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Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born on September 14, 1867, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1889, Newcomer went to work for industrialist Bernard Baker as a clerk at the Baltimore […]

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Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Mr. Sydney Martin the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work specializing in Colonial American coinage. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm ET at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick […]

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Burnett Anderson Memorial, Booster Awards Presented by ANA at Virtual Event

The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author, or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions to numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 108th Anniversary Convention, the award is intended to […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Three Iconic Coin Dealers Inducted Into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore to Hall   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this […]

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Numismatic Leaders Receive Recognition on ANA Virtual Platform

Leaders in numismatics are essential for helping others to grow within the hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, research, writing, or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all collectors. The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) biggest influencers were recognized during two virtual awards programs on September 1 and 2. […]

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The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is always involved in many projects for different clients. He has been a coin collector since childhood and dreamed for many years of designing his own U.S. coin. Thirty years ago, […]

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ANA Members Recognized at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

Numismatics is the study and collection of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals, but at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) it is the people who truly define the hobby. Several individuals were recognized for their service and commitment to numismatics during the virtual Membership & Literary Awards and Service Awards, September 1 and 2. To […]

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Jim Bisognani: Early Fall Surprises in the Coin Market

With US, world, and ancient coins all in demand, the collecting options are endless   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… As this article posts, another month has rolled around. Normally, September brings the heebie-jeebies to us in New England, as it means, with Labor Day behind us, summer is on her […]

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Highest ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

American Numismatic Association to Honor Recipients Virtually   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new avenues within the numismatic hobby. Recognized for their dedication, hard work, passion and contributions, these recipients will be acknowledged during the ANA’s virtual Membership & Literary Awards and Service […]

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Exceptional Numismatic Writers Receive ANA Awards

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2020 literary awards – recognizing articles published in the 2019 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist – will be presented virtually on September 1 at 12 p.m. (MDT). The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr. George F. Heath in 1888, and this year marks its […]

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Central States Hires Larry Shepherd as Convention Manager

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, Colorado, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager. Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer. CSNS President Mitch Ernst said, […]

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The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator Position on CCAC

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on August 11. Van Alfen will serve in the position previously held by Robert Hoge as a numismatic curator. Mr. Hoge’s […]

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ANA to Celebrate Numismatic Award Recipients on Virtual Platform

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honors members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics, as well as recognizing member longevity in the Association. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money, the ANA will celebrate membership, literary, and service awards on a virtual platform. Led […]

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Dillon Gage: International Depository Services Group Hires Joe De Rosa to Lead

Former Loomis head joins the Dillon Gage family of companies   By Dillon Gage Metals …… Dillon Gage, a world leader in precious metals trading and technology, announces the appointment of Joe De Rosa to serve as managing director for the International Depository Services Group – Global, also known as IDS, and senior vice president […]

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New Chief Financial Officers Joins American Numismatic Association

Controller Carol Hull Retiring After 17 Years of Services   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) welcomed Brent W. Howe as its new chief financial officer (CFO) on August 5. Howe has a deep background in financial management and administration, with broad experience in the education, health care, manufacturing and defense sectors. Howe most recently worked […]

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PCGS Adds Senior Collectibles Experts, Two Tenured Team Members Promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C. Gandhi as World Coins Content […]

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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics. The following awards, which are typically presented at the World’s Fair of Money, will be awarded during the Service Awards Presentation virtual event on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. MT. Adna G. Wilde Jr. […]

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ANA Awards 2020 College Scholarships

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2020 college scholarships to Abigail Zechman from Clermont, Florida, and Colin Feitl from Hebron, Kentucky. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The annual scholarship is an opportunity for the American Numismatic Association to expand on its core […]

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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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CSNS: Foley Out as Convention Chairman

The Central States Numismac Society’s (CSNS) Board of Governors has decided not to renew Convention Chairman Kevin Foley’s contract, which expires June 30. Foley served as convention general chairman for decades, guiding it to its semi-permanent home in Schaumburg, Illinois, in 2012 and more recently incorporating elements of the Chicago Coin Fair and the PCDA […]

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The Coin Analyst Talks to Chiara Principe, Italian Medallic Artist and Sculptor

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Italian artist Chiara Principe has been designing and sculpting coins and medals for over a decade and has extensive training as an artist and sculptor using traditional and modern methods. Best known for her work on Vatican commemorative coins, she has received international recognition for her many accomplishments. In […]

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Donna Frater Named New ANA Director of Development & Membership

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced this week that Donna Frater has been named the new director of development and membership. Frater most recently served as the Association’s manager of development. Frater is taking the reins from departing Membership Director Cary Hardy. A 22-year employee of the ANA, Hardy accepted a position with another nonprofit […]

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Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”, which boldly appear on the reverse of the scarce 1909 VDB and rare 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents and the obverse of all Lincoln cents made since 1918. For many, […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Great American Coin Hunt – 2020 Edition

By Jeff Garrett – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries ….. The last few weeks have been like no other in my 45 plus years as a professional numismatist. The routine of attending a coin convention every week or two during that period has come to a screeching halt. Like many others, I have had to re-invent […]

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Standish Foundation Sending Protective Masks to Children’s Hospitals

All of us at Standish Foundation for Children want you to know how much we appreciate the work that medical providers are doing during this difficult time. We hope for your health and strength. We would like to support hospital programs in some way. There is an overwhelming demand for protective masks for providers and […]

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Standish Foundation Sending Protective Masks to Children’s Hospitals

All of us at Standish Foundation for Children want you to know how much we appreciate the work that medical providers are doing during this difficult time. We hope for your health and strength. We would like to support hospital programs in some way. There is an overwhelming demand for protective masks for providers and […]

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Glenna Goodacre, Designer of Sacagawea Dollar Coin: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Monday, April 13, noted American sculptor Glenna Goodacre passed away of natural causes at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 80 years old. Goodacre is best known to coin collectors as the designer of the obverse of the Sacagawea/Native American golden dollar coin, which made its […]

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No School? Use Pocket Change to Help Educate Children at Home

National Coin Week, April 19-25, 2020, emphasizes that money is history you can hold in your hands Common, everyday pocket change at home can be used to help educate children whether their schools are temporarily closed or not, according to the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA). The 25,000-member organization will mark the 97th annual National […]

