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Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other national sites in each state, […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Auctions Starts Tonight – View Video Preview

Legend Auctions Starts Tonight – View Video Preview

The Regency Auction XIII is tonight at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET in Marcello 4402! Bid live in person, via phone, or online at www.legendauctions.com. Make your arrangements now! If you need to leave absentee bids or wish to phone bid during the live sale, please contact us today via our on location […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek…. In a previous article, I took a critical stance on “Private” or “Personal” collections and their worthiness to be given pedigree status. One of my reasons for this is that I feel that the grading services give this type of material an unneeded and artificial bump in the marketplace when there […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers In recent months, I have been working on and off on a manuscript for Whitman covering modern dollar coins from 1971 to date. In essence these comprise Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollars (1979-1981 and then a stray issue in 1999), Sacagawea dollars (2000 onward), blending into the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
London Coin Galleries Partners with German Auction Firm Künker – VIDEO: 2:34

London Coin Galleries Partners with German Auction Firm Künker – VIDEO: 2:34

Nicholas Mathioudakis, London Coin Galleries, Ltd, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Tow European coin firms have a created and alliance to markets coin on both sides of the Channel. Find out why these two companies have partnered and how collectors may benefit.   Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Auction Planned September 24-25, 2015 at New Location in London – VIDEO: 3:14

Baldwin’s Auction Planned September 24-25, 2015 at New Location in London – VIDEO: 3:14

Stephen Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. A major world coin auction is planned by Baldwin’s that includes some important English coins including the finest known graded Una the Lion Set. Find out about this sale that will be held at the same time as the COINEX Convention in London […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Room to Run:  Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

Room to Run: Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in the rare coin market. Undervalued coins. Sleeper coins. Pedigree coins. Old holder coins. CAC coins. Blue chip coins. All represent strong opportunity for smart resourced investors. Combine any of […]

Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

The Gorny & Mosch October sale has much to offer. The sessions will present a wide range of numismatic highlights, featuring rarities from the ancient world and showpieces from Germany alike. The Middle Ages are particularly well represented as well. Over the course of its auction week, Gorny & Mosch will conduct three auction sales. […]

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Classic US Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek…. In a previous article, I took a critical stance on “Private” or “Personal” collections and their worthiness to be given pedigree status. One of my reasons for this is that I feel that the grading services give this type of material an unneeded and artificial bump in the marketplace when there […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Diversity Marks Heritage Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction

Diversity Marks Heritage Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction

1792 Copper Disme, 1877 Half Union and 1905 Gold Indian Cent expected to lead the way in varied Long Beach Expo offerings, Sept. 17-20, 2015 A 1792 Copper Disme XF40 PCGS Secure, Ex: Wurtzbach-Partrick, one of the most storied coins in American Numismatics, is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ September 17-20 Long Beach […]

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA  Part One

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………. Without fail, the annual ANA convention brings out many great coins. Some of these are old friends; others are new to the market. Many of the best coins I buy at major shows never make it onto my website, but they deserve attention. Two of the […]

By August 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

World Coins

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

The Gorny & Mosch October sale has much to offer. The sessions will present a wide range of numismatic highlights, featuring rarities from the ancient world and showpieces from Germany alike. The Middle Ages are particularly well represented as well. Over the course of its auction week, Gorny & Mosch will conduct three auction sales. […]

Ancient Coins

Ancient Greek Coins – A Celebrated Naval Victory

Ancient Greek Coins – A Celebrated Naval Victory

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC….   Antigonus III Doson was the King of Macedon from 229 to 221 BCE, 94 years after the death of Alexander the Great. His predecessor, Demetrius II, died in battle when his heir, Philip V, was only nine years old. Because of the volatile political situation, the […]

Cultural Property Enforcement – Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

Cultural Property Enforcement – Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

Army special forces stand at the entrance to the Egyptian Museum By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing. The piece, entitled “Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities”, heralds the arrest of an Italian […]

