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Ancient Coin News

  • newStack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million
    Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly U…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 12:58am -
  • newCoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage
    By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   We speak sometimes of the Roman religion as though it possessed a firm basis, but in fact it was constantly changing, the gods melting away and being replaced by others (Hale, 73). Decline of Paganism BY THE BEG…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 7:14am -
  • World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold at Public Auction
    As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5, 2011, the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica  sold a rare Roman gold aurei medallion, which establish…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 2:44pm -
  • Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins
    By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery whic…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 12:29pm -
  • Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5
    By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……   One of the most important coins in this year’s Platinum Night offering is also one of the most humble-looking pieces: The famous Hunt-Shoshana Year 5 Shekel of the Jewish War against Rome (66-70 C…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 11:44am -
  • Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins
    The Fitzwilliam Museum – Cambridge, England 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 an…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 11:46am -
  • Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics
    Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BC. AR Stater [1] 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…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 10:10pm -
  • New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – August 2016
    By Atlas Numismatics ……   This weekend we will depart for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim. We decided to publish our August list before the show so that our clients might peruse our stock before the con…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Aug 16, 6:46am -
  • Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update
    By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Unlike perhaps any other location on Earth, the United Kingdom has an incredible abundance of gold and silver treasure from both its medieval period and the earlier times when Ancient Rome controlle…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Aug 16, 3:49pm -
  • Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions
    Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Philip V pillar coins Heritage Auctions will be presenting se…
    - 29 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:33pm -

Coin & Currency Auctions

  • newCoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016
    By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillo…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 3:38pm -
  • newSpink: The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show
    As we get closer to Spink’s 350th anniversary this September, we are delighted to announce that Spink have been heavily involved in co-organising–along with Stacks Bowers, Coins-in-Coins and Shouxi–what is set to be a truly fantastic and purely…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 3:56pm -
  • Important Selections from Bowker East Asian Coin Collection Offered by Champion Auctions
    By CoinWeek …..   On August 22 at 10pm, Champion Auctions will hold an auction of important Chinese and East Asian coins at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. Bidders can also register and participate online at Liveauctioneers or through Champion Auctio…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 3:57pm -

The Bullion Report

  • Silver Bullion – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold
    By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leav…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 2:23pm -
  • Gold Market Report – Gold Gives up Early Gains in a Nose Dive
    Commentary for Friday, August 12, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $6.70 on the Comex today at US$1,335.80 – what a roller coaster ride this turned out…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Aug 16, 12:15am -
  • Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine
    Platinum Bullion Coins, – Maple Leaf – Australian Platypus and US Platinum Eagle By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Platinum Group Metals are apparently coming back into vogue among bullion investors. Two PGMs–platinum and…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 12:04pm -

Currency & Paper Money News

  • newPaper Money News – Rarities Shine in $3+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA U.S. Currency Auction
      Fr. 1700. 1933 $10 Silver Certificate. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ The U.S. Currency sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized more than US$3 million as part of the firm’s ANA…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:19pm -
  • Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes
    By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Here’s a short but focused area of U.S. Numismatics: Coins and notes with a strong message of freedom and independence. These pieces go well beyond the ubiquitous portraits of an allegorical Miss Liberty, and they…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 11:20am -
  • BEP, U. S. Mint to Participate in ANA World’s Fair of Money
    The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #690 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA)World’s Fair of Money from August 9 to 13, 2016, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. As…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 10:24pm -
  • Heritage Auctions: Women on Paper Money?
    As the United States readies itself for a first woman to be pictured on its paper money in at least a century, several rare notes offered during Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Association Currency Auction August 10-16 show women played an i…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 4:34pm -
  • Paper Currency – PMG Grading On-site at ANA World’s Fair of Money
    PMG will be at booth # 933 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center August 9 – 13, 2016 All note types are eligible for grading, including US Fractionals, Confederates, Colonials, MPCs, Obsoletes and World…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 6:19pm -
  • Numismatic Books – Whitman Publishes Paper Money Counterfeiting and Technology Reference
    Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing, by Robert “Bob” McCabe. In 480 pages this narrative covers the origins an…
    - 29 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:49pm -
  • CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video
    CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   One of the most interesting and complex areas of American Numismatics is the study and collecting of paper money. With denominations starting at just a few cents and ranging…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:41am -
  • PMG: New Products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    New products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) include a 2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note, a Texas $2 Step Currency Set and a 2016 Independence Collection PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Intaglio Print   2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note First D…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 5:10pm -
  • Stack’s Bowers Official ANA World’s Fair Paper Money Auction on August 10
    The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official paper money auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday August 10 in Anaheim, California. The sale is chock full of new National Ba…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • World Paper Money Auction – Archives International XXXIV July 26
    Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Company’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production ma…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 2:36am -

