Tag: Coin Collecting

Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Description: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the European Union flag, the Austrian Mint will join the 19 member nations of the European Monetary Union and issue a special commemorative 2-euro coin. Every issuing country will feature the award-winning design of Georgios Stamatopoulos. Stamatopoulos’ design was selected by the citizens and residents of […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies –  Quality over Quantity Is a Strong Rule of Thumb

Coin Collecting Strategies – Quality over Quantity Is a Strong Rule of Thumb

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ……. My entire career – 30 years – has been dedicated to the rare coin business. In that time the market has grown in many different directions, but the one concept that hasn’t changed is the idea of buying the rarest coins you […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value Today?

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value Today?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Some of the best coin values today are in the overlooked issues such as gold commemoratives. Look for coins that have been severely depressed in recent years. The numismatic headlines have been dominated for several years featuring stories about so-called “trophy” coins selling for record sums. For the […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins can’t compete with buying groceries and paying the mortgage or rent. So what can the cash-strapped numismatist do to stay involved in his favorite pastime? Perhaps it’s time for a […]

By October 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …… Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver dollars, struck between 1794 and 1804, have had a long, strong following of collectors.  But Seated Liberty silver dollars, coined from 1840 through 1873, have fallen through the cracks in […]

By October 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Italy 2015 Italy of Arts: Riace Bronzes 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 Italy of Arts: Riace Bronzes 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: In 1972, diver Stefano Mariottini made an amazing discovery off of the coast of Riace Marina, in the Italian municipality of Reggio Calabria. Two bronze statues, dating back to the fifth century B.C.E., were resting in the sand, submerged under 200 feet of water. The statues were Greek in origin and their discovery was a […]

By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 7:03

CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 7:03

In the October 13, 2015 edition of the CoinWeek Weekly Report, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Staff Writer Rebecca Nguyen cover the week’s top numismatic stories. In this episode: Donald Kagin discusses a recently unknown photograph of Billy the Kid, Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics tells us about her $5 million dollar purchase of the […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – What should I collect?  Tips for building a meaningful set of U.S. Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies – What should I collect? Tips for building a meaningful set of U.S. Coins

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics ……… I often reflect on the many blessings I have in my life. One of those blessings is the joy I receive from handling and looking at rare coins. In fact, I love my job. I get to look at coins virtually every day as a coin dealer. I […]

By October 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris celebrates french writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s most famous and enduring work, The Little Prince. The book, written while the author was living in Africa in exile at the height of World War II, tells the story of an aviator, who encounters a strange little boy after his airplane crashes in the […]

By October 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Effigy Mounds Design Candidates – Video: 4:25

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Effigy Mounds Design Candidates – Video: 4:25

CoinWeek breaks down the proposed designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful: Effigy Mounds quarter dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! Copyright © […]

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Classic […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies –  Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

Coin Collecting Strategies – Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Mention Mercury or Winged Liberty Head dimes in collecting circles, and a few dates come to mind. Rather than automatically locking in on the 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D and the 1942/1 and 1942/1-D overdates, it might be a better idea to check out the many semi-keys that seem to be neglected. […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Fun Children’s App about Coins and Dinosaurs Created by Austrian Mint – VIDEO: 2:18

CoinWeek: Fun Children’s App about Coins and Dinosaurs Created by Austrian Mint – VIDEO: 2:18

Andrea Lang, Marketing Director, Austrian Mint, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Austrian Mint has a designed a fun, free educational app for kids that teaches them about dinosaurs and helps to spark an interest in coin collecting. It’s called “Prehistoric Life App of Austrian Mint AG” and it can be downloaded for free on Apple […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tales from the Bourse: I Have a Rare Coin and Nobody Wants to Buy It!

Tales from the Bourse: I Have a Rare Coin and Nobody Wants to Buy It!

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. Over the years I’ve learned no matter how hard you try, you can’t force a good deal. It will happen on its own — usually when you least expect it. Of course, it helps if you are ready to act when the opportunity […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle by Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered  these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to a coin, but probably the […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tales from the Bourse: Rare Dime from Europe

Tales from the Bourse: Rare Dime from Europe

By David Lawrence Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins   Some years ago when I was still dealing in circulated Barbers, we had a customer in Italy who used to call us about every month or two and place a small order. He has a very distinctive voice and we always recognized him after just […]

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

By August 14, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …..   Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed original 19th century U.S. gold coins and used photos of specific coins to illustrate the points I was attempting to make. This was one of my most […]

By August 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

Q. David Bowers: Summertime in Numismatics

By Q. David Bowers, Founder of Stack’s Bowers   “Summertime and the Living is Easy,” as the song from Porgy and Bess goes. Welcome to my latest blog set in the twilight of the month of July. While summer is vacation time for many, numismatics knows no season–although it does slow down. While no figures […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1 computer made headlines when it sold at auction for over $900,000 to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. These are incredibly iconic relics of the early development of personal […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Cool Coins! From the June 2015 Long Beach Show – Video: 13:41.

Cool Coins! From the June 2015 Long Beach Show – Video: 13:41.

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the Summer 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Collectible Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Coins! they had on hand. Jack Beymer, 1820 Large Cent NGC MS66 BN, Tom Caldwell, 1855 $50 Gold Wass Molitor, […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #281 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Three Cent Nickels were minted from 1865 to 1889. Except for the 1877, every date in the series can be obtained for less than $500 each. Indeed, Good-04 grade Three Cent Nickels of at […]

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Bowers, Stack, Tripp: Why Buy Coins? – Video: 6:09

Numismatic legends David Tripp, Q. David Bowers, and Larry Stack gave a spirited presentation about Numismatics on the eve of the first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale. In this video, the three numismatists give their best answer to the question: Why Buy Coins?   Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com…. CoinWeek Content Partner   Prior to the actual Pogue I sale (held in New York on May 19), I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which varieties should be collected. In the last several months a client of mine has become quite involved collecting Morgan Silver Dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time […]

 
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