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Summer FUN Coin Show 2014 Video Playlist

Summer FUN Coin Show 2014 Video Playlist

Why Folks Come to the Summer FUN Coin Convention. VIDEO: 1:24 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com, with Gary Adkins, Jacob Haugen, and Joel Reznick. The Florida United Numismatists have a long tradition of successful coin conventions. Their January coin show is one of the largest in the world. The Summer FUN Convention is only eight years […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Why I Chose Rare Coins, Gold and Silver for My Retirement. VIDEO: 3:10

Robert LeVan, Have Coin Will Travel Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Meet a man who truly believes in the value of coins and precious metals. Robert LeVan worked as a city employee for decades and put all his retirement savings into items with intrinsic value. He shares his philosophy of investment. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2014 […]

By July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

FUN Young Numismatist Page Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention the Florida United Numismatist organization provides a team of volunteer pages to assist them. These are young numismatists that learn about working to earn money and study about […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Opening Ceremony Coin Convention 2014 Summer. VIDEO: 3:50

FUN Opening Ceremony Coin Convention 2014 Summer. VIDEO: 3:50

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists……… The 8th annual Summer FUN Coin Convention opening ceremony is hosted by President Tony Swicer who shares all the events that make this coin show one of the tops in the country. Activities for collectors include 200+ dealer booths, exhibits, lectures, a coin auction by Heritage, Boy Scout and […]

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Diverse U.S. Coin offering marks Heritage Summer FUN Auction in Orlando

Diverse U.S. Coin offering marks Heritage Summer FUN Auction in Orlando

July 10-13 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction features Colonials through Modern coins DALLAS – Collectors of early US type coins will be keeping a close on Heritage Auctions’ July 10-13 Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction in Orlando, FL, as an 1802 JR-2 dime MS62 PCGS, the finest known example of this coin, makes […]

Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Shelby Pooster, Coin Collector, 8th Grade Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Most people think of coin collecting as a male hobby. Shelby Pooster is a 13 year eight grade girl who explains why anyone can be a coin collector. She talks about what go her started in numismatics and how exciting it can be to build […]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. As most of you know I am from Missouri. So was Mark Twain. He had many famous quotes, but the one I like the best (with a little artistic license) is: “Rumors of my retirement are greatly exaggerated” Many of you have emailed me or Tom asking […]

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony. VIDEO: 6:56

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony. VIDEO: 6:56

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists…… The 59th annual FUN Coin Convention was introduced by President Tony Swicer who talked about the many exhibits and displays at the show. Dennis Boggs dressed as President Abraham Lincoln delivered an impassioned version of the Gettysburg Address to the crowd just before the ribbon cutting. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By January 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report – The 2014 January FUN Show

Legend Market Report – The 2014 January FUN Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. We’d guess every Mid West/Northeast dealer were just thrilled to be out of the wicked weather. In fact, many left home early to avoid all the weather issues. Attendance prior to the show and at the show was strong as we have ever seen it! As usual, the […]

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Numismatic Personality: Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve. VIDEO: 7:35

Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Larry Lee has been in numismatics for more than 40 years. He lives in Panama City, Florida where he owns and operates Coin and Bullion Reserve. He recently was involved in the purchase of the Walton 1913 Nickel, one of the most famous and valuable coins in all of numismatics. Larry shares […]

By July 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Prices and the Numismatic Market. VIDEO: 3:06

Precious Metals Prices and the Numismatic Market. VIDEO: 3:06

Brian Cushing, Dick Osburn Rare Coin, Daniel Kedem, Gainesville Coin, Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve, & Daniel Frank Sedwick, Treasure Coins. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Precious metals prices have been very erratic lately. Gold dropped more than $200 an ounce in April 2013 and silver has been equally as volatile. How do these price swings […]

By July 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! FUN Summer Convention Orlando 2013. VIDEO: 7:59

Cool Coins! FUN Summer Convention Orlando 2013. VIDEO: 7:59

Linda Amey, 1798 British Love Token, Brian Cushing, Dick Osburn Rare Coin, 1878-S Seated Liberty Half, PCGS45, Daniel Kedem, Gainesville Coin, Valcambi Breakable Silver Bar, Larry Lee, Coin and Bullion Reserve, 1913 Walton Liberty Nickel, Daniel Frank Sedwick, Treasure Coins, 1732 8 Reales Pillar Dollar, Rudy Valentin, Tampa Coin Club, 2013 Ponce de Leon Bronze […]

By July 19, 2013 2 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 […]

Silver Dollar VAM Rarity Factor Project Update. VIDEO: 7:21.