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Central States Awards Summer Seminar Scholarship

Andrew Blinkiewicz has been awarded the 2020 Central States Numismatic Society’s Emerging Professional Summer Seminar Scholarship, sponsored by Eagle Eye Rare Coins. The scholarship, created in 2019, recognizes professional numismatists under 30 who have contributed to the hobby through their work and involvement in numismatic organizations. Blinkiewicz has been a senior numismatist at Heritage Auctions […]

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Longest-Running Editor-in-Chief of ANA’s Numismatist Retires

Barbara Gregory Closes ANA Chapter in April After 38 years at the American Numismatic Association (ANA), The Numismatist Editor-in-Chief Barbara Gregory will retire next month. Her legend as the longest-running editor-in-chief at the ANA began in 1988. She also is the first female to hold the position. In mid-April, she passes the editorial responsibilities to […]

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James MaloneBeach Wins American Medal of the Year Award

James MaloneBeach’s medal “Suffer the Children” has won the coveted 2020 AMY (American Medal of the Year) award, sponsored by AMSA (American Medallic Sculpture Association). The announcement was made by Mel Wacks, chair of the committee of distinguished jurors ― Philip Attwood, President of FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art); Dr. Ellen Feingold, Curator […]

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Exhibit Award Winners Announced for ANA 2020 National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 25 competitive exhibit awards at the 2020 Atlanta National Money Show. Winners were announced at the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception on Saturday, February 29. Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Award for Excellence in Numismatic Exhibiting (best of show) for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Depression & Clearing House […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2020 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and […]

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Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs are known to hundreds of millions of Americans, even if his name isn’t familiar to all. He created some of the most widely familiar coin designs ever minted. His artistic […]

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Heritage’s Mark Borckardt Named ANA 2020 Numismatist of the Year

Heritage Auctions Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt received one of the highest individual honors within the hobby when he was named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). “This honor is important to me,” Borckardt said. “This award validates my numismatic work over many years.” A numismatist for 40 years, Borckardt has […]

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Rob Oberth Appointed Newest Member of ANA Board of Governors

Rob Oberth, president of RoundTable Trading – an association for coin dealers and collectors – became the newest member of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Board of Governors on March 12, 2020. Oberth’s appointment came after board member Paul Montgomery tendered his resignation earlier in the day. An ANA Life Member, Oberth ran for a […]

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Heritage Auctions Awards $10,000 to Pennsylvania Coin Collector

Collecting interest passed down from father, uncle   Following a tradition that has grown for more than 20 years, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 USD auction credit to client Steven Wilson through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey. The Pennsylvania resident’s interest in collecting was born out of […]

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NGC Announces Most Prizes Ever for 2020 NGC Registry Awards

In 2020, the NGC Registry will award more than $25,000 in prizes — a 25% increase over last year! Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on December 4, 2020   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will give more than $25,000 in prizes in the 2020 NGC Registry […]

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Peter van Alfen Honored With ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen’s Writings The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions in numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999, at the American Numismatic Association’s […]

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American Numismatic Society Awards Medals and Honors at 2020 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, some 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered to honor Richard M. Beleson with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Mr. Beleson has been a steadfast supporter of the ANS since joining the Society in 1995, and […]

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ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick to be Recognized as Numismatic Ambassador

Kim Kiick will be Honored as Numismatic Ambassador at FUN Convention During the Florida United Numismatists 65th annual convention (the FUN Show), American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will be recognized as a Numismatic Ambassador. On Friday, January 10, Dave Harper, retired editor of Numismatic News, will present the award to Kiick during […]

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Franklin Mint, QVC Founder Joseph M. Segel: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Saturday, December 21, Joseph Segel–“serial entrepreneur” and founder of both the Franklin Mint and QVC–died in hospice of congestive heart failure. He was 88 years old. Segal was born on January 9, 1931, in West Philadelphia, where he grew up, went to school, and started his first business. […]

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US Mint News: CCAC Requests Applications for Membership

The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics. For more information, please contact Jennifer Warren, United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 Ninth […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Charles J. Ricard Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the twelfth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Napoleon medal specialist and hobby leader Charles J. (Charlie) Ricard. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve […]

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The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Future

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and sculptor with almost 35 years’ professional experience — as the 13th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. His appointment filled an important gap at the top of the Mint’s […]

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Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships

Available for Young Collectors and Adult Hobbyists Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2020 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 27-July 2 and July 4-9. Scholarships will be awarded on the […]

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The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part II

By Alan Carr – BuyGoldOnline.io – Original Article …… Link to Part I The Summer Bliss Robbery (2012) – 216 kg Gold Bars On November 30, 2012, masked men in police jackets boarded the Summer Bliss fishing boat in Curaçao and stole 70 gold bars weighing a total of 216kg. Estimated worth of the haul: […]

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ANS Presents 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award in Medallic Art to Mashiko Nakashima

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Mashiko Nakashima is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. Mashiko grew up in her father’s home city of Kyoto, Japan. In 1962 she moved to the United States, and in 1964 […]

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New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint has announced the appointment of Dr. Lawrence S. Brown to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. This appointment for a statutory term of four years will fill the vacancy on the CCAC created by […]

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Numismatic Crime – Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Faraj Case, Update on Bressett Burglary

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Credit Card Bullion Purchases The following two coins were purchased using fraudulent credit cards: 1 ounce gold eagle NGC MS703376247-004 ( Address used 1003 Allendale Rd Four Oaks NC, 27524) 2014 500 YN Gold Panda MS70 PCGS 52206.70/28747839 (Address used 1360 […]

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The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part I

By Alan Carr, Buy Gold Online… The fame and fortune that is associated with a gold bullion heist are, for most of us, in the realms of our deepest and darkest fantasies. Nevertheless, the thought of living in riches and never having to work again has seduced some individuals to try their luck at stealing […]

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Dr. Gilles Bransbourg New Executive Director American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gilles Bransbourg has been named Executive Director. He replaces Dr. Ute Wartenberg, who is stepping down as Executive Director after two decades leading the Society; she will remain at the ANS in the new position of Research Curator. “I am very pleased to hand […]

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ANS Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan to Retire, Assume New Research Role

