Tag: Numismatics

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is over 50.  The shift will become even more dramatic as the greater number of people born during the Baby […]

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

Browne, Shamhart receive honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees

YNs, former Money Museum curator honored during Summer Seminar banquet Longtime Summer Seminar instructors Charles O. Browne and William Shamhart were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the American Numismatic Association‘s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, July 4, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Browne and Shamhart have been co-instructors for the Summer Seminar […]

By July 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 large-sized […]

Kevin Foley Talks About the 2013 CSNS Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. VIDEO

Kevin Foley Talks About the 2013 CSNS Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. VIDEO

Kevin Foley, CSNS Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot ………. The Central States Numismatic Society annual convention continues to expand and attract dealers from all over the country. Chairman Kevin Foley explains what it is like to put the convention together and how they have managed to attract so many collectors and dealers to come to […]

Numismatic Personality: David Hendin, April 19, 2013. VIDEO: 7:38.

Numismatic Personality: David Hendin, April 19, 2013. VIDEO: 7:38.

David Hendin Interviewer: David Lisot David Hendin has dug ancient coins out of the ground in archeological digs and then written books about them. He is one of the most well know scholars in the coinage of ancient Israel, works at the American Numismatic Society, and is a literary agent for some high profile writers. […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Week FAQ’s… a Q & A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

Coin Week FAQ’s… a Q & A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker

Welcome to the April edition of CoinWeek FAQ’s Q & A with Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker! Each month we take some of the more interesting questions from the reader mailbag and answer them in our unique analytical way. If you have a question for us, email us at charles@coinweek.com   Q. When gold was […]

By April 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatics – Facts for the Beginner

Numismatics – Facts for the Beginner

Considering you are currently viewing this site, you either already have an interest in the significance of coin collecting, or you have stumbled across it in passing and want to know more about it. Either way it never hurts to give those of you not in the know the lowdown. We’ll start by answering the […]

By February 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Scheduled to cross the auction block as part of our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013, is the finest and most extensive collection of Civil War sutler tokens in private hands, The Raymond Bunt Collection. While cent-sized Civil War tokens are widely known and collected, those issued by sutlers are more specialized, not widely […]

Delcampe Offers New Bank Trading Platform. VIDEO: 4:21.

Delcampe Offers New Bank Trading Platform. VIDEO: 4:21.

Dimitri Aerts, Dutch Manager, Belgium Interviewer: David Lisot The Belgian internet company Delcampe has a website that specializes in the sale and auction of paper money. Notes are listed with descriptions and images of each item. This was their first time to exhibit at Maastricht. Dimitri Aerts, Dutch representative for the company, describes the auction […]

By October 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Free open house includes minting demonstrations, prizes and lots of play time The American Numismatic Association debuts the “Kids Zone,” an interactive exhibit designed to teach children about money, with a free opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The Kids Zone teaches kids about […]

On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

On the Passing of David Akers: An Appreciation

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …. My interest in United States gold coins began early and, as a result, Dave Akers was one of my first numismatic heroes. I somehow managed to scam my way onto the Paramount mailing list back in the early-to-mid 1970′s and I can remember being enthralled with Akers’ style of […]

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Joseph E. Boling Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Numismatics

Longtime Summer Seminar instructor Joseph E. Boling was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Numismatics from the American Numismatic Association’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Boling is the eight recipient of this honor – a fact sure to please Boling, as he is an avid collector of items […]

Kids and Coins at EAC 2012

Kids and Coins at EAC 2012

5th & 6th Grades from Immaculate Conception School, Buffalo, NY 2012 Interviewer: David Lisot, Imagine a whole busload of young students being dropped off at a coin convention. Imagine how interesting it would be for them to be able to hold coins hundreds of years old and ask dealers questions about them. That is what […]

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

Posted by Josh Illingworth NGC Ancients This month, NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to fourth centuries B.C. During the time of Dionysius I (c.405-367 BC), a beautiful series of large silver coins were introduced at Syracuse, the chief city of Sicily. They are considered to […]