Bunny Money: Rabbits and Hares on Ancient Coins

Bunny Money: Rabbits and Hares on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   THE LEPORIDAE ARE A FAMILY OF MAMMALS, including some 60 species of rabbits and hares. With a wide range of symbolic associations (good luck, fertility, cleverness, swiftness, et al.), the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and hare (Lepus europaeus) have a long history in Western art, mythology and […]

Modern Coins

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers In recent months, I have been working on and off on a manuscript for Whitman covering modern dollar coins from 1971 to date. In essence these comprise Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollars (1979-1981 and then a stray issue in 1999), Sacagawea dollars (2000 onward), blending into the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Introduces “Point of Sale” for Retail Coin Dealers – VIDEO: 3:42

Dillon Gage Introduces “Point of Sale” for Retail Coin Dealers – VIDEO: 3:42

John Humphrey, Dillon Gages Digital Metals, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Dillon Gage continues to create more user-friendly software for coin stores and precious metal dealers. The latest is a program that allows a dealer to have individual pricing for the most popular traded bullion items displayed on their desktops to show their clients. John Humphrey of […]

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Higher on Safe-Haven Buying into the Weekend

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Higher on Safe-Haven Buying into the Weekend

Commentary for Friday, August 28, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $9.40 on the Comex today at $1131.80 which is above the low close of the week ($1122.00). It continues to wobble however the upward revision in Q2 US Gross Domestic Product this week has […]

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over time […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 16, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 16, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over time […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over time […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Announces Exclusive Pale Horse of the Apocalypse Silver Coin

APMEX Announces Exclusive Pale Horse of the Apocalypse Silver Coin

The Pale Horse of the Apocalypse coin is the fifth APMEXclusive® Silver coin in the Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical Series. The Pale Horse of the Apocalypse the fifth Silver coin in the Scottsdale Mint’s popular Biblical Coin Series, sold exclusively by APMEX. Revelation, the final book of the Bible, notes the end of days. In Revelation […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

The 2015 United States Mint Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on September 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness […]

By August 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

New Zealand Launches New $5 and $10 Notes

New Zealand Launches New $5 and $10 Notes

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   New Zealand Prime Minister John Key along with the Reserve Bank today launched the first two denominations in a series of new banknotes that include new security features. The NZ$5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
National Bank Note Rarities Abound in Long Beach Currency Signature Auction

National Bank Note Rarities Abound in Long Beach Currency Signature Auction

September 16-22, 2015, at the Long Beach Expo; Near-Gem Binion $10,000 expected to bring $120,000+ A Near-Gem New York District Binion Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 provides a legendary anchor to Heritage Auctions’ September 16 – 22 Long Beach Expo Currency Signature® Auction, where it’s expected to bring $120,000+ […]

$1.55+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Currency Auction

$1.55+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Currency Auction

Prices were strong in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money held August 14 and 17, as 339 lots of U.S. currency realized more than $1.55 million. The prices realized were a positive indication for the market as it emerges from its usual summer slump. Adding to […]

Auctions

Legend Auctions Starts Tonight – View Video Preview

Legend Auctions Starts Tonight – View Video Preview

The Regency Auction XIII is tonight at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET in Marcello 4402! Bid live in person, via phone, or online at www.legendauctions.com. Make your arrangements now! If you need to leave absentee bids or wish to phone bid during the live sale, please contact us today via our on location […]

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers In recent months, I have been working on and off on a manuscript for Whitman covering modern dollar coins from 1971 to date. In essence these comprise Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollars (1979-1981 and then a stray issue in 1999), Sacagawea dollars (2000 onward), blending into the […]

Baldwin’s Auction Planned September 24-25, 2015 at New Location in London – VIDEO: 3:14

Baldwin’s Auction Planned September 24-25, 2015 at New Location in London – VIDEO: 3:14

Stephen Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. A major world coin auction is planned by Baldwin’s that includes some important English coins including the finest known graded Una the Lion Set. Find out about this sale that will be held at the same time as the COINEX Convention in London […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Coin Shows & Conventions

