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Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention just wrapped up. Dealers from across the country came to Schaumburg, Illinois and brought with them cases upon cases of Cool Coins! In this video, CoinWeek examines four of the most interesting pieces spotted on the bourse. Gary Adkins (Gary Adkins Associates), a 1902 Wells Fargo so-called dollar (HK-296) […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday, April 24, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed up $12.30 today on the Comex at $1186.80 and was good for a few bucks more in the aftermarket. The store also saw strong Asian interest today and the gold Exchange Traded Funds moved […]

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set went on sale at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today, and within an hour of its release the coin set is already on backorder. Periodically checking up on the silver set’s product page at usmint.gov, the set’s backorder status was […]

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   A lot of my writing about Pedigrees & Hoards is based on the research of others–gathering and processing information from many sources, trying to make contacts with people involved in the discoveries, and then writing the story as you see it. Sometimes you have to work hard to massage the […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited-edition, one- and ten-ruble commemorative banknotes. The notes–issued on April 28, 2015–are similar in design to the Trans-Dniestrian issues of 2012 but feature a special ribbon on the bottom right side of the note that […]

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

  By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

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Classic US Coins

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention just wrapped up. Dealers from across the country came to Schaumburg, Illinois and brought with them cases upon cases of Cool Coins! In this video, CoinWeek examines four of the most interesting pieces spotted on the bourse. Gary Adkins (Gary Adkins Associates), a 1902 Wells Fargo so-called dollar (HK-296) […]

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers….   Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is […]

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types of rarity. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the types of rarity you might already be familiar with, and one which you might not: the eye appeal […]

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack – Stack’s Bowers….   The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857–an unparalleled selection of these […]

World Coins

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

Ancient Coins

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 4 (Thirty Pieces of Silver)

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 4 (Thirty Pieces of Silver)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot Producer. In […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

American Numismatic Society Announces 100,000th Image Online

Continually adding to an already comprehensive database, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is happy to announce that the 100,000th image has been added to the MANTIS database. MANTIS (A Numismatic Technologies Integration Service) provides information on nearly 700,000 records for objects in the ANS collection. The 100,000th image displayed is an aureus, a gold Roman […]

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 3 (The Widow’s Mite)

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 3 (The Widow’s Mite)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot Producer. In […]

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Modern Coins

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set went on sale at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today, and within an hour of its release the coin set is already on backorder. Periodically checking up on the silver set’s product page at usmint.gov, the set’s backorder status was […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

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Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday, April 24, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed up $12.30 today on the Comex at $1186.80 and was good for a few bucks more in the aftermarket. The store also saw strong Asian interest today and the gold Exchange Traded Funds moved […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: As equities markets pulled back amid mostly soft economic indicators, the precious metals had an early-week rally snuffed out by Friday’s close, as both gold and the Dow Industrials have essentially wiped out all of their gains thus far through the 2015 calendar year. GOVERNMENT & […]

Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff…. According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Corporate Communications at the United States Mint, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Kisatchie National Forest five-ounce silver bullion coin is temporarily sold out and currently unavailable for purchase on the U.S. Mint website. Mint sales figures as of Sunday, […]

By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed House Enrolled Act No. 1046–an Act concerning interim study committees–on April 15, 2015. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015] (a) The legislative council is urged to assign the following topics […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 26, 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 […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Central States Numismatic Society 76th Anniversary Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 12, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 12, 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 […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 5, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 5, 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 April 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, April 29, the United States Mint announced prices for the upcoming 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. While release dates are yet to be determined, the retail price for each set is $57.95. The Mint’s […]

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U.S. Mint to Release Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover May 5

U.S. Mint to Release Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover May 5

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover (product code P54) on May 5 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover is the 34th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. This limited-edition coin cover […]

By April 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Kisatchie National Forest (product code SN2) on April 28 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Harry S. Truman (product code JP5) will be available for purchase starting on April 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited-edition, one- and ten-ruble commemorative banknotes. The notes–issued on April 28, 2015–are similar in design to the Trans-Dniestrian issues of 2012 but feature a special ribbon on the bottom right side of the note that […]

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

There is a superb selection of British notes in the Spink May 6th auction.  It features a great selection of black and white notes and other Bank of England prefixes and low numbers.  Of great interest is a group of Scottish notes from the Clydesdale Bank. These are all low or interesting numbers from the new […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Miami Beach Mansion Currency Hoard

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Miami Beach Mansion Currency Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   I like to compare this story to the “Wall of Greed” story. It’s similar in many ways, and in many other ways it’s just the opposite. Most of the information in this article was developed with the assistance of Marc Michaelsen of Marc Michaelsen Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida. […]

By April 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Heritage Auction Powers Over $46 Million; The Queen Of Gold – 1880 Coiled Hair Stella Reels in $1.8 Million; Lighter Attendance at CSNS Has Dealers Lobbying For New Venue; Collector Craves Classic Commems. Spring is definitely in the air! A series of delightful days with the temperature […]

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

Heritage Auctions to Offer Last of Main Gardner Collection May 12

Heritage Auctions to Offer Last of Main Gardner Collection May 12

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III – presented May 12, 2015 by Heritage Auctions at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel; wide variety of unique rarities from Gardner’s legendary collection   Part III of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of U.S. Coins, the third of four unreserved auctions presented by Heritage Auctions, will take place on […]

