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US Coins

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I have handled some really amazing Proof gold coins in 2014, and one of the rarest and most interesting is this PCGS PR64 1872 double eagle. I’d like to share some information about this specific coin and about Proof Type Two double eagles in general. The Type […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas marks the end of the 2014 auction season and closes the door on a year that has been filled with highs and lows for the rare […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

World Coins

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, or BNA) will issue new 50- and 100-kwanza coins in 2015. BNA governor José de Lima Massano announced the new denominations on December 23, at the release ceremony for the the […]

By December 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8, 2015. The second coin represents the Florida Panther, the official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. The Florida Natives Series began in 2014 when MCM’s own […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) announced today that it will release three new circulating commemorative coins starting December 22. One commemorative, a 5-piso coin, will honor Filipinos who work overseas and are an important part of the Philippine economy. A 10-piso coin will celebrate the 150th […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… One of the few ancient traditions to survive until the modern world is the Olympics. Occurring in the same four-year cycle today as in antiquity, they mark a time when differences are put aside and the world’s attention focuses on athletic competition between […]

New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

By CoinWeek News Staff… Last year, it was canned goods. The year before that, bowling pins. 2012 saw one made of ice. 2010? Legos. But for this year’s Community Chanukah Festival, Chabad of Hunterdon County, New Jersey plans to build the world’s largest coin menorah ever assembled. Between 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday, […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Nativity on Coins

The Nativity on Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… The Nativity of Jesus is such a familiar image in visual media–from greeting cards to stained glass windows–that it is startling to discover that it does not appear anywhere in Western art until the fourth century, and – with one unique medallic exception – not on coinage until […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Last Ancient Coin

The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… “What was the last ancient coin?” The question is unanswerable. There was no “last” ancient coin, just as there was no “last” ancient person. Classical antiquity didn’t just stop — it morphed gradually into the medieval world, which morphed, in turn, into what we understand as the modern […]

Modern Coins

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Butterflies in 3D 2015 – Graphium Policenes Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the «Butterflies in 3D» series is dedicated to a particularly exotic species. Most coin collectors will never have heard of […]

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8, 2015. The second coin represents the Florida Panther, the official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. The Florida Natives Series began in 2014 when MCM’s own […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in many years such as the 2014 American Platinum Eagle proof coin that depicts a young Lady Liberty.  There were also a number of unexpected surprises like the 2014 Native American […]

By December 23, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

By Coinweek News Staff…. As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in the first World War, the president signed legislation on December 16 that authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that honor America’s veterans of that conflict. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) introduced the original […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Paper Money

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Paper Money: Middle Eastern Buyer Talks About Bank Note Market. VIDEO: 4:37

Ahmed Mohammed Nasir, Gulf Antiques, Sharjah, UAE Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Paper money from the Arab states and gulf nations is setting new records and experiencing high demand. Ahmed Nasir has a business in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and talks about bank note collecting both in his home as well as around the […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Palestine Currency Board Notes Top Rosenblum Auction 44B

Palestine Currency Board Notes Top Rosenblum Auction 44B

This may be the smallest auction William Rosenblum has held in more than 20 years, with just over 635 Lots, but it is probably the best auction in terms of rarities offered that they have ever had. The Auction Closed on December 4th. The wide ranging auction covered ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish coins in […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

LONDON – A shipwreck survivor and other rare banknotes to be offered by Spink London on 9th and 10th December 2014. Lot 1179 – Bank of England, J.G.Nairne, £5, 1914 This note is a remarkable survivor with an equally amazing story.  This 1914 £5 note, just over 100 years old at the time of writing, […]

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bullion

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Market Report: Gold slips 0.2% on revised GDP – December 23, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold slips 0.2% on revised GDP – December 23, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold dipped 0.2% to settle at $1,178 as upward revisions to U.S. economic growth boosted the dollar and reduced demand for alternative assets. GDP in the U.S. grew 5% from July through September, the Commerce Department said today, rather than the 3.9% previously reported, for the strongest […]

By December 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Market Report:  Gold drops 1.4% as oil tumbles – December 22, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold drops 1.4% as oil tumbles – December 22, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Austin — Gold dropped 1.4% to close under $1,180 as lower oil prices and upbeat U.S. economic data eroded its safe-haven allure. Crude tumbled 3.2% after Saudi oil minister Ali Al-Naimi reaffirmed that OPEC will not cut production. Oil has dropped more than 20% in recent […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic covers some aspects of the series’ collectibility.   Toning Morgan dollars are some of the most beautifully toned American coins. […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas marks the end of the 2014 auction season and closes the door on a year that has been filled with highs and lows for the rare […]

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

By December 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Shows & Conventions

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by participating in the American Numismatic Association’s educational Treasure Trivia game. “As a FUN member since 2005, as well as a […]

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

Ostromecki to present ANA plans for 2015, take questions from public… American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki Jr. will host a question-and-answer forum during the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in room 224C at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During the open forum, Ostromecki will present an […]

eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Numismatic Announcements from eBay. VIDEO: 4:32.

