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CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

In January of 2015, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ booth at the Florida United Numismatists Convention to talk to LRCA President Julie Abrams about the featured collected consignments in the upcoming Regency XI Rare Coin Auction, which will be held on February 19, 2015 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. This past week was like we took our first big breath of fresh air for 2015. After suffering through a miserable FUN Show (oh did we choke through it), we are relieved things turned around so quickly. We’re also are just now realizing that while wholesale was minimal, […]

2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jeff Garrett has often stated that anyone concerned about the coin market should attend a large coin show and they will probably leave feeling much better. The 2015 FUN show was a classic example. Going into the show, most coin dealers and quite a few […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com…. Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service (TPG). Whenever a “raw” coin is offered for sale, the cynics automatically say “What’s wrong with it that it’s not in a slab?” This is nonsense of course, as collectors such […]

By January 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met up with a dealer friend of mine. This is a guy who knows his coins. He’s a major Texas dealer who’s been in the family business his whole life. I tell you this because I […]

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, or BNA) will issue new 50- and 100-kwanza coins in 2015. BNA governor José de Lima Massano announced the new denominations on December 23, at the release ceremony for the the […]

By December 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in many years such as the 2014 American Platinum Eagle proof coin that depicts a young Lady Liberty.  There were also a number of unexpected surprises like the 2014 Native American […]

By December 23, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by President Obama

By Coinweek News Staff…. As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in the first World War, the president signed legislation on December 16 that authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that honor America’s veterans of that conflict. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) introduced the original […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com… Ask most Americans born following the Cuban Missile Crisis about Cuba, and you’ll probably hear about cigars or Guantanamo Bay. Maybe baseball. But America’s strained relationship and historical connection to the Caribbean island goes far beyond mid-century cold war tensions, delicious ham and pork sandwiches, connoisseur cigars, […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

by Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… If you read nothing else concerning the US Mint’s December 12 biennial report on coin production costs and research into production alternatives, then here are the report’s conclusions: There is no material that can make cent production cheaper. Currently, the costs to industries that make use of coin-accepting machines (such as […]

By December 16, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday, January 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rick Harrison, the famous Pawn Star, will make a special appearance during the casting along NGC grading experts including NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg. […]

2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt (product code FR9) starting Dec. 22 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The set, limited to 20,000 units, contains the following: One proof quality 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin One proof quality 2014 Roosevelt dime […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint to Release New Coin Collecting Set December 16

United States Mint to Release New Coin Collecting Set December 16

Sales will open for the new Coin Discovery Set – An Introduction to Coin Collecting (product code YC1) on Dec. 16 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Priced at $24.95, the set includes three 2014 Kennedy half-dollars in three different qualities – proof, uncirculated and circulating – with tubes for the collector’s own quarters, a […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized 306,000 coins worth €556,000 (almost US$693,000) of counterfeit  1- and 2-euro coins from a shipping container in the southern port city of Naples on Friday, December 12. According to Palermo prosecutor Calogero Ferrara, the seizure of the counterfeit coins is the largest in the 12-year […]

By December 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls Take-Off

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls Take-Off

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… Libertad gold and silver coins from the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda in Mexico, have always appealed to buyers for a range of reasons.  This includes their gorgeous obverse design depicting the bare-breasted winged Victoria statue that many consider the finest to appear on an ongoing […]

By December 11, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

By CoinWeek News Staff… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics will be offering a two-day course on detecting counterfeit and altered coins January 6 and 7, in association with the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando. Brian Silliman, Senior Numismatist at Panda America based in Torrance, California and writer of the […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Sales Break Record

United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Sales Break Record

The United States Mint has announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the second consecutive year. Driven by investor demand around the globe, sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion coins on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, were 495,500. That brought the annual total to date to a record 42,864,000 for Calendar Year 2014, […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Buffalo nickels ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can certainly be completed, provided that the 1918/7-D overdate and the 1916/1916 […]

By December 10, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by participating in the American Numismatic Association’s educational Treasure Trivia game. “As a FUN member since 2005, as well as a […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com…. Previous installments of this article can be found here. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs took up the House-amended version of S1230, the bill calling for commemorative coinage in support of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, on June 10, 1982. The amended bill was written by Representative […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

By CoinWeek Staff… On Friday, December 5, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) held a press conference to introduce a new set of coins due to begin circulating on December 18. The new coins are meant to help relieve the chronic shortage of low-denomination coinage that has plagued the country since Zimbabwe dropped its own […]

By December 8, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff The Central Bank of Ireland issued a press release today urging Irish citizens to use their 1c and 2c euro coins. According to the Central Bank, people do not use the small denomination copper-plated steel coins and end up saving or hoarding them instead. And since 1c and 2c coins are […]

By December 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin 3D-Printed at NC State Successfully Launched Aboard Orion Spacecraft

Coin 3D-Printed at NC State Successfully Launched Aboard Orion Spacecraft

By CoinWeek Staff…. Coins have flown in space before. Twelve 22-karat gold Sacagawea dollar coins travelled on the Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1999. A 1909 VDB Lincoln cent currently resides on Mars, where it serves as a calibration target for one of the Curiosity rover’s imaging systems. But today represented the possible dawn of […]

By December 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D. Watson, one of the 20th century’s most preeminent microbiologists and one of a team of scientists credited with discovering the structure of the DNA double helix. As we reported on […]

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