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CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present and Future: PCGS and NFC With Brett Charville

   CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present, and Future: PCGS and NFC with Brett Charville Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   PCGS President Brett Charville is our guest in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Brett Charville has become an […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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Royal Mint UK to Host Coin Collector Services Webinar

Webinar Set to Launch the Mint’s ‘Collect Week’   To launch ‘Collect Week’, The Royal Mint will host its very first Collector Services webinar, taking place on Thursday, October 22, at 11 am. Hosted by Head of Collector Services Rebecca Morgan, the webinar will outline the different services the division has to offer whilst revealing […]

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ANS Archives Roman Republican Die Project Online

Richard Schaefer’s RRDP is now on Archer   The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP), under the direction of Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS) and Prof. Liv Yarrow (Brooklyn College, CUNY) aims at providing a precise quantification of the monetary production during the Roman Republic. The first two phases of this project have been generously funded by […]

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ANS Launches Important Update to Online Imperial Roman Coins

An Important OCRE Update The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has recently launched an update to its Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) digital corpus. This update, months in the making, incorporates the newly published volume of Spink’s authoritative series, Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) into OCRE. Published in 2019, this new volume updates the typology […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces CoinHoards Ancient Coin Research Tool

CoinHoards is a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project developed by the American Numismatic Society (ANS). An innovative research resource, CoinHoards provides primary data and other information on 2,387 hoards of coins produced by Greeks and other non-Roman peoples in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions between ca. 650 and […]

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ANS Adds Bronze Coinage to Ptolemaic Coins Online Research Tool

In 2018, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) launched Ptolemaic Coins Online (PCO) as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project. Ptolemaic Coins Online is a new research tool that will ultimately provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine […]

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National Coin Week: Join the ANA, Get Free Access to Digital Content

The American Numismatic Association Offers Free Membership During National Coin Week   For a limited time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a free digital “Gold” membership to anyone who joins the coin collecting organization during National Coin Week, April 19-25. The ANA is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the […]

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ANS Announces Updated Version of PELLA Coinage of Macedonian Kings of Argead Dynasty

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that an updated version of PELLA (numismatics.org/pella) has now been launched. As a component of the National Endowment of the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, PELLA is an innovative research tool aiming, among other things, to provide a comprehensive typology and catalog of the coinages struck […]

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ANS Launches Online Fundraising Campaign for OCRE

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) aims to incorporate major new research on Roman Imperial Coinage into its hugely popular digital resource Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE). This is a laborious process that entails updating or amending thousands of entries, and it will take several months to complete. In order to assist this project, […]

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Let’s Talk Coin Storage

   Coin storage is the topic we discuss in this stream featuring CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan. Charles shares his personal experiences using a number of the hobby’s most popular products, including SAFLIP brand 2×2 coin flips, coin storage boxes that incorporate anti-tarnish Intercept Shield technology, and coin albums from the leading manufacturers. Proper coin […]

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Ten Must-Have Apps for Coin Collectors

By Justin Fraughton – Provident Metals …… Whether you’re new to coin collecting or you’ve been a devotee for years, it’s never too late to up your game with technology. Smartphone apps can make just about every coin collecting task easier, from updating your catalog to checking a coin’s cert verification. Discover the nine apps […]

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NGC Upgrades Mobile App with NGC Registry and Other New Features

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. The upgraded NGC app now incorporates the NGC Registry, an online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world […]

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PCGS, Newman Numismatic Portal Make Historic Bowers & Merena Auction Catalogs Available Online

By Newman Numismatic Portal …… On Monday, February 18, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) announced the full-view availability of Bowers & Merena (and predecessor) auction sale catalogs on NNP. PCGS holds electronic rights to Bowers & Merena publications prior to February 2004 and is making this content available to […]

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Ancient Coin News – ANS Announces Ptolemaic Coins Online

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool: Ptolemaic Coins Online (PCO). As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, PCO is a new research tool intended to provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Launches Improved Online Auction Archives

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at https://archive.stacksbowers.com/.  The site now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before. Added to the archives are famous auctions such […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Launches Improved Online Auction Archives

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at https://archive.stacksbowers.com/. The site now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities (ANR) sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before. Added to the archives are famous auctions such […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Upgrades NGC Registry

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that an upgraded NGC Registry is now available at NGCcoin.com/Registry. The NGC Registry is an online platform where collectors can register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors for the best sets. A free NGC membership is all it takes to participate. Established in […]

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Explore the ANA Money Museum From the Comfort of Home

Virtual Exhibits Transform the Way History is Seen   Money derives its value by being a medium of exchange, a unit of measurement, and a storehouse for wealth; it can be a shell, a metal coin, or a piece of paper. Money also provides a substantial record of the history and culture of civilizations dating […]

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Ancient Coin News – ANS Releases Seleucid Coins Online Version 2

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of version 2 (v.2) of the web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project, SCO aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between […]

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Perth Mint GoldPass App Gives Investors the Midas Touch

Australia’s foremost precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint, has today launched an exciting new smartphone app – GoldPass ™ – as part of its commitment to taking Australian gold to the world. At the touch of a smartphone screen, GoldPass ™ gives retail investors the unique ability to securely buy, store and sell gold via […]

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Coin Industry News: Sack & Kiesselbach Receives World Money Fair Award

The producer of oil-hydraulic presses Sack & Kiesselbach, well-known in the numismatic world, has received the World Money Fair Award for their innovative power. The company has continued to meet new challenges for the last 127 years. On February 2, 2018 the company Sack & Kiesselbach has been distinguished by the World Money Fair Award […]

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Ancient Coins – ANS Introduces Seleucid Coins Online Numismatic Reference

