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US Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

By US Mint…. Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code Q5G) at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 3. The five proof finish quarters in this year’s set bear reverse (tails side) designs honoring Homestead National Monument of America (NE), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

World Coins

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint is to issue a specially compiled historic coin set uniting four decimal crowns celebrating a decade of royal occasions – an anniversary, a Jubilee, a landmark birthday and a royal wedding. Coins have long played an important part in celebrating special events in the history of the nation. Commemorative crowns as we […]

Pakistan China Cooperation Honored on 20 Rupee Coin

Pakistan China Cooperation Honored on 20 Rupee Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is set to release a 20-rupee (Rs.20) commemorative coin on Saturday, January 31 to celebrate 2015, a “Year of Friendly Exchange” between Pakistan and China. The flags of both nations can be found in the center of the reverse, with the Pakistani flag on the […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Ancient Coins

Greek Coinage of Baktria

Greek Coinage of Baktria

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “The handsome coins of the Greek kings of Bactria have always enjoyed high renown among both collectors and scholars, because of their excellent artistic qualities and their great historical value…And what portraits they are! They possess not only the purely objective and brutal frankness of later Roman […]

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Coinage in the Roman Economy by Kenneth Harl, Ph.D.   Buy the book before you buy the coin. -Numismatic proverb (attributed to Aaron Feldman)   I’m always a little embarrassed when CoinWeek describes me […]

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection …… Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing, the Persian Empire quickly became a substantial power of the ancient world. By not interfering with local customs or religions and granting equal rights for all citizens as long as taxes were paid, […]

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was apprehended by border police while on […]

Modern Coins

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Breaking: CCAC Approves 2015 High Relief Gold Coin Design

Breaking: CCAC Approves 2015 High Relief Gold Coin Design

Breaking News: 2015 High Relief Gold Coin design selected by CCAC. Correction: An earlier image of the approved design posted by CoinWeek contained the incorrect reverse design. We apologize for the confusion. The reverse chosen by the CCAC is presented above.     Update: CCAC also approved obverse and reverse designs for the Jack Nicklaus […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

Paper Money

Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52

Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. A growing area of bank note collecting deals with notes that were never issued or the original artwork of a proposed bill. Some of these are photos of printer’s proofs or the first rendering of a note called an essay. Some of these […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bangladesh to Withdraw Small Denomination Bills, Coins from Circulation?

Bangladesh to Withdraw Small Denomination Bills, Coins from Circulation?

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On Sunday, January 18, Bangladeshi Finance Minister Abul Maal A. Muhith announced that the government planned to withdraw the one- and two-taka denominations of notes and coins from circulation, leaving five-taka bills and coins as the smallest denomination of currency. The taka (৳ or Tk) is the currency of Bangladesh. While […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes will be introduced in October 2015, replacing over 300 million notes and two billion coins currently in circulation. The Riksbank announced a design contest for the new notes in spring 2011. […]

By December 30, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

Bullion

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Fails the Test Moving Lower over Higher Interest Rate Expectation

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Fails the Test Moving Lower over Higher Interest Rate Expectation

Commentary for Thursday January 29th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold on the Comex today closed down $31.30 at $1254.60. This sharp move to the downside was not unexpected but the trigger was interesting considering the FOMC did a nice job of tiptoeing around the interest rate […]

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Ron Petracco, Gainesville Coins Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com ……. Florida artist Guy Harvey has designed his first-ever marine coin based featuring the blue marlin. Ron Petracco of Gainesville Coins discusses what coins will be produced, mintages, pricing and other information. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

The Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher on a Weaker Dollar

The Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher on a Weaker Dollar

Commentary for Tuesday January 27th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold on the Comex closed up $12.30 at $1291.70 as the dollar lost value over disappointing durable goods numbers released today – and the aftermarket continued higher by about $3.00. This was actually a big turnaround as […]

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Auctions

Copper and Bronze U.S. Coins in Mid-Winter Auctions

Copper and Bronze U.S. Coins in Mid-Winter Auctions

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #262 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. After the auctions at the FUN Orlando and New York International conventions in early January, coin auctions continue to be held during the winter, in both cold and […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Goldberg’s Sessions 2 and 3 Bring $4.37 Million

Goldberg’s Sessions 2 and 3 Bring $4.37 Million

  CoinWeek’s coverage of the Pre-Long Beach Auction Continues. Click here to read part one… Rare 1916 Buffalo Nickel DDO nets top price for Pre-Long Beach U.S. offerings… Day two of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach auction saw the California-based firm offering several great U.S. rarities and high-end type material over the course of two sessions. Leading […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Berlin Sale January 29th includes First Gold Coins of the United States

Künker Berlin Sale January 29th includes First Gold Coins of the United States

Within the upcoming Fritz Rudolf Künker Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015 a small series of early gold coins from the United States of America is included. You see, the gold 1, 5, 10 and 20 dollar pieces are testimonies to the different kinds of gold rushes; From the first in North […]

