US Coins

Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858

Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While doing the research for my new online reference about Type One double eagles, I began to look for finest known examples for each specific issue. For some Type One double eagles this is easy as there is a clear finest known coin. For others, this […]

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1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 to lead $11.1+ million Heritage New York US Coins auction held in conjunction with the PNG New York Invitational; famous rarities greatly in demand in Manhattan… Famous rarities were the name of the game in Heritage’s US Coins Signature® Auction, Oct. 8-13, held in New York in conjunction with […]

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio, Large Stars, Crosby VII, 16, Breen-1128, Whitman-5665, MS64 Brown NGC. 159.8 grains. This extremely rare Confederatio piece combines the 1786 Immunis Columbia obverse with the 1785 Large Stars Confederatio reverse. Walter Breen believed this mule was unique, and used this piece as the plate coin in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. […]

World Coins

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

In this auction we present some of the most amazing numismatic treasures we have ever seen, befitting our second Live Floor sale in Orlando, Florida, and solidifying the event as an annual “must see” occasion for treasure buffs and serious numismatists alike, who will also surely enjoy our latest addition of educational talks by experts […]

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer and poet Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins featuring the literary great himself, alongside symbolic references to his life and work… Popular both in his homeland of Wales and internationally, Dylan Thomas’ works have been performed and enjoyed for decades, and include the […]

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: By Mike Markowitz “Parva Ne Pereant” In 2014 the British Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only 8 mm in diameter*, weighing in at 1/40 Troy ounce (0.8 grams.) This is the smallest coin the UK has ever struck and surely one of the smallest modern coins. For comparison, […]

The Ancient Coinage of Crete

The Ancient Coinage of Crete

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….  Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My! For the Ancient Greeks, Crete was a place of myth and legend. It was the birthplace of Zeus and the site of the Labyrinth. It was home to the Minotaur and the Cretan Bull. It was also the center of Minoan […]

Ancient Coins: Strength and Unity of an Empire

Ancient Coins: Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern Aegean Sea off the coast of modern-day Turkey. Its largest and wealthiest city, Mytilene, was originally founded in the 11th century BC by the Penthilidae family of Thessaly, who ruled it until […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection of Celtic drachms, one of them quite rare as well as a great selection of Sasanian coins. We are also pleased to provide an interesting selection of punch-marked Indian coins, a […]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Jacqueline Kennedy Coin Mintage On October 16 the U.S. Mint issued a news release to numismatic editors and writers regarding the maximum mintage limits for the 2015 First Spouse $10 gold coins.  Next year will mark the ninth and penultimate year for this series, with the final coins to be […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month… Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver eagles to its network of Authorized Purchasers, a level that appears to be unprecedented.  On October 1 alone it sold 1.150 million coins, which Mint officials said could be […]

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

by Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least have “big” histories (the United Kingdom, for one). Yet Tuvalu–one of the smallest countries […]

Paper Money

Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In October Spink London presented a selection of more than 2000 lots of world paper money that brought some record prices. Bank Note Director Barnaby Faull discusses the sale and what areas of the world were of particular interest especially notes of the Middle […]

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New 10 Euro Bank Note: Second Issue in the Europa Series Released

New 10 Euro Bank Note: Second Issue in the Europa Series Released

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. New 10 Euro Bank Note: Second Issue in the Europa Series Today the European Central Bank issued new 10 euro bank notes. The new notes feature an updated design and additional security features. The new 10 euro note is the second issue in the new Europa series, which replaces the Eurozone’s first […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Tonopah, Nevada, $10 1929 note, serial #1, offered with nearly 4,000 lots Sept. 3-5 & 8 DALLAS – A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nevada, featuring a rare and desirable A000001A serial number, may sell for $50,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature® Auctions, Sept. 3-5. Additional lots will be […]

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the August 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money is just around the corner and the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries have been hard at work putting together a wonderful auction of rare and exciting material for bidding competition. The paper money market is strong right now and […]

