Tag: Numismatics

Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes

Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Here’s a short but focused area of U.S. Numismatics: Coins and notes with a strong message of freedom and independence. These pieces go well beyond the ubiquitous portraits of an allegorical Miss Liberty, and they can be found at every price point on the spectrum. A pair of […]

By August 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

US Coin Market – Expert Advice – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

US Coin Market – Expert Advice – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities.com ……   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late eighties. Rare coins were undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. Third party grading and encapsulation had begun in earnest. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the American Numismatics Association Certifications […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

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 →
Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles…. Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even […]

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles…. Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat was instead full of another grain or even sand, that was […]

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn’t sound numismatic to you? You’d be surprised – the amount of new coins and money-related items being created in the virtual world of video games has only one rival, the U.S. and world mints. As […]

By January 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 380 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Fine Style Pergamum Stater 1033796 | GREEK. MYSIA. Pergamum. Struck after 336 BC. AV Stater. NGC MS (Mint State) Strike 4/5 Surface 5/5 Fine Style. 8.62gm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick Offers Educational Seminars Before October 29th Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick Offers Educational Seminars Before October 29th Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s TREASURE, WORLD and U.S. COIN AUCTION #18 is in full swing with just two weeks remain before the THIRD LIVE FLOOR auction kicks off with 1250 lots of choice material in all areas of world coins and shipwreck treasures. However even before the auction itself Sedwick’s has put together a series of […]

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 […]

ANA World’s Fair of Money Opening Ceremony, August 2015 – VIDEO: 11:23.

ANA World’s Fair of Money Opening Ceremony, August 2015 – VIDEO: 11:23.

Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D, President, American Numismatic Association. Outgoing ANA President Walter Ostromecki greets convention-goers in Rosemont, Illinois at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. 2015 marked the end of a run of annual conventions held in Chicago metropolitan area. Next year, the ANA will hold its annual convention in Anaheim, California. Copyright […]

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

The Story of the 1873 Carson City Dime with Arrows at the Date – VIDEO: 3:38.

Joel Rettew, Numismatist, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. In 1873 the United States was in a financial crisis. This affected the price of silver that affected some of the coins in circulation including the dimes minted at Carson City. Numismatist Joel Rettew tells the story of the 1873 Carson City Dime, why some were made “with […]

Cuban Numismatic Association Attends Long Beach Coin Expo – VIDEO: 4:50.

Cuban Numismatic Association Attends Long Beach Coin Expo – VIDEO: 4:50.

Orlando Pino, Treasurer, CNA, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. For the first time the Cuban Numismatic Association had a table at Long Beach. Find out what the special interest club has to offer collectors of Cuban coins and paper money. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Two Numismatic Friends: Ron Gillio and Joel Rettew – Video: 5:17.

Ron Gillio & Joel Rettew, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Two numismatic buddies who have attended the Long Beach Expo for decades were caught by David Lisot’s camera on the bourse floor. Enjoy these friends, who laugh and share some memories about why the Long Beach Expo and numismatics are such great things in which to […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

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 […]

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society; Interviewer: David Lisot. Kevin Foley talks about the 76th annual CSNS Convention, including its expanded bourse and Civil War Lecture Series. He shares why exhibits are so important to the convention and about naming the Best of Show Exhibit Award after the Hendricksons of SilverTowne. Copyright © […]

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. Through a long chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St. Valentine, an obscure third century martyr, became a day for celebrating romantic Love in Western popular culture. It may be no surprise to the reader that classical numismatics has relatively little […]

Rosen Numismatic Advisory Taps into Kathleen Duncan’s Rare Coin Market Insight

Rosen Numismatic Advisory Taps into Kathleen Duncan’s Rare Coin Market Insight

Kathleen Duncan of Pinnacle Rarities was once again asked by The Rosen Numismatic Advisory to participate in the 38th annual Crystal Ball Survey.  Kathleen and several other notable industry leaders responded to questions about the state of the U.S. coin market, challenges faced by rare coin collectors and investors, and outlooks about the near future of […]

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past; “If I wasn’t a coin dealer.” This year really went by fast. Amazingly, we’re bringing the curtain down on another exciting coin campaign. 2014 certainly was an active year in […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Nummis Nova Numismatic Diary, November 16, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Nummis Nova Numismatic Diary, November 16, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Wayne provides a few snippets from other members of Nummis Nova, a Northern Virginia numismatic group of which he is a part… Due to the Veteran’s day holiday I ended […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Future Of Numismatics

The Future Of Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. We all have a stake in making sure there are more coin collectors in the future. A few weeks ago, I spent several days in Colorado Springs visiting the American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters. The focus of the visit was to help […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels (Part II)

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels (Part II)

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers continue to discuss last week’s topic on the use of racial and ethnic slurs on Hobo Nickels…. Click Here to read Part One   Last week Bob Leonard wrote: The […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobby and trade was unsurpassed. One of Michel’s most memorable contributions to ancient numismatics was publication of […]

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

First coin certification service to reach this significant milestone On April 15, 2014, Sarasota, Florida-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has graded its 30 millionth coin this week and is the first third-party coin grading service to reach this important milestone. There has been extraordinary demand for NGC certification in world markets — as well […]

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

As of 1 March 2014, MoneyMuseum presents podcasts revolving around numismatic topics to all those interested on iTunes U. In order to make this offer known to a greater number of coin collectors as well, MoneyMuseum has announced its collaboration with CoinsWeekly.  On March 1, 2014, the MoneyMuseum launched a new online program that provides […]

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers & Harvey Stack, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: Charles Morgan, Content Manager, CoinWeek.com……….. Three legendary numismatists addressed the public at the recent Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan was there to ask questions of Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack about the future of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2014 Whitman Expo […]

By April 10, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions more than $105 Million of Coins & Currency in One Week

Heritage Auctions more than $105 Million of Coins & Currency in One Week

$90+ Million sold at FUN in Orlando; $15 Million at NYINC. Many price records broken. Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatic auctioneer, sold more than $105 million worth of coins and currency Jan. 5-12, 2014, setting records across U.S. Coins, World Coins and U.S. Currency including the most valuable piece of currency on the planet. […]

New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

Jim Fitzgerald, Professional Currency Dealers Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. Jim Fitzgerald is a longtime PCDA member who is running for the presidency of the largest dealer organization devoted exclusively to buying and selling paper money. Jim talks about what it means to be a member in PCDA and his goals as the new […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
 
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