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US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. 1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. To some collectors, the word “modern” is synonymous […]

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s Olympic […]

MintProducts Auctions June 4th Rare Coin & Currency Auction Open for Bidding

MintProducts Auctions June 4th Rare Coin & Currency Auction Open for Bidding

  By MintProducts Auctions …… MintProducts Auctions’ (MPA) second sale of 2016 is open for online bidding and contains over 600 diverse lots, hundreds of which are being offered without reserve. The live auction is being held on Saturday, June 4 in Nashua, New Hampshire at the Holiday Inn. “Our June Sale includes some real […]

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) …… Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Norway are just a few countries that depict famous artists and their paintings on banknotes No matter how much time you have put into collecting paper money, you have no doubt seen plenty of people on banknotes. However, these individuals are usually […]

US Coin Album –  Steel This Cent

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943 steel cents. “Webbing” is the US Mint’s term for punched-out planchet strips. When a strip of coin metal is run through the punching press it comes out with a tightly […]

US Officials decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

US Officials decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

Romanian Bank says coin not meant to “hurt anybody’s feelings” By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. On May 13, the United States Embassy in Bucharest issued a statement expressing its disappointment in the National Bank of Romania’s decision to keep the fascist, anti-Semitic former bank governor Mihail Manoilescu on the obverse of the latest issue […]

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Commentary for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $22.60 at $1228.90 – this was the other shoe falling. The easy answer as to why gold continued to sag this morning…new home sales. The actual number blew past the estimate further adding to […]

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan [Posted with Permission] – Pinnacle-Rarities …… The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian in contemporary artistic circles. But in fairness to Barber, most of his work was predesignated to one idea or another.  His use of classic Greco-Roman motifs has proven […]

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to the Constitution. In honor of this oath, commemorative medals were struck with dies fashioned by the famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of […]

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Classic US Coins

US Coin Album –  Steel This Cent

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943 steel cents. “Webbing” is the US Mint’s term for punched-out planchet strips. When a strip of coin metal is run through the punching press it comes out with a tightly […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament,  What Should I Collect?

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament, What Should I Collect?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a […]

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like to share. 1. Don’t Get Into a Forced Sale Situation. When it comes to buying coins, most people (dealers and collectors) are sharks. If they know that you are in a situation of […]

World Coins

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s Olympic […]

US Officials decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

US Officials decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

Romanian Bank says coin not meant to “hurt anybody’s feelings” By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. On May 13, the United States Embassy in Bucharest issued a statement expressing its disappointment in the National Bank of Romania’s decision to keep the fascist, anti-Semitic former bank governor Mihail Manoilescu on the obverse of the latest issue […]

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz …..   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik Lanz. Altogether, Auction 162 offers 570 lots featuring coins and medals from all around the world; the focus is placed on ancient times. 570 lots comprising coins and medals […]

Ancient Coins

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz …..   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik Lanz. Altogether, Auction 162 offers 570 lots featuring coins and medals from all around the world; the focus is placed on ancient times. 570 lots comprising coins and medals […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Mongols

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Mongols

By Mike Markowitz ….   The couriers of the Khan galloped over fifty degrees of longitude, and it was said that a virgin carrying a sack of gold could ride unharmed from one border of the nomad empire to the other. — Harold Lamb, Genghis Khan[1]: The Emperor of All Men, p. 112 The Rise […]

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Biggest find in Israeli territorial waters in the last 30 years By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), with the support of the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, has been very active in the ancient port city of Caesarea in recent years. Early in 2015, the IAA recovered the largest trove of gold […]

Modern Coins

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. 1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. To some collectors, the word “modern” is synonymous […]

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Law’s mandate vague, U.S. Mint yet to work out details By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Previously, the United States Mint had announced the production of a commemorative coin to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against breast cancer. Like many recent commemorative issues, the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program will […]

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

This CoinWeek Video is sponsored by Minshull Trading. The United States Mint pays homage to three classic 20th-century coin designs in 2016, starting with a 24-karat gold remake of Adolph Weinman’s Winged Liberty dime, also known as the Mercury dime. In this CoinWeek video, we detail the release, describe some differences between the new coin […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Gold Markets Report – Gold Breaks Lower over Possible Interest Rate Hike

Commentary for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $22.60 at $1228.90 – this was the other shoe falling. The easy answer as to why gold continued to sag this morning…new home sales. The actual number blew past the estimate further adding to […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer […]

