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Classic US Coins

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

By Tom Delorey – Harlan J Berk Ltd. ….   The Morgan dollar has long been one of the most popular American coin series, apparently second only to the Lincoln cent in the number of people who collect it in some manner, and the 1895-P dollar has long been called “The King of Morgan Dollars.” […]

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 Rare are High-Grade Dahlonega Quarter Eagle Gold Coins?

How Rare are High-Grade Dahlonega Quarter Eagle Gold Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The last article I wrote about the rarity of high-grade Dahlonega half eagles—was enthusiastically received and seemed to resonate with many collectors. This is why I’ve decided that this month’s article will have the same basic theme, but will touch on the subject of Dahlonega quarter eagles. The Dahlonega mint began […]

World Coins

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

By Max A. Keech – Mexican Coin Company….   The Mexican War for Independence coinage is one of the most fascinating, diverse and complex series in all of Latin American numismatics. This short series is rich in history and can provide a rewarding experience for collectors at all levels. But beware; it is poorly cataloged, […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

1915’s Second Battle of Ypres, a tribute to the 1943-45 Victory Nickel and Canada’s safeguarding of Allied gold in the Second World War are among the fascinating stories told on Mint’s newest collector coins…. In launching its newest wave of collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is again exploring a broad spectrum of themes, ranging […]

Ancient Coins

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 1 (Tribute Penny)

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 1 (Tribute Penny)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot Producer.   […]

Those Darned Etruscans: Coins of the Rasna

Those Darned Etruscans: Coins of the Rasna

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…   THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN TUSCANY before the Romans are often described as “enigmatic” or “mysterious.” We know them as “Etruscans”[1] from the name that the Romans called them; they called themselves “Rasna.” The last speakers of the Etruscan language probably died out in the first century […]

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC now offers an especially cost-effective way to submit lower-value ancients Coins of the ancient Greek and Roman world sometimes are expensive. For example, in recent years two Greek silver coins were sold at auction by the firm Numismatica Ars Classica for more than $2.5 million each, […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II, King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II, King of Macedonia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC….   The Colosseo Collection Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the youngest son of King Amyntas III. He took the throne in 359 BCE upon the death of his elder brothers, at a time when Macedonia was a poorly organized, economically insignificant, and […]

Modern Coins

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. […]

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

Editor’s Note: We received this dealer-to-dealer communication from QA✓ and requested permission to publish this information as we felt it would be informative to collectors of modern coins.  by QA✓ Since kicking off QA✓ at FUN we have had the privilege of grading a large number coins including some stunningly beautiful moderns, three of which merited our […]

Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half-Ounce Gold Coins – Bess Truman beginning April 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) features a striking portrait of Mrs. Truman with the inscriptions “BESS TRUMAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “33rd,” and “1945 – […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

The United States Mint will open sales for product options with Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins on April 13 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of the […]

By April 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

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 […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

By April 14, 2015 8 Comments Read More →
IRS Treatment of Precious Metals Depends on the Type, Length of Holdings

IRS Treatment of Precious Metals Depends on the Type, Length of Holdings

  Terry Hanlon – President, Dillon Gage Federal tax season is here, and if you recently embarked on–or want to explore–one of the many types of gold investments, you need to know how the Internal Revenue Service treats them. Any gains from gold and physical-gold Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs outside an individual retirement account are […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

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 →
State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 22, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of March 22, 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 March 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest (product code NF6) on April 23 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated quality quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quarter from […]

By April 17, 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. […]

U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code NE2) on April 22 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The 10-coin set contains uncirculated quality quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook National […]

By April 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

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 →
1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives International Auctions…. A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

By April 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Hires Martin Gengerke as Consultant

PMG Hires Martin Gengerke as Consultant

On March 6, 2015, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that Martin Gengerke has joined its team as a consultant. Widely regarded as one of the industry’s most accomplished experts, Gengerke brings decades of experience to the leading grading service from a career that has included stops at Stack’s Bowers, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. “We’re ecstatic […]

By April 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: First American Bank Robberies – March 29, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: First American Bank Robberies – March 29, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter…. Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter.   New York’s First Bank Robbery [Last] week I came across a blog article on New York’s first bank robbery. What was most interesting to […]

By April 5, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

By April 14, 2015 8 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams On Consignment Deadline for Regency XII Sale – Video: 3:20.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams On Consignment Deadline for Regency XII Sale – Video: 3:20.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan interviews Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams President at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. Abrams discusses LRCA’s upcoming Regency XII sale, which will be held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show on June 25th, 2015 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Regency XII sale will be […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com…. Auction catalogs occupy interesting and sacred spaces in Numismatics. A catalog’s immediate goal is to entice potential buyers to place bids. To that end, catalogs are, in essence, long-form advertisements–a craft in and […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

