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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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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out from the Mint […]

FBI: Former New Jersey Coin Dealer Admits Identity Theft, Income Tax Evasion

FBI: Former New Jersey Coin Dealer Admits Identity Theft, Income Tax Evasion

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ….   [UPDATE, 3/5/2017: The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) issued the following statement on March 2 in reference to this case. –CoinWeek] The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) has accepted the resignation of PNG member-dealer William Dominick of Naples, Florida. PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman had suspended Dominick pending ratification of […]

CFTC Charges Florida Companies in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

CFTC Charges Florida Companies in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a federal civil enforcement action in Florida charging Defendants Carlos Javier Ramirez, Gold Chasers, Inc., and Royal Leisure International, Inc., all with last known addresses in Orlando, Florida, with misappropriating customer funds and engaging in fraudulent […]

CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets Its Color – 4K Video

CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets Its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

ANA Launches Online Numismatic Job Service

ANA Launches Online Numismatic Job Service

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announces the launch of its interactive job board focused on providing its members—and the collecting community—with an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online numismatic employment connections. The ANA Job Board can be found at www.money.org/job-board. Both members and non-members from the collecting community can use the ANA Job Board […]

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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ANA Legacy Dinner Celebrates Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery

ANA Legacy Dinner Celebrates Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery

NGC Leaders Discuss Influences and Successes Join fellow collectors at the ANA Legacy Dinner on Thursday, March 9 at the Orlando National Money Show to celebrate the contributions of Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Learn about their personal interests and how the two men have influenced the grading industry. Guests […]

PNG Calls For 2017 Hobby Award Nominations

PNG Calls For 2017 Hobby Award Nominations

Nominations now are being accepted for the 2017 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Dana Samuelson. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage […]

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

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Learn to be a Professional Numismatist: PNG Numismatic Education and Intern Program

Learn to be a Professional Numismatist: PNG Numismatic Education and Intern Program

If you’ve thought about turning your hobby into a full-time career, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) can help. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth Internship Program. Since its launch in 2014, the PNG’s internship project has mentored 17 prospective […]

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

John Mercanti will receive the David Rittenhouse Award for his decades of service and outstanding work as the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint Calling John Mercanti an “important but somewhat unsung American artist,” the Board of Directors of Historic RittenhouseTown located in Fairmount Park, will be awarding the 2017 David Rittenhouse Award at […]

Federal Court Orders Nevada Man to Pay $2.9 Million+ Penalty for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Federal Court Orders Nevada Man to Pay $2.9 Million+ Penalty for Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

Court Earlier Entered a Default Judgment Order against Oakmont Financial, Inc. By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge William P. Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an Order of Final Judgment by Default (Order) against Defendant Joseph Charles […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates […]

U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, a renowned former professional basketball player who is an avid […]

By January 19, 20170 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

On Friday, January 6, the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC) awarded CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan its prestigious A. George Mallis Memorial Award for the December 16, 2016 episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, “Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen”. In the Podcast, Morgan discussed the 1964 Morgan dollar hubs recently discovered at the United […]

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numismatourist Howard Berlin

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numismatourist Howard Berlin

CoinWeek Podcast #51: Globetrotting with Numismatourist Howard Berlin The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download all […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker …..   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. This article was first published in December of 2015 as “Buried Pleasure”. It has been updated where […]

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Coin Collecting – Jim Bisognani’s Rare Coin Market Predictions for 2017

Notables weigh in on trends and what to expect in 2017. Barbers and seated coinage winners By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As 2016 nears its historic conclusion, we in the numismatic world have also enjoyed another incredible season full of inspired collecting opportunities. Having spent five decades traversing small and large […]

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

Q. David Bowers – Dr. Richard G. Doty: A Reminiscence

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Dr. Richard G. (“Dick”) Doty was a personal friend of mine for many years and was widely admired by all who knew him. As an associate curator of the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution, then head curator, from 1986 onward he planned exhibits and […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and a string of high-profile celebrity deaths stole the headlines in 2016. Meanwhile, a hotly contested presidential election in the United States pitted former First Lady and senator Hillary […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come together to form what is now the third largest US-auction house with annual sales in excess of $860,000? Our merger occurred in 1982 when the coin […]

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Coin Shop Triple Murder Suspects Arrested

Coin Shop Triple Murder Suspects Arrested

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   A man and a woman suspected in the December 17 murder of a Jackson, Mississippi coin shop owner and his two employees have been arrested. On Saturday, someone entered Bill’s Coin Stamp and Jewelry and shot to death store owner Cleveland “Bill” Mosley (81), Robert Ivy (60) and Ted […]

By December 21, 20160 Comments Read More →
Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

By CoinWeek ….   2016 Houston Money Show The 60th annual Houston Money Show took place December 1 through 3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Here are just a few of the people and events of the show, courtesy of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Attendance was high to earn […]

By December 20, 20160 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 I want to stress to the reader that Josiah K. Lilly was an extraordinary collector. He did not collect just one type of coin or object […]

Triple Murder at Mississippi Coin Shop

Triple Murder at Mississippi Coin Shop

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Three people were killed at a coin shop in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, December 17. The owner of the store, Cleveland “Captain Bill” Mosley, 81, was among the victims. Robert Ivy, 60, and Ted McLemore, 77, were also murdered in an apparent robbery/homicide. Jackson police received a call concerning […]

By December 19, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download […]

By December 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
 
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