Tag: Exonumia

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

Modern World Coins – South Korea to Release Korean Tiger Bullion Coin in June

Modern World Coins – South Korea to Release Korean Tiger Bullion Coin in June

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. Korean Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO) will release the Korean Tiger Bullion Series Medal in June, fielding yet another bullion option for international metals investors to add to their portfolios. The government-operated KOMSCO will allow South Korea to enter a growing field of nations with […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when we were kids. Swashbucklers all, we watched the antics of Errol Flynn on Saturday morning black and white television and thrilled to the adventures of such denizens of the […]

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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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 […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   There’s no denying that the internet has changed our world dramatically over the last 20 years. When describing the impact that it’s had on our lives–and not just in the United States but all over the world–socially, economically and culturally, “revolutionary” is not too strong a word. What […]

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Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Unveiling a Centennial Mystery of Chinese Pattern Coins This portfolio of 42 dies and 36 letter punches used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98 is an important document of Chinese numismatic history and of the close economic ties between Germany and China at the end of […]

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Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

Under the title ‘Reformatio in Nummis’, auction house Künker published a two-volume catalogue written by Klaus-Peter Brozatus and edited by Rainer Opitz. Spanning 1,276 pages, this volume presents the most comprehensive numismatic work ever published on the topic of the Reformation. In his work, Klaus-Peter Brozatus lists more than 1,700 numismatic objects of the collection […]

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Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.   […]

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5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse – October 22-24

5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse – October 22-24

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE The 5th Annual Wall Street Bourse, a numismatic event for lovers of financial history, will be larger this year on the Grand Mezzazine of the Museum of American Finance at 48 Wall Street. Dealers will trade, sell and tell stories […]

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Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 289 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Syracuse Decadrachm, Ex-Hess-Leu 1958 1030325 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Hicetas (Hiketas). (Tyrant, circa 288-279/8 BC). AV Decadrachm. NGC Ch. AU✭ (Choice About Uncirculated ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine […]

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‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 World’s Fair of Money℠, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal […]

Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

Spink: Dragons, Orchids and Auctions

The team at Spink and Son Ltd. has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic items from South East Asia and takes place during the long-awaited World Stamp Exhibition, of which Spink are the official auctioneer and […]

By July 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Should You Collect Medals?

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek….   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the dilemma faced by open-minded collectors thinking of expanding their interest into the medal field is difficulty in finding reliable general information and even an accurate definition of just […]

Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set Available June 30

Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set Available June 30

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Harry S. Truman (product code AX1) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains the following: One 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin—available in this set only One 1 5/16″ Harry S. […]

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Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

The top selling lot at the Bonhams’ Coins and Medals sale on June 1 was a 1929 $5 coin that soared above expectations and fetched $40,950, racing past its high estimate of $25,000. The winning bid was placed in the room after a prolonged bidding war. The West Coast auction in which it sold was […]

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UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

UK Releases New Waterloo Medal Inspired by Pistrucci

The Royal Mint has released a unique and special edition of Pistrucci’s Waterloo Medal – a masterpiece of minting art in all its glory – to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and pay tribute to those who never received this magnificent honour. After the epic battle had finished raging The Royal […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a Tokens and Medals Census with comprehensive population data for virtually all types graded by NGC. The Tokens and Medals Census, which is available for free on NGCcoin.com, provides collectors and dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate the rarity of tokens and medals from around the world. This […]

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off starting May 28, 2015 at the Toronto Coin Expo. Held in partnership with New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, the semi-annual coin show takes place May 29 and 30 at the Toronto Reference Library at […]

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

Spink to Auction World Bond and Share Certificates May 29

The world of bonds and shares is about to be redefined! Spink and Son’s May 29, 2015 auction of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World contains some 800 lots. China usually accounts for at least 10% of the sale but in this auction it accounts for roughly 100 lots including many rare pieces and […]

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American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the American Fighter Aces collectively today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the American Fighter Aces in recognition of their heroic service to the United States throughout the history of aviation warfare. American Fighter Aces are military […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Künker GmbH & Co.’s eLive Auction 35 will take place this coming week from Tuesday, May 19th until Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. each day on elive-auction.de. This auction offers a large number of coins and medals from the ancient world up to the modern era, with exceedingly […]

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals at May 18 Auction

By Heritage Auctions….   Heritage Auctions’ May 18 Americana & Political Auction, to be held at our Dallas headquarters, will feature the important Isaac Rudman Collection of Slave Hire Badges and Anti-Slavery Medals. Numismatists may will be familiar with the selection of medals and tokens included in this collection, but the slave hire badges, or […]

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported by CoinWeek […]

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

NGC Certifies Rare Gold Medal Presented to Brazilian President Alves

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a rare and important 1906 Brazilian gold medal struck to commemorate the appointment of Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti as Cardinal by Pope Pius X in 1905. This celebrated event marked the first time that a South American was appointed Cardinal by the Holy […]

 
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