Silver Dollar VAM Rarity Factor Project Update. VIDEO: 7:21.

John Baumgart, President, SSDC. Rarity factor is an important part of the equation of valuation of silver dollar varieties. Sometimes this factor can be misleading used regarding the grade of a coin. Hear the report of the progress in the update of this critical information and how other collectors can become involved. Presented at the […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video Seminar: The Elite 30 Peace Dollars

Video Seminar: The Elite 30 Peace Dollars

David Close, Ph.D., Numismatic author and researcher. A new book featuring 30 of the most significant Peace dollar varieties has been written. See examples of each of these new findings and what diagnostics to look for in this specialized area of numismatics. Presented at the FUN Coin Convention during the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors […]

By January 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

Silver Dollar VAM Registry Set and VAM-e News. VIDEO: 4:37.

John Baumgart, President, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors. A Registry Set is a coin collection of a particular series listed for its completeness in dates and grades. This allows a way for a collector to compare how his coins match up to other collections. SSDC sponsors a Registry Set on its website. Presented at the […]

By January 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Video News: PCGS Luncheon at FUN full of Announcements and Information

Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service and David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and one of the PCGS Founders, made a series of announcements and presentations during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. Below are a series of Videos produced by CoinWeek, which covered the major announcements from […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Video News: PCGS Announces Coin Restoration Service

Don Willis, President, Professional Coin Grading Service. The world’s largest third coin grading company announced a new coin restoration service during the PCGS Luncheon at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando. PCGS President Don Willis explained how the new service will work, its fee structure and what to expect and not expect when coins are […]

By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Legend Numismatics 2013 FUN SHOW Market Report

Legend Numismatics 2013 FUN SHOW Market Report

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….. A SUPRISING SHOW The FUN Show definately has the all time #2 position for being a “must attend’ great major show locked up. Only the ANA Summer Show rivals it. Yet again, Cindy and the FUN Staff put on an excellent show. The only show issue we question-was […]

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

Important proof coinage with focus on large cents and half dollars, other rarities expected to lead Jan. 9-13 event in Orlando, Fla. ORLANDO – An 1803 “novodel” Bust dollar, PR66 PCGS, one of only four known to exist, is among the most noteworthy lots in Heritage’s U.S. Coin Signature® auction, part of the Official Auctions of […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Large Cents, Silver Coins, and more, in the FUN Platinum Night Event

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Large Cents, Silver Coins, and more, in the FUN Platinum Night Event

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #142 ….. During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four Platinum Night events each year, along with regular, live auctions. Since this tradition began in 2004, the flagship Platinum Night […]

By December 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

An outstanding selection of collector coins highlights our offerings in the upcoming 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction, to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in conjunction with Florida United Numismatists’ summer convention. The selections in this auction include a number of very popular coins in high grades. […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the  collecting community #93 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds It has been a while since I have written about Liberty Seated Half Dollars. Indeed, I have not done so since August 2011, when I discussed several Liberty Seated halves that had then just been auctioned, […]

By February 1, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Denis Loring Sale of 1793 Cents and Other Early Copper by Heritage Auctions

Denis Loring Sale of 1793 Cents and Other Early Copper by Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions – January 4, 2012 Auctioneer : Sam Foose Early American copper specialist Denis Loring assembled a collection of large cents that included many varieties including the early dates. In this auction sale, conducted by Heritage Galleries at a Platinum Night in Orlando, Florida, Denis’ 1793 varieties are offered for public bidding.Watch the entire […]

By January 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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 →
Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Price of Gold and the Effect on Rare Coins

Interviewer: David Lisot Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities, 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 price of gold can be a roller coaster as it goes up […]

By January 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Cool Coins! FUN Coin Convention Orlando 2012

Interviewer: David Lisot Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities: 1796 half dollar, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics: 1921-S Faran Zerbe proof Morgan dollar, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana: 1915 proof Barber quarter, Leo Frese, CT Group: 1792 half disme, (Patrick A. Heller, Liberty Coin Service), Brittany McManus, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben: 1995 proof Silver Eagle, Kristen Oyster, […]

By January 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #90 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, an 1829 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) and a 1793 Chain cent each sold for $1.38 million in a Heritage auction. My article about this 1793 Chain Cent was published on […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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