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, who has served as the executive director of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) since 1999, will be transitioning to a new research curator role at the numismatic non-profit organization headquartered in New York City on November 1. She announced her resignation from her post in […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry Flower Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the eleventh person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Albert Einstein specialist Harry Flower. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #121: Numismatist Editor Barbara Gregory

 CoinWeek Podcast #121: Numismatist Editor Barbara Gregory Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Barbara Gregory, the longtime editor of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Numismatist magazine joins us to talk about the hobby’s “publication of record” and how its stories impact the market. If […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for ANA Awards

Deadline for Award Nominations is Jan. 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2020 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Historic Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Arlie Slabaugh Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the tenth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and editor Arlie R. Slabaugh. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Q. David Bowers: My First Coin Convention

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… With George Williams, I went to an Empire State Numismatic Association (ESNA) convention in Syracuse, New York, in 1954. It was my first regional coin show. By that time I had been a regular attendee at the Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Coin Club, but had not ventured beyond […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces 2020 Gala Honoree

By American Numismatic Society …… The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 16, 2020, it will honor its esteemed former Trustee Richard M. Beleson with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner at the Harvard Club in New York City. Richard Beleson, of San Francisco, California, holds an […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s – 1983

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Turns 50 1983 was a super year for Stack’s. As the markets got stronger, old-time collectors regained their confidence and an avalanche of new collectors seemed to enter the hobby. This meant that Stack’s experienced great growth, both in over-the-counter business and at our auctions, […]

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Coin Dealer Arrested for Stealing More Than $330,000 in Cross-Country Scheme

By Nassau County District Attorney’s Office …… Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a coin dealer from Fort Salonga was arraigned on Wednesday, September 11 for a $330,000 cross-country coin consignment and sale scheme that targeted coin dealers and private collectors from California, Michigan, Ohio and Long Island. Harold Adamo, 53, was arraigned […]

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Civil War Token Society Announces Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Susan and Frank Trask […]

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Exhibitors Honored at ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 17. Thirty-six exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 51 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also five non-competitive individuals or clubs […]

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Rare Coin Expert Miles Standish Donates Quarter-Million Dollars to His High School

  In gratitude for his academic and athletic education, well-known professional numismatist Michael “Miles” Standish has created a $250,000 trust fund for his Portage, Michigan high school. The 1983 graduate of Portage Central H.S. also paid for an 8½ foot tall, bronze statue representing the school’s mascot, the Mighty Mustangs, that was formally dedicated at […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Elston G. Bradfield Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the ninth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and editor Elston G. Bradfield. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Numismatic Influencers Receive Awards During ANA World’s Fair of Money

Leaders in numismatics are essential for helping others to grow within the coin collecting hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, writing or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all numismatists. The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) biggest numismatic leaders and influencers were recognized in August during the World’s Fair […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2019 ANA Show

Complete List of Award Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) …… The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers, and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2019 at the ANA World’s Fair […]

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ANA Members to Receive Awards at Chicago World’s Fair of Money

Numismatics is the study and collection of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals, but at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) it is the people who truly define the hobby. Several individuals will be recognized for their service and commitment to numismatics at the upcoming Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17. The ANA established the […]

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Famous Coin Collector D. Brent Pogue Dead at 54

On July 29, a friend of D. Brent Pogue visited Pogue’s home in Corona del Mar, California and discovered the famed coin collector dead. He was 54 years old. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. Along with his father Mack, Brent assembled one of if not the best modern collections of […]

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PCGS Welcomes New Currency and Coin Grading Experts

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) team has gained three new members bringing a wide range of numismatic knowledge and business acumen. Well-known banknote and counterfeit expert Bruce Thornton has joined as the Director of Banknote Grading; numismatic educator and vintage coin grader Steve Feltner began a role as Director of Numismatic Education and Outreach; […]

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ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new pathways within the numismatic hobby. Recognized for their dedication, hard work, passion and contributions, these recipients will be acknowledged at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-17. Those being recognized are: Thomas Hallenbeck for […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Glenn B. Smedley Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the eighth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Victor D. Brenner medal cataloger, author, editor, and hobby leader Glenn B. Smedley. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #119: Dan Sedwick is Bringing Dealers Together as President of the IAPN

 CoinWeek Podcast #119: Dan Sedwick is Bringing Dealers Together as President of the IAPN Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Dan Sedwick has been elected president of the International Association of Professional Numismatists, the IAPN. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk […]

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PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) suspended the membership of Jason Bradford on July 18, 2019, for conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of the Code of Ethics, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. Bradford, of Legacy Currency Grading in Brentwood, Tennessee, joined the PNG in 2015 as member #765. According to Brueggeman, the […]

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United States Mint Selects 27 Artists for Artistic Infusion Program

On Wednesday, July 17, the United States Mint announced that 27 artists have been selected to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) to enrich and enhance designs on U.S. coins. “We’ve selected diverse artists who represent every region of America, from coast to coast,” said Mint Director David J. Ryder. “Sixteen of the artists […]

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ANA Awards College Scholarships to Committed Numismatists

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2019 college scholarships to William Cooper from Woodlands, Texas, and Isaiah Hageman from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The annual scholarship is an opportunity for the American Numismatic Association to expand on its […]

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Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit Coins

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) …… Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68, was sentenced July 9 to 30 months in federal prison for carrying out a counterfeit coin fraud scheme in multiple states. In addition, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, U.S. […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s – 1982

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… After the economic upheaval of 1981 and earlier, the numismatic market seemed to withstand the uncertainties created by the sharp drop in the silver market. From the latter part of the 1970s, collectors and speculators–following the sharp purchases of silver and future contracts, initiated by the […]

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ANA Honors Distinguished Numismatists With Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication in numismatics. Awards are given to those who display a passion for the hobby, a willingness to expand it and a pride in being involved. The following awards will be presented at the Chicago World’s Fair […]

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Red Book Celebrities in the Spotlight at ANA Legacy Series

ANA World’s Fair of Money to Feature Bressett, Garrett in Chicago   To recognize hobby icons and create a record of their contributions, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) conducts the ANA legacy series – live interviews with notables in the coin community. The events, held in conjunction with ANA conventions, is intended to honor individuals who […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry X Boosel Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the seventh person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and hobby leader Harry X Boosel, “Mr. 1873.”. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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Connect with Fellow Hobbyists at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Mix and Mingle at an Abundance of Social Events Member events and fun gatherings complement the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) educational programs at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, and are the perfect opportunity to socialize and network with fellow hobbyists. ANA members are encouraged to pre-register for the convention to receive admission […]

