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Ancient Coin News

  • CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence, speed, loyalty and beauty. The earliest images of horses created by people appear on the…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 5:01pm -
  • Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List
    Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1,116 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Beautifully Toned Leontini Tetradrachm 1035091 | GREEK. SICILY. Leontini. Struck circa 430-420 BC. AR Tetradr…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 1:57pm -
  • Top 5 World Coins Sold on MA-Shops – March, 2016
    By CoinWeek ……   At MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient and world coins at your perusal. Here are five top-selling coins for the end of March, 2016: GERMAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MÜNSTER: 17…
    - 30 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 12:20am -
  • Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833–1906)
    by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ………. The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering figure of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, was introduced to…
    - 38 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 1:42pm -
  • Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony
    Click here for the First Antony Portrait denarius listing at the Chicago International Coin Convention (April 14-19) Signature Auction It would be too easy to pick a coin of Julius Caesar to mark the Ides of March (a couple of days ago), so instead w…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 2:02pm -
  • The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle
    ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC …..   Aegina is a rocky and mountainous island in the Saronic Gulf located about 25 miles southeast of Athens. It was settled…
    - 43 days ago, 17 Mar 16, 1:00pm -
  • Poland, St. Patrick and Ancient Rome: Spink Coin Auctions
    Spink and Son Ltd. is delighted to announce another installment of their famous auctions of Ancient, British, Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on March 22-23, 2016 in their London premises in the heart of Bloomsbury. This auction boasts of a fa…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Mar 16, 5:49pm -
  • CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars
    By Mike Markowitz …..   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed. That he is grown so great? — Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 Julius Caesar ARISTOCRATIC ROMANS USUALLY BORE three names. For example, Gaius Julius Caesar (born 13 July…
    - 45 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 6:43pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – Is it time to add ancient coins to the portfolio?
    By Timothy O’Fallon ….  Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ……..   The Rare Coin Market’s Rising Credibility In 2011, gold hit nearly $1,900.00 an ounce and silver topped out at nearly $50.00 an ounce. Bullion (and older coins worth close…
    - 45 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 1:51pm -
  • Israeli Hiker Finds 2nd Known Example of Unusual Roman Gold Coin
    Laurie Rimon found the coin during a hike in the eastern Galilee By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, March 14, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that a hiker in the northern region of Galilee had discovered an incredibly r…
    - 45 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • Spink: Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction April 21
    Spink are delighted to announce our auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria will be taking place on April 21, 2016 in London. Our medals auctions take place three times a year and contain some of the finest medals and Militaria…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 1:39pm -
  • US Paper Money: ‘Rainbow $50’ Tops CSNS Currency Auction Offerings
    A high-grade and rare “Rainbow 50” Fr. 151 $50 1869 Legal Tender PMG About Uncirculated 55 is expected to bring $175,000+ as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ April 27-May 2, 2016, CSNS Currency Signature® Auction held in conjunction with the…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 1:30pm -
  • Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF
    Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will prov…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 1:30pm -

The Bullion Report

  • Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game
    By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In the coin industry, “bullion” is a word with many connotations. To the extent that older circulating coinage contains silver and gold, many collectible coins are bought and sold according to t…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 12:49pm -
  • Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter
    By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator When congress adjourns for spring break there may be a few stragglers that may be found in the halls of the congressional office buildings doing…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • U.S. Mint Increases Allocation of 2016 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins April 11
    By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint did something a little different this week, allocating 1,036,000 ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle bullion coin for purchase by authorized dealers. As confirmed by Mint spokesperson Michael…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 7:55pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

  • CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 2 – 4K Video
    CoinWeek’s popular Cool Currency! series returns with a fantastic episode featuring four fascinating, unusual, and in the case of one particular piece, indecent currency notes. In this episode you will find out the backstory behind the $20 “Tech…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 6:06pm -
  • Paper Money – Whatever Happened to North Korean Counterfeit U.S. $100 Bills?
    By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A long-running counterfeit currency saga, one that originated in North Korea during the 1970s and affected countless people in many nations around the world, seems to have ended. Or has it? Over th…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 5:31pm -
  • Collecting Banknotes
    By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just as with coins, grading is perhaps the single most important ingredient of value when it comes to coll…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 4:53pm -

