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Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin it had issued commemorating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. What I didn’t mention in that blog post was the fact the the Lincoln Memorial coin is part […]

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Sometimes, there’s no way to know how valuable something is until it goes on sale at auction. Last week, when novice treasure hunter George Hughes of South Petherton, England finally watched his hoard of ancient Roman coins hit the auction block, he found the results absolutely “shocking.” […]

Finding Gold Treasure in Europe

Finding Gold Treasure in Europe

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Considering it has been the cultural and political center of the Western world for centuries, Europe is home to quite a bit of historic treasure. With all of the history of wars and wealth changing hands that the continent has seen in its time, there is still […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   In my early years of working full time at Stack’s in New York, I had the privilege of meeting and serving many of the great collectors who lived near the city, as well as many who came to visit or work in New York. The Big […]

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

Coin Auctions – CSNS Mixed, Heritage Sale Tops $22.7 Million

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… Reports from dealers and attendees fresh from the just-concluded 77th edition of the CSNS convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, offered up a divided consensus as to market strength and or direction. A vest pocket dealer from the neighboring Hoosier State of Indiana proclaimed that he is a “bourse […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Lot 239, Sedwick Treasure Auction #19 Rarely does one random event lead to so much mayhem as the wreck of SS Central America when it sank in a hurricane in 1857. It reminds me of something that Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landers) once said when […]

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan. Coin designers extraordinaire and the sixth and seventh Chief Engravers of the United States Mint, respectively. Two British transplants of the same generation–Barber from London, Morgan from Birmingham–whose careers brought them together creating American coins. Two men who rather famously did […]

1795 Draped Bust Dollar BB-52, Centered Bust, Single Finest PCGS Coin

1795 Draped Bust Dollar BB-52, Centered Bust, Single Finest PCGS Coin

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV Sale, to be held Tuesday, May 24, at Sotheby’s New York headquarters, contains more “Wow!” coins than any other auction in the history of numismatics–if you define it as a combination of great rarities in superb condition. And, […]

Coin Collecting for Beginners – Why Short Sets Are No Small Potatoes

Coin Collecting for Beginners – Why Short Sets Are No Small Potatoes

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Short set of 1934-1938 Buffalo nickels, all protected in a custom-made display holder (image courtesy Littleton Coin Company). For many collectors, building a complete date and mint mark collection of any given coin series can be a daunting task. But there are some beautiful classic American issues that you […]

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   In what began as a dispute between a landlord and his tenant has exploded into a slow motion train wreck, placing the judgment, character, and business practices of one of the industry’s more polarizing personalities, Ross Hansen [above] into focus and putting the future of one of the largest […]

National Treasure – Was Colonial Treasure Buried in Philly?

National Treasure – Was Colonial Treasure Buried in Philly?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Amid the many historical sites and abundance of artifacts from the American Revolution to be found in the heart of Philly, you may also find a stash of Spanish gold and silver coins somewhere. A mysterious letter that dates to 300 years ago may hold clues to […]

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   The United States Mint has really committed itself to the investment-grade bullion game in recent decades, producing and supporting a handful of very popular series, two of them being Gold Eagles and Gold Buffalos. And much like the American Silver Eagle–the official bullion coin of the United States–both […]

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces commemorates someone or something. There’s a president on the obverse of every denomination, including Presidential $1 coins. The reverse of the quarter has been especially busy over the […]

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   If you love U.S. coins and enjoy a good story, check out lots 267-282 in our upcoming auction. They are all quarter dollars, NGC-encapsulated with “New Orleans Bank Find” stated inside the slab. Auction estimates range from US$500-750 to $4,000-$6,000. All the coins are […]

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   The United States Mint has announced that they are considering stopping the issuance of cents, often called pennies, because of the cost to make them. Since that announcement, the cost of copper has dropped on the world metal markets and it led me to think that […]

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American […]

World Precious Metals Market – Is Russia Planning a Gold Ruble?

World Precious Metals Market – Is Russia Planning a Gold Ruble?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Over the past five to seven years, there has been a consistent flow of gold bars out of Western vaults in New York and London. The destination of this gold bullion has been the East—especially China, Russia, and Russia’s closest Eurasian allies. One question that the past […]

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

By Numismatic Literary Guild …… Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s (NLG) Writers’ Competition. As usual, the contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including: books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual […]

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   The oldest shipwreck that dates back to Europe’s “Age of Exploration,” which traces its origins to the 15th century, has been discovered in waters off the coast of Oman, a country situated in the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. A wealth of fantastic artifacts have been […]

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Visiting America’s short-lived frontier mint in Carson City, Nevada By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Taking a vacation trip through Nevada and California recently, I visited the historic former Carson City Mint in the capital city of Nevada. Though a small, short-lived facility that struck U.S. coins only from 1870-1893, the Carson City Mint is […]

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

Bangladesh Bank Hacked for $81 Million

Bangladesh Bank Hacked for $81 Million

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   The region of Southeast Asia has earned a reputation, fairly or unfairly, for financial fraud and corruption. Situated on the other side of the globe from Western financial centers but close enough to important hubs like Hong Kong, an increasing amount of illicit financial activity now takes […]

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   We’re busy getting ready for our next auction May 18-19, which is quite a production! First we collect consignments, then we assign lot numbers to each auction lot, and then we photograph everything. While that’s going on, Dan writes a detailed description about each […]

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   The Evolution of Organization I can still remember my first coin folder – I was about seven years old when Dad gave me a blue book that I could keep my Jefferson nickels in. “It’s a great way to save them,” he said. With his help, I’d filled in […]

US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers Based on the lot description by Eric Schena …..   Offered in lot 13198 of our March 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is an incredible 1799 Capped Bust Right $10 gold eagle certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. It […]

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when we were kids. Swashbucklers all, we watched the antics of Errol Flynn on Saturday morning black and white television and thrilled to the adventures of such denizens of the […]

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview coin for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is steeped in historical importance — a choice “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6½ Candareens. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung Mint was granted in 1887, implemented […]

 
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