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Mix and Mingle at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Mix and Mingle at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Member receptions and social events complement the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) educational programs with networking functions and other fun-filled activities. The Anaheim World’s Fair of Money® is the perfect venue to socialize, network with fellow hobbyists, and connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The ANA welcomes members to the following Anaheim Social Events. 125th […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

Colorized coins are not everybody’s cup of tea, but we were intrigued by the Pobjoy Mint’s silver coin struck to honor the Penny Blue stamp’s 175th Anniversary. So when an example showed up in the mail, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke out the 4K camera and filmed this unboxing segment for you. At $75 USD, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Portugal 2 Euro bimetallic coin honoring the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a legal-tender, circulating commemorative issue. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games hold special significance for the Portuguese not only because the nation is sending a slated 88 competitors to participate in 15 different sports but also […]

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

New Inventory These 6 are just a sample of the 385 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (81), World (794) and US (15). Selections from our Inventory Superb 1934 Czechoslovakia 2 Ducats All images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1037899 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 1934 AV 2 Dukaten. PCGS MS67. S CIVITATIS REGIS […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” NGC has graded a rare “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin. Graded NGC MS […]

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Like its Flying Eagle predecessor, also designed by James Barton Longacre, the Indian Head cent was initially struck on copper-nickel planchets. Copper-nickel cents were produced from 1859 until 1864 with a total production of about 158 million. You should have no problem finding a great selection. Proofs examples for […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, the coin has been designed by sculptor and coin designer John Bergdahl, […]

Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money to Students

Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money to Students

Following its successful Free Money giveaway on Saturday, June 18, Liberty Coins will continue to give away free coins to incoming kindergarten through high school students from now up to Labor Day. Students will be able to select and keep up to six foreign coins each day from a treasure chest at the store in […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Though not coins, patterns are similar to coins, directly related to coins and often collected along with coins. Some coin patterns even circulated in commerce. The present topic is one-cent coin patterns […]

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US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Like its Flying Eagle predecessor, also designed by James Barton Longacre, the Indian Head cent was initially struck on copper-nickel planchets. Copper-nickel cents were produced from 1859 until 1864 with a total production of about 158 million. You should have no problem finding a great selection. Proofs examples for […]

First Display of $8 Million Type I Double Eagle Set at 2016 World’s Fair of Money

First Display of $8 Million Type I Double Eagle Set at 2016 World’s Fair of Money

Monaco Rare Coins will exhibit the historic set in the ANA Museum Showcase on behalf of a collector who began assembling the set 14 years ago The first public display of a 46-coin set of Type I Double Eagle U.S. $20 denomination gold coins will be one of the featured highlights of the Museum Showcase […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

World Coins

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

Colorized coins are not everybody’s cup of tea, but we were intrigued by the Pobjoy Mint’s silver coin struck to honor the Penny Blue stamp’s 175th Anniversary. So when an example showed up in the mail, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke out the 4K camera and filmed this unboxing segment for you. At $75 USD, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

New Inventory These 6 are just a sample of the 385 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (81), World (794) and US (15). Selections from our Inventory Superb 1934 Czechoslovakia 2 Ducats All images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1037899 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 1934 AV 2 Dukaten. PCGS MS67. S CIVITATIS REGIS […]

Ancient Coins

Far From Home:  Ancient and Medieval Coins that Traveled

Far From Home: Ancient and Medieval Coins that Traveled

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   MANY ANCIENT COINS circulated in a narrow area, sometimes just a single city-state of a few thousand inhabitants. But there were also long-distance travelers, coins that passed from hand to hand–perhaps for decades–reaching faraway lands in the saddlebags of warriors, the strongboxes of pirates and the […]

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin – Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Annia Galeria Faustina was a daughter of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. She was named after her mother and was her parents’ fourth and youngest child and their second daughter. She was also their […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

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Modern Coins

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International were unveiled today at the organization’s 99th annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Public Law 112-181–the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act–authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 silver coins with designs emblematic of the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin (product code 16EJ) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the second release in a two-year series featuring coins with reverse (tails) designs that are innovative, beautiful, and representative of our nation’s core values of […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SE and 16SF) starting on July 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse features a portrait of Mrs. Reagan with the inscriptions “NANCY REAGAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “40th,” and “1981-1989.” The obverse was designed […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX is offering the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to London, including a VIP tour of The Royal Mint APMEX announced today they are presenting an exclusive trip – Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway sweepstakes – to the incredible Royal Mint for one lucky winner and a guest of their choice. […]

