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Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third party grading has […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to societal changes, coin collecting has gone from a life-long pursuit to a rush to complete and sell a coin set. Until about a decade ago, most collectors built their collections over a very long period. Many who began collecting in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

Reposted from the Original June 2007 CoinLink Article….   The 1894-S Barber dime has been the subject of numerous comments, accounts, catalogue descriptions, and articles. In 2005 it was the subject of a book by Kevin Flynn, The 1894-S Dime: A Mystery Unraveled. Poignantly, the author noted, “The 1894-S dime is the rarest official business […]

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the hair colouring commercial on television that proclaimed that “blondes have more fun”. If you were to ask me to come up with a clever idea for a commercial on the many rewards of […]

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Now let us begin with the Olympian Muses who sing for their father Zeus and delight his great soul, telling with harmonious voices of things past and present and to come. Sweet song pours from their mouths and never wearies; the house of their father Zeus the […]

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

The world of bonds and shares is about to be redefined! Spink and Son’s May 29, 2015 auction of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World contains some 800 lots. China usually accounts for at least 10% of the sale but in this auction it accounts for roughly 100 lots including many rare pieces and […]

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Classic US Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

Reposted from the Original June 2007 CoinLink Article….   The 1894-S Barber dime has been the subject of numerous comments, accounts, catalogue descriptions, and articles. In 2005 it was the subject of a book by Kevin Flynn, The 1894-S Dime: A Mystery Unraveled. Poignantly, the author noted, “The 1894-S dime is the rarest official business […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you can […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first of […]

World Coins

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

Royal Mint Releases Precious Metal Editions of Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 Coin

Royal Mint Releases Precious Metal Editions of Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to commemorate one of the most decisive battles in history with precious metal editions of The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 coin in Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof finishes. Two centuries on and the Battle of Waterloo still captivates, not only because of […]

Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Record-breaking results from The Slaney Collection of English Coins – Part 2 , sold on May 14, 2015 A sale as long-awaited as this one was bound to attract extremely high prices, but the results of the sale exceed expectations. The first part of the Slaney Collection was sold by Spink 12 years ago in […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Künker GmbH & Co.’s eLive Auction 35 will take place this coming week from Tuesday, May 19th until Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. each day on elive-auction.de. This auction offers a large number of coins and medals from the ancient world up to the modern era, with exceedingly […]

Ancient Coins

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   Now let us begin with the Olympian Muses who sing for their father Zeus and delight his great soul, telling with harmonious voices of things past and present and to come. Sweet song pours from their mouths and never wearies; the house of their father Zeus the […]

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC….   As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of Elis sought to build a new, larger temple which was worthy of Zeus, the king of the gods. The project to build the Temple of Zeus began in 470 BCE and was completed in 456 BCE. […]

Modern Coins

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

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 June 16-17, 2015. Date: June 16-17, 2015. Time: June 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, […]

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The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Goodacre’s numismatic claim to fame was her winning design for the obverse to the golden dollar. Her depiction of U.S. Corps of Discovery team member, Sacagawea, continues to be used on the dollar coin. She also created a number of important sculptures, many of […]

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

The Japan Mint has revealed the latest entry in its popular colorized-coin commemoration of the 47 Prefectures of Japan, with a 1000 Yen silver coin honoring the Prefecture of Tokushima. The Tokushima 1000 Yen coin’s obverse depicts Naruto Strait and a female figure engaged in a traditional Awa Odori Dance. The Naruto Strait, which connects […]

Gold - Silver - Platinum Bullion

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

Commentary for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $20.90 at $1206.90, putting the brakes on its most recent move to the upside within its current trading range. So gold came down with a case of the sniffles today for two reasons. […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   The dollar pulled back from its recent bull run, helping both crude oil prices and precious metals advance. Equities were mostly sideways this week as economic indicators in the U.S. continued to disappoint. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The Price Tag for Bad Behavior by Big Banks There are certain forms of crime, […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

