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PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code SN3) starting July 7 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, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the NC State Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course of three […]

Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek… Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just what […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

Commentary for Monday, June 29, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up a modest $5.60 on the Comex today at $1178.50 – so a little excitement over the weekend and into domestic trading on Monday – very little. The overnight Hong Kong and London markets were […]

Even More Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

Even More Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

Wait, don’t be alarmed… Ok, be very alarmed – Hubert Walker and Charles Morgan have plumbed the depths of YouTube to come up with even more Hilariously Bad™ YouTube Coin Videos. Numismatic Man by Tawny Press Our first pick above is from Todd Griffiths’ Century Coin Group and stars Numismatic Man. Not a terribly original-sounding name, but if no […]

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On June 26, the United States Mint released first-day sales numbers for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin. The Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25. The late Mrs. Kennedy is one of the most notable first ladies of modern times. Her popularity, glamour […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

Tune in July 6 to find out who will serve on the next Board of Governors American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will announce the winners of the 2015 Board of Governors election at 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, July 6, with a live broadcast to the membership that will be […]

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the 2015 Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 24. The Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award annually honors a young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders […]

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Classic US Coins

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

Joel Rettew, Numismatist, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In 1873 the United States was in a financial crisis. This affected the price of silver that affected some of the coins in circulation including the dimes minted at Carson City. Numismatist Joel Rettew tells the story of the 1873 Carson City Dime, why some were made “with […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Like Three Cent nickels, Two Cent Pieces tend to be interesting topics for conversations, even among non-collectors. Many people are astonished or curious to learn that the denominations ever existed. Two weeks ago, […]

Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 2: 1883 – 1893

Spotlight on the Coronet Collection’s Carson City Morgan Dollars, Part 2: 1883 – 1893

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On June 25, 2015, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first half of the PCGS Set Registry Current #1 Morgan dollar set, the Coronet Collection. As a preview to the offering, we’re breaking down an important subset of the Coronet Collection: the Coronet Carson City […]

World Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000 gold coins stored in cloth bags and locked in its vault since the 1930s. The $5- and $10-denomination circulating gold pieces were minted between 1912 and 1914, and are among the […]

By June 29, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Auctions starting in December 2015 with World Coins; Kenneth Yung joins Heritage as Director of Asian Operations Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially open in Hong Kong in late 2015, and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as its Director of Asian Operations. The company is currently finalizing its plans to acquire space […]

Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   Central Bank of Seychelles to issue Commemorative Coin in collaboration with National Day Celebrations Committee To commemorate the first year during which Seychelles’ Independence Day (June 29) will be celebrated as National Day, the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) will issue a silver commemorative coin with a face value […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. Abandoned finally by all, the king surrendered himself to the Romans. Brought before the consul’s council, the king was peppered with questions by Paullus, but he stood in silence and wept and then flung himself on the ground as a suppliant for his life. Paullus lost his Roman […]

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

A long-awaited publication from The American Numismatic Society (ANS), Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins, is now available for sale. The 322-page hardcover catalogue with 79 full-color plates, a work by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan, presents all of the Kushan coins in the ANS collection and provides detailed descriptions, selected illustrations, and […]

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Coins are Art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. An Imperial Bronze coin exemplifies the skill of a ‘master’ engraver, such wonders are pieces of beauty that will last in history forever. There are coins that create dreams when you see them and as you touch them, they speak to you “I am […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series –  The Paradox of Byzantine Silver

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Paradox of Byzantine Silver

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   The position of silver in the hierarchy of metals struck during the sixth century was a curious one. In the East, the currency in ordinary circulation consisted entirely of gold and copper. Though a number of silver coins of different types and modules have survived, they have […]

Modern Coins

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 893) passed the United States Senate by unanimous vote and with no amendments. The bill had previously passed the House of Representatives on June 23, at which time […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

While combing through the CoinWeek video archives, we found two unpublished video segments from 2013 featuring former Modern Coin Mart head John Maben. Listen to John describe his outlook towards the modern coin market and his strategies for selling modern coins on eBay.   CoinWeek Flashback: Selling Modern Coins and Bullion on eBay (2013). VIDEO: […]

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com Three beloved classic American coin designs from years past will be returning in 2016 as 24-karat gold commemorative coins. The Winged Liberty Head or “Mercury” dime, the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half dollar designs will be seen next year on three special-issue gold coins celebrating the centennial […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code SN3) starting July 7 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, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

