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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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André de Clermont Joins the Coin Department of A. H. Baldwin & Sons, LTD

André de Clermont Joins the Coin Department of A. H. Baldwin & Sons, LTD

A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, the UK’s premier numismatic dealer and auction house, is pleased to announce that André de Clermont has joined their coin department as Indian, Islamic and South American specialist. André will work alongside Graham Byfield to assist with the continued promotion and expansion of the department. André began his career […]

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of the interview I did with Dr. Michael Bugeja, who serves on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The first part is available here: LG: 4.) What do you think of the artistic level of recent U.S. circulating and collector coins? Do you agree with […]

The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek For the first time since the early 1980’s gold and a possible return to the gold standard have emerged as issues in American politics. One GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has made it a centerpiece of his campaign; another, Newt Gingrich is interested in exploring the idea; a third, Mitt […]

Dillon Gage Donates Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar to AIDS Fight

Dillon Gage Donates Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar to AIDS Fight

Bar is emblazoned with the French fashion designer’s name Dallas, TX — Jan 25, 2012 — Dillon Gage Metals, a division of Dillon Gage Incorporated of Dallas, has donated a one-ounce gold bar designed by French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting HIV/AIDS, known as DIFFA. On the bar, an emblem created […]

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Dr. Michael Bugeja was appointed last year to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on U.S. coin and medal designs and themes. He is also a columnist for Coin World magazine, where he writes the “Home Hobbyist” column, and writes the […]

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Heritage Auctions Platinum Night: Interviewer: David Lisot, Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctioneer, John Kraljevich, Numismatist Actually it was not a penny, it was a cent. A 1793 Chain Cent in PCGS CAC MS65 condition sold at a Heritage Auction for more than $1 million. See the room full of people at a legendary Heritage Auction Galleries […]

New Novel About Coin Collecting, “One of a Kind”

New Novel About Coin Collecting, “One of a Kind”

Barbara Erlichman Interviewer: David Lisot There are a lot of coin collectors and dealers. What about people who write novels about coin collecting? Barbara is wife to retired coin dealer Jay Erlichman who decided to write down her ideas about an imaginary 1873-S Seated Liberty dollar and the story of its discovery and sale.2:30 2012 […]

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager entered a guilty plea yesterday in Federal District Court in Wilmington, DE, to the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and other numismatic objects, valued at $984,740, from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, ANA President Tom Hallenbeck has announced. This case is being prosecuted by David L. […]

Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Interviewer: David Lisot Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International The price of gold can be a roller coaster as it goes up […]

Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities: 1796 half dollar, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics: 1921-S Faran Zerbe proof Morgan dollar, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana: 1915 proof Barber quarter, Leo Frese, CT Group: 1792 half disme, (Patrick A. Heller, Liberty Coin Service), Brittany McManus, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben: 1995 proof Silver Eagle, Kristen Oyster, […]

New Rare Coin Trading Fund

New Rare Coin Trading Fund

Interviewer: David Lisot Robert Higgins, Co-President, Certified Assets Management International Robert has put together one of the largest trading funds for rare coins in the history of the numismatic industry. He discusses what the fund hopes to achieve, why it has been created, and how a person can go about participating in it. He also […]

Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Interviewer: David Lisot Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International The FUN Coin Convention has grown virtually year that it has been held. This year set another […]

FUN Coin Market Report

FUN Coin Market Report

Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International. FUN is the first major coin convention of the year and sets […]

Spink Smythe Auction Report

Spink Smythe Auction Report

Matt Orsini, Vice President, Auctions, Spinks Smythe Interviewer: David Lisot Matthew works for a coin and collectibles company based in London that was founded in 1666. He discusses their next auction and what it is like to work for an international company that has been around for so long. ©2012 CoinWeek/All Rights Reserved. 1:54 2012 […]

The Psychology of Gold

The Psychology of Gold

The following WSJ video from Marketwatch features University College of London professor David Tuckett who discusses the psychology of gold and the underlying psychological factors that draw us to it and the role of emotions in valuation and demand for certain investments.

