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GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

Collection is Over 90% Complete for Top-100 and Hot-50 – Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90% complete for the Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the […]

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 […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Technically Weak – Testing Recent March Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Technically Weak – Testing Recent March Lows

Commentary for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $20.50 at $1152.40 today – a technical sell-off really, probably the result of a stronger dollar created by the Greece debacle. And the China stock market backdrop has everyone nervous – at one point […]

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to a notice forwarded to news outlets from the United States Mint, the 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin is sold out of available inventory. Sales are expected to resume by July 28. The following is a month-by-month breakdown of 2015 Silver Eagle bullion coin sales figures: January: 5,530,000 […]

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Does the Mint have another sellout on their hands? With the sellout of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin on June 22 (a temporary situation; sales are about to resume Monday, July 13), no one can be blamed for speculating on the retail […]

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

The Royal Mint has marked 75 years since the Battle of Britain with the release of a range of 50p coins struck in precious metals – the only official United Kingdom coins to commemorate what was undoubtedly one of the turning points of the war. In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of […]

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Jeff Garrett to become ANA’s 59th president at World’s Fair of Money Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

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Classic US Coins

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #284 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $500 per coin, a set of Indian Head half eagles ($5 gold coins) may be assembled that is missing just three dates. Indian Head half eagles […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

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The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

Joel Rettew, Numismatist, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In 1873 the United States was in a financial crisis. This affected the price of silver that affected some of the coins in circulation including the dimes minted at Carson City. Numismatist Joel Rettew tells the story of the 1873 Carson City Dime, why some were made “with […]

World Coins

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 […]

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

The Royal Mint has marked 75 years since the Battle of Britain with the release of a range of 50p coins struck in precious metals – the only official United Kingdom coins to commemorate what was undoubtedly one of the turning points of the war. In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Ancient Coins

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

Agora Ancient Coin Auction #36 Now Live

By Agora Auctions….   Agora Auctions sale #36 is live and so is the dedicated Spartan numismatic sale #68. The sale starts at noon on July 14 and starts he same day. Spartan is not using the buy/bid format used in previous catalogs for this sale. This change has allowed them to significantly lower the […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Abandoned finally by all, the king surrendered himself to the Romans. Brought before the consul’s council, the king was peppered with questions by Paullus, but he stood in silence and wept and then flung himself on the ground as a suppliant for his life. Paullus lost his […]

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

A long-awaited publication from The American Numismatic Society (ANS), Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins, is now available for sale. The 322-page hardcover catalogue with 79 full-color plates, a work by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan, presents all of the Kushan coins in the ANS collection and provides detailed descriptions, selected illustrations, and […]

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Coins are Art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. An Imperial Bronze coin exemplifies the skill of a ‘master’ engraver, such wonders are pieces of beauty that will last in history forever. There are coins that create dreams when you see them and as you touch them, they speak to you “I am […]

Modern Coins

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: On July 6, President Barack Obama signed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law. Original article first published on June 29 at 10:13 AM. Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. […]

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Thursday, June 25, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX16) introduced a bill (H.R. 2906) to honor the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championship with a three-coin commemorative coin program. The proposed commemorative set includes a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Technically Weak – Testing Recent March Lows

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Technically Weak – Testing Recent March Lows

Commentary for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $20.50 at $1152.40 today – a technical sell-off really, probably the result of a stronger dollar created by the Greece debacle. And the China stock market backdrop has everyone nervous – at one point […]

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to a notice forwarded to news outlets from the United States Mint, the 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin is sold out of available inventory. Sales are expected to resume by July 28. The following is a month-by-month breakdown of 2015 Silver Eagle bullion coin sales figures: January: 5,530,000 […]

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Does the Mint have another sellout on their hands? With the sellout of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin on June 22 (a temporary situation; sales are about to resume Monday, July 13), no one can be blamed for speculating on the retail […]

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

The Royal Mint has marked 75 years since the Battle of Britain with the release of a range of 50p coins struck in precious metals – the only official United Kingdom coins to commemorate what was undoubtedly one of the turning points of the war. In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of […]

American Silver Eagles

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to a notice forwarded to news outlets from the United States Mint, the 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin is sold out of available inventory. Sales are expected to resume by July 28. The following is a month-by-month breakdown of 2015 Silver Eagle bullion coin sales figures: January: 5,530,000 […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 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 June 21, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 21, 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 […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

Collector Coins - Budget

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available July 9

Sales will open for the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Jackie Kennedy that […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been quite the week for new releases from the U.S. Mint. First, the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25 and quickly went on back order thanks to higher-than-expected demand (by the Mint, anyway). Then, on July 1, the […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of June 28, 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

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Currency! they had on hand. Frederick J. Bart, 1977 Federal Reserve $10 Note Obstructed Printing Error PG64, Dennis Forgue, Colonial Vermont Half Crown Note, Pierre Fricke, Confederate […]

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De La Rue. The notes bear the portrait of the new king and are issued to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI. On Monday, June 29, the […]

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PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation….   Originally posted on www.pmgnotes.com on 5/19/2015.   The second part of a two part article discussing the three notes that make up the Educational Series Welcome back to the conclusion on who engraved the Educational Series. If you missed the first article you can find […]

Auctions

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

Collection is Over 90% Complete for Top-100 and Hot-50 – Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90% complete for the Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the […]

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Counsel for Coin Collectors in the Long Term. VIDEO: 5:13. Harvey gives his expert opinion to collectors looking to hold coins long term.   Stack’s Recent History and Philosophy of Business. VIDEO: […]

