People & Groups in the News

All the people who come to numismatics, regardless of what path they have taken, represent both the past and the future of this hobby. From novice collectors just starting out to seasoned dealers, or local coin clubs in rural communities to huge national organizations in our largest cities, it is the people within the hobby and within the industry that make this one of the most dynamic and passionate elective pursuits in the world. CoinWeek is pleased to be at the nexus of this interaction and to report on all aspects of the drive to collect and the social interactions within our chosen areas of interest.

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Liberty Seated Collectors Club Hall of Fame nominations due

4/1/2017

The Hall of Fame Committee composed of club members Len Augsburger, Bill Bugert, Tom DeLorey, Gerry Fortin and Mark Sheldon wishes to inform the membership that we are accepting nominations for the Liberty Seated Collectors Club’s 2016 Hall of Fame (HoF). Please consider honoring a noteworthy individual to this prestigious distinction for his/her contributions to the club and/or to the advancement of collecting Liberty Seated coinage.

Basic qualifications for club member nominees are significant advances in or contributions to at least one of the following four criteria:

  • Numismatic Research on Liberty Seated coinage
  • Numismatic Literature related to Liberty Seated coinage
  • Collection(s) of Liberty Seated coinage
  • LSCC Club officer (for at least five years)

Previous inductees to the HoF include Kamal M. Ahwash (deceased), John W. McCloskey, Alfred E. Blythe (deceased), Randall E. Wiley, Brian Greer, Jim O’Donnell (deceased), Gerry Fortin, Eugene Gardner (deceased), and Jim Gray. This year’s inductee will be announced at the LSCC 2017 Annual meeting at the August ANA Convention.

The nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2017 and are due to the HoF Chairman, Bill Bugert, via email.


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From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted  ….   In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing […]

An Update from the Newman Numismatic Portal Website

An Update from the Newman Numismatic Portal Website

By Len Augsburger – Newman Numismatic Portal ……   June is typically a slow month for the numismatic business as collectors tend to be out and about and transitioning into summer activities. Not so at the Newman Numismatic Portal – in fact, summer is our busy season as students are looking for work and are […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim […]

Asset Management to Pay Almost $2 Million Over Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Asset Management to Pay Almost $2 Million Over Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Jose E. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a Consent Order against North American Asset Management, LLC (NAAM) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its owner and president Alexi Bethel of Miami, Florida, […]

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Former politician Larry Bates played on the beliefs of fellow Christians to sell gold and silver that he never delivered By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Seventy-year-old Larry Bates is a talk radio CEO, a former Tennessee state representative, and a gold and silver bullion dealer. Now, after a five-week trial in Memphis back […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 14

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 14

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 27 and […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in […]

Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Bill Walker identifies two instances of how stolen coins found their way back on the market Quick thinking on the part of a Heritage Auctions staff member led to the discovery of two high-value coins re-entering the marketplace. Earlier this year Bill Walker, a rare coin specialist in Heritage Auctions’ Dallas office, was approached by […]

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

NGC Certified Coins – Celebrate Two U.S. Mint Engravers with Signed Two-Coin Sets

John Mercanti has been honored with the David Rittenhouse Award – Celebrate his achievements with signed 2-coin sets! John Mercanti is a legend in the numismatic community. While boasting dozens of coin designs, Mercanti is best-known for his heraldic eagle design on the reverse of the American Silver Eagle. He also holds the title of […]

Feds Order Kelvin Burgos to Pay More Than $486,300 for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Feds Order Kelvin Burgos to Pay More Than $486,300 for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a final Order of Default Judgment (Order) against Defendants Kelvin Burgos and his company K.B. Concepts Group, LLC d/b/a Apex Asset Advisors, LLC […]

Federal Court Orders More Than $1 Million in Restitution from Guardian Asset Group

Federal Court Orders More Than $1 Million in Restitution from Guardian Asset Group

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   On May 23, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a Consent Order against Guardian Asset Group, LLC (Guardian) of West Palm Beach, Florida, and its owner and principal, Andrew […]

Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

By Universal Coin & Bullion ……   With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Award-winning rare coins and precious metals writer, Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, provided continuing consultation to the attorney […]

FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ….   A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty on May 17 to robbing a coin and jewelry store while pointing a gun at the elderly store owner and a customer, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. Noah Patrick Fields, 22, pleaded guilty to one […]

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is excited to announce a collaboration between its flagship publication, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), providing ANA members a reliable retail pricing tool for collectable U.S. and Early American coinage. Beginning in June, ANA members can access the “Collector’s Price Guide” (CPG) in The Numismatist. Each monthly […]

You Talked, Stack’s Bowers Listened: Bidding Online Even Easier Thanks to Improved Website

You Talked, Stack’s Bowers Listened: Bidding Online Even Easier Thanks to Improved Website

We listened to your feedback and are happy to announce the following improvements at StacksBowers.com The new deployment of our website, StackBowers.com, includes the following changes: We removed the “Confirm” step in the live bidding room – StacksBowers.com is now a One-Click Bid We now allow for Half Bid Increments Enhancements to our Auction Archives […]

Grande Dame of American Numismatics Passes Away at 97

Grande Dame of American Numismatics Passes Away at 97

In Memoriam: Catherine Bullowa-Moore, 1919-2017 By James A. Simek – Secretary, Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) …… Catherine Bullowa-Moore, a very highly respected Philadelphia coin dealer for six-and-a-half decades, passed away peacefully May 15, 2017. Born on July 21, 1919, she was 97 years of age and was originally from Larchmont, New York. She was likable, […]

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a die struck copy of an important coin that bore tooling marks, a telltale sign of counterfeit efforts. Read on for more details. It is very easy for authenticators […]

CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek …..   On Monday, May 15, 2017, CoinWeek surpassed two million views on its award-winning YouTube video channel. CoinWeek’s award-winning videos have brought numismatics to a new generation of collectors, with popular series such as CoinWeek IQ, Cool Coins!, Cool Currency!, and the CoinWeek Podcast. Since CoinWeek’s launch in 2011, our video team […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017 Current Events 1.) Indian Demonetization did not impede future black money flows: UN report The Indian government’s demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 13

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 13

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

California Teenager Named PNG 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship Recipient

California Teenager Named PNG 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship Recipient

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner A Southern California teenager whose jubilant coin collecting passion has enthralled his family and high school friends has been selected to receive the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship. “This year’s PNG scholarship is being awarded to Grant Shobar, 17, of Laguna Niguel, California. It will […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 12

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 12

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold bar. A security team involved with the Mint investigated the situation and determined that the gold was indeed stolen. The Perth Mint then contacted the Gold Stealing Detection Unit […]

Paper Money News – Trump Appoints Jovita Carranza as New United States Treasurer

Paper Money News – Trump Appoints Jovita Carranza as New United States Treasurer

Carranza replaces popular US Treasurer Rosie Rios, who left the post in July, 2016 By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Fans of modern US paper money, take note (see what we did there?). On April 28, President Donald Trump appointed Jovita Carranza as the 44th Treasurer of the United States on April 28. She takes […]

Silver Rush & Bullion Boom: Two Great Generations of Modern US Coin Collecting

Silver Rush & Bullion Boom: Two Great Generations of Modern US Coin Collecting

Are you a ’64 or an ’11? By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Coin collecting in the United States went through several surges in popularity, such as in 1857 with the end of the large cent or in the 1934 with the introduction of coin boards (the ancestors of today’s folders and albums). The […]

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #66: Does the Dollar Coin Have a Future? – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This Week on the CoinWeek Podcast, editor Charles Morgan talks to Aaron Klein and Shawn Smeallie from the Dollar Coin Alliance. Smeallie is the […]

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where Morgan and Peace dollars were a part of daily life meant that Wayne Miller was constantly exposed to the hefty coins at an early age. “Montana was one of […]

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

An historic 1866 Double Eagle, one of only 10 known examples, survived an attempted theft and was donated to a Valparaiso church. It could now bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions A valuable 19th-century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto “In God We Trust” will help […]

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What does it feel like to buy an 1804 Dollar? The 1804 Dollar has long been regarded as the “King of American Coins” and those […]

 
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