Gene Cook, General Manager, Emerging Markets, eBay. Gene Cook has become a familiar face at coin shows. He attended the PNG Member meeting with his team of other eBay people. He talked about some of the new policies by eBay affecting the coin market including their replica coin and paper money policy, their counterfeit review […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

Numismatic Quick Hits: eBay Watch Committee Disbanded + Lannin Joins CCAC + 24-Karat Doritos

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. eBay’s Community Watch Committee Disbanded An email crossed our desk recently from Jerry Fuller of the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association. Fuller expressed his concern that eBay had done away with their Community Watch Committee, an all-volunteer group that policed eBay’s numismatic marketplace. CoinWeek spoke with company representative […]

People

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling $1.24 million from customers. Standing before Judge Brad Underwood of the 364th District Court in Lubbock County, Chauncey, 66, plead guilty in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. They also share their perspective about why more young […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

Bernard von NotHaus Sentenced to Probation for Liberty Dollar Conviction

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the American Liberty Dollar (ALD), was sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge on December 2. This comes almost four years after his March 18, 2011 conviction in federal court on counterfeiting and conspiracy charges. Von NotHaus was the founder and president of Liberty Services, […]

By December 4, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

by Doug Davis Founder/President and Bryan Davis/Forensic Investigator … Numismatic Crime Information Center ……… Numismatic crime continues to escalate and the chance of a dealer or collector becoming a victim is very real in today’s society. It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. There are individuals and organized groups who […]

Education

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas marks the end of the 2014 auction season and closes the door on a year that has been filled with highs and lows for the rare […]

Photograph of Joseph B. Felt in Kolbe & Fanning Catalogue

Photograph of Joseph B. Felt in Kolbe & Fanning Catalogue

A highly important lot in Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 285, a virtually complete set of both the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Collections and Proceedings. These volumes, absolutely essential for any research involving the early history of New England, include important early U.S. numismatic publications, most notably the foundational articles by James Mease […]

Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

Kolbe & Fanning Offer a Very Rare Volume Depicting Louis XIV’s Ancient Coin Collection

One of the highlights of Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming New York Book Auction on January 10 is lot 156, a virtually unknown first issue in book form of finely executed engravings depicting the Sun King’s collection of ancient coins. The imposing folio volume (measuring 50.5 by 35.5 cm) was created in 1682 and bound for […]

Books

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

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

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

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

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

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

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

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

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

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Auction September 12-13

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest auction sale of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues, to be held September 12-13, 2014. The sale will feature live online bidding and will be held as an internet auction, though bidders may place bids by other methods if they prefer. The two-day sale features important material […]

Collecting Strategies

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #256 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For less than $500 per coin, a set of Standing Liberty Quarters (SLQs) ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can almost be completed, with many dates represented by choice […]

By December 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic covers some aspects of the series’ collectibility.   Toning Morgan dollars are some of the most beautifully toned American coins. […]

By December 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Opinion

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: This week was a bit of a see-saw for commodities, which tracked with the crude oil benchmarks as they alternated between days in the red and the green all week. This left the precious metals largely unchanged before spiking on Friday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. stock indices hurtled […]

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As much as I hate writing (and reading) “year in review” articles and blogs, 2014 saw so much activity—positive and negative—that I think some sort of end of the year treatment is an important feature for my regular readers. Instead of merely summarizing the year, I thought […]

By December 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Mints

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 19, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Folded into the bill this year (a version of which must be approved annually) was the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. As a result, the United States Mint is authorized […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Butterflies in 3D 2015 – Graphium Policenes Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the «Butterflies in 3D» series is dedicated to a particularly exotic species. Most coin collectors will never have heard of […]

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8, 2015. The second coin represents the Florida Panther, the official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. The Florida Natives Series began in 2014 when MCM’s own […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Prices

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

Conditionally Rare 1951-D Washington Quarter to be Sold at Regency Auction X

CoinWeek IQ Analysis… Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency X Auction offers coin connoisseurs considerable coverage in the area of high-end classic U.S. coins. This modern coin caught the attention of CoinWeek’s editors: Lot 170: 1951-D Washington 25C PCGS MS-67+ While many dealers and collectors may scoff at the idea of paying thousands or tens of […]

By December 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

By December 12, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

Most Recent Articles

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 19, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Folded into the bill this year (a version of which must be approved annually) was the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. As a result, the United States Mint is authorized […]

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Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, or BNA) will issue new 50- and 100-kwanza coins in 2015. BNA governor José de Lima Massano announced the new denominations on December 23, at the release ceremony for the the […]

By December 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: This week was a bit of a see-saw for commodities, which tracked with the crude oil benchmarks as they alternated between days in the red and the green all week. This left the precious metals largely unchanged before spiking on Friday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. stock indices hurtled […]

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling $1.24 million from customers. Standing before Judge Brad Underwood of the 364th District Court in Lubbock County, Chauncey, 66, plead guilty in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Butterflies in 3D 2015 – Graphium Policenes Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the «Butterflies in 3D» series is dedicated to a particularly exotic species. Most coin collectors will never have heard of […]

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8, 2015. The second coin represents the Florida Panther, the official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. The Florida Natives Series began in 2014 when MCM’s own […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I have handled some really amazing Proof gold coins in 2014, and one of the rarest and most interesting is this PCGS PR64 1872 double eagle. I’d like to share some information about this specific coin and about Proof Type Two double eagles in general. The Type […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

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