Tag: Coin Dealers

International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) holds  62nd General Assembly in Leipzig Germany

International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) holds 62nd General Assembly in Leipzig Germany

The International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) held its 62nd General Assembly May 23-26 2013 in Leipzig Germany. A total of thirty four of the world’s leading numismatic firms met to attend the congress, with an additional twenty six firms represented via proxy. The I.A.P.N. meets annually to conduct its congress, which is held in […]

By June 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… The Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG) recently announced the establishment of the Edward Milas Memorial Fund which creates internships at established firms for as many as four qualified dealers/aspiring dealers aged 21-32. These internships are scheduled to be available by next summer. I applaud the PNG for the creation of […]

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders. VIDEO: 5:55

Michael Boyer, Vic Bozarth, Michael Grant, Leo Frese, Carl Schwenker, Richie Self, Gene Wheeler, & Debbie Williams. Interviewer: David Lisot …… It is always difficult when one of the coin fraternity passes away. Steve Sanders was a rare coin and bullion dealer from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who also attended the national circuit of coin […]

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In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

In Memory of Stephen Lewis Sanders

Stephen Lewis Sanders died Tuesday evening, May 28, after losing a battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends that will miss him dearly. Known to his friends as Steve, he was born July 24, 1944 to George and June Sanders (Tippett) in Dallas, Texas. Steve attended Kemper Military Academy from 1956 […]

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

By Q. David Bowers We are saddened to report that Raymond N. Merena passed away this evening in Massachusetts. In 1982 he was co-founder with Dave Bowers of Bowers and Merena Galleries and participated in the firm’s many accomplishments before retiring in 2000. After then he and his wife Patricia traveled extensively, set up homes […]

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

by Jim Bisognani– NGC Weekly Market Report As I made my journey from Boston to New Orleans to attend the ANA Spring National Money Show the excitement and fervor which surrounds the numismatic world was as palpable as the oppressive dew points that greeted me in the Bayou state’s host city airport. As I boarded the […]

Spectrum Announces Remaining Purchase of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Spectrum Announces Remaining Purchase of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ) announced that through its subsidiaries Bowers & Merena Auctions, LLC and Stack’s-Bowers Numismatics, LLC (“SBN”), it has purchased the 49% non-controlling interest in SBN/dba Stack’s Bowers Galleries for an aggregate purchase price of $4.9 million. The Company also agreed to pay the seller, Stack’s LLC, an earn-out based on performance. […]

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

2013 Central States Show Exceeds Already Great Expectations

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… The Central States Numismatic Society’s convention is perennially a great show.  No matter the location (and Schaumburg’s just about the worst), every major dealer turns up to do business and this year was no exception.  It is routinely our third best show of the year, after FUN and […]

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Frese Brings New Business Model to Coin Industry

Leo Frese Coins and Collectibles, LLC and Leo Frese, Independent Consultant, announce a new option for those seeking to sell their collections or estates. Formerly Vice President of a major numismatic auction house, with over a quarter of a century in the auction business, Leo is known to thousands of collectors and market traders across […]

What It Takes to Be a Numismatic Writer. VIDEO: 4:34

What It Takes to Be a Numismatic Writer. VIDEO: 4:34

Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus, Stack’s Bowers Q. David Bowers is one of the most prolific numismatic writers of all time. He has won numerous literary awards and continues to do research and generate new publications. In this brief conversation he shares what it really takes if someone wants to write about the hobby of […]

By March 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where Morgan and Peace dollars were a part of daily life meant that Wayne Miller was constantly exposed to the hefty coins at an early age. “Montana was one of five […]

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Why the Dealers Come to the Long Beach Expo February 2013. VIDEO: 3:05.

Why the Dealers Come to the Long Beach Expo February 2013. VIDEO: 3:05.

Interviewer: David Lisot, Gary Adkins, Russell Augustin, Eugene Bruder, Steven Contursi, Robert Higgins, Joseph Iorio, & Don Rinkor. The Long Beach Expo has been a fixture on the numismatic circuit for decades. Now Collectors Universe and PCGS own the show and the dealers continue to come to southern California to do business. Hear from some […]

By February 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

COIN COLLECTING AN ADDICTION?

Laura Sperber Hot Topics – Legend Numismatics ………. What a long and trying year it has been. I thought this might be the year finally where coin doctoring meets it match. NOT! These days I  see plenty of puttied coins still being made. What a shame. The year started out with great hopes of the […]

By February 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
2013 FUN Show Report…A sign of things to come?

2013 FUN Show Report…A sign of things to come?

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. I am an optimist. I really am. But at the same time I am a realist. The annual FUN show, usually held in the first week or two of the New Year in the resort town of Orlando, is a bell-weather of the year to come. After a […]

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2013: Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. VIDEO: 9:09.

