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Spink: The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink: The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction

The third week of August was a very busy one in Hong Kong. The first four days started off with a series of local auctions, starting with Stack’s Bowers’ and Ponterio on Monday and finishing with Spink on the Thursday. The inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) followed immediately on Friday, August 19 and was […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Cornish, New Hampshire on a very interesting numismatic road trip. Cornish, New Hampshire […]

Toned Morgan Dollars of the Northern Lights Collection, Part 1 – 4K Video

Toned Morgan Dollars of the Northern Lights Collection, Part 1 – 4K Video

CoinWeek and Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner up to bring you a spectacular array of dazzling toned Morgan dollars from the Northern Lights Collection. These toned coins are what coin collecting at the ultra high end is all about. Each of these Morgan dollars has been graded by PCGS and is CAC-approved. Part I of the […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Liberty Half Eagles

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Liberty Half Eagles

Counterfeit 1907 Liberty Half Eagle By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   These counterfeit gold coins were found unexpectedly among a group of US coins freshly returned from Europe. It’s well known to collectors that most 19th and 20th Century US gold coins available to collectors today have “come back” from Europe. Laws enacted to strengthen the […]

NGC Certified Coins – 2016-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

NGC Certified Coins – 2016-W Proof Silver Eagle Special Designations

The eagerly awaited 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle — the first in the series to feature edge lettering — went on sale on Friday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. EST. NGC has created a celebratory label for this coin and is offering its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations. The US Mint released the […]

The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   While the modern coin market is hot, Ancient world coins an exciting option; Colonial era coins from mother country a great value As we approach the fall season, Major League Baseball is sprinting toward an exciting post season, football has returned, network TV is ready to […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most mysterious, coins of antiquity. Truth be told, we don’t know exactly what it was. The best place to start is the New Testament, where the widow’s offering is described in […]

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was recently submitted to NGC for attribution and grading. California Fractional Gold Pieces were struck by private mints in California in order to fill a need for smaller denominations in commerce. The […]

NGC Labels for Standing Liberty 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC Labels for Standing Liberty 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC will offer a set of three attractive labels for the 100th anniversary .9999 fine gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar The US Mint has announced that it will release .9999 fine gold centennial editions of three iconic 20th-century coins: the Mercury Dime, the Standing Liberty Quarter and the Walking […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

A Genuine 1893-S Morgan Dollar By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. What’s the first place to look when authenticating key date US coins? This month’s counterfeit detection feature answers that question by examining an altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar. When verifying the authenticity of a rare date coin, there’s a very good place to start your examination: the […]

NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the Hornets Nest Collection, the first complete set of Charlotte Mint gold coins ever assembled. Notably, the collection includes an NGC VF 20 specimen of the legendary 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, one of the rarest United States coins. The seed of the Hornets Nest Collection was planted during […]

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor – Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ……   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship USS Maine at Havana, Cuba. “Remember the Maine” was the rallying cry that led to the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. demanded that Spain withdraw completely from Cuba, […]

By September 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series By Jeff Garrett – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… For anyone looking for value when trying to decide what to collect, United States commemorative coinage is a great place to start. The series has been one of the biggest laggards in the last decade in relation to […]

Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   At the beginning of 2016, CoinWeek published an article I wrote discussing coins approved by the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). In that article I discussed briefly CAC’s inception, the initial reaction to its existence, and the positive effect that CAC has […]

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the United States Mint gave attendees a chance to view the recently discovered 1974-D Aluminum cent experimental pattern coin. Originally slated for auction in 2014, the cent was the subject of a multi-year legal dispute between the heir of a Denver Mint official and […]

NGC, MA-Shops Agree to Mutual Promotion

NGC, MA-Shops Agree to Mutual Promotion

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and MA-Shops.com have announced a reciprocal marketing agreement to promote the companies to their respective customers and website visitors. The collaboration pairs the two largest and most respected companies in their categories. NGC is the world’s largest third-party coin grading service with nearly 36 million coins graded. MA-Shops® is Europe’s most […]

