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October 21st , 2013 Newsletter
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500 Lot Premier Session Highlights Heritage New York US Coins Auction Offerings

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Heritage’s New York Signature US Coins auction is now open for bidding. Scheduled for November 1-3 at our New York offices at 445 Park Ave. (near 57th Street), this auction features highlights ranging from Early American to modern rarities… read more »

Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

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Sale of Coins, Medals and Banknotes, November 7 2013 A collection of English crowns dating from the first issues of Edward VI in 1551 features in a sale by London specialist coin and medal auctioneers Morton & Eden on Thursday 7 November,… read more »

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

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Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler,… read more »

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With Eight Nominations

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The Royal Canadian Mint continues to stand out in the running for Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards, after eight coins issued in 2012 were nominated for awards to be presented next February at the 2014 World Money Fair in… read more »

US Gold Coins: The Carson City Double Eagle Market: An Analysis

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By Doug Winter – CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve done an in-depth article on any Carson City gold coins and, as they are the most popular issues from this mint, I thought this would be… read more »

US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43. vid1 Newsletter

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Cory Frampton, Executive Director – United States Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot………. The US Mexican Numismatic Association is a collecting organization that specializes in the coins, paper money… read more »

NGC 1842-O Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Claims Record Price, Internet Auctions Bridge The Gap

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Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report ……… There is no longer any down time between major shows or marquee auctions as websites and the various electronic trading networks have extended the dealer’s workday. Marked by… read more »

Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 Effectively Abolishes US Federal Debt Ceiling

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By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for ….. The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 enacted this week proves once more that you can count on politicians to think of themselves first, and the people last. Section… read more »

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and important Proof 1801 Silver Dollar. Graded NGC PF 66 Cameo, it is the finest of only two known specimens. The coin was submitted to NGC by Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery… read more »

British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

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By Geoffrey Cope – ……… What is creating the interest in the British Coin market? Not just the upward trend of prices but the increasing number of collectors. What has really happened over the last… read more »

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What Got You Hooked? Part One

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By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Often times I reminisce about how much fun I have had both collecting and buying/selling rare coins. The ‘fun’ hasn’t ALL been… read more »

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

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Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (, the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, will be attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association International Coin… read more »

Seated Liberty Dollars: An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

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By Mark Ferguson – …… Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver dollars, struck between 1794 and 1804, have had… read more »

Two legends of the Modern U.S. Mint will be at the Baltimore Expo Coin Show

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Coin collectors are in for a rare treat at the 2013 Whitman Baltimore Expo, November 7-10, 2013. Two legends of the modern U.S. Mint—retired director Edmund Moy and retired chief engraver John Mercanti—will be at the show Friday and Saturday…. read more »

The Geyer Collection of World War II era Mint Error Coins

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #190 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds From Nov 1st to 3rd, Heritage will conduct a coin auction in New York City, about… read more »


NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

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Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients ……… This month, NGC Ancients examines the evolution of Roman gold coins from the end of the Republic to the fourth century. One thing that has remained constant throughout history… read more »

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

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By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for ………. Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th century US Type set. Type sets enable you to assemble a representative sampling of coins over a particular… read more »

eBay Best Practices: Part III – Best Times for Buying and Selling Coins

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By Max Breitenbach – for CoinWeek ………. For a long time, I’ve been wondering what the best times for buying and selling coins on eBay are. There have to be certain days of the week and times of the day where… read more »


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by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Why be sneaky and come up with all kinds of tricks to hide an item when the same thing can be achieved in plain sight? That’s the story of the $1 Federal Reserve note. When a piece of money is used… read more »

Precious Metals: Expanding Chinese Yuan International Exchange Hurts US Dollar Demand

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By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for ….. On October 10, the People’s Bank of China signed a three-year $60 billion currency swap agreement with the European Central Bank. This followed the October… read more »

Coin Books: Coin Collecting in Retirement & Managing an Inherited Collection.