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2013: Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. VIDEO: 9:09.

Presenter: Randy Campbell. Longtime numismatist Donald H. Kagin has been awarded the National Silver Dollar Roundtable‘s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Kagin comes from a family of famous coin and paper money personalities and joins the ranks with many other famous numismatists. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. January, 2013 About The Florida United Numismatists Convention: The […]

By January 22, 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 →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast: 2012 has come and gone and we start 2013 with a ‘clean slate’ and hope for a prosperous New Year.  One of the neatest aspects about a New Year rolling around is the ‘do over’ or  ‘fresh start’ feeling that many people, myself included, get with the change on the calendar.  […]

By January 7, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-Are We Having FUN Yet?

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Are We Having FUN Yet?

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast: Often times I can’t help but reflect on ALL the FUN I have had over the years playing with rare coins.  Please don’t misunderstand what I am saying.  Once you are in the business, it is not all fun and games.  Business is business and if you don’t make a profit […]

By December 19, 2012 0 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 […]

Passing of Former PNG Executive Director Paul L. Koppenhaver

Passing of Former PNG Executive Director Paul L. Koppenhaver

(Temecula, California) —  A former Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), Paul L. Koppenhaver, passed away at the age of 80 in California on December 1, 2012. Koppenhaver served as PNG Executive Director from 1978 to 1995, and he received the PNG’s esteemed Abe Kosoff Founders Award in 1983.  The award is presented […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Houston Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Houston Show Market Report

ANY GIVEN SHOW We’ve all heard the term “any given Sunday” referring to the fact any NFL team can win on any Sunday (not just the favorites). The Houston Show is the same way. We had ZERO expectations. Originally we only attended the show because United Airlines was flying their new 787 Dream-liner between Newark […]

Cool Coins Video from the Dallas ANA Money Show 2012

Cool Coins Video from the Dallas ANA Money Show 2012

Gary Adkins, Gary Adkins & Associates, 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter XF45, Dr. Eugene Bruder, 1847 Hawaii Cent, PCGS63, Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, 1916 Pattern Walking Liberty Half PRF64, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics, 1932 $20 St. Gaudens MS65, Earnest Palms, Dillon Gage Metals, 1893-CC Morgan Dollar MS-64, Allen Rowe, Northern Nevada Coin, 1873-CC Seated Dollar, […]

By October 26, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex, an online trading network for dealers buying and selling certified U.S. coins, is now serving members of the Professional Numismatists Guild as the PNG’s official coin trading network. The relationship brings together a relatively new but already successful online service with a highly respected dealer organization that has been a pillar of the numismatic […]

Numismatic Profile: Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions – VIDEO

Numismatic Profile: Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions – VIDEO

Farokh S. Todywalla and Family, Todywalla Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Most men who start a coin enterprise hope to have members of their family become involved with them to help run the business. Farokh Todywalla of Mumbai, India is one of those lucky men who has both a son and daughter who are following in […]

By October 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Creatively Marketing Your Rare Coins in the Private Market

Creatively Marketing Your Rare Coins in the Private Market

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com …… Through clever marketing by auction companies and prominent media coverage of all major auction sales, many sellers of rare coins have been “conditioned” to believe that auctions are the only venues available to sell their rare coins. Major auction companies do a great job of promoting their […]

By September 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Are You A BELIEVER?

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Are You A BELIEVER?

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast….  Remember that Rod Stewart song-Maggie Mae?  The lyrics of the song go something like this, ‘it’s late September and I really should be back at school’. Strange as this might sound, the coin business is starting to get that back to school or work feel to it.  In just the last […]

By September 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Show Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. First off, we noticed that David Hall and crew are working their tails off to try and make Long Beach a better show. It does indeed look like attendance has improved. Still, they have a lot of work ahead of them. Our show was terrific! No records set-not […]

SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

SilverTowne Launches www.ModernEagleCoins.com

New eCommerce Site Dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins Features Silver American Eagles, Gold American Eagles and Platinum American Eagles. SilverTowne L.P., one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of modern coins, has launched a new specialty website dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins, the popular bullion coins produced annually by the United States Mint. […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Kevin Lipton PNG Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek At a young 53 years old veteran numismatic dealer and market maker Kevin Lipton is awarded one of the Professional Numismatists Guild‘s highest awards. Kevin shares what it is like to win the award and offers counsel for those considering participating in the field of numismatics. Video run-time: 2:32 Copyright […]

By August 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics 2012 ANA Show Report

Legend Numismatics 2012 ANA Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A TRIBUTE Recently the dealer community lost two world class dealers-David Akers and Chuck Walanka. David Akers was our hero and idol. He was always willing to take the time and educate us. He just loved coins. Over the years he had built many of the finest collections-including the […]

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