Modern Coin News

  • More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes
    By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Eisenhower dollars and the way they’re treated in the Redbook. The column made the rounds of the editorial boards of several coin magazines, Whitman Publishing (who…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 12:53pm -
  • The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)
    By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North Americ…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 11:53am -
  • US Mint – Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch Set for August 25
    Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Coin launch coincides with 100th  anniversary of the National Park Service’s founding in 1916 WHAT:           The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the release of the…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 10:14pm -

Commentary & Market Reports

  • Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins
    The Fitzwilliam Museum – Cambridge, England 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 an…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 11:46am -
  • Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd
    By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 1:44pm -
  • 10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I have written previous articles about CAC population figures. To me, CAC populations help to quantify quality. By this, I mean that if eight examples of a specific date of Liber…
    - 44 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 10:48pm -
  • Coin Grading – Six “Ruined” US Gold Coin Liberty Head Issues
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The powers that be at PCGS and NGC have never sat down and said “let’s deliberately ruin such and such US Gold Coin issue by mis-attributing them or miscalculating them.” U…
    - 57 days ago, 1 Jul 16, 7:45pm -
  • Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – A Bad Culture
    By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   REALLY? For years now coin doctoring and gradeflation have been two of if not the biggest problems with the hobby. Coin doctoring actually has lessened to a small degree, while gradeflation has not.…
    - 68 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 5:27pm -
  • The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the…
    - 11 Apr 16, 6:48pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy at a Coin Show?
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   That was the exact question Collector X asked me, in a somewhat whiny manner, at a recent major coin show. But you know something? I can understand his disappointment. He had t…
    - 2 Apr 16, 4:28pm -
  • CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber
    Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber is one of the coin industry’s leading dealers of high-end rare coins. She’s also one of the industry’s most outspoken figures in a range of topics, including coin doctoring, the state of the rare coin…
    - 21 Mar 16, 4:28pm -
  • The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019
    By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019…
    - 7 Mar 16, 5:09pm -
  • US Coin Collecting – Thoughts on Originality
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   “Originality.” It’s one of the most overused terms in all of numismatics. And it’s one of the most misunderstood as well. Given the choice, I believe that most people would rather own an “origi…
    - 4 Mar 16, 3:54pm -

CoinWeek Cool Coins & Currency Video

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Collecting Strategies

  • newEnglish Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V
    GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the English Gold Noble coins of Richard II (ruled 1377-99), Henr…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 9:54pm -
  • U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces
    Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #345 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It has already been explained, in Part 15 of a series about classic U.S. coins, that a set of regular issue, business strike Two Ce…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 6:22pm -
  • Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold Coins
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …….   As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers. Some of these seem pretty obvious to me while others are kind of clever and maybe not so obvious…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 3:37pm -
  • Silver Bullion – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold
    By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leav…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 2:23pm -
  • Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there are coins that are absolute rarities. A condition rarity is a coin whose value is primarily…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 12:49pm -
  • Sell Dad’s Coin Collection And Guarantee You Get The Right Price
    By Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments ……   “My Dad had a coin collection and has since passed on giving the collection to the family. How can I be sure to get full value if we decide to sell?” It is amazing how often I get…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 11:36am -
  • How to Price AU58 Gold Coins
    By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. As a buyer of rare gold coins, nothing makes me happier than seeing choice AU58 gold coins with original color and surfaces. I love “Gem Sliders” as these coins tend to have better eye appeal than most…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 12:55pm -
  • Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #343 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   For less than $500 per coin, an extensive and impressive collection of…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 7:55pm -
  • How to Start a Coin Collection
    Coin collecting offers many opportunities, and with patience you will probably find a series or issue that will be exciting and profitable to collect By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As president of the American Num…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Aug 16, 3:55am -
  • Infographic – JM Bullion Presents ” A Guide to Coin Grading “
    By JM Bullion …………………….   Collecting coins is one of the oldest hobbies in the history of mankind, with archeological evidence suggesting that people began to collect coins as far back as the 4th or 3rd century B.C. Today, coin colle…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 7:00pm -

