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Ancient Coin News

  • newCGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:41am -
  • newNumismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.
    David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………… One of the major third party grading services grades and authenticates ancient coins. NGC Director David Vagi talks about the ser…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:04pm -
  • newANS Announces New Digitization Program for Roman Coins. VIDEO: 13:57
    Giles Bransbourg, Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins, American Numismatic Society, Moderator: Harlan Berk……… A new program to digitize the Roman coins in the ANS Collection will begin later this year, the Online Coins of the Roman Empire(OCRE) proj…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:35am -
  • newCool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32
    Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with Harlan J. Berk, Harlan J. Berk Ltd and Sam Spiegel, Heritage Auctions……. Here are some of the most valuable and interesting coins of the ancient world. Find out what Cleopatra really looked liked and a…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 11:33am -
  • newDo Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44
    Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held and appreciated in a tac…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:30pm -
  • newHeritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02
    Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach talks about th…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:34am -
  • newThe First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin
    By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….. The earliest coins, which emerged around 650 BCE on the shores of the Aegean Sea, depicted ancient symbols of power such as the lion and the bull. Shortly after 500 BCE images of mythological beings start to appear…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:46pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

The Bullion Report

  • newRare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections
    Coin is second discovered from a total mintage of 21 coins.  Unique at PCGS. A scarce production proof error, acknowledged by the U.S. Mint, is being auctioned by GreatCollections, with bidding to end on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The 2007-W $25 Quarte…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:43pm -
  • newThe Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox
    The Real Diehl is a weekly 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 Goldfi…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 10:02am -
  • The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!
    By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the p…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance
    The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. I described in my last article how gold’s core value proposition is as wealth insurance. In this article I’ll addres…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company
    by About.Ag, exclusively for CoinWeek…. Author’s Note: If you have done business with Tulving and are owed metal or money, or if you received metal or money from Tulving after December 9, 2013, please go to my site for assistance. Otherwise, plea…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 4:06am -
  • What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?
    By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. In the previous two weeks, the US Treasury has been forced to pay out a net of $65 billion to cover US dollars and US Treasury Debt being repatriated.  Some amount…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 6:28pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. BHOF Commemorative Series The most widely anticipated U.S. commemorative coin series in decades will be launched on Thursday, March 27. I expect there to be a feeding frenzy for the 75th anniversary of the…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 1:04pm -
  • The Real Diehl: The Main Street Case for Gold
    The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. For several years, now, I have wanted a forum in which to make what I call the Main Street case for investing in gold. I…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 11:42pm -
  • New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-themed Coins
    In a global first, New Zealand Mint has announced a series of gold and silver commemorative coins, featuring some of Disney’s most recognised and cherished characters. The Auckland-based gold bullion dealer and collectable coin maker will mint the…
    - 35 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 11:59am -
  • The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland (founded in 1766) for the island nation of Niue. It is the six-ounce sil…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 6:36pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

Modern Coin News

  • The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for? Will these coins hold their premiums? In the first few days after the Baltimore Whitman expo, c…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 3:49pm -
  • 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives: I Bought a Modern Coin…and I Liked it.
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Those of you who know my numismatic taste knows that it tends to run to coins dated 1890 and earlier, and coins which are truly rare. I have mostly avoided the modern coin marke…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today
    The United States Mint is now offering business strike Shenandoah National Park quarters from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. The new Shenandoah issue follows the release of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park quarter, which w…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 1:28pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!
    By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the p…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance
    The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. I described in my last article how gold’s core value proposition is as wealth insurance. In this article I’ll addres…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces
     Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #214 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Choice (MS-63) to Gem Uncirculated (MS-65 or h…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 4:07pm -
  • The Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard: Some Thoughts
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Unless you spent the last two weeks in deep space you have no doubt read about/discussed/dreamt about the fabulous Saddle Ridge gold coin hoard. Enough has already been written abo…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 8:32pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek  In numerous pieces for this column over the past couple years, I have been to a large extent an advocate for the series of First Spouse Gold Coins. I have always believed America’s First Ladies deserve a series hono…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 6:12am -
  • Can Coin Dealers be Coin Collectors?
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A recent question from a client got me thinking: is it possible for a coin dealer to be a coin collector? My answer short and sweet: certainly yes — but with a large asterisk. In…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Feb 14, 6:55pm -
  • Obama’s MyRA Accounts—The Next Step Towards Government Seizure Of Precious Metals IRA Assets!
    By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. During last week’s State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama announced plans to create new myRA retirement accounts.  The next day, he signed paperwork…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Feb 14, 3:42pm -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

