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cw 112413 NewsletterAugust 28th , 2014 Newsletter

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Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

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by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Earlier this week, Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published Report #14-01, which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the… read more »

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

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By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and… read more »

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44. vid1 Newsletter

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Riley Pence Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot,……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley… read more »

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

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Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numisnautics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October… read more »

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #238 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. These are sometimes… read more »

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

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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, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that… read more »

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of coins under the heading “Spectacular Landscapes.” The sterling silver $5 piece dated 2014 issued under the auspices of the Cook… read more »

World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

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The Principality Andorra has issued an exclusive set of four silver coins under the title ‘Europe’. It’s the first issue of the ‘Atlas of Wildlife’ – a brand-new low mintage series! 1 oz silver .999 each coin Unique high relief… read more »

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

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from the Editors of CoinWeek…. CoinWeek is excited to announce the debut of a new bi-monthly column by legendary numismatist David T. Alexander. The focus of the column will be Alexander’s long and storied career as a numismatic… read more »

CoinWeek Q&A with U.S. Gold Coin Expert Douglas Winter

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By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Douglas Winter’s love for numismatics began at the young age of seven. He has actively traded in coins since the age of ten, and has since devoted much of his life immersed in the the study of coins…. read more »

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

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by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Fig 1: Parthian Empire Map Parthian royal history (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) is a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers… read more » Writer Greg Reynolds Wins NLG Writing Awards. VIDEO: 4:55. vid1 Newsletter

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Greg Reynolds – Greg Reynolds, Writer, CoinWeek, Dorothy Harris & Maurice Rosen, Award Presenters & Judges, Numismatic Literary Guild…….. Greg Reynolds is well know for his weekly articles on…. read more »

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

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Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces that two of Mexico’s most important historical silver coins will be sold at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. “We cannot overstress the importance of this auction, both… read more »

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest auction sale of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues, to be held September 12-13, 2014. The sale will feature live online bidding and will be held as an internet… read more »

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

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By Doug Winter – 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… read more »


Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

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ANZAC Spirit Coin Series Released by Perth Mint… The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA visited the Western Australian War Memorial today to pay tribute to our Nation’s servicemen and women by unveiling The… read more »

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

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First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin… read more »

Rosenblum Coins Prepares to Auction “The Philadelphia Collection”

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According to the firm, the collection is a true treasure trove featuring nicest, finest, rarest Proof Sets, Tokens, and Paper Money, among Others… Coined “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction… read more »

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

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By Charles Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria… read more »

Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

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By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – A new example of a very rare copper die trial of the Norse-American commemorative struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has recently been discovered by a Midwest coin shop. It’s only… read more »

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

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by Hubert Walker ………… Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen a message stating that, as of August 5, the company is “no longer… read more »

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #237 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage, separately, conducted successful auctions… read more »

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

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By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more new coins that will be dominated by the 2015 Year of the Goat program. Here are some of the more… read more »

CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

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Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for By Patrick A. Heller Over the past few years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid more than $25 billion in fines and penalties for a variety of infractions. However, the July 29 announcement… read more »

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: John Burns Memorial Fund Update

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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, Pat McBride, administrator of the estate of late numismatic literature… read more »

Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

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My how the times do change. When PCGS introduced its Regency holder in 1992, it was intended to allow the collector to recognize “special‟ coins—either to showcase very rare pieces, special pedigree coins or even special events. The… read more »

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces October 2014 New York Coin Show

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The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9 – 11, 2014. The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145… read more »

Sunnywood Collection of Toned Morgans to Headline October Regency Auction IX

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to proud to announce the consignment of the world famous Sunnywood Collection to the October Regency Auction IX… Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce that they have been consigned The Simpson Sunnywood… read more »

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video) vid1 Newsletter

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The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany – its number one market for gold and silver bullion coins. Showcasing the charming… read more »

Cool Books for Coin Collectors by Whitman. VIDEO: 8:22 vid1 Newsletter

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Dennis Tucker, Publisher, Whitman Interviewer: David Lisot, …….. Whitman Publications specializes in books for coin, token and paper money collectors. At this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money publisher Dennis Tucker… read more »


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Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

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Tonopah, Nevada, $10 1929 note, serial #1, offered with nearly 4,000 lots Sept. 3-5 & 8 DALLAS – A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nevada, featuring a rare and desirable A000001A serial number, may sell for $50,000+ in Heritage… read more »

Outstanding Results Define the August 2014 Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

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Fabled Garrett Class III 1804 Silver Dollar brings $1.88 million; numerous other rarities receive intense bidding attention. All eyes in the numismatic world were on Rosemont, Illinois and the ANA’s annual World’s Fair of Money August 5-9,… read more »

William Shamhart ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY Coin Show Report 2014

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By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. Like many of the regular table holders at this year’s ANA show, I decided to skip the pre-show. Ten days in Rosemont, Illinois is WAY too long. So I showed up at the pre-show around… read more »

Young Coin Collector Buys Gem Peace Dollar at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 3:26. vid1 Newsletter

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Graham Ryan, Young Coin Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, …… There are young coin collectors who really believe in their hobby and will save their money to buy just the right coin. CoinWeek talked to a 14 year who… read more »

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

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CoinWeek Medieval Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ……….. Crusader coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. Between 1096 and 1291,… read more »