Coin Prices

  • Certified Coins – Introducing the New CAC Market Values Price Guide
    By Mark Ferguson and CAC Market Values …..   PCGS and NCG coins that have been approved and stickered by CAC command premium prices compared with coins that lack the CAC sticker. But exactly how much more should collectors and dealers pay or ask f…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 9:28am -
  • Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values
    By Rick Snow – Owner and Operator, Eagle Eye Rare Coins ……   I have written about the problem of overgrading for many years now. In 1996, I began a service called Photo Seal. In small ways it has helped control the problem within the Flying Ea…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 4:43pm -
  • Pogue IV Auction Sells 61 Coins, Surpasses $16 Million
    1795 $1 and Proof 1833 $5 Both Sell For Over $1 Million Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s New York galleries, realized a total of US$16,749,038 for 61 lots, with an average…
    - 94 days ago, 26 May 16, 3:19pm -
  • Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems
    Rapp Auctions sells Stamps and Coins for 8.7 Million Swiss francs (CHF) By Rapp Auctions …..   Top prices for top rarities and for lucrative investment options: The stamps and coins sale at Rapp Auctions in Wil (Switzerland) closed late on Friday…
    - 96 days ago, 23 May 16, 10:40pm -
  • Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book
    The second edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, popularly known as MEGA RED, debuted at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 31, 2016. Larger than the regular-edition Red Book, and…
    - 27 Apr 16, 1:40pm -
  • PCGS Retro Label, FREE CoinFacts Part of 30th Anniversary Announcement
    As part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) (www.PCGS.com) has unveiled an impressive array of products and services to assist and benefit collectors and dealers. They include ending the annual $149 s…
    - 8 Jan 16, 6:00pm -
  • Coin Auction Results – Top 5 Silver Eagles sold in the Heritage FUN sale
    At the Heritage FUN sale, that is continuing in Tampa, we already have a number of auction results for Silver Eagles that may be of interest to collectors of the series, and to those that follow the CoinWeek Silver Eagle Price Guide 1990 Silver Eagle…
    - 8 Jan 16, 3:17pm -
  • Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?
    By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com….   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that… GUIDES! For convenience, they list just one price for a given grade of a coin. It’s important to note that differen…
    - 31 Dec 15, 12:08pm -
  • Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin
    From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, f…
    - 1 Dec 15, 4:26am -
  • Some Appreciate Rare Coin Pedigrees, Some Destroy Pedigrees
    By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFrarecoins.com ……   A pedigree, in numismatic terms, is the line of ownership of a coin or piece of paper money. In rare cases pedigrees can be traced all the way back to a mint, such as the pedigree of th…
    - 20 Nov 15, 1:09pm -

Coin Shows - Exhibits & Events

  • newStack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million
    Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly U…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 12:58am -
  • newCoinWeek: We Take the PCGS Coin Grading Challenge! – 4K Video
    At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met with PCGS CoinFacts founder and former PCGS President Ron Guth to take the PCGS Grading Challenge. Ron gave Charles 30…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:10pm -
  • newKagin’s Named Official Auctioneer 2017 Orlando National Money Show
    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is proud to announce that Kagin’s, Inc. will serve as the Official Auctioneer for the 2017 National Money Show (NMS), to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, March 9-11. As a…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:08pm -
  • newPCGS Receives 3 Awards at Annual NLG Bash
    On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) held its annual Numismatic Literary Guild Awards, known as the “NLG Bash”, among the festivities of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. During this night, Professional Coin Grading Se…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:51am -
  • newEliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction
    Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins rea…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:22am -
  • newHeritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results
      Two early American cents, among the first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1792, sold for a combined US$869,500 – more than 43 million times their face value – to lead the results in Heritage’s August 10 – 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in An…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:09pm -
  • newPCGS Offers Crossover Special at September Long Beach Expo
    At the September Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 8-10, Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is offering PCGS Collectors Club Members and Authorized Dealers the opportunity to u…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 10:19pm -
  • newStack’s Bowers ANA World Paper Money Auction Yields Strong Results
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2016 ANA World Paper Money Sale. This sale produced pleasing results, with many lots fetching above their high estimate. This sale solidified the notion that many areas of…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 10:12pm -
  • newCoin Show Commentary – ANA Impressions
    By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Anaheim Auctions Stake Claim To Over $46 Million Another ANA World’s Fair of Money is history; this one a significant milestone as the ANA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 4:44pm -
  • newPAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show
    The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 4:52pm -

