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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 126

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 126

Numismatic Literature Sale Closes October 4 Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published their 126th sale of important numismatic literature from around the world. The sale features material from several different consignors, including a significant number of lots from the library of the late F. Gordon Frost. The offering of classic 19th- and early 20th-century […]

New Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money Available

New Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money Available

IOLA, Wis. (Sept. 3, 2012) – The Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money is the only annual guide that provides complete coverage of U.S. Currency with today’s market prices and presented in full color. Users will find complete and accurate listings for: Large and Small size currency; Fractional Currency; National Bank Notes; a unique selection of intriguing […]

The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

Bogota, Colombia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770VJ, encapsulated NGC MS 63, extremely rare (14 known). KM-unlisted (39 for type),Calico-1000, Cayon-unlisted. Est: $40,000-$60,000. Few coins muster the mystique of the “pillar dollar,” known to Spanish-speakers as “columnario,” a truly beautiful coin that was ONLY struck at the Spanish colonial mints of Mexico, Lima, Potosi, Guatemala, Santiago and Bogota. Those […]

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Western Australia’s rare Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is the first bird to fly onto The Perth Mint’s magnificent new Birds of Australia coin series. Unveiled in Perth today by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the Western Australian Museum’s Curator of Ornithology Ron Johnstone, the latest collector program will be a welcomed theme on Australian […]

Krause Publications Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

Krause Publications Wins Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Krause Publications newspapers, books and magazines brought home awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild the annual Bash held Aug. 9 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. Krause Publications awards included: Books: • Best Numismatic Investment Book,The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals, by David […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 27, 2012 – A new one-dollar coin commemorating the 100th Grey Cup, Canada’s single biggest annual sporting event, was unveiled today by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “This new circulation coin immortalizes an important milestone in Canada’s sports history and our […]

Illustrated Coin Dating Guide for the Eastern World Re-released

Illustrated Coin Dating Guide for the Eastern World Re-released

IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 27, 2012) – Krause Publications has re-released the Illustrated Coin Dating Guide for the Eastern World. With this book, collectors, dealers and researchers can learn how to identify inscriptions and determine dates on eastern coins. With many images, charts and conversion tables, this book provides the user with all of the resources needed to […]

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

ANA advises members to check credit, debit statements

The American Numismatic Association has received reports that several members had credit or debit card numbers stolen during their stay in Philadelphia for the World’s Fair of MoneySM. In light of this, the ANA advises members to check their credit and debit cards for unusual charges. The stolen credit card numbers did not come from […]

KP Releases New North American Coins & Prices

KP Releases New North American Coins & Prices

IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 20, 2012) — Krause Publications has released the 2013 edition of North American Coins & Prices. Now in its 22nd edition, North American Coins & Prices offers complete listings of U.S. coins from early Colonial issues to modern commemoratives and sets, coins of Mexico from Cob Coinage to modern bullion, and complete listings of Canadian […]

Odyssey Provides Operational Updates on SS Gairsoppa Recovery, Initial Silver Recovery, and HMS Victory

Odyssey Provides Operational Updates on SS Gairsoppa Recovery, Initial Silver Recovery, and HMS Victory

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, provided an operational update relating to the activities of the three ships which are currently engaged in Odyssey projects. The chartered vessel working on the SS Gairsoppa project, the Seabed Worker, will make a scheduled port call in Cork, Ireland, beginning August 15, 2012. After taking […]

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PCGS-Certified Coins Highlight  August Hong Kong Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Highlight August Hong Kong Auctions

(Hong Kong) — Hundreds of rare coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) will be featured in the four auctions conducted before and during the August 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair (HICC). “Collectors and dealers in Asia appreciate the confidence and security provided by the PCGS unlimited lifetime guaranty […]

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Legislation Introduced to Create the 2015 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Panama Canal Commemorative Coins Program

Legislation Introduced to Create the 2015 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Panama Canal Commemorative Coins Program

(Tiburon, CA – August 8, 2012) – Last week, legislation was introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives to create an exciting new commemorative coins program to celebrate the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the engineering feat that created the Panama Canal a century earlier. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is set to conduct the August 2012 Hong Kong sale from August 19 through August 22 at the Mira Hong Kong in Kowloon. Following the successful sale in April that realized over USD$10.5 million, this sale is poised to rise to equally impressive heights. More than 2,300 lots […]

David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Author and Summer Seminar instructor David E. Schenkman will receive the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Aug. 10 during the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Philadelphia. Schenkman has shared his knowledge of tokens with collectors since his first article was published in 1964. Every one of his eight books is considered a standard […]

