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Classic US Coins

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

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

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

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

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

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

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

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

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

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

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Coins

Argyle Pink Diamond adorns Kimberley Sunset gold coin

Argyle Pink Diamond adorns Kimberley Sunset gold coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

By March 4, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

Ancient Coins

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Provincial Roman Coin Attributions Suggested – March 1, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Provincial Roman Coin Attributions Suggested – March 1, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.   Last week David Pickup asked for assistance identifying a Provincial Roman coin that had some members of the Oxford Numismatic Society stumped. Here’s […]

By March 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exquisite ancient coins in Harlan J. Berk’s current Buy or Bid Sale

Exquisite ancient coins in Harlan J. Berk’s current Buy or Bid Sale

Coins of exceptional beauty often deriving from famous old collections are a specialty of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. The firm’s latest Buy or Bid Sale, which closes on 30 April 2015, offers collectors a choice of 542 ancient coins, plus 21 coins of the world and 46 antiquities or antique maps. Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., […]

By March 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

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

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

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

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Modern Coins

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

Celebrating 75 years of preventing disease and disability in our children Background President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes) on January 3, 1938, at a time when polio was on the rise. The Foundation established patient aid […]

By March 2, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

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

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

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

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

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

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 15, 2015

  By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change […]

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

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Feb. 8, 2015

  By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Money - Banknotes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

By the Bank of Thailand….   On Tuesday, February 24, Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht Thai banknote (series 16) and announced that it will enter into circulation on February 26, 2015. The design glorifies King Taksin the Great for his contributions to the country. It has […]

By March 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

Argentina to Issue New 50 Peso Falkland Islands Note

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

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

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

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

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

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

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

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

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

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Coin Shows & Conventions

8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

Thomas Sparks to place eight notes into circulation during ANA event Thomas Sparks, American Numismatic Association (ANA) member and founder of the Short Snorter Project, will drop eight vintage blue seal U.S. $1 silver certificate Short Snorters into circulation in Portland during the 2015 National Money Show, to be held March 5-7 at the Oregon […]

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

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

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

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

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

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

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

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Consistent Does Your Set Need to Be?

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Consistent Does Your Set Need to Be?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I had an interesting email exchange with collector M.N. who asked me, in a nutshell, if his technique was “wrong” because the set which he was building had a broad range of grades. After I gave him my answer (which was basically “there is no wrong way […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections

Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections

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

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

Coin Collecting – Set Building – American Gold Eagles

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

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

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

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

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

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

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

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

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

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

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

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

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

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

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

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Mints

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Irish 15 euro coin in .999 fine silver. Fans of Irish coins and those with a penchant for physics will enjoy the coin as it honors famous Irish physicist Ernest Walton.  Those who like world coins will definitely want […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has today (March 2, 2015) unveiled a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on coins in the United Kingdom. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

US Mint

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 1, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 1, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By March 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

Celebrating 75 years of preventing disease and disability in our children Background President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes) on January 3, 1938, at a time when polio was on the rise. The Foundation established patient aid […]

By March 2, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

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

Opinion - Commentary

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics   I’M READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!  Why will people pay crazy money in auction-when I can sell them the same coin for less? Its something that has bothered me so bad that I saw no way to change it-I started my own auction company. I see […]

A Case for Modern Coins

A Case for Modern Coins

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

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

Selections from the Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report

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

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

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

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

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

People - Clubs - Organizations

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

By the Royal Mint Advisory Committee….   On January 16, 2015, HM Treasury announced the appointment of two new members to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC). Following an open and competitive process, Professor Jane Ridley and Mr. Hughie O’Donoghue RA have taken up the appointments for initial terms of five years with the option […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

CoinWeek Grading Series: Peace Dollars

CoinWeek Grading Series: Peace Dollars

Taught by Ray Herz. Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has expanded its Plus (+) Designation to world coins struck prior to 1970. All eligible world coins submitted for grading on March 3, 2015, and later will be reviewed for +. The Plus (+) Designation is assigned by NGC to coins at the high end of their numeric grade, approaching the […]

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

Books

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Argyle Pink Diamond adorns Kimberley Sunset gold coin

Argyle Pink Diamond adorns Kimberley Sunset gold coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 1, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 1, 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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Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Provincial Roman Coin Attributions Suggested – March 1, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Provincial Roman Coin Attributions Suggested – March 1, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.   Last week David Pickup asked for assistance identifying a Provincial Roman coin that had some members of the Oxford Numismatic Society stumped. Here’s […]

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Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

Australian Gold Prospector Unearths 87-ounce Gold Nugget

Australian Gold Prospector Unearths 87-ounce Gold Nugget

AUSTRALIAN GOLD PROSPECTOR UNEARTHS 87-OUNCE SOLID GOLD NUGGET IN VICTORIA WITH MINELAB DETECTOR Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that Australian gold prospector Michael Brown has uncovered an astonishing 87-ounce solid gold nugget during a prospecting expedition in Inglewood, a town located in […]

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Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

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