Tag: Americana

Numismatic Education – Online Registration for ANA Summer Seminar

Numismatic Education – Online Registration for ANA Summer Seminar

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 48th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016. ANA members who register by March 31 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register […]

Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

By CoinWeek….   After several rounds of authentication, rare coin experts Kagin’s, Inc.–known for handling such finds as the Saddle Ridge Hoard and the Butte gold nugget–has officially announced their latest treasure: a newly-discovered photograph that could very well be only the second known picture of Billy the Kid. A special two-hour documentary was made […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont; Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean Martin Renaud; […]

Gold Medal Collection once belonging to Louis Eliasberg brings $62,891.88 at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

Gold Medal Collection once belonging to Louis Eliasberg brings $62,891.88 at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

by CoinWeek News Staff… A fifteen piece uncirculated gold medal collection once belonging to famed collector Louis Eliasberg has just brought $62,891.88 (with buyer’s premium) at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale, held in New York. The set, sold in individual lots, included a possibly unique Lincoln Indian Peace Medal (Lot 91, Realized with BP $15,275), a […]

By February 5, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

  By Greg Cohen and John Pack – Stacks Bowers Auctions ………. Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americana (what used to be called “Exonumia”) — a catch all for medals, tokens, and similar numismatic items that […]

Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist. Based on the lot description by John Kraljevich …. A Major Highlight in Stack’s Bowers February 2015 Americana Sale An amazing – not many other superlatives fit – 15-piece boxed “set” of Lincoln medals and medalets, all in gold, will be a focal point in the Stack’s Bowers upcoming February […]

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

by David Provost for CoinWeek… Editor’s Note: David Provost writes the excellent “Commemorative Stories” series for CoinWeek. The following piece on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal originally appeared in the North Carolina Numismatic Association Journal as part of David’s series titled “Exploring North Carolina Exonumia”. This series earned David an NLG Award for Best Column […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

by Thomas K. DeLorey …………. Many U.S. numismatic items have been counterfeited or otherwise imitated over the years, some so often that authenticators such as myself are automatically suspicious of them. Near the head of this list are the Indian Peace Medals issued by the United States government from the 1790s up to 1890, of […]

By February 7, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabird-Kagin Americana is proud to present our NEW WEBSITE!

Holabirdamericana.com has just been given a little makeover, so please stop by and have a look around! We hope you’ll find it not only pleasing to the eye, but also easier to navigate and find the information you are searching for. A Quick Tour and Brief Highlights of the New Site Our new website is […]

Major Mormon Paper Money Collection to be Sold By Holabird-Kagin Americana. VIDEO: 3:43.

Major Mormon Paper Money Collection to be Sold By Holabird-Kagin Americana. VIDEO: 3:43.

Douglas Nyholm, Consignment Director, Holabird-Kagin. Interviewer: David Lisot One of the largest and most complete collections of Mormon paper money and memorabilia will be sold at auction by Holabird-Kagin Americana. Morman specialist Douglas Nyholm shows some of the highlights from the sale. He explains how the early Mormon Church attempted to set up its own […]

By March 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
 
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