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Ancient Coin News

  • newAncient Coins: The Sacred Stone of Kaunos
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It was mentioned by ancient authors specifically because of how its customs and language…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:28pm -
  • newMetal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series By Mike Markowitz…. In 2007, Canada captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100 kilogram gold piece (220.5 pounds, or a bit over 3215 troy ounces). It was 53 centimeters in diameter (21 inches) and three…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:03pm -
  • The Magnificent Ancients of the Nelson Bunker Hunt Coin Collection
    Ancient Coin Series: Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….   Fitzgerald: The rich are different than you and me. Hemingway: Yes, they have more money.[1] In the arcane language of Classical Numismatics, when coins are described as “important,” it mean…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • Ancient Coins : Zeus, the King of the Gods
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Depending on who was in control at the time, the electrum coinage of Phokaia and Mytilene in Ionia was struck as payment to either the Persian Empire or the Delian Leag…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • This Little Piggy Went to Market: Boars, Hogs, Sows and Piglets on Ancient Coins
    Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Intelligent, adaptable and omnivorous, pigs have long been companions to humans. We know from cave paintings that Palaeolithic hunters pursued wild boars. The earliest evidence for the domesticat…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 3:45am -
  • Ancient Coins: The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy. After defeating the Persians at the Battle o…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:48pm -
  • Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: By Mike Markowitz “Parva Ne Pereant” In 2014 the British Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only 8 mm in diameter*, weighing in at 1/40 Troy ounce (0.8 grams.) This is the smallest coin the UK has ever struck an…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:35pm -
  • The Ancient Coinage of Crete
    CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….  Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My! For the Ancient Greeks, Crete was a place of myth and legend. It was the birthplace of Zeus and the site of the Labyrinth. It was home to the Minotaur and…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 1:44pm -
  • Ancient Coins: Strength and Unity of an Empire
    By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern Aegean Sea off the coast of modern-day Turkey. Its largest and wealthiest city, Mytilene, was origina…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live
    Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection of Celtic drachms, one of them quite rare as well as a great selection of Sasan…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 1:52pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • newMedals “Soar” at Spink Auction
    On 20th of November 2014, Spink London held an auction of historically important Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, comprised of 500 Lots, generated significant interest in a number of important medals and medal groups w…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:20pm -
  • newBowers: Curious, but True!
    by Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers   • Jefferson nickels should actually be called Jefferson coppers, as they contain much more copper (75%) than nickel (25%). • Did the colony of Maryland have its own mint circa 1660? There are some aut…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:41pm -
  • newThe Stanley Aberdeen Collection of Swedish Plate Money to Anchor Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC
    One of the most extensive collections of Swedish Plate Money ever offered at public auction will highlight the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, January 9-10, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:17pm -
  • newRosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency
    William M. Rosenblum LLC of Littleton, Colorado will be offering “The Philadelphia Collection” in two or three different auctions with the first auction scheduled for December 4, 2014. The collection consists of major rarities of Israeli, Palesti…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:34pm -
  • newNGC-Certified Newman Part V Achieves $10.4 Million
      Highlights from the Heritage Auctions sale include a 1776 Brass “CURENCY” Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 62 and a 1785 Inimica Tyrannis Confederatio Copper graded NGC MS 63 BN. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that the 965…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • newThe Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 12: Pre-1793 Patterns for U.S. coins
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #251 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The most exciting ‘news’ at the moment is the sale of pre-1793 patterns from the Eric…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:16pm -
  • newBowers: Surprise! Two-Cent Pieces in the Midwest in 1880
    by Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Two-cent pieces were first made in 1864, at a time when small change was scarce in circulation. In the following year, 1865, the shortage had abated and the nickel three-cent piece was introduced. Mintage quant…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 8:45pm -

The Bullion Report

  • newAsian Gold Market: Golden Dragons Grand Strategy
    By Richard (Rick) Mills – Ahead of the Herd ……………… As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. Zheng Bijian, a leading Chinese intellectual and reformer said: “The most important strat…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:50pm -
  • newModern 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…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:58pm -
  • newPrecious Metals Market Report: Gold surges 2.1% on oil, OPEC view – November 14, 2014
    Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold surged 2.1% to close at a six-week high above $1,185 on speculation that OPEC may cut production, boosting demand for the metal as a hedge against higher oil prices. Gol…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:35pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

Modern Coin News

  • NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins
    NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 4:04pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month… Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver eagles to its network of Authorized Purchasers, a level that appears to be unprecedented. …
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 1:11pm -
  • Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation
    by Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least h…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:13pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • newModern 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 53 days ago, 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 19 May 14, 4:17pm -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

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…
- 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:41pm -
Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.
Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.Alex Reeves, Senior Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Continuing a tradition of innovation Canada has anno...…
- 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:11am -
Cool Coins! Coinex 2014, London, England. VIDEO: 9:39.
Cool Coins! Coinex 2014, London, England. VIDEO: 9:39.Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com with Stephen Fenton, 1652 Massachusetts Silver 3 pence, David Guest, 1657 Mary Queen of Scotts British Silver Ryal,, S...From:coinweekViews:897…
- 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
Spink World Bank Note Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44.
Spink World Bank Note Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44.Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In October Spink London presented a selection of more than 2000 lots...From:coinwee…
- 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 5:18pm -
Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.
Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Ch…
- 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.
COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning ab...From:coinweekViews:985…
- 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 10:24am -

