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Classic US Coins

Coin Profile – Finest Known1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

Coin Profile – Finest Known1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the U.S. gold series. As Doug Winter states in Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint (2008): The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is the rarest coin ever produced by the Charlotte Mint. It is the rarest gold dollar from […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 2: The Oliver Jung 1833 Half Dime

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 2: The Oliver Jung 1833 Half Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #266 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   The focus here is on the 1833 Capped Bust half dime in the Pogue Collection, a small five-cent silver coin that was formerly in the epic type set […]

By February 25, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and interesting coins to get started with and had mentioned the year 1933 as a favorite of mine. Well I am still snow bound with another blizzard on the way. […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. Probably no other state has brought as many “hoards & collections” into the hobby as the state of Nevada. Several have interesting stories, like the Binion and Fitzgerald collections, but all started out as hoards. The El Cortez Casino Collection, however, was true to its name–it started as a collection. […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Coins

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar. Graded NGC PF 61, it is one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC. The prominent United Kingdom auction house Baldwin’s will offer this extraordinary coin as lot 1068 in […]

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler in .900 fine silver.. Fans of the series will like this year’s design. Those who have never collecting the series will definitely want to check it out. This is the third in an ongoing series […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

1,073 lots. Total estimate: 6.5 million, total hammer price: 8.6 million. And this happened within only one day. The Berlin Auction of January 29, 2015 on the occasion of the World Money Fair proved that the market for fresh material in highest quality is more than strong. For more than 60 years, the Horn Collection […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection….   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between battling powers, changing hands between Lydia, Persia, Athens, and Sparta between the sixth and fifth centuries BC. It was the first Greek city-state to see its gold coinage reach broad […]

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates of Britannia, who had urgently requested help against invaders. Rome had no legions to spare; they would have to look to their own defense. The invaders included Germanic […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   The evaluation of style is paramount to establishing the desirability of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, all dies used to strike ancient coins were engraved by hand. There is evidence that hubbing may have been used in the production of some dies – […]

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel

By CoinWeek News Staff…. In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area were […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Modern Coins

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015. A public forum will occur the following day on March 6, 2015. Date: March 5, 2015. Time: 9:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America (product code NF5) on March 3 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Homestead National Monument of America contains two uncirculated quality quarters—one each from the […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a monthly high against the euro. This from Market Watch – “Core CPI rose 0.2% in January, beating a consensus […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Homestead National Monument of America (product code SN1) on March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 of a Four-Part Series ( View Part One Here )   Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Market Report: Gold Slides 0.2% on Reported Greek Accord

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold Slides 0.2% on Reported Greek Accord

by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold slid 0.2% to close just under $1,205 as indications that EU finance ministers are nearing a bailout agreement with Greece diminished safe-haven demand. The metal fell 1.8% on the week despite support from dovish FOMC minutes, released on Wednesday. Reports are circulating that Eurozone officials and Greece have […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 22, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 22, 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 February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 15, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 15, 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 […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 8, 2015

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 8, 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 […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Popular series

New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Popular series

New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Value Range, Population Change, Market Share, and More than 1,000 Label Inserts With more than 370 million coins struck by the United States Mint since the program began in 1986, the American Silver Eagle is the most popular bullion coin program in the world. […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

The Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover features two coins from the first day of production at both Philadelphia and Denver U.S. Mint facilities. Quantity is limited to 15,000, so order your 2015 Harry S. Truman One Dollar Coin Cover while supplies last. Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Launch Homestead National Monument Quarter Feb. 10

U.S. Mint to Launch Homestead National Monument Quarter Feb. 10

The United States Mint will join the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Homestead National Monument of America, at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Beatrice High School in Beatrice, Nebraska. Invited guests include Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and City of Beatrice […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

By US Mint…. Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code Q5G) at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 3. The five proof finish quarters in this year’s set bear reverse (tails side) designs honoring Homestead National Monument of America (NE), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Ron Petracco, Gainesville Coins Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com ……. Florida artist Guy Harvey has designed his first-ever marine coin based featuring the blue marlin. Ron Petracco of Gainesville Coins discusses what coins will be produced, mintages, pricing and other information. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Unveiled last year, the note’s release ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the Falklands War is bound to stir nationalist fervor in both Argentina and the U.K. The Central Bank of Argentina (Banco Central de la República Argentina) is set to begin issuing new 50 peso notes […]

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

By the Bank of England….   As of 3 March 2015, the Bank of England will be issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland[1]. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

