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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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Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

Heritage and Stack’s Bowers compete to fill Summer ANA coin auctions

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 11, 2011, issue of Coin World As Bowers and Merena merged with Stack’s at the end of 2010, many wondered if the resources of the new Stack’s Bowers Galleries would have a greater shot at gaining market share away from Heritage Auctions than either firm […]

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

Postal Inspectors Probe Gold Coin Purchases Made With Stolen American Express Cards

U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen American Express credit cards to purchase apparently tens of thousands of dollars of gold coins. “The orders are placed by phone, often for $10,000 to $20,000 worth of Liberty Double Eagles or other, large-sized gold coins. The callers have a foreign accent and sometimes […]

Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son Working Together in Numismatics

Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son Working Together in Numismatics

Mike and Jim Halperin Heritage Auctions, Owners Interviewer: David Lisot Heritage Auctions is one of the most successful coin companies in numismatics. Meet the son of one of the co-chairmen of this firm who has decided to enter the numismatic market place and his father’s advice.   Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son […]

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey And Larry Stack To Rejoin Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Harvey Stack to Participate in Cataloging Stack’s Bowers ANA Rarities Night Auction With Q. David Bowers and David Hall Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that Harvey G. Stack and his son Lawrence R. Stack are coming out of retirement to rejoin the firm now known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries, following a two-year hiatus from professional […]

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

Numismatics Expert Todd Griffiths Launches Blog Talk Radio Show

The Todd Griffiths Show has launched on Blog Talk Radio. The show answers questions related to tangible asset investing, precious metals and numismatics. Listeners from around the country are invited to call in to speak to show host, Todd Griffiths, the President and CEO of Century Coin Group, an Irvine-based tangible asset investment firm known […]

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

Heritage Acquires Gold Rarities Gallery, Al Pinkall Joins Heritage Team

As part of its continuing expansion, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) of Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills, has acquired Gold Rarities Gallery of Bedford, New Hampshire, and the firm’s President, Al Pinkall, has joined Heritage as Director, Numismatic Sales Department. A collector since childhood, Pinkall has been a full-time professional coin dealer for 25 years with […]

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Investors Accuse Gold Dealer Jim Burg of Superior Discount Coins of Stealing More Than $1 million

Jim Burg owner of Superior Discount Coins of Englewood, Colorado  is accused by investors of possibly stealing more than $1 Million Dollars. “I placed a big order that was $325,000, basically my wife’s entire IRA,” Larry Lane, who lives near Conifer, Colorado, said. “Now we’ve spent the last two years checking with Jim [Burg], trying […]

President Obama Signs 1099 Repeal

President Obama Signs 1099 Repeal

President Obama late Thursday signed into law legislation repealing the 1099 reporting provision enacted as part of the healthcare reform bill. Several insurance industry trade groups issued statements lauding the president’s decision. The bill is H.R. 4, the “Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011.” The repealed provision would […]

Maryland Bill to Repeal Sales Tax Exemption Dies

Maryland Bill to Repeal Sales Tax Exemption Dies

Numismatic Community Pulled Together to Defeat HB 206 A bill before the Maryland House of Delegates that would have ended the sales tax exemption for coins has been defeated. House Bill 206—Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Precious Metal Bullion and Coins—failed to make it out of the Revenue Subcommittee of the Ways & Means […]

Release of Whitman “Compass” – A New Tool for Coin Collectors

Release of Whitman “Compass” – A New Tool for Coin Collectors

By Jeff Bolte – Whitman Expo, CIO Runtime: 1:28 Looking for a specific coin or collectible at one of the Whitman Expo’s? With Whitman Compass, collectors will be able to view all the inventory of the dealers attending the Whitman Expo before and during the show!. This New website and service will be available at […]

Dillon Gage Metals President to Testify Before Congressional Committee on Bullion Coins

Dillon Gage Metals President to Testify Before Congressional Committee on Bullion Coins

Precious metals expert Terry Hanlon, president of Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals, will testify Thursday, April 7, before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee in Washington, DC, lending his expertise to a Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology hearing. The topic of the hearing is “Bullion Coin Programs of the United States Mint: Can They […]

Gold & Silver PAC update

Gold & Silver PAC update

By Mark Olanoff The House and Senate are back in session after spending time in their home districts last week. As reported earlier both the House and Senate have taken action to repeal the 1099 requirement, however, neither body has agreed on how to pay for the repeal. The repeal has been scored by the Congressional […]

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

By David Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY After the amazing developments during the last quarter of 2010, the new year has started out relatively quiet. The seller on eBay who has been offering partial sets of pennies in Lincoln Printing Company boards for many months is still attempting to sell them at fixed prices to […]

GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

A trusted venue to buy and sell coins online. GreatCollections has launched its much-anticipated auction and direct purchase website at www.greatcollections.com. Catering to collectors and dealers, over 1,000 coins are already available for bid and direct purchase. Initially, auctions will end on Sunday evenings before expanding to other days and times. Bidding is available 24/7 […]

Greg Roberts, CEO  and Andrew Glassman of Spectrum Group International

Greg Roberts, CEO and Andrew Glassman of Spectrum Group International

Coinweek meet up with Greg Roberts, CEO of Spectrum Group International at the Sacramento ANA Money Show for a brief interview on Spectrum’s operations, the merger of Stacks-Bowers and bulliion activity at A-Mark. Runtime 2:43 The player will show in this paragraph About Spectrum: Spectrum Group International is a global trading and collectibles network. They […]

