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Ancient Coin News

  • newThe Coinage of Aksum
    by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land in that direction. There gold is obtained in great plenty… –Herodotus, The Histo…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:01pm -
  • newDaily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s patience
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 is…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 11:17am -
  • The Coinage of Carthage
    by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series Most of what we know about Carthaginians was written by their enemies–first the Greeks, then the Romans. They are described as greedy, treacherous and brutal. Yet even Cicero, a Roman politicia…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:55am -
  • NGC Ancients Headline Heritage Auctions’ Chicago ANA Sale
    NGC Ancients take center stage at August’s ANA Sale…. NGC-graded world and ancient coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ first-ever World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction. The sale, which will be held August 8 at the ANA’s World’s Fair…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 10:06pm -
  • Numismatik Lanz Ancient Coin Auction: 280,000 euros for a Phanes Electrum Stater
    It is an icon of numismatics, the stater in the name of Phanes, enigmatic witness of the earliest coinage. Now it was auctioned at Lanz for 280,000 euros. Slightly less expensive was the famous EID MAR denarius of Brutus that obtained a price of 165,…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 12:17pm -
  • Discussion on Egyptian Coins at State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the re…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 12:11pm -
  • Comets and Meteorites on Ancient Coins
    By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series The night sky was really important to ancient people. This can be hard for us to understand, living as we do in a world where light pollution denies us a clear view of the stars. What people saw…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 6:41pm -
  • Elephants on Ancient Coins
    By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series Strong, intelligent, and long-lived – yet surprisingly gentle – elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over the human imagination. Prehistoric cave paintings depict elephants and thei…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 4:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 9:32pm -
  • Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology
    By Wayne Sales…. As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with th…
    - 55 days ago, 29 May 14, 5:09pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • Star of the Gardner Sale in NY was the 1796 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC bringing $881,250
    The former Jimmy Hayes-John Whitney Walter 1796 Bust dime graded MS67 by PCGS with a green CAC sticker was the highest selling coin from Heritage’s Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction held June 23rd in New York. This first-ye…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 12:38pm -
  • Rare Gem 1871-CC Quarter to be Sold by Heritage June 23
    One of the innumerable highlights of the June 23 Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part 1 US Coins Signature Auction is a gem 1871-CC quarter, one of only three Mint State survivors known for the date. This legendary quarter was one of the stars of th…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 5:07pm -
  • The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur
    Assembled over the last 40 years, the Robert L. Lissner Collection features over 2,000 world coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.  Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auct…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 12:21pm -

The Bullion Report

  • The Real Diehl: Three Gold Myths that Confuse Buyers
    The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Don’t fall victim to the following three gold myths…. I recently ran across an article entitled “The 12 Biggest Mist…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 2:33pm -
  • A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!
    By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service A major trade last week has all the tell-tale signs of institutional gold price manipulation… The suppression of gold and silver prices is virtually an all-day everyday experience. It is so flagrant a…
    - 57 days ago, 27 May 14, 5:14pm -
  • 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Released
    The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin today at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing…
    - 62 days ago, 22 May 14, 1:33pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

  • Memphis International Paper Money Convention Update 2014. VIDEO: 2:12
    Doug Davis, Coin and Currency Convention Promoter Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… It has been said if you want to talk about paper money you have to go to Memphis. Convention promoter Doug Davis talks about what collectors and dealer ca…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • Excerpts from the E-Sylum: On Cataloguing Prison Scrip…
    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, E-Sylum reader and Connecticut-based numismatist Bob Hewey proposes a ne…
    - 64 days ago, 20 May 14, 1:45pm -
  • Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announced New National Banknote Variety
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the recent discovery of a note which will add a new catalog number to the next edition of the Paper Money of United States, better known as the Friedberg Catalog. The Series 1882 $10 Date Back is from…
    - 70 days ago, 14 May 14, 5:35pm -

