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CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017:  Urgent 1.) Walter Allan’s car found, but 84-year-old Numismatist still missing Allan’s family told police they last heard from him on July 18, when he told them he was heading to the 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) in Boucherville, Qué., held […]

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I’ve specialized in United States gold coins since the 1980s and I’ve seen a number of series go from cold to hot and vice-versa. There are currently some series that are not actively collected, which have at various times been more popular. Let’s look […]

In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   I have had the pleasure of writing and publishing some of my thoughts on coins and the history of the hobby for close to 10 years now. I am now 89 years old and love to relate stories of my growing up in the family […]

New Polish Coin Dealer Selling on MA-Shops

New Polish Coin Dealer Selling on MA-Shops

By MA-Shops.com ……   Marek Melcer’s Podlaski Gabinet Numizmatyczny was officially established in the year 2000. From the beginning the company’s main mission has been aimed at reliable coin evaluation and coin grading. Since 1999 we have organized 15 professional numismatic auctions together with the Poznanski Dom Aukcyjny. Through all these years, Podlaski Gabinet has […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 13, 2017

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 13, 2017

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Current numismatic coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase at the U.S. Mint. 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 […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Everhart served as a sculptor engraver at the US Mint from 2004-2017, capping off a career that spanned five creative decades. In this episode […]

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer William Burd Numismatic Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to offer the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicago coin dealer William A. Burd in several upcoming auctions. The Burd Library is well known to many due to the long-standing willingness of the owner to make his library available for use […]

Royal Canadian Mint Issues Great Trail 25th Anniversary Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Issues Great Trail 25th Anniversary Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000 kilometre-long Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated today at an event held beside the Meewasin Trail […]

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

Welcome to the August 2017 Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Hong Kong Auction

Welcome to the August 2017 Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to our 2017 August Hong Kong Auction Catalog. As always, we are offering an exceptional amount of scarce and high-quality material. A few pieces of paper money included in this catalog have yet to be offered in public auction, while others are among the […]

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money where goodhearted dealers and collectors tried to bring youngsters further into the hobby. Yes, it’s true that the children of today are the coin […]

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Issues Possum Magic Limited Edition Collector Coin Series

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Issues Possum Magic Limited Edition Collector Coin Series

Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic. Commencing their journey in Woolworths cash registers across the country, the three $2 coin designs have been struck by […]

GoldDealer Gold Market Report – Are the Bulls or Bears Tired?

GoldDealer Gold Market Report – Are the Bulls or Bears Tired?

Precious Metals Market Commentary for Monday, August 14, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $3.50 at $1,284.20 – a let-down for those considering another try at the vaulted $1,300.00 level. As promised the North Korea/Trump rhetoric has cooled and the dollar rebounded, which […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Normans in Sicily

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Normans in Sicily

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS, THE Norman conquest of England in 1066 is one of the most memorized events in Western history. But few have ever heard of the Norman conquest of Sicily. Descendants of ferocious Vikings who settled in the French province of Normandy, the warlike Normans were eventually […]

Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented its 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent hobby leader Beth Deisher. The award was announced during the PNG’s annual banquet held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017. Deisher is the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). She was […]

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

At the End of an ANA Presidency, a Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Future of the American Numismatic Association By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week, my presidency of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) came to an end. I must say it was one of the fastest two years of my life. Being President of the ANA was certainly more time-consuming than […]

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Years Together with New Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Years Together with New Coin from Pobjoy Mint

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals Featuring a portrait of the Royal Couple at The State Opening of Parliament Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins The Coin It is a rare occurrence that […]

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Show in Denver, Colorado, August 2-6, 2017. Nearly 99 percent of some 5,095 lots, including United States and world coins as well as paper currency, […]

World Currency News – Release Date for New Australian $10 Banknote

World Currency News – Release Date for New Australian $10 Banknote

By Reserve Bank of Australia …..   The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, announced today in his opening statement to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics that the new $10 banknote will be released into general circulation from 20 September 2017. This follows the release of the new $5 […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #973 is now live with a great selection of 325 fresh, new coins, over 60 No Reserve lots and 24 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, August 13. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

Bank of England Decides if Future Polymer Banknotes to Contain Tallow

Bank of England Decides if Future Polymer Banknotes to Contain Tallow

By Bank of England …..   On Thursday, 10 August, the Bank of England announced that after careful and serious consideration and extensive public consultation there will be no change to the composition of polymer banknotes. The new polymer £20 note and future print runs of £5 and £10 notes will continue to be made […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017: Brain Food, Littleton Theft, China…

CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017: Brain Food, Littleton Theft, China…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Rare coins have Holdrege, Colorado link Kinkaid began researching the history of the Lesher Dollar in 1984. In 1992, he hired Holdrege genealogist Sandra Slater as the research director for the project. While Kinkaid said many in the coin hobby don’t […]

Heritage Ancient Coins: The Second Known Gold Magnesia Stater

Heritage Ancient Coins: The Second Known Gold Magnesia Stater

Our upcoming Long Beach Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of two known gold staters from Magnesia. This is a completely unrecorded denomination and type for this city, and of immense numismatic importance! Struck from a somewhat rusty obverse die and displaying corresponding granularity, otherwise a highly attractive type from dies of fine […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can […]

World Coins – Southern Right Whale Latest Silver Coin in Series from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – Southern Right Whale Latest Silver Coin in Series from Pobjoy Mint

New Silver, CuNi coins made exclusively for British Antarctic Territory New addition to the Whales & Dolphins Animal collection! Celebrating one of the most majestic animals of the sea. Only 2,000 coins issued in Proof Sterling Silver! Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin The Pobjoy Whales & Dolphins set has […]

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced in 1905. The 2.5-peso gold coin’s run began in 1918, and the two-peso gold coin followed in 1919. The 20-peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone was first struck […]

 
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