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“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, […]

New U.S. Coin Digest Now Available

New U.S. Coin Digest Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (April 30, 2012) – A new edition of U.S. Coin Digest, one of the most popular, easy-to-use resources for U.S. coin values, is now available from Krause Publications. 2013 U.S Coin Digest, 11th Edition is a fully illustrated guide to all United States coin issues offering the most up-to-date pricing in up to 11 […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Only the Second of its Kind in North America Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, and division of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), tomorrow will unveil its first GOLD to go™ ATM machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The world famous hotel […]

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager, 33, has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $948,505 in restitution for the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and objects from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, CO. The sentence […]

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

Many investors who acquire precious metals as an asset and as a way to diversify their investment portfolios are storing them in insured depositories rather than taking personal possession. In fact, more individuals are storing gold and silver than at any time in recent history, and for good reasons, according to Diamond State Depository, a […]

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

Issued in 1860, it is among the finest known. April 25, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is offering a selection of rare certified coins in their auctions ending April 29, 2012.  The group has been consigned by several consignors and includes one of the finest 1860 Three-dollar Gold Pieces known, graded Proof-65 by PCGS (prior […]

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PCGS Currency Certifies  Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

PCGS Currency Certifies Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

(Peoria, Illinois) — The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency (www.PCGSCurrency.com). “Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking […]

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David T. Alexander joins Heritage Auctions New York office as Senior Numismatist

David T. Alexander joins Heritage Auctions New York office as Senior Numismatist

EW YORK – Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime numismatist, expert and writer David T. Alexander has joined its New York staff as Senior Numismatist. “David brings an incredible amount of experience to his new position with Heritage,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “He has been a highly regarded numismatic journalist since 1963 and […]

Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

As it continues to advance the art and science of coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce a striking variety of new collector coins which celebrate Canada through nature, art and history. This newest collection includes: the Mint’s first glow-in-the-dark coin in a new 25-cent dinosaur series; new Maple Leaf Forever coins in gold, silver […]

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions (HA.com) will change its Buyer’s Premium (BP) to 17.5% for numismatic auctions effective Aug. 1, 2012 for winning bidders in its Signature®, Platinum Night, HERITAGE Live!TM and weekly and monthly Internet-only auctions. The BP for Gallery auctions will remain unchanged. “The new rate is competitive in the marketplace, and remains one […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing their first “Buy or Bid Sale,” which is in progress and will close on Wednesday, May 9. The sale is designed to sell hundreds of lots cheaply, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at inexpensive prices. The sale is online only: there will be no printed […]

World Notgeld Guide and Checklist Available as CD

World Notgeld Guide and Checklist Available as CD

IOLA, Wis. (April 23, 2012) – A Guide and Checklist to World Notgeld 1914-1947, 2nd edition, is now available in CD form from Krause Publications. The reference by Courtney L. Coffing contains the largest collection of photographed Notgeld in a worldwide reference. The CD features: -13,000 entries listed by both city and country -More than 1,400 […]

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

A large bourse, great numismatic inventory, numerous family activities and a chance to meet the Treasurer of the United States await attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 in Denver. The spring coin show and convention, at the Colorado Convention Center, will also feature top-rate educational programs and a superb […]

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Princeton University, McCormick Hall 101, Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 6, the Friends of Princeton University Library will sponsor a public lecture by the noted scholar of early American coinage, Louis Jordan, entitled “Transformations in Numismatic Iconography during the American Revolution. ” The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in 101 […]

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Goldline Restitution Claims – Company Has Paid Over $5 Million In Refunds and Restitution Under Court Judgment

Goldline Restitution Claims – Company Has Paid Over $5 Million In Refunds and Restitution Under Court Judgment

As part of a recent court judgment, Goldline International, Inc., one of the nation’s largest precious metals dealers, was required to provide refunds to specified former customers. Those refunds are now complete: Goldline has refunded a total of more than $4.25 million to former customers, who returned their coins to the company. In addition, Goldline […]

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PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

The unique 1903 Fengtien Province Tael, one of the most important silver coins in Chinese numismatic history, was certified by Professional Coin Grading Service during the recent April 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair. The 1903 “dragon dollar,” graded PCGS Secure Plus™ AU55, was submitted by PCGS Authorized Dealer Chun-Yo-(Stanley) Chou […]

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PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins, which incorporate advanced security features and are manufactured with the Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology begins circulating today.  More cost-effective than their predecessors and […]

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Asks: “So, You Think You Can Grade?” Coin Grading Contest Slated For May – June Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. “The winner will receive a Saint-Gaudens […]

By April 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF- 60, J-1636a. The Stella, or four-dollar gold piece, was coined solely as a series of pattern pieces dated 1879 or 1880 in two major types. Both show a left-facing bust of Liberty on the obverse and […]

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