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National Bank Note rarities abound in Long Beach Currency Signature® Auction

National Bank Note rarities abound in Long Beach Currency Signature® Auction

Sept. 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’ Sept. 16 – 22 Long Beach Expo Currency Signature® Auction, where it’s expected to bring $120,000+ […]

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics’ most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster as designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro silver coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. The […]

By August 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 BC, 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 Macedonian […]

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 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 →
$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 […]

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 […]

Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometers. Notable cities include Albany, Broome, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, and Perth (home of the Perth Mint). English colonization of Western Australia began in 1829. From 1850-1868, it functioned as a penal colony. The discovery of gold in 1890 […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Auctions to Hold Two Different Rare Coin Sales in Las Vegas – VIDEO: 2:13.

Legend Auctions to Hold Two Different Rare Coin Sales in Las Vegas – VIDEO: 2:13.

Julie Abrams, Legend Rare Coin Auctions; David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Julie Abrams discusses Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency Auctions XIII and XIV. Regency Auction XIII features the Simpson-Hall Collection of Liberty $10 gold coins. Regency Auction XIV will feature Part II of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

MintProducts Auctions Sale in Conjunction with New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

MintProducts Auctions Sale in Conjunction with New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

By MintProducts Auctions….   Jeff Kierstead, owner of MintProducts Auctions, has announced that his firm will be holding a Rare Coin Auction at the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo this fall. The auction is scheduled for the evening of Friday, November 13. Auction preview will be available for viewing prior to the sale. More […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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Classic US Coins

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 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. At the ANA Convention near Chicago, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most famous and awe-striking of all ‘early date’ large cents (1793-1814). This 1807/6 overdate, Draped Bust cent is PCGS […]

World Coins

MCM Exclusive Adolph A. Weinman Coin Released at 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

MCM Exclusive Adolph A. Weinman Coin Released at 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

ModernCoinMart, LLC released the second coin in the MCM exclusive series, Designers of America’s Coins. After gaining approval from the Perth Mint, MCM’s in-house staff artist, Charles D. Daughtrey, took to the drawing board to commemorate the famous Adolph A. Weinman, designer of the Walking Liberty half dollar. As the second coin in the series, […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

Looking Back to Wartime Britain: The Royal Mint’s Centenary Sovereign Set

Looking Back to Wartime Britain: The Royal Mint’s Centenary Sovereign Set

  The Royal Mint has paired The 1915 Sovereign with The Sovereign 2015, struck a century apart, and presented them in a limited-edition First World War Centenary Sovereign Set to mark the role of the classic coin in wartime Britain. Only 150 of these two-coin sets will be available. The Sovereign’s reputation is founded on […]

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 BC, 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 Macedonian […]

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

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 →
Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

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 […]

Coin Dealer Tulving Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Coin Dealer Tulving Pleads Guilty to Fraud

By CoinWeek News Staff….   California-based rare coins and precious metals dealer Hannes Tulving, Jr. plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court on Thursday, August 20. The federal government contends that Tulving Company, Inc. defrauded 400 customers out of approximately US$15 million by taking orders over the internet with the full […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins: The First Year Gold, Silver and Brass Panda Coins

Chinese Coins: The First Year Gold, Silver and Brass Panda Coins

1982 Gold Panda – 1983 Brass Panda – 1983 Silver Panda Posted by Peter Anthony …….. Once regarded as an inferior item, the Proof Brass 1 Yuan Pandas distributed by the China Mint between 1983 and 1985 are now some of the most sought-after releases in modern Chinese coinage. Are Pandas bullion coins or are they numismatic […]

American Silver Eagles

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 →
State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 2, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of August 2, 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 […]

Collector Coins - Budget

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 →
U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 15RA) starting on August 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $14.95, this set includes a tri-fold presentation folder that holds one enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin—available only in this set–and one $1 Series […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

$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 […]

Rare Federal Reserve Notes Lead Paper Money Platinum Night

Rare Federal Reserve Notes Lead Paper Money Platinum Night

Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note – Binion Rare Federal Reserve notes lead Currency Platinum Night at Heritage’s $46+ Million Chicago ANA Auctions A newly discovered $10,000 note, a $10,000 note from the famed Binion’s Horseshoe Casino display (above) and a high grade $5,000 note realized identical $129,250 prices realized to top Chicago auction […]

Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

From left to right: Michael Duncan, Justice System Specialist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada; Detective Bill Allen, Edmonton Police Service; Chief Clive Weighill, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Brian Simpson, Deputy Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service. (CNW Group/Bank of Canada) By Bank of Canada….   The Bank of Canada / Banque du […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

National Bank Note rarities abound in Long Beach Currency Signature® Auction

National Bank Note rarities abound in Long Beach Currency Signature® Auction

Sept. 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’ Sept. 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 […]

Legend Auctions to Hold Two Different Rare Coin Sales in Las Vegas – VIDEO: 2:13.