Rare U.S. Gold & Silver Coins Sell Well in Central States Auction

Rare U.S. Gold & Silver Coins Sell Well in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #275 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention was held from April 22nd to 25th. The focus here is on rare U.S. silver […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention just wrapped up. Dealers from across the country came to Schaumburg, Illinois and brought with them cases upon cases of Cool Coins! In this video, CoinWeek examines four of the most interesting pieces spotted on the bourse. Gary Adkins (Gary Adkins Associates), a 1902 Wells Fargo so-called dollar (HK-296) […]

Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Heritage Auction Powers Over $46 Million; The Queen Of Gold – 1880 Coiled Hair Stella Reels in $1.8 Million; Lighter Attendance at CSNS Has Dealers Lobbying For New Venue; Collector Craves Classic Commems. Spring is definitely in the air! A series of delightful days with the temperature […]

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

A CoinWeek Exclusive Interview… At the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down with John Kamin, editor of The Forecaster Moneyletter. In this interview Kamin discusses speculating on numismatics, the buying and selling of “factory coins”, and areas of the market where most anybody can buy into and possibly reap profits from […]

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Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society; Interviewer: David Lisot. Kevin Foley talks about the 76th annual CSNS Convention, including its expanded bourse and Civil War Lecture Series. He shares why exhibits are so important to the convention and about naming the Best of Show Exhibit Award after the Hendricksons of SilverTowne. Copyright © […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collecting Strategies

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

  By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along […]

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types of rarity. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the types of rarity you might already be familiar with, and one which you might not: the eye appeal […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Recent sales present an incredible buying opportunity for collectors as many of the coins being sold have been off the market for a generation. Yesterday afternoon I spent several hours reviewing auction lots for the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night scheduled for Thursday night. The sale contains 600+ lots, […]

Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #273 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   For less than $500 per coin, a set of true classic gold U.S. coins may certainly be completed except for just one coin. Indian Head quarter eagles ($2½ […]

Prices - Coin Values

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Schloss Hof | Schloß Hof  (2003) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine silver. […]

By March 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Mints

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool colorized silver coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Canadian $20 coin depicting a Bighorn Sheep.  Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this new themed-coin.  If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video first. This is […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

The Royal Mint has announced that it is one of the sponsors of a ‘ewe-nique’ art trail taking place across London to raise money for UK children’s hospitals.   For the next eight weeks only, a flock of 50 five-foot-tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be trotting the streets of London for the ‘Shaun […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

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US Mint

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set went on sale at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today, and within an hour of its release the coin set is already on backorder. Periodically checking up on the silver set’s product page at usmint.gov, the set’s backorder status was […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 26, 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 […]

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Opinion - Commentary

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Bounces Higher on a Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday, April 24, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed up $12.30 today on the Comex at $1186.80 and was good for a few bucks more in the aftermarket. The store also saw strong Asian interest today and the gold Exchange Traded Funds moved […]

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

  By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: As equities markets pulled back amid mostly soft economic indicators, the precious metals had an early-week rally snuffed out by Friday’s close, as both gold and the Dow Industrials have essentially wiped out all of their gains thus far through the 2015 calendar year. GOVERNMENT & […]

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

A CoinWeek Exclusive Interview… At the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down with John Kamin, editor of The Forecaster Moneyletter. In this interview Kamin discusses speculating on numismatics, the buying and selling of “factory coins”, and areas of the market where most anybody can buy into and possibly reap profits from […]

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People - Clubs - Organizations

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek….   As of May 1, Coinweek now has 10,000 fans on Facebook   *Doing our best Sally Field impersonation* You like us, you really like us! It’s been a good year for us at CoinWeek.com. We’ve greatly expanded our reach and scope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Whether it’s breaking […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about the construction and development of the American Numismatic Institution’s Library and the the behind-the-scenes tension surrounding the creation of the ANA Grading Guide Book. . ..   Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Education - Grading - History

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Palace Collection of Egypt’s King Farouk

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   A lot of my writing about Pedigrees & Hoards is based on the research of others–gathering and processing information from many sources, trying to make contacts with people involved in the discoveries, and then writing the story as you see it. Sometimes you have to work hard to massage the […]

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

Kolbe & Fanning Debut New Website April 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It was big news last week for Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers as the company officially rolled out its newly redesigned website. While the old website was compact and fairly easy to navigate, the first thing you notice when visiting the new version of Numislit.com is how expansive it seems. […]

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in […]

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: CoinArchives — Premium Research Tool for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC offers premium access to an incomparable online resource that allows you to search through ancient coin auction prices realized and upcoming auctions from more than 80 auction firms. Ancient coins have come a long way in the last 20 years. A large number of scholarly books […]

Books

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their April 25 mail-bid and live online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The second in a new series of smaller mail-bid and online numismatic book auctions, the April 25 sale […]

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published a new fixed-price list focusing on Russian numismatic literature. The 300-item PDF catalogue can be downloaded or viewed on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com. The catalogue includes material from the library of Quentin Archer, generally consisting of modern books, periodicals and auction catalogues on Russian coins […]

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