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Classic US Coins

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Kisatchie National Forest (product code SN2) on April 28 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, […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played out […]

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, Low R.7, PR67 NGC. CAC From the Heritage Sale 2015 April 22 – 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction – Chicago #1219 as LOT 5301 The 1880 Coiled Hair stella is, in no uncertain terms, an extraordinary issue and one of the great treasures in United States numismatics. It […]

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2500 – Part 1: Copper

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2500 – Part 1: Copper

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #274 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., most coin enthusiasts, at one time or another, have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set of a particular […]

World Coins

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins…. Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the politics […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Ancient Coins

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ships on Ancient Coins

Ships on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well and live.” – Quintus Arrius, Ben Hur (1959) BY THE SIXTH CENTURY BCE, when coinage came into wide use in the Mediterranean world, ships had evolved to a high technical level. Most ships on ancient coins […]

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC.  The hearing included public comment on a proposed extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with Italy.  Formal written comments […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

The market for World & Ancient Coins continues to show increasing momentum as collectors drove spirited bidding and impressive prices realized throughout the course of Heritage Auctions’ $6.6 million April 9-14, 2015 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. “Overall, prices were stronger than in our last auction,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of […]

Modern Coins

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Pricing for the coin will be set according to the bureau’s pricing structure for gold coins, which is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/. Orders will be accepted […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were available for sale. It had been quite some time since I ordered anything. Long ago I dutifully ordered a proof-like set and an extra proof-like silver dollar every year. […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

Commentary for Friday  April 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $19.20 on the Comex today at $1175.20. The market got weaker overnight in London and Hong Kong and the downward move accelerated in the domestic market. I don’t know what to makes […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

Commentary for Wednesday  April 22nd , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $16.00 at $1186.90 on solid home sales data indicating the economy may be back on track after some data setbacks created by the winter cold snap. So we are now trading significantly […]

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)….   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo lobbyist Dennis Rasmussen, Maryland numismatic businesses and collectors, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) collaborated to defeat legislation to repeal the sales-tax exemption for rare coins, paper money, and precious metals. Maryland General Assembly House Bill 903 (HB903), “Sales and […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Newsletter – Gold Remains off Balance

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Remains off Balance

Commentary for Tuesday  April 14th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $6.50 at $1192.80 on the Comex today. This pressure remains in place primarily because of dollar strength but the Dollar Index today sold off moving from the 99.50 range to around 98.50 on […]

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Central States Numismatic Society 76th Anniversary Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 12, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 12, 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 April 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 5, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 5, 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 April 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 29, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 29, 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 April 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Harry S. Truman (product code JP5) will be available for purchase starting on April 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

New quarter celebrates the natural and cultural resources of Kisatchie National Forest On Wednesday, April 22, representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service celebrated the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design features a wild […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 19, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Central States Numismatic Society 76th Anniversary Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available April 27

2015 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available April 27

The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code U15) will be available for purchase starting April 27 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $28.95, the 2015 set includes two folders–14 coins each–from the United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. Each folder has the following coins: four Presidential $1 Coins […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

There is a superb selection of British notes in the Spink May 6th auction.  It features a great selection of black and white notes and other Bank of England prefixes and low numbers.  Of great interest is a group of Scottish notes from the Clydesdale Bank. These are all low or interesting numbers from the new […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Miami Beach Mansion Currency Hoard

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Miami Beach Mansion Currency Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   I like to compare this story to the “Wall of Greed” story. It’s similar in many ways, and in many other ways it’s just the opposite. Most of the information in this article was developed with the assistance of Marc Michaelsen of Marc Michaelsen Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida. […]

By April 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   A new $100 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. This is the second denomination of the new family of notes following the $50 launched in September 2013. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) issued […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief (UHR) double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s […]

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, Low R.7, PR67 NGC. CAC From the Heritage Sale 2015 April 22 – 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction – Chicago #1219 as LOT 5301 The 1880 Coiled Hair stella is, in no uncertain terms, an extraordinary issue and one of the great treasures in United States numismatics. It […]

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops  Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2015 Hong Kong Auction was led by an extremely rare Chinese coin–an 1898 Chinese Dragon Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)–that sold for nearly five times its pre-sale high estimate. The NGC MS 65 China-Kiangnan 1898 L&M-216 Circlet Scale Dragon Silver Dollar realized an impressive $418,250 on a pre-sale […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

By the Numismatic Literary Guild …. The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) is now accepting entries for its 2015 Writers’ Competition. The contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual presentations. […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Brings  Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Think You Can Grade? Prove It! Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. The collector and the dealer with the highest score will each receive a $1,000 check from Professional […]

By April 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

By Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club….   The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC&GTCC) is pleased to announce the following individuals will be speaking at our 23rd Annual Casino Collectibles Convention, being held June 24-27th, 2015 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The first of four […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at Annual Convention

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at Annual Convention

By Eric Holcomb – Editor, Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association….   The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a party on Saturday, May 2 at its annual spring convention in Tukwila, Washington (just south of Seattle). The party and general membership/awards meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., after the close of […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Recent sales present an incredible buying opportunity for collectors as many of the coins being sold have been off the market for a generation. Yesterday afternoon I spent several hours reviewing auction lots for the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night scheduled for Thursday night. The sale contains 600+ lots, […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newest Level of Rarity: The Appearance, or Eye Appeal, Rarity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newest Level of Rarity: The Appearance, or Eye Appeal, Rarity

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types of rarity. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the types of rarity you might already be familiar with, and one which you might not: the eye appeal or […]

Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #273 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   For less than $500 per coin, a set of true classic gold U.S. coins may certainly be completed except for just one coin. Indian Head quarter eagles ($2½ […]