By June 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin (product code 16EJ) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the second release in a two-year series featuring coins with reverse (tails) designs that are innovative, beautiful, and representative of our nation’s core values of […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Markets Report – Gold Reacts to Brexit

Gold Markets Report – Gold Reacts to Brexit

Commentary for Friday, June 24, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $59.10 on the Comex today at $1320.00 – the result of the overnight Brexit vote.  I did not expect much to happen with the British vote – and now that they have left the […]

American Silver Eagles

American Silver Eagle Sales on Pace for Another Record Breaking Year

American Silver Eagle Sales on Pace for Another Record Breaking Year

Expect the U.S. Mint to sell between 55 and 61 million ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   United States Mint sales figures for the 2016 30th Anniversary American Silver Eagle bullion coin continue to demonstrate momentum towards yet another record-breaking year. If Silver Eagle […]

Buyer Beware: Variable Spot Price Premiums for American Silver Eagles

Buyer Beware: Variable Spot Price Premiums for American Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki –  www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   The American Silver Eagle, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and contains one troy ounce of silver, was first struck in 1986. More than 400 million American Silver Eagles were produced over the first three decades of the program, and silver eagles have long reigned as […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US announcement to put the image of a […]

Collector Coins - Budget

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International were unveiled today at the organization’s 99th annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Public Law 112-181–the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act–authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 silver coins with designs emblematic of the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Ronald Reagan (product code 16PF) will be available for purchase starting on July 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same likeness of Nancy Reagan that appears on the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SE and 16SF) starting on July 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse features a portrait of Mrs. Reagan with the inscriptions “NANCY REAGAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “40th,” and “1981-1989.” The obverse was designed […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money - Banknotes

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Stack’s Bowers: The Secret of Owl Creek, Plus a Special Opportunity

Stack’s Bowers: The Secret of Owl Creek, Plus a Special Opportunity

The Launching of a Project A number of years ago Whitman Publishing launched one of the most extensive research projects ever undertaken in numismatics. In fact, in terms of time, money, and travel it might well be the most extensive. In 2006 my book, Obsolete Paper Money Issued by Banks in the United States 1782 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

The first in a series of internet auctions entitled the Summer Sessions closed on June 28. The offering of 100 collector-oriented coins were greeted by hundreds of interested bidders, vying for these coins since the moment they were posted for bidding online and showing strong activity across the board. The team at Legend Rare Coin […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview for the August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction is a lovely Latin American gold coin from the short-lived South Peru Republic, a portion of the larger Peru-Bolivian Confederacy. Enacted by Bolivian dictator Marshal Andres de Santa Cruz, this union […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

Mix and Mingle at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Mix and Mingle at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Member receptions and social events complement the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) educational programs with networking functions and other fun-filled activities. The Anaheim World’s Fair of Money® is the perfect venue to socialize, network with fellow hobbyists, and connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The ANA welcomes members to the following Anaheim Social Events. 125th […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage’s Official Auction of the July 2016 Summer FUN Convention in Orlando is now open for bidding. This year’s event includes more than 1,700 Floor Session lots to be offered on July 7-8, of which 356 coins are featured in the high-value Premier Session to be held on Thursday evening, July 7. An additional 1,250 […]

Collecting Strategies

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Though not coins, patterns are similar to coins, directly related to coins and often collected along with coins. Some coin patterns even circulated in commerce. The present topic is one-cent coin patterns […]

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Dear Set Registry Members, This is your reminder that the PCGS Set Registry Awards deadline for adding and updating your sets is this Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5pm EST/2pm PST. All sets will be judged the first week in July based on their status at the deadline. Judges will include numismatic experts from PCGS and […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Pt. 10: Very Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Pt. 10: Very Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #337 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head quarter eagles (U.S. $2.50 gold coins) were minted from 1840 to 1907. Representatives of most issues are available for less than $2,500, some for much less. The focus here is […]

Prices - Coin Values

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Goldberg and Heritage Combine For Nearly $25 Million; Lunch On 20 Pesos; Memorable 1895 Morgan Pair On Orange Blossom Trail Balance and strength are key components in sustaining the numismatic marketplace today. Rare type, key date and high-grade US gold coins are certainly doing their part generating unrelenting demand as well as combative action when […]

