Numismatic Crime – Aggravated Robbery, Coins Stolen From Collector’s Residence

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Aggravated Robbery The Dallas Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of an 84-year-old coin collector. The victim had just returned home from his bank and was exiting his vehicle when attacked from behind. The assailant grabbed the victim’s briefcase causing the […]

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Counterfeit Mintmarks? Watch Out for Embossed Mintmarks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The presence or lack of a particular mintmark can make or break the difference in the price of a coin. Consider, for example, the values of coins from so many popular series minted during the late 19th and 20th centuries. A 1916 Mercury Dime without a mintmark? It’s worth […]

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Stack’s Bowers Announces Schedule for August Auction in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming August 2020 showcase auction of United States coins and paper money and World coins and currency. The live auction will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in coordination with the recently announced PCGS Members Only Show. The […]

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Are Morgan Dollar Prices Going Up?

By Patrick Heller
In early 1989, there was the specter of possibly millions of dollars of “Wall Street-organized” rare coin investment funds entering the market to purchase large quantities of rare coins. Dealers and collectors scurried to “beat the rush” by creating a coin-buying frenzy. Prices rose significantly in anticipation of this “outside” money flowing into the numismatic market

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More Sovereigns From the Caranett Collection Available From Heritage

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS Set Registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. We offered Part One of this collection in May, and we are now privileged to be able to offer a second selection from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to […]

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

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The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

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New Zealand: New silver bullion coin depicts extinct Chatham Island crested penguin

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released their first bullion-quality silver one-ounce coins which include an earlier motif released for 2020 featuring a now-extinct breed of penguin once abundant on the Chatham Islands

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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
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Bowers on collecting: The famous Randall Hoard

Of all 19th-century American coin finds, the most famous is the so-called Randall Hoard, named after a later owner of the cache. Even today, mention of the Randall Hoard recurs with frequency in auction catalogs and sale lists

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
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Bowers on collecting: The famous Randall Hoard

Of all 19th-century American coin finds, the most famous is the so-called Randall Hoard, named after a later owner of the cache. Even today, mention of the Randall Hoard recurs with frequency in auction catalogs and sale lists

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The Secrets to Collecting Walking Liberty Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The Walking Liberty half dollar, issued for 31 years from 1916 to 1947 and which includes 65 date and mint mark coins, is probably the most popular 20th-century U.S. coin and the most widely collected half dollar series. It was produced during a remarkable period in American history that spanned […]

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint ……   The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout […]

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout the […]

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The Royal Presentation Escudo Coinage—the Pinnacle of Spanish Colonial Numismatics

By Kyle Ponterio and Matthew Orsini – Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… An enigma to this day, the exceedingly rare “Royal” presentation issues struck at mints in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico were a distinct departure from the normal “cob” coinage that was standard during the first few centuries of Spanish Colonial rule in the New World. […]

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NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint Reserve

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the United States Mint in May. The hoard includes 2016- and 2017-dated American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, First Spouse gold coins and silver medals. It is unusual for the […]

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PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has confirmed a new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new Overton 133 variety. It is […]

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New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Confirmed

A new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar has been identified by Professional Coin Grading Service, the firm announced June 30. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new Overton 133 variety.
It is the first new major die variety to be discovered on a 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar in more than 90 years, according to PCGS

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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Germany: Silver Proof coins celebrate 900 years of the founding of the city of Freiburg

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry and Munze Deutschland will shortly release new silver commemorative coins which are in observance of the 900th year of the founding of what has grown into Germany’s fourth-largest city

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

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The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

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New Zealand: New silver bullion coin depicts extinct Chatham Island crested penguin

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released their first bullion-quality silver one-ounce coins which include an earlier motif released for 2020 featuring a now-extinct breed of penguin once abundant on the Chatham Islands

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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the U

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

The United States Mint today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna created and sculpted the Maryland American Innovation $1 Coin design. Mint […]

