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Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as much as I continue on my Five-0—fifty years as a collector-season. Things have changed in so many ways […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auction – Gem Chinese 1910 Pattern Dragon Dollar

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auction – Gem Chinese 1910 Pattern Dragon Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This week’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers upcoming August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a lovely Dragon Pattern Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue […]

Classic US Coins – The Final Link to Completing a Charlotte Gold Collection

Classic US Coins – The Final Link to Completing a Charlotte Gold Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The completion of any set of classic United States gold coinage is an important feat. When the set in question is a complete set of Charlotte gold…well, that’s truly a feat that deserves a blog! The Revere Collection of Charlotte gold is an impressive set […]

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins …. Another roman Coin Hoard found with metal detector There are times when persistence pays off in a big way. This turned out to be exceedingly true for one treasure hunter from Altrincham, a small British market town in Greater Manchester. It was January of 2015, and Cheshire, a […]

PMG: New Products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

PMG: New Products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

New products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) include a 2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note, a Texas $2 Step Currency Set and a 2016 Independence Collection PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Intaglio Print   2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note First Day of Sale: July 6, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time The BEP is pleased […]

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common pieces of wisdom dispensed by experienced numismatists is to buy the best you can afford. For decades this advice has served most collectors very well. Top quality coins have been […]

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   More than two centuries after the Spanish warship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (roughly, “Our Lady of Mercy”) was sunk off the coast of Portugal before reaching the Spanish port city of Cádiz, the massive haul of gold and silver bullion that was onboard is finally back […]

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   It was with great sadness and a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the recent passing of my dear friend Chet Krause. I remember first meeting him when he visited Stack’s in New York City. He was there to sit down and talk to […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This preview for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a lovely Hupeh Tael, a perennially popular issue. The Hupeh Tael was part of a projected coinage reform based on the traditional Chinese weight standard rather than the dollar […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   When we think of counterfeiting in the coin market today, we imagine deceitful people attempting to pass off a fake as genuine to a dealer or collector based on its numismatic value. This wasn’t always […]

Bullion & Precious Metal News – Why Islamic Gold Demand May Surge

Bullion & Precious Metal News – Why Islamic Gold Demand May Surge

Islamic Gold Dinar By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One major development in the global gold market over the last decade has been the liberalization of gold ownership laws in China. This has opened up an incredible flood of new demand for precious metals from the world’s most populous country. There’s still another […]

10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I have written previous articles about CAC population figures. To me, CAC populations help to quantify quality. By this, I mean that if eight examples of a specific date of Liberty Head half eagle have been approved by CAC, we can assume that there are […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is rapidly approaching and this week we preview a fantastic vintage Chinese rarity, the Sun Yat-sen “Mausoleum” Dollar. Richard Placht, medalist and engraver for the Vienna Mint designed this pattern that features the […]

US Paper Money – Rare T-4 $50 “Montgomery” at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

US Paper Money – Rare T-4 $50 “Montgomery” at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   One of the “Big Six” of Confederate Currency, the T-4 1861 $50 was the last of the four Confederate Treasury notes to be issued while the Confederate capital was located in Montgomery, Alabama. These high-quality notes were produced by the National Bank Note Company and […]

Matte Proof Gold Coin –  1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

US Gold Coins – Matte Proof  Gold Coin – 1914 Indian quarter eagle By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   To be offered in the Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August is a gorgeous Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian […]

World Paper Money – Unrecognized Countries and Their Currency, Pt 1: Africa

World Paper Money – Unrecognized Countries and Their Currency, Pt 1: Africa

African Banknotes -A complicated history of independent states and their efforts to remain free from colonial rule There have been a litany of unrecognized countries over the last few centuries, and we will highlight a number of these nations in this two-part article series. As you will see, there is a complicated history of independent […]

World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – 1747 Mexican 8 Escudos Ferdinand VI By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …….   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase Auction, held this year in Anaheim, California, promises to be a tremendous event. The World coins auction sessions feature some fantastic rarities and highly collectible […]

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. […]

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money features an exceptional and rare hand-drawn artist proposal. This marvelous Artist Essay exudes everything collectible about Indian paper money, from guilloché borders, and calligraphic writing, to striking lifelike vignettes. This piece is hand drawn […]

NGC Ancient Roman Coins: The Golden Age of Rome

NGC Ancient Roman Coins: The Golden Age of Rome

Perhaps no epoch in history has been so admired as the Roman Empire of the 2nd Century CE. The Emperors are depicted on these ancient Roman coins. During this time, Romans achieved a balance of political stability and economic and intellectual success that had never before existed Ancient Roman Coins Rome’s Golden Age is famously […]

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Like nearly all collectibles (antiques, classic cars, comic books, baseball cards, stamps and more), the condition or grade of a coin is a major factor in its value. Any coin’s state of preservation determines how much of the original design is still present to be enjoyed, appreciated… and compared […]

Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Treasure hunting is a fantastic hobby and pastime. It not only can pay off handsomely for a determined metal detectorist, but it’s a great way to bring history and cultural heritage closer to the present-day. However, not everybody hunting for buried treasure chooses to play by the […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ……   Altered and counterfeit 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid counterfeit coins. The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent is one of the most famous United States coins, both as a genuine coins and as a counterfeit coin. Its status as a first-year […]

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is edging ever closer. For this preview we have a fantastic and exceedingly rare pattern. This coin was produced in Russia during the reign of Empress Catherine II (the Great). Also, Catherine […]

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 […]

 
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