Modern Coin News

  • New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday
    By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 4:05pm -
  • Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale
    By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 2007 Canadian $1 million gold coin is in the process of being offered for sale by GoldCore, a gold broker headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The $1 million Canadian coin, one of just five ever min…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 3:14pm -
  • 2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7
    The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EH) starting April 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the coin is in accordance with the Mint pricing schedule for gold coins…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 1:45pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • Coin Grading – Modern Coins Make Huge Impact on NGC Census
    By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. A great roster of new issues in store for 2016, tracking down “Northern Lights” in the moonlight It’s getting to be a habit; last year it was Juno, this year it was Jonas… what is it wi…
    - 78 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:05pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I have covered at length for this and other publications over the past six years. As the series begins its long…
    - 18 Jan 16, 3:19pm -
  • Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing…
    - 7 Jan 16, 9:17pm -

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Collecting Strategies

Coin Prices

  • What do Coin Auction Prices Represent?
    By Doug Winter – CoinWeek Content Partner………. For better or worse, the current market has come to heavily rely on auction prices to determine the value of a wide range of coins. I am often asked: do auction prices represent…
    - 17 Oct 15, 2:33pm -
  • Rare Coin Auction Records Take Center Stage
    By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   The widespread availability of auction prices for rare coins has created a world of transparency that has profoundly changed the hobby. As mentioned in my last article about the purchase of t…
    - 25 Sep 15, 3:43pm -
  • Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?
    By Mark Ferguson – for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want…
    - 13 Aug 15, 11:13am -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

  • US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway
    By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to s…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 12:40pm -
  • Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50
    NGC will offer several designations for qualifying 2016-W Gold Buffalo $50 coins, including a special BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation See other coins eligible for the BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation The US Mint has confirmed that the Proof 20…
    - 30 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 12:25am -
  • Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder
    Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced a new PMG holder that is significantly more transparent than its previous holders, resulting in superior optics that dramatically enhance the presentation of encapsulated notes. Comprised of high-quality i…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 4:33pm -

US Coin News

  • Coin Auctions – Gardner Coins, Partrick Early US Pieces & Other Rarities Re-Appear at CSNS
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #327 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Apr 16, 7:19pm -
  • US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money
    By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, th…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 5:57pm -
  • US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts
    By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   At first glance the 2016-W Mercury Dime coins are very invocative of the classic 1916-D Mercury Dime. The coins will be nearly the exact size of the vintage Mercury Dime and contain 1/10 oz…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 10:48pm -

People in the News

  • American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive
    Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 10:44pm -
  • U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter
    United States Mint and National Park Service (NPS) officials launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin today honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. “Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this gre…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 6:27am -
  • ANA Money Museum Free Event Celebrates National Coin Week
    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week during the week of April 17-23 with an array of activities, including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 12:31pm -

World Coin News

  • newWorld Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins
    by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long…
    - 48 mins ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:16pm -
  • newWorld Coins – MA-Shops April Newsletter
    By ……   A Trio of Highlighted Dealers on 1671 Holland. Antwerp ducaton, EF. Courtesy Laurens Schulman b.v. and; 3,500.00 EUR (3,955.00 USD) 1.) Laurens Schulman b.v. We are a long-standing family company th…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Apr 16, 7:59pm -
  • newBank of Malta Issues Gold, Silver Coins to Celebrate Art of Antonio Sciortino
    By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 25 April 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue numismatic coins in gold and silver celebrating the art of Antonio Sciortino. The coins are issued under the Europa Programme with the theme ‘modern 20th century…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:23pm -
  • newWorld Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat
    By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 19 April, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat“. This is the second coin in a special collector coin series dedicated to…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 1:53pm -
  • newNew Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays 40th Season
    With the Toronto Blue Jays back on another exciting hunt for the pennant in 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining millions of fans in saying thanks for the thrills of the past and wishing them a great 40th season with a colourful new silver collec…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 5:33pm -
  • newWestern Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins
    As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes. Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 4:33pm -
  • newNew South African Commemorative Coins Debuting Soon
    By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   South African officials have announced the arrival of new coins honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, the majestic cheetah, and a distinctive type of anti-erosion structure called a dolos.…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:59pm -


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