Tag: Coin World

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So Rare?

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So Rare?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …..   Many collectors of 19th-century rare date U.S. gold coins (finally) appreciated with natural color and choice surfaces. I’m not sure that there’s an actual consensus among these collectors about what “natural” color actually is but I, for one, am glad to see dirty gold more […]

Pogue IV Auction Analysis: Why Did You Expect It To Be Easy?

Pogue IV Auction Analysis: Why Did You Expect It To Be Easy?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   “We have now one of the huge lots of the evening. The Sultan of Muscat–Childs–Pogue 1804 Dollar. The Class I Original. Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins… I am looking for a bid of Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand. Any interest at […]

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC April 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator When congress adjourns for spring break there may be a few stragglers that may be found in the halls of the congressional office buildings doing some sort of work. Staffers who live in the Washington, DC area work […]

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Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   Few figures involved in the world of 20th-century commercial numismatics made as great an impression in their day as New York attorney and telemarketer Stanley Apfelbaum (born 1931, died 1990). For nearly 30 years, he was a pioneer and leading figure in the controversial, rough-and-tumble field of coin […]

Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com….   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that… GUIDES! For convenience, they list just one price for a given grade of a coin. It’s important to note that different coins of the same issue and grade often trade for higher and lower […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, the […]

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

National Money Show Host Cities, More Discussed at ANA Board Meeting

Site selection for the 2018 and 2019 National Money Shows was the major topic of discussion by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) newly inducted Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Saturday, August 15, at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Potential host cities for the […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Kolbe & Fanning to Offer Margo Russell’s Numismatic Library – Video: 4:44.

Collectors should note Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming offering of numismatic books belonging to hobby icon Margo Russell. The selection of works both common and rare offer a glimpse into this pioneering figure’s work as head of Coin World magazine. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Numismatic Print Publications. Video: 4:56.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the state of numismatic print publishing and ponders what the future might have in store for the numismatic media in the years to come. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed […]

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.com…. The years 1935 to 1976 saw the dramatic emergence of the booming numismatic world that many take for granted today. During those years, one of the most influential voices was that of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, launched in January 1935 by printer and collector Lee F. Hewitt of Chicago. Hewitt […]

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

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David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young collector in the 1950’s, however, I had little knowledge of numismatic auctions, how and why they worked, and I was not alone. As a staff writer for Coin World from […]

Coin World Editor Steve Roach Shares News Stories. VIDEO: 2:20

Coin World Editor Steve Roach Shares News Stories. VIDEO: 2:20

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Coin World is one of the largest numismatic publications with both monthly and weekly issues about coin collecting. Editor Steve Roach talks about the current coin market at the ANA National Money Show and developments at Coin World. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show The […]

By March 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publishing Leaders Talk About the Coin Hobby at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:09

Numismatic Publishing Leaders Talk About the Coin Hobby at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:09

Steven Roach, Coin World, Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Two of numismatic’s industry leaders in publishing shared their views about the current coin hobby as well as their concerns for the future. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show The Atlanta National Money Show features one of […]

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Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Numismatic Personality: William Gibbs, News Editor, Coin World. VIDEO: 7:41

Interviewer: David Lisot…… Bill Gibbs has been working for Coin World since the 1970’s. He talks about his responsibilities at that publication, the primary issues affecting numismatics, how he got into the numismatic publishing industry, and offers advice to young writers wanting to enter the coin collecting literary marketplace. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 […]

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The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   On June 6 the U.S. Mint ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint. As of the previous day, 251,695 sets were sold, according to the Mint’s web site odometer, a number similar to the last day’s number for the 2012 […]

Beth Deisher Talks About Retirement from “Coin World” and Her Plans for the Future. VIDEO: 3:32.

Beth Deisher Talks About Retirement from “Coin World” and Her Plans for the Future. VIDEO: 3:32.

Beth Deisher, Retired Editor, Coin World Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Beth Deisher was editor for the largest numismatic publication, Coin World, for decades. She retired from her position just one year ago. In this interview with David Lisot Beth shares what she has done with her spare time since then and what she plans to do […]

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

By Steve Roach First published in the Feb. 13, 2012, issue of Coin World The problems of counterfeit coins and “coin doctoring” are two issues that have the potential to harm the coin market in the long term if not properly addressed. For replicas, eBay sellers typically pictured coins marked COPY in accordance with the […]

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The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld’s Jeff Starck, ” A rare gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome established what auction officials claim is a new world […]

 
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