Tony Swicer, FUN President
Tony delivers the opening remarks at the FUN Summer Coin Convention in Orlando. The FUN Convention is one of the most successful coin shows in America. Hear why and see the volunteers who make it all possible.
By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com Okay, so you’ve decided that owning rare coins for economic and personal reasons makes sense. Now, how do you get a grip on how the rare coin market works? First of all, take an interest in rare coins. You don’t have to become an expert, just learn the […]
By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In my day-to-day dealings with collectors, I note at least two distinct typologies. First, there is the collector who has either been buying coins since he was a child, or who was a collector as a kid and has since rekindled his early romance with numismatics. And then there is […]
By Laura Sperber – Rare Coin Market Report THE POTENTIAL OF RARE COINS Our expectations of 2011 were for it to be good. Not only has it been good, we are way ahead of last years record numbers. For the first half of 2011, Legend Numismatics SOLD TO COLLECTORS (not WHOLESALED, not including auction representation, […]
By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s first “Internet Only” auction is now open for online bidding, closing at 9 pm EDT on July 28, 2011. Like all of Sedwick’s auctions, this one features shipwreck and world coins, particularly Spanish colonial and Latin American, as well as artifacts, documents and books (789 lots […]
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 understanding her […]
By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com To see where the coin market is headed into the future it’s often helpful to look back at how it’s evolved over time. When we look back at the coin market over several decades we see distinct market trends that have occurred during various time periods. For example, […]
Mike and Jim Halperin Heritage Auctions, Owners Interviewer: David Lisot Heritage Auctions is one of the most successful coin companies in numismatics. Meet the son of one of the co-chairmen of this firm who has decided to enter the numismatic market place and his father’s advice. Mike and Jim Halperin – Father and Son […]
News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #52 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While I previously wrote hundreds of articles about coins over a period of many years, I am startled by the fact that it is now been nearly a whole year since my weekly column commenced. In […]
Central States Conventions always bring together some of the most important people in that coin collecting organization. This gathering of luminaries included nine past presidents of CSNS. They meet and share their best memories about the hobby. Gathering of luminaries included nine past presidents of CSNS Central States Coin Show Copyright © April, 2011
The varied and storied life of Chester L. Krause of Iola, Wis., is well documented in his autobiography, “I’m Chet”. In the book, Krause recalls his youth growing up on the family farm just east of Iola, and days spent in a one-room country schoolhouse and the challenges of making ends meet during the Great […]
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 Services (ANACS) […]
In Stacks upcoming January 26th New York 2011 Americana Sale includes an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French screw coining press [Lot 5231]. The consignor has done considerable research on this press and has discovered that this machine belonged to Eugene Deviercy along with Pierre Frontier, who formed a jewelry partnership in […]
First, I want to clearly state: I fully support the Board of Directors of the PNG in its fight. Since the meeting I had attended last year, they have tried to diligently work on the subject of coin doctoring. Granted, nothing has happened from their efforts, but I did not know it was the MEMBERSHIP that was blocking action.