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The Coin Analyst: Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on Apollo 11 and World War I

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz — one of the most prolific living American medallic artists – has been keeping busy since moving on last year from his position as a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). He recently shared information about some of […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1981

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver dropped on the world markets from over $50 per ounce to under $10 an ounce. Traders, speculators, and coin collectors felt the “sting” of this market downturn […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1981

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver dropped on the world markets from over $50 per ounce to under $10 an ounce. Traders, speculators, and coin collectors felt the “sting” of this market downturn […]

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Q. David Bowers: Coin Ladies Quiz, Part 1

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… This quiz is excerpted from Rare Coin Review #117, published in 1997. 1. This lady, the wife of Anthony de Francisci, the sculptor who created the motif of the Peace silver dollar, is said to have posed for the image of Miss Liberty on the obverse. […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Lee F. Hewitt Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club ……   The Chicago Coin Club announces that the sixth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is former author, editor, and publisher Lee F. Hewitt. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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American Numismatic Association Board of Governors Election is Live

Printed and e-Ballots Sent to Voting-Eligible Members   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has partnered with Election Services Co. to conduct the 2019 Board of Governors election. Printed ballots are now in the mail, and voting instructions have been sent to members who have selected the online voting option. All ballots include biographical information provided […]

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Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered Willard Coin Exchange in Mansfield, Ohio and requested to see gold coins from a showcase. While the male suspect looked at the gold, the female browsed in the shop. […]

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IAPN Votes in Daniel Frank Sedwick as President

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Daniel Frank Sedwick has been sworn in as president of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN). His new term began during the annual IAPN congress held May 13-15 in Carefree, Arizona. Sedwick is the owner and founder of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC. He has worked as a professional […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1980

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1980 began with a crash in the silver market. For years before, the price of silver had risen slowly, inducing people to start selling any and all silver items they had laying around the house. But in a short […]

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CoinWeek Video: Del Bland: A Collector Remembered

  On Friday, May 3rd, the American Numismatic Society and more than 100 collectors from the Early American Coppers met to celebrate and honor the life of Del Bland. Del Bland passed away on October 16, 2018. A lifelong collector, Del began his numismatic journey in 1950, when at the age of 17, he began filling […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft

 CoinWeek Podcast #114: Coin Shop Theft Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. On April 7, coin dealer Chris Lyche was alerted that his brick and mortar coin shop, GSA Coins & Jewelry, had been robbed. Despite installing a new security system and taking every […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts M. Vernon Sheldon Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the fifth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is former ANA President and exhibit case manufacturer M. (Merrill) Vernon Sheldon. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1979

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal buying and the subsequent effects of a hyperactive investment sector. It also featured the birth of a multi-dealer auction event, the sale of several major collections at public […]

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Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen-FedEx Rare Coin Company of America (Rarcoa) recently had a package with six coins routed to Wisconsin that fell off the shipping grid. The package was sent via FedEx and its original destination was Houston, Texas. Missing/Stolen Coins: 1927 $20 SAINT MOTTO […]

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Exhibit Winners Announced for ANA 2019 National Money Show

Twenty exhibitors displayed 27 impressive competitive exhibits at the 2019 National Money Show, held March 28-30 in Pittsburgh. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognized each exhibit winner on March 30 during the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception, along with two noncompetitive exhibitors who also displayed material. Michael Kodysz received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Award for […]

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United States and Cooperating Gold Refinery Enter Agreement After Money Laundering Investigation

By Federal Bureau of Investigation …… Miami-based, gold refinery Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) executed a non-prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida after cooperating in an investigation focusing on money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act in the gold importation and refining industry. Under the terms […]

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More Lucky Collectors Get PCGS Rewards for Finding West Point Mint Mark Quarters

Three lucky Florida residents, one in New Smyrna Beach and a husband and wife in Orlando, are the latest winners in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest to discover specific West Point Mint quarter dollars and be the first to submit them to PCGS for authentication and grading. “They were the first to […]

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Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed and raw dollars was shipped on April 9, 2019, from California to Illinois. Upon arrival, the recipient advised the package had been opened and re-taped using express mail […]

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NCIC: Theft of Gold Bullion, Coins Among Recent Numismatic Crimes

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS – Theft of Coins/Bullion Two Express Mail packages were dropped off at a post office in Sarasota, Florida on April 1, 2019. Both packages were scanned but only one left the facility and was delivered to the correct recipient. It appears […]

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Princeton-Bound Teen Wins 2019 PNG YN Scholarship

Young Connecticut numismatist will attend a six-day session of the ANA Summer Seminar The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship has been awarded to Christian Hartch, 18, of Greenwich, Connecticut. The scholarship will pay for him to attend one of the six-day American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar sessions this June. Hartch began […]

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Early American Coppers, American Numismatic Society to Remember Specialist and Friend Del Bland

On Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Early American Coppers (EAC) Convention in Dayton, Ohio, the EAC and the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will host a get-together to allow the many friends and colleagues of the late Del Bland to remember, celebrate, and honor this extraordinary man. He passed away on October 16, 2018. Delmar […]

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The Great American Coin Hunt: Millions of Collectible Coins to be Released Into Circulation Willy Wonka Style

If you haven’t heard about it by now, you may want to log on to social media and see what all the buzz is about. Search hashtag #GreatAmericanCoinHunt on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The Great American Coin Hunt began as an idea between a few coin dealers and within just a few days has become […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Spring Hong Kong Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the sixth Hong Kong Coin Show held at the Mira Hotel. The vibrant market, aided by an impressive and dynamic offering of desirable rarities, helped the sale exceed expectations, with total prices […]

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NCIC: Help Identify Suspects in Multiple Gold, Coin Store Robberies

  By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Assistance Needed – Suspect Identification The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is working with the NYPD Major Theft Unit to identify gold and jewelry theft victims that involved the person pictured below. The subject has been traveling across the US targeting […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Virgil Brand Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the fourth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is noted collector Virgil Michael Brand, 1862-1926, who formed the greatest private collection of coins in the world. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Rainer Opitz (1954-2019)