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Eagerly Sought Pattern Morgan Half Dollar: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack’s Bowers ……   Judd-1602 1879 Pattern Morgan Half Dollar Just One Finer 1879 Pattern Morgan Half Dollar. Judd-1602, Pollock-1797. Rarity-6. Copper. Reeded Edge. Proof-66+ RB (PCGS).   The Judd-1602 half dollar is one of the most popular patterns due to the use of George T. Morgan’s portrait of Liberty, previously believed to have […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ……   Back of Series of 1918 “Battleship Note” $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds almost the same, Federal Reserve Bank Notes differ from Federal Reserve Notes in the language of which entity will be paying to the bearer on demand. “FRBNs”, as […]

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Hungary Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Stock Exchange After Fall of Communism

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) is issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of 10,000 forints and a copper-nickel version of 2,000 forints to mark the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Budapest Stock Exchange. By reopening the stock exchange, one of […]

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Stack’s Bowers’ June 2020 Auction Nets Over $5 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of high prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens, and medals, achieving 114 percent of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots. (All prices listed include the buyer’s fee

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Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins’ popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a high-grade 1993 Peacock 150 Yuan for under $10,000 USD or even under $5,000. Heritage Auctions will be selling a very special piece that will likely sell for more than 10 times […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel, NGC …..   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection.   It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared […]

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Finest Known Pedigreed Large Cents of ESM Collection at Stack’s Bowers August Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of our August 2020 Auction. The collection comprises a virtually complete set of large cents by major variety, spanning all issues from 1793 through the end of the type in 1857. Featured are all of the most iconic […]

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The Gaius & Lucius Denarius of Augustus – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …..   A BRILLIANT ORGANIZER and commander, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa[1] engineered Octavian’s rise to supreme power in the waning days of the Roman Republic. Agrippa’s two sons with his wife Julia, Octavian’s only daughter, were Gaius Caesar[2] (born 20 BCE) and Lucius Caesar[3] (born 17 BCE). Gaius and Lucius would […]

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Types of Deteriorating Die Doubling

Is there more than one type of deteriorating die doubling?
Inside Abraded Die Doubling is caused by wear at the edges and inside the design detail. It appears as an enlarged, irregular outline overlapping the original design element. Outside Abraded Die Doubling is caused by wear at the edges and inside actual detail

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2020 Native American $1 Coin Available to Alaska Financial Institutions

The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s testimony.  On Jan

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Canadian Tokens of Douglas Robins Collection Part II up for Bidding

The April World Coins Signature Auction from Heritage featured the Douglas Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens – simply the finest collection of Canadian tokens to have ever been offered in a single auction. This collection was given its own catalog, which is certain to become a key reference in the field. Now, as a part […]

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Spectacular Gem 1915-S Pan-Pac Round $50 in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   At the time of issue in 1915, the round version of the Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 did not sell as well as the more unusual octagonal style. The result was that a greater percentage of the mintage was returned to the Mint for melting. Of the […]

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Coin Lots Make Collecting Fun

By Daryl Conley 
I may be an atypical collector; I may even suffer a bit from ADD when it comes to collecting. Some collectors focus on a certain type or series of coin, or even certain metal content such as gold or silver. Some focus on completing an entire set, putting together a registry set, or completing a BU or MS type set

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Letters to the Editor: July 14, 2020

No Coin Shows for California
For the first time in many years, California does not have a single coin show in the listing section of Numismatic News. This happened in the June 23 edition. All shows this summer have been canceled amid dim prospects that public gatherings of over 10 people will be allowed by local governments

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CSNS Parts Ways with Chairman Foley

The Central States Numismatic Society’s board of governors has decided not to renew Convention Chairman Kevin Foley’s contract, which was set to expire June 30.
Foley served as convention general chairman for decades, guiding it to its semi-permanent home in Schaumburg, Ill., in 2012 and more recently incorporating elements of the Chicago Coin Fair and the PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention into the Central States convention

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Over $5 Million Realized in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million USD was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens, and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots (all prices listed […]

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NGC Announces Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event

Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the official coin grading service of the ANA, responded by announcing a special savings event for collectors […]

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Community Voice Response: July 14, 2020

From the June 19, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Do you think it’s a good idea for the ANA to relocate the 2020 World’s Fair of Money to another state?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.
 
