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US Coins

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read:  Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

In January of 2015, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ booth at the Florida United Numismatists Convention to talk to LRCA President Julie Abrams about the featured collected consignments in the upcoming Regency XI Rare Coin Auction, which will be held on February 19, 2015 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Coins

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

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 […]

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By not interfering with local customs or religions and granting equal rights for all citizens as long as taxes were paid, […]

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was apprehended by border police while on […]

Coinage of the First Caliphate

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged by plague, earthquake and decades of war between the Eastern Roman (“Byzantine”) and Sasanian Persian empires. Along the coast, the great cities were mostly Greek-speaking. In the fertile hill country, villagers spoke […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Modern Coins

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its third United Kingdom £20 for £20 coin as the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leadership and formidable character, Churchill is regularly voted as the ‘Greatest Briton’ in public […]

Paper Money

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes will be introduced in October 2015, replacing over 300 million notes and two billion coins currently in circulation. The Riksbank announced a design contest for the new notes in spring 2011. […]

By December 30, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Ahmed Mohammed Nasir, Gulf Antiques, Sharjah, UAE Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Paper money from the Arab states and gulf nations is setting new records and experiencing high demand. Ahmed Nasir has a business in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and talks about bank note collecting both in his home as well as around the […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bullion

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Newsletter – Gold at Five Month High Waiting on the Next EU Move

Gold Newsletter – Gold at Five Month High Waiting on the Next EU Move

Commentary for Tuesday January 20th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $17.30 at $1294.20 so momentum is in the bull’s corner – for now – and the technical picture for gold short term is solid. This strong finish after the US holiday on Monday is […]

Auctions

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

In January of 2015, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ booth at the Florida United Numismatists Convention to talk to LRCA President Julie Abrams about the featured collected consignments in the upcoming Regency XI Rare Coin Auction, which will be held on February 19, 2015 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

  By Greg Cohen and John Pack – Stacks Bowers Auctions ………. Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americana (what used to be called “Exonumia”) — a catch all for medals, tokens, and similar numismatic items that […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shows & Conventions

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

By Dennis Halladay – VAMs and More…. Gold and silver prices rising, the stock market falling, cold weather nearly everywhere, and huge Heritage auctions made for a busy Florida United Numismatists (FUN) coin show January 7-10 in Orlando. And it was big. Really, really big as seen in the accompanying photo of most, but not all, of […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – New York International Numismatic Convention Approaches Sell Out One Year in Advance

Coin Shows – New York International Numismatic Convention Approaches Sell Out One Year in Advance

The 43rd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention was held at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel over an 11 day period from Friday, January 2 through Monday, January 12. According to Kevin Foley, long time Bourse Chairman for the event originally founded by dealer Richard Margolis, 128 separate dealers from 18 states and 16 foreign […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jeff Garrett has often stated that anyone concerned about the coin market should attend a large coin show and they will probably leave feeling much better. The 2015 FUN show was a classic example. Going into the show, most coin dealers and quite a few […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

eBay

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gurney was one of seven eBay authenticators. He shares with CoinWeek ways coin collectors can protect themselves when buying coins on the auction site. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second Annual […]

By January 12, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Bruce W. Smith submitted this question about U.S. aluminum coinage patterns. Can anyone help? -Wayne Homren, Editor   Because I collect aluminum type coins of the world, pre-1900 aluminum medals and medals […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

By December 7, 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 1 Comments Read More →

People

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. […]

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan from Pinnacle Rarities and several other notable industry leaders were asked last month by The Rosen Numismatic Advisory to participate in the 38th annual Crystal Ball Survey. Each responded to questions about the state of the market, challenges faced by rare coin collectors and investors, and outlooks about the near future of the rare coin […]

MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division

MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division

MintProducts.com, an Online Retail Coin Store specializing in U.S. and World Coins, is happy to announce the formation of their new coin auction company – MintProducts Auctions (MPA).  MintProducts Auctions will hold live auctions in Nashua, NH and include online bidding through the MintProducts Auctions website as well as absentee bidding. The inaugural auction will […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

Ian Russell, owner and president of GreatCollections.com, sat down recently with broadcast legend and Emmy-nominee Larry King to discuss the hobby of coin collecting. The 25-minute interview took place at King’s Los Angeles studio for his current TV show, Larry King Now. Russell took the opportunity to give his views about the state of the […]

Education

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read:  Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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 – […]

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 →

Collecting Strategies

New PCGS Set Registry®  Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every PCGS coin currently offered online, whether at auction or in a fixed-price ecommerce listing. The collector can then easily click through to […]

By January 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Half eagles aren’t my favorite denomination per se but, from a coin collecting point of view, they make a lot of sense to me and on many different levels. If we look at the various US gold coin denominations from a macro perspective, I think it’s safe […]

By January 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #256 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For less than $500 per coin, a set of Standing Liberty Quarters (SLQs) ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can almost be completed, with many dates represented by choice […]

By December 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic covers some aspects of the series’ collectibility.   Toning Morgan dollars are some of the most beautifully toned American coins. […]

By December 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Opinion

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. This past week was like we took our first big breath of fresh air for 2015. After suffering through a miserable FUN Show (oh did we choke through it), we are relieved things turned around so quickly. We’re also are just now realizing that while wholesale was minimal, […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in monetary policy that unpegged the Swiss franc from the euro had the greatest immediate effect on the markets, but a disquieting uncertainty now […]

2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jeff Garrett has often stated that anyone concerned about the coin market should attend a large coin show and they will probably leave feeling much better. The 2015 FUN show was a classic example. Going into the show, most coin dealers and quite a few […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Mints

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

CoinWeek IQ Analysis… Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency X Auction offers coin connoisseurs considerable coverage in the area of high-end classic U.S. coins. This modern coin caught the attention of CoinWeek’s editors: Lot 170: 1951-D Washington 25C PCGS MS-67+ While many dealers and collectors may scoff at the idea of paying thousands or tens of […]

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Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

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The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

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Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

Leaders of the Professional Numismatists Guild say many of the 50 dealers participating in the upcoming PNG Dallas Rare Coin & Paper Money Show, February 26 – 28, 2015, will be offering free, informal appraisals of the public’s old coins and currency. The three-day show will be in Hall C of the Gaylord Texan Resort […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 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. Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens Lots 1745-1750 of the Goldberg January 25-28, 2015 Pre Long Beach sale also caught my interest – a group of […]

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The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

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First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

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A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

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The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

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