Bullion

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

How Much Gold Does the People’s Bank of China Have? One of the most fascinating developments in the gold market since the turn of the century is China’s burgeoning role as a leader in the sector. The Chinese have been buying gold and the Chinese have been producing gold in record numbers now, whereas 15 […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 23, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $16.30 at $1228.50 taking all the fizz out of recent action around the $1240.00 level. The dollar was strong as the Dollar Index saw a trading range of 85.66 through 85.88. I think today’s […]

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. “A billion dollars ain’t what it used to be.” So said Texas oil magnate Nelson Bunker Hunt after he and his brother William Herbert Hunt, along with a group of wealthy Saudi partners, tried to profit by cornering the world’s silver market, only to have the entire […]

Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

The Butte Nugget, with an estimated value of $450,000, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. On October 21, 2014, Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., announced the discovery of one of the largest natural California gold nuggets ever seen. The treasure was found by a California man who was prospecting for gold on public land […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 to lead $11.1+ million Heritage New York US Coins auction held in conjunction with the PNG New York Invitational; famous rarities greatly in demand in Manhattan… Famous rarities were the name of the game in Heritage’s US Coins Signature® Auction, Oct. 8-13, held in New York in conjunction with […]

Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. See some of the cool bank notes from the recent Spink world paper money auction including …… Chinese Ming notes Egyptian 50 Piastre 1899 Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 50 ryals 1966 East African Currency Board 5 pounds 1920 Romania 1920 unissued 5000 lei […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Shows & Conventions

Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grand Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. Monaco, proud to have been in May the venue of the 2014 Meeting of […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

British Numismatic Trade Association Hosts Coinex 2014 in London. VIDEO: 2:05. Christopher Martin, President, Stephen Fenton, Director, BNTA. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The BNTA is Great Britain’s primary dealer organization for protecting the collecting public from counterfeit and spurious coins and nefarious practices from unscrupulous participants in the coin business in England. They host an […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist

Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist

Interviewer: David Lisot from CoinWeek at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo, Long Beach California. Dealers and Collectors Explain Why They Come to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:30 With Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Mark Garcia, Collector, San Francisco Bay Area, Greg Krill, North Bay Rare Coin, Allen Rowe, Northern Nevada Coin, Larry Shapiro, Larry […]

By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why Coinex is Such an Important Convention in Great Britain. VIDEO: 3:36

Why Coinex is Such an Important Convention in Great Britain. VIDEO: 3:36

Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com with ……. Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions David Guest, Classical Numismatic Group Stephen Hill, Baldwins Miguel Lehmann, Numismatist Christopher Martin, CJ Martin Coins Cole Schenewerk, Heritage. The British Numismatic Trade Association hosts an annual convention in London that attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world. Participants at the show […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

eBay

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. eBay’s Community Watch Committee Disbanded An email crossed our desk recently from Jerry Fuller of the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association. Fuller expressed his concern that eBay had done away with their Community Watch Committee, an all-volunteer group that policed eBay’s numismatic marketplace. CoinWeek spoke with company representative […]

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

Breaking News: eBay Security Breach Affects Millions of Customers

According to reports published online, Internet auction giant eBay was hit with a massive security breach that potentially affects millions of customer accounts. According to the company, the breech was discovered earlier this month. Customer data was likely stolen as early as February or March. eBay boasts a user base of over 145 million. The company has […]

By May 21, 2014 5 Comments Read More →

People

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

Central Virginia Coin Club President Jim Ransom (1943-2014)

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… James Jerome “Jim” Ransom, Sr., President of the Central Virginia Coin Club, died October 6 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 71 years old. Jim, as he was known, was one of the club’s founding members, and had served as the organization’s president since it was established in […]

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
193: The Year of Five Emperors

193: The Year of Five Emperors

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. The Death of Commodus In Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator (2000), demented emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is slain in the Colosseum by mortally wounded general-turned-gladiator Maximus (Russell Crowe). In the closing scene, we are left to imagine that wise Senator Gracchus (Derek Jacobi) and lovely princess Lucilla (Connie […]

