Tag: Numismatic History

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Announces New Guide Book of the United States Mint by Q. David Bowers

Whitman Announces New Guide Book of the United States Mint by Q. David Bowers

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of the United States Mint, by Q. David Bowers. The 448-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and at Whitman’s website for $24.95. The 23rd volume in the award-winning Bowers Series explores the heart of American coin collecting: the United States Mint […]

Numismatic Education: Scripophily Dealers Give Away Stock to New York Area Teachers

Numismatic Education: Scripophily Dealers Give Away Stock to New York Area Teachers

By Museum of American Finance …..   The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. Scripophily.com and Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. will sponsor free stock certificates for social studies teachers throughout the […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #46: Ancient Coins – What We Can Learn. How Coins Changed Us.

CoinWeek Podcast #46: Ancient Coins – What We Can Learn. How Coins Changed Us.

CoinWeek Podcast #46: Ancient Coins – What We Can Learn. How Coins Changed Us. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek Ancients Writer Mike Markowitz sits down with editor Charles Morgan in Baltimore at the 2016 Winter Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to […]

By November 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We […]

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek’s editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take a look at an intriguing collecting of letters from known counterfeiter and numismatic forger Thomas Wyatt. In this 4K CoinWeek Exclusive video, Dr. David Fanning discusses the contents of the letters […]

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Morgan Dollars, Part I: An Overview

Collecting Morgan Dollars, Part I: An Overview

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   As a collectible, Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have no real peer in American numismatics. It is by far the most widely collected and traded numismatic coin in the world. Attend any coin show and you will quickly see that slabbed and raw Morgan dollars […]

By September 22, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Robert Bashlow

Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether in the ranks of collectors, dealers, researchers or story tellers. Some of these were well known figures who devoted decades to the field, often as professional coin auctioneers such […]

Numismatic Books – Whitman Publishes Paper Money Counterfeiting and Technology Reference

Numismatic Books – Whitman Publishes Paper Money Counterfeiting and Technology Reference

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing, by Robert “Bob” McCabe. In 480 pages this narrative covers the origins and development of paper and printing; the formation of engraving companies in America, particularly in the melting pot of Philadelphia; the […]

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 Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   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 […]

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

By Coinweek ….   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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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