Modern Coin News

  • newDoes Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?
    by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. As a member of the Ike Group, Charles tries to stay informed about the current goings-on in the series and keeps in touch with collectors and Eisenhower dollar researchers. They generally like to…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 6:21pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises Problems
    Once again the U.S. Mint, for reasons I fail to understand, made a major announcement via Facebook.  And this was not even a major Facebook post, but rather it was a comment made on July 9 in response to a question from a collector, who asked how ma…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:08am -
  • The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative £20 Coin
    The Royal Mint’s second United Kingdom £20 coin commemorates outbreak of the First World War The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its second United Kingdom £20 coin – remembering those who answered the call to arms at the outbreak of the Fi…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:05pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Celebrates 31st President
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. At 11:00 today, the new Herbert Hoover presidential dollar coin will be released at a ceremony to be held at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa.  The event is jointly sponsored by the libr…
    - 34 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 3:07pm -
  • Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins
    New Ruble coins struck for collectors are first coins to feature new Russian monetary symbol… World Coins CoinWeek news report…. Last December, Russia announced that it would adopt a new symbol for the Russian ruble, in order to give the curren…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Jun 14, 4:42pm -
  • Cassie McFarland Talks About Designing Baseball Hall of Fame Coin. VIDEO: 4:30
    Cassie McFarland, Design Artist Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… A bright new star in the field of coin design talks about how she entered a contest to design the new Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin that has catapulted her to na…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 11:41am -
  • New Eiffel Tower Coins Released by Monnaie de Paris. VIDEO: 2:44
    Lionel LeConte, Paris Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… A series of gold and silver coins featuring the Eiffel Tower has been announced by the Monnaie de Paris. PandaAmerica will be a distributor for the coins and discusses the outlo…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 1:24pm -
  • Arches National Park Quarter Released at Utah Ceremony
    On June 6, Deputy Director of the United States Mint Dick Petereson joined Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox in Moab, Utah for the launch ceremony of the Arches National Park quarter. Dave Sakrison, mayor of Moab and master of ceremonies for th…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 12:36pm -
  • Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I
    By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 8:30pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then produced a chorus of criticism aimed at the issuing Mint that was accused of cate…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 4:26pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:46pm -
  • Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Auction records are easily accessible for collectors and dealers today but 15 – 20 years ago they were hard to come by. A quarter century ago, the world of rar…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:27am -
  • 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…
    - 37 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 9:32pm -
  • Egyptian Coins and New School Archaeology
    By Wayne Sales…. As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with th…
    - 55 days ago, 29 May 14, 5:09pm -
  • A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!
    By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service A major trade last week has all the tell-tale signs of institutional gold price manipulation… The suppression of gold and silver prices is virtually an all-day everyday experience. It is so flagrant a…
    - 57 days ago, 27 May 14, 5:14pm -
  • Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins
    By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series As collectors of ancient coins, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes wi…
    - 61 days ago, 23 May 14, 1:46pm -
  • Hot Topics: Chatrooms Must Change
    By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Hot Topics THE OPINIONS AND COMMENTS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER ALONE  AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS, LM AUCTIONS OR ANY OTHER COMPANY,ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL(S) TIME F…
    - 65 days ago, 19 May 14, 4:17pm -
  • Rare US Gold Coins: The Bently Effect
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As I have discussed in prior blogs, a paradigm shift has occurred in the rare date gold markets in the last two-three years. Formerly unpopular areas of the market such as San Fran…
    - 79 days ago, 5 May 14, 9:18am -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32.
Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32.FUN Young Numismatist Pages, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention th…
- 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:01pm -
Metal Detecting Popularity on Display at Summer FUN Convention. VIDEO: 2:19.
Metal Detecting Popularity on Display at Summer FUN Convention. VIDEO: 2:19.Bradley Stocker, Kellyco, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Stories of finding a buried treasure inspire hope in many people. A great way to increase one's chances…
- 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:41am -
Chinese Dealer in Modern Coins Talks About the Market. VIDEO: 7:54.
Chinese Dealer in Modern Coins Talks About the Market. VIDEO: 7:54.Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Includes Chinese language and translation. Collectors Unive...From:coinweekVie…
- 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:38am -
FUN Opening Ceremony Coin Convention 2014 Summer. VIDEO: 3:50.
FUN Opening Ceremony Coin Convention 2014 Summer. VIDEO: 3:50.Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists. The 8th annual Summer FUN Coin Convention opening ceremony is hosted by President Tony Swicer who shares...From:coinweekViews:7…
- 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 9:02pm -
Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17.
Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17.David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determin…
- 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 11:09pm -
Chinese Coin Auction House Comes to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:30.
Chinese Coin Auction House Comes to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:30.Zuo Jinghua, Beijing Cheng Xuan Auctions Company, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Includes Chinese language and translation. ...From:coinweekViews…
- 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:04pm -