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO) (numismatics.org/sco). As a component of the National Endowment of the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project (see numismatics.org/pocketchange/neh-hrc), SCO aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between […]

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Education’s Role in Developing the Future of the Coin Hobby

By Gary Adkins – President, American Numismatic Association (ANA) ……   [Originally delivered at the Second United States Mint Forum on October 17, 2017. —CoinWeek] Thank you Director Motl and your generous staff for inviting me to speak at your annual United States Mint Forum. It is a privilege to be here with you and […]

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ANS Introduces 160,000 High-Res Downloadable Coin Images to Website

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new image-zooming feature in MANTIS (http://numismatics.org/search), the online database of its numismatic collection, and ARCHER (http://numismatis.org/archives), the Society’s digital archive. The ANS will now make its highest-resolution images freely available under a Creative Commons license, enabling researchers to zoom down into minute details of an […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #83: Tim Rathjen and His Coin Sorting Machine

CoinWeek Podcast #83: Tim Rathjen and His Coin Sorting Machine Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Tim Rathjen is a coin dealer and inventor. He is obsessed with coins and has spent the past few years developing a custom-built coin recognition technology […]

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American Numismatic Society, Google Arts Partner for Online Exhibits

The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present online exhibits of its collections through the Google Cultural Institute. This free platform allows the ANS to showcase its collections and exhibitions through leveraging web design tools created by Google for non-profit cultural institutions. In presenting its exhibitions online through Google, the […]

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World Premiere: Active Ancient Coin Pedigree Links from Sixbid and Ex-Numis

Together with Sixbid, Ex-Numis, the expert in finding lost provenances of ancient coins, has developed a new feature that gives the bidder absolute security about where his coin stems from. Every provenance from the catalog that pre-dates the year 2000 can be linked directly with the relevant Ex-Numis database entry. Since 2016, Ex-Numis has offered […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin[1]. — Leviticus, 19:35-36 PEOPLE ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT estimating or comparing weight. Before the rise of market economies, people measured commodities mainly by […]

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Coin Industry News – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires CollectiveCoin.com

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it has acquired the interactive website CollectiveCoin.com. CollectiveCoin.com was started in 2014 by Matt Lenore and Nick Baum and is a leading tool for managing coin collections online, allowing collectors to publicly or privately view, manage and track their numismatic collections seamlessly across all devices. The website also […]

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New Mobile App Takes Advantage of NGC Online Collecting Tools

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a new mobile app that features some of the most popular research tools from the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. Optimized for both smartphones and tablets, the free NGC app is available now in the App Store and Google Play. The NGC app includes the essential Verify NGC […]

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Coin Provenance – Do you know which collection your coin is from?

Ex-Numis.com, the Provenance Hunting Website celebrates its first anniversary. Ex-numis.com, the only website 100% dedicated to the research of lost provenances for Ancient coins celebrates this January its first anniversary. In one year, Ex-Numis® has found thousands of lost provenances and satisfied hundreds of users like collectors, institutions, numismatic dealers, and auction houses. Launched in […]

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American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

You could have a collectible coin in your pocket change that might be worth hundreds of dollars To encourage budding coin collectors, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) – the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to coin collecting – launched Treasures in Your Pocket, an innovative website resource that provides information to anyone embarking on a […]

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PCGS Receives 3 Awards at Annual NLG Bash

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) held its annual Numismatic Literary Guild Awards, known as the “NLG Bash”, among the festivities of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. During this night, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) came away big, hauling three awards between PCGS President Don Willis and PCGS CoinFacts President […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces Launch of New Website

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce the debut of its new website, numismatics.org, which features improved navigation, search capability, and user interface to help numismatists explore, learn, shop, and conduct research with ease. The newly-launched website maintains the same domain name as the previous site, and allows for all the same information […]

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Revamped PNG Website Adds NGC Price Guide

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has revamped its website so that collectors now can conveniently find on one site the current retail values of U.S. coins as well as easily locate knowledgeable, reputable rare coin and banknote dealers. The PNG website also has now been optimized for easy use on mobile devices. The PNG is […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins …… As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to invent […]

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Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Newman Numismatic Portal …… The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources available on the Internet. “I have […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek …. Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The Evolution of Money Alex Hernandez, tech writer and founder of smartphone and computer technology site Techaeris.com, writes a brief introduction to the history of money and monetary payment […]

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BEP: Currency Reader Available at No Cost for Blind, Visually Impaired

In Observance of Low Vision Awareness Month, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Encourages Eligible Individuals to Apply By Bureau of Engraving and Printing…. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), in partnership with the Library of Congress’ National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), launched the U.S. Currency Reader Program in […]

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed a […]

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed […]

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad” – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed a […]

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Wayne Homren Describes the Newman Numismatic Portal – Video: 4:26

E-Sylum publisher Wayne Homren is working on a major numismatic research project for the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. The new project, which Homren calls “google for numismatics”, would allow researchers to search thousands of numismatic books and periodicals. Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare […]

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Technology and Numismatics

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Advances in technology have greatly enhanced the coin hobby. The rare coin business has grown tremendously in the last 10-15 years. One of the primary drivers of this growth has been advances in technology that have greatly benefited our hobby. These advances […]

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Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We rely on dealers […]

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ANS Announces New Digitization Program for Roman Coins. VIDEO: 13:57

Giles Bransbourg, Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins, American Numismatic Society, Moderator: Harlan Berk……… A new program to digitize the Roman coins in the ANS Collection will begin later this year, the Online Coins of the Roman Empire(OCRE) project, Co-directed by Dr. Andrew Meadows of the ANS and Professor Roger Bagnall of ISAW and managed by […]

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