How To Spend A Tax Refund on Coins

How To Spend A Tax Refund on Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The good news: It’s tax refund season, which often provides collectors with the funds to indulge and buy a special coin. The bad news: Many Americans will be receiving lower refunds than they have gotten in recent years. There may still be enough to venture into the numismatic market, […]

By April 15, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Schloss Hof | Schloß Hof  (2003) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine silver. […]

By March 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By March 11, 2015 0 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 […]

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 2 Comments Read More →

World Mints

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool colorized silver coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Canadian $20 coin depicting a Bighorn Sheep.  Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this new themed-coin.  If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video first. This is […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

The Royal Mint has announced that it is one of the sponsors of a ‘ewe-nique’ art trail taking place across London to raise money for UK children’s hospitals.   For the next eight weeks only, a flock of 50 five-foot-tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be trotting the streets of London for the ‘Shaun […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

US Mint

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Kisatchie National Forest (product code SN2) on April 28 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, […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Pricing for the coin will be set according to the bureau’s pricing structure for gold coins, which is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/. Orders will be accepted […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Harry S. Truman (product code JP5) will be available for purchase starting on April 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

New quarter celebrates the natural and cultural resources of Kisatchie National Forest On Wednesday, April 22, representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service celebrated the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design features a wild […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion - Commentary

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

Commentary for Friday  April 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $19.20 on the Comex today at $1175.20. The market got weaker overnight in London and Hong Kong and the downward move accelerated in the domestic market. I don’t know what to makes […]

Realism or Absurdity? Fiat Money and TBTF (Too Big To Fail) in 2015

Realism or Absurdity? Fiat Money and TBTF (Too Big To Fail) in 2015

By Geoffrey Cope….   The fear of GERMANY. Is it real? – read more: SPRING 2015 – Following the November 16th, 2014 G20 nation meeting in Brisbane, the confiscation of depositor funds was not a one-off emergency measure limited to Cyprus. Similar “bail-in” policies or models are now appearing in multiple countries. New Rules: Cyprus-style […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sinks as Home Sales Vault to 18-Month High

Commentary for Wednesday  April 22nd , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $16.00 at $1186.90 on solid home sales data indicating the economy may be back on track after some data setbacks created by the winter cold snap. So we are now trading significantly […]

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were available for sale. It had been quite some time since I ordered anything. Long ago I dutifully ordered a proof-like set and an extra proof-like silver dollar every year. […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins…. Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the politics […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

High school senior receives $1,000 for tuition assistance Tyler Rusnak, a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, is the first recipient of the ANA College Scholarship. Rusnak will receive $1,000 to use toward tuition at an institution of his choice. Rusnak has attended […]

ANA Board of Governors Adopts New Budgeting Guidelines

ANA Board of Governors Adopts New Budgeting Guidelines

Governors also vote to change eligibility requirements for Life Membership The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors adopted new budgeting guidelines that include the use of up to three percent of the ANA’s investment principal to fund yearly operations. The new budgeting guidelines were approved by a unanimous 7-0 vote during a teleconference meeting held […]

CoinWeek: APMEX Announces Enhanced Numismatic Department. VIDEO: 1:32.

CoinWeek: APMEX Announces Enhanced Numismatic Department. VIDEO: 1:32.

Michael Garofalo, Numismatic Director, APMEX Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The company that calls itself the supermarket of bullion products has taken a major position in handling rare numismatic items. Michael Garofalo, Numismatic Director, explains what APMEX hopes to achieve. Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

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General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins…. Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the politics […]

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NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2015 Writer’s Contest

By the Numismatic Literary Guild …. The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) is now accepting entries for its 2015 Writers’ Competition. The contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual presentations. […]

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Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played out […]

2014 $5 Gold Eagles with Narrow Reeds Discovered

2014 $5 Gold Eagles with Narrow Reeds Discovered

NGC has certified the first two reported Narrow Reeds examples, submitted by a collector in North Carolina. NGC announced in late January that it had identified two distinct edge varieties of 2015 $5 One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles, coins with wide and narrow reeds. The variety called “Wide Reeds” is the standard reed-style used in previous […]

Books

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their April 25 mail-bid and live online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The second in a new series of smaller mail-bid and online numismatic book auctions, the April 25 sale […]

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published a new fixed-price list focusing on Russian numismatic literature. The 300-item PDF catalogue can be downloaded or viewed on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com. The catalogue includes material from the library of Quentin Archer, generally consisting of modern books, periodicals and auction catalogues on Russian coins […]

First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition by R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett You can’t blame Whitman for trying to shake things up with its venerable Red […]

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First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

First American Medal of the Year Award Winner Announced

By the American Medallic Sculpture Association…. While it took 132 years for an Australian yacht to win the America’s Cup, an Australian medalist has managed to win in the first year of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Out of 29 medals entered, only two were […]

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America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 5-Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Available April 28

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Kisatchie National Forest (product code SN2) on April 28 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, […]

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Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

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General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins…. Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the politics […]

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Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

Commentary for Friday  April 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $19.20 on the Comex today at $1175.20. The market got weaker overnight in London and Hong Kong and the downward move accelerated in the domestic market. I don’t know what to makes […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

Coin Collecting Strategies – Time To Buy Or Time To Wait?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Recent sales present an incredible buying opportunity for collectors as many of the coins being sold have been off the market for a generation. Yesterday afternoon I spent several hours reviewing auction lots for the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night scheduled for Thursday night. The sale contains 600+ lots, […]

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

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Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief (UHR) double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s […]

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Pricing for the coin will be set according to the bureau’s pricing structure for gold coins, which is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/. Orders will be accepted […]

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