Collecting Strategies

  • newCoin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Buy the best you can afford and focus on rarity whenever possible. The recently announced sale of the Pogue collection brought back memories of the 1982 auction…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:56am -
  • new10 Undervalued, Affordable US Gold Coins from the Old West
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Everyone likes good value when they buy coins, and more collectors than ever opt to buy coins from the two western branch mints located in Carson City and San Francisco. So why not…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 11:28am -
  • When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Regardless of whom you buy coins from, understanding the numismatic landscape will give you a better idea of how the hobby operates. Anyone who collects coins…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 5:27am -
  • Coin Collector Attempts Getting a Coin from Every Country in History. VIDEO: 2:06
    Dr. Garth Clark, President, Bellaire, Texas Coin Club Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. Dr. Clark started out as a teenager collecting coins hoping to get a coin from every country of the world. He soon found out there were more coins and m…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. The last article I wrote was about Trophy Coins. It generated a lot of buzz among my readers, not all of it positive. The negative comments I heard, not all underserved, typically…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Jun 14, 8:37pm -
  • Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #224 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., a large percentage of enthusia…
    - 55 days ago, 28 May 14, 8:14pm -
  • The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency
    By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like…
    - 57 days ago, 27 May 14, 3:33pm -
  • Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one neat package. Trophy coins aren’t necessarily the rarest pieces within a…
    - 68 days ago, 16 May 14, 11:49am -
  • Rare 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…
    - 91 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…
    - 28 Feb 14, 1:48pm -

Coin Prices

  • newVAM 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…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:52pm -
  • newCoin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Buy the best you can afford and focus on rarity whenever possible. The recently announced sale of the Pogue collection brought back memories of the 1982 auction…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:56am -
  • Coin Prices : The Importance of Auction Records
    Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Auction records are easily accessible for collectors and dealers today but 15 – 20 years ago they were hard to come by. A quarter century ago, the world of rar…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:27am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 Shows - Exhibits & Events

  • newYoung Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32
    FUN Young Numismatist Page Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention the Florida United Numismatist organization provides a team of volunteer pages to a…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:13pm -
  • newOrders & Medals Society of America Announces Annual Convention Dates
    Convention to be held in Irvine, California from August 14-17… The annual convention of the Orders & Medals Society of America is coming to Irvine, California in about four weeks time, this year one week after the ANA. Commonly known as OMSA, membe…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:16pm -
  • newDoes Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?
    by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. As a member of the Ike Group, Charles tries to stay informed about the current goings-on in the series and keeps in touch with collectors and Eisenhower dollar researchers. They generally like to…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 6:21pm -
  • newFUN Opening Ceremony Coin Convention 2014 Summer. VIDEO: 3:50
    Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists……… The 8th annual Summer FUN Coin Convention opening ceremony is hosted by President Tony Swicer who shares all the events that make this coin show one of the tops in the country. Activities f…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 1:35pm -
  • newCoinWeek Summer FUN Show Report
    by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. While the July FUN Show might not be as boisterous or headline-grabbing as its much bigger January sibling, the Orlando, Florida-based summer show is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to take in a Heritage Auct…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:50pm -
  • A Coin Show report for the Whitman Summer Baltimore Expo 2014
    by: Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……. The summer Baltimore Expo is generally the slowest of the three shows put on by the great folks at Whitman. This year’s show was no different. The slower paced summer event was a bit more quiet than the…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 6:33pm -
  • NGC Ancients Headline Heritage Auctions’ Chicago ANA Sale
    NGC Ancients take center stage at August’s ANA Sale…. NGC-graded world and ancient coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ first-ever World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction. The sale, which will be held August 8 at the ANA’s World’s Fair…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 10:06pm -