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 →
Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

More Cool Coins! March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo – March 2015. Video: 8:38

More Cool Coins! March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo – March 2015. Video: 8:38

We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore is too big a show for just one Cool Coins! segment. Well, you’re right about that. We saved the best and most curious cool coins for this More Cool Coins! video. Behold: Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management), a rare Blake & Company […]

By April 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

By the Georgia Numismatic Association….   In Dalton, GA from April 17-19, 2015 rare U.S. coins and paper money will be on display at the Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA) 51st Convention coin show held at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will have its ANA Road Show at this […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Collecting Strategies

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 →
Why You Should Keep an Inventory

Why You Should Keep an Inventory

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   Do you know exactly what you have in your coin collection at this very moment? If your collection were stolen today would you be equipped to file an accurate insurance claim? And, would your heirs have any idea as to the value of your collection should you suddenly be summoned […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting Circulated Coinage

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting Circulated Coinage

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Collecting circulated coinage is an appealing option for many numismatists who cannot afford the soaring costs of high grade coins The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense is “buy the best you can afford.” I have shared this particular nugget of wisdom many times myself. […]

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 […]

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”, […]

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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 […]

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US Mint

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest (product code NF6) on April 23 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated quality quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quarter from […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal collectively during a ceremony today, April 15, 2015, in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the volunteers of the 17th Bombardment Group, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle during World War II, who made the first […]

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U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code NE2) on April 22 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The 10-coin set contains uncirculated quality quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook National […]

By April 15, 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 →

Opinion - Commentary

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. […]

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 →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – Here Comes a Market Upward Swing!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. LEGEND BREAKS UP THE MULTI MILLION DOLLAR HALL/SIMPSON $10 LIBERTY SET No, Bob Simpson is NOT dumping or selling out. He is repositioning. This is the last of his major “house keeping” sales. The value of this set exceeded $5 million dollars. We assure you, you will be […]

For Coin Collectors and Investors, a Competent Appraisal is a Necessity

For Coin Collectors and Investors, a Competent Appraisal is a Necessity

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   Foolish is the individual who travels the highway of life without a Last Will and Testament. Just as imprudent is the numismatist who insists that he or she is in no need of a competent appraisal of their coin collection. As most competent appraisals cost about the same as a […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

Hobby loses one of its finest ……. Diane A. Piret

Hobby loses one of its finest ……. Diane A. Piret

ANNAPOLIS, MD—It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Diane A. Piret, Industry Affairs Director for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after a nearly five-year battle against colon cancer. Diane was not only a colleague and leader in the rare-coin and precious-metals […]

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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 →
Kent Ponterio Joins Mexican Coin Company

Kent Ponterio Joins Mexican Coin Company

Mexican Coin Company and Latin American Numismatics are proud to announce that Kent Ponterio has joined our team, coming on as full partner in the company. Kent is well known throughout the numismatic community for his writing, published articles and affiliation with various renowned numismatic organizations. It is with great enthusiasm that we make this […]

Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS), based in Troy, Michigan, is currently organizing its 2015 “Numismatic Educational Tour of Hands Across The Borders” of Eastern Europe and Russia, set to depart September 9 and return to the United States on September 25. The tour will start in Poland and cover Lithuania, […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Part II

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek….   Author’s Note: Part I of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island coins story can be found here.   The Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island (SoL-EI) coin program was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1985, just a few days short of one full year before […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

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Books

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 […]

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

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: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity, and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy by Q. David Bowers   Q. […]

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New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

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Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Three-judge ruling in Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al puts renewed spotlight on 10 contraband coins… Little more than a week after a federal judge in California sided against the Federal Government in its efforts to seize an experimental 1974-D aluminum cent pattern coin, the […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – April 17, 2015 – Video: 7:12.

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – April 17, 2015 – Video: 7:12.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the week’s top numismatic stories – covered in this Post-Tax Day edition, Charles discusses the surcharge distribution of the 2015 U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program and talks about the slow sales of the 2015 March of Dimes silver dollar. In addition, CoinWeek presents the top 5 auction results from Stack’s […]

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2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest (product code NF6) on April 23 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated quality quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quarter from […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

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 […]

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Hobby loses one of its finest ……. Diane A. Piret

Hobby loses one of its finest ……. Diane A. Piret

ANNAPOLIS, MD—It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Diane A. Piret, Industry Affairs Director for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after a nearly five-year battle against colon cancer. Diane was not only a colleague and leader in the rare-coin and precious-metals […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal collectively during a ceremony today, April 15, 2015, in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the volunteers of the 17th Bombardment Group, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle during World War II, who made the first […]

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