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America’s First Bank Robbery

America’s First Bank Robbery

by Cole Schenewerk – The California Numismatist The yellow fever outbreak of summer 1798 was the worst in Philadelphia’s history. Over 5,000 residents were infected, and nearly 1,300 died, causing even President Washington to flee. While... read more »

 

Crazy Precious Metal Markets and a robust Central States Show

Crazy Precious Metal Markets and a robust Central States Show

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com/ First published in the May 16 issue of Coin World – http://www.coinworld.com/ As this is being written April 27, there is lots of optimism about the Central States Numismatic Society’s... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

Coin Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’d like to share a photo and some information about a really interesting coin that I recently bought and sold. It’s a lovely 1858-O double eagle, graded AU55 by PCGS. What makes this coin really... read more »

 

Interesting Story of Repatriated 1921 Double Eagle in Heritage June Long Beach Auction

Interesting Story of Repatriated 1921 Double Eagle in Heritage June Long Beach Auction

We wish we had a gold dollar for every time we have thought, “If only this coin could talk!” Well, this one — a 1921 double eagle, graded AU53 by NGC — practically does. It tells a fascinating story: The consignor is... read more »

 

Twelve Months of Writing a Weekly Column on Coin Rarities & Related Topics

Twelve Months of Writing a Weekly Column on Coin Rarities & Related Topics

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #52 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While I previously wrote hundreds of articles about coins over a period of many years, I am startled by the fact that it is now... read more »

 

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

Paying tribute to one of the world’s favourite drugs, Benin has launched its first legal tender 44mm Marijuana Scented Silver Plated coin. Set for release May 20 2011, the “Rub and Sniff” design is one of the few scented coins... read more »

 

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins : In March of this year I will turn 42 years old and it occurs to me that 2011 marks my 21st year as a full-time coin dealer. So, exactly half of my life has been devoted to professional numismatics,... read more »

 

Collectors Universe Reports Record Third Quarter Revenues

Collectors Universe Reports Record Third Quarter Revenues

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced... read more »

 

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

Coin Market Report: Hi-Yo Silver! Away!

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities The recently attended Central States Numismatic Society’s convention in Rosemont, IL exceeded expectations. We had a superb buying show, getting first shot on one deal and an early shot on another,... read more »

 

Uncirculated Serial Number One SF Red Seals bring $638,250 at CSNS Auction

Uncirculated Serial Number One SF Red Seals bring $638,250 at CSNS Auction

World notes, obsoletes and error notes continue strong performance in April 27-May 2 CSNS auction in Rosemont, IL Heritage Auctions’ 2011 April Rosemont Central States Signature Currency Auction #3513, held in Chicago, IL, April 27-May 2 –... read more »

 

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

By Paul Fraser Collectibles The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown ‘BCD’ As we’ve noted, coin auctioneers Nomos are holding a spectacular sale of ancient coins next week, including... read more »

 

Generic Silver – WE TOLD YOU SO!

Generic Silver – WE TOLD YOU SO!

By Legend Numismatics – Market Report It finally happened, there has been a real correction in metal markets. Gold did not come down nearly as much as silver, but then it did not run 40% in 30 days. Silver dropped 25% in 3 days! In case... read more »

 

US Coins: The $103,500 1862-S Eagle

US Coins: The $103,500 1862-S Eagle

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the recently-concluded Central States coin show and the Heritage auction held with it was a sale that I think ranks as one of the more remarkable in the rare gold coin market all year. The coin of which I speak... read more »

 

Video News: A gathering of nine past presidents of CSNS

Video News: A gathering of nine past presidents of CSNS

Central States Conventions always bring together some of the most important people in that coin collecting organization. This gathering of luminaries included nine past presidents of CSNS. They meet and share their best memories about the hobby.   Gathering... read more »

 

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld’s Jeff Starck, ” A... read more »

 
 
 
 
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