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

London. July 30th, 2012. Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, announced the launch of its new website today, which it believes will revolutionise the way that it can better service its global client base. The main highlight of its enhanced features is the ability for clients to see pieces sold via private treaty […]

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Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Fully interactive digital catalog lets you view hi-res images, read descriptions, place bids and follow auctions in real-time As of today, July 25, collectors can officially download Heritage Auctions’ brand new Heritage Mobile Catalog (HMC) for iPad, completely free, at the Apple iTunes store. “This is a fully interactive, completely immersive app that collectors will find completely in […]

Kolbe & Fanning Add Hundreds of Books to Online Inventory

Kolbe & Fanning Add Hundreds of Books to Online Inventory

Kolbe & Fanning have been busy adding hundreds of books to our online inventory, available for immediate purchase using our online bookstore at www.numislit.com. From standard references to obscure monographs, the Kolbe & Fanning website is your resource for books and catalogues covering the numismatic spectrum. You may search for specific titles and keywords or browse […]

Sonny Henry’s Announces August Auction

Sonny Henry’s Announces August Auction

The August 25, 2012 Coin and Currency  Auction, & Mail Bid of the Wisconsin Collection & others conducted by SONNY HENRY’S AUCTION SERVICE of Mendota, IL will be  conducted  at the Midwest Center for Christian Living Lasalle, IL. A nice mix of  High Quality Coins. An excellent opportunity for the Discriminating Collector.  Many with Eye […]

PCGS Price Guide Adds California Fractional Gold

PCGS Price Guide Adds California Fractional Gold

The popular PCGS Price Guide (www.pcgs.com/prices) now includes listings for California Fractional Gold coins.  It is the only comprehensive online resource available for market values of this historic series of small 25-cent, 50-cent and one dollar denomination gold coins privately struck from 1852 to 1882. The authoritative guide lists average dealer asking prices for PCGS-graded […]

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OCRE – A major new tool for Roman numismatics

OCRE – A major new tool for Roman numismatics

Today, in collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the ANS launches a major new tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) is an attempt to present, in an easily searchable form, all […]

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

Famed Teddy Roosevelt letter to Treasury Secretary Shaw, suggesting Saint-Gaudens be hired to address our coinage’s “atrocious hideousness,” had been misplaced for more than a century and presumed destroyed DALLAS, TX – The Dec. 27, 1904 letter on White House stationary in which President Teddy Roosevelt likely first used the words “atrocious hideousness” – a […]

RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard is celebrating 50 years of exceptional service in 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to mark this anniversary by issuing a 99.99 per cent fine silver coin featuring the flagship icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent hard at work in the frozen waters of the Canadian Arctic. “As we celebrate […]

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

Addition of Canadian Coast Guard 50th anniversary and War of 1812 themes blends history with the celebration of our natural and cultural heritage Ottawa, Ontario, July 16, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce a summer blockbuster of new coins featuring an abundance of themes and designs capturing Canada’s wealth of national […]

Arthur and Prue Fitts to be honored with Farran Zerbe award

Arthur and Prue Fitts to be honored with Farran Zerbe award

Award to be presented Aug. 10 at the ANA Banquet Arthur and Prudence “Prue” Fitts, of Wolfeboro, N.H., are the 2012 recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s Farran Zerbe Memorial Award. The Association’s most prestigious award is given in recognition of numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The Fittses will be presented with […]

Huge Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

Huge Bourse, Spectacular Exhibits and Educational Programs Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

A massive bourse and best numismatic inventory in American Numismatic Association history awaits attendees of the World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 in Philadelphia. The country’s premier coin show and convention, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in historic downtown Philadelphia, will also feature spectacular educational programs and events as well as the most stunning […]

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

PCGS Gives Congressmen A Close Look At Counterfeiting Problems

(Washington, DC) – During June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and were shown examples of counterfeit coins from the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.  PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit […]

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Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition Now Available

Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (July 9, 2012) — Canadian Coin Digest, 2nd Edition is now available from Krause Publications. Mass marketing efforts by the Royal Canadian Mint have increased awareness of coin collecting in Canada. With the RCM continuing to produce and distribute a variety of attractive, timely-themed commemorative coins every year, Canadian collectors are looking for a reference to […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Featuring newly uncovered information on the storied mintage that will “change the way numismatists think about this important coin…”   DALLAS — The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the classic rarities in U.S. coinage, from a tiny mintage of “not more than 20 pieces,” and now aficionados of the rare variety have […]

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Australian Bush Babies collector coin series, The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its sequel – Australian Bush Babies II.   Similarly inspired by the adorable young of Australia’s iconic animals, the follow-up series will commence with a release which capture’s the inquisitive nature of a beautiful […]

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