Collecting Strategies

  • 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.…
    - 46 days ago, 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…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 11:18am -
  • Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing
    By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in numismatics, or the study of coins and money already know that we have a wonderful pastime…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 12:07pm -
  • Finest Known Set of PCGS Saint Gaudens $20 Gold on Display at Long Beach. VIDEO: 3:02
    Barry Stuppler, Stuppler & Company Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The finest known PCGS graded Registry Set was on display at the Long Beach. Numismatist Barry Stuppler has helped the collector put this set together for almost a decade…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 10:51am -
  • Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)
    A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, ev…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 9:32pm -
  • Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others bas…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo
    Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongB…
    - 100 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:47pm -
  • 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 -
  • Coin Guides: Tips on Buying Precious Metals and Bullion Coins
    By Gainesville Coins – www.gainesvillecoins.com The Advantage of Physical Assets Precious metals have long been treasured both for their beauty and rarity. As a result, these metals have been used by many civilizations as a store of wealth, and in…
    - 5 Aug 14, 11:41am -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting and that merited a detailed response. To paraphrase this question, they basically asked me this: can you tell me…
    - 4 Aug 14, 11:35am -

Coin Prices

  • newCollecting 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 25 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 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

  • NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I
    On November 10, 2014, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that the service has graded Part I of the phenomenal collection of Donald G. Partrick. A serious student of Early American coinage, Partrick carefully assembled a cabinet…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 7:51pm -
  • Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, November 2, 2014
    Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Today, Wayne writes about the Whitman Winter Expo in Baltimore that ran from October 3…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 8:55pm -
  • Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 2
    By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… In this, the second installment of CoinWeek’s coverage of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show, I talk to a collector from Pennsylvania about his pursuit of a rare obsolete bank note and take a quick l…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 3:33pm -
  • Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 1
    By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… The first day of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, which runs from October 30 to November 2, kicked off quietly at 9:00 AM, with auction lot viewings by numismatic literature sellers Kolbe & Fanning and rare coin au…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:43pm -
  • Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014
    On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grand Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. Monaco, proud to hav…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:21pm -
  • Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist
    British Numismatic Trade Association Hosts Coinex 2014 in London. VIDEO: 2:05. Christopher Martin, President, Stephen Fenton, Director, BNTA. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The BNTA is Great Britain’s primary dealer organization for protec…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:57pm -
  • Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist
    Interviewer: David Lisot from CoinWeek at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo, Long Beach California. Dealers and Collectors Explain Why They Come to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:30 With Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Mark Garcia, Collector, San Fr…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 2:25pm -

US Coin News

  • newCoin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug
    The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the U…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • newEverglades National Park Three-Coin Set To Go On Sale Nov. 18
    The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Everglades National Park on Nov. 18 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Priced at $9.95, the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set –…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 7:59pm -
  • newFive of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars
    The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  rea…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:48pm -
  • newThe Most Important Coin I’ve Ever Handled
    By Mark Borckardt ………. During 33+ years as a full time professional numismatist, I have had the opportunity to examine and handle many of the most important rarities in the American series, including two Brasher doubloons, all five 1913 Liberty…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • US Gold Coins : CAC and Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has had a profound impact on the rare date gold market, and one of the series which has seen significant changes as a result of CAC is Type One Liberty Head double eagles. A…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 9:28pm -
  • Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar
    News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……… On Oct. 30, at the “Winter” (!) Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned an astoni…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 1:56pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 11:10pm -
  • Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858
    By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While doing the research for my new online reference about Type One double eagles, I began to look for finest known examples for each specific issue. For some Type One double eagle…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • 1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction
    1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 to lead $11.1+ million Heritage New York US Coins auction held in conjunction with the PNG New York Invitational; famous rarities greatly in demand in Manhattan… Famous rarities were the name of the gam…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:12pm -
  • VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market
    By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Pea…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 3:02am -

People in the News

  • newBernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced
    Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March 2011 of Counterfeiting and Fraud, is scheduled to appear on December 2nd before U.S. District…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:17am -
  • Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)
    by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 71 years old. Jim, as he was known, was one of the club’s founding memb…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 5:25pm -
  • Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue
    Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara - Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are u…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 1:53pm -
  • 193: The Year of Five Emperors
    Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. The Death of Commodus In Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator (2000), demented emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is slain in the Colosseum by mortally wounded general-turned-gladiator Maximus (Russel…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 4:17pm -
  • A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport
    By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S. Davenport (1907-2001). Over a period of more than 50 years, his name became synonymous with t…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:49pm -
  • Baldwins Marketing Director Talks about Promoting Coins and Collectibles. VIDEO: 4:57
    Harriette Moore, Marketing, Baldwins & Sons, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. What is it like to be involved in the promotion of one of Europe’s largest collectibles auction houses? Find out from Harriette Moore as she shares what…
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 1:38pm -
  • CoinWeek Q&A with Former Congressman Mike Castle
    by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Congressman Mike Castle served as governor of the state of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and served almost eighteen years (1993-2011) as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Delaware’s at-large…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:14pm -

World Coin News

  • newOffbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia
    by Crystal Gomez, content writer at Gainesville Coins   Between 1900 and 1930, Colombia made special coins for leprosy colonies. In this epoch, leprosy cases had reached an all time high. While statistics may have been exaggerated about the actual n…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:46pm -
  • newThe Three Wise Monkeys: Gold and Silver Coins of Tanzania
    Everybody knows the symbol representing an Asian proverb: the three wise monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively. A coin from Tanzania, incorporating all the technical refinement of modern minting technology, invites collectors to p…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:03pm -
  • newRosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency
    William M. Rosenblum LLC of Littleton, Colorado will be offering “The Philadelphia Collection” in two or three different auctions with the first auction scheduled for December 4, 2014. The collection consists of major rarities of Israeli, Palesti…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:34pm -
  • newAustrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories
    CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was esp…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • newCollecting 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…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:05am -
  • newKrause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”
    Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:28pm -
  • newCollecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:20pm -

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