Kolbe & Fanning to Hold 125th Numismatic Book Sale

Kolbe & Fanning to Hold 125th Numismatic Book Sale

Kolbe & Fanning have announced their 125th mail-bid sale of important numismatic literature, which will close on Thursday, June 7. The sale features selections from the libraries of F. Gordon Frost, David J. Davis and a major coin firm, and includes significant works in virtually all areas of numismatic study. A list of highlights would […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #107 Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1796 to 1929, and in every year from 1829 to 1915. They are about the size of dimes and are 90% gold or nearly so. […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick Presents Treasure and World Coin Auction and Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick Presents Treasure and World Coin Auction and Video

We just keep the treasures coming! This catalog starts with a large selection of gold cobs, mostly from the 1715 Fleet, including several Mexico and Lima 8 escudos and many “bogey 2’s” (Bogota, Colombia, 2 escudos), some pedigreed to the 2003 “Tampa sale” and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. Of special importance and beauty is […]

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

The Art Basel Fair Versus The FUN Show: An Analysis

The Art Basel Fair Versus The FUN Show: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I recently returned from a week long trip to Miami where I attended the Art Basel art fair. I went primarily to look at art and to purchase some pieces for my collection but I also went to closely observe what has become the most significant art […]

By December 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

We Sell Coins, Why Do We Care About A Comic Book?

By Laura Sperber, – Legend Numismatics Market Report – Re-posted with Permission on CoinWeek Last week a copy reputed to be the finest of Superman #1 sold for a remarkable $2,160,000.00! Keep in mind, this is a regular for circulation to the masses comic book-NOT the original art work. For the life of us, even […]

Coin and Auction Market in Great Britain

Coin and Auction Market in Great Britain

Steve Hill, Director of British Coins, A.H. Baldwin & Sons Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Hill is English coin director for Baldwin’s of London. He explains the importance of the London Coin Fair and the auction they hold in conjunction with the convention. He communicates what coins are trading and the different kinds of collectors. He […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
English Coin Market Update

English Coin Market Update

Eric Green – Numismatic Consultant, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot   Mr. Green travels the world going to coin conventions. He discusses the state of the worldwide and British markets, which coin shows are important to attend, and how a collector can get started. Length: 2:32 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England […]

By November 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Interview with James D. King

Numismatic Interview with James D. King

James D. King– Professional Numismatist, Massachusetts, United States Interviewer: David Lisot James King has traveled between the United States and Great Britain for years buying and selling coins of the world. He has seen the changes in the marketplace during this time and shares his perspective on the state of the hobby. He gives advice […]

By November 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Alvin House – Owner, The Coin House, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. House is a sole proprietor of a coin business that is based in London. He attends local coin shows and sells coins on the Internet. He talks about what collectors in Great Britain like to buy and why third party grading is […]

By November 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Philip Skingley – Director of Publishing, Spink, London Interviewer: David Lisot Philip heads the publishing division of Spink’s of London, established in 1666. He shows examples of some of the most popular numismatic books and talks about what areas of numismatics are most popular. length: 3:45 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Philip Mussell – Marketing Director, Token Publications Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Mussell helps distribute numismatic books and publications throughout Great Britain and Europe. In the course of his work he also travels to countries around the world to meet collectors and help promote coin collecting. He shares what publications sell the best for him as […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Interviewer: David Lisot 6:23 Scott is in charge of one of the largest groups of numismatic publications in the world. They publish the Standard Catalogues of the World for both coins and paper money along with World Coin News, Numismatic News and Bank Note Reporter. Scott’s group also holds a paper money convention and world […]

By November 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Some Thoughts on Proof Gold Survival Rates

Some Thoughts on Proof Gold Survival Rates

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com – CoinWeek Content Partner As someone who handles a decent amount of rare and interesting Proof gold coinage, I’ve been thinking about survival rates. I’d like to share some thoughts about typical survival rates and why certain issues don’t comply with the “basic laws.” First, a little background. The United […]

By November 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
 
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