By the Central Bank of Ireland….   The new €20 banknote’s ‘portrait window’, set in the hologram, is an innovation in banknote technology. The new €20 banknote will enter circulation on November 25, 2015, allowing an extended period of nine months for banknote equipment manufacturers, cash handlers and other affected parties to prepare for the […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar. Graded NGC PF 61, it is one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC. The prominent United Kingdom auction house Baldwin’s will offer this extraordinary coin as lot 1068 in […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

  Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up the first of five scheduled auctions last week at The Venetian in Las Vegas. As always the sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. The Regency Auction XI included 352 lots, which boasted several former Bear Collection coins, and three major collections: The Colley […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 2: The Oliver Jung 1833 Half Dime

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 2: The Oliver Jung 1833 Half Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #266 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   The focus here is on the 1833 Capped Bust half dime in the Pogue Collection, a small five-cent silver coin that was formerly in the epic type set […]

By February 25, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

The upcoming April 2, 2015 Spink China sale will feature the rarest type of note from the first series renminbi.   The first series renminbi was issued by the newly established People’s Bank of China starting December 1, 1948. It consisted of 12 denominations and 62 different types of note. As the Communists continued to […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Coin Shows & Conventions

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015. A public forum will occur the following day on March 6, 2015. Date: March 5, 2015. Time: 9:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

Governors meeting at National Money Show will be broadcast online   The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors will hold an Open Session and Town Hall during the Portland National Money ShowSM starting at 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, March 7, in Room F150 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Open Session […]

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

Grading class offered prior to annual spring show   The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics will offer an educational two-day course held in conjunction with the Michigan State Numismatic Society Spring Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9, at the Macomb Community College Expo Center, South Campus, 14500 […]

ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

Public can learn value of numismatic items on March 7 and enjoy free admission Members of the public can receive a free, educational appraisal on up to three coins or other numismatic items on the final day of the 2015 National Money ShowSM, held March 5-7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission to […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections

Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I was having a conversation with client JF, and he told me about a way he collects coins which I thought was novel and neat enough to share with you. If you are familiar with wine collecting (and drinking) you know about verticals. A vertical wine collection […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting American Gold Eagles is an attractive endeavor for a lot of numismatists. My last article examined the fascinating phenomenon of the annual rush for American Silver Eagles that occurs in January. As mentioned, thousands of collectors are actively involved in the series. A set […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – A Dozen Sleeper Dates in Liberty Head Proof US Gold Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies – A Dozen Sleeper Dates in Liberty Head Proof US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Due to its high per-coin cost, there are not many date collectors of Proof gold coins. This means that a number of amazingly rare dates have fallen through the cracks, and offer great value to well-heeled collectors looking for exceptional individual coins to put away, or for […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Juno – Which Coins to Collect?

Juno – Which Coins to Collect?

Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report I appreciate that it’s winter, but really? The monumental and historic snowstorm blizzard extraordinaire named Juno had the audacity to drop nearly 3 feet of snow at and around my residence during the overnight hours on January 26th and throughout the day on the 27th. As I looked out […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

UPDATE (2/24/2015): According to Vol. 80, No. 36 of the Federal Registry, the Treasury Department and the United States Mint have established a retail price of $61.95 USD for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set.   To see CoinWeek’s must-see video news feature “What we Know about the March of Dimes Commemorative Set”, […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and interesting coins to get started with and had mentioned the year 1933 as a favorite of mine. Well I am still snow bound with another blizzard on the way. […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Mints

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

On the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the universally-recognized symbol of Canada with a fine silver collector coin enhanced by vibrant color. The coin was unveiled today at a special Flag Day ceremony at Confederation Park in Ottawa. “The Mint is delighted to join Canadians in […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

US Mint

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Homestead National Monument of America (product code SN1) on March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

The Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover features two coins from the first day of production at both Philadelphia and Denver U.S. Mint facilities. Quantity is limited to 15,000, so order your 2015 Harry S. Truman One Dollar Coin Cover while supplies last. Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015. A public forum will occur the following day on March 6, 2015. Date: March 5, 2015. Time: 9:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

A Case for Modern Coins

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/17/2014.   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst coins. The worst monetary policy. The worst design. To others, “modern” represents something democratic and personal. The money we use every […]

By February 17, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. THE LOVE OF COINS Its very fitting we should be sharing our love for the rare coin market and everything (execpt Modern and Ancients) coins today, Valentines day. If you stop to think, rare coins are really an extraordinary hobby. We can’t think of any other collectable that […]

CoinWeek Market Report – February 13, 2015 – Video: 5:12.

