Tag: Coin Collecting

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

by Charles Morgan Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their inevitable wear and […]

Scott Barman Announces A Run for the ANA Board of Governors

Scott Barman Announces A Run for the ANA Board of Governors

Montgomery County, Maryland—Newly installed Montgomery County Coin Club (MCCC) President Scott Barman announced that he would be running for a seat on the American Numismatic Association(ANA) Board of Governors. “I would like to bring new ideas to the ANA that will increase its membership beyond the steady 25,000-28,000 of the last decade,” Scott said in […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

John Baumgart, President, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors. A Registry Set is a coin collection of a particular series listed for its completeness in dates and grades. This allows a way for a collector to compare how his coins match up to other collections. SSDC sponsors a Registry Set on its website. Presented at the […]

By January 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Is the Market for Dahlonega Varieties Starting to Heat Up?

Is the Market for Dahlonega Varieties Starting to Heat Up?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… For years, I’ve been commenting on the die varieties of Dahlonega coins. My take has usually been somewhere along the line of “they are neat and they are fun to collect but I’m not sure that I ever see the market for these coins taking off.” […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Budget Collecting: SHOP SMART – GOOD VALUES IN 2013

Budget Collecting: SHOP SMART – GOOD VALUES IN 2013

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Many numismatists have been forced to adopt cautious spending habits when it comes to buying coins as the U.S. economy and employment market stumbles along. Even lean times don’t diminish a strong collecting instinct, but having less disposable income means fewer impulse purchases and a greater emphasis on seeking […]

By January 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How NOT to Assemble a Great Collection

How NOT to Assemble a Great Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While looking through thousands and thousands of coins recently in the 2013 Heritage FUN sale, I took a brief pause and read the preface to the catalog, where collectors are introduced and given the opportunity to write briefly about their collections. Some of these collectors, like […]

By January 7, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Happy Holidays,  and How I got my start in this hobby

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this hobby

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that we enjoy the hunt begins to either build a set, series or locate a nicely matched collection or accumulation. Winter and the holiday season are upon us and it’s time […]

By December 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Welcome to this week’s “Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector.” For this feature, I go through our inventory and find some older, inexpensive silver coins, with a view towards recommending them for the beginning collector as an introduction to world coins. These coins would also make a nice “stocking stuffer” for the casual coin […]

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

By Olivia Beauvais, Age 15, Massachusetts …….. Heritage Auctions holds a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. Contest rules can be found at HA.com/YNessay. Essays should be emailed to Korver@HA.com, or mailed to: Bob Korver (YN Essay Contest), Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75219. With Permission we […]

Numismatic Housekeeping: Winter Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Winter Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… The end of the Mayan Long Count is upon us. So you know what that means… Time for another round of numismatic housekeeping! We like to revisit our work from time to time and keep it up to date with new information. And making connections between […]

By December 21, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Large Cents, Silver Coins, and more, in the FUN Platinum Night Event

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Large Cents, Silver Coins, and more, in the FUN Platinum Night Event

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #142 ….. During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four Platinum Night events each year, along with regular, live auctions. Since this tradition began in 2004, the flagship Platinum Night […]

By December 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

NEW YORK – Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime prominent collector, expert and member of the prestigious U.S. Gold Club, Lloyd Mincy, has joined its Dallas headquarters as Consignment Director in Numismatics. “A number of Heritage Auctions’ most senior executive and numismatic staff have worked with Lloyd over the years as he acquired and sold […]

Collecting Strategies: Take The Short Road

Collecting Strategies: Take The Short Road

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com …… For many collectors, the possibility of putting together a complete date and mintmark set of any older series is next to zero. High-priced key dates are the obstacle that can’t be overcome by those working on a typical coin budget. So-called “short sets” are one partial solution to that […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… John Mercanti, who served as the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver until his retirement in 2010, holds the distinction of having designed more U.S. coins and medals than any other employee of the Mint in its 220-year history. In his new book for Whitman Publishing, American Silver Eagles: A […]

By December 4, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Money Show Convention Report Houston 2012

Money Show Convention Report Houston 2012

Gail Brichford, President, Greater Houston Coin Club Interviewer: David Lisot The 56th Money Show of the Southwest took place in Houston with the largest group of all volunteer workers of any convention its size in the United States. Host club of the convention president, Gail Brichford talked about what was involved in holding the convention […]