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

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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… read more »

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

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By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Obviously, the Kennedy gold half dollar release was the big story of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money and CoinWeek was on the ground as it happened. Expect to see that report… read more »

Professional Numismatists Guild August 2014 Meeting Video Playlist vid1 Newsletter

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Robert Brueggeman, Executive Director, Professional Numismatists Guild. PNG Discusses Numismatic Trade Shows. VIDEO: 4:19. Robert Brueggeman, Executive Director, Professional Numismatists Guild. The largest organization of professional coin… read more »

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #236 — Edited on Aug. 14, 2014, 11:06 pm A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. For the… read more »

Vegas Show Hosts Silver Dollar Panel, Panda and Hard Assets Seminar

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The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Fall coin show is set for September 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino, 2411 W. Sahara. The 51st annual spring show drew 300 dealers and over 3000 visitors. Saturday’s Silver Dollar panel… read more »

Official Opening of Canada’s Money Collector Coin Show, 10:00 am Thursday August 14

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Mayor Hazel McCallion welcomes the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association convention to Mississauga. The media are invited to the official opening of Canada’s Money Collector Show, 10:00 am Thursday August 14, Graydon Ballroom Foyer, Delta… read more »

Outstanding World and Ancient Coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach events

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Rare 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown among nearly 6,000+ World Coin lots Sept. 3-5 & 9-10 The finest certified 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown highlights a wealth of British material in Heritage’s upcoming World & Ancient… read more »

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

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The Perth Mint is pleased to present a vast new range of products ……… 2014 Mother’s Love Half Ounce Silver: The fourth release in the five coin Mother’s Love series features a reverse design of a mother brown bear… read more »

Coin Shows: ANA Opening Ceremony World’s Fair of Money Rosemont, IL August 2014. VIDEO: 11:00 vid1 Newsletter

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Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D., President, American Numismatic Association Producer, David Lisot,…… Another landmark coin convention held by the ANA took place in Rosemont Illinois outside of Chicago. More than 500 bourse… read more »

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase of Excessively Rare U.S. Gold Coin

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Douglas Winter Numismatics, a Portland Oregon rare coin firm specializing in choice 18th and 19th century United States gold coinage, recently set a world auction record for a Liberty Head double eagle and for any Liberty Head gold coin by purchasing… read more »



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Coin Expert Praises New Bald Eagle Silver Bullion Coin from Royal Canadian Mint

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Collectors and investors of silver bullion coins will like the new Bald Eagle design coin just released by the Royal Canadian Mint, according to award-winning numismatic author Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion. A new… read more »

2014 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show Announces Gold Coin Winners

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Three collectors won one-ounce U.S. American Eagle gold bullion coins valued at more than $1,300 each at the first PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show. Plans are being made now for next year’s show to again be held on the eve of the World’s… read more »

Coin Shows: Canada’s Money Collector Show – Celebrates Royal Ontario Museums 100th Anniversary this week

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Canada’s Money Collector Show in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s (R.C.N.A.) annual convention is a national event that welcomes collectors and dealers devoted to collecting and studying money in all forms from… read more »

1861 Paquet $20 brings $1,645,000 in $49.3+ million ANA Heritage Coin Auctions

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Week of Heritage numismatic auctions includes three separate U.S. Coins, Currency and World Coin Platinum Nights, Aug. 5-9, 2014, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, in Chicago An 1861 Paquet Reverse Double Eagle, depicting… read more »

CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

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By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Plaques, dinner, and humor dished out at Numismatic Literary Guild Bash… The Numismatic Literary Guild Bash is a chance for some of the industry’s brightest and most talented… read more »

World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary

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by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… One man, one week, one still camera and the largest numismatic convention of the year. This is what happens: An ANA World’s Fair of Money Photo Diary. Here are just a few of the moments I captured… read more »

Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

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The first group of remarkable numismatic items sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money included world paper money, ancient coins, and world coins featured in Sessions A and B of the sale. The world paper money highlights… read more »

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

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The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One specimen of each design was struck in gold (Judd-1546 and Judd-1548) and a small number of copper examples… read more »

PCGS Offers On-Site Crossover Special At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

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Professional Coin Grading Service ( will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September 4 – 6, 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (…. read more »

ANA chooses Philadelphia to host 2018 World’s Fair of Money

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Board also hears proposal to bring 2019 summer convention to Chicago Philadelphia was chosen as the host city for the 2018 World’s Fair of Money after a 7-0-1 vote by the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors at its regular meeting… read more »

Laura Sperber’s Hot Topics: Fools Gold – The JFK Coin

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WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE SOLE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. DISGRACEFUL There is free enterpirse then there is the garbage that went on with the people and dealers who just had to get a piece of the Kennedy gold coin mania. On the news… read more »

Reports of the Death of the Dollar as the World’s Currency May be Greatly Exaggerated

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by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. One of the most popular topics in the news today is the status of the dollar as the world’s currency and how efforts are being made by foreign nations to circumvent using the… read more »

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

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By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the… read more »

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night Auction

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SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, in flowing chiton and holding goad and reins, driving racing quadriga left; above,… read more »

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inducts Adams, Ivy and Ruddy

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The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS… read more »


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