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. A look back: Gobrecht in a Bottle   It’s always difficult when someone comes in with a collection or family heirlooms to sell, when we have to tell them, “sorry, these aren’t as valuable as you think they are.” Often, it’s just […]

Highlights from Sonny Henry’s June 13 Coin & Currency Auction

Highlights from Sonny Henry’s June 13 Coin & Currency Auction

By Sonny Henry’s Auction Service and CoinWeek News Staff….   The June 13, 2015 Coin & Currency Auction, & Mail Bid of the Northern Illinois, & Tennessee Collections & others conducted by SONNY HENRY’S AUCTION SERVICE of Mendota, IL was held at the Midwest Center for Christian Living Lasalle, IL. It was very fast paced, […]

Coin Shows & Conventions

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

Early American Coppers: Tribute to Coin Collector Dan Holmes – Video: 12:59.

One of the most well-liked members of the Early American Coppers group was not able to attend this year’s convention in Irving, Texas. Dan Holmes is a former president of the organization and has devoted much of his life to collecting large cents and all the Sheldon varieties. When his collection was sold it comprised […]

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. October 15, 1792 “In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the […]

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Currency! they had on hand. Frederick J. Bart, 1977 Federal Reserve $10 Note Obstructed Printing Error PG64, Dennis Forgue, Colonial Vermont Half Crown Note, Pierre Fricke, Confederate […]

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course […]

Collecting Strategies

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

Collection is Over 90% Complete for Top-100 and Hot-50 – Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90% complete for the Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the […]

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact of life, unless, of course, someone finds a technique of transporting their cherished coins to that great coin club in the sky. The method of sale that you eventually choose, […]

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our previous installment I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important. One fingerprint or drop of moisture on an uncirculated coin could severely impair it as a worthy collectible, not to mention any potential resale or trading value. I was barely […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Like Three Cent nickels, Two Cent Pieces tend to be interesting topics for conversations, even among non-collectors. Many people are astonished or curious to learn that the denominations ever existed. Two weeks ago, […]

Prices - Coin Values

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 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

World Mints

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 […]

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

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Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Gold Corporation, operator of The Perth Mint, has announced the appointment of Donald Mackay-Coghill as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015. Mr Mackay-Coghill, former Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation for 17 years until 2003, is known as a pioneer in the global precious […]

US Mint

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

Current Stock of 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to a notice forwarded to news outlets from the United States Mint, the 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin is sold out of available inventory. Sales are expected to resume by July 28. The following is a month-by-month breakdown of 2015 Silver Eagle bullion coin sales figures: January: 5,530,000 […]

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Does the Mint have another sellout on their hands? With the sellout of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin on June 22 (a temporary situation; sales are about to resume Monday, July 13), no one can be blamed for speculating on the retail […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sales to Resume, 2014 American Gold Eagle Sold Out

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sales to Resume, 2014 American Gold Eagle Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to Lateefah Simms of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, sales of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin will resume on Monday, July 13. The Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin had temporarily sold out by June 22, when the […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

Opinion - Commentary

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact of life, unless, of course, someone finds a technique of transporting their cherished coins to that great coin club in the sky. The method of sale that you eventually choose, […]

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   In our previous installment I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important. One fingerprint or drop of moisture on an uncirculated coin could severely impair it as a worthy collectible, not to mention any potential resale or trading value. I was barely […]

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable chiefly to those dealers with whom we have personal contact. Purchasing coins through the mail and on the internet provide additional challenges worthy of discussion. Readers of Canadian Coin News […]

Beware of Defects on Coins

Beware of Defects on Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek… A defect is a defect no matter how slight the seller proclaims it. And that same “slight’ defect will become much more severe in the eyes of a buyer when it comes time to sell or trade that same coin. Try to remember this fact of life in your […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Jeff Garrett to become ANA’s 59th president at World’s Fair of Money Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph […]

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Counsel for Coin Collectors in the Long Term. VIDEO: 5:13. Harvey gives his expert opinion to collectors looking to hold coins long term.   Stack’s Recent History and Philosophy of Business. VIDEO: […]

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

Summer Seminar Scholarship a Celebration of Diane Piret’s Life

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   A giant in the dealer and collector community, Diane Piret truly did make a difference! She left her mark on every aspect of ICTA, whose team of Executive Director Eloise Ullman and Industry Affairs Director Diane Piret worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every dealer and collector […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Education - Grading - History

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. A look back: Gobrecht in a Bottle   It’s always difficult when someone comes in with a collection or family heirlooms to sell, when we have to tell them, “sorry, these aren’t as valuable as you think they are.” Often, it’s just […]

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/11/2015. The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global market, but how much does the average American collector know about Canada and Canadian coins? So as part of my mini-series on […]

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com   1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Books

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

The Story of Tales from the Bourse

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins…. The story of the book Tales from the Bourse starts around 1998, a couple years after my father, David Lawrence Feigenbaum, was diagnosed with ALS. His doctor warned him that the disease would soon rob him of the ability to use his hands or communicate orally but […]

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Reference books are an essential part of building a collection of modern Chinese coins. A real collection is the result of educated choices, but a pile of unidentified coins is little more than a hoard. I was at a luncheon recently. An older gentleman at my table asked […]

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read: Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito by Allan Schein With a history of coin production pre-dating our own national mint by more than two hundred and fifty years, Mexico can say […]

 
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