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Ancient Coin News

  • newGreek Coinage of Baktria
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “The handsome coins of the Greek kings of Bactria have always enjoyed high renown among both collectors and scholars, because of their excellent artistic qualities and their great historical val…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 2:46pm -
  • First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy
    First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Coinage in the Roman Economy by Kenneth Harl, Ph.D.   Buy the book before you buy the coin. -Numismat…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 2:48pm -
  • Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 5:19pm -
  • Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site
    By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 3:21pm -
  • Coinage of the First Caliphate
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged by plague, earthquake and decades of war between the Eastern Roman (“Byzantine”) and Sasanian Persi…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Dec 14, 5:01am -
  • NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins
    by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …….. The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin. To the best of our knowledge ancient coins were struck the old-fashioned way – hand-hamm…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Dec 14, 5:02am -
  • Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… One of the few ancient traditions to survive until the modern world is the Olympics. Occurring in the same four-year cycle today as in antiquity, they mark a time when…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 5:10am -
  • New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah
    By CoinWeek News Staff… Last year, it was canned goods. The year before that, bowling pins. 2012 saw one made of ice. 2010? Legos. But for this year’s Community Chanukah Festival, Chabad of Hunterdon County, New Jersey plans to build the world’…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:17pm -
  • The Nativity on Coins
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… The Nativity of Jesus is such a familiar image in visual media–from greeting cards to stained glass windows–that it is startling to discover that it does not appear anywhere in Western art until t…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • The Last Ancient Coin
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… “What was the last ancient coin?” The question is unanswerable. There was no “last” ancient coin, just as there was no “last” ancient person. Classical antiquity didn’t just stop — it…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 5:48am -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • newGoldberg’s Sessions 2 and 3 Bring $4.37 Million
    CoinWeek’s coverage of the Pre-Long Beach Auction Continues. Click here to read part one… Rare 1916 Buffalo Nickel DDO nets top price for Pre-Long Beach U.S. offerings… Day two of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach auction saw the California-based fir…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 7:59pm -
  • newKünker Berlin Sale January 29th includes First Gold Coins of the United States
    Within the upcoming Fritz Rudolf Künker Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015 a small series of early gold coins from the United States of America is included. You see, the gold 1, 5, 10 and 20 dollar pieces are testimonies to the different ki…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 5:30pm -
  • newSession 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million
    Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff…   With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are i…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:20pm -
  • newSpink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices
    The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 6:51pm -
  • newLegend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction
    In January of 2015, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ booth at the Florida United Numismatists Convention to talk to LRCA President Julie Abrams about the featured collected consignments in the upcoming Regency…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 6:22pm -
  • Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar
      By Greg Cohen and John Pack – Stacks Bowers Auctions ………. Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americ…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jan 15, 12:20am -
  • PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection
    Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collectio…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 8:21pm -
  • Rare U.S. Coins Fare Well in FUN Auction: Coin Market Levels Remain Stable
    News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #260 A Special Report by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …….. There are widely circulating rumors, some voiced by insiders who I know, that prices for rare U.S.…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 7:45pm -
  • Update: Creusy Numismatique Auction 13 Held on January 6
    By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Creusy Numismatique, a family-run coin dealership based out of Geneva, Switzerland, held its most recent auction (Auction 13) on January 6. It was hosted by LiveAuctioneers.com. CoinWeek’s pre-auction report was pu…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 8:37pm -
  • The Rockaway Collection of Silver German Coins, mostly Talers
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #259 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. Stack’s-Bowers conducted one of the official auctions of the New Yo…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 10:14pm -

The Bullion Report

  • newU.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set
    By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Si…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • newA 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda
    By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 4:48pm -
  • newCCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates
    By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and dis…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 7:01pm -
  • newGold Newsletter – Gold at Five Month High Waiting on the Next EU Move
    Commentary for Tuesday January 20th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $17.30 at $1294.20 so momentum is in the bull’s corner – for now – and the techn…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 5:25pm -
  • Gold Surges Higher – the Swiss Franc and Euro Decouple
    Commentary for Thursday January 15th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold on the Comex today closed up $30.30 at $1264.70 with a slightly weaker aftermarket. It was quie…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 11:13pm -
  • The Gold to Silver Ratio – Inside Information or Wishful Thinking
    From the Investment Series written by Richard Schwary  – www.golddealer.com …….. The Gold to Silver Ratio has been carefully studied by precious metal partisans since I got into the coin business in the early 1970’s. And since that time it p…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 7:19am -
  • Guy Harvey Artwork Featured On Silver Rounds and Bars at Gainesville Coins
    Guy Harvey’s New Canvas – Pure Silver Acclaimed marine conservationist and artist Guy Harvey has transformed his paintings of aquatic life and the Caribbean into a lifestyle statement embraced by millions worldwide. From its beginnings on t-shirt…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Jan 15, 1:47pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

