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US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Like its Flying Eagle predecessor, also designed by James Barton Longacre, the Indian Head cent was initially struck on copper-nickel planchets. Copper-nickel cents were produced from 1859 until 1864 with a total production of about 158 million. You should have no problem finding a great selection. Proofs examples for […]

Collect Chinese Olympic Games Coins, Add Enjoyment to World’s Top Athletic Contests

Collect Chinese Olympic Games Coins, Add Enjoyment to World’s Top Athletic Contests

By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   As the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil approach, this is a good time to prepare for the festivities. Calisthenics? Running or swimming? How about some numismatic activity? Let’s review some of China’s coin contributions to the Summer Games. After the reform of China’s economic […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview for the August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction is a lovely Latin American gold coin from the short-lived South Peru Republic, a portion of the larger Peru-Bolivian Confederacy. Enacted by Bolivian dictator Marshal Andres de Santa Cruz, this union […]

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

Ancinet Roman Gold Coin – Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Annia Galeria Faustina was a daughter of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. She was named after her mother and was her parents’ fourth and youngest child and their second daughter. She was also their […]

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Goldberg and Heritage Combine For Nearly $25 Million; Lunch On 20 Pesos; Memorable 1895 Morgan Pair On Orange Blossom Trail Balance and strength are key components in sustaining the numismatic marketplace today. Rare type, key date and high-grade US gold coins are certainly doing their part generating unrelenting demand as well as combative action when […]

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Superb Mint State Aureus of Galerius

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Superb Mint State Aureus of Galerius

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The momentum is increasing for our Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction, as we preview outstanding numismatic treasures each week. For this installment, we have an ancient Roman coin issued at the beginning of the fourth century CE, under […]

US Paper Money – The Evolution of Hamilton & Benjamin

US Paper Money – The Evolution of Hamilton & Benjamin

By Jim Michaelsen – Paper Money Guaranty………   In recent years, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has taken necessary action towards preventing counterfeiting by adding color and security features to US banknotes Something that is constantly catching my attention in US modern paper money is the evolution and beauty we’re starting to see. The […]

Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Tactile features and more contrast will be added to the Federal Reserve Note in an effort to aid the blind and visually impaired in identifying different US currency denominations United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew’s recent announcement of changes to the $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes (expected in 2020) heralds many […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – A Perfect Pair of Potential Numismatists

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – A Perfect Pair of Potential Numismatists

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   With our Sedwick Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #19 done and dusted [Follow link to see prices realized. —CoinWeek], we look ahead to our next auction in November. Save the dates: November 11-12, 2016. This is our live floor auction and we invite […]

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

The medal of Czar Alexander I, honoring him as “savior of the people”, and issued in three metals – gold, silver, bronze – is stunning. On the reverse it shows an altar, on which the Russian insignia, crown, scepter, and imperial orb are placed. Above all, the Eye of Providence in the aureola is glancing […]

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity among manufacturers in the United States, the result of shortages that threatened the availability of previously abundant raw materials. The U.S. Mint was not spared from this rationing, and […]

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One of the most astounding treasure finds in Britain’s rich history of such discoveries is finally close to being finalized–meaning the funds are ready to be split evenly between the treasure finder and the owner of the land where it was found, as required by the country’s […]

World Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

World Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our upcoming Hong Kong Auction will feature one of the most sought after pieces in World Currency collecting. Stack’s Bowers is pleased to offer the South Viet Nam P-4Ap 1000 Dong Proof for the first time in our history. This note is at the top […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – A Bad Culture

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – A Bad Culture

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   REALLY? For years now coin doctoring and gradeflation have been two of if not the biggest problems with the hobby. Coin doctoring actually has lessened to a small degree, while gradeflation has not. It’s one thing that standards have changed, but it’s another when EVERYONE keeps pushing […]

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   It has now been more than 50 years since collectors had to face the unthinkable — the end of fine silver coinage Numismatic writers frequently reference the year 1965 as the one in which copper-nickel-clad coins replaced the traditional silver issues, but […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 2