By November 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes in Rarities Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #140 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15, during a ‘Rarities Night’ event at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers offered a small, though impressive, group of Liberty Seated Dimes, including important dates and condition rarities. I discuss […]

By November 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: Affordable Eye Candy

Collecting Strategies: Affordable Eye Candy

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com …… Is it possible to over-think the coin collecting game? Does it really require constant study of population reports and other data to determine the right items to obtain? Sometimes it pays to trust your instincts and gut in life, and this also applies to numismatics. When it comes to […]

By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Astonishing Three Cent Silvers in Rarities Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Astonishing Three Cent Silvers in Rarities Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #139 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15, during a ‘Rarities Night’ event at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most exceptional groups of Three Cent Silver coins that I have ever seen. While […]

By November 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Digital RED BOOK Available Online from Whitman Publishing. VIDEO: 3:20.

Digital RED BOOK Available Online from Whitman Publishing. VIDEO: 3:20.

Jeff Bolte, Chief Information Officer, Anderson Press Interviewer: David Lisot Finally there is a complete source of United States coin pricing online. Whitman Publishing has taken their classic coin price guide, digitized all the information and coin pictures and made the information available on line for a monthly or yearly fee. Find out about how […]

By November 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Fall 2012 Baltimore Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics As usual, David Chrenshaw, Lori Hamrick, and staff did an outstanding job (David was out kissing babies and shaking hands prior to set up)! The show was its usual well run problem free event. Our expectations were low due to Sandy and what we thought were uncertain times in […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Most Valuable Three Cent Silver Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Most Valuable Three Cent Silver Coin

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #138 ….. U.S. Three Cent Silver coins date from 1851 to 1873. These are smaller than dimes and are often called trimes. The auction record for any Three Cent Silver was set in 1996. The […]

By November 14, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in the world. The Vatican issues its own stamps and coins, and like several other European micro states such as San Marino and Monaco, it relies on the sales of those […]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the real pleasures to collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of ways that the collector can pursue his avocation. Collecting these coins can range in levels of intensity from a mild flirtation to a complete obsession. As someone who has an abiding interest […]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

CoinWeek is pleased to present a NEW Feature from our Video Library: The Video Playlist. Every month CoinWeek Producer David Lisot attends multiple coin and currency shows both across the US and in Europe. The “Video Playlist” will be a summary of all videos produced during each of these specific shows. The First Annual US Mexican […]

By November 12, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Are Many Classic U.S. Coins Common?

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #137 ….. Collectors and dealers often refer to their pursuits of “rare coins” without really reflecting upon the meaning of the term ‘rare.’ Indeed, sellers of common coins often represent them as being ‘rare,’ or […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins Mexican! US Mexican Convention 2012. VIDEO

Cool Coins Mexican! US Mexican Convention 2012. VIDEO

Interviewer: David Lisot Don Bailey, 1995 Silver 10 peso Don Quixote, Bob Briggs, copper 1864 Mining token, Dave Busse, 1689 Charles II silver cob 8 reales, Sal Falcone, 1915 Chihuahua Parral silver Boleta, Angel Fregoso, 1910 Banco Minera 10 peso commemorative bank note, Carlos Jara, 1778 silver Medal of Charles III, Dave Keiss,1998 silver one […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention Report 2012. VIDEO

US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention Report 2012. VIDEO

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, USMNA Interviewer: David Lisot. The first annual convention of the US Mexican Numismatic Association was held in Phoenix, Arizona. A small but dedicated group of collectors and dealers converged in a deluxe hotel to buy, sell and discuss Mexican and Latin American numismatics. Executive Director of the Association Cory Frampton talks […]

By November 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes of 1822

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes of 1822

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #136 ….. Capped Bust Dimes were minted from 1809 to 1837. The 1822 is the only date that is truly rare, though a noticeable variety of an 1829 is even rarer, with a numeral ‘2’ […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… When I’m at shows or talking to collectors and dealers over the phone, I hear a common refrain: nice coins are very hard to find. This appears to be the case in nearly all strongly collected series, be it Indian Cents, Civil War era gold or […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your Judgment

The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your Judgment

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors tend to have strong views, especially about the mints and coin dealers with whom they do business. After a bad or frustrating experience, they will often decide not to any more business with that particular company or mint. In certain cases that is perfectly understandable. But unless […]

By October 23, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
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