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CoinWeek: Half Cent Tokens Exhibit at EAC Convention – VIDEO: 1:48

CoinWeek: Half Cent Tokens Exhibit at EAC Convention – VIDEO: 1:48

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. There was a denomination of half of a cent minted in the United States from 1793 until 1857. Tokens were also issued with this value. EAC Exhibit Chairman Ray Rouse talks about these interesting pieces of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is […]

Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

A look back: The Ultimate Trade Back in 1980 the housing market was so bad, I recall that my parents couldn’t sell our very modest home in Hollywood, Florida. We needed to get out from under the thing so dad could take a professorship at Old Dominion University. Interest rates at the time were in the […]

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

Description: Buckingham Palace has become a cherished symbol for the people of the United Kingdom, both as a Royal residence and as a rallying point for the country in times of national need. Purchased by George III in 1761, Buckingham House was transformed into its present form after more than 200 years of renovation and […]

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Description: In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a five coin subscription program celebrating North America’s five Great Lakes. This limited edition program features five colorized and enamel-coated one ounce silver coins depicting each of the Great Lakes from a top-down topographic perspective. The visual representation is stunning and utilizes the coin’s relief and modern minting […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its own right, as are all S-Mint Lincoln […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Buckingham Palace with New £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Buckingham Palace with New £100 Silver Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue its second limited edition £100 for £100 commemorative coin – available at the face value price of £100 – which will depict Britain’s best-known royal building, Buckingham Palace. Only 50,000 of the new legal tender £100 coins are to be minted, and each will contain two full ounces of […]

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Editors Note: Heritage’s upcoming ANA Signature Sale # 1223 contains an items the caught our eye as we were previewing the sale. It is not the most expensive highlight of the sale, or even an item that will get much or any press coverage, but it does fall into the “Unique and Unusual” category of […]

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC…. With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs of their […]

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …………….. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get it” the way Steve Duckor does. Steve is a generous, gracious individual who is easy to deal with and who has a great eye. When he decides to tackle […]

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Classic US Coins

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …………….. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get it” the way Steve Duckor does. Steve is a generous, gracious individual who is easy to deal with and who has a great eye. When he decides to tackle […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon 188, Pierre Fricke, Sheldon 264, Sam Foose, Sheldon 48, Bim Gander, Sheldon 28, Greg Hannigan, Sheldon 79, Chuck Heck, Sheldon 48, Denis Loring, Sheldon 17a, Chris […]

World Coins

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Buckingham Palace with New £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Buckingham Palace with New £100 Silver Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue its second limited edition £100 for £100 commemorative coin – available at the face value price of £100 – which will depict Britain’s best-known royal building, Buckingham Palace. Only 50,000 of the new legal tender £100 coins are to be minted, and each will contain two full ounces of […]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

Ancient Coins

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC…. With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs of their […]

Monster:  The Coinage of Caligula

Monster: The Coinage of Caligula

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Oderint, dum metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear). — Caligula THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN TACITUS (56 – 117 CE) survived in one damaged medieval manuscript at the Monte Cassino monastery[1]. The section covering the reign of Emperor Caligula is missing, and we […]

The ‘‘Twelve Caesars’’ Ancient Gold Coin

The ‘‘Twelve Caesars’’ Ancient Gold Coin

By Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins…….. Since historical significance adds to numismatic value, you could argue that ancient gold coins from the era of the Roman Caesars should be priceless. Even as children, we recognize the name Julius Caesar as the first in a long line of dictators of arguably the most historically-impactful empires […]

Modern Coins

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

By Dollar Coin Alliance…. The Dollar Coin Alliance strongly supports the introduction of the Unified Savings and Accountability Act (USA Act). This legislation, introduced Tuesday in the House and the Senate features provisions that would implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government. Included in the USA Act is a currency […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Closes Weaker in an Erratic Trading Pattern

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Closes Weaker in an Erratic Trading Pattern

Commentary for Thursday, July 30, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $4.60 today on the Comex at $1088.10 – so we appear married to this cross-traffic at least on the shorter term. Yesterday’s close was $1092.70; Tuesday’s close was $1096.30 – so in the last […]

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Update: The US Mint website states that “This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not currently in stock. Additional inventory is being made….. ” The expected delivery date for back-ordered coins is Thursday October 1st 2015. Also the Mint just announced that the first day sales total […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Uncirculated silver coin close to selling out as well By CoinWeek News Staff….   The United States Mint announced late on Wednesday, July 29 that the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin has officially sold out. Sales of the coin had only recently resumed on July 13 after […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

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

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 19, 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 […]

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales to Resume Monday July 27

