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New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year-old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2015 Young Numismatist scholarship. The PNG will provide tuition, dorm accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for Maisano to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic […]

Royal Canadian Mint Posts Second-Highest Profit in History

Royal Canadian Mint Posts Second-Highest Profit in History

The Royal Canadian Mint achieved near-record profits in 2014, with net income before taxes of $56.1 million, despite lower revenues compared to one year ago. This performance reaffirms the Mint as the leader of the global minting industry with record sales in bullion and numismatics, sustained innovation and diversification, as well as a strong focus […]

Damnatio ad Bestias, or: What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters?

Damnatio ad Bestias, or: What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters?

By Gorny & Mosch….   As part of Auction 231 comprising “Ancient Art”, Gorny & Mosch presents an object that is a splendid illustration of the history of Roman law. A Terra Sigillata bowl from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries CE depicts a damnatio ad bestias. This type of execution was likewise applied to […]

APMEX Releases 2oz Silver David & Goliath Coin – Third Release in the Biblical scenes series

APMEX Releases 2oz Silver David & Goliath Coin – Third Release in the Biblical scenes series

APMEXclusive® David & Goliath is the third release in the 2015 six coin series of iconic Biblical scenes available exclusively at APMEX. Each of these 2 oz Silver coins has a mintage of just 1,499 and features an impressive high-relief, rimless design. Coin Highlights: Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver. Each coin is packaged […]

By May 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is celebrating the kid in all of us by issuing gold and silver collector coins featuring the widely beloved Looney Tunes™ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. “Looney Tunes is one of the most popular cartoons ever to grace the small and […]

Attendance Strong During ANA National Coin Week Open House

Attendance Strong During ANA National Coin Week Open House

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) welcomed nearly 400 visitors to an open house on April 25 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was held as part of 2015’s National Coin Week. This year’s theme, “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs,” celebrated the history of these great […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Heritage Auctions to Offer Last of Main Gardner Collection May 12

Heritage Auctions to Offer Last of Main Gardner Collection May 12

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III – presented May 12, 2015 by Heritage Auctions at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel; wide variety of unique rarities from Gardner’s legendary collection   Part III of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of U.S. Coins, the third of four unreserved auctions presented by Heritage Auctions, will take place on […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

The March of Dimes Special Silver Set, which includes two new Roosevelt Dimes and a Proof March of Dimes commemorative dollar, goes on sale May 4. Learn about NGC’s special label and pedigree for these coins. Special submission instructions must be followed. The US Mint will begin sales of the eagerly awaited March of Dimes […]

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack – Stack’s Bowers….   The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857–an unparalleled selection of these […]

U.S. Mint to Release Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover May 5

U.S. Mint to Release Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover May 5

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover (product code P54) on May 5 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover is the 34th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. This limited-edition coin cover […]

By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

Continually adding to an already comprehensive database, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is happy to announce that the 100,000th image has been added to the MANTIS database. MANTIS (A Numismatic Technologies Integration Service) provides information on nearly 700,000 records for objects in the ANS collection. The 100,000th image displayed is an aureus, a gold Roman […]

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set May 4

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set May 4

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set (product code DM5) on May 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains: One 2015 March of Dimes proof silver dollar (W mint mark) One 2015 reverse proof silver dime – Philadelphia (P mint mark) One […]

By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Spink sold the first half of the Slaney Collection of English coins in May 2003. The sale was a great success, many records were broken, and the numismatic world was agog to know when the second half of the collection would be offered. After a wait of 12 years the remaining coins are coming, at […]

By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PNG Seeks More Interns, Opens Education Courses To Public

PNG Seeks More Interns, Opens Education Courses To Public

The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued a call for more internship candidates to enroll in the organization’s Promoting Numismatic Growth mentoring program. The PNG also is offering its Edward Milas School of Numismatics online education courses to anyone, whether or not the person wants to enroll in the internship program. Launched last year, the Promoting […]

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed House Enrolled Act No. 1046–an Act concerning interim study committees–on April 15, 2015. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015] (a) The legislative council is urged to assign the following topics […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a rare and important 1906 Brazilian gold medal struck to commemorate the appointment of Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti as Cardinal by Pope Pius X in 1905. This celebrated event marked the first time that a South American was appointed Cardinal by the Holy […]

Coin Auctions – Gardner Collection Part III to open for bidding

Coin Auctions – Gardner Collection Part III to open for bidding

Heritage will be presenting Part III of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of U.S. Coins, to be held on Tuesday, May 12 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. This is the third of four unreserved Heritage Auctions featuring the remarkable Gardner Collection. The two previous auctions of this collection have combined to realize over […]

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

By the American Medallic Sculpture Association…. While it took 132 years for an Australian yacht to win the America’s Cup, an Australian medalist has managed to win in the first year of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Out of 29 medals entered, only two were […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Kisatchie National Forest (product code SN2) on April 28 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, […]

By April 27, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief (UHR) double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s […]

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Pricing for the coin will be set according to the bureau’s pricing structure for gold coins, which is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/. Orders will be accepted […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

High school senior receives $1,000 for tuition assistance Tyler Rusnak, a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, is the first recipient of the ANA College Scholarship. Rusnak will receive $1,000 to use toward tuition at an institution of his choice. Rusnak has attended […]

 
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