US Coin News

People in the News

  • newRaleigh Money Expo Show Report
    By Charles Morgan by CoinWeek…. A few months ago, CoinWeek contributing writer Dave Provost invited me to the Raleigh Money Expo, a growing regional show put on by the members of the Raleigh Coin Club. The event, held this year in a 50,000 square f…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • newANA News: Association Presents Award to Numismatic Educator Keith L. Grove
    ANA News: Impact of numismatic educator Keith L. Grove recognized… Keith L. Grove received the Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Adult Advisor during the 2014 Session II Summer Seminar banquet at the American Numismatic Associa…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:53pm -
  • newChanges are Coming to PCGS’ TruView Service
    CoinWeek staff reports…. PCGS‘ in-house photographer Phil Arnold posted on the company’s website that changes are coming to the Newport Beach, California-based grading firm’s popular TruView coin photography service. According to Arnold, P…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:14pm -
  • newFranklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show Tonight
    CoinWeek staff reports…. A new coin show on Dish Network’s Rare Collectibles TV Channel, featuring California-based coin dealer Rick Tomaska, will debut tonight. Tomaska is a well-known specialist in the Franklin half dollar series and the autho…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
  • newGold Coin Expert Paul Nuggett Launches New Coin Business
    After more than four decades in leadership roles at major numismatic companies, noted gold coin expert Paul Nugget has gone into business for himself. “I want to get the word out that I’m just as active as ever in the coin market,” Nugget said…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 1:33pm -
  • newFirst Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs
    First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, by Edmund Moy Edmund…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:49pm -
  • newFollowing in Her Family’s Paper Money Footsteps. VIDEO: 1:42
    Bianca Bart, ExecutiveCurrency.com Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. What are the reasons a young person decides to make a career in buying and selling paper money? It might make sense if you family already does it as a business. Learn wh…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:46pm -
  • newThe Cutest of Apple Cheeks: The Jackman-Jung 1794 Large Cent
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #232 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. In early August, Heritage will auction a group of type coins consigned by Oli…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:08pm -
  • newDaniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Promotes Agustin Garcia-Barneche to Vice President of International Numismatics
    Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC  announces the promotion of Agustin “Augi” Garcia-Barneche to the position of Vice President of International Numismatics, in addition to the expansion of the company’s accounting department. “Augi has been with the…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:19pm -
  • newCoinWeek Summer FUN Show Report
    by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. While the July FUN Show might not be as boisterous or headline-grabbing as its much bigger January sibling, the Orlando, Florida-based summer show is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to take in a Heritage Auct…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:50pm -

World Coin News

  • The Coin Analyst: Some Interesting New World Coins
    By Louis Golino Missing Works of Art- New Niue Series Amid the dizzying array of recent new world coin issues is an intriguing a new series from the Mint of Poland created for the island nation of Niue, which issues a lot of coins. The series is call…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 1:22pm -
  • The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur
    Assembled over the last 40 years, the Robert L. Lissner Collection features over 2,000 world coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.  Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auct…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 12:21pm -
  • China Mint Releases Commemorative Coin Set for China France Relations. VIDEO: 2:04
    William, PandaAmerica Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… The China Mint continues its parade of new issue coins with a three piece of gold and silver coins that celebrates 50 of diplomatic relations between the governments of France and Ch…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 12:07pm -
  • Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins
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