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-20-15: An earlier version of this article relied on a Reuters report released Friday, July 17 that stated sales were to resume on Monday, July 20. The resumption date has been corrected. We apologize for the error. The United States Mint announced on Friday, July 17 that sales of […]

By July 17, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Collector Coins - Budget

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 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 […]

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

U.S. Mint Announces Product Information for Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a notice released Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint has announced product information for the John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set. The 2015 Presidential Coin & Chronicles Set – John F. Kennedy (product code AX3) will be available to order on September 15 at a price of […]

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

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

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

First Day of Sale: August 4, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) presents the 2015 $2 Single Note Collection featuring a $2 note from three Federal Reserve Banks with a serial number beginning with 2015. Each of the three […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank….   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin changeover in Sweden’s history. The first new banknotes will be issued this October. Ahead of this, the Riksbank will initiate a major information campaign. This will include the launch […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a new high-value commemorative note printed on polymer substrate. The new 5,000 Rufiyaa has been designed by local designer Abdullah Nashaath and was printed on Safeguard® by De La Rue, in close association with the MMA. This commemorative note is issued to […]

By July 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …………….. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get it” the way Steve Duckor does. Steve is a generous, gracious individual who is easy to deal with and who has a great eye. When he decides to tackle […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for August 2, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights for August 2, 2015

The numismatic firm David Lawrence Rare Coins, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering online coin auctions for several years. Each David Lawrence auction offers a nice array of circulated, uncirculated, and proof classic and modern coins, as well as many foreign coins. The vast selection of copper, nickel, silver, and gold coins includes […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Coin Shows & Conventions

CoinWeek: Half Cent Tokens Exhibit at EAC Convention – VIDEO: 1:48

CoinWeek: Half Cent Tokens Exhibit at EAC Convention – VIDEO: 1:48

Ray Rouse, Exhibit Chairman, Early American Coppers Society, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. There was a denomination of half of a cent minted in the United States from 1793 until 1857. Tokens were also issued with this value. EAC Exhibit Chairman Ray Rouse talks about these interesting pieces of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is […]

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

An exclusive ANA label and pedigree will be available for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the Chicago ANA in August. Special submission instructions must be followed. NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA label at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, […]

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 World’s Fair of Money℠, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1 computer made headlines when it sold at auction for over $900,000 to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. These are incredibly iconic relics of the early development of personal […]

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This set contains eight $1 coins–four each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with obverses (heads sides) featuring the portraits of former Presidents Harry S. […]

By July 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices - Coin Values

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

World Mints

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

US Mint

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin “Sells Out” Within Hours – Updated

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Update: The US Mint website states that “This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not currently in stock. Additional inventory is being made….. ” The expected delivery date for back-ordered coins is Thursday October 1st 2015. Also the Mint just announced that the first day sales total […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out – Again

Uncirculated silver coin close to selling out as well By CoinWeek News Staff….   The United States Mint announced late on Wednesday, July 29 that the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin has officially sold out. Sales of the coin had only recently resumed on July 13 after […]

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State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of July 26, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

Opinion - Commentary

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

  By Joshua Gibbons – About.Ag – for CoinWeek…. As Much as $25M of Stored Metal ‘Not Actually Purchased’ As a bullion investor and webmaster of About.Ag, I understand well the risks that customers face when ordering precious metals, especially from out of state vendors or websites. I’ve seen firsthand the implosion of such companies […]

By July 29, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

Summer Is Sizzling With Coin Auction Activity

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. July Sales Make Big Splash Claiming Nearly $20 Million; Numismatics Is A Family Affair With Michigan Mom July has certainly been a very busy month on the numismatic circuit. Three weeks into the glorious summer month and the numismatic community has already held court for two major shows. […]

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. For me the anticipation of an approaching coin show transcends the magical time when, as a young lad, I eagerly awaited Santa’s visit on Christmas morning. These two events have one thing in common. As the arrival of the jolly fellow in the red suit came ever so near, my mother […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Education - Grading - History

Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

Tales from the Bourse: The Ultimate Trade

A look back: The Ultimate Trade Back in 1980 the housing market was so bad, I recall that my parents couldn’t sell our very modest home in Hollywood, Florida. We needed to get out from under the thing so dad could take a professorship at Old Dominion University. Interest rates at the time were in the […]

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its own right, as are all S-Mint Lincoln […]

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Books

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning have published our latest auction catalogue. Sale 139, featuring selections from the libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, August 22.   Some highlights from the sale include: Lot […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars. The 320-page book by Q. David Bowers offers pricing, grading instructions, series histories, and guidance on how to build high-quality collections of these popular coins. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops […]

 
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