CoinWeek http://www.coinweek.com Coin News, Coin Collecting and Numismatic Articles Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:11:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent http://www.coinweek.com/counterfeits/counterfeit-coins-1914-s-lincoln-cent/ http://www.coinweek.com/counterfeits/counterfeit-coins-1914-s-lincoln-cent/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:04:14 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=66670 Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy for counterfeit coins. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its own right, as are […]

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United States Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2 http://www.coinweek.com/us-mint-news/u-s-mint-releases-next-2017-america-beautiful-5-oz-silver-uncirculated-coin-may-2/ http://www.coinweek.com/us-mint-news/u-s-mint-releases-next-2017-america-beautiful-5-oz-silver-uncirculated-coin-may-2/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:30:42 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=111102 The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AK) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2017 Episode 1 – 4K Video http://www.coinweek.com/video-news/coinweek-cool-currency-2017-episode-1-4k-video/ http://www.coinweek.com/video-news/coinweek-cool-currency-2017-episode-1-4k-video/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:12:58 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=111083 Cool Currency! gets its first episode of 2017. We really break the bank with four segments that feature four cool U.S. and world banknotes. John Markis of Trusted Traditions shows off the finest-known Specimen South Vietnam 1955-56 1,000 Dong - otherwise known as the "Old Man and the Temple" note. Frederick Bart from Executive Currency […]

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US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets http://www.coinweek.com/modern-coins/us-coins-50-years-of-modern-proof-sets/ http://www.coinweek.com/modern-coins/us-coins-50-years-of-modern-proof-sets/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=111032 By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since 1936, when the United States Mint offered the first modern proof sets after a two-decade hiatus. There was also a three-year intermission between 1965 and 1967, when a nationwide […]

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Cultural Property Overreach Encroaches on Collectors’ Rights http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/cultural-property-overreach-encroaches-on-collector-rights/ http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/cultural-property-overreach-encroaches-on-collector-rights/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:57:19 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=111025 By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting ....   Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private ownership and trade in cultural property, has posted on his blog a quite lucid history of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) experiences in District and Appellate Court over […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-coins-aliens-and-ufos/ http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-coins-aliens-and-ufos/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:26:02 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110977 By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series The X-Files has a UFO poster that proclaims: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The sentiment is widely shared, even among numismatists, who are generally a rather skeptical bunch. The “Alien” […]

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Chinese Panda Coins: Pandas Tip the Rarity Scale http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/chinese-panda-coins-pandas-tip-the-rarity-scale/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/chinese-panda-coins-pandas-tip-the-rarity-scale/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:22:41 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110872 There are more than a dozen Chinese Panda coins and medals, including Show Pandas, that — by published mintage — rank from uncommon to very scarce By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   How rare is rare? Many people talk about rarity the way they do coin grades: very rare, extremely rare, etc. […]

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Viking Silver Coin Hoard Found in Denmark http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/viking-silver-coin-hoard-found-denmark/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/viking-silver-coin-hoard-found-denmark/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:09:56 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110958 By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Two men with metal detectors struck it big earlier this month when their find in southern Zealand (Denmark) led archaeologists to 130 Viking silver coins. This is a considerable hoard of coins from the era when the Vikings dominated Northern Europe, from about 800 CE to 1066 […]

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2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage http://www.coinweek.com/education/numismatic-books/2018-red-book-honors-1st-u-s-mint-director-rittenhouse-225-years-american-coinage/ http://www.coinweek.com/education/numismatic-books/2018-red-book-honors-1st-u-s-mint-director-rittenhouse-225-years-american-coinage/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:03:33 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110969 The classic hardcover version of the 71st-edition Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”) celebrates the 225th anniversary of federal coinage in Philadelphia. On its back cover is a commemorative gold-foil portrait of David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint, who was appointed by President George Washington in 1792. […]

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Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win http://www.coinweek.com/paper-money-2/fiji-issues-circulating-banknotes-coins-commemorate-2016-olympic-gold-medal-win/ http://www.coinweek.com/paper-money-2/fiji-issues-circulating-banknotes-coins-commemorate-2016-olympic-gold-medal-win/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:52:24 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=110988 By Reserve Bank of Fiji ......   The Reserve Bank of Fiji announces that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics was officially unveiled by Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama […]

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