Commentary for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed surprisingly higher today up $25.50 on the Comex to a more respectable $1218.40. This after yesterday’s push to the upside of $9.40 is happy news but let’s not count our chickens just yet. This […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

Commentary for Monday, May 11, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $5.90 today on the Comex at $1183.20. There was some early upside movement after the announcement that China would cut its lending rate by a ¼% but their attempt at fine-tuning their staggering […]

American Silver Eagles

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale in New York City, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or […]

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 10, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 10, 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 May 3, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 3, 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 […]

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

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of April 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 […]

Collector Coins - Budget

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale in New York City, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Icons of Canadian nature shine with the help of jade inserts and glow-in-the-dark technology The Royal Canadian Mint has just released an extensive catalogue selection of new collector coins, available since May 5, 2015 and featuring themes covering many aspects of Canada’s identity, from history to pop culture, as well as our legendary natural bounty. […]

2015 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set Available May 14

2015 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set Available May 14

The 2015 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code SW2) will be available for purchase starting on May 14 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $53.95 and contains the following 14 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

U.S. Mint Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available May 12

U.S. Mint Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available May 12

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower (product code JP6) will go on sale on May 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Mamie Eisenhower […]

Paper Money - Banknotes

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority has announced that it will be launching a new family of seven banknotes on Safeguard. The first denomination – a commemorative new high-value 5,000-Rufiyaa – will be launched at the end of July. The other circulating denominations – 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 500- and new […]

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

By The Bank of England….   At an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London today, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and he launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who […]

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada….   On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canadian history, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. To mark this historic reign, the Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada will issue a special commemorative bank note in 2015. The note […]

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

By Dennis Lutz & Robin Hill – IBNS Banknote of the Year Co-ordinators….   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time ever selected the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to receive it prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2014. With over 130 new […]

Auctions

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third party grading has […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

Reposted from the Original June 2007 CoinLink Article….   The 1894-S Barber dime has been the subject of numerous comments, accounts, catalogue descriptions, and articles. In 2005 it was the subject of a book by Kevin Flynn, The 1894-S Dime: A Mystery Unraveled. Poignantly, the author noted, “The 1894-S dime is the rarest official business […]

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

The world of bonds and shares is about to be redefined! Spink and Son’s May 29, 2015 auction of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World contains some 800 lots. China usually accounts for at least 10% of the sale but in this auction it accounts for roughly 100 lots including many rare pieces and […]

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Coin Shows & Conventions

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

Dennis Boggs has made a career out of portraying one of the the United States’ most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. In this video, shot at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Boggs… er… Mr. Lincoln reveals the true story behind his oration of the Gettysburg Address. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Numismatic Personalities: Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk – VIDEO: 11:49

Numismatic Personalities: Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk – VIDEO: 11:49

Ron “Pop Stouch” Stoutjesdyk is known by many dealers and collectors for his knowledge of tokens and medals. He is also father of a numismatic legacy that includes a son who works for Heritage Auctions, Jim Stoutjesdyk, and a grandson also involved in numismatics. CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot caught up with Ron a few […]

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman, CSNS; Kathy McFadden, Executive Director, ICTA. The Central States Numismatic Society has a given a donation to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). Kevin Foley of CSNS explains why their support for ICTA. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin […]

The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents – An In-Depth Conversation Vicken Yegparian. Video: 12:03.

The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents – An In-Depth Conversation Vicken Yegparian. Video: 12:03.