CoinWeek: We Take the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge! – 4K Video

CoinWeek: We Take the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge! – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met with PCGS CoinFacts founder and former PCGS President Ron Guth to take the PCGS Grading Challenge. Ron gave Charles 30 minutes to review 20 classic and modern U.S. coins and render an opinion. From scarce date Seated […]

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS: Rare 1893-S $1 Discovered at ANA Meet the Expert Session

PCGS: Rare 1893-S $1 Discovered at ANA Meet the Expert Session

This 1893-S evaluated during PCGS’ Meet the Expert sessions is now valued at $53,000, according to the PCGS Price Guide. Professional Coin Grading Service’s (PCGS) Meet the Expert sessions at the ANA concluded in an unexpected way. On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the final day of the World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California, a […]

By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Special Label for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal

NGC Special Label for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal

The eagerly anticipated 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal went on sale Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12 noon (ET). Struck from one ounce of .999 Fine Silver, the medal features a rendition of Liberty on the obverse and an eagle design on the reverse. The maximum mintage is 12,500 pieces struck at the West Point […]

PCGS Offers Crossover Special at September Long Beach Expo

PCGS Offers Crossover Special at September Long Beach Expo

At the September Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 8-10, Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is offering PCGS Collectors Club Members and Authorized Dealers the opportunity to upgrade their non-PCGS encapsulated coins for PCGS holders as part of the exclusive Long Beach Expo Crossover Special. Those taking advantage of the […]

By August 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Show Commentary – ANA Impressions

Coin Show Commentary – ANA Impressions

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Anaheim Auctions Stake Claim To Over $46 Million Another ANA World’s Fair of Money is history; this one a significant milestone as the ANA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. This edition held in the Golden State, the first time since Los Angeles hosted the […]

CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the leading grading services in the rare coin industry. In this CoinWeek IQ video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan submits 13 gold and silver coins for grading at NGC, watches as his order is grading by NGC’s […]

Coin Prices – Information and Numismatics

Coin Prices – Information and Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Today’s collectors  have an amazing number of tools  to establish Coin Prices when buying and selling. In the last few weeks I have been very busy preparing for the ANA World’s Fair of Money. This includes pricing all of my inventory properly for resale. Obviously, […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In the early part of the 19th century, the fledgling United States was in a crisis. US merchant ships were being blocked from conducting trade with mainland Europe by the British Royal Navy. This lead to serious economic […]

NGC Offers $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Winner Signature Label Deal

NGC Offers $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Winner Signature Label Deal

The $10,000 bonus will be given if the design competition’s winner agrees to sign at least 5,000 labels exclusively for NGC. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will give $10,000 to the winner of the US Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Public Design Competition if he or she agrees to individually hand-sign […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Auctions – 1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter with CAC Gold Sticker

Stacks Bowers Auctions – 1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter with CAC Gold Sticker

1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH. Offered is an incredible Mint State example of this key date early San Francisco Mint quarter. Essentially Choice, as the coveted gold label CAC designation suggests, both sides are minimally marked with full, billowy satin luster. Pleasingly sharp in strike and untoned apart from […]

By August 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the numismatic industry has dealt effectively with the problem of counterfeiting rare coins. You can read numismatic journals from the 19th century and realize that collectors were dealing with the problem […]

Coin Shows – Endless Numismatic Summer at Anaheim ANA World’s Fair of Money

Coin Shows – Endless Numismatic Summer at Anaheim ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Two Cent Red Rarities; Franklin Halves A Valuable & Economical Series I can’t believe that as this article posts we are only a day away from the largest coin show in the US, the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The big show traditionally confirms areas of […]

Heritage Auctions – Finest 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter Ever Offered at Auction

Heritage Auctions – Finest 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter Ever Offered at Auction

1918/7-S 25C FS-101 MS67 NGC No issue in the entire Standing Liberty quarter series is as much of a rarity in high grade as the 1918/7-S. The overdate was not discovered until nearly two decades after its creation, by which time collectors’ best chance of finding an example was to pluck a worn piece from […]

 
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