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The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

  The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com 1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

By Agora Auctions….   Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The numismatic firm of David Lawrence Rare Coins in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering weekly online coin auctions for several years. Each David Lawrence online auction offers a wide array of coins, including but not limited to classic series, modern issues, and foreign coinage. Therefore, coin collectors who browse through […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 4, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 4, 2015

ABSTRACT: Given Greece’s debt quagmire and China’s equity bubble seemingly popping, the global markets tried to negotiate through a wave of negative momentum this week. U.S. markets were buoyed by encouraging employment and housing data, while the precious metals diverged, with platinum and silver advancing while gold and palladium slipped lower. ====================== GOVERNMENT & POLICY […]

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

Sales will open for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Jackie Kennedy that […]

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Coins Of Consequence

Coins Of Consequence

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The Strategy Session Before the ANA is Underway; Technology Improvements and Expanded Inventory; Exciting Opportunities to Communicate With Fellow Collectors. Early summer has been traditionally a time for families to get out and enjoy the great weather, plan vacations or merely enjoy a cookout or picnic with family […]

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

  Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot […]

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. October 15, 1792 “In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the […]

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Classic US Coins

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #284 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $500 per coin, a set of Indian Head half eagles ($5 gold coins) may be assembled that is missing just three dates. Indian Head half eagles […]

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 […]

World Coins

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

  Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

Ancient Coins

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

By Agora Auctions….   Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modern Coins

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

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: […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 4, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 4, 2015

ABSTRACT: Given Greece’s debt quagmire and China’s equity bubble seemingly popping, the global markets tried to negotiate through a wave of negative momentum this week. U.S. markets were buoyed by encouraging employment and housing data, while the precious metals diverged, with platinum and silver advancing while gold and palladium slipped lower. ====================== GOVERNMENT & POLICY […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

By Pat Heller – Liberty Coin Service   Last Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ended its latest regularly-scheduled two-day meeting. While the rest of the world waited breathlessly to hear what the concluding announcement would say, my media pronouncement the day before accurately explained what the statement would contain. In the announcement, the […]

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 […]

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American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 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 […]

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 […]

Mint Condition –  U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of June 14, 2015

Mint Condition – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of June 14, 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

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

Sales will open for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Jackie Kennedy that […]

By July 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been quite the week for new releases from the U.S. Mint. First, the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25 and quickly went on back order thanks to higher-than-expected demand (by the Mint, anyway). Then, on July 1, the […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 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 […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Currency! they had on hand. Frederick J. Bart, 1977 Federal Reserve $10 Note Obstructed Printing Error PG64, Dennis Forgue, Colonial Vermont Half Crown Note, Pierre Fricke, Confederate […]

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De La Rue. The notes bear the portrait of the new king and are issued to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI. On Monday, June 29, the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Auctions

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

By Agora Auctions….   Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for July 5, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The numismatic firm of David Lawrence Rare Coins in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering weekly online coin auctions for several years. Each David Lawrence online auction offers a wide array of coins, including but not limited to classic series, modern issues, and foreign coinage. Therefore, coin collectors who browse through […]

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

  Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. October 15, 1792 “In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the […]

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Currency! they had on hand. Frederick J. Bart, 1977 Federal Reserve $10 Note Obstructed Printing Error PG64, Dennis Forgue, Colonial Vermont Half Crown Note, Pierre Fricke, Confederate […]

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 Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course of […]

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, […]

Collecting Strategies

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact of life, unless, of course, someone finds a technique of transporting their cherished coins to that great coin club in the sky. The method of sale that you eventually choose, […]

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 […]

Prices - Coin Values

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

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 13th 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 […]

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 […]

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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

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

Sales will open for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Jackie Kennedy that […]

By July 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been quite the week for new releases from the U.S. Mint. First, the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25 and quickly went on back order thanks to higher-than-expected demand (by the Mint, anyway). Then, on July 1, the […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 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 […]

Opinion - Commentary

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact of life, unless, of course, someone finds a technique of transporting their cherished coins to that great coin club in the sky. The method of sale that you eventually choose, […]

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 […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Gems of philately and numismatics from 45 years of Rapp Auctions By Rapp Auctions…. New times consistently require new directions. Therefore Rapp Auctions has designed the new website “Best of Rapp”. It presents the best of the best from 45 years worth of Rapp Auctions to a worldwide community in both German and English. Worldclass […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – 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: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Duo has taught Summer Seminar courses together since 2004 Longtime American Numismatic Association (ANA) members Erik Goldstein and John Kraljevich were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, June 24, at the Session 1 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. Kraljevich and Goldstein have paired […]

Education - Grading - History

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

  The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com 1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

PCGS TrueView Photos now Free with PCGS Secure Service

                  By Professional Coin Grading Service….   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is now providing its acclaimed TrueViewSM high-resolution digital photography at no additional cost for all coins submitted for PCGS Secure™ Service. “You now can have free, professional photography for all your PCGS Secure certified coins. […]

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Books

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

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 […]

 
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