CoinWeek Market Report – February 13, 2015 – Video: 5:12.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses a few of the coin news highlights from the numismatic world in this week’s installment of the new CoinWeek Market Report. Covered topics: ANA Settlement with Larry Shepherd, new content partnership with Canadian Coin News, and the Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale Results.  We hope you enjoy the report and make […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 1: Finest 1796 – ’97 Draped Bust Half Dollar

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 1: Finest 1796 – ’97 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #264 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… insightful AT gmail dot com   This is the first in a series on the Pogue Family Collection, probably the greatest set of pre-1840 U.S. coins ever assembled. This […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

People - Clubs - Organizations

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

The American Numismatic Society is sad to announce the loss of its Curatorial Associate, Richard B. Witschonke, who passed away on February 24, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 69. He was a much-­loved colleague and friend of the staff, the Trustees and many of the members of the Society. We all mourn […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: More on Joseph Barnet – February 22, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: More on Joseph Barnet – February 22, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.   Last week I mentioned in my Numismatic Diary that David Schenkman was looking for information on Joseph Barnet. Below is the token and […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack recalls two of the most important coin collections ever assembled; the Clapp Estate Collection and the formation, expansion and acheivement of the JK Lilly Collection. Purchase of the Clapp Estate Coin Collection. Harvey talks about the sale of the Clapp […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.com…. The years 1935 to 1976 saw the dramatic emergence of the booming numismatic world that many take for granted today. During those years, one of the most influential voices was that of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, launched in January 1935 by printer and collector Lee F. Hewitt of Chicago. Hewitt […]

Education - Grading - History

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Common causes for Details Grading are cleaning, artificial toning, scratches, environmental damage and repair (or damage) to the submitted coins. For the first 20 years or so that NGC graded coins, any pieces submitted that were deemed unacceptable for certification were returned in a plastic sleeve. These […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 of a Four-Part Series ( View Part One Here )   Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined […]

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Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates of Britannia, who had urgently requested help against invaders. Rome had no legions to spare; they would have to look to their own defense. The invaders included Germanic […]

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Books

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Coinage in the Roman Economy by Kenneth Harl, Ph.D.   Buy the book before you buy the coin. -Numismatic proverb (attributed to Aaron Feldman)   I’m always a little embarrassed when CoinWeek describes me […]

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

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Most Recent Articles

Coin Profile – Finest Known1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

Coin Profile – Finest Known1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the U.S. gold series. As Doug Winter states in Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint (2008): The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is the rarest coin ever produced by the Charlotte Mint. It is the rarest gold dollar from […]

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

Jeff Garrett on NGC Details Grading: It’s All in the Details

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Common causes for Details Grading are cleaning, artificial toning, scratches, environmental damage and repair (or damage) to the submitted coins. For the first 20 years or so that NGC graded coins, any pieces submitted that were deemed unacceptable for certification were returned in a plastic sleeve. These […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, two new books by Stack’s Bowers founder Q. David Bowers, CoinWeek’s weekly giveaway of the Austrian Mint’s Niobium coin “Cosmology”, and this week’s sales figures from the United States Mint.   Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the […]

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CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range of […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a monthly high against the euro. This from Market Watch – “Core CPI rose 0.2% in January, beating a consensus […]

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Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Unveiled last year, the note’s release ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the Falklands War is bound to stir nationalist fervor in both Argentina and the U.K. The Central Bank of Argentina (Banco Central de la República Argentina) is set to begin issuing new 50 peso notes […]

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Homestead National Monument of America (product code SN1) on March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

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Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

The Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover features two coins from the first day of production at both Philadelphia and Denver U.S. Mint facilities. Quantity is limited to 15,000, so order your 2015 Harry S. Truman One Dollar Coin Cover while supplies last. Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while […]

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NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar. Graded NGC PF 61, it is one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC. The prominent United Kingdom auction house Baldwin’s will offer this extraordinary coin as lot 1068 in […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

Legend Rare Coin Auctions opens up an exciting 2015 with $1.85m Regency Auction XI, as both toned and proof Morgan collections bring big money

  Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up the first of five scheduled auctions last week at The Venetian in Las Vegas. As always the sale was held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. The Regency Auction XI included 352 lots, which boasted several former Bear Collection coins, and three major collections: The Colley […]

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