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Month-Long Metals and Tokens and Currency Auctions From Heritage

The latest Month-Long auction from Heritage Auctions features Metals and Tokens in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on October 29. The vast majority of the Metals and Tokens offerings in this auction are either […]

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The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too it is for Mahjong in a large portion of the Far East. Though playing cards have been around for over a millennium, likely being introduced in the 9th century CE […]

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Wilson Dollar Medal Restrikes Celebrate Manila Mint 100 Year Anniversary

By Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… This year, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Manila Mint, restrikes of the Wilson Dollar are being offered for sale. The restrikes have been struck using the original Wilson Dollar obverse die engraved by George Morgan. The Wilson Dollar was originally struck on the newly installed minting equipment […]

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Q. David Bowers: The Last of the Encased Postage Stamp Issuers

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not in its usual form. On August 3, 2020, the firm announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and stated it planned to close all 24 of its stores. Numismatically, Lord & Taylor […]

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Q. David Bowers: The Last of the Encased Postage Stamp Issuers

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not in its usual form. On August 3, 2020, the firm announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and stated it planned to close all 24 of its stores. Numismatically, Lord & […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $14 Million of US Coins and Exonumia in August Sale

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 USD for the sale across all categories. The auction was held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with […]

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U.S. Coins Net Almost $14 Million in Stacks Bowers Vegas Auction

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 for the sale across all categories, Stack’s Bowers announced in an Aug. 13 statement

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Big Sky Collection of Montana Tokens Part 2 Featured in August Collectors Choice Online Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Big Sky Collection is an outstanding and comprehensive cabinet comprising thousands of trade tokens and related items from Montana and Montana Territory. This collection was assembled by a dedicated enthusiast over decades, and many of these tokens may not be available again for a long time. The collection includes […]

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Certified American Tokens & Medals Offered in August Heritage Auction

Heritage’s latest Month-Long auction highlights exonumia in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on August 22. The vast majority of the offerings in this auction are either Hard Times Tokens or Civil War Tokens – […]

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Historic Collections of US Coins, Exonumia Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present several important collections of United States coins and Numismatic Americana in their August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. The sale will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with additional Internet Only sessions to be hosted on the Stack’s Bowers […]

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Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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

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

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Künker eLive Auction 60 With Ancient Coin, Phaleristic Rarities Now Online

Auction Sessions May 26-28   Künker Online eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 60 with numismatic and phaleristic rarities ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 2,600 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well […]

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
“The Land Was Ours”
250 to 400 known in copper
Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.
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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
“The Land Was Ours”
250 to 400 known in copper
Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.
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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof 1970-S Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Aluminum Shell Gas Token

Double Struck, One of Three Known (on Shell Gas Tokens)   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is an amazing and spectacular Proof major mint error. It is a 1970 Kennedy half dollar from the San Francisco Mint that is double struck on an aluminum Shell Gas token. In 1969 and 1970, […]

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Stack’s Offers World War I Medals in Exonumia Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is presenting a special April Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of over 160 lots of exonumia. These pieces represent three different topics: the works of Jacques Wiener mostly comprising his famous, intricately engraved architectural series; World War I medals from a variety of issuers on each side of the great conflict, and the massive opera of Karl Goetz, ranging from historical to satirical themes.
Starting off this sale are numerous offerings from the brothers Wiener, led mostly by Jacques

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Latest So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List From Jeff Shevlin Now Available

Latest So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List From Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… The latest fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 100 certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known […]

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Holabird Western Americana Collections 4-Day Big Tent Online Auction April 16-19

The categories include philatelic and numismatic, mining, Americana, railroad   A huge, four-day, online-only Big Tent Auction packed with nearly 3,100 lots of philatelic and numismatic, mining, Americana, railroad collectibles and more will be held Thursday thru Sunday, April 16-19, by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, starting at 8 am Pacific time (11 am Eastern) […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Exceptional Array of Exonumia in Medals-Only Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present a special April Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of over 160 lots of exonumia in medals. These pieces represent three different topics: the works of Jacques Wiener, mostly comprising his famous, intricately engraved architectural series; World War I medals from a variety of issuers on each side of […]

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So-Called Dollars From the Pacific Coast Expositions

The latest publication on so-called dollars by Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, won awards at the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago as the Best Book of the Year on medals and tokens. So-called dollars are medals struck to commemorate events in United […]