By Künker Auctions GmbH …… “To achieve the possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again.” —Hermann Hesse The German numismatic community has lost a visionary: Dr. Rainer Opitz passed away at the age of 64 on February 7, 2019. The businessman Rainer Opitz is known in the numismatic world for his dedication to […]

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Mark Olsen Mining Company to Pay Over $3.6 Million to Fraud Victims: CFTC

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …… The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that a federal court in Florida has entered an Order of Final Judgment by Default (Final Judgment Order) and an Order Granting Motion for Final Default Judgment (collectively, Orders), against Betty Lea Grimes of Boca Raton, and the precious metals firm […]

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Challenging the Status Quo: An Interview With U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder

A Coin Analyst Exclusive By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. David J. Ryder, the 39th Director of the United States Mint, assumed his new role on May 31, 2018. Ryder has extensive professional experience relevant to running the Mint, having served in other government positions and spent over 20 years working for companies that develop […]

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CCAC: New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. political and policy history. He fills the vacancy created by the […]

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F+W, Publisher of Numismatic News, Declares Bankruptcy

By CoinWeek News Staff …. F+W Media (the parent company of Numismatic News), along with eight other companies affiliated with F+W, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief on Sunday, March 10 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Citing print publication industry decline, bad capital investments and mismanagement, the company found itself $105.2 […]

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F+W, Publisher of Numismatic News, Declares Bankruptcy

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   F+W Media (the parent company of Numismatic News), along with eight other companies affiliated with F+W, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief on Sunday, March 10 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Citing print publication industry decline, bad capital investments and mismanagement, the company found itself […]

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Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal Series Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise Medal by Eugene Daub is 50th in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame Series The Jewish-American Hall of Fame series of medals was launched 50 years ago under the direction of Mel Wacks, who continues to guide what is now the longest continuing series of art medals in the United States, and […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 15. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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Veteran Collector and Prominent CPA Robert Fligel Launches Bullion and Rare Coin Firm

RF Precious Metals is a CAC-Authorized Dealer Robert Fligel, a prominent New York City and former Big 4 Certified Public Accountant and CPA firm advisor, has opened a rare coins and precious metals consulting company, RF Precious Metals, LLC, to assist collectors, investors, financial planners and asset and estate managers with buying and selling of […]

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Nominations Received for ANA Board of Governors

Election Ballots to be Mailed in Late May Every two years, the terms of all American Numismatic Association (ANA) elected officials expire. This includes the president, vice president and seven governors. March 1 was the end of the nomination period for the ANA’s 2019 election of officers. The 14 individuals below have received the required […]

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Harvey G. Stack Awarded Honorary Life Fellowship From ANS

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, received the Honorary Life Fellow Award from the American Numismatic Society (ANS) for 50 years of dedicated service, gifts and support for the Society. It is one of the foremost honors an American numismatist can receive. Approached for comment, Harvey Stack gave […]

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Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for Fraud and Misappropriation

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on March 4 that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez and his companies, Royal Leisure International, Inc. (RLI) and Gold Chasers, Inc. (GCI), to pay restitution and civil monetary penalties for fraudulently soliciting customers to purchase physical gold and misappropriating […]

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Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins were sent priority mail from Carson City, Nevada to Fort Worth, Texas. They have been reported missing/stolen: #2 A registered package being sent from Honolulu to Redondo […]

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ANA Governor Thomas J. Uram Announces VP Run

American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Thomas J. Uram has announced his candidacy for ANA Vice President. Tom was elected as a governor in 2017. He began his association with the ANA as a junior member in 1974 and within two years became an ANA Life Member, which now encumbers 45 years of continuous membership. His […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts William Forrester Dunham Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the third person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is collector and author William Forrester Dunham, 1857-1936, owner of an 1804 dollar and an 1822 half eagle. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web […]

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Coins, Committing Mail Fraud

Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty February 21 to one count of selling counterfeit coins and one count of mail fraud in the United States District Court of Minnesota in St. Paul. Skog faces a potential maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment on the count of selling counterfeit coins and a potential […]

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Pittsburgh Legacy Series to Welcome Don Everhart

In 2015 the American Numismatic Association (ANA) introduced the ANA Legacy Series to recognize hobby icons and help create a record of their contributions. The series continues today, held in conjunction with ANA conventions. They consist of live interviews with notables in the coin community and honors individuals who have profoundly impacted the hobby, giving […]

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Brian Yutzy Joins David Lawrence Rare Coins

David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is pleased to announce that Brian Yutzy has joined the Virginia Beach office as a Senior Numismatist and Buyer. Yutzy will be serving his existing clients as well as helping DLRC serve a wider base of customers throughout the country. Mr. Yutzy comes to DLRC after spending over 30 years […]

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Court Imposes $15.7 Million Penalty, Lifetime Ban Against Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….. In 2015, the CFTC Charged California Resident Hannes Tulving, Jr. and His Firm with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation in a Precious Metals Scheme that Defrauded at Least 381 Customers Nationwide * * * The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the […]

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Paper Money News – PCGS, Jason Bradford End Currency Grading Relationship; Bradford Launches New Grading Service

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. PCGS announced on Tuesday that it has ended its business relationship with K3B, Inc., a Peoria, Illinois company that operated under the trademark and brand PCGS Currency. The announcement came as unexpected news to the numismatic community as K3B has been grading notes under the PCGS Currency brand since February […]

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Coin Club News – PAN and ANA National Money Show Plans Moving Forward

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) continues to work with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to make the March 28 – 30 National Money Show to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a very special event. PAN is the official host organization and PAN Secretary Patrick McBride is the Host Chairman. PAN Vice President Randy Mastrangelo […]

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Nominate an Anti-Counterfeiting Crusader for Prestigious Honor

Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award. “This award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous the vigorous anti-counterfeiting efforts of collectors, […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2019 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations […]

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United States Mint Announces New Products for Young Collectors

The United States Mint is pleased to announce a new family of youth products in 2019 – the Mint’s first new youth products in five years. There will be three new products for kids in 2019, featuring the Mighty Minters™ — Kendra, Timothy, Sophie, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla. They are fun, approachable, and wholesome […]

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Sentencing Date Changed for Importer of Counterfeit Coins, Holders

