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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 […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Hold 125th Numismatic Book Sale

Kolbe & Fanning to Hold 125th Numismatic Book Sale

Kolbe & Fanning have announced their 125th mail-bid sale of important numismatic literature, which will close on Thursday, June 7. The sale features selections from the libraries of F. Gordon Frost, David J. Davis and a major coin firm, and includes significant works in virtually all areas of numismatic study. A list of highlights would […]

Park Avenue Numismatics, Launches Mobile Website

Park Avenue Numismatics, Launches Mobile Website

Park Avenue Numismatics, a leading Rare Coin and Precious Metals dealer announced today the launch of its mobile version of their popular online Rare Coin and Bullion mobile site, m.parkavenumis.com. Inspired by an increasingly mobile society, this development was a natural progression in serving our tech-savvy customer base, according to Bob Green, President & C.E.O. […]

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a Florida-based independent coin certification and grading company, announced today it has graded 25 million coins – becoming the first grading company to reach this milestone. Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, considers this milestone a great triumph. “It’s remarkable to look back on the collections we’ve seen as we approached the […]

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special presentation label for coins featured in Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins. This newly released book lists the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins in terms of popularity, scarcity and affordability. Each coin listed in the book includes a detailed history, images, statistics and a graph displaying […]

Discover Top Modern Coins With New KP Book

Discover Top Modern Coins With New KP Book

IOLA, Wis. (May 7, 2012) – You want to assemble a great coin collection, but your budget is limited. You’re never going to be able to spend $10,000 or more for a gold coin from the 1800s. But that’s OK. Today’s modern U.S. coins offer collectors an opportunity to amass a collection of beautiful coins […]

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman. […]

Historic $3 Million 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Eagle Headlines May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo

Historic $3 Million 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Eagle Headlines May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) — One of only two known proof 1907 rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold coins will be exhibited at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), May 31 – June 2, 2012.  The show will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. “There are […]

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Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

Massachusetts Student Wins 2012 PNG Scholarship

(Temecula, California) — A college student who started collecting coins as a young child when “the tooth fairy” left Morgan silver dollars under his pillow is the winner of the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) Young Numismatist Scholarship. “Paul Zapantis, age 21, of Clinton, Massachusetts is this year’s recipient.  He’ll attend a week-long session of […]

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

To showcase its recent acquisition of a collection of more than 120 medals of modern Greece, the Princeton University Numismatic Collection has installed an exhibition of a selection of historically important pieces in the Boyd Room of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Firestone Library. The exhibition has been curated by Mary […]

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

[Sarasota, Florida] – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released an online price guide of Chinese Panda coins 1974 to date. The NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide, accessible on NGC’s website, is a comprehensive free resource and includes silver, gold, platinum, palladium and bi-metallic Panda coins and medals. Values for more than 640 Panda issues are available, […]

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