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S. Davenport (1907-2001). Over a period of more than 50 years, his name became synonymous with the world of large-size silver coins, generally referred to as crowns and talers. “Crowns” in […]

Education

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Historic W. E. Woodward Auction Sales Now Viewable Online

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Historic W. E. Woodward Auction Sales Now Viewable Online

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, e-Sylum contributor Tom Wetter announces the launch of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s newly launched Wiki for the auction sales of W.E. Woodward. Tom Wetter writes: After quite some time and a lot of work, […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

By David Provost for CoinWeek… Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.   The House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage held its final hearings session for the Los Angeles Olympic coinage on Wednesday, May 12, 1982. As he had done in previous sessions, Chairman […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime Alerts:  2014

Numismatic Crime Alerts: 2014

Crimes related to numismatics know no boundaries and affects the numismatic industry around the world. Millions of dollars in numismatic items have been stolen from collectors and dealers who have fallen prey to a numismatic crime. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation established to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between […]

Books

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 – […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest auction sale of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues, to be held September 12-13, 2014. The sale will feature live online bidding and will be held as an internet auction, though bidders may place bids by other methods if they prefer. The two-day sale features important material […]

Collecting Strategies

Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dime

Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dime

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #244 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… In a discussion in 2012, I noted that people do not often think about the rarity of 1846 Liberty Seated Dimes. The 1843-O is a little more recognized than the 1846, though most collectors […]

Coin Collecting Strategies : How To Collect Type One Double Eagles

Coin Collecting Strategies : How To Collect Type One Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Type One double eagles have become the single most popular area of collecting in the rare date United States gold coin market. With the discovery of over 10,000 high grade, formerly rare issues in the S.S. Central America, S.S. Brother Jonathan, and S.S. Republic shipwrecks, Type […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in numismatics, or the study of coins and money already know that we have a wonderful pastime to relieve the stress and pressures of every day life. Coinage mirrors the […]

Finest Known Set of PCGS Saint Gaudens $20 Gold on Display at Long Beach. VIDEO: 3:02

Finest Known Set of PCGS Saint Gaudens $20 Gold on Display at Long Beach. VIDEO: 3:02

Barry Stuppler, Stuppler & Company Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The finest known PCGS graded Registry Set was on display at the Long Beach. Numismatist Barry Stuppler has helped the collector put this set together for almost a decade. The set is worth more than $7 million. Find out how the set was assembled and see […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion

Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 23, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $16.30 at $1228.50 taking all the fizz out of recent action around the $1240.00 level. The dollar was strong as the Dollar Index saw a trading range of 85.66 through 85.88. I think today’s […]

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an appropriate time to do so because recent developments in gold and silver prices seem to be significant enough that they may have longer-term implications for bullion investors.  Silver is at […]

Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Better & Rare Date Gold Still A Crowd Favorite At LB; Classic Gold Commems Get A Boost. The final installment of the Long Beach Expo for 2014 was a worthy expedition for those who made the trek to the Southern California venue. Several veteran collectors informed me […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mints

The Austrian Mint’s <i>Die Fledermaus</i>: The Bat and the Ball

The Austrian Mint’s Die Fledermaus: The Bat and the Ball

On December 3, 2014, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. On this silver coin one sees The Bat fluttering above the sparkling bubbles of a seasonal glass of champagne held by Rosalinde. Rosalinde, one of the […]

By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Canadian Mint: A Decade of Remarkable Innovation

The Royal Canadian Mint: A Decade of Remarkable Innovation

Breaking new ground by launching the world’s first colored circulation coin on October 21, 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has continuously raised the bar on innovation within the minting industry by introducing new technologies and coinage solutions. “The Royal Canadian Mint is a great example of made-in-Canada innovation,” said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of […]

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Jacqueline Kennedy Coin Mintage On October 16 the U.S. Mint issued a news release to numismatic editors and writers regarding the maximum mintage limits for the 2015 First Spouse $10 gold coins.  Next year will mark the ninth and penultimate year for this series, with the final coins to be […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 7-piece Libertad proof sets released Last month, I discussed the extensive delays at the Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda) with respect to production of the Libertad proof coins and sets.  The much-anticipated 7-coin proof set in a wooden box with a numbered certificate of authenticity has finally started shipping.  I received my set […]

By October 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Prices

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

Coin Values: What’s It Worth? How dealers determine the value of a rare coin.

