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Coin Clubs:  FUN Member Club Meeting and Discussion

Coin Clubs: FUN Member Club Meeting and Discussion

Tony Swicer, President, Florida United Numismatists……… FUN Coin Club President Tony Swicer knows about how to work with coin clubs. Tony is president of one of the most successful state coin organizations as well as being involved with local clubs and conventions for decades. Tony meet with member clubs of the Florida United Numismatists to […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Club Member Collector Profile Videos

FUN Coin Club Member Collector Profile Videos

CoinWeek, in association with FUN has started a new series of Coin Club member – collector video profiles. We ask collectors what some of the benefits of the club are , what they collect and when available, what their most favorite item is. Join as we talk to several collectors about their numismatic efforts FUN […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Show Auction & Market Observations by Doug Winter

FUN Coin Show Auction & Market Observations by Doug Winter

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. The FUN show is clearly one of the two major market indicators. Symbolically, it is the beginning of a New Coin Year but it is, most of all, a huge economic event with hundreds of millions of dollars changing hands. For me, a good FUN show is […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior-February 2013: Coin Shows Are Where It’s At!

Rare Coin Road Warrior-February 2013: Coin Shows Are Where It’s At!

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast …….. When I started writing the ‘Road Warrior a couple of years ago, my goal was to talk about rare coin shows from a ‘dealer’s perspective’.  Because Sherri and I travel to ALL major U.S. coin shows and most of the larger regional shows, my ‘perspective’ and experience with coin shows […]

By February 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony Orlando 2013

FUN Coin Convention Opening Ceremony Orlando 2013

Tony Swicer, FUN President The 58th annual Florida United Numismatists Coin Convention opened in Orlando, Florida to a record number of dealer booths. FUN President Tony Swicer greets the crowd of coin collectors and tells them what to expect at this year’s FUN Convention. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. January, 2013 About The Florida United Numismatists […]

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Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

This “mule” error, which combines a Sacagawea dollar’s planchet and eagle “tails” design with a “heads” side that shows George Washington and the legends from the Statehood quarter design from 1999 on. A “P” mintmark represents Philadelphia. Graded MS66 PCGS. Die Pair 1 (of 3), cracked through the F in OF on the reverse. While […]

Numismatic Personality: Ed Abbott, FUN Board of Directors & Convention Volunteer, July 12, 2012

Numismatic Personality: Ed Abbott, FUN Board of Directors & Convention Volunteer, July 12, 2012

Ed Abbott, FUN Board of Directors Interviewer: David Lisot Ed is one of those people who works hard for a cause and does not expect to be rewarded. He does so because it is the right thing to do. Numismatics is fortunate that he is a collector at heart and has chosen the coin hobby […]

By July 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Coin Convention Report Summer 2012 – Video Report

FUN Coin Convention Report Summer 2012 – Video Report

Cindy Wibker, Convention Coordinator, Florida United Numismatists Interviewer: CoinWeek’s David Lisot Cindy talks about this summer’s coin convention in Orlando, Florida and the volunteers that help to make it possible. She shares about the upcoming FUN Coin Convention in January as well. Video runtime: 2:40. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2012 2012 Summer FUN SHOW – […]

By July 13, 2012 0 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. One […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #92 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Regarding the FUN Convention auction in Orlando earlier this month, I discussed quarters last week, the Garrett-Jacobson 1829 ‘Large Date’ Half Eagle the week before, the Eliasberg-Atwater-Jung 1793 Chain Cent right after the sale, and Dr. Duckor’s […]

By January 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions’ Orlando FUN Currency event realizes $8.4+ million as part of $75+ million week of numismatic auctions

Heritage Auctions’ Orlando FUN Currency event realizes $8.4+ million as part of $75+ million week of numismatic auctions

Finest of three known $20 Nevada Red Seal notes leads the way, Jan. 5-10, with $66,125 price realized; $10,000 note from famous Binion’s Horseshoe display brings $63,250 DALLAS, TX – The finest of three known $20 Nevada Red Seal notes, a $20 1902 Red Seal Fr. 641 The Nixon NB Ch. # (P)8424, by far […]

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

(Orlando, Florida) — Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). “PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
FUN to be back in Orlando

FUN to be back in Orlando

Pinnacle Rarities Annually dealers and collectors alike look forward to attending the Florida United Numismatic convention with unusual amounts of optimism and renewed vigor. This year’s show was no exception. The show returned to its old stomping grounds after a year hiatus in Tampa, a move we welcomed. Orlando is a great location for a […]