Modern Coin News

  • newBreaking: CCAC Approves 2015 High Relief Gold Coin Design
      Breaking News: 2015 High Relief Gold Coin design selected by CCAC. Unprecedented. Passed via unanimous vote. Full report to follow…. Update: CCAC also approved obverse and reverse designs for the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal.The post…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 7:00pm -
  • newThe Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed
    The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture T…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:23pm -
  • newCCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates
    By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and dis…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 7:01pm -
  • newAustrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”
    By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Aus…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 7:52am -
  • Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin
    By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its third United Kingdom £20 for £20 coin as the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leade…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 4:02pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Highlights of 2014
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. So many countries are issuing so many numismatic coins today that collectors in this field need to be more selective than ever about what they buy and collect.  Just compare the number of pages in the 2015 edition of…
    - 27 days ago, 31 Dec 14, 7:45pm -
  • Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015
    Butterflies in 3D 2015 – Graphium Policenes Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the «Butterflies in 3D» ser…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Dec 14, 2:08pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • newCoins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride.  However, nearly ever…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 10:53pm -
  • Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics
    Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in mon…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 8:33pm -
  • A Candid 2015 “Hot Topics” on the Coin Market by Laura Sperber
    2014 WAS THE YEAR FROM HELL Can’t say 2014 was a good year for myself or The Legend companies. We would have our good months, only to give back and then some the following months. Choppy accurately describes the overall market. I’m not one who ha…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 4:41am -
  • How will Coin Collectors Interpret Certified Coin Grades in the Future?
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #257 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. There is no doubt that the vast majority of scarce classic U.S. coins, a…
    - 27 days ago, 31 Dec 14, 6:21pm -
  • Modern Legal Tender Silver Bullion Coins – The Big Three
    By Richard Schwary – Ask The Expert – www.golddealer.com ……. The Big 3 when it comes to legal tender silver bullioncoins are of course the American Silver Eagle 1 oz, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf 1 oz, and the Austrian Silver Philharmonic 1…
    - 74 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:58pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an appropriate time to do so because recent developments in gold and silver prices seem to be significant enough that they m…
    - 1 Oct 14, 1:57pm -
  • Baltimore was a blast – Stack’s Bowers sale claims nearly $5 Million – 8th Summer FUN underway
    By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report It’s a hot summer – outside as well as on the bourse! Read on for the latest show updates. Another Baltimore Whitman Expo is in the books, and the 2014 summer edition show was a vibrant affair from the openi…
    - 11 Jul 14, 3:46pm -
  • Hot Topics: Wow! Eliasberg + Pogue Rare Coin Collection in my Lifetime… Some Thoughts
    By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics Since hearing the news they are selling all I can do is think about the Pogue Rare Coin Collection – the ULTIMATE coin collection EVER formed. They took the best of the best and built something…
    - 16 Jun 14, 4:02pm -
  • Economic World War 3 Declared On US Dollar!
    Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com by Patrick A. Heller The 30-year $400 billion agreement for Russia to supply natural gas to China without using US dollars for payment is just one of the opening salvos by these two nations to…
    - 3 Jun 14, 5:41pm -
  • Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions
    By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com A few years ago I proposed that Coin Collecting / Numismatics should be classed as an ASSET CLASS in their own right. I considered that having a mix of different asset classes can assist to reduce your overall…
    - 2 Jun 14, 9:32pm -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52.
Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52.Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. A growing area of bank note collecting deals with notes that were never iss…
- 7 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 6:34pm -
US Mint Product Schedule Available on Website USMINT.GOV. VIDEO: 1:59.
US Mint Product Schedule Available on Website USMINT.GOV. VIDEO: 1:59.Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States. The US Mint has introduced a new website at USMINT.GOV. At the recent Florida United Numismatists Coin Convention in Orlando, Florid…
- 7 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 6:15pm -
Special Technique for Coin Photography. VIDEO: 2:30.
Special Technique for Coin Photography. VIDEO: 2:30.J.R. Rollo, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. J.R. Rollo wrote the book on Mexican Republic 2 escudo gold coins. He has devised a special technique for...From:coinweekViews:644 20…
- 2 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 6:57pm -
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09.
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09.David Enders, Dave's Collectible Coin, interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he h...From:coinwe…
- 3 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 12:25am -
Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Rarities. VIDEO: 2:54.
Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Rarities. VIDEO: 2:54.Julie Abrams, President, Legend Auctions, Interviewer: Charles Morgan. Some a the highlights include an 1856 original proof set, the Lydia Proof Morgan Colle...From:coinweekViews:300…
- 5 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 6:11am -
Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40.
Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40.Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gur...From:coinweekViews:1776…
- 5 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 6:07am -