By January 27, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff…   With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shows & Conventions

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows – US Mint to sell New Marshals Service Coin at Long Beach Expo plus displays of Pogue Collection Coins and Simpson Gobrecht Dollars

Coin Shows – US Mint to sell New Marshals Service Coin at Long Beach Expo plus displays of Pogue Collection Coins and Simpson Gobrecht Dollars

Visitors on opening day of the January 29 – 31, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will have the opportunity to obtain first day of issue commemorative coins directly from the United States Mint. “This will be an exciting opportunity for collectors and dealers! Representatives of the United States Mint […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

By Dennis Halladay – VAMs and More…. Gold and silver prices rising, the stock market falling, cold weather nearly everywhere, and huge Heritage auctions made for a busy Florida United Numismatists (FUN) coin show January 7-10 in Orlando. And it was big. Really, really big as seen in the accompanying photo of most, but not all, of […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

eBay

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gurney was one of seven eBay authenticators. He shares with CoinWeek ways coin collectors can protect themselves when buying coins on the auction site. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second Annual […]

By January 12, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Bruce W. Smith submitted this question about U.S. aluminum coinage patterns. Can anyone help? -Wayne Homren, Editor   Because I collect aluminum type coins of the world, pre-1900 aluminum medals and medals […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

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

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

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

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

By October 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

People

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday. Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has a created a platform that allows dealers to offer their clients direct assess the FizTrade trading platform. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this service will make precious metals easier. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando […]

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. […]

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

The Rosen Numismatic Advisory – Part Two with Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan from Pinnacle Rarities and several other notable industry leaders were asked last month by The Rosen Numismatic Advisory to participate in the 38th annual Crystal Ball Survey. Each responded to questions about the state of the market, challenges faced by rare coin collectors and investors, and outlooks about the near future of the rare coin […]

Education

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday. Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015. The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has a created a platform that allows dealers to offer their clients direct assess the FizTrade trading platform. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this service will make precious metals easier. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando […]

Books

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Coinage in the Roman Economy by Kenneth Harl, Ph.D.   Buy the book before you buy the coin. -Numismatic proverb (attributed to Aaron Feldman)   I’m always a little embarrassed when CoinWeek describes me […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Collecting Strategies

New PCGS Set Registry®  Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

New PCGS Set Registry® Feature Finds Coins Instantly For Users

A powerful, new search tool, found exclusively within the PCGS Set Registry® (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry), saves collectors considerable time when shopping for coins online. The new “PCGS Shop Button” conveniently finds and displays nearly every PCGS coin currently offered online, whether at auction or in a fixed-price ecommerce listing. The collector can then easily click through to […]

By January 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Half eagles aren’t my favorite denomination per se but, from a coin collecting point of view, they make a lot of sense to me and on many different levels. If we look at the various US gold coin denominations from a macro perspective, I think it’s safe […]

By January 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing Liberty Quarters

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

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

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

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

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

By December 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Opinion

Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point

Coins and Cultural Property Management – Missing the Point

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride.  However, nearly everyone was perplexed when the Archaeological Institute of America politburo began spewing venom […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. This past week was like we took our first big breath of fresh air for 2015. After suffering through a miserable FUN Show (oh did we choke through it), we are relieved things turned around so quickly. We’re also are just now realizing that while wholesale was minimal, […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in monetary policy that unpegged the Swiss franc from the euro had the greatest immediate effect on the markets, but a disquieting uncertainty now […]

Mints

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 25, 2015

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 25, 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 January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Prices

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff…   With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

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

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

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

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The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com…. If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to determine both […]

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Fails the Test Moving Lower over Higher Interest Rate Expectation

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Fails the Test Moving Lower over Higher Interest Rate Expectation

Commentary for Thursday January 29th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold on the Comex today closed down $31.30 at $1254.60. This sharp move to the downside was not unexpected but the trigger was interesting considering the FOMC did a nice job of tiptoeing around the interest rate […]

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 25, 2015

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 25, 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 […]

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High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

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Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested in Florida

Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday. Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

By US Mint…. Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code Q5G) at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 3. The five proof finish quarters in this year’s set bear reverse (tails side) designs honoring Homestead National Monument of America (NE), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), […]

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Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three Numismatic Treasures from the Pogue Family Coin Collection on Display at Long Beach Coin Show

Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015. The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified […]

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Copper and Bronze U.S. Coins in Mid-Winter Auctions

Copper and Bronze U.S. Coins in Mid-Winter Auctions

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #262 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. After the auctions at the FUN Orlando and New York International conventions in early January, coin auctions continue to be held during the winter, in both cold and […]

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Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

Dillon Gage Offers “Trader Direct” Along with FizTrade. VIDEO: 2:41

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage has a created a platform that allows dealers to offer their clients direct assess the FizTrade trading platform. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this service will make precious metals easier. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando […]

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