsed by three-time presidential candidate Dr. […]

APMEX Announces Exclusive Release of Ten Commandments Silver Coin

APMEX Announces Exclusive Release of Ten Commandments Silver Coin

The Ten Commandments coin is the fourth APMEXclusive® Silver coin in the Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical Series. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series, sold exclusively by APMEX, showcases the Ten Commandments as the fourth Silver coin released for the inaugural year of the series. This 2 oz Silver coin depicts the powerful image from Exodus 32:19 showing […]

By July 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
All the Kings of England to be Auctioned by Spink

All the Kings of England to be Auctioned by Spink

On July 15, 2015 Spink will be offering the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale contains an incredible collection of Polish coins, a fantastic Russian medal commemorating the accession of Catherine II, and a fine selection of coins of ancient Cyprus and Roman coins from the Great Chesterton […]

By July 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Opens Sales for John F. Kennedy $1 Coin Cover July 16

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for John F. Kennedy $1 Coin Cover July 16

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Coin Cover (product code P55) July 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The John F. Kennedy $1 Coin Cover is the 35th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. This limited-edition coin cover includes […]

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1952 Franklin Proof Bugs Bunny Variety to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

1952 Franklin Proof Bugs Bunny Variety to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Coin is the first Proof Issue discovered of the famous Business Strike variety An exciting new Franklin Half Dollar variety will be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, August 16. The Bugs Bunny variety on a Proof issue was previously unrecorded until recently. The “Bugs Bunny” variety is known to many on the 1955 Franklin Half […]

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

By The Latvian Bank….   Not-Intended-for-Circulation Latvian coins have very successfully participated in the 9th International Commemorative (Collector) Coin Contest Coin Constellation 2015. The winners of the contest were recently announced in Moscow. The national central banks, mints and other coin-issuing entities from 29 countries competed for prizes in nine major categories, presenting 240 collector […]

U.S. Mint – VA Center for Women Veterans Collaborate…. and Deliver Jobs

U.S. Mint – VA Center for Women Veterans Collaborate…. and Deliver Jobs

By Elisa Basnight & Rhett Jeppson – United States Mint   Women have served in the United States Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are over two million women veterans across the United States, representing 9.2 percent of the entire living veterans population. Women are one of the fastest growing segments of the […]

By July 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

VP Ken Krah Extends Employment with NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Finalizer, has decided to postpone retirement and extend his employment with NGC. Krah has been with NGC since 1989. A top expert on world coin authentication and grading, Krah became a professional numismatist in 1979. He joined NGC a decade […]

Perth Mint Marks 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Perth Mint Marks 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

The Perth Mint is celebrating the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the release of two limited-edition silver collectable coins. Famous across the world, this Lewis Carroll classic follows the adventures of Alice, a young girl whose curiosity is sparked when she follows a talking White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, into the […]

 
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