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Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The No Stars Liberty Seated dimes of 1837 and 1838 are often considered Gobrecht’s little masterpieces. Uncluttered by stars on either side, Liberty sits majestically at center, placed upon a perfectly sized canvas that allows appreciation of the obverse motif without being distracted by […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved for use. Here I continue […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Cornish, New Hampshire on a very interesting numismatic road trip. Cornish, New Hampshire […]

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, […]

Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Paper Money Sale was once again a success! As one of the more diverse Hong Kong Auctions in recent memory, collectors and dealers from all over Asia and the rest of the world were poised to bid on […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic treasures have found new homes, including a nice selection of Romanian coinage. One piece stands out not as the highest price realized in the auction, but as a testament […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Lycia was a mountainous region in Anatolia with dramatic slopes that plunge into the sea. Many of its cities left the Delian League as Athens and Sparta fought the Peloponnesian War but in 429 BCE, Athens […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Economic growth catalyzed by the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s spurred demand for circulating coinage throughout the West. Unimpressed by the production of private minting firms, the citizens of California proposed that the state establish an assay office in order to regulate […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   In the Stack’s Bowers official January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, we are pleased to offer an extremely rare, and well-preserved Zanzibar 5 rupees banknote. This tiny geographic area is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Microlithic tools have proven that […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Why No Motto Philadelphia Half Eagles May Be the Best Value in Today’s Dated Gold Market

Why No Motto Philadelphia Half Eagles May Be the Best Value in Today’s Dated Gold Market

1849 $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics (DWN) By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The rare date gold market is now fairly mature and many areas which were formerly overlooked and undervalued (like San Francisco half eagles and eagles, New Orleans half eagles and eagles and Type One […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   With a mintage of just over 5.2 million pieces, the 1833 Capped Bust half dollar is one of the more available issues of the series. This was the second year of to employ the new obverse master die that had been crafted by Chief […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   While the modern coin market is hot, Ancient world coins an exciting option; Colonial era coins from mother country a great value As we approach the fall season, Major League Baseball is sprinting toward an exciting post season, football has returned, network TV is ready to […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most mysterious, coins of antiquity. Truth be told, we don’t know exactly what it was. The best place to start is the New Testament, where the widow’s offering is described in […]

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Draped Bust cents of 1798 represent one of the most dynamic issues of early American copper coinage, with significant modifications to both the obverse and reverse design types throughout the year. With 46 distinct die pairings, the challenge this issue presents to collectors […]

By September 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Rumors have long circulated in numismatic circles about the mystery of the 1964 Peace dollar, which would have been the last 90% silver dollar minted for circulation. That is, if the entire mintage hadn’t been melted down when the plan to coin new silver dollars (which hadn’t […]

Sedwick Treasure, World and US Coin Auction #20 Preview

Sedwick Treasure, World and US Coin Auction #20 Preview

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   While all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC are diligently working on making our November Treasure World & US Coin Auction #20 the BEST ever, I thought I would pause to tell you about some of the cool stuff we will have for […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Kamarina’s Tumultuous History

Ancient Greek Coins – Kamarina’s Tumultuous History

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern coast of Sicily, is among the most tumultuous of Ancient Greece. It was founded in 599 BCE by settlers from Syracuse and its location allowed it to grow quickly and amass substantial wealth through trade. […]

Collecting Classic Gold Commemorative Coinage (1903-1926)

Collecting Classic Gold Commemorative Coinage (1903-1926)

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   This is a great time to collect one of the most interesting and attractive United States coins series My last article focused on classic commemorative silver coins struck from 1892 to 1954. As enumerated, there are many compelling reasons to collect this long-ignored series. Nearly […]

Legend Market Report – The Long Beach Show

Legend Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   ANA NOT DIGESTED We all figured having a Long Beach Show only three weeks after the ANA Show in the same area would not have great results. As expected overall the show was slow. There also was a huge fresh gold deal in the Heritage Auction that […]

By September 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics: Pre Long Beach Expo Market Report

Legend Numismatics: Pre Long Beach Expo Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   ON/OFF Last week in the office was very quiet. It’s like the light switch was flipped off. Only a handful of orders and inquiries came in. We think it was simply the end of summer doldrums. Typical for this time of year. Usually mid-September activity picks up […]

US Coins & Medals – Playing Cat and Mouse With Lady Liberty

US Coins & Medals – Playing Cat and Mouse With Lady Liberty

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Five minute sellout now claiming five times issue price; silver looking to take home gold; “The thing is gorgeous” Many kids have already gone back to school and those that haven’t will be heading in mass for the classroom after Labor Day. Wow, the summer has […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make a Difference

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make a Difference

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   If you think this Hot Topics sounds like a broken record… yes, it does. I can never say these things enough! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A COIN TO BE FRESH? This is where many collectors make big mistakes. A coin purchased in 2013 is NOT […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Littleton Coin Company president shares what he’s learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me with the 2016 Dealer of the Year Award. This prestigious award goes to a dealer who has shown exceptional dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and […]

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Throughout the modern era (roughly since gold and silver specie ceased to be used as circulating currency), coins and banknotes have been the fiat tokens we use to represent money. However, like the rest of our society, the financial system has undergone a rapid transformation in the […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle’s Nest to deliver the gold coins we had assembled for Mr. Lilly and that he had examined during his visit to Stack’s in spring 1954, my father and I were able to examine […]

How Rare are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles?

How Rare are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In the recent Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA Sale, I was fortunate to purchase an amazing 1860 double eagle, graded MS65 by PCGS, which was part of the Bull Run Collection and earlier was sold as Lot 900 in the famous October 1982 Eliasberg Collection auction. […]

By August 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series By Jeff Garrett – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… For anyone looking for value when trying to decide what to collect, United States commemorative coinage is a great place to start. The series has been one of the biggest laggards in the last decade in relation to […]

Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   At the beginning of 2016, CoinWeek published an article I wrote discussing coins approved by the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). In that article I discussed briefly CAC’s inception, the initial reaction to its existence, and the positive effect that CAC has […]

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upending its oldest relationship with a government that has the authority to issue its own […]

PCGS Receives 3 Awards at Annual NLG Bash

PCGS Receives 3 Awards at Annual NLG Bash

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) held its annual Numismatic Literary Guild Awards, known as the “NLG Bash”, among the festivities of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. During this night, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) came away big, hauling three awards between PCGS President Don Willis and PCGS CoinFacts President […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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