Commentary for Monday, June 29, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up a modest $5.60 on the Comex today at $1178.50 – so a little excitement over the weekend and into domestic trading on Monday – very little. The overnight Hong Kong and London markets were […]

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Hat Tip to David Lawrence Rare Coin’s John Feigenbaum. On Sunday, Feigenbaum sent CoinWeek word of changes in Virginia state law that provide for exemptions for buyers of bullion products within the Commonwealth. Feigenbaum has worked with the Industry Council for Tangible Assets for more than two years to affect this change […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 21, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 21, 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 […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 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 […]

Collector Coins - Budget

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On June 26, the United States Mint released first-day sales numbers for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin. The Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25. The late Mrs. Kennedy is one of the most notable first ladies of modern times. Her popularity, glamour […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Today, June 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), product options for the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter are available to order from the United States Mint. These options include: The quarters are uncirculated business strike specimens from Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but only the three-roll […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 2

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 2

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code NF7) on July 2 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated finish Blue Ridge Parkway quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof […]

By June 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Launches Quarter Honoring Blue Ridge Parkway

U.S. Mint Launches Quarter Honoring Blue Ridge Parkway

Officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service today celebrated the launch of the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter, the 28th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the halfway point in the program. The quarter’s reverse (tails side) design depicts the grace and curvature of the road hugging the side […]

By June 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation….   Originally posted on www.pmgnotes.com on 5/19/2015.   The second part of a two part article discussing the three notes that make up the Educational Series Welcome back to the conclusion on who engraved the Educational Series. If you missed the first article you can find […]

Paper Money Profiles – Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note, PMG 58 EPQ

Paper Money Profiles – Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note, PMG 58 EPQ

Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note One of the rarest and perhaps most historically significant bank notes in the D. Brent Pogue collection is the 1861 “For The” hand-signed $10 Demand Note attributed as Friedberg 7a. Demand Notes were created through necessity under the leadership of Salmon P. Chase. Due to the Civil War, […]

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Lyn Knight, Convention Chairman, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Memphis International Paper Money Show was the first convention devoted exclusively to collecting bank notes. For 39 years it has continued to be the place to come to talk about collecting paper money. Lyn Knight, show promoter, talks about this year’s Memphis International Paper Money Show. […]

Auctions

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Early Quarter Eagles Prior to our memorable auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I in May, Christine Karstedt moderated a panel discussion of the Pogue coins and their background. Participating were Dave Bowers and Larry Stack from our company and our long-time friend, David Tripp of Sotheby’s. […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s-Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin and World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The convention will be hosted by the American Numismatic Association and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Coin Shows & Conventions

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the NC State Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course of three […]

2015 Raleigh Money Expo Show Schedule

2015 Raleigh Money Expo Show Schedule

On Saturday, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Assistant Editor Hubert Walker will give an educational presentation at the 2015 Raleigh Money Expo. The Topic “Market Whimsy” is based on their monthly column in the American Numismatic Association’s award-winning periodical The Numismatist. If you will be in the area, please stop by the show, stroll the bourse, […]

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Lyn Knight, Convention Chairman, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Memphis International Paper Money Show was the first convention devoted exclusively to collecting bank notes. For 39 years it has continued to be the place to come to talk about collecting paper money. Lyn Knight, show promoter, talks about this year’s Memphis International Paper Money Show. […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collecting Strategies

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our previous installment I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important. One fingerprint or drop of moisture on an uncirculated coin could severely impair it as a worthy collectible, not to mention any potential resale or trading value. I was barely […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Like Three Cent nickels, Two Cent Pieces tend to be interesting topics for conversations, even among non-collectors. Many people are astonished or curious to learn that the denominations ever existed. Two weeks ago, […]

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable chiefly to those dealers with whom we have personal contact. Purchasing coins through the mail and on the internet provide additional challenges worthy of discussion. Readers of Canadian Coin News […]

How to Store Your Coins

How to Store Your Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In our previous installment we discussed the proper way to handle coins so as to keep them free of potential damage. Now we have to consider keeping those coins in our collection and doing […]

Prices - Coin Values

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the thirteenth century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