Collecting Strategies

  • New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users
    A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every P…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Jan 15, 3:43am -
  • US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Half eagles aren’t my favorite denomination per se but, from a coin collecting point of view, they make a lot of sense to me and on many different levels. If we look at the vario…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 2:39pm -
  • Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #256 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For less than $500 per coin, a set of Standing Liberty Quarters (SLQs) ‘by dat…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 5:33am -
  • The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2
    By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic c…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 1:10pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collecto…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:18am -
  • Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date…
    - 41 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 7:07pm -
  • GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars
    “Everyman” set contains many desirable AU-58 and AU-58+ coins with CAC approval. GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Capuano Everyman PCGS Registry Set, which will be sold on December 21, 2014. The PCGS Registry Set is…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:36pm -
  • Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury Dimes
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #253  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   For less than $500 per coin, a set of Mercury dimes ‘by date’ (inclu…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 4:46pm -
  • Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dimes
    News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #244 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… In a discussion in 2012, I noted that people do not often think about the rarity of 1846 Liberty Seated Dimes.…
    - 8 Oct 14, 4:32pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies : How To Collect Type One Double Eagles
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Type One double eagles have become the single most popular area of collecting in the rare date United States gold coin market. With the discovery of over 10,000 high grade, formerl…
    - 25 Sep 14, 11:18am -

Coin Prices

  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally devel…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:38pm -
  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally develo…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent
    10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 5:38pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has litt…
    - 69 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:05am -
  • The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest ‘No Motto’ Liberty Seated Half Dollars
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Saturday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be publicly auctioned A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds………. As was reported on Wednesday in…
    - 87 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 11:10pm -
  • The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, part 4: Second Coin Auction on Monday, Oct. 27
    A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …………. Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #247……. In addition to a very impressive collection of Capped Bust s…
    - 91 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:53pm -
  • Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.
    How are rare coin prices determined? Often the question dealers will ask is: “I know what Greysheet (Coin Dealer Newsletter bid) is, but what can I ‘really’ get for it?” In this month’s Rare Coin Market Report, I will explain how I determin…
    - 8 Aug 14, 11:52am -
  • Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are problem coins valued? This is an interesting question and one which is becomi…
    - 7 Aug 14, 11:44am -
  • US Gold Coins: Are 1870-CC Eagles Undervalued in Comparison to their Double Eagle Counterparts?
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Without a lot of fanfare, we have seen the dispersal of one of the most amazing collecting of Western branch mint gold coins in the history of numismatics. So far in 2014, the vari…
    - 25 Jul 14, 10:40am -
  • VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July
    As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. The so-called experts predict it is the fall before a major rebound in VAM prices. The predictions came in articles in Coin World and on the CoinTalk websites. Time can only confirm that look into the crysta…
    - 21 Jul 14, 7:52pm -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

  • newVAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report
    By Dennis Halladay – VAMs and More…. Gold and silver prices rising, the stock market falling, cold weather nearly everywhere, and huge Heritage auctions made for a busy Florida United Numismatists (FUN) coin show January 7-10 in Orlando. And it…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 6:34pm -
  • Coin Shows – New York International Numismatic Convention Approaches Sell Out One Year in Advance
    The 43rd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention was held at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel over an 11 day period from Friday, January 2 through Monday, January 12. According to Kevin Foley, long time Bourse Chairman for the even…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 8:02pm -
  • 2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jeff Garrett has often stated that anyone concerned about the coin market should attend a large coin show and they will probably leave feeling much better. Th…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 2:20pm -
  • Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth
    The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appeara…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 7:28pm -
  • Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas
    By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare…
    - 47 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 8:42pm -
  • ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show
    Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by particip…
    - 49 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 8:21pm -
  • ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015
    Ostromecki to present ANA plans for 2015, take questions from public… American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki Jr. will host a question-and-answer forum during the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention on Friday, Ja…
    - 50 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 3:58pm -
  • Vegas Coin Show New Venue Kicks Off with Counterfeits, Civil War Token Seminar
    The Vegas Show is happening for December 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, 29001 Las Vegas Blvd South. The event debuts at this new strip venue and is produced by CK Shows, promoter for the Las Vegas Numismatic Society coin shows an…
    - 50 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 2:10pm -
  • PCGS to Display Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set At 2015 FUN
    The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United Numismatists convention. The display at the Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com)…
    - 57 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 4:14pm -
  • US Mexican Numismatic Association Awards Ceremony. VIDEO: 7:04
    Kent Ponterio, Cory Frampton, USMNA Awards Presenters. The US Mexican Numismatic Association solicits articles from writers and researchers about Latin American numismatics. At their annual convention they honor authors for their contributions. Copyr…
    - 59 days ago, 30 Nov 14, 12:41pm -

US Coin News

  • newState of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 18, 2015
    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 th…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 2:46am -
  • newMint Condition: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 11, 2015
    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 th…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 6:14am -
  • The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America
    By Ron Drzewucki for Modern Coin Wholesale…. Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances mak…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jan 15, 1:06pm -

People in the News

  • newIn Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015
      By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied paint…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 6:52pm -
  • newThe Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan
    Kathleen Duncan from Pinnacle Rarities and several other notable industry leaders were asked last month by The Rosen Numismatic Advisory to participate in the 38th annual Crystal Ball Survey. Each responded to questions about the state of the marke…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 1:08pm -
  • MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division
    MintProducts.com, an Online Retail Coin Store specializing in U.S. and World Coins, is happy to announce the formation of their new coin auction company – MintProducts Auctions (MPA).  MintProducts Auctions will hold live auctions in Nashua, NH an…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 9:39pm -
  • GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTHO47aew-E Ian Russell, owner and president of GreatCollections.com, sat down recently with broadcast legend and Emmy-nominee Larry King to discuss the hobby of coin collecting. The 25-minute interview took place at King’…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 8:16pm -
  • In Memoriam: David Queller, 1921-2014
    By CoinWeek News Staff…. Noted pattern and dollar collector David Queller, of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away on December 24, 2014. He was perhaps best known for owning the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen 1804 dollar. Mr. Queller was born in Brookly…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 5:08pm -
  • Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ year in 2014 with almost $1 Billion in sales.
    Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ $969+ million year in 2014 Tremendous growth in Rare Coins; steady expansion seen in Wine, Fine Art, Luxury Accessories, Comics and Sports Heritage Auctions posted its “best ever” year in 2014 – and its f…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 8:03pm -
  • Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site
    By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 3:21pm -
  • Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft
    By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling $1.24 million from customers. Standing before Ju…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Dec 14, 8:05pm -
  • Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55
    Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading c…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:31pm -
  • Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction
    CoinWeek Staff Reports…. Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on December 2. This comes almost four years after his March 18, 2011 conviction in federal court o…
    - 54 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 5:21pm -

World Coin News

  • newThe Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions
    The Royal Mint is to issue a specially compiled historic coin set uniting four decimal crowns celebrating a decade of royal occasions – an anniversary, a Jubilee, a landmark birthday and a royal wedding. Coins have long played an important part in…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jan 15, 8:34pm -
  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally devel…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:38pm -
  • newA 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda
    By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 4:48pm -
  • newNew Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015
    By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 9:48pm -
  • newAustrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”
    By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Aus…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 7:52am -
  • newThe History of the Japanese Ryō Coin
    by Jonathan Perry – Gainesville Coins Few coins are as distinct or carry with them a history quite like the Japanese Ryō Coin, also known as the koban during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). The ryō coin is unique in its design and composition,…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 5:56pm -
  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally develo…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 2:07pm -

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