Daniel Sedwick Announces Upcoming Treasure Auction. VIDEO: 3:45.
Daniel Sedwick Announces Upcoming Treasure Auction. VIDEO: 3:45.Daniel Sedwick, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. More treasure items plucked from the bones of a once proud Spanish galleon are coming on the auction block courtesy of Daniel…
- 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:32am -
Chicago Coin Club Meeting CICF Convention, April, 20, 2014. VIDEO: 5:57.
Chicago Coin Club Meeting CICF Convention, April, 20, 2014. VIDEO: 5:57.One of America's oldest coin clubs holds a meeting at the Chicago International Coin Fair. There is a call for volunteers to help at the upcoming American Numismatic Associat…
- 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:29am -
David Vagi of NGC Comments on the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:33.
David Vagi of NGC Comments on the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:33.Head of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's division of ancient coins talks candidly about the ancient coin market and trends in the industry including import restrictions. More…
- 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:27am -
US Mexican Numismatic Association to Hold Convention in October 2014 in Scottsdale. VIDEO: 3:03.
US Mexican Numismatic Association to Hold Convention in October 2014 in Scottsdale. VIDEO: 3:03.Cory Frampton, Executive Director, USMNA, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. An organization devoted strictly to the study and collecting of the…
- 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:25am -
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. One of the major third party grading services…
- 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 11:12pm -
Cool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32.
Cool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32.Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com, with Harlan J. Berk, Harlan J. Berk Ltd and Sam Spiegel, Heritage Auctions. Here are some of the most valuable and in...From:coinweekViews:50 3ratingsTi…
- 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 11:09pm -

Collecting Strategies

  • newRare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3: 19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #219 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……… United States One Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1849 to 1889. Earl…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:06am -
  • Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. As nearly everyone who buys rare coins knows these days, a larger percentage of the market is conducted at auction. The auction market has exploded in recent yea…
    - 55 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 1:48pm -
  • In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. There is plenty of demand for major rarities in any condition. For much of the last few years nearly everything you read about in numismatic market reporting…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Feb 14, 3:58pm -
  • The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’m basically an old school coin dealer. I market coins all the time but am not really a “marketer” in the numismatic sense of the word—although I deal with firms which…
    - 70 days ago, 13 Feb 14, 3:36pm -
  • SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives
    by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Ask an American numismatist to describe commemorative silver coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 19…
    - 85 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 3:54pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 3: Quarters
    By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by taking a look at the 20th century’s workhorse denomination, the quarter. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to check out p…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Jan 14, 9:55pm -
  • Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage
    Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek …………. Greg Reynolds discussed the results of the recent Heritage NY International World Coin auction in an article dated January 8, 2014, “Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Au…
    - 94 days ago, 20 Jan 14, 10:38pm -