Gold Exchange Traded Funds May Have Hidden Risk

Gold Exchange Traded Funds May Have Hidden Risk

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are among the American Public’s most popular methods to hold, trade or speculate in gold. They were first offered in the 1990s. The largest, SPDR Gold Shares, began in 2004. The early ETFs encountered significant resistance because gold believers demanded physical […]

American Silver Eagles

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US announcement to put the image of a […]

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Wayne LaPierre Signature American Eagle Silver Coins Raise Funds For NRA

Universal Coin & Bullion announces the release of the American Eagle silver bullion coins packaged with special labels featuring the facsimile signature of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. These coins are being sold to raise funds for the NRA’s work to defend the Second Amendment. By Universal Coin & Bullion …..   National Rifle […]

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American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

Collector Coins - Budget

ModernCoinMart Exclusive First Day of Issue Captain America: Civil War Coins

ModernCoinMart Exclusive First Day of Issue Captain America: Civil War Coins

2016 Fiji $1 1 oz. Proof Silver Marvel Captain America: Civil War – Black Widow Superhero coin collectors can rejoice in a stunning new coin series that ModernCoinMart (MCM) brings all the way from Fiji. This series is composed of six 1 oz. colorized proof silver coins to commemorate the Marvel film Captain America: Civil […]

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Law’s mandate vague, U.S. Mint yet to work out details By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Previously, the United States Mint had announced the production of a commemorative coin to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against breast cancer. Like many recent commemorative issues, the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program will […]

Adam and Eve: Exile from Eden – 3rd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

Adam and Eve: Exile from Eden – 3rd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

Adam and Eve has been introduced as the third coin of the 2016 Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series The Biblical Coin Series by the Scottsdale Mint showcases iconic stories from the Bible that have been told and re-told for centuries. This third coin of 2016 displays one of the first stories in the Bible – the […]

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Paper Money - Banknotes

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) …… Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Norway are just a few countries that depict famous artists and their paintings on banknotes No matter how much time you have put into collecting paper money, you have no doubt seen plenty of people on banknotes. However, these individuals are usually […]

Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   Ever wonder what the highest-denomination currencies are in the world’s top-producing nations? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the higher-value denominations of the world’s leading […]

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   New Zealand’s new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes have entered public circulation, the Reserve Bank announced on Monday, May 16. The Reserve Bank’s Head of Currency, Property and Security, Steve Gordon, said the release of the remaining Brighter Money Series 7 notes is a significant milestone for […]

Auctions

MintProducts Auctions June 4th Rare Coin & Currency Auction Open for Bidding

MintProducts Auctions June 4th Rare Coin & Currency Auction Open for Bidding

  By MintProducts Auctions …… MintProducts Auctions’ (MPA) second sale of 2016 is open for online bidding and contains over 600 diverse lots, hundreds of which are being offered without reserve. The live auction is being held on Saturday, June 4 in Nashua, New Hampshire at the Holiday Inn. “Our June Sale includes some real […]

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel was Awarded to Theoretical Physicist Dr. Kenneth Wilson By Nate D. Sanders Auctions ….. The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Kenneth Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26. It is only the 19th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. Interested bidders may participate in the auction […]

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz …..   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik Lanz. Altogether, Auction 162 offers 570 lots featuring coins and medals from all around the world; the focus is placed on ancient times. 570 lots comprising coins and medals […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

Plan Now for Numismatic Treasures and Disneyland Discounts at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Plan Now for Numismatic Treasures and Disneyland Discounts at Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

An eye-opening range of historic coin and paper money treasures is guaranteed to thrill visitors at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money® in Anaheim, Calif., August 9-13. Attendees also can get discounted admission tickets to Disneyland, which is located across the street from the Anaheim Convention Center, site of the event. […]

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… Reports from dealers and attendees fresh from the just-concluded 77th edition of the CSNS convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, offered up a divided consensus as to market strength and or direction. A vest pocket dealer from the neighboring Hoosier State of Indiana proclaimed that he is a “bourse […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Las Vegas Numismatic Society

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Las Vegas Numismatic Society

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Las Vegas Numismatic Society, May 12 – 14, 2016 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament,  What Should I Collect?

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament, What Should I Collect?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a […]

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like to share. 1. Don’t Get Into a Forced Sale Situation. When it comes to buying coins, most people (dealers and collectors) are sharks. If they know that you are in a situation of […]

Silver Stacking 101 – DON’T PANIC!

Silver Stacking 101 – DON’T PANIC!

