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CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors […]

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the […]

Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

We are pleased to present our offerings in the July 6-9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. This is our 11th annual Summer FUN event, yet Heritage’s history as Official Auctioneer for FUN goes all the way back to 1997 – now 20 years and counting. The current Summer FUN show focuses on collectors and […]

Pawn Star Rick Harrison to Sign NGC Labels

Pawn Star Rick Harrison to Sign NGC Labels

Co-owner of famous Las Vegas pawn shop is the latest to join the popular NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that television personality Rick Harrison has agreed to individually autograph a limited number of NGC certification labels. Harrison is co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn, in Las […]

Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction

Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. A collection of rare and unique gold medals and personal papers once belonging to United States Mint Chief Coiner Adam Eckfeldt far exceeded pre-sale estimates, bringing $270,250 USD at Goldberg’s June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Auction. The sale, the company’s 98th, was held June 4-7 at the firm’s offices in […]

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 […]

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Gentoo Penguin Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! Second 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin It has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency for the […]

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 […]

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

A highlight of the Stack’s Bowers August ANA World’s Fair of Money sale and a set that will certainly excite collectors is a Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimen grouping. These 1960s series notes from Qatar and Dubai are among the most sought after collectible banknotes as the circulation period was short and the issuance […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …..   As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. In […]

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Question and Answer Live Stream, Today at 12:30pm.

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Question and Answer Live Stream, Today at 12:30pm.

Oh, the power of the internet! CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event today on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader questions on-air. Some of the questions that answered today pertain to certified coin populations, world currency values, and the possible existence of Proof 1943 cents. […]

Civil War Tokens and Store Cards in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

Civil War Tokens and Store Cards in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to our offering of Civil War store cards–a presentation of scarce, rare, and unique coins–including many pieces that are not represented in major collections (such as the marvelous holding of the American Numismatic Society). As mentioned in the descriptions, “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is a phrase that […]

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

Coin dealer Don Rinkor specializes in DMPL and PL Morgan silver dollars. This popular subset of Morgan dollar collecting focuses on highly reflective dollars, many with rich cameo contrast. In this video, CoinWeek talked to Don about five DMPL or PL dollars that savvy collectors should know about, how eye appeal is important on PL […]

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania ……   As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s […]

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 notes, a first for a third-party paper money grading service and more than double the number of notes certified by the next-largest company. Founded in 2005, PMG has become the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service as collectors and dealers soon recognized […]

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC ……   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister connotation due to how history remembers his cruel and self-indulgent tendencies. His reputation was equally negative during his reign, and the discontent came to a climax in 64 […]

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

By CoinWeek …..   Previously, CoinWeek covered three important modern coin lots that you need to know about from the Stack’s Bowers June 2017 auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. In this piece, CoinWeek’s editors will run down classic U.S. coin highlights that you will not want to miss. Stack’s […]

Ozark Riverways Quarter 3-Coin Set Available June 26 from U.S. Mint

Ozark Riverways Quarter 3-Coin Set Available June 26 from U.S. Mint

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AF) on June 26 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of the quarters in this set depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was […]

Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint recently revealed design candidates for a number of coin and medal programs, including the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coin program, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Filipino Veterans of World War 2 Congressional […]

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancients Series: War as Depicted on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   FOR MUCH OF HUMAN HISTORY, WARFARE has absorbed our resources, energy and creativity. War is much older than coinage. One of the earliest images of war in Western art is the “Battlefield Palette”, a carved slate from pre-Dynastic Egypt dated c. 3100 BCE[1]. It depicts the […]

APMEX: South Korea Releases Second Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medal

APMEX: South Korea Releases Second Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medal

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the second release in the widely popular Chiwoo Cheonwang medal series. This series, produced by KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea, took the internet by storm with its initial 2016 release and looks to expand on that success in […]

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on July 5 and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, […]

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the […]

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

1792 cent with plain edge traced back to 1890 Parmelee auction; consignment window still open The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent […]

Bullion & Precious Metals – Falling Platinum Price Hits South African Mines

Bullion & Precious Metals – Falling Platinum Price Hits South African Mines

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   Platinum is grouped together with gold and silver, as well as its cousin palladium, under the umbrella of “precious metals”. However true, this somewhat obscures the fact that platinum is an increasingly useful industrial metal. But it’s unlikely that anyone expected a continual decline of this magnitude: In […]

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Proof gold coins are ideal for the few great coins collecting strategy By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The late, great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This chauvinistic statement would be politically incorrect in today’s world, but it does offer a glimpse […]

Q. David Bowers: Looking at Baltimore!

Q. David Bowers: Looking at Baltimore!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Coming up very quickly is our magnificent auction to be held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Expo at the Convention Center. The show opens on Thursday morning, June 22 and runs through Sunday. Our auction showcases a wide variety of coins […]

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, […]

 
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