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Carlisle Development Corporation announces the release of a new book: The softcover edition is available at at $19.95. The book is also available in eBook formats at, Barnes & and other eBook… read more »

Collecting Insights for the Standing Liberty Quarter Series- Part 2

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By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ………. Standing Liberty Quarters were struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1916 until 1930 with the exception of only 1922, when no quarters were produced at any Mint. Strikings… read more »

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

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By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Classical Coin News The sweet and seemingly innocent young lady depicted on this coin played a not-inconsequential role in the most bizarre reign in Roman history. The daughter of Rome’s Praetorian… read more »

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

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By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ………. In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today…. read more »

Rare Coin Pedigrees: An Incredible Story of Colonel Ned Green

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Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Green Pedigree is probably best known because of the association with the 1913 Liberty Nickels. Several weeks ago I discussed the recent sale of selections from the Eric P. Newman… read more »

Brazilian gold ingot brings $199,750 to lead Ancient & World Coins at Heritage Long Beach event

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Non-US rarities from every corner of the world contribute $10.6+ million to the record total DALLAS – A classic rarity of Brazilian numismatics, a large, 1812 Joao VI Prince Regent gold ingot of Sabara retaining its original issue certificate,… read more »

World Coins Auctions Realise £6 Million During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink

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Spink has started Autumn in London with a remarkable two weeks of world records, historic rarities, and almost £6 million in numismatic sales. We are delighted to announce a number of record-breaking figures for some extraordinary world coins… read more »

Royal Canadian Mint to Design, Produce Medals for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

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The medals awarded to the top athletes competing at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will be designed and produced by one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world: the Royal Canadian Mint. “With the expertise and innovative… read more »

What should I collect? Tips for building a meaningful set of U.S. Coins. Part Two.

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By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. During the holiday season I often reflect on the many blessings I have in my life. One of those blessings is the joy I receive from handling and looking at rare… read more »

Paper Money Guaranty Grades Rare Kansas City 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement Note

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Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently graded and encapsulated a rare 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement note from Kansas City. This small-size type of note is highly sought after by US currency collectors and seldom becomes available for those… read more »


Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins… read more »

Numismatic Crime Alerts: Brett Bogus charged with Felony in Gold Transaction

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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… read more »

The Coin Analyst: “Numismatic” Gold & Silver American Eagle Coins – Lessons from the Past

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By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As the 30th anniversary of both the silver and gold American Eagle Coins in 2016 approaches, it may be helpful to review the numismatic component of the eagle program and try to draw some lessons from this… read more »

Heritage holds greatest Long Beach Auction ever, selling $36 million of U.S., World and Ancient Coins

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Original 1912 Gold Proof Set brings $358,375 to lead $17.5+ million worth of U.S. Coins A stunning complete 1912 gold proof set originally acquired directly from the U.S. Mint, brought a combined $358,375 to lead Heritage’s Sept. 25-29 U.S…. read more »

Major Exonumia Collection on Display at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 5:40 vid1 Newsletter

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Richard Burdick, Collector David Lisot, Interviewer,……. Exonumia is defined as anything to do with numismatics other than coins and paper money. Richard Burdick has spent a lifetime putting together one of the most extensive… read more »

Going Beyond Commemorative Coins On eBay

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by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The U.S. Mint has issued commemorative coins tied to the 1892-93 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (often referred to as the St. Louis Worlds’s Fair) and the… read more »

Morgan Silver Dollars – A Short History on the Pittman Act

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by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. Most collectors of U.S. coins are at least vaguely aware of the Pittman Act of 1918, which resulted in the melting down of over 270 million morgan silver dollars… read more »

Numismatic Crime Information Center to Conduct Law Enforcement Seminar During F.U.N Show – January 2014

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center will offer a one-day training class on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers. The class will be held in conjunction with the F.U.N. 59th Annual… read more »

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

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Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has certified the impressive D. Brent Pogue Collection of US paper money. The collection is significant for its quality, rarity and scope, and includes many finest known examples, special… read more »

How Yellen’s Nomination Will Likely Affect the Gold & Silver Markets

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by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Janet Yellen, the vice chairperson of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be formally announced today by President Obama as the candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chairperson… read more »

The Gold and Silver Bullion Market’s Big Issues, Part I

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by Adrian Ash BullionVault………… Price action isn’t the big players’ big concern in gold and silver right now… “FAITH and RELIGION,” said Edel Tully of UBS, the Swiss investment and bullion… read more »

The Fabulous Eric Newman Coin Collection, part 3: Draped Bust Quarters

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #189 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds One of the most famous, interesting and awe-inspiring of all collections of American… read more »

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