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Uncool Coins! Update: 1850 Liberty $20 Listed on eBay for 99 Cents Sells

Uncool Coins! Update: 1850 Liberty $20 Listed on eBay for 99 Cents Sells

The results are in… By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a recent Uncool Coins! 4K video segment, CoinWeek brought you the heartrending story of an 1850 Liberty $20 Double Eagle gold coin–graded MS-64 Proof-like by NGC (the only one of its kind)–that a buyer (who shall forever remain anonymous) cracked out of its holder and […]

By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bonhams Offers Nobel Prize Medal at Pasadena Sale

Bonhams Offers Nobel Prize Medal at Pasadena Sale

Nobel medal, struck in 18 carat gold and plated in 24 carat gold, approx. 175g, 66 mm in diameter Bonhams announces the sale of the 1993 Nobel Prize medal awarded to renowned biochemist Dr. Kary B. Mullis for his invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The sale will take place on February 14 in […]

By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Three Unique Die Trials included in Heritage US Coin Auction at FUN

Three Unique Die Trials included in Heritage US Coin Auction at FUN

The following three die trials are all believed to be UNIQUE and will be part of the Heritage Signature Sale to be held in Tampa at the January FUN Show. 1849 DT$5 Massachusetts & California Half Eagle Dies Trial in Copper MS63 Brown NGC. Kagin-5b Over 5c, Unique. This copper dies trial was created as […]

1963 Nobel Prize Medal in Physiology or Medicine Sells for $795,614

1963 Nobel Prize Medal in Physiology or Medicine Sells for $795,614

Nobel prize medal was Awarded to Central Nervous System Research Pioneer Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin By Nate D. Sanders Auctions…. The 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin sold tonight for US$795,614 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It was the only 13th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. […]

By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Hearts and Royals Treasure Auction Features Gold & Silver Rarities – VIDEO: 5:16

Hearts and Royals Treasure Auction Features Gold & Silver Rarities – VIDEO: 5:16

Daniel Frank Sedwick, www.sedwickcoins.com. Interviewer/Producer: David Lisot. Daniel Sedwick talks about the upcoming “Heart & Royals” Treasure Auction in Orlando, Florida on October 29, 2015. He shows some of the highlights. *** CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and information about numismatics. CoinWeek has also won the NLG Award for best numismatic website 4 years […]

1963 Nobel Prize Medal to be Auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

1963 Nobel Prize Medal to be Auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Nobel was Awarded to Central Nervous System Research Pioneer Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin By Nate D. Sanders Auctions….   The 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on October 29. It is only the 13th Nobel Prize to go under the […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, October 14, the two parties in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574)–namely, the Federal Government and the Langbord family–appeared before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July of this year, the Philadelphia United States […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

By CoinWeek….   After several rounds of authentication, rare coin experts Kagin’s, Inc.–known for handling such finds as the Saddle Ridge Hoard and the Butte gold nugget–has officially announced their latest treasure: a newly-discovered photograph that could very well be only the second known picture of Billy the Kid. A special two-hour documentary was made […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ……… A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of the 1804 […]

By October 11, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.   […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Montreal Half Penny Highlight of Toronto Coin Expo Auction

Bank of Montreal Half Penny Highlight of Toronto Coin Expo Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Rare Canadian Banking Tokens, spanning 175+ years, anchors Toronto coin auction by Geoffrey Bell Auctions at the Toronto Coin Expo October 1-3, 2015 Historic Canadian Bank Tokens and Banknotes will be auctioned off by Geoffrey Bell Auctions in Toronto. The highlight is the coveted 1845 “front […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   Back in May, I discussed coins from the SS Republic shipwreck and how they fit into the world of pedigree collecting. I also mentioned different approaches to collecting examples from the shipwreck and how I preferred to collect recovered 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollar varieties. The two things I […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink to Sell Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins

