Tag: Press Releases

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the £5 coin that celebrates the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, following approval from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The designer has been announced as respected engraver John Bergdahl. The coin is decorated with harp-playing […]

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Kraljevich, Goldstein Receive Honorary ANA Doctorates

Duo has taught Summer Seminar courses together since 2004 Longtime American Numismatic Association (ANA) members Erik Goldstein and John Kraljevich were awarded honorary Doctor of Numismatics degrees from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics on Thursday, June 24, at the Session 1 graduation banquet for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar. Kraljevich and Goldstein have paired […]

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De La Rue. The notes bear the portrait of the new king and are issued to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI. On Monday, June 29, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, the […]

By June 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

ANA to Announce 2015 Election Results with Online Broadcast

Tune in July 6 to find out who will serve on the next Board of Governors American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will announce the winners of the 2015 Board of Governors election at 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Monday, July 6, with a live broadcast to the membership that will be […]

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach Named ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Steven Roach was named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the 2015 Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 24. The Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award annually honors a young collector for contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders […]

Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Auctions starting in December 2015 with World Coins; Kenneth Yung joins Heritage as Director of Asian Operations Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially open in Hong Kong in late 2015, and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as its Director of Asian Operations. The company is currently finalizing its plans to acquire space […]

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel, including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors, with the […]

U.S. Mint to Accept Orders for Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Products June 29

U.S. Mint to Accept Orders for Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Products June 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for product options containing quarters honoring Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina starting on June 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Product options and their prices are as follows: Coins in the bags and rolls are circulating quality that have never been in circulation and are struck […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

Auctiones GmbH eAuction 39 – Duplicates from the BCD Library, Pt. 2

By Auctiones GmbH….   It is a time-honored tradition for world-class collections to offload their duplicates at auction from time to time. We know of auctions with duplicates from the Royal Coin Cabinet at Berlin, with duplicates from the Coin Collections of the All-Highest Imperial House (also known as Coin Cabinet Vienna), and of the […]

By June 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

By The Raab Collection….   A Newly Discovered, Long-Lost American Treasure up for Sale An Original Congressional Gold Medal, the Only from Early America Given to a President Known to Still Be in Private Hanes; Valued at $225,000 Presented on Behalf of a Grateful Nation to General and Future President William Henry Harrison, Its Location […]

By June 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Gold Corporation, operator of The Perth Mint, has announced the appointment of Donald Mackay-Coghill as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015. Mr Mackay-Coghill, former Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation for 17 years until 2003, is known as a pioneer in the global precious […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

A long-awaited publication from The American Numismatic Society (ANS), Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins, is now available for sale. The 322-page hardcover catalogue with 79 full-color plates, a work by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan, presents all of the Kushan coins in the ANS collection and provides detailed descriptions, selected illustrations, and […]

Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins Available June 25

Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins Available June 25

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Jacqueline Kennedy starting June 25 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a portrait of Mrs. Kennedy with the inscriptions “JACQUELINE KENNEDY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “W,” “2015,” “35th,” and “1961-1963.” […]

By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX, Inc. (www.APMEX.com), today announced that it has named Kenneth Lewis as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lewis joined APMEX in November 2011 and has most recently served as APMEX’s Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Mr. Lewis was responsible for managing APMEX’s Information Technology, Merchandising, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing functions. “Ken […]

By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

  By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists…. The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015. It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John Burns Memorial Fund that was created […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the decision by the Government on 16 June 2015 to rollout the rounding of 1c and 2c coins nationally. This follows a successful trial that was conducted by the National Payments Plan in Wexford in 2013. The Central Bank will now assume responsibility […]

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Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

  By the Latvian Bank…. On Wednesday, 17 June, the Latvian Bank (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin, 500 Years of the Riga Castle. This is a dedication to the Riga Castle, with its silhouette on the right bank of the Daugava being a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

By Rapp Auctions….   New times consistently require new directions. To stick with what has been tried and tested and at the same time skillfully experiment with the new has always been the successful way Rapp Auctions has communicated with its customers, informing them of interesting and exciting developments and about outstanding consignments. In the […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

On July 15, 2015, the Spink London sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in 19th-century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the 1900’s as so vast that “the sun never set” on it. India at this point […]

By June 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, We feel honored to auction off another part of the extensive Friedrich Popken collection. On June 23, 2015 we will start auction 263 with rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Minden, Quedlinburg and Regenstein. Lovers of history will find there highly important pieces. Just think of an extremely rare thaler […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Four hundred years after French explorers led by Samuel de Champlain explored the territory that would become present-day Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s historic journey to Huronia. The coin was unveiled on June 11 in Ottawa, Ontario, during the official launch of the […]

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

On June 2, The Royal Mint launched Signature Gold, a brand-new addition to its bullion trading service. Opening up the world of gold trading to everybody, Signature Gold guarantees customers full ownership over their gold, and the entry-level is just £20. Signature Gold allows customers to purchase and own a fractional amount of a 400 […]

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

In releasing its 2015 First Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $640.1 million in the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $15.7 million. These results represent a modest decline from the same period in 2014, when $17.0 million in pre-tax profits were achieved on […]

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

The top selling lot at the Bonhams’ Coins and Medals sale on June 1 was a 1929 $5 coin that soared above expectations and fetched $40,950, racing past its high estimate of $25,000. The winning bid was placed in the room after a prolonged bidding war. The West Coast auction in which it sold was […]

By June 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Donald G. Partrick Collection Coin Auctions Postponed at Consignor’s Request

Donald G. Partrick Collection Coin Auctions Postponed at Consignor’s Request

Heritage announced on Wednesday, June 10, the postponement of the three scheduled coin auctions… Heritage Auctions has placed on hold the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Donald G. Partrick Collection Auctions at the request of Mr. Partrick’s family. “Because the family has no immediate use for additional funds, and Don continues to delight in his collection, […]

 
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