Legend Auctions to Hold Two Different Rare Coin Sales in Las Vegas – VIDEO: 2:13.

Julie Abrams, Legend Rare Coin Auctions; David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Julie Abrams discusses Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency Auctions XIII and XIV. Regency Auction XIII features the Simpson-Hall Collection of Liberty $10 gold coins. Regency Auction XIV will feature Part II of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

$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 […]

MintProducts Auctions Sale in Conjunction with New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

MintProducts Auctions Sale in Conjunction with New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

By MintProducts Auctions….   Jeff Kierstead, owner of MintProducts Auctions, has announced that his firm will be holding a Rare Coin Auction at the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo this fall. The auction is scheduled for the evening of Friday, November 13. Auction preview will be available for viewing prior to the sale. More […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Edmund Moy Asked About Higher Denomination U.S. Coins – VIDEO: 4:11.

Edmund Moy Asked About Higher Denomination U.S. Coins – VIDEO: 4:11.

Edmund C. Moy, Former United States Mint Director, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek. Charles Morgan asks former U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy if there was ever a plan during his term as Mint Director to create higher denomination U.S. coins.   Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video […]

Collecting Strategies

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 →
Coin Collecting Strategies -Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies -Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company ….. The year was 1822. On its surface, that year might not seem too significant. However, those with advanced numismatic knowledge are keenly aware of how important this date is for one particular coin and denomination. […]

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

MCM Exclusive Adolph A. Weinman Coin Released at 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

MCM Exclusive Adolph A. Weinman Coin Released at 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

ModernCoinMart, LLC released the second coin in the MCM exclusive series, Designers of America’s Coins. After gaining approval from the Perth Mint, MCM’s in-house staff artist, Charles D. Daughtrey, took to the drawing board to commemorate the famous Adolph A. Weinman, designer of the Walking Liberty half dollar. As the second coin in the series, […]

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Strong Performance, Profitability in Q2 Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Strong Performance, Profitability in Q2 Financial Report

The Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $572.4 million in the 13 weeks ended June 27, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $32.7 million in publishing its 2015 Second Quarter Financial Report. While slightly below the same period in 2014, when $34.9 million in pre-tax profits were achieved, these results demonstrate another quarter […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

US Mint

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 →
Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Lady Bird Johnson on August 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse (heads side) design features a stunning portrait of Mrs. Johnson with the inscriptions “LADY BIRD JOHNSON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “36th,” and […]

By August 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

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. […]

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – The 2015 ANA Show

1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65+ PCGS Secure. Gold CAC By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics….   As many of you read, the PRE ANA PNG Show was a BOMB. Why they insist on having these is anyone’s guess (why we are dumb enough to go, only our shrinks know–even though we go to buy). The […]

By August 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

People - Clubs - Organizations

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than nine million collectibles currently offered for sale. “This is a fantastic […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Phebe Hemphill Phebe Hemphill is one of the preeminent coin artists, sculptors, and engravers of our time. Born in 1960, Hemphill studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with sculptor Evangelos Frudakis in Philadelphia. Hemphill’s sculpting career took off in earnest after joining the Franklin Mint in 1987, where she […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.   Walter Mustain was a numismatist of the old school, collecting coins for the fun of it and not a slave to the slab mentality. He collected large cents, which to a copper collector are meant to be held by the edge, bare fingers on bare metal, and […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The advantage of specializing in a narrow range of numismatic products is the ability to become a true expert in the field. One night during the ANA World’s Fair of Money I had the opportunity to share an adult beverage with one of the legends of numismatics, Ken […]

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than nine million collectibles currently offered for sale. “This is a fantastic […]

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 →

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 […]

New Edition of Bart’s United States Paper Money Errors Available Now

New Edition of Bart’s United States Paper Money Errors Available Now

Comprehensive Catalog and Price Guide makes first appearance since 2008 By Coin & Currency Institute…. After a lapse of seven years, a new edition of United States Paper Money Errors, Fred Bart’s ground-breaking book is now available. The fourth edition is more than just an update to the third: Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) […]

By August 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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