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

Possibly the only known “Plain Edge” specimen of this fabled Large Cent; available as part of Heritage Platinum Night FUN Auction, Jan. 5 DALLAS, TX – A possibly unique “Plain Edge” 1795 one cent piece, Fair 2 PCGS, S-79 will be a featured coin during Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 5 Platinum night festivities as part of […]

William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

Taking place Jan. 5-10 at the Orlando County Convention Center; featuring the Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Notes Collection, along with a wide variety of United States Currency and World notes DALLAS, TX – The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes is already creating buzz with collectors in advance of […]

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of auctions DALLAS, TX – The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents, 12 in all, will be offered as part of Heritage Auctions’ Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 Platinum Night auction, […]

Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers

Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers

Jeanne Shepherd, FUN Volunteer Interviewer: David Lisot Jeanne is the daughter of Robert Hendershott who founded the FUN organization in 1955. She reminisces about the early days of the hobby and how FUN has changed over the years. 4:44 Senior FUN Member Jeanne Shepherd Remembers Summer FUN Show Copyright © July, 2011 FUN11 Summer Orlando […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Comments from the FUN President

Comments from the FUN President

Tony Swicer, FUN President Interviewer: David Lisot Tony Swicer recently assumed the office of presidency for the FUN organization and the summer convention is the first to occur during his term of office. Tony discusses what factors may be affecting the collector market and what is involved in holding a successful coin show. 2:15 Comments […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
FUN Summer 2011 Opening Ceremony

FUN Summer 2011 Opening Ceremony

Tony Swicer, FUN President
Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN Summer Coin Convention in Orlando. The FUN Convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear why and see the volunteers who make it all possible.

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Fresh & Original Proof Gold Powers Platinum Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Fresh & Original Proof Gold Powers Platinum Night Auction

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #37 CoinWeek Exclusive: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In yesterday’s feature article, I wrote about the business strike silver and gold coins in the Jan. 6th Platinum Night event. This auction, however, will be best remembered for the 19th century, Proof […]

By January 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Incredible Variety of Exemplary Business Strike U.S. coins Sell on FUN Platinum Night

Incredible Variety of Exemplary Business Strike U.S. coins Sell on FUN Platinum Night

by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek Every January at the FUN Convention, Heritage conducts a Platinum Night event as part of a large auction extravaganza that features rare U.S. coins and includes paper money, not so rare coins, tokens, medals, and more. Though one to three Platinum Night events are conducted at other coin conventions during […]

By January 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fun Has Begun

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fun Has Begun

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #34 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While the Summer ANA Convention includes a wide variety of items of interest to collectors of U.S. coins, paper money, tokens and medals, plus some coins of the world, the Winter FUN Convention is the […]

Malibu Collection Part II Anchors Bowers and Merena’s January 2011 Rarities Sale

Malibu Collection Part II Anchors Bowers and Merena’s January 2011 Rarities Sale

Our January 2011 Rarities Sale will be presenting a wide selection of United States, Colonial and Territorial coins which range from affordable collector coins to world-renowned absolute and condition pieces

By December 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

“Perhaps unique as a die variety; Walter Breen did not know of other examples, but he was aware of this one, as he participated in the sale of it to Mrs. Norweb. “Here is a superb gem coin, a half dollar for the ages.”

Historic proof sets and ‘Stella’ pattern coins present momentous opportunities for collectors at FUN

Historic proof sets and ‘Stella’ pattern coins present momentous opportunities for collectors at FUN

Remarkable set of six pattern coins associated with the famous “Stella” coinage experiment are important collective highlights of Heritage’s Tampa FUN Auction

The Jim O’Neal Collection of $5 Indians readies for auction in Heritage FUN U.S. Coin event

The Jim O’Neal Collection of $5 Indians readies for auction in Heritage FUN U.S. Coin event

Finest known 1909-O half eagle headlines the Jan. 6 Platinum Night auction of this PCGS Registry Set All-Time Finest in Tampa, FL DALLAS, TX — The finest collectible 1909-O Indian half eagle, MS66 PCGS, the Mitchelson-Clapp-Eliasberg-Price example – designated by legendary numismatist David Akers as “The Coin” – will provide some New Year’s fireworks on […]

1861 $10 Demand Note, only known, to headline Heritage FUN Auction in Tampa

1861 $10 Demand Note, only known, to headline Heritage FUN Auction in Tampa

First Heritage Currency auction of 2011, Jan. 6-8, at Tampa FUN Convention Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, will present a substantial number of rare and exceptional notes as part of its Signature® Currency Auction. The auction will consist of three floor sessions, held Jan. 6-8, 2011 in Tampa, […]

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