Tag: Harlan J. Berk

American Numismatic Society Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

American Numismatic Society Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 12, 2017, it will honor its esteemed patron Anthony J. Terranova with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The distinction of the Trustees’ Award will also be conferred upon the Eric P. […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! is back. In this special 50th Episode, we’ve lined up four of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable dealers to share some of their favorite coins. You won’t want to miss a second of this 4K video program. Segments: Q. David Bowers of Stack’s Bowers discusses the Pine Tree Shilling. Ira Goldberg […]

CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

By CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, October 6, 2016, CoinWeek.com announced that its award-winning YouTube video channel had exceeded 1.5 million views. CoinWeek launched its video channel in 2011 and has since uploaded more than 1,300 original videos – including the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winning videos Numismatic Vienna and How Gold Coins are […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   At its Board of Directors meeting last week in Anaheim, California, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) installed its new officers for 2016–2018. Former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl, currently the president of U.S. Money Reserve in Austin, Texas, was named as the new chairman. […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: “Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.” … On the day appointed for the race the two started together. The Tortoise never […]

Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Money Making: A Brief History of Currency from the British Museum Debate has begun over the choice of JMW Turner to be commemorated on a Bank of England banknote. The public was included in the choice of nominations for the honour […]

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins –  A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive with Harlan J. Berk

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start as a kid when someone (in Berk’s case, his mother) gave him those first fascinating coins. And now, after 52 years plus as a professional and a coin dealer–specializing […]

By January 28, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Auction Preview: Harlan J. Berk Mobility VII – Video: 2:51

CoinWeek Auction Preview: Harlan J. Berk Mobility VII – Video: 2:51

CoinWeek previews its favorite lots from the Harlan J. Berk Mobility Auction VII. Covered in this video: A Byzantine gold solidus of Constantine VI and Irene; an Arabian imitation tetradrachm; various Ancient Greek staters, including one celebrating the 95th Olympiad; and Ancient Imperial Roman coinage. *** CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and […]

Ancient Coins – Harlan J. Berk’s Buy or Bid Sale #196

Ancient Coins – Harlan J. Berk’s Buy or Bid Sale #196

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….   *All estimates and prices realized in US$ unless otherwise noted Since 1964, Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has been a major player in the ancient coin market. With their 196th Buy or Bid Sale (closing on February 4, 2016), the firm continues a tradition of offering a […]

Chicago Coin Club 2015 Annual Banquet Dec. 9

Chicago Coin Club 2015 Annual Banquet Dec. 9

By Carl Wolf for the Chicago Coin Club….   The Chicago Coin Club’s 2015 Annual Banquet is Wednesday, December 9. This is just around the corner and we hope to see all our friends and fellow collectors. This is a wonderful event and it’s always good to see guests and spouses who we see only […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Their Customers

Harlan J. Berk Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Their Customers

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk is a Chicago-based family-owned rare coin business that specializes in ancient coins, antiquities, world coins, U.S. coins, and maps. Hear the Harlan J. Berk story on The Distance Podcast. For 10 years, Harlan J. Berk has been rewarding its most loyal customers with something all numismatists can appreciate… more money to […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk: Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widow’s Mite Set – Video: 4:37

Harlan J. Berk: Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widow’s Mite Set – Video: 4:37

Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk specializes in coins and unusual items from antiquity. In this video, Harlan discusses a special collector set that his firm is offering this holiday season. For the set, the numismatists at Harlan J. Berk take a Crucifixion Period Roman Iron Nail from the 1st Century A.D. and a poor widow’s mite 1st Century B.C. […]

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

Cool Currency – Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked them to show and discuss the coolest currency notes that they brought to the show. Banknote and currency collectors, you’ve waited a long time. Here’s the next installment of CoinWeek’s […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk’s Sammy Berk Describes the Market for Map Collecting – Video: 4:16

Harlan J. Berk’s Sammy Berk Describes the Market for Map Collecting – Video: 4:16

Map Collecting and Paper Money Sammy Berk, Banknotes & Antique Maps, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. David Lisot, Interviewer & Producer David Lisot attended the 2015 PCDA show in Rosemont, Illinois, where he met up with Harlan J. Berk’s Banknote and Map expert Sammy Berk. In this video, Sammy describes the market for the stimulating field […]

By November 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility Auction V Preview – Video: 3:01

CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility Auction V Preview – Video: 3:01

CoinWeek previews its favorite lots from Harlan J. Berk’s Mobility Auction V. Covered in this video: Roman Aureus gold coins of Commodus and Hadrian, a miniature Grecian Krater, and a toned 1912 “V Nickel”. *** CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and information about numismatics. CoinWeek has also won the NLG Award for best numismatic […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! Whitman Expo, November 2015. Video: 5:15

Cool Coins! Whitman Expo, November 2015. Video: 5:15

Coin dealers from across the country travel to Baltimore, Maryland three times a year to exhibit at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. Thousands of collectors walked the bourse in order to buy coins, make trades, and of course, find the coolest coins! CoinWeek presents the following Cool Coins! highlights from the show: Steve Harrison, […]

