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The Coin Analyst – The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the Gold Standard

The Coin Analyst – The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the Gold Standard

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As happened four years ago when Ron Paul and other GOP presidential candidates came out in support of a new gold standard–it was even included in the 2012 GOP platform–several candidates have expressed support for the idea during the current GOP presidential race. Ted Cruz and the gold […]

Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #330 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   This discussion is aimed at a wide audience, not just prospective buyers of Barber quarters. Indeed, the broader implications of interpreting auction results for type coins over a five-year period are of interest […]

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes — The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE HOLLYWOOD EPIC FILM Troy (2004), King Priam of Troy (Peter O’Toole) visits the tent of the Greek hero Achilles (Brad Pitt) by night to beg for […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half Cents

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #329 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   Draped Bust half cents were minted from 1800 to 1808. U.S. half cents were first made in 1793 and last produced in 1857. A set of Draped Bust half cents ‘by date’ […]

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Alexander Hamilton to Stay on Front of $10 By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In an announcement made this afternoon, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew officially gave word that he has decided to place abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 federal reserve note after all, replacing […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   For this week’s coin and currency news roundup, we focus on several updates of news stories we’d covered in previous roundups – as well as continue to explore a few general trends in numismatics and culture-at-large. Of course there’s some new stuff as well, so let’s get right to it. Brain […]

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The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the end of the day it is really all, or at least mostly, […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   This week, we visit Peruvian counterfeiters, tour the Karlsruhe Mint in Germany and find out whether those coin counting machines at your local bank or grocery store are accurate. And we check in on a lot of news coming out of India. We also touch upon the Panama Papers, and reveal […]

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Coin Books – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis Tucker

Coin Books – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis Tucker

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   As modern U.S. coins grew in popularity and became an important segment of the coin market over the last several decades, there was no real concomitant emergence of a significant numismatic literature about this burgeoning field. There are a few key works, like Eric Jordan’s Modern Commemorative Coins […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer versus the tax […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – March 27, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – March 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Another week has passed so it’s time once again for the CoinWeek Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. Here we catch up with the strange and off-center topics that maybe didn’t get the attention they deserved the first time around. And from everyone at CoinWeek, have a Hopeful and Happy Easter! […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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Coin Marketing –  Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

Coin Marketing – Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The marketing of certified modern coins has developed and evolved in recent years, to the point that any distinguishing characteristic that might separate a coin from the rest of its issue can be used to promote the issue on the collecting public. This susceptibility of collectors to such […]

The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. Link to Part 1 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer versus the tax code applicable in the dealer’s […]

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   It’s been awhile since we’ve dug into a bit of coin market analysis and we thought it might be interesting to introduce a new recurring feature on CoinWeek, where we break down price performance for type coins of the different collector series. Collecting type coins […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

By the third millennium BCE, a unique culture was emerging on a narrow strip of the eastern Mediterranean coast that would have an enormous impact on Western civilization. CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   A SEMITIC PEOPLE, THE PHOENICIANS developed remarkable proficiency in shipbuilding, seafaring and trade, as the prophet Ezekiel (lived […]

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US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

The Real Diehl – An Unclassified Peek Inside the Fort Knox Gold Depository

The Real Diehl – An Unclassified Peek Inside the Fort Knox Gold Depository

The Real Diehl is a column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The four-story vaults of shining chrome bar-encased gold, suspended staircases, and vast interior are now classic Hollywood images of what […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 14, 2016

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 14, 2016

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #319 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin Collection. Last week, this third auction was reviewed in depth. In […]

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Ancient Coins – Those Sassy Sasanians: Persian Coinage of Late Antiquity

Ancient Coins – Those Sassy Sasanians: Persian Coinage of Late Antiquity

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   The trouble with the Second Persian Empire was that it was not an empire… And while the tradition … required that the king of kings should be a member of the royal house, it was not specific about which member, so that there was usually a war […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 7, 2016

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 7, 2016

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

LOT 3047 – 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar  Broken 3  Mint State-65+ (PCGS) Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #317 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in cooperation with Sotheby’s, will conduct the third […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 31, 2016

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 31, 2016

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

Back from Vienna, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps his trip, discusses CoinWeek’s video shoots at the Austrian Mint and at the Vienna Museumsquartier. Austrian Mint CEO Gerhard Starsich receives CoinWeek’s Gold Award for Best Coin Design of 2015. An Uncool CoinWeek video goes viral. CoinWeek prepares for Pogue III. And CoinWeek celebrates its 1 millionth […]

Bad Money: Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Coins

Bad Money: Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur “The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived.” — attributed to Petronius, 1st-century Roman satirist AROUND 650 BCE, on the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea, coinage was invented. Very soon afterward, counterfeit coinage appeared, and it has been […]

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins –  A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start as a kid when someone (in Berk’s case, his mother) gave him those first fascinating coins. And now, after 52 years plus as a professional and a coin dealer–specializing […]

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