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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 (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of […]

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 →
Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of the popular gold coin. The coin–nicknamed “Big Phil”–was presented to the public in grand style by Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, Wolfgang Duchatczek. The coins were too big to […]

By August 25, 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 Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   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 […]

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 →
Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Three-judge ruling in Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al puts renewed spotlight on 10 contraband coins… Little more than a week after a federal judge in California sided against the Federal Government in its efforts to seize an experimental 1974-D aluminum cent pattern […]

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 – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   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 Provincial Highway, the first road in the […]

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 →
An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare Gold Coin

An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare Gold Coin

When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, Brian Hendelson became frantic. Hendelson, owner of Classic Coin Company in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was reunited with it the next morning. The quick, happy ending resulted from the honesty of a […]

By March 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Okay, so you collect pedigree coins and have a fairly nice assortment. Well, I might be going out on a limb here but I’m pretty sure you don’t have this one: This 1923-S Peace dollar accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Normally, a 1923-S […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. Through a long chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St. Valentine, an obscure third century martyr, became a day for celebrating romantic Love in Western popular culture. It may be no surprise to the reader that classical numismatics has relatively little […]

Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Courtesy of  Shaquille Brissett and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. Beneath the waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the sea floor is laden with gold, like the streets of heaven, only a bit more macabre. An estimated 400,000 silver and gold coins are submerged within its black waters. Meanwhile, tools, jewelry, weapons and a young boy’s leg are strewn about the remnants of […]

 
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