Yes, they should move it if they can have a show this year.
Lee Quast
High Ridge, Mo

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Encore Dollars: Dollar Coins That Came Back One More Time

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ……   Many coin series come and go, never to be struck again. And others take a numismatic bow only to hit the stage one more time for a surprise encore appearance some years later. Many United States coins have come back after years absent from the production schedule, as […]

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Experience a Virtual Reality Tour at the Money Museum

Museum enthusiasts, history aficionados and coin collectors can explore the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Money Museum exhibit, “Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth”, in a new 360-degree virtual reality tour that can be viewed from a computer or a VR headset. Visitors can experience close-up images of many of the exhibit’s objects, allowing views from […]

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States

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Key Date Coins of Tri-Century Collection at David Lawrence

Key Date Coins by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  …… In this week’s Sunday Internet Auction #1123 we are pleased to present an elite assembly of coins we’ve named The Tri-Century Collection. This is a unique lineup of key and semi-key dates that are highlighted by an 1895 PCGS/CAC Proof 67+ DCAM Morgan Dollar, a […]

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Gem 1809 Classic Head Half Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack’s Bowers …… Incredible Gem 1809 Classic Head Half Cent The Green-Newman-Pogue Specimen 1809 Classic Head Half Cent. C-6, B-6. Rarity-1. MS-65+ BN (PCGS). CAC. This is a gorgeous example of the Classic Head half cent, featuring a warm halo of mint color emerging from Liberty’s cap and around her head, fading into ideal […]

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2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States

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Taler 500th Anniversary: Künker Summer Auction 337

500th Anniversary of the Taler by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and taler enthusiasts, in 2020 the taler celebrates its 500th birthday, though it’s obviously possible to argue about the date. Which coin should we refer to as the “first” taler, after all? The 1486 guldiner from Tyrol minted by Sigismund “Rich in Coin”? Or […]

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World’s Fair of Money 2020 Suspended Due to COVID-19

World’s Fair of Money Alternate Options to be Condisdered by ANA Board of Governors   The American Numismatic Assciation (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money®. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States. The ANA […]

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New Holders House So-Called Dollars

Jeff Shevlin, a nationally recognized expert on So-Called Dollars, has available four different types of Lucite holders to store and display So-Called Dollars, which are historical U.S. medals that commemorate events in the United States history

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Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

Editors Note: We have re-posted this article for those that may have missed it the first go around. Enjoy! By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. We’ve put together a list of five great modern coins that you should be looking for right now. None of them will break the bank, and finding […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference June 23

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m

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Ukraine: New silver Proof coins feature sovka roskoshnaja moth as part of flora and fauna series

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued new silver and base metal coins with colour which feature the country’s native flora and fauna in an ongoing coin series. Focusing on the 2020-dated coins is Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths

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Spring Dollar, Rare Asian Coins to Shine at Heritage Auctions Event

In the realm of Asian pedigrees, few rival the Dr. Norman Jacobs collection of Asian coins. As many collectors recall, Jacobs’ collection brought forth such legendary coins such as the finest known example of the Ex. Jacobs’ Hsüan-t’ung Spring Dollar. The coveted piece finds its way to auction once again exclusively in Heritage Auctions’ two-day […]

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1794 Dollar: Legend Auctions to Sell Most Valuable US Coin in October

The world’s most valuable US coin, a 1794 Dollar that last sold for $10 million USD, is set to appear in an auction again later this year. Legend Rare Coin Auctions, Inc. has announced the sale of the Bruce Morelan Collection, a collection of coins from the early period of US history, valued in total […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it is […]

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Coin Images and Their Orientation – A Case Study

By Ron Guth – The Numismatic Detective Agency …..   One of the more interesting puzzles facing researchers and publishers is how to orient coin images for visual purposes. In other words, how should a coin be oriented or rotated so that it appears consistent throughout a publication or across publications? For most coins, especially […]

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Coin Images and Their Orientation – A Case Study

By Ron Guth – The Numismatic Detective Agency ….. One of the more interesting puzzles facing researchers and publishers is how to orient coin images for visual purposes. In other words, how should a coin be oriented or rotated so that it appears consistent throughout a publication or across publications? For most coins, especially modern […]

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GreatCollections Offers Ultra-Rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate

An ultra-rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, of which only a handful of examples are known, is currently being auctioned by GreatCollections, the auction firm announced in a June 5 press release. The large-size, high-denomination note, which features a half-length portrait of a youthful Alexander Hamilton, is being sold unreserved and bidding will end on Sunday, July 12 at www.greatcollections