Coin Prices

  • The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for? Will these coins hold their premiums? In the first few days after the Baltimore Whitman expo, c…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 3:49pm -
  • New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31
    Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com…… The Guide Book of United States Coin aka “The Red Book” has been a primary source of coin prices since. The 68th edition for 2015 was released at the March Whitman…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 12:30pm -
  • Dahlonega, Georgia Mint Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) of 1861
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #212 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Gold coins were produced at the Branch U.S. Mint in Dahlonega, Georgi…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 5:33pm -
  • A Half Century of Coin Market Trends
    By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with this history which gave him new insights into the areas he’…
    - 2 Dec 13, 11:47am -
  • Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For decades, bullion prices have had a profound impact on the prices of rare coins. I first witnessed this in 1979 when gold and silver prices exploded. Gold soared to around $850 per ounce…
    - 19 Jul 13, 1:48pm -
  • Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’ve discussed how using previous auction records can be an extremely valuable asset in determining coin values. But there are instances when previous records can be misleading and they can keep a collector from…
    - 8 Jul 13, 1:24pm -
  • NGC Hires Keith Zaner to Serve as Price Guide Analyst
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has hired Keith Zaner to serve as a pricing analyst for its popular online coin value guides, including the NGC US Coin Price Guide. Zaner brings decades of experience as a pricing analyst for several major n…
    - 11 Jun 13, 4:41pm -
  • Coin pricing: Always a mystery
    By C. Logan McKechnie : VamsandMore.com  [The View Vol. 2 - Issue 8] …….. When it comes to confusing coin pricing, April was in like a lion and out like a lamb. It was a month that produced the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Perhaps the b…
    - 20 May 13, 2:07pm -
  • Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57
    Harlan J. Berk – Interviewer: David Lisot ………. Harlan Berk has bought and sold major ancient coin rarities for decades. He shares his perspective of the prices for top quality ancients as well as how technology has changed the way ancient coi…
    - 27 Apr 13, 10:58am -
  • Precious Metals Prices: THE BATTLE OF THEORY AND REALITY
    by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Anyone with even a marginal interest in precious metals is aware of the brutal beatdown in gold and silver spot prices over the past four days. From its April 12 London close of $1535.50, gold fell off the cliff to $13…
    - 16 Apr 13, 3:06pm -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

US Coin News

People in the News

  • Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06
    Interviewer: David Lisot, with Allen Berman, Charles Davis, Wayne Homren, John Kraljevich, & Del Parker. Numismatics lost a good friend and soul with the untimely passing of numismatic book dealer John Burns. John had been in the trade for decades an…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:58am -
  • Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco
    Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.  This week, numismatic researcher and writer Dick Johnson shares this remembrance…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 5:31pm -
  • Editor Wayne Homren Talks About E-Sylum Numismatic Electronic Publication. VIDEO: 3:36
    Wayne Homren, E-Sylum Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. One of the best numismatic websites for serious coin information is the E-Sylum. Created by Wayne Homren and archived on the Numismatic Bibliomania Society website there are thousand…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:50am -

World Coin News

  • newEarly April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!
    Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC World Certified Rarities Attract Spotlight. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Issues Remain Hot Property. 75th Central States Convention On Deck. It is truly an exciting time to be involved with numisma…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:12pm -
  • newCool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48
    Greg Cohen, Stephen Fenton, Carlos Jara, Max Keech, and Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com …….. The Chicago International Coin Fair has dealer from all over the world in attendance. Along with them come interesting and valuable…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:12pm -
  • newHeritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02
    Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach talks about th…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:34am -
  • Medieval Hungarian Gold Florin Series Continues with Release of Queen Mary Issue
    Queen Mary (1382–1395) honored with series of gold and brass coins from the Hungarian Mint. With the issue of Queen Mary’s gold florin, the National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins,”…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 5:17pm -
  • Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises
    By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. 140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the spring sale of Künker was full of surprises! Less surprising was: the pre-sale estimate of 5.7 millio…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 1:42pm -
  • Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection
    Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation o…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 5:28pm -
  • Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana
    Bank of Botswana converts its entire coinage system to Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology The Royal Canadian Mint announced today that it has produced a new series of multi-ply plated steel circulation coins on behalf of the Bank of Botswana.…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Mar 14, 7:10pm -
  • A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation
    By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which the Mint says were mistakenly produced and sold in December 2013. In Numismatics, the…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 1:57pm -
  • Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale
    By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……….. About 1,100 medals from the renaissance to the present day, made of bronze, silver and gold, some being created by famous artists, some referring to world-changing events – that is the Baums Collection, which will…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Mar 14, 1:52pm -
  • World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos
    MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention of coin and…
    - 55 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 1:02pm -

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