Vicken Yegparian, Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In July at the Whitman Baltimore Expo, Stack’s Bowers will offer the Twin Leaf Collection, an impressive Sheldon variety set of middle and late-date large cents. Stack’s Bowers numismatist Vicken Yegparian talks about the sale, the collector who assembled the collection, and provides CoinWeek readers a rundown […]

Collecting Strategies

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to societal changes, coin collecting has gone from a life-long pursuit to a rush to complete and sell a coin set. Until about a decade ago, most collectors built their collections over a very long period. Many who began collecting in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you can […]

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

On Tuesday, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the addition of four new world categories and forty new world coin sets to the NGC Registry. The new categories will allow collectors to build NGC Registry sets of coins from the Congo, Indonesia, and the Seychelles Islands. In addition, NGC has created the following new world coins sets: […]

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along with […]

Prices - Coin Values

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

CoinWeek IQ: Story of the 1894-S Barber Dime

Reposted from the Original June 2007 CoinLink Article….   The 1894-S Barber dime has been the subject of numerous comments, accounts, catalogue descriptions, and articles. In 2005 it was the subject of a book by Kevin Flynn, The 1894-S Dime: A Mystery Unraveled. Poignantly, the author noted, “The 1894-S dime is the rarest official business […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 4: 18th Century Rarities Lead First Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 4: 18th Century Rarities Lead First Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #278 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Although most of the coins in the Pogue I sale were from the first third or so of the 19th century, 18th century rarities were the leaders in the […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first of […]

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

Coin Profile – 1808 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Sells for $2 Million at Pogue Sale. VIDEO: 3:54.

David Redden, Auctioneer, Sotheby’s; Q. David Bowers; John Kraljevich, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The first part of the D. Brent Pogue Collection was auctioned by Stack’s Bowers-Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2015. Highlight of the sale was the finest known 1808 quarter $2.50 gold coin described as a “breathtaking gem specimen”. […]

World Mints

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce a newly-redesigned family of Gambian circulation notes. […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Icons of Canadian nature shine with the help of jade inserts and glow-in-the-dark technology The Royal Canadian Mint has just released an extensive catalogue selection of new collector coins, available since May 5, 2015 and featuring themes covering many aspects of Canada’s identity, from history to pop culture, as well as our legendary natural bounty. […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool colorized silver coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Canadian $20 coin depicting a Bighorn Sheep.  Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this new themed-coin.  If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video first. This is […]

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US Mint

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the American Fighter Aces collectively today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the American Fighter Aces in recognition of their heroic service to the United States throughout the history of aviation warfare. American Fighter Aces are military […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 17, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. With Charles and David at the Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale in New York City, there will be no Coin Week Mint Report Video this week. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or […]

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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Opinion - Commentary

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the hair colouring commercial on television that proclaimed that “blondes have more fun”. If you were to ask me to come up with a clever idea for a commercial on the many rewards of […]

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

Commentary for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $20.90 at $1206.90, putting the brakes on its most recent move to the upside within its current trading range. So gold came down with a case of the sniffles today for two reasons. […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant….   There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their […]

People - Clubs - Organizations

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third party grading has […]

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 1 (Bonus Chicago Coin Club Video: 13:52)

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the hair colouring commercial on television that proclaimed that “blondes have more fun”. If you were to ask me to come up with a clever idea for a commercial on the many rewards of […]

Who Owns YOUR Information?

Who Owns YOUR Information?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/14/2015. Two weeks ago I wrote about where to find a good value, and a big part of that was about nurturing a good relationship between dealer and collectors. If a dealer wasn’t willing to go the extra mile to help […]

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

CCAC Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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Education - Grading - History

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third party grading has […]

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek….   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you can […]

Books

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Publish Margolis Book on Franklin Medallions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the publication of a new landmark work by Richard Margolis – Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Decades in the making, this long-awaited work is finally available. Deemed “brilliant” by John W. Adams, the book has been […]

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their April 25 mail-bid and live online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The second in a new series of smaller mail-bid and online numismatic book auctions, the April 25 sale […]

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published a new fixed-price list focusing on Russian numismatic literature. The 300-item PDF catalogue can be downloaded or viewed on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com. The catalogue includes material from the library of Quentin Archer, generally consisting of modern books, periodicals and auction catalogues on Russian coins […]

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