US Coin News

  • newCirculated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization
    By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and der…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:30am -
  • newEliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction
    Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins rea…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:22am -
  • newPCGS: Rare 1893-S $1 Discovered at ANA Meet the Expert Session
    This 1893-S evaluated during PCGS’ Meet the Expert sessions is now valued at $53,000, according to the PCGS Price Guide. Professional Coin Grading Service’s (PCGS) Meet the Expert sessions at the ANA concluded in an unexpected way. On Saturday, A…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:37pm -
  • newHeritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results
      Two early American cents, among the first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1792, sold for a combined US$869,500 – more than 43 million times their face value – to lead the results in Heritage’s August 10 – 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in An…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:09pm -
  • newWhitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors
    Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 1:12pm -
  • newMedallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner
    By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. A…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 12:22pm -
  • newCoinWeek Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 6 – 4K Video
    Our sixth episode of CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! for 2016 includes over four million dollars’ worth of amazing numismatic items. We stop by our friends at Atlas Numismatics and ask James Ricks to show us a very special Swiss 100 Franc gold coin. Juli…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 3:52pm -
  • CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video
    CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the leading grading services in the rare coin industry. In this CoinWeek IQ video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan submits 13…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 3:47am -
  • U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces
    Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #345 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It has already been explained, in Part 15 of a series about classic U.S. coins, that a set of regular issue, business strike Two Ce…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 6:22pm -
  • Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars
    By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ……   Douglas Winter Numismatics sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars several years ago from the Civil War era. These were an 1862 graded Proof-64 Deep Cameo by PCGS, and an 1864 graded Pr…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 2:39pm -

People in the News

  • newANA Announces Date for Live Young Numismatist Auction
    The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) second annual live Young Numismatist (YN) Auction will take place on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). The standout lots in the live auction are guaranteed to delight and…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:31am -
  • newWhitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors
    Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 1:12pm -
  • newInternational Monetary Metals Ordered to Pay over $9.8 Million for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions
    In CFTC Enforcement Action, Federal Court Orders Florida Resident Martin Sommers and His Company International Monetary Metals, Inc. to Pay over $9.8 Million for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions and Registration Violatio…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 9:25am -
  • newPAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show
    The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 4:52pm -
  • newCoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016
    By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillo…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 3:38pm -
  • Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk
    Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, specialists in Spanish-American colonial coins and treasure, is proud to have numismatist Connor Falk join the company. Falk will review and catalog consignments as well as work with clients to get the most out of the aucti…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 5:01pm -
  • Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money
    By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numism…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 4:33pm -

World Coin News

  • newStack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million
    Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly U…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 12:58am -
  • newNGC, MA-Shops Agree to Mutual Promotion
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and MA-Shops.com have announced a reciprocal marketing agreement to promote the companies to their respective customers and website visitors. The collaboration pairs the two largest and most respected compani…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:22pm -
  • newCoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016
    By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare c…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:59pm -
  • newRoyal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks
    Two Royal Mint engravers have teamed up to capture watercolour-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks on a commemorative collection of sterling silver £5 coins. Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (V…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:31pm -
  • newWorld Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split
    By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upendi…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:13am -
  • newAustralian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan
    By Royal Australian Mint …..   Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle. Fi…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 11:41pm -
  • newEnglish Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V
    GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the English Gold Noble coins of Richard II (ruled 1377-99), Henr…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 9:54pm -

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