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

An 1856-O AU55 PCGS Secure Liberty Double Eagle, the rarest issue in the 71-year history of the New Orleans Mint, realized US$364,250 to take the top spot in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction. When combined with Heritage’s June 10 & 12, 2016 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, which […]

Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Commemorating An Innocent Call; Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, A Great Opportunity For Fresh Coins This is a busy and exciting time of the year! What a welcome change in season. Sunshine, lush greenery, flowers blooming and to take liberty with that Nat King […]

World Mints

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, the coin has been designed by sculptor and coin designer John Bergdahl, […]

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX is offering the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to London, including a VIP tour of The Royal Mint APMEX announced today they are presenting an exclusive trip – Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway sweepstakes – to the incredible Royal Mint for one lucky winner and a guest of their choice. […]

By June 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

US Mint

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International were unveiled today at the organization’s 99th annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Public Law 112-181–the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act–authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 silver coins with designs emblematic of the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Ronald Reagan (product code 16PF) will be available for purchase starting on July 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same likeness of Nancy Reagan that appears on the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – June 28, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – June 28, 2016 – 4K Video

We’re back! After traveling across the world, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan returns for CoinWeek HQ to give his take on this week’s events in the numismatic world in this episode of the CoinWeek Weekly Report. Covered in this episode: the CFA’s design recommendations for the Obama Presidential Inauguration Medals and 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters, […]

Opinion - Commentary

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Though not coins, patterns are similar to coins, directly related to coins and often collected along with coins. Some coin patterns even circulated in commerce. The present topic is one-cent coin patterns […]

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Goldberg and Heritage Combine For Nearly $25 Million; Lunch On 20 Pesos; Memorable 1895 Morgan Pair On Orange Blossom Trail Balance and strength are key components in sustaining the numismatic marketplace today. Rare type, key date and high-grade US gold coins are certainly doing their part generating unrelenting demand as well as combative action when […]

Precious Metals Bullion Market: Growing Global Population Will Drive Gold Price

Precious Metals Bullion Market: Growing Global Population Will Drive Gold Price

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The extremely articulate and savvy hedge fund manager Kyle Bass was quoted in 2013 saying, “at some point in time I’d much rather own gold than paper, I just don’t know when that time is.” Like Kyle, many people desire to own gold based solely on the ostensibly […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money to Students

Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money to Students

Following its successful Free Money giveaway on Saturday, June 18, Liberty Coins will continue to give away free coins to incoming kindergarten through high school students from now up to Labor Day. Students will be able to select and keep up to six foreign coins each day from a treasure chest at the store in […]

In Memoriam:  Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Chester “Chet” Krause, 1923-2016

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   UPDATED June 27, 3:33 PM Eastern Time Beginnings One of the most influential figures in the collectibles publishing industry, Chester “Chet” Krause passed away on Saturday from congestive heart failure. He was 92 years old. Krause was born in Helvetia, Wisconsin on December 16, 1923. He grew up on […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” NGC has graded a rare “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin. Graded NGC MS […]

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Certified Coins – 2016 PCGS Set Registry Awards Deadline

Dear Set Registry Members, This is your reminder that the PCGS Set Registry Awards deadline for adding and updating your sets is this Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5pm EST/2pm PST. All sets will be judged the first week in July based on their status at the deadline. Judges will include numismatic experts from PCGS and […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Podcasts

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks is our guest in this 30-minute-plus-long episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan asks Gary the question nearly every collector wants answered: Why were classic coin designs better than what the Mint […]

By June 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars Franklin half dollars have long been a collector favorite. One of the most attractive 20th-century coins, the crisp, clean design leaves provides precious little cover for bag marks and scratches. Advanced collectors seek out the best specimens. For some dates, conditional rarities in high Mint State grades bring tens […]

By June 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors – Audio: 11:07

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors – Audio: 11:07

CoinWeek Podcast #31: 193 – The Year of Five Emperors CoinWeek Ancient Coin Writer Mike Markowitz’s insightful article “193: The Year of Five Emperors” recalls one of the bloodiest and most treacherous years in Roman history. A year that makes Game of Thrones’ Westeros seem like a quaint and stable fiefdom. In this episode of the […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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