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The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

The 60th Annual Winter FUN Coin Show -A Display of Numismatic Supremacy

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Heritage Signature Sale Powers To $70.5 Million; NGC-certified Rarities Rule; Donald J. Partrick Quintet Gain Entrance to Million Dollar Club The 60th Annual Winter FUN Show is in the books, and according to attendees from both sides of the aisle at the Orange County Convention Center, […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

By Dennis Halladay – VAMs and More…. Gold and silver prices rising, the stock market falling, cold weather nearly everywhere, and huge Heritage auctions made for a busy Florida United Numismatists (FUN) coin show January 7-10 in Orlando. And it was big. Really, really big as seen in the accompanying photo of most, but not all, of […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report: The Coin Market is Brutal…… Just like this winter.

Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report: The Coin Market is Brutal…… Just like this winter.

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Came home to frigid temps and snow on the ground. YUCK! It was even more frigid at the show. We’re going to be brutally honest in this report (please read carefully and think about what we are saying). This was Legends WORST FUN Show EVER. Sure the table […]

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

1792 Birch Cent brings $2.585 million in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 8 evening session; five Partrick coins break seven figures in Orlando, FL ORLANDO, FL – Don Partrick’s visionary collection of American colonial coins electrified the numismatic community on Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2014 when the more than 350 coins contained therein realized almost $26 million […]

1793 Chain Cent and 1907 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Highlight Heritages’ Platinum Night

1793 Chain Cent and 1907 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Highlight Heritages’ Platinum Night

Heritage’s FUN auction already has two $2+ million coins ORLANDO, FL – A 1793 S-4 Chain Cent, MS66 Brown PCGS Ex: Parmelee-Brand-Naftzger – the second finest PCGS-Certified Chain Cent and the finest with CAC approval – drew gasps and applause from the assembled audience when it realized $2.35 million as the top lot in Heritage […]

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

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. […]

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 […]

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

ANA President to Host Open Forum During FUN Show, January 9, 2015

Ostromecki to present ANA plans for 2015, take questions from public… American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki Jr. will host a question-and-answer forum during the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in room 224C at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During the open forum, Ostromecki will present an […]

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 […]

By January 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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