April 25 is the new date for Kirschner’s sentencing hearing   U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler had been scheduled to sentence Jonathan A. Kirschner on February 5 for his admitted crimes of falsely impersonating an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and of unlawfully importing counterfeit coins and […]

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Joseph Menna Named Chief Engraver of United States Mint

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder announced that Sculptor-Engraver Joseph “Joe” Menna has been named Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Menna joined the Mint in 2005, and he brings 32 years of professional experience and classical training to the position. He was the first full-time digitally skilled artist hired by the United […]

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Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do we know about them? It’s easy to never dive into who they were beyond “important collectors”, but each has an interesting story and a lifetime of unique achievements. Presented […]

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Nominate Candidates for the ANA Board of Governors

Nominations are being accepted for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2019 Board of Governors election through March 1, 2019. The ANA is a nonprofit, educational organization and is governed by a nine-member Board, which includes a president, vice president and seven governors at large. The ANA’s federal charter, granted in perpetuity by the United States […]

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New ANA Scholarship Celebrates Passionate, Influential Numismatist

There are members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) who go above and beyond to share their passion for the hobby. These are the individuals who help the hobby evolve. Last summer, one such dedicated ANA member passed away, leaving behind a numismatic legacy dedicated to nurturing the next generation of numismatists. Charles “Charlie” Browne […]

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The Future of Our Hobby

The following is a white paper that was submitted to the American Numismatic Association in conjunction with the ANA’s 2019 Future of Numismatics Forum. By Charles Morgan …..   There has been no time in the history of the numismatic hobby where more information about coins, paper money, and other objects related to the study […]

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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Suspects Change Theft Pattern/MO During the past 45-60 days, NCIC has seen a change in the pattern and MO of Roma gang suspects. It is evident that these individuals are beginning to target smaller shows. Coin show dealers and promoters should […]

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Coin Club News: American Numismatic Association Representatives Receive Honorary Awards

During the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in January, ANA President Gary Adkins and ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick received the 2018 Corporate Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the ANA from the National Silver Dollar Roundtable (NSDR). The award was presented at the NSDR Banquet at the FUN show on January 11. The award […]

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PNG Opens 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Young Numismatists have until March 29, 2019 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 15-20 or […]

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Coin Industry News: 2018 Diane Piret Award, Promotion at Heritage Currency

Alabama Coin Dealers Honored With Diane Piret Service Award By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-members Phil Darby (J&P Coins and Currency, Helena, Alabama) and Steve Caiola (Alabama Gold Refiner, Homewood, Alabama) were honored during the ICTA dinner and update at FishBones, Orlando, Florida, on January 9 as […]

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Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Invites Applications for Newman Grants

The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) announces the creation of the Newman Grant program to financially assist numismatic authors and organizations pursuing original research in American numismatics. Newman Grants will be awarded annually with the first set of awards announced in May 2019. EPNNES has previously supported the numismatic community through the creation […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Dr. Alexander Michaels Rackus Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the second person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Lithuanian numismatic specialist and author Dr. Alexander Michaels Rackus, 1893-1965. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, www.chicagocoinclub.org/projects/hof. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Next Big Thing

What will spark renewed interest in the hobby of coin collecting? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 50 State Quarters program. Launched in 1999, the program saw the issuance of five different commemorative quarter dollars each year. States were featured in the order of […]

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Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers’ RoundTable Group Launch YouTube Channel

Collecting has been around since the beginning of humanity. Humans were drawn to collecting as it brings happiness and challenges the brain to learn. Throughout the early centuries of collecting, as it pertains to coins, it was considered a hobby of the wealthy. The early days of collecting saw Kings and Queens, Thomas Jefferson and […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But first, […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …..   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But […]

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Gold Coin Expert Paul Nugget Joins David Lawrence Rare Coins

David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is pleased to announce that world-renowned gold coin specialist Paul Nugget has joined the company as a new affiliate. Paul, a native New Yorker, will remain in the Empire State, serving his existing clients as well as helping DLRC serve a wider base of customers. Nugget’s interest in coins started […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts J. Henri Ripstra Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the first person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is medalist and hobby leader J. Henry Ripstra, 1881-1961. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, www.chicagocoinclub.org/projects/hof. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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In Memoriam: Gijsbertus Willem de Wit (1926-2018)

By Künker Auctions GmbH …… On December 1, 2018, Gijsbertus Willem de Wit passed away. He was first and foremost known to numismatists because of his extensive collection of medieval coins, which was sold in three parts by the auction house Künker in 2007/8. According to Bernd Kluge and his work on medieval numismatics, it […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1977

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… After having a very successful year in 1976, the market seemed to want to keep growing in 1977. There was a bit of a slow start in January, but enthusiasm picked up not long after. Coin values were increasing, as high-quality rarities and collections entered the […]

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Brett Charville Named as PCGS President

  As part of the strategic plans by parent company Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) to improve and expand services and products for collectors and dealers worldwide, professional numismatist Brett Charville has been named President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), effective January 1, 2019. “Brett Charville is a respected and hard-working individual who has […]

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Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd United States Treasurer, to Sign NGC Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification labels for NGC. As Treasurer of the United States, Cabral worked closely with the directors of the United States Mint during a dynamic time in its history, when some of its most […]

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Chicago Coin Club Initiates Hall of Fame in Honor of Its Centennial, 1919-2019

By Chicago Coin Club …… In honor of the centennial of the Chicago Coin Club, 1919-2019, the club has initiated a Hall of Fame to recognize some of the prominent numismatists among its ranks over the past century. Twelve inductees have been selected. One will be announced each month during its centennial year. The Hall […]

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Whitman Publishing’s Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board Accepting Applications

Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply Whitman Publishing is accepting applications for appointment to its Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board (CNAB). The CNAB was established to advise the publisher and editors of Whitman Publishing on topics relating to Canadian coins and tokens, medals, paper currency, and related numismatic items. These include colonial and provincial coinage; […]

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Iran Executes “Sultan of Coins” for Hoarding Gold Coins

Special courts set up in August have handed out multiple death sentences in similar cases By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Two weeks ago, international news agencies reported that Iran had executed two men for hoarding gold coins. As part of a larger effort to control the Iranian economy after reimposed sanctions by the United […]

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ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Young Collectors, Adult Hobbyists

Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for Summer Seminar Scholarships Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2019 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 15-20 and June 22-27. Scholarships will be awarded on […]