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The health of the hobby, 2020

For several years when I was a kid, my father and I would plant, nurture, and eventually harvest a big vegetable garden. It was something special he and I shared—my one older brother still living at home didn’t really take to it; my mother helped, but she focused mainly on her flower gardens

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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Rarities From Künker Auction 331 for the World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker Auction 331 by Künker GmbH …… On the occasion of the World Money Fair, auction house Künker offers outstanding rarities from all over the world. Coins from the German States, the Holy Roman Empire and France are especially well represented. The highlight is the Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wiechert Collection o. a. featuring rarities from […]

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Künker eLive Auction 57 of Ancient and World Coins and Phaleristics

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, Have you seen our next eLive Auction 57? This time you will find over 2,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as orders and decorations. To kick off our eLive Auction 57, we present you series of late Roman […]

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US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily Auction From Archives International Ends Nov. 21

Archives International Auction’s (AIA) November “Auction 56” scheduled for Thursday, November 21, consists of 1,040 lots of in three sessions. Session 1 will include 447 lots of World and Chinese banknotes, coins, and scripophily featuring many rare and desirable notes. Session 1 begins at 10:30 am ET. Session 2 (lots 448-789) will include 341 lots […]

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Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Sale – CoinWeek Preview

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Sale Preview By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. At the 2019 Whitman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, Stack’s Bowers will be auctioning a large assortment of George Washington exonumia alongside a curated selection of federal US coinage. Stack’s Bowers’ Baltimore sale will be conducted in four live sessions between November 14 and 16 […]

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Künker Fall World and Ancient Coin Auction Results

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, After five eventful days in Osnabrück, Germany, the Künker five-day autumn sale came to a very successful end on Friday, October 11. Three extensive coin catalogs (No. 326-328) and a versatile medal and decorations catalog (No. 329) were met with great interest […]

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PMG Announces Bond and Stock Certificate Grading Services

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates. Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as “scripophily”, is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years. Many companies no longer issue printed certificates, so these items serve as uniquely […]

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Numismatic influencers receive awards during 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

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Stunning and Extremely Rare Coronation Medal of Nicholas I in Platinum

Coronation Medal By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Born in 1796 to Russian emperor Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, Nicholas had little chance of ever acceding to the imperial throne, as he was the third male child born to the royal couple. Following Paul’s murder in 1801, the […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Present Q. David Bowers Reference Collection of Encased Postage Stamps

One of the most interesting collections to cross the block this August at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money is the personal reference collection of encased postage stamps assembled by Q. David Bowers. Dave had a great deal of interest in the series starting at a very young age, and he went […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

Santa Ana, CA (July 23, 2019) — At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation that is centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in American history.
Following decisive victories at Saratoga and Yorktown, Benjamin Franklin wrote to the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs Robert Livingston:

This puts me in mind of a medal I have had a mind to strike … representing the United States by the figure of an infant Hercules in his cradle, strangling the two serpents; and France by that of Minerva, sitting by as his nurse, with her spear and helmet, and her robe specked by a few ‘fleurs-de-lis

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Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold to be Offered at July 21 Austin Auction Sale

Extremely rare 1920 Wilson dollar in gold to be offered at July 21 Austin Auction Sale On July 21, Austin Auction Gallery will offer one of the finest-known examples of one of the rarest gold medals ever struck by the United States Mint. The 1920 Wilson dollar is a seldom-seen numismatic rarity that is highly […]

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Collecting 100 years of medals and tokens of the famous Chicago Coin Club

One of my greatest numismatic regrets is that I lived in the city of Rochester, New York, for nearly twelve years, and in all that time I never joined the venerable and storied Rochester Numismatic Association.
I’ve been a coin collector since I was about seven years old

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Bid on US Coin Treasures in Long Beach Heritage Auction

The June 6-9 Long Beach Signature Auction is open for bidding now! Continuing our long association with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, this auction boasts over 2500 lots split into four sessions, with the finest lots scheduled to cross the auction block on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at the Long Beach […]

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United States Mint Released James Madison Presidential Silver Medal May 6

The United States Mint released Presidential Medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT. This medal is the second of four silver presidential medals slated for release this year. The obverse of the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal (product code S804) features […]

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The Strange Story of Hard Time Tokens