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Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Spain: New colour silver Proof coin unveiled in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of Spanish Legion

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda has released (15th June) new silver and colour collector coins which highlight an anniversary for one of the country’s more distinct branches of the military. The Spanish Legion, informally known as “The Tercio” or “The Tercios” (an old Spanish military term that roughly translates as “regiment”), is an elite unit of the Spanish Army that belongs to Spain’s Rapid Reaction Force and is modelled on the French Foreign Legion

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Rare Indian Head Eagles Lead Almost $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction Results

Two rare Indian Head eagles, representing the first and last years of the issue, led Heritage’s June 4-7 Long Beach Signature Auction of US coins to total sales over $11 million USD. The corresponding June 5 Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Currency Auction added close to $900 thousand, bringing the total results for the weekend close […]

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Gem Proof 1897 Quarter Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Proof 1897 Quarter Eagle​ The 1897, along with the 1898 and 1899, is the most consistently well produced and attractive Proof Liberty Head quarter eagle from the 19th century. Specialist John Dannreuther goes as far as calling this era the “pinnacle of [the] Mint’s gold Proof […]

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Store and Display Your So-Called Dollars in New Lucite Holders

Jeff Shevlin, a nationally recognized expert on so-called dollars, now has available four different types of Lucite holders to store and display so-called dollars, which are historical U.S. medals that commemorate events in the United States history. “It is exciting to introduce a new product that will allow collectors to showcase and display their collections,” […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Multiple Error Clad Ike Dollar Struck on Quarter Planchet

Also Features a 70% Reverse Indent by a QUARTER Planchet   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… All Ike dollar off-metals are highly prized by serious collectors of major U.S. Mint Errors and collectors of Ike dollars. The only two that are occasionally available are the Ike dollar struck on a Philippine 1 […]

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Do I Have a 1901/O-S Half Eagle?

How can I tell if I have a 1901/O-S half eagle?
This overdate variety is known as Breen 6780. It can be identified via the remnant of the curve of a “0” near the upper right of the final “1” in the date.
 
The motto “In God We Trust” first appeared on our bank notes during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s

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National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

By BJ Searls for PCGS …… Over the last several years, PCGS has been grading more and more tokens and medals and interest in these items is increasing. And one of the relatively recent additions to the PCGS Set Registry® is the National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint (1940-Present) set. This 182-item set […]

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Average Collector at Disadvantage

By Larry Steinfeld
I’m afraid that I am like all the rest of the people in this country who have to depend on large coin collectors to receive the coin I received today. All the big coin collectors have us small collectors at a disadvantage. We are unable to get these coins at our local banks

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Letters to the Editor: June 30, 2020

‘W’ Quarter Find Renews Collecting Passion
I would like to give my opinion on the “W” quarters program. I have been a collector for about 65 years, and in the last few years I have been keeping up on the hobby through Numismatic News but not making any new purchases.
I started looking for the “W” quarters and found one

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Indian Head Gold Leads Long Beach

It was a pair of rare Indian Head $10 gold coins that bidders pursued to top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction, as the two high-grade examples led more than 1,400 lots offered June 4-7

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Basketball Coin Sales Begin

With sales of the Basketball Hall of Fame coins and products beginning June 4, new entries have been added at the top of this page’s chart.
The first of the Mint’s 2020 commemorative releases, the coins honor the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Surcharges from sales of the coins benefit operations and education programs at the Hall of Fame

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1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter, One of the Hobby’s Major Rarities, Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, June 14, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned overdate Original 1827/3 Capped Bust quarter, graded Proof-65 by PCGS. The coin on offer was once part of the Virgil Brand Collection but it has a much longer pedigree, having been owned by such other American numismatic luminaries as Waldo Newcomer, […]

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS …… [Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the PCGS E-Zine newsletter on November 6, 2012 and has been updated to its current form. —CoinWeek] Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took to the House floor and […]

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Community Voice Response: June 30, 2020

From the June 4 Numismatic News e-Newsletter
What type of content would you like to see in Numismatic News that isn’t currently included?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.
 