Reposted from the Original June 2007 CoinLink Article….   The 1894-S Barber dime has been the subject of numerous comments, accounts, catalogue descriptions, and articles. In 2005 it was the subject of a book by Kevin Flynn, The 1894-S Dime: A Mystery Unraveled. Poignantly, the author noted, “The 1894-S dime is the rarest official business […]

World Mints

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Gold Corporation, operator of The Perth Mint, has announced the appointment of Donald Mackay-Coghill as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015. Mr Mackay-Coghill, former Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation for 17 years until 2003, is known as a pioneer in the global precious […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

US Mint

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code SN3) starting July 7 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, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

First Day Sales of Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Reveal High Demand

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On June 26, the United States Mint released first-day sales numbers for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin. The Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25. The late Mrs. Kennedy is one of the most notable first ladies of modern times. Her popularity, glamour […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Today, June 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), product options for the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter are available to order from the United States Mint. These options include: The quarters are uncirculated business strike specimens from Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but only the three-roll […]

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 2

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 2

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code NF7) on July 2 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated finish Blue Ridge Parkway quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof […]

By June 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our previous installment I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important. One fingerprint or drop of moisture on an uncirculated coin could severely impair it as a worthy collectible, not to mention any potential resale or trading value. I was barely […]

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable chiefly to those dealers with whom we have personal contact. Purchasing coins through the mail and on the internet provide additional challenges worthy of discussion. Readers of Canadian Coin News […]

Beware of Defects on Coins

Beware of Defects on Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek… A defect is a defect no matter how slight the seller proclaims it. And that same “slight’ defect will become much more severe in the eyes of a buyer when it comes time to sell or trade that same coin. Try to remember this fact of life in your […]

Navigating The Retirement Maze:  Are “Home Storage” Precious Metals IRAs Legit?

Navigating The Retirement Maze: Are “Home Storage” Precious Metals IRAs Legit?

By Seth Pierce – Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP….   DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this article is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact your own attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of this article does not create an attorney-client […]

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People - Clubs - Organizations

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

Tune in July 6 to find out who will serve on the next Board of Governors American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will announce the winners of the 2015 Board of Governors election at 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, July 6, with a live broadcast to the membership that will be […]

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the 2015 Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 24. The Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award annually honors a young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders […]

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins…. The story of the book Tales from the Bourse starts around 1998, a couple years after my father, David Lawrence Feigenbaum, was diagnosed with ALS. His doctor warned him that the disease would soon rob him of the ability to use his hands or communicate orally but […]

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Coin Dealer Harry Forman of Philadelphia.  VIDEO: 5:28. Harvey was good friends with the well known coin dealer Harry Forman. He shares stories about Harry, their business deals, and their friendship. […]

Education - Grading - History

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek… Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just what […]

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 4/21/2015 NGC graders recently identified two counterfeit 2012 $50 American Gold Eagles with poorly defined details around Liberty’s face and hair.The American Eagle bullion coin program was launched in 1986 with a one ounce silver $1, a tenth ounce gold $5, a quarter ounce gold $10, a half ounce gold $25 […]

New Book from Whitman Publishing Showcases the 100 Greatest Women on Coins

New Book from Whitman Publishing Showcases the 100 Greatest Women on Coins

With the U.S. Treasury getting ready to feature a woman on the new $10 bill, the subject of women on money is more relevant today than ever before. To celebrate this, Whitman Publishing announces the release of a beautifully illustrated new coffee-table book, 100 Greatest Women on Coins. Ron Guth, one of America’s most popular […]

Books

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins…. The story of the book Tales from the Bourse starts around 1998, a couple years after my father, David Lawrence Feigenbaum, was diagnosed with ALS. His doctor warned him that the disease would soon rob him of the ability to use his hands or communicate orally but […]

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Reference books are an essential part of building a collection of modern Chinese coins. A real collection is the result of educated choices, but a pile of unidentified coins is little more than a hoard. I was at a luncheon recently. An older gentleman at my table asked […]

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito by Allan Schein With a history of coin production pre-dating our own national mint by more than two hundred and fifty years, Mexico can say […]

Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

By Auctiones GmbH….   It is a time-honored tradition for world-class collections to offload their duplicates at auction from time to time. We know of auctions with duplicates from the Royal Coin Cabinet at Berlin, with duplicates from the Coin Collections of the All-Highest Imperial House (also known as Coin Cabinet Vienna), and of the […]

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