Park Avenue Numismatics  Acquires the Pacific Rim Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars

Park Avenue Numismatics Acquires the Pacific Rim Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars

December 22, 2011 (Miami Beach, FL) – Park Avenue Numismatics of Miami Beach, FL, has acquired a complete set of Proof Morgan Dollars assembled by a prominent collector and pedigreed as the Pacific Rim Collection according to Bob Green, President and CEO of Park Avenue. The set valued at more than $750,000 is being offered […]

$500 and $1000 Rainbow Notes Privately Sold

$500 and $1000 Rainbow Notes Privately Sold

Sergio Sanchez, Jr., president of Sergio Sanchez Currency and Coins, Miami, Florida announces the private sale of two of the rarest and most desirable items in U. S. Currency. In a transaction where he represented both the buyer and seller, the 1869 $500 and $1000 bills which are pedigreed to Grinnell, Friedberg, and Amon Carter […]

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PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

PNG Sends Tipster First Reward In Theft Case, Total Could Be $175,250 If All Pledges Fulfilled

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild has issued the first $2,500 in pledged rewards totaling $175,250 to New Jersey coin dealer Ken Starrett whose tip to investigators led to the recovery of rare coins and bank notes stolen in 2009. PNG is alerting more than 70 other dealers who pledged the remaining amount of […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #86 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Last week, I wrote about the forty year collecting journey of Dr. Steven Duckor. The focus here is on his set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). This set will […]

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek….   If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage […]

CAC Brasher Doubloon, America’s First Gold Coin, Sells for a Record $7.395 million

CAC Brasher Doubloon, America’s First Gold Coin, Sells for a Record $7.395 million

Blanchard and Company places world’s most valuable gold coin – the Brasher Doubloon for a record $7.395 million Blanchard and Company, Inc. has placed the world’s most valuable rare gold coin for a record $7.395 million, adding to its résumé and legacy as America’s leading numismatic and precious metals firm. “While precious metals have been […]

Academics and Coin Collecting

Academics and Coin Collecting

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Coin collecting is a great hobby for kids and Dr. Ralph Ross uses numismatics as a way to reward students that excel in their class work. Meet members of the Jack Ace High School Coin Club and the teacher who has reached out to share the numismatic hobby. 4:45 Copyright © CoinWeek […]

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Odyssey Board Chairman and Maritime Legal Expert Dr. David J. Bederman Passes

Odyssey Board Chairman and Maritime Legal Expert Dr. David J. Bederman Passes

Tampa, FL – December 7, 2011 – Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX) today announced with great sadness the loss of Chairman of the Board David J. Bederman on December 4, 2011. Dr. Bederman had been a member of Odyssey’s Board of Directors since 2006 and served the Chairman since 2010. “David was a personal […]

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

PCGS Hosts Collectors Club Grading Contest at 2012 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) — Collectors attending the upcoming Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 5 – 7, 2012, will have the opportunity to test their coin grading skills and a chance to win a valuable gold coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). They’ll also have an opportunity to view selected gold and silver […]

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Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Dealers Work Together to Apprehend Coin Thief

Sergeant Tony Guzman, Houston Police Department Interviewer: David Lisot Gold and silver prices at record highs have increased the need for vigilance by coin dealers at a coin show to protect their inventories. At the Money Show of the Southwest action by some of the dealers on the floor of the convention helped in the […]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

New York, NY – The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is Harlan J. Berk. The recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Service Award is Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

Professional Numismatists Guild Welcomes 13 New Members

(Temecula, California) — The Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has ratified the applications for ten new PNG members and three affiliate members. “We are all delighted to welcome these new PNG members. They all have outstanding credentials and experience, and they have pledged to follow the PNG Code of Ethics in […]

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

PNG 2012 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the eighth consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition […]

 
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