Tag: Numismatic History

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition Few in the coin industry have been as successful in bringing mainstream attention to numismatics as has Donn Pearlman, former ANA Governor, and 2015 Farran Zerbe Award winner. Donn is the press agent for PNG, Heritage Auctions, the ANA, and a […]

By July 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In April of this year, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near the Israeli city of Modi’in during exploratory excavations conducted by the government of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut before construction began on a new neighborhood in the area. The coins date back […]

By June 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #30: The Harvey Stack Mega Podcast

CoinWeek Podcast #30: The Harvey Stack Mega Podcast

CoinWeek Podcast #30: The Harvey Stack Mega Podcast Harvey Stack is a numismatic luminary. Having lived a full life completely immersed in the coin hobby and industry, the elder Stack has a love for coins and their collectors unlike any other living figure in the hobby. In this CoinWeek Mega Podcast, no topic is off […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Photo Credit: American Numismatic Association; CoinWeek By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic hobby at the turn of the 20th century was much different than it is today. The pages of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatist were filled with familiar faces and names. It was a club magazine in the truest sense. This […]

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Trustees will honor John Herzog for his legacy of giving at a reception on May 17 By Museum of American Finance …..   Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago. Herzog established […]

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Class I Original. Bowers Borckardt-304. Proof-68 (PCGS) The Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins Stack’s Bowers Pogue IV Auction – Lot 4020 on May 26th in NYC “The President has directed that a complete set of coins of the United States be sent to the King of […]

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …..   “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian, once told me as she showed me a tray containing major U.S. rarities, like a 1913 Liberty nickel and an 1804 silver dollar, among others. I had trouble […]

By February 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. In the past two articles, [Part 1 and Part 2] Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation on U.S. commemorative coins. But commemorative coinage is a niche product of the Mint and has rarely been widely distributed. Today, very few people outside of […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George Washington 250th Birthday half dollar. The purpose, scope, and distribution of commemorative coins under the resurrected program bore no resemblance to that which came before. There were still those, […]

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollar that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed in Treasury and Federal Reserve vaults, serving primarily as a backing for silver certificates. When, in 1935, Congress changed the written obligation appearing on silver certificates so that the notes could […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along with the late Kam Awash, John McCloskey played a significant role in founding the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in 1973. This was well before many of today’s specialized […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

In 1994, The Journal of East Asian Numismatics (JEAN) was founded by Michael Chou, the CEO of Champion Auction and Bruce Smith, a noted numismatist in numismatic field. It is a professional numismatic academic journal whose mission is to educate more collectors and researchers on the subjects of Chinese numismatics, culture and history. Bruce Smith, […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs […]

The Great Ships of American Coinage

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty and allegorical Native American motifs, no symbol is used on American coins as prolifically as ships. The story of this country – indeed, the story of the New World […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – 1870 Seated Half Dollar Obverse Cancelled Die

Editors Note: Heritage’s upcoming ANA Signature Sale # 1223 contains an items the caught our eye as we were previewing the sale. It is not the most expensive highlight of the sale, or even an item that will get much or any press coverage, but it does fall into the “Unique and Unusual” category of […]

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

Tales from the Bourse: Gobrecht in a Bottle

This New Edition of Tales from the Bourse is published courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins…. A look back: Gobrecht in a Bottle   It’s always difficult when someone comes in with a collection or family heirlooms to sell, when we have to tell them, “sorry, these aren’t as valuable as you think they are.” Often, it’s just […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: How RL Miles Started Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:14. The collector R.L. Miles an interesting journey into coin collecting. […]

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Harvey Stack –  Recollections of Jonah Shapiro, Art Kagin and  William “Foxie” Steinberg

Harvey Stack – Recollections of Jonah Shapiro, Art Kagin and William “Foxie” Steinberg

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about some of his friends and rivals in numismatics. Recollections of William “Foxie” Steinberg. S15-26 VIDEO: 1:57. ***************************************************** Recollections of Art Kagin, S15-25 VIDEO: 4:41. ***************************************************** Recollections of Jonah Shapiro. S15-24 VIDEO: 2:01. ***************************************************** Copyright © […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

By Dr. Thomas Bush, PhD. – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

By Shaquille Brissett of Gainesville Coins…. During the late 19th century, a culmination of market forces led to a volatility of the silver industry that provoked populist anxieties. Proposals by Representative Richard Bland and Iowa Senator William Allison would appease both Greenbackers (a post-civil war political party that favored the use of paper money and […]

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity, and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy by Q. David Bowers   Q. […]

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack recalls two of the most important coin collections ever assembled; the Clapp Estate Collection and the formation, expansion and acheivement of the JK Lilly Collection. Purchase of the Clapp Estate Coin Collection. Harvey talks about the sale of the Clapp […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service, Part Two

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek…. Click here for Part One. After calling to let me know that he was coming to Sidney, Ohio to meet with Coin World management the next day, Ed Rochette flew to Dayton and called one of the Amos family from there to let them know why he was coming. He […]

By January 26, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com….   Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service (TPG). Whenever a “raw” coin is offered for sale, the cynics automatically say “What’s wrong with it that it’s not in a slab?” This is nonsense of course, as collectors […]

By January 15, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
 
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