By Blanchard & Company …… If you look at a coin from the United States you expect to find a phrase like “E Pluribus Unum”. However, if you’re lucky you might find a coin in your collection with a more ordinary phrase like “I take the responsibility”. Who would put a depressing message like this […]

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Additional CAG-Certified Items From Armstrong Family Collection Being Sold

Bidding is underway for several hundred artifacts that Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™) certified from the Armstrong Family Collection™. The collection, which is entirely certified by CAG, features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong – the first man to walk on the moon – and his immediate family members. They are being offered by Heritage Auctions […]

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Mint State 1902 Five Pound Gold Among New Coin Highlights at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention from April 24 through 27, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample […]

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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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AU Capital – Indian Peace Medals: Important and Historic Collectibles

  AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to discuss the fascinating Indian Peace Medal series. In this episode, Russ shares a number of medals from his collection and discusses the important historic role these numismatic objects played in bettering relations between native tribes and the American government. From the English administration […]

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United States Mint to Release 1st of Four 2019 Presidential Silver Medals January 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S803) on January 25 at noon EST. The medal is the first of four .999 fine silver presidential medals slated for release this year. The obverse of this medal depicts a side view of Jefferson’s head and shoulders. […]

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New Book on World War II Prisoner of War Money in the United States

Groundbreaking New Book on the Money Used by World War II Prisoners of War in the United States By Coin & Currency Institute …… It is an often forgotten piece of World War II history that between 1942 and 1946, 425,000 Germany, Italian, and even some Japanese prisoners of war were held at 700 POW […]

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NGC Now Certifies and Encapsulates Cancelled Dies

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a new certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. As many numismatists know, dies are the tools used in the minting process to strike a planchet and impart the coin’s design. After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint. Sometimes, however, […]

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Archives International to Offer US, Chinese and World Banknotes, Scripophily at Milestone 50th Auction

The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions in NYC and their offices in Fort Lee, N.J. Archives International Auction’s (AIA) December “50th Milestone Auction” scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, December 3-4, consists of over 1,150 lots of rare and desirable banknotes, scripophily, Presidential autographs, and historic Ephemera. Featured will be an extensive collection […]

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New Book on So-Called Dollars from Pacific Coast Expositions Just Released

So-Called Dollar dealer Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder announced the release of their new book, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions. It is an illustrated reference and is the second in a series of books Shevlin plans to publish to redefine and expand the field of collecting So-Called Dollars. The preface is written […]

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1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. “The […]

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Acquisition of Medallic Art Company archives

The American Numismatic Society has announced the acquisition of the archives of the Medallic Art Company, one of America’s oldest and most important private mints.
The archive, which consists of more than 50,000 individual items such as medals, dies, galvanos, plaques, and paper and digital archives, was sold to the Society for $420,000 in bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in a Seattle court

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

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Acquisition of Medallic Art Company archives

The American Numismatic Society has announced the acquisition of the archives of the Medallic Art Company, one of America’s oldest and most important private mints.
The archive, which consists of more than 50,000 individual items such as medals, dies, galvanos, plaques, and paper and digital archives, was sold to the Society for $420,000 in bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in a Seattle court

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
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From coin to medal: Transition of the 1776 Continental Currency coin

What for well over a century numismatists considered to be a federal coin, although documentation was found, is now determined to be a medal. The item in question is the 1776 Continental Currency item

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Numismata in autumn: Berlin and Frankfurt

On October 20th and 21st, 2018, the 20th Numismata Berlin will take place at a new address. The 14th Numismata Frankfurt is scheduled for November 3rd and 4th, 2018

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“Why did they do that?” — A look inside the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was “‘Why Did They Do That?’—An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress, and the United States Mint

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series The X-Files has a UFO poster that proclaims: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The sentiment is widely shared, even among numismatists, who are generally a rather skeptical bunch. The “Alien” Coin […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, the […]

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting medals in 2018 and in 1789

 
Today in 2018 the collecting of medals is at an all-time high. This is due to several aspects

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Museum Caliber Herzog Collection of U.S. Loan Certificates to be Auctioned at 2018 World’s Fair of Money

It is not often that a museum caliber collection comes to auction that was formed over five decades by the founder of a museum. John Herzog is well known in the numismatic community, through his charitable pursuits, and on Wall Street as the founder of the Museum of American Finance. Mr. Herzog’s career as a […]