US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is Domestic Terrorism – Von Nothaus Found Guilty

US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is Domestic Terrorism – Von Nothaus Found Guilty

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard Von NotHaus was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on Friday of Counterfeiting and Fraud. The Justice Department asserted that Von NotHaus was placing gold, and silver coins, along with precious metals currency  into circulation with the purpose of mixing them “into the […]

Numismatic Americana Acquires Finest Known 1874 Proof $3 Gold Piece

Numismatic Americana Acquires Finest Known 1874 Proof $3 Gold Piece

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana For the second time in as many months, Christine and I have purchased the finest known (top pop) specimen of key date in a very collectible series. With a documented mintage of just 20 pieces, this coin, graded PR 65 DCAM by PCGS also carries the green seal of […]

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Leaders of three coin and precious metals hobby and professional groups are praising the Federal Trade Commission for acting on their suggested changes to the FTC’s 2010 online consumer advisory entitled “Investing in Gold? What’s the Rush?” Some hobby and trade leaders were concerned that the original advisory contained some language that might be detrimental […]

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

Litigation Between Cipoletti & ANA Resolved And Settlement Includes Payment to ANA

The litigation between former American Numismatic Association Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti and the ANA has been resolved by settlement, which included the payment of money by Mr. Cipoletti to the ANA. Terms of the settlement are confidential. “I’m pleased to report that after nearly six years, we can finally focus all of our efforts on […]

Do Young Coin Collectors Grow Up To Be Successful Adults

Do Young Coin Collectors Grow Up To Be Successful Adults

By Patrick A Heller – Liberty Coin Service….   Radio Broadcast transcript from WILS-1320 AM on 02/16/2011. The radio show titled “Things You “Know” That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know”, presented by Patrick A. Heller, owner of Liberty Coin Service and Premier Coins & Collectibles in Lansing, Michigan. Sociologists have […]

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show™ in Sacramento, California, March 17 – 19, 2011. “This unprecedented 36-coin set was assembled over the past […]

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10,000 Free Lincoln Cent  Sets in Anniversary Promotion

10,000 Free Lincoln Cent Sets in Anniversary Promotion

To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inauguration, 10,000 specially-produced Lincoln cent kits will be given away free by rare coin dealer Paul Hollis of Mandeville, Louisiana. Each kit contains an illustrated brochure accompanied by four coins, one each of the commemorative Lincoln cent reverse designs issued for circulation by the United […]

By February 22, 20114 Comments Read More →
Video News: New internet auction trading platform GreatCollections.com

Video News: New internet auction trading platform GreatCollections.com

Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections.com discusses the launch of his new internet auction trading platform, the services offered and how he plans compete in the numismatic marketplace. [Runtime 2:00] The player will show in this paragraph Background: Well-known numismatist and online auction expert Ian Russell has announced plans to create a new online marketplace catering […]

By February 13, 20110 Comments Read More →
Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Video Coin News: Chris Napolitano on the New Stacks-Bowers Auction Company

Chris Napolitano President of Stacks-Bowers explains his management directive as the new president of the recently merged auction firms of Stack’s of New York and Bowers & Merena of California.  From the February 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo.[Run time 4:48] The player will show in this paragraph Background: On December 23nd, Spectrum Group International, Inc. […]

PCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

PCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) marked its 25th anniversary with PCGS leaders proudly looking back at a quarter-century filled with accomplishments and eagerly looking ahead to upcoming methods and plans for increasing consumer protection. PCGS officials and PCGS Authorized Dealers gathered on February 2, 2011 for a celebration in Long Beach, California on the eve […]

By February 3, 20110 Comments Read More →
Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Century Coin Group, Inc. of Irvine California Announces the Acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor

Todd Griffiths’ Century Coin Group, a dealer in rare coins and precious metals, announced the acquisition of the Gold and Energy Advisor.com of Boca Raton, Florida. The purchase became effective January 1, 2011. The Gold and Energy Advisor has been quoted by hundreds of financial new media since its launch in 2004. It is known […]

Stuppler Launches Collectibles Radio Program

Stuppler Launches Collectibles Radio Program

A new, weekly radio program about coins and other collectibles has been launched by Barry Suppler, President of Stuppler & Company in Woodland Hills, California and the Immediate Past President of the American Numismatic Association. The one-hour program, “What’s It Really Worth?,” is broadcast each Saturday at 9 p.m. Pacific time on one of the […]

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

As one of his final acts before leaving office on January 9, 2011 as Director of the United States Mint, Edmund Moy awarded the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” medal to Miles Standish, Vice President and Senior Grader of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). In recognizing Standish’s […]

By January 24, 20110 Comments Read More →
Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud to be a PNG-Professional Numismatist Guild member.  My wife Sherri and I both attended the PNG meeting prior to the opening of the Florida United Numismatists Show.  Talking about grading […]

Ira and Lawrence Goldberg Receive the ANS Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira and Lawrence Goldberg Receive the ANS Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday, January 6th, 2011, Ira and Larry Goldberg were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Nusmismatic Society, for their outstanding contributions to the Numismatic Community. The Gala took place at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The evenings events featured a live dinner Auction, a silent auction, and music […]

 
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