I would like to see a regular feature about building a typeset on a budget.   Maybe regularly pick a coin and see what can be purchased for $200-$300

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COVID Business Landscape: Part V

By Tom Michael
As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights and adaptations so that we might share them with our readers. We hope this mini-series has provided a breath of fresh air to all who have read it, while reminding everyone of the resilience and resourcefulness endemic in our shared hobby and industry. 
In this last installment, we bring you news from three of the largest producers of gold and silver commemorative and bullion coins in the world, plus an inside look at the workings of two creative coin originators who continue to push the traditional boundaries of modern collectible coinage

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NGC Certifies Majority of Emergency Production 2020(P) Silver Eagles

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has already certified more than half of April’s emergency production of 240,000 American Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint struck 240,000 American Silver Eagle bullion coins between April 8 and April 20, 2020, according to official United States Mint documentation. Bullion Silver Eagles, which have no mintmark, are […]

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Stunning Gold World Coins Among Latest Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Clients, We hope our June notice finds you doing well. If you may have any coins you would like to offer to us, Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections and can assist with shipping and insurance should items merit inspection. Please contact us if you have […]

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Keys to Collecting the Buffalo Nickel and Other Nickels

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The five-cent coin was born in the aftermath of the Civil War when copper, silver and gold coinage had been hoarded. After the war there was growing need for circulating coinage not made of a metal that would be hoarded, and nickel fit that bill. But these coins were not […]

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Coronavirus Creates Influx of Collectors, Investors

By Richard Giedroyc
The surprising and rapid recovery of equity markets in a “V” rather than a “U” shape curve has impacted the spot price of precious metals inversely. This, in turn, has been impacting the value of bullion and bullion-impacted coins. Consider that the bad news

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Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Macedon Before Alexander

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …..   The extent of the Kingdom of Macedonia is as ill-defined as its history is fragmentary (Raymond, 3). ANCIENT MACEDONIANS[1] were marginal Greeks. Although permitted to compete in the Olympics, the Macedonians spoke a distinctive dialect. While their neighbors were creating novel forms of government like democracy, oligarchy and […]

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Tauler and Fau Auction 60 Ancient & World Coin Highlights

By CoinWeek …. On Tuesday, June 24, Auction 60 from -based dealer Tauler and Fau No Floor Bidding – Online and telephone bidding possible 603 lots: Ancient, Spanish and World Coins +100 selected lots with video Important selection of 52 roman aureii 18% buyer´s fee Auction 60 Ancient & World Coin Highlights Lot 213 – […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……… Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a  1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama […]

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Dale Larsen Joins Staff of David Lawrence Rare Coins

David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dale Larsen to the David Lawrence team as a Senior Numismatist and Buyer. Mr. Larsen will be supporting DLRC as a West Coast representative, serving longtime DLRC clients as well as traveling to various locales throughout the United States to purchase collections of […]

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The Panther: Third Entry in Big Cats Coin Series Now Available

Presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the third coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular with collectors […]

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What Can You Learn While Being A Numismatist?

By Patrick A. Heller
In my decades of working as a coin dealer, I have written a lot of sales copy. In the process of describing various items, I have had to dig into the history of the pieces or about the history behind what was selected for the artwork

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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction Features the Timeless Medals of Erik Lindberg

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… In the world of medallic art, France may come to mind for its association with some of the most skilled and elegant craftsmen and their work, especially during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Any survey of medals and coins from this period […]

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Coin Board News Number 55 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 55 — Summer 2020 DISPATCH FROM THE BUNKER In the Spring issue I speculated that we soon might be under quarantine, and to varying degrees this has come to pass. Most coin shows have been canceled through July, […]

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It’s my 10th anniversary as a contributor to Coin Update and World Mint News Blog

Dear readers, it’s hard to believe, but this week marks 10 years since I first joined Coin Update and World Mint News Blog. My first submission in June 2010 was an interview I conducted with U

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ANA Podcast Covers Conversations About Coins and Paper Currency

“Two Bits”, a new podcast from the American Numismatic Association (ANA), is now available on money.org/podcast. Its hosts, ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd and The Numismatist author Mitch Sanders, discuss wide-ranging topics about numismatics and the world of coins and paper currency. In the inaugural episode of “Two Bits”, the hosts discuss collecting during the […]

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