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Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa, Numismatics Publisher, Krause Publication Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) is a yearly event held in Chicago. While most coin conventions in the United States focus on American coins the CICF only allows coins of the world to be on display. Scott Tappa is the show promoter as well as […]

By April 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

By April 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

By Cory Frampton – Mexican Coin Company ……. This series, which has gone from the most collected during the late 1960’s to the most stagnant today, has a lot of promising segments.  There were probably ten times as many collectors in the 1960’s and 1970’s as there are today, mostly due to the demise of […]

By April 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #13 Coming in May

Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #13 Coming in May

Our latest auction, closing LIVE in five sessions on May 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday), is ready for viewing online at SedwickCoins.com Note you will need to register for this auction even if you already have an iCollector profile and bid with us in the past. While our photos and descriptions are well beyond what you see elsewhere, […]

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

World and Ancient Coins event at Chicago International Coin Fair, April 18-23; More than 5,800 lots, including superb examples from Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, China and Ancient Rome and Greece The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, the most famous coin in Canadian numismatics, one of just three known – and indeed one of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those who spend $1,000 in a year on coins from the mint.  One of the benefits is advance notice about forthcoming numismatic coin releases, and the chance to pre-order them before […]

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwin’s are delighted to present the third and final part of this historic collection, due to be offered for sale by public auction on the 8 May in London. It will draw to a close the sale of the most spectacular and comprehensive assemblage of British gold Sovereigns. Part three will contain 307 lots of […]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

The Perth Mint has combined traditional craftsmanship with special phosphorescence technology to release its first ever glow-in-the-dark coin. The unique ink substance, which absorbs photons of light to then release a radiant glow, has been used to showcase Aurora Australis – the latest coin from the highly successful Australian Antarctic Territory series. The neon curtain […]

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks has just sold a Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. It’s the highest price paid for an example of Australia’s first coin, both nationally and internationally. Ms. Belinda Downie, numismatics expert and Managing Director of Coinworks, said, “This Holey Dollar was created from a Spanish Silver Dollar that had been minted […]

By March 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

March 2, 2013 – The Perth Mint For the month of March, The Perth Mint is pleased to showcase a stunning assortment of new product releases. Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. The Perth Mint is pleased to announce two feature coins from the series aptly titled, The Land […]

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

Lisa Bellavin, On-Line Editor, Krause Publications Interviewer: David Lisot This is the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony sponsored by Krause Publications. Mints from countries all over the world compete for different categories of specialties in numismatics. Lisa Bellavin is charge of the entries and ceremony for Krause. She talks […]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

Alan Demby, CEO, South African Gold Coin Exchange Interviewer: David Lisot Alan Demby is in charge of the South African Gold Coin Exchange that is one of the largest companies that trades in precious metals and collector coins in South Africa. Mr. Demby shares his perspective of the numismatic market in both Berlin and South […]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. We are honored to present Part I of the New England Collection of Brazilian Coins in our upcoming Treasure and World Coin Auction #13. This well put-together type collection covers some of the most difficult areas of Brazilian coins, mainly from the Bahia mint, which is by far […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Despite its relatively small size the land of Israel is one replete with a variety of scenic vistas – from mountains to valleys and deserts to seas. A new series of coins was just announced by the Bank of Israel which will take a strictly limited audience on a tour in precious metal of some […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in the opinion of the Coin Analyst. Silver Libertads are minted of .999 silver and come in 1/20th, 1/10th, ¼, ½, 1 ounce, 2 ounce, 5 ounce, and kilo sizes in […]

By February 25, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

OTTOMAN SULTANS – Suleyman II – Ahmed II – Mustafa II – Ahmed III – Mahmud I From the end of the sixteenth century onwards, various administrative, military, industrial, commercial, financial and social developments, which occurred within the boundaries of the Ottoman state and throughout the world, were instrumental in exacerbating the economic problems of […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

The Sale of the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Spanish Colonial Coins, Later Republican and Related Coins Following last November’s successful sale of important Portuguese and Portuguese Colonial coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Hispanic Coins, on Wednesday March 6 2013 (10:30 – 2:00pm) specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell the equally […]

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Dear Coin Collectors, In a few weeks our Spring Auctions 226-231 are held in Osnabrück. On six days from March 11th, we again present many special highlights from the world of coins and medals. As an introduction to the upcoming auction week, we would like to present the catalogs of Auction 226 and Auction 227, […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……… The opening auction sale of this year’s World Money Fair with a total hammer price of 7.6 million euros was a huge success indeed: this result exceeded the expectations by more than 65 per cent. 1,200 lots were sold, and only 13 went into the post-auction sale. Auction house Künker, […]

Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

A century after the issue of the Commonwealth of Australia’s first banknotes, history will be made when the only privately owned complete set of Collins/Allen Cancelled Specimen banknotes from the original series is presented for sale for the first time, this month. The eight banknotes from 1913 and 1914, comprising a 10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, […]

By February 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

20,000 rolls of the last million distributed pennies joined by the 25th anniversary of the Silver and Platinum Maple Leaf bullion coins; a second glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin; a new Tradition of Hunting fine silver series; and more gold and silver wildlife-themed coins After saying farewell to the penny with the final distribution of this iconic […]

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Perth Mint unveiled its highly anticipated The Land Down Under collector coin series in Berlin at an exclusive event during the prestigious World Money Fair. In the presence of the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Peter Tesch, senior representatives from AUSTRADE, leading financial institutions and coin distributors, the Mint announced the spectacular design themes which […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Peruvian Gold Cobs

Collecting Peruvian Gold Cobs

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. Serious coin collectors generally concentrate on perfection: the more perfect the coin, the more desirable and valuable it is. As a result many of them shy away from cobs, which, being hand-struck on hand-cut flans, are understandably less than perfect. The gold cobs of Lima and Cuzco, Peru, […]

By February 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #150 ….. Last Thursday, I was present when the Carter 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar realized $10,016,875, a world record for a coin sold at auction. As the auction result for this 1794 dollar is unlikely […]

By January 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six important coin collections and countless smaller ones are hidden in the six auction catalogs illustrating the items to be auctioned off by Osnabruck auction house Künker between March 11 and 16, 2013. The scope ranges from ancient times to present, with a significant focus on the Middle Ages.   These are not mere auction […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… With all the excitement surrounding the U.S. Mint recently, some modern coin enthusiasts may not be aware of important new developments in the world bullion coin field. Canada: On the heels of the U.S. Mint’s recent announcement of a temporary halt in sales of American silver eagles due to very […]

By January 28, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

100th Anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition; the 100 year-old Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Collection; O Canada subscription series; and 2013 World Baseball ClassicTM are some of the many themes kicking off the Mint’s first launch of the year Ottawa, Ontario, – As Canada looks ahead to a new year, the Royal Canadian Mint is […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #147 ….. Last week, Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage were among several firms that conducted official auctions at a world coin convention in New York that is held every year at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. […]

By January 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Described by a prominent Canadian numismatist as “impressive,” Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful “Canadian Gold Reserve”  insert for Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. In one of the most exciting and significant developments in Canadian numismatics, the RCM recently began selling […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Australia’s first coinage, the Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released a stunning two-coin commemorative set struck from 99.9% pure silver. Originally produced in 1813 in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and its miniature partner the colonial Dump were issued as Australia’s first official coins to […]

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