Tag: Press Release

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 […]

By July 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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

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 (PCGS) reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.  PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit coins submitted in […]

By July 9, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

Sharpen Skills with ANA Grading, Photography Courses in Philadelphia

Sharpen Skills with ANA Grading, Photography Courses in Philadelphia

The American Numismatic Association will offer a pair of informative two-day courses for collectors prior to the World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Held Aug. 5-6, both courses teach collectors skills that will be useful for a lifetime: grading, conservation and digital photography.   Coin Grading, Problem Coins […]

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

The New and Improved www.silvertowne.com Makes Shopping For Coins And Bullion Even Easier

Winchester, Indiana, June 29, 2012 – The new SilverTowne website, found at  www.silvertowne.com, launched in late September of 2011 and has continued to grow since. One  of the main goals of the new site was to make it more user-friendly, and this was accomplished  through better categorization of products, easier checkout, an expanded product offering […]

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

London. June 28, 2012. Today Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, sold the first known coin ever issued in Scotland for the staggering price of £8,400. The penny, discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, is one of less than only ten known examples ever found and existing today, making it exceptionally […]

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Royal Canadian Mint to issue $1 fine silver coin to celebrate OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 25, 2012 – What has 11 sides, is brass in colour, is renowned as a good luck charm and is celebrating a birthday? Canada’s iconic Loonie one-dollar coin is turning 25 on June 30th. In 1987, Canadians said goodbye to […]

Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

The SoCal Coin & Currency Show Summer Show will be held July 19-21, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. DON’T MISS a rare opportunity to learn about VAMs from one of the industry’s leading experts, C. Logan McKechnie of VAMS & More on Saturday, July 21 at 12:15pm.  […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Quarter Obverse and “Golden” Mini-Dollar Reverse–One of Only About a Dozen Examples Known IRVINE, Calif. – Set to cross the block in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is the famously rare Sacagawea dollar / Washington Statehood quarter muling. This remarkable error was first discovered in 2000 by […]

PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

PCGS Implores Congress to Fight Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Coins

(Washington, DC) — Executives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) warn that the problems of Chinese-made counterfeits of rare coins are getting worse and could soon expand to include fakes of rare bank notes imported into the United States.  In personal meetings and messages conveyed to influential members of Congress in Washington, DC on […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Find Coins Fast With Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ at the June 2012 Baltimore Expo

Find Coins Fast With Collectors Corner CoinSearch™ at the June 2012 Baltimore Expo

(Baltimore, Maryland) – The first mobile application of its kind for collectibles, Collectors Corner CoinSearch™, will be available free during the upcoming Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo.  The unprecedented mobile app will let collectors instantly locate specific coins they’re looking for at the show, June 28 – July 1, 2012. The new service from […]

2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering to be sold by GreatCollections

2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering to be sold by GreatCollections

June 25, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is proud to offer the 2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering, which was the subject of many news stories five years ago when PCGS paid out a $10,000 reward just to be the first grading company to grade this error.   In 2007, Sacagawea dollars were produced […]

By June 25, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

The Kenneth Day Collection expected to raise £30,000 Roman coins collected by numismatist the late Ken Day are to be sold in a specialist London auction on Tuesday July 3 and the proceeds donated to the British Museum. Auctioneers Morton & Eden will divide the coins between two sales and expect the collection to raise […]

Paper Money eBooks from Krause Publications

Paper Money eBooks from Krause Publications

IOLA, Wis. (June 21, 2012) — Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, online products and events, is currently offering a variety of its Paper Money products in e-book form. In just one month over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership nearly doubled, and 29 percent of adult book readers have consumed at least one […]

2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available

2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (June 18, 2012) — The 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this top-selling, one-of-a-kind coin guide contains nearly 1 million values for coins minted around the world between 1901 and 2000. With few exceptions, the values stated in this new 40th edition […]

Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Single Finest Certified for the Issue in Unbelievable NGC Proof-68 Ultra Cameo IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the finest certified 1879 Flowing Hair Stella in their June auction being held in Baltimore at the end of the month. The $4 Stella has long been a numismatic favorite and the subject […]

Coin Board News – Summer 2012

Coin Board News – Summer 2012

By David lange – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY There’s not a lot to report with respect to internet offerings, which have been unremarkable this past quarter. I’ve been slowly selling coin boards through my eBay store Cagemast Coin Boards and Albums, but it is the albums which seem to attract more buyers. Most of the boards […]

 
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