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Thompson Reaches Settlement to Give up Missing Gold

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Wednesday, November 14, former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson reached a settlement in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio concerning the 13-year-old lawsuit brought against him by one of the original investors in his efforts to salvage the site of the 1857 wreck of SS Central America. The […]

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PCGS Thanks Don Willis for A Decade of Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the resignation of Don Willis who served as PCGS President since 2008. “We sincerely thank Don for his service during the past 10 years and appreciate his contributions to the company, the hobby, and the profession,” stated Joe Orlando, President and Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe, Inc. […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1974

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A Great Year and a Great Challenge The year 1974 became another great year for Stack’s. We sold a few major collections at public auction and our over-the-counter business was strong as new collectors seemed to be entering the field. We opened several new accounts: from […]

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RARCOA and Standard Numismatics Merger Finalized With $100,000 PNG Anti-Counterfeiting Donation

Rare Coin Company of America, Inc. (RARCOA) of Willowbrook, Illinois and Standard Numismatics LLC of Chicago have completed their previously announced merger. In recognition of finalizing the arrangement, leaders of both firms, RARCOA Chief Executive Officer Wayde Milas and Standard Numismatics President Brett Charville, are each donating $50,000 to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) to […]

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ANS to Present 2018 Huntington Award at December Ceremony

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Dr. John M. Kleeberg the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on modern numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, floor […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors, Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for ANA Awards

Deadline for Award Nominations is Dec. 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2019 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Modern Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online—300 words or […]

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ANA Names Brianna Victor New Seminar Manager

Brianna Victor was named the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Seminar Manager in September after Amber Bradish departed to pursue a post-graduate degree. Victor will lead the Association’s annual Summer Seminar—the hobby’s premier educational event—as well as Technical Series seminars and educational programs at the ANA National Money Show and World’s Fair of Money. Bradish will […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1973

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The year 1973 saw a number of initiatives for changes in Numismatics. With inflation continuing and money becoming more available but losing its purchasing power, all markets–from the Stock Market to commodities, to real estate as well–showed signs that certain collectibles were coming into demand and […]

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Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The two new members will fill vacancies created by the expiration of appointments. Samuel H. Gill was appointed to represent the interests of the general public, replacing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Mr. Gill is a transportation, […]

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Rare Coin Social Media Groups Explode in Popularity

Only 21 months ago Rob Oberth from Marietta, Georgia launched Coin Dealers Helping Coins Dealers (CDHCD) as a private Facebook group devoted to the wholesale trading of rare coins, and other numismatic material. As the name implies, the group was created to bring dealers together to share ideas about the challenges and opportunities of the […]

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Patrick Richey Joins World Numismatics

World Numismatics LLC is proud to announce that Patrick Richey has joined our team as a full-time numismatist and will be a key component in expanding the company. Mr. Richey is well versed in both ancient and modern coinage with a focus on 1st Century Roman Gold and U.S. Gold. He has successfully worked in […]

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Numismatic Influencers Receive Awards During World’s Fair of Money®

Numismatic leaders are essential for helping others to grow within the coin collecting hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, writing or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all numismatists. This year, our biggest numismatic leaders and influencers were recognized during the annual World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia […]

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Don Bailey – Dean of Mexican Numismatics Has Passed Away

On August 10 the numismatic community lost one of its pioneers, Don Bailey, a prominent dealer and specialist in Mexican numismatics, who worked tirelessly to expand interest in this area of the hobby over the past half century. Born and raised in Michigan, Don left the state during the Korean War to join the U.S. […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing Up in a Numismatic Family – The Early Days of Stack’s – 1972

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Nixon Shock The year 1972 followed closely some of the events and happenings in the earlier years in the hobby. It was in this year of economic inflation that the hobby experienced strong growth. Many collectors new to the hobby joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) continued […]

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Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes – By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher …….. One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit banknotes operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive […]

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NLG 2018 Symposium to Focus on Attracting New Collectors Online

The Numismatic Literary Guild (www.NLGonline.org), a nonprofit organization composed of hobby writers, editors and content producers, will conduct its 2018 NLG Symposium from 10 am to 11 am, Thursday, August 16, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s annual dinner and awards ceremony, known as “The Bash,” […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1970-71

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Inflation & Numismatics During the 1970-71 period, as inflation increased to over 4% per year, people started to invest more in precious metals than they had previously. Silver (especially from finding and selling coinage struck prior to 1964) and gold were being looked at as ways […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for July 13, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary in Boca Raton Boca Raton, Florida detectives are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of June 16, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Boca Raton. The following coins were stolen: 2 Gold American Eagles (0.5 […]

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ANA Awards College Scholarships to Committed Numismatists

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2018 college scholarships to committed numismatists Roxanne Pittman from Pledger, TX, and Shelby Plooster from Evans, GA. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. “The annual scholarship is an opportunity for the American Numismatic Association to expand on its […]

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CDHCD Dealer Finds Extremely Rare 1848 Proof Seated Liberty Dime

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. A winning bid on eBay for a collection of coins gave an Indiana coin dealer far more than he bargained for. After processing and sorting the collection, Sam Shafer discovered an 1848 Seated Liberty dime that seemed far better struck than what one would expect for the period. The coin, […]

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CoinWeek: EAC Remembers R. Tettenhorst, Numismatist

Collector R. Tettenhorst–real name Bernard Alan Edison–built an amazing collection of half cents and was a revered member of the copper collecting community. Edison was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 23, 1928. He was a scion of the Edison family, who founded the famous Edison Brothers shoe store chain. Edison graduated from Harvard […]

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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

The American Numismatic Association has unveiled its slate of 2018 award recipients…. Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication in numismatics. Awards are given to those who display a passion for the hobby, a willingness to expand it and a pride in being […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1968-1969

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The R.L. Miles Collection, Part 1 The October 1968 R.L. Miles Collection feeatured a large and almost complete selection of U.S. Gold, one of the most extensive offerings–in both quality and examples offered–in a single collection during the decades after World War II. It had a […]

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Numismatic Crime Investigations Class for Law Enforcement at ANA Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training class on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 14-18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel–including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors–with the fundamental investigative […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1967

