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COINEXPO 2012 Announced

COINEXPO 2012 Announced

COINEXPO is an international numismatic event that has been organized since 2005 in Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland by Warsaw Exhibition Board. Through these years numerous mints, numismatic distributors, jewellery manufacturers and metal investments enterprises from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, […]

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Huge Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

Huge Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

A massive bourse and best numismatic inventory in American Numismatic Association history awaits attendees of the World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 in Philadelphia. The country’s premier coin show and convention, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in historic downtown Philadelphia, will also feature spectacular educational programs and events as well as the most stunning […]

Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition Now Available

Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (July 9, 2012) — Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition is now available from Krause Publications. Mass marketing efforts by the Royal Canadian Mint have increased awareness of coin collecting in Canada. With the RCM continuing to produce and distribute a variety of attractive, timely-themed commemorative coins every year, Canadian collectors are looking for a reference to […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Featuring newly uncovered information on the storied mintage that will “change the way numismatists think about this important coin…”   DALLAS — The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the classic rarities in U.S. coinage, from a tiny mintage of “not more than 20 pieces,” and now aficionados of the rare variety have […]

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Australian Bush Babies collector coin series, The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its sequel – Australian Bush Babies II.   Similarly inspired by the adorable young of Australia’s iconic animals, the follow-up series will commence with a release which capture’s the inquisitive nature of a beautiful […]

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

Winchester, Indiana, June 29, 2012 – The new SilverTowne website, found at  www.silvertowne.com, launched in late September of 2011 and has continued to grow since. One  of the main goals of the new site was to make it more user-friendly, and this was accomplished  through better categorization of products, easier checkout, an expanded product offering […]

PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

(Santa Ana, California) — The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM will be displayed in a “Walker Showdown” hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).  The unparalleled display will be presented at the PCGS booth (#1605) during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in […]

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2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available

2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (June 28, 2012) — The seventh edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications. Insightful data for each featured coin, collected and reviewed by a panel of more than 200 respected coin experts worldwide, fill the pages of this latest edition. More than 200 additional pages of new entries […]

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Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

The Kenneth Day Collection expected to raise £30,000 Roman coins collected by numismatist the late Ken Day are to be sold in a specialist London auction on Tuesday July 3 and the proceeds donated to the British Museum. Auctioneers Morton & Eden will divide the coins between two sales and expect the collection to raise […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

$2 circulation coin celebrating victory of HMS Shannon over USS Chesapeake is the first salvo in a commemorative circulation coin program also honouring Brock, Tecumseh, de Salaberry and Secord Ottawa, Ontario, June 18, 2012 – Two hundred years after the start of the conflict in 1812, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce the […]

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

An outstanding selection of collector coins highlights our offerings in the upcoming 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction, to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in conjunction with Florida United Numismatists’ summer convention. The selections in this auction include a number of very popular coins in high grades. One […]

2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available

2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (June 18, 2012) — The 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this top-selling, one-of-a-kind coin guide contains nearly 1 million values for coins minted around the world between 1901 and 2000. With few exceptions, the values stated in this new 40th edition […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Results of June 7th Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Results of June 7th Auction

Kolbe & Fanning held their 125th mail-bid sale of numismatic literature on Thursday, June 7. The sale featured material from the libraries of F. Gordon Frost, David Davis and a major coin firm. The sale was notable for the remarkable variety of works offered, with seemingly every numismatic area being represented. This was reflected in […]

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

**Recovery Vessel Seabed Worker En Route to Begin Operations** Odyssey Marine Exploration (NasdaqCM: OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced that the M/V Seabed Worker has departed port and is on its way to begin operations to recover the anticipated silver cargoes from the SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola shipwrecks. Historical records […]

Influence & Power of Images Topic of Sundman Lecture Series

Influence & Power of Images Topic of Sundman Lecture Series

Meet presenters, discuss lectures during special gourmet luncheon This year’s Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series looks at the power and influence of images depicted on money. The lecture series will be presented Aug. 8 during the American Numismatic Association’s 2012 World’s Fair of MoneySM at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The lectures will […]

American Numismatic Association Names Jeff Shevlin as New Executive Director

American Numismatic Association Names Jeff Shevlin as New Executive Director

Jeff Shevlin has been appointed executive director of the American Numismatic Association, the Board of Governors announced today. Shevlin brings a wealth of valuable management and leadership experience with him when he joins the ANA on June 18. “I am exceedingly energized about the opportunity to manage the day-to-day operations of the ANA staff and […]

Beginning Coin Collector eBooks from Krause Publications

Beginning Coin Collector eBooks from Krause Publications

IOLA, Wis. (May 24, 2012) — Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, online products and events, is currently offering a variety of its Beginning Coin Collector products in e-book form. In just one month over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership nearly doubled, and 29 percent of adult book readers have consumed at […]

Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino Specimen Notes

Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino Specimen Notes

By Kathy Lawrence A complete denomination set of specimens, comprising the 3rd issue from the Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino, dated 1924, will be offered as individual lots in the Heritage Currency September 2012 World Paper Money Signature Auction that will be held in Long Beach, California from September 5-10, 2012. The notes range in grade […]

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of Hennie Rinbeek to its Senior Management

Spectrum Group International’s A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Announces the Addition of Hennie Rinbeek to its Senior Management

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 22, 2012) – (BUSINESS WIRE) A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”), a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK) (“SGI”), announced today that HENNIE RIJNBEEK has joined A-MARK’s Austrian operation, A-MARK TRADING AG, Vienna as executive vice president. Mr. Rijnbeek comes to A-Mark after more than 25 years in the precious metals industry at Rabobank International and ABN AMRO / HBU. […]

APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust Files Registration Statement and Preliminary Prospectus

APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust Files Registration Statement and Preliminary Prospectus

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – May 22, 2012 – APMEX Precious Metals Management Services, Inc. today announced that APMEX Physical – 1 oz. Gold Redeemable Trust (the “Trust”) has filed a registration statement in the United States and a preliminary prospectus in Canada. The Trust will be managed by APMEX Precious Metals Management Services, Inc., a […]

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Expected to raise total of £150,000 in sale on Thursday May 31 One of the largest and most complete collections of Waterloo Medals to come to auction in recent years is expected to raise a total of over £150,000 at specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden. The sale of British, Russian, and World Orders, Medals […]

High-grade 1879 $4 ‘Stellas’ lead rarities offered at Heritage Auctions Long Beach

High-grade 1879 $4 ‘Stellas’ lead rarities offered at Heritage Auctions Long Beach

May 31-June 3 auction at the Long Beach Convention Center featuring an array of classic U.S. Coins BEVERLY HILLS – Classic rarities and a few unexpected treasures are among the highlights of the upcoming Heritage Auctions Long Beach Signature® U.S. Coin auction, May 31– June 3. “This auction has a healthy selection of time-tested rarities,” said […]

Canada’s First Cents Up For Auction

Canada’s First Cents Up For Auction

On May 31, 2012, Geoffrey Bell Auctions will offer three 154 year old examples of Canada’s first cent coin from 1858. The best example of the three up for auction is in uncirculated condition and graded by ICCS as Lustrous Brown Mint State – 62. This coin is expected to fetch $800-$900 when it hits […]

Rare Canadian Bank Note Errors Up For Auction

Rare Canadian Bank Note Errors Up For Auction

A major Canadian error bank note collection will hit the auction block at the Geoffrey Bell Auction May 31-June 1,) 2012 at the Toronto Reference Library in conjunction with the Toronto Coin Expo. “We are pleased to be handling such an elite and extensive collection totalling over 90 notes. Perhaps the finest Canadian error bank note […]

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

Includes four Mormon gold pieces and Libertas Americana medal in silver May 17, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections will offer a number of important U.S. coins in the June auctions, including four Mormon gold pieces, a toned Morgan dollar collection and an exceedingly rare Libertas Americana medal struck in silver. Mormon gold pieces were issued […]

Launch of Collectors Corner CoinSearch™  at Long Beach Expo, May 31 – June 2

Launch of Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ at Long Beach Expo, May 31 – June 2

(Long Beach, California) – An exciting new era in buying and selling rare coins and collectibles will begin on May 31, 2012 with the live, beta test launch of Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  The unprecedented new service from Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) uses state-of-the-art mobile technology to […]

ANA Board Votes to Create Kids’ Zone at Money Museum

ANA Board Votes to Create Kids’ Zone at Money Museum

Board motion eliminates Fall National Money Show in 2013 The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has unanimously approved the creation of a Kids Zone at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The area, approved during the board’s open session at the Spring National Money ShowSM in Denver, will cater to children […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Year of Remarkable Financial Performance

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Year of Remarkable Financial Performance

Corporation achieves $3.2 billion in revenues and$43.8 million in pre-tax profits in 2011 OTTAWA, ONTARIO – May 7, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint achieved a record $3.2 billion in revenues and pre-tax profits of $43.8 million last year, the Corporation’s fourth highest ever net income. All four of the Mint’s business lines were profitable […]

“Brigantium” Final Coin In “Rome on the Danube” silver Series

“Brigantium” Final Coin In “Rome on the Danube” silver Series

June 13, 2012 (Vienna) – The Austrian Mint today will issue “Brigantium”, the sixth and final silver coin in the historic “Rome on the Danube” series. The Roman Empire was certainly very powerful and influential in many regions of Europe; today’s Austria was no exception.  Much of this was because of the interconnected complex of […]

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