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ….. If I was given a $1 bill for every lament I’ve heard from those who bought physical silver just before the spot price dropped once the purchase was made, I could fill a briefcase with portraits of George Washington. So what if silver drops $1 or $2 after you […]

Prices - Coin Values

Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems

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 night, 20 May 2016, with a total realization of 8.7 million Swiss francs […]

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… Reports from dealers and attendees fresh from the just-concluded 77th edition of the CSNS convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, offered up a divided consensus as to market strength and or direction. A vest pocket dealer from the neighboring Hoosier State of Indiana proclaimed that he is a “bourse […]

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Early American rarities top the bill as collectors descend on April 27-May 1, 2016 Heritage Central States Numismatic Society auction; US & World Currency auctions bring $5.2+ million. Market remains vibrant with over 92% sold by dollar value. The finest known 1792 Silver Disme AU50 PCGS Secure, Ex: Judd-Donald G. Partrick Collection, a rare second […]

World Mints

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

On June 1, the Austrian Mint will issue the final silver coin in the series honoring each of the provinces of the country. This series has been designed by 9- and 10-year-old school children of Austria. The last coin celebrates the province of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The reverse of the coin depicts: the Church of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Mint to donate $10,000 and portion of proceeds of the “Firefighters” coin to Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray) The Royal Canadian Mint is proudly honouring Canada’s national heroes with a new silver collector coin series. The series features firefighters, paramedics, police and the military, all of which face danger in the line of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

The Royal Canadian Mint, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is set to uncover a new world of collectibles celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The unforgettable characters and imagery of the revolutionary TV show, which has captivated legions of fans in Canada and around the world since 1966, have been […]

US Mint

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Law’s mandate vague, U.S. Mint yet to work out details By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Previously, the United States Mint had announced the production of a commemorative coin to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against breast cancer. Like many recent commemorative issues, the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program will […]

2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Avail. May 18

2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Avail. May 18

The 2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 16RJ) will be available for purchase starting on May 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2016 set contains two folders with 13 coins each from the United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. Each folder has the following coins: Three Presidential $1 Coins […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover May 17

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover May 17

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover (product code 16FB) May 17 at noon Eastern Time. This coin cover is the 38th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. It includes two circulating quality Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coins from the first […]

By May 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

Gold Exchange Traded Funds May Have Hidden Risk

Gold Exchange Traded Funds May Have Hidden Risk

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are among the American Public’s most popular methods to hold, trade or speculate in gold. They were first offered in the 1990s. The largest, SPDR Gold Shares, began in 2004. The early ETFs encountered significant resistance because gold believers demanded physical […]

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I have discussed many ways to collect rare coins. Most collectors choose a series and make every effort to buy as many as possible. For decades the concept of […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Pre-New Orleans PCGS Invitational

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Pre-New Orleans PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ….   WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT We thought May would be a decent month. So far, it’s turning out to be a record-breaking month! Again, late January thought early March was a “perfect storm” of negativity from the coin market (as well as oil, stocks, etc). Prices certainly fell sharply during […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

By Fritz Rudolf Künker – Künker GmbH & Company….   The life of numismatist Peter N. Schulten had many facets. While his father Wolfgang Schulten (1904-1996), a devoted coin collector, had kindled his interest in numismatics while Peter was still young, he inherited a love for music and literature from his mother. Through his uncle […]

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Photo Credit: American Numismatic Association; CoinWeek By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic hobby at the turn of the 20th century was much different than it is today. The pages of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatist were filled with familiar faces and names. It was a club magazine in the truest sense. This […]

Education - Grading - History

US Coin Album –  Steel This Cent

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943 steel cents. “Webbing” is the US Mint’s term for punched-out planchet strips. When a strip of coin metal is run through the punching press it comes out with a tightly […]

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to the Constitution. In honor of this oath, commemorative medals were struck with dies fashioned by the famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is no one rule that fits all precious metal purchases. The complications wrought by conflict between the tax laws applying to the buyer […]

Podcasts

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth Germany’s numismatic history offers adventurous collectors large helpings of variety and complexity, but where does one start if they’d like to delve deeply into Deutschland’s monetary past? In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan talks to 2014 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Numismatist of the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis Tom Kalantzis was a dedicated researcher of Eisenhower dollar doubled dies. If you are a fan of the series, or enjoy collecting idiosyncratic doubled die coins or RPMs, you have likely benefited from Kalantzis’ work. In this episode of the CoinWeek […]

By April 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection What was it like to study the famous Eliasberg Collection before it went up for sale? Louis Eliasberg assembled the first-ever complete collection of U.S. coins by date and mintmark. His collection made national headlines and captured the imagination of generations of coin collectors. […]

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