Spink to Sell Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins

Spink is pleased to announce the sale of the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins on September 24, 2015 in New York. Ranging from Charles II to Elizabeth II, the collection of over 100 lots features a number of important and dramatic errors, highlighted by a stupendous 1872 Gothic Florin diecap. With the florin’s […]

By August 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been one heck of a treasure hunting season for Brent Brisben. On Wednesday, August 19, Brisben–owner and operator (along with his father, William O. “Bill” Brisben) of 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC–announced the discovery on July 30 of 350 gold coins worth almost US $4.5 million off the […]

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar Set

Coin Profile – Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar Set

UPDATE: The Set sold at Heritage’s Signature Sale on August 12th for $223,250.00 [includes Buyer’s Premium(BP)] to an internet bidder. The August 12 – 17 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in Chicago features a marquee offering for the classic commemorative specialist, a remarkable three-coin 1937 Boone Bicentennial half dollar set containing an example each of […]

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Editors Note: Heritage’s upcoming ANA Signature Sale # 1223 contains an items the caught our eye as we were previewing the sale. It is not the most expensive highlight of the sale, or even an item that will get much or any press coverage, but it does fall into the “Unique and Unusual” category of […]

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Friday, July 24, the Facebook page of a company called 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC promised that the next week would be “an exciting one” for everyone interested in the shipwreck of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet. Monday, we found out what they meant. On July 27, the […]

By July 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
A Very Rare Seated Liberty Dollar in Proof

A Very Rare Seated Liberty Dollar in Proof

Photo credit: Ira & Larry Goldberg | Composite: CoinWeek By Jeff Sherid for CoinWeek…. Struck between 1840 -1873, they are one of the greatest coin types for collectors and investors alike. Seated Liberty dollars were struck in Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans and Carson City. In my opinion, they are one of the most interesting […]

By July 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Masonic Coins and Tokens – VIDEO: 2:39.

Collecting Masonic Coins and Tokens – VIDEO: 2:39.

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Mason issued large cent coins engraved with Masonic emblems for various lodges especially in the northeast United States. Find out about these pieces of numismatic history and how affordable they are to collect. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, […]

Nobel Prize Medal of Man Who Cured Anemia to Be Sold

Nobel Prize Medal of Man Who Cured Anemia to Be Sold

By Bonhams….   Nobel Prize medal awarded to George Minot, with diploma and other related materials The Nobel Prize medal awarded to George Minot in 1934 for his pioneering work on the treatment of pernicious anemia is to be sold at Bonhams History of Science and Technology Sale in New York on September 21. It […]

By July 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Archives International to Auction Historic Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives

Archives International to Auction Historic Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives

This important auction will be held at the Collector’s Club in New York City on June 25th, 2015 starting at 10:30 a.m. EST “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history,” stated David […]

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

By CoinWeek News Staff…   Family farmer, cartoonist and 3D-illustrator Don Chambers has introduced a line of numismatically-themed greeting cards. Using a process that Chambers patented in 2012, the cards feature written and pictorial matter relating to coins and medals while an example of that coin or medal is attached to the card. At this […]

Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED APRIL 30)

Crash for Gold: Car Drives through Northern Nevada Coin – Video: 2:32 (UPDATED APRIL 30)

“You never know what’s going to come through the door,” says Northern Nevada Coin President Allen Rowe. In this CoinWeek exclusive video, Rowe discusses the incident and gives a status report on how the repairs are going. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

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 […]

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

By Pontypool Museum….   18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the victory of Britain and its allies at the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive battle that brought over 20 years of war in Europe and the wider world to an end. This summer, Pontypool Museum will host a small exhibition that explores the […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 2/4/2015.   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries of the Unknown… In 1928, the warlord of Kweichow province, Zhou Xicheng, minted a coin to commemorate the completion of the Kweichow […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Cleveland Wall of Greed Hoard

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Cleveland Wall of Greed Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   In case you have not figured it out yet, the reason I like “Pedigrees & Hoards” are because of the stories. For me, it is so much more fun to relate a story to coin collecting than to just try to fill holes in an album or slots in […]

By March 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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