How are rare coin prices determined? Often the question dealers will ask is: “I know what Greysheet (Coin Dealer Newsletter bid) is, but what can I ‘really’ get for it?” In this month’s Rare Coin Market Report, I will explain how I determine the value of an individual coin. Most often I will use a […]

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are problem coins valued? This is an interesting question and one which is becoming a bit easier to answer since NCS coins have become a well-accepted part of numismatics. (Before […]

US Gold Coins: Are 1870-CC Eagles Undervalued in Comparison to their Double Eagle Counterparts?

US Gold Coins: Are 1870-CC Eagles Undervalued in Comparison to their Double Eagle Counterparts?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Without a lot of fanfare, we have seen the dispersal of one of the most amazing collecting of Western branch mint gold coins in the history of numismatics. So far in 2014, the various sales of the Bently/Nob Hill Collection(s) of US Gold Coinage has seen no […]

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. The so-called experts predict it is the fall before a major rebound in VAM prices. The predictions came in articles in Coin World and on the CoinTalk websites. Time can only confirm that look into the crystal ball, but sales at the mid-July auction by Heritage were, […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Most Recent Articles

Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grand Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. Monaco, proud to have been in May the venue of the 2014 Meeting of […]

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Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858

Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While doing the research for my new online reference about Type One double eagles, I began to look for finest known examples for each specific issue. For some Type One double eagles this is easy as there is a clear finest known coin. For others, this […]

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Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Great Numismatic Sales of the Past

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. It is highly recommended to examine great numismatic sales of the past when given the opportunity.  On November 14 and 15, the fifth installment of the famed collection belonging to Eric P. Newman will be sold in New York City. The sale features another incredible […]

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

How Much Gold Does the People’s Bank of China Have? One of the most fascinating developments in the gold market since the turn of the century is China’s burgeoning role as a leader in the sector. The Chinese have been buying gold and the Chinese have been producing gold in record numbers now, whereas 15 […]

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SAFE Collecting Supplies Offers Advice on Protecting Valuable Collectibles This October

SAFE Collecting Supplies Offers Advice on Protecting Valuable Collectibles This October

This October, and in the coming winter, many avid collectors will be receiving gifts and procuring additions to their collections. At this time, with the wet and cold weather approaching, it’s important for professional and amateur collectors alike to learn to how protect and preserve their valuables. SAFE Collecting Supplies is a Collecting Supplies firm in […]

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Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 23, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $16.30 at $1228.50 taking all the fizz out of recent action around the $1240.00 level. The dollar was strong as the Dollar Index saw a trading range of 85.66 through 85.88. I think today’s […]

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

Silver Market Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dead at 88

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. “A billion dollars ain’t what it used to be.” So said Texas oil magnate Nelson Bunker Hunt after he and his brother William Herbert Hunt, along with a group of wealthy Saudi partners, tried to profit by cornering the world’s silver market, only to have the entire […]

Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

The Butte Nugget, with an estimated value of $450,000, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. On October 21, 2014, Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., announced the discovery of one of the largest natural California gold nuggets ever seen. The treasure was found by a California man who was prospecting for gold on public land […]

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PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin Show

PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild  has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 – 28, 2015. “The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. […]

The Austrian Mint’s <i>Die Fledermaus</i>: The Bat and the Ball

The Austrian Mint’s Die Fledermaus: The Bat and the Ball

On December 3, 2014, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. On this silver coin one sees The Bat fluttering above the sparkling bubbles of a seasonal glass of champagne held by Rosalinde. Rosalinde, one of the […]

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