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… When my father died in December 1966, he left his share of the company to me. I had already received 25% from my father in 1955, and that same year my uncle Joseph gave my cousins Ben and Norman 12.5% each while he retained 25% himself. […]

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Good Samaritan Returns $10,000 in Gold Coins to Owner

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. It’s probably safe to say that, for those of us who missed the cut for the Forbes 400 (maybe next year), unexpectedly finding even a single gold coin would be a cause for wild celebration. A visiting faculty member from Egypt at the University of Colorado, however, proved […]

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ANS Gives 2018 Saltus Award to Dutch Medallist Geer Steyn

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the 57th recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018. Donald Scarinci, Chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) presented the award at […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1966

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 1966 – The Year I Can’t Forget Following 1965, business continued to be active at Stack’s. We attended […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 29, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   USPS Lost/Stolen The coins listed below have been reported lost/Stolen. The coins were sent via USPS and the last known location was San Diego, California: 1891-CC Top 100 VAM 3 Spitting Eagle Morgan Dollar NGC AU-58 07779158004653665003 1891-CC Top 100 VAM […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1965

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 1965 – A Demanding Year The year of 1965 in Numismatics was a very demanding year for Stack’s, with several things […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces Walter Scheidel as 2018 Fowler Memorial Lecturer

            The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University, and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were from […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were […]

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US Mint News – Request for CCAC Membership Applications

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. The CCAC was established to: Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on […]

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Egyptian Billionaire, One of Forbes’ Richest in World, Invests Almost $3 Billion in Gold

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Naguib Sawiris, the 63-year-old Coptic-Egyptian billionaire, has used half of his $5.7 billion USD (approximately €4.74 billion) net worth to buy gold, according to an interview with Bloomberg TV on Monday, April 30. During the interview, Sawiris stated his belief that gold will reach a price of $1,800 per […]

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Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 3 – Historic Figures & Heads of State

By Don Everhart – Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ….. Exclusive for CoinWeek Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 During my 13+ years as a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint, I had the opportunity to work on Congressional Gold Medals for many prominent leaders and heads of state. Additionally, I had the honor […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family – The Early Days of Stack’s – 1964

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 1964 – A Year of Conflicts The year 1963 was a great year for numismatics as markets seemed to rise, […]

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Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen Indicted for Fraud

Along with Former Vault Manager, Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen was indicted for Defrauding Customers with False Promises about Bullion Delivery, Storage, & Leasing; Over 3,000+ Customers may have lost more than $25 Million By United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington ……   The former President and CEO and the former vault […]

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Bernard Alan Edison, aka “R. Tettenhorst” (1928-2018): In Memoriam

By CoinWeek ….   Bernard Alan Edison, the collector responsible for one of the all-time great collections of copper United States Half Cents, has passed away. He was 90 years old. Better known in the wider hobby by the nom de coin “R. Tettenhorst” (which was actually the name of his secretary, to whom his […]

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Kenneth Bressett Named First Red Book Editor Emeritus

Kenneth Bressett, longtime editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”), has retired into Whitman Publishing’s newly created position of Editor Emeritus. The 2019 (72nd) edition of the Red Book, available now from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, features a 10-page illustrated tribute to Bressett. In addition, the […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Leaving CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Thursday, April 5, the United States Mint announced that basketball star, philanthropist and well-known coin collector Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be leaving the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Citing personal obligations, the six-time NBA champion and arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time will stay a member […]

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Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 1 – The Franklin Mint

By Don Everhart – Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ….. Exclusive for CoinWeek Fresh out of college in 1973, I made a decision that would change the course of my life forever – and I didn’t even know it at the time! Back then I was more concerned about staying alive than deciding what my […]

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Harvey Stack Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1963

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 A Promising Year After finishing the year 1962 with the success of the Samuel Wolfson Collection of gold coins, we had the feeling […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls for 2018 PNG Award Nominations

PNG Award Nominations now are being accepted for the 2018 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly […]

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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ANA Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition. The awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by May 14. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for […]

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Maloney, BCRF, U.S. Mint and Breast Cancer Survivors to Celebrate Launch Commemorative Coin at U.S. Capitol

New coins include first ever minted in “pink gold” by the United States Mint On Thursday, March 15, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Croft, and Breast Cancer Survivor Melissa Miller will celebrate the launch of the Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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Harvey Stack Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1960

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Harvey, Norman and Ben The year 1960 was another exciting year for Ben, Norman and myself, as we all committed ourselves to a full dedication to Numismatics […]

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Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

In an interview for Heritage Magazine, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg shares his passion for collecting. Read the full interview by Johannes Werner, here. Certified Success From Zsolnay and Redmond to Chagall and Van Erp, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg has extended his collecting far beyond the world of coins. Mark Salzberg has a knack for collecting […]

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ICTA Appoints Seven to Non-Profit Foundation Board

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… The Board of Directors of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has appointed six industry figures to guide the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), the non-profit organization recently formed to receive contributions to support the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force. Scott Spitzer [above], chief executive officer of […]

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Colorado Springs Services Scheduled for Edward C. Rochette

  Services for former American Numismatic Association President and Executive Director Edward C. Rochette are scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Shove Chapel on the grounds of Colorado College, 1010 N. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rochette, 90, died on January 18 in Colorado Springs, where he lived most of his […]

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Learn to Grade Coins and Currency Like the Pros at ANA Seminars

Learn to Grade Coins and Currency – A small investment in numismatic education can pay off big in long-term hobby enjoyment The vast majority of collectors and dealers develop their skills through experience. The accumulation of knowledge and understanding can take years, even decades. However, there is one sure-fire way to jump-start your numismatic education: […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

  Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1957

  By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 An Important Year in My Development By 1957 I had some 10 years of full-time experience at Stack’s, which exposed me to an active retail trade in coins. I also […]

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PNG Announces 2018 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend one of the six-day sessions of the 2018 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “This is the 14th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. The PNG scholarship […]

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The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. The Society was delighted to acknowledge the family’s exemplary devotion and commitment. The Rosens have supported the […]

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David Motl to Retire from United States Mint Effective January 31; Dave Croft Named Acting Director

The United States Mint today announced that David Motl will retire from Federal Service on January 31, 2018, and Dave Croft, currently serving as Acting Chief Administrative Officer, will assume the duties of Acting Director of the Mint, and senior career official of the Mint. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to lead this historic […]

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