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September 30th, 2014 Newsletter Vol 18 – Issue 35

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What Does a Virtually “Perfect” 19th Century Gold Coin Look Like?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The majority of the coins I deal with are imperfect. They were struck by crude machinery, in often difficult circumstances, by often-times inexperienced mint personnel. If I had to guess, I’d say the average grade of the coins I sell is in the Extremely Fine-45 to About Uncirculated-55 range. I sell […]

Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “gold tumble1 315x157 Newsletter

Gold and Silver Truth, Consequences, and Confiscations I think it’s normal to have doubts – especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. Commenting on these markets over the last decade, I often wonder how long they can keep it all together. The entire house of cards has […]

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 Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest, Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of […]

US Mexican Numismatic Association Hosts 3rd Annual Convention in Scottsdale. VIDEO: 2:22

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The only coin show in the United States devoted exclusively to numismatics of Mexico and Latin America takes place again in Scottsdale, Arizona October 16-18, 2014. USMNA Executive Director Cory Frampton talks about the added features including a welcoming party, added speakers, dealers […]

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 is so interesting about her job. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International […]

Technology and Numismaticsnumis tech 315x157 Newsletter

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Advances in technology have greatly enhanced the coin hobby. The rare coin business has grown tremendously in the last 10-15 years. One of the primary drivers of this growth has been advances in technology that have greatly benefited our hobby. These advances […]

Baldwins Holds Coin Auctions During Coinex September 2014. VIDEO; 3:17

Stephen Hill, Director, Baldwins & Son, Ltd. Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………… One of England’s auction houses offers coins of interest to the whole world. Stephen Hill describes the latest offerings and some of the highlights of current auction sales. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International Numismatic Show The 2014 Coinex […]

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2014

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

New Niobium Coin Offered by Austrian Mint at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:21

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The Austrian Mint uses a special proprietary process to create a very unusual collector coin. Andrea Lang shows an example of the coin and explains how it has captured the interest of collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2014 American […]

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 about coins and numismatics. He talked to …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

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 announced a new four nines fine 10 ounce silver bar and the second release of its bullion “Birds of Prey” series, the Bald Eagle. Alex Reeves gives the production data for these new issues and states […]

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett For a number of years now Whitman Publishing has issued various books that identify and discuss the 100 greatest coins […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. The third session of the House hearings on the proposed commemorative coins for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured US Treasurer Angela Buchanan as the primary witness. She dealt a blow to Frank Annunzio’s (D-IL) efforts […]

Ancient Coins : The First Official Coincolosseo lydia 315x157 Newsletter

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… The First Official Coin Natural resources are often a source of great wealth for a country, especially its king. The Pactolus River in Lydia, now modern day Turkey, was one of the most significant sources of electrum in the ancient world, and it […]

U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Civil Aviation Congressional Medal. The Civil Aviation Patrol is a federally-chartered non-profit corporation that serves as an Auxiliary Air Force for the United States. Established in 1941, the CAP has served with honor and professionalism […]

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, formerly rare issues in the S.S. Central America, S.S. Brother Jonathan, and S.S. Republic shipwrecks, Type […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 6: Three Dollar Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #242 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… U.S. Three Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1854 to 1889. There is just one design type of this denomination. In addition to the fact that some non-rare […]

U.S. Mint : Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Medal Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Medal The brave Fond Du Lac Code Talkers were instrumental in the prosecution of World War II. Using their native language as the basis for a Top Secret U.S. code, […]

U.S. Mint: 2016 Fort Moultrie National Park Coin Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie, named after Revolutionary War Colonel William Moultrie, has served in our national defense since our country’s founding in 1776. Then, it protected the […]

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Harpers Ferry National Park Quarter Coin Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Situated at the geographic border of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, Harpers Ferry became a National Park in 1963. The site is as beautiful as it is historic. […]

National Park Quarter U.S. Mint Coin Design Candidates – 2016 Theodore Roosevelttheodorerooseveltfeature 315x157 Newsletter

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Located in the badlands of western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an inviting destination for those looking to experience the wide open expanses of the American […]

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Cumberland Gap National Park Quarter Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Cumberland Gap America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. The Cumberland Gap was a fertile hunting ground for Native Americans and a vital passage way for American settlers heading out to Kentucky and parts west. In 1940, […]

The Philip Diehl Interview , Director of the United States Mint from 1993 until 2000

Philip N. Diehl, Former US Mint Director Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. In this six part interview, Coinweek Content Manager Charles Morgan talks with Philip N. Diehl , who was the Director of the United States Mint from 1993 until 2000. Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: […]

Monaco Rare Coin puts Brasher Doubloon on Display and Restrikes Minted at ANA Convention

Adam Crum, Vice President, Monaco Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Monaco Rare Coins recently purchased the finest known Brasher Gold Doubloon from 1787 and displayed it at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. It has been called arguably America’s most valuable coin. The finest known Brasher gold doubloon from 1787 was on […]

Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Shawnee National Park Quarter Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Shawnee America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. The Shawnee National Forest, located in the Ozark and Shawnee Hills in Southern Illinois, was established in September 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park boasts magnificent […]

The American Numismatic Society Announces 2015 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 8, 2015, the Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala. The event will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Scotts have been closely involved with […]

U.S. Mint News: Patricia Nixon Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

U.S. Mint News: Betty Ford Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold […]