Tag: Coin Collecting

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Heritage Auctions Platinum Night: Interviewer: David Lisot, Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctioneer, John Kraljevich, Numismatist Actually it was not a penny, it was a cent. A 1793 Chain Cent in PCGS CAC MS65 condition sold at a Heritage Auction for more than $1 million. See the room full of people at a legendary Heritage Auction Galleries […]

By January 18, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
New Novel About Coin Collecting, “One of a Kind”

New Novel About Coin Collecting, “One of a Kind”

Barbara Erlichman Interviewer: David Lisot There are a lot of coin collectors and dealers. What about people who write novels about coin collecting? Barbara is wife to retired coin dealer Jay Erlichman who decided to write down her ideas about an imaginary 1873-S Seated Liberty dollar and the story of its discovery and sale.2:30 2012 […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

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Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Why Coin Dealers Come to FUN

Interviewer: David Lisot Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana, Leo Frese, CT Group, Patrick A. Heller, Andrew Salzberg, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International The FUN Coin Convention has grown virtually year that it has been held. This year set another […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Smythe Auction Report

Spink Smythe Auction Report

Matt Orsini, Vice President, Auctions, Spinks Smythe Interviewer: David Lisot Matthew works for a coin and collectibles company based in London that was founded in 1666. He discusses their next auction and what it is like to work for an international company that has been around for so long. ©2012 CoinWeek/All Rights Reserved. 1:54 2012 […]

By January 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Comments from FUN President 2012

Comments from FUN President 2012

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists Interviewer: David Lisot Tony is the elected person in charge of the FUN coin organization and oversees all of its activities. He talks about the latest convention being held in Orlando and what it is like to be in charge of such a large coin collecting group. He also […]

By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

FUN Coin Convention Report Orlando 2012

Cindy Wibker, FUN Convention Coordinator Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek Cindy is responsible for putting the FUN Coin Convention together. She negotiates with the hotels, convention center and all the coin dealers. In this interview she talks about this year’s convention including the number of booths, from where the dealers come, and what exhibits are […]

By January 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Three Major Coin Market Trends Transition from 2011 to 2012

Three Major Coin Market Trends Transition from 2011 to 2012

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com There have been three major trends driving the coin market during 2011 that are continuing to influence the market into 2012.  All three of these trends are economically driven. The most influential of these trends has its roots deep within the global economy.  It’s the global debt bubble.  […]

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony 2012

Tony Swicer, FUN President Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN 57th Annual Coin Convention in Orlando. He delivers a Presidential Award to FUN volunteer Jeanne Shepherd and the Medal of Merit Award to FUN former-president Carrie Best. This convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear and see the […]

By January 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Psychology of Gold

The Psychology of Gold

The following WSJ video from Marketwatch features University College of London professor David Tuckett who discusses the psychology of gold and the underlying psychological factors that draw us to it and the role of emotions in valuation and demand for certain investments.

By January 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner A popular feature of the www.raregoldcoins.com blog is the “what’s hot and what’s not” article that I write at the end of every year. As its the very end of what’s been an interesting and active year, let’s take a look at what was in demand […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #88 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my third column regarding coins that will be auctioned by Heritage during Platinum Night sessions at the upcoming FUN Convention in Orlando. Harvey Jacobson’s collection of early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) will be sold […]

By December 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The 1793 Large Cents of Denis Loring

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The 1793 Large Cents of Denis Loring

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #87 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For decades, Denis Loring has been one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable collectors of large cents. The interest level in a large cent is almost always greater if Loring was a present or previous owner […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Detection: 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 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 crudest is called “chasing.” […]

Early American Copper Market Report

Early American Copper Market Report

Chris McCawley, M&G Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The market for early American large cents is an esoteric area of collecting that requires a degree of specialization and knowledge. The grading standards are different from other coins and the pedigree of an item can be very important. Find out what is happening in this unusual area […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

Posted by Scott Schechter, NGC Vice President Scott Schechter reviews new discoveries and new issues of modern US coinage in 2011. 2011 has been a very significant year for modern US coinage. A handful of new discoveries and new issues make that statement easy to prove. Here we’ll briefly discuss these coins and consider how […]

Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com Reposted on CoinWeek with Permission First published in the January 2, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World The auctions associated with the Florida United Numismatists convention, set for Orlando Jan. 5 to 8, are major market events that help set the tone for the coin market. The 2011 FUN auctions […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Their Market is Dead: “Early” Commemorative Silver Half Dollars Can Now Be Bought For “Pennies on the Dollar”!

Their Market is Dead: “Early” Commemorative Silver Half Dollars Can Now Be Bought For “Pennies on the Dollar”!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com In my last column I wrote about “early” United States Mint commemorative coins struck between 1892 and 1954.  These are legal tender silver half dollars, struck by the U.S. Mint, which also include a silver quarter from 1893 and a silver dollar from 1900, as well as 11 […]

By December 21, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most collectible and interesting areas in all of American numismatics. No, these coins aren’t cheap and they are, in reality, somewhat overvalued when you compare them to many mid-19th century […]

By December 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage on […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Market for Mexican and Latin Coins

Market for Mexican and Latin Coins

Cory Frameton, Mexican Coin Company Interviewer: David Lisot Coins from south of the border are enjoying popularity with both collectors and investors. Plus these coins are some of the most beautiful ever produced. Learn more about this emerging marketplace from Cory Frameton who runs a company strictly devoted to numismatics of Latin America. 4:33 Copyright […]

By December 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Jan. 3-8 events taking place during Orlando 2012 FUN Convention; Heritage announces Platinum Night across two evenings for the first time; The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection, Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection headline important collections offered An incredible rarity, a 1921 $20 Double Eagle, MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Duckor/Godard – from The Dr. […]

Academics and Coin Collecting

Academics and Coin Collecting

Ralph Ross, Ph.D. Coin collecting is a great hobby for kids and Dr. Ralph Ross uses numismatics as a way to reward students that excel in their class work. Meet members of the Jack Ace High School Coin Club and the teacher who has reached out to share the numismatic hobby. 4:45 Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By December 11, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Market Report from Houston Money Show

Market Report from Houston Money Show

Grant Campbell, Manager, Dalton Gold and Silver Interviewer: David Lisot Many dealers are regular attendees at the Money Show. Grant Campbell shares why he comes to Houston and specifically what items are trading in this market. He gives suggestions about how to best participate in the coin hobby. 4:10 Copyright © CoinWeek – CoinTelevision 2011 […]

By December 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Art Basel Fair Versus The FUN Show: An Analysis

The Art Basel Fair Versus The FUN Show: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I recently returned from a week long trip to Miami where I attended the Art Basel art fair. I went primarily to look at art and to purchase some pieces for my collection but I also went to closely observe what has become the most significant art […]

By December 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Copper Collectible Medals Available at Money Show

Copper Collectible Medals Available at Money Show

Eddie Allen, Director, American Open Currency Standard Interviewer: David Lisot New copper one ounce medallions are beginning to trade with collectors. One of the private mints that manufacturers these items had a table at the convention. Eddie Allen, director and medallic designer, talks about why collectors are turning to these new items and how the […]

By December 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Putting on the Houston Money Show of the Southwest

Putting on the Houston Money Show of the Southwest

Claude Mathes, Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot Claude Mathes shares what is involved putting on a major coin convention. Adding to the challenge is that his team of helpers are all volunteers who work to put the convention on for the for the love of numismatics and to help the Houston Coin Club. Find out […]

By December 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – with Permission Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business […]

All Eyes Deep In The Heart of Texas – Stack’s Bowers Sale A Feast For Collectors Captures $15.6 Million!

All Eyes Deep In The Heart of Texas – Stack’s Bowers Sale A Feast For Collectors Captures $15.6 Million!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – with Permission As this article posts, the Houston Money Show is underway… As this article posts, the majority of nationally known dealers and ardent hobbyists will be canvassing the bourse of the 55th Money Show of the Southwest in Houston, Texas. The scene of what is ostensibly […]

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Why Dealers Come to the Money Show of the Southwest

Interviewer – David Lisot – CoinWeek.com Hear dealers explain why the come to Texas to attend the Money Show of the Southwest. Volunteer members of the Houston Coin Club share what they do to make the dealers feel welcome. Runtime: 3:02 Copyright © CoinWeek – CoinTelevision 2011 Money Show of the Southwest Houston, Texas December […]

By December 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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