Cool Coins! Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money 2015 Edition. Video: 12:25

Cool Coins! Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money 2015 Edition. Video: 12:25

Interviewer: David Lisot Featured Presenters: Russell Augustin, 1795 $5 Gold Small Eagle PCGS AU58 Michael Chou, China Shinsi 1898 20 Cent NGC SP67+ and Hong Kong 1866 Silver One Dollar NGC MS62 David Greenstein, 1850 Large Cent PCGS PR64BN Steve Harrison, 1979-CC GSA Morgan Dollar Uncirculated Spencer Kohler, 2 Oz Silver Privateer Series “Siren” Uncirculated […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – October 26, 2015 – Video: 8:19

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – October 26, 2015 – Video: 8:19

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses Heritage Auctions’ fourth sale of the coins from the Eugene Gardner collection and picks out three highlights. Also discussed: Harlan J. Berk’s 195th Buy or Bid Sale, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, and of course, the Top 5 CoinWeek Coin Profiles from last week. This week’s CoinWeek Weekly Report […]

Future Harlan J. Berk Gemini Auctions to Be Held in Chicago

Future Harlan J. Berk Gemini Auctions to Be Held in Chicago

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd…..   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has announced that the firm will not be holding a Gemini auction at the upcoming 2016 New York International Numismatic Convention. Instead the firm plans to organize an important new numismatic convention in downtown Chicago, at which future Gemini auctions will be held. HJB Ltd. […]

By October 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk Mobility IV Auction: 6 Lots You Need to Check Out

Harlan J. Berk Mobility IV Auction: 6 Lots You Need to Check Out

By CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Harlan J. Berk Mobility IV Sale features 221 lots. Interested collectors can bid on the coins by going to Harlan J. Berk’s Mobility website or by using the company’s mobile app (CoinWeek previewed the App in our May 18, 2015 Weekly Report).   Mobility IV is broken down into three major […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 7:03

CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 13, 2015 – Video: 7:03

In the October 13, 2015 edition of the CoinWeek Weekly Report, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Staff Writer Rebecca Nguyen cover the week’s top numismatic stories. In this episode: Donald Kagin discusses a recently unknown photograph of Billy the Kid, Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics tells us about her $5 million dollar purchase of the […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Overview: In 1092 CE the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus enacted sweeping coinage reforms. He stopped production of previous denominations and introduced five new ones: the gold hyperpyron (which served as the unit of account for the new money), the electrum aspron trachy, the billon (copper and silver) aspron trachy, the copper tetarteron, and the […]

By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Must Listen: Harlan J. Berk featured on The Distance Podcast – Audio: 16:10

Must Listen: Harlan J. Berk featured on The Distance Podcast – Audio: 16:10

As students of history, Harlan Berk and his three children know that circumstances around them can change rapidly. They’ve learned to adapt the family business through 51 years of buying and selling ancient coins, as well as antiquities and maps. From rare artifacts to a mystery involving long-lost valuables and the FBI, there’s no telling […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility 3 Auction Preview Video: 6:19

CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility 3 Auction Preview Video: 6:19

Chicago-based Rare Coin dealer and auctioneer Harlan J. Berk is offering 460 “collector-priced” ancient coins in their “Mobility 3” auction. Download their auction app or visit Harlan J. Berk’s website to register and bid. Auction closes on September 18, 2015. Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video […]

By September 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

Overview: The new style of Athenian “owl”–so-called due to the iconic image of Athena’s owl on the reverse–originated in a Greece newly conquered by the Romans. While retaining a profile of the Greek goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl (one of her symbols) on the reverse, several elaborate additions had been made to […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Happening Now: Ancient Coins on Harlan J. Berk’s eBay Coin Shop

Happening Now: Ancient Coins on Harlan J. Berk’s eBay Coin Shop

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) has offered up over 140 ancient coins for auction this week on their eBay shop. The coins span a roughly thousand-year period: from an obol of Dicaea dated from approximately 550 BCE to a drachm of the Alchon Huns in northern India dating from around 540 to […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Walter Mustain Large Cent Collection Offered by Harlan J. Berk – VIDEO: 3:10

Walter Mustain Large Cent Collection Offered by Harlan J. Berk – VIDEO: 3:10

David Greenstein, Numismatist, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Chicago-based Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is selling a special collection of scarce large cents collected by Sheldon and Newcomb variety by longtime collector Walter Mustain. The firm is offering a representative sampling of the some of the most intersting pieces from the collection in a special […]

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.   Walter Mustain was a numismatist of the old school, collecting coins for the fun of it and not a slave to the slab mentality. He collected large cents, which to a copper collector are meant to be held by the edge, bare fingers on bare metal, and […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – May 18th, 2015

CoinWeek Weekly Report – May 18th, 2015

CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot and CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan are both in New York getting ready to cover the Stack’s Bowers Pogue Sale. We have some amazing coverage we’ll be rolling our over the next several days. However, first we review a few of this weeks top numismatic stories; coverage includes a review of […]

 
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