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New Mid-Summer World Coin Highlights at MA-Shops.com

New Mid-Summer World Coin Highlights at MA-Shops.com

By MA-Shops.com …… MA-Shops.com is the leading numismatic marketplace headquartered in Europe that works with a network of coin dealers to sell coins, paper currency, medals, military directly to the collector. Collectors and dealers can shop confidently knowing that every MA-Shop dealer is committed to 100% safe and reliable transactions. Founder Joachim Schwiening has built […]

By July 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Truly a giant in the professional ranks of rare coin dealers. –Jeff Garrett, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and owner of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Icon of the rare coin industry and all-around gentleman Leon Hendrickson passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. […]

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

NGC Certifies 17 Experimental Glass Cents and Tokens

Patterns struck during World War II by the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 17 experimental cents and tokens struck in glass during World War II to test the unusual composition for coinage. Images of these rare pieces can be viewed at NGCcoin.com/GlassCents. With copper needed for the war effort, the […]

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in World’s Fair of Money in Denver

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in World’s Fair of Money in Denver

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #478 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the Mint have made history by […]

By July 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an incredible lineup of United States coins in their Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, this sale is poised to be the numismatic event of the summer […]

World Coin News – Fiji Commemorative Honors 70th Wedding Anniversary of Elizabeth & Philip

World Coin News – Fiji Commemorative Honors 70th Wedding Anniversary of Elizabeth & Philip

Pobjoy Mint final coin in series Featuring The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Coat of Arms Issued in Diamond encrusted Platinum! Celebrating the lives of two long serving Royals Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins The Coin The two coat of arms depicted on the reverse of this coin are […]

American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

American Numismatic Association Awards College ANA Scholarships

ANA Scholarships The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2017 college scholarships to Collin J. Dempsey, a homeschool senior in Wilder, Tennessee, and William E. Cather, a senior at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Each winner will receive a $1,000 ANA scholarships to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The American […]

Bank of Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknotes in Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bank of Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknotes in Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

By Bank of Thailand …. Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), announced that His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun had granted royal permission for the BOT to print and issue commemorative banknotes in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The BOT will issue 20-Baht, 50-Baht, 100-Baht, 500-Baht, and 1000-Baht banknotes in […]

By July 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honored to have certified the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, which is now prominently on display at the University of Georgia in Athens. This collection contains all 62 issues of the […]

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #970 is live with a great selection of 310 fresh, new coins, 55 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. This week we also have a fresh group of 25 lovely California Fractional Gold pieces available, all running with No Reserve, many housed in […]

World Currency News – Paraguay, Turkey, Madagascar Introduce New Banknotes

World Currency News – Paraguay, Turkey, Madagascar Introduce New Banknotes

Madagascar to Issue New Range of Bills By Central Bank of Madagascar ……   Following Decree No. 2017-400, adopted in Government Council on May 23, 2017, the Central Bank of Madagascar (Banky Foiben’i Madagasikara, or BFM, in Malagasy) will start issuing a new range of banknotes this month. The first group was released July 17, […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal Mint. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned June 2, 1953, 10 heraldic beast statues stood watch at the ceremony, representing the different houses joining in Her Majesty’s royal ancestry. […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Ask Recap: Coin Collector Questions from July 19, 2017

CoinWeek Ask Recap: Coin Collector Questions from July 19, 2017

Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event for coin collector questions on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader coin questions on-air. Among the […]

World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

By Bank of Estonia ……   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros each On June 26, the […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017:  The War on Cash 2: This Time It’s Personal 1.) ‘CASH ESSENTIAL TO PERSONAL FREEDOM’ – EUROPEANS PUSH BACK The biggest cited concern for respondents was the threat the cash restrictions would pose to privacy and personal anonymity. A total of 87% of respondents […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days, with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

By July 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Exonumia News – Orders & Medals Society of America 2017 Annual Convention August 10-13

Exonumia News – Orders & Medals Society of America 2017 Annual Convention August 10-13

By Order and Medals Society of America …… This year’s annual convention of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Thursday, August 10 until Sunday, August 13, about one week after the ANA convention. Like the ANA’s summer meeting, OMSA’s annual convention moves around the country […]

By July 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest edition of the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting: An Introduction to the World of Coins, by Kenneth Bressett. The 288-page softcover book debuted July 4, 2017, and is now available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $12.95. Mr. Bressett will autograph […]

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

MA-Shops: Ancient Coins from Akragas

MA-Shops: Ancient Coins from Akragas

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ……   The city of Akragas was one of the predominant cities of ancient Sicily. A typically Greek city, it was founded in 688 BCE by the Geloans in Sican territory in the southern part of the island settled by Dorians. They started minting coins […]

By July 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Canada Gives Award to RCMP’s Counterfeit Enforcement Team

Bank of Canada Gives Award to RCMP’s Counterfeit Enforcement Team

By Bank of Canada ……   L to R: Richard Wall, Managing Director of Currency Department; Sgt. Marco Roy and Cpl. Vincent Roy, officers, RCMP-C Division; Mario Harel, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Gilles Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing, RCMP; and Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General […]

By July 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Texas Man Arrested for Fraud Involving Rare Coins

Worked for different coin companies in Beaumont over a period of five years By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Last Wednesday on July 12, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas announced that 42-year-old Wesley Judy Pollard, Jr. of Beaumont had been arrested earlier that day on allegations of federal mail […]

By July 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   The loss of SS Central America in September 1857 had a major impact on the history of the United States. Although a recession had already started in 1856, and a major insurance company failed in August, the loss of this ship caused upheaval in financial markets and exacerbated […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Gold Coin of the Great Kushans

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Gold Coin of the Great Kushans

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……   Pompeia’s pick this time is a departure from our usual run of Greco-Roman coins: A gold double-dinar of Vima Kadphises, Kushan ruler of northern and central India from 113 to 137 CE Considering the importance of Ancient India as home of one of the Ancient World’s […]

Weaker Dollar Helps Lift Gold Price

Weaker Dollar Helps Lift Gold Price

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   The precious metals were higher again on Tuesday, buoyed by a continued slump for the U.S. dollar. Spot gold was trading above $1,240/oz in the morning, more than 0.5% in the green. The Platinum Group Metals were slightly above unchanged. Spot silver added 11¢ (almost 0.7% higher) to […]

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

NGC Grader Ken Krah leads a team of 20 full-time world coin graders Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Grading Finalizer, has again decided to delay retirement and continue in his leadership role at NGC. Krah is highly respected by his peers for his extensive knowledge […]

Modern World Coins – Romanian Gold Coin Commemorates US Partnership

Modern World Coins – Romanian Gold Coin Commemorates US Partnership

The 2017 Romania 100 Lei Gold Coin features a bridge on the obverse and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. By National Bank of Romania ……   As of July 4, 2017, the National Bank of Romania put into circulation a gold coin dedicated to the anniversary of 20 years since the launch of […]

By July 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

By July 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Seals on Latest Blue Titanium Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – Seals on Latest Blue Titanium Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Blue Titanium Coin from British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint New Colored Titanium Coin each slightly varying in color! Highlighting British Antarctic Territory Crabeater Seal Populations Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Pobjoy Animal coins are always a popular […]

 
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