London Coin Galleries Partners with German Auction Firm Künker – VIDEO: 2:34

London Coin Galleries Partners with German Auction Firm Künker – VIDEO: 2:34

Nicholas Mathioudakis, London Coin Galleries, Ltd, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Tow European coin firms have a created and alliance to markets coin on both sides of the Channel. Find out why these two companies have partnered and how collectors may benefit.   Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Treat for Collectors: 17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015

A Treat for Collectors: 17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015

On October 17 and 18, 2015, all eyes will be on numismatics in the German capital when the 17th NUMISMATA will open its doors. This event is eagerly awaited by coin aficionados throughout the world. Collectors of stamps will likewise get everything their heart desires. By NUMISMATA International….   What began as a small fair […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Collecting Strategies

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   The Fitzgerald Collection (also referred to as Fitzgerald’s Nevada Club Reno Hoard) is one of my favorite collections (and pedigrees) for a variety of reasons. First, it has a heritage spanning from the early life of Lincoln Fitzgerald and his involvement in illegal gambling activities with the Purple Gang […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars offered a chance to reminisce about his Morgan dollar collection and to begin building the next big Morgan dollar set. Larry Shapiro knows Morgan dollars. The nationally-known dealer, who spends […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

World Mints

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest With the finalist designs now selected, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to vote on what will be depicted on Canada’s 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will appear in 2017. Canadians can vote for their favourites […]

US Mint

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 30, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over time […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

The 2015 United States Mint Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on September 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness […]

By August 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 23, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

Room to Run:  Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

Room to Run: Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in the rare coin market. Undervalued coins. Sleeper coins. Pedigree coins. Old holder coins. CAC coins. Blue chip coins. All represent strong opportunity for smart resourced investors. Combine any of […]

The Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

The Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I had a personal investment in the recent sale of Dr. Steven Duckor’s gold dollar collection at the Heritage 2014 Platinum Night auction session. Steve is a good personal friend of mine (and my wife Irma) so we wanted to be there to cheer him on. I […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Many collectors do not even give it a thought. Yet every year, thousands of coins costing considerable sums are ruined due to improper storage methods. Elementary my dear Watson! My dealer would never sell me a coin in a holder which could effectively damage the coin over a period of time. […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

Ursula Kampmann to Receive 2015 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing

Ursula Kampmann to Receive 2015 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing

Ursula Kampmann is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing. This award is presented annually to an author, journalist or researcher in recognition of their career contributions to the hobby. The award is sponsored by F&W Publications, and the winner is selected in a cooperative process by […]

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com…. Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He received […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

Heritage Auctions Joins Petition vs. ‘Onerous’ Proposed German Law

Heritage Auctions Joins Petition vs. ‘Onerous’ Proposed German Law

Legislation seen as negatively impacting German coins and collectibles business by requiring undue burden of provenance on dealers Heritage Auctions has announced its support for an online petition aimed at stopping a controversial new German law instituting an export license on German cultural objects – which could include coins, art and a variety of other […]

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of […]

By September 1, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

Books

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 384-page Bowers book (number 20 in the popular Bowers Series) will be available September 22, 2015, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. It can also be borrowed for free as […]

First Read: Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 2: Modern Coins of Mexico, 1905 to Date

First Read: Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 2: Modern Coins of Mexico, 1905 to Date

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….   In 2014, Whitman published the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 1: An Illustrated History of Mexican Coins and Currency by Don and Lois Bailey. For the Baileys, lifelong ambassadors for the rich numismatic legacy of Mexico, it […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Auction Margo Russell Collection of Books. VIDEO: 7:52.

Kolbe & Fanning to Auction Margo Russell Collection of Books. VIDEO: 7:52.

On Saturday, August 22, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will offer up a treasure-trove of rare and important numismatic books, periodicals, and ephemera. One of the sale’s many highlights is the numismatic library of former Coin World Editor Margo Russell. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sat with David Fanning at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair […]

 
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