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 In the late fall of 1951 Josiah K. Lilly stopped off at Stack’s on his way to Palm Beach for the winter (Mrs. Lilly liked to make the stop in New York to do her shopping and to rest from the first part of […]

Numismatic Clubs

Numismatic Clubs

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Equally important to numismatic education is the camaraderie that belonging to a numismatic organization provides Today there are probably over 1,000,000 people in the United States that collect coins. There are undoubtedly millions more around the world. Currently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has about […]

The Fate of Coins in Fountains

The Fate of Coins in Fountains

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Have you ever tossed a few coins into a fountain and made a wish? This is a common experience nearly all of us can share in. The tradition traces back thousands of years and spans a variety of cultures. While today this practice is seen as a […]

How Modern Coins Are Made

How Modern Coins Are Made

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   You hold them in your hand, jingle them in your pocket, and flip them to make decisions – but have you ever wondered how coins are made? It’s one of those random musings that doesn’t come up often – but when it does, it arouses the curiosity. Coin-making has […]

What Do Coins at Gravestones Mean?

What Do Coins at Gravestones Mean?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Perhaps you’ve seen coins placed on the gravestones at a cemetery before and wondered what the significance of this loose change was. There are many different traditions that involve coins, especially as it pertains to the deceased or those who have served in the military. Coin Rituals […]

From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

NGC Graders share an intriguing and visually dramatic error coin that was recently submitted for certification Among the various types of error coins that exist, one of the most coveted are coins overstruck on foreign coins from other countries. At a glance, these coins look so unusual or different from typical coins, they immediately invite […]

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

By Mint Error News …..   This is a unique pair of SPECIMEN brass die trials for the Canadian $20 1986 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin. These are the only known Canadian $20 SPECIMEN brass die trials of any design or series. They are uniface since each die was tested separately. They are in […]

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Legend Numismatics – Long Beach and Goldberg Coin Market Report

Legend Numismatics – Long Beach and Goldberg Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics Market Report ……..   Our show started VERY strong. Our first shot regular (we call him “super secret buyer”) made piles and bought some great coins. He later came back for more! From start to finish, it was non stop selling. Wednesday was a shocker. We sold six gold […]

Elusive Full Steps 1969-D Jefferson Nickel Featured in 2016 ANA World’s Fair Rarities Night Auction

Elusive Full Steps 1969-D Jefferson Nickel Featured in 2016 ANA World’s Fair Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   While the earliest days of the U.S. Mint boast the greatest density of true rarities, even the modern era of U.S. numismatics has its share of exciting treasures, and sometimes finding them takes only a loupe and an afternoon’s ambition. Among these scarcities is […]

Classic US Coins – Why I Love Coins of the 1920s

Classic US Coins – Why I Love Coins of the 1920s

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Also known as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age”, the 1920s are memorable for many reasons, including prohibition, gangsters, flapper girls, speakeasies and bathtub gin! But they also stand out for beautiful and beloved U.S. coinage. In fact, every denomination–from the penny to the $20 gold piece–featured an […]

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

By Chris Chatigny and Bruce Walker – Numismatists & Catalogers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We have another exceptional gold coin to preview from our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction which will be held in Anaheim, California this August. This coin is an extremely rare commemorative issue celebrating the 40th […]

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a nice range of numismatic material for all types of collectors. This preview will highlight some fabulous Korean pattern coinage. In the late 1880s, Korea sought to improve their monetary system. At […]

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   For this week’s preview of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction we have a rare and historically significant gold coin from the Yunnan region of China. Shortly after Yuan Shih-kai proclaimed himself emperor of China in December 1915, […]

Gem 1914 Quarter Eagle Featured in ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Auction

Gem 1914 Quarter Eagle Featured in ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many jewels to be offered in the upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim is a beautiful 1916 Indian quarter eagle certified MS-65 by PCGS and encapsulated in an old green PCGS holder. Vibrant honey and […]

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part II – Composers

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part II – Composers

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Austria, Belgium, France and Poland are just a few countries that depict famous composers on their banknotes In case you missed Part I of my article, you can find it here. There are many famous and notable individuals on paper money that could be showcased […]

 
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