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World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal Redesign Represents Brotherly Love

  A revised commemorative medal design for the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money was unveiled Friday (June 8) by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Designed by Jamie Franki and sculpted by noted medallic artist Heidi Wastweet, the reverse of the commemorative medal required a redesign after ownership questions surfaced around the famous Philadelphia LOVE graphic, […]

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U.S. medals and tokens featured in new MEGA RED, 4th Edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Collectors of exonumia (tokens, medals, and similar coin-like objects) will enjoy more than 50 pages devoted to their interests in the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Eight of the book’s twenty-five appendices feature American exonumia ranging from dime-sized tokens to dollar-sized and larger medals

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Olympic Medals for 2020 Tokyo Games May Rely on Recycled Precious Metals

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The committee tasked with preparing Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics is exploring a frugal plan for producing the bronze, silver, and gold medals awarded to winning athletes. The idea? Use precious metals recycled from old electronics. Ambitious Recycling Initiative Hosting the Olympic Games requires major capital outlays and investment […]

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Las Vegas Club 55th Coin Show to Host 200 Dealers, $1.7 Mil. Mormon Gold Exhibit and Free Seminars

By CK Shows …… Show Runs from May 17 to May 19. Rare coins, educational seminars, and loads of coins await visitors. Over 55 years ago, the first Vegas coin show opened as a gala event featuring show girls prancing with giant golden coins at the now defunct Sahara Hotel. Who would think this glitzy […]

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Numismatic Memorabilia From the American Space Race to Sell This Week at Heritage Auctions

By CoinWeek ….. When astronaut and Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at 10:56 Eastern Time on July 21, 1969, it was the culmination of the great scientific and engineering effort known as the Space Race. Among their other military and geopolitical rivalries, the Space Race pitted the United States […]

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Chinese, US & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily at Archives International Auctions Sale 48

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions is holding a public auction of U.S., Chinese & World banknotes, scripophily and coins on Wednesday, May 23 in 2 sessions. SESSION 1 – (Lots 1 to 543): Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins and Scripophily – Beginning at 10:30 AM Local Time SESSION 2 – (Lots 544 […]

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U.S. Coins Realize Over $14.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the March 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was one of the most dynamic and impressive Baltimore sales in recent memory. The entire event realized a total over $24.6 million, including $14.2 million in U.S. coins sold across six sessions. The significant offering of fresh and premium quality […]

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Latest Entry in BEP’s Intaglio Print Collection Commemorates World War I Homefront

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce, “Homefront”, one of three cards in the World War I – 100th Anniversary 2018 Intaglio Print Program. The Treasury Department issued Liberty Loans and Victory Bonds produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to assist with […]

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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — the 1787 Washington and Columbia medal

Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

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Bill Proposes Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On February 2, California Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA14) introduced the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act to Congress. The bill (H.R. 4912) seeks to recognize the women who helped win World War II by leaving their regular lives and joining the workforce–often in factory jobs typically performed by men–to […]

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Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

On this Valentines Day, 2018, we figure we’d add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one side (or sometimes both sides) has been smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. These were often given to young ladies as “tokens of love” by suitors. The manufacture and […]

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Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

On this Valentine’s Day, we figure we’d add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one side (or sometimes both sides) has been smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. These were often given to young ladies as “tokens of love” by suitors. The manufacture and practice […]

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Collecting takes on many forms and objects – Collecting Love Tokens

Richard Burdick, Member, Love Token Society Interviewer: David Lisot……….   A romantic aspect of coin collecting includes the love token. Love tokens are coins that have been engraved or enameled to show affection for someone or to commemorate an event. The Love Token Society had a booth at the ANA Convention in New Orleans. Longtime […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2018 Episode 1: Amazing Mint Errors, Shipwreck Gold and More!

 CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with this first episode for 2018. We are excited to share with you a new crop of cool stories about some of the most interesting coins, tokens, and medals that dealers and collectors show off on the bourse floor. Segment 1: Larry Shepherd talks about an original three-coin set of […]

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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — the 1805 Eccleston medal

Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman Publishing book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

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The Worth of an Olympic Gold Medal: Dillon Gage

Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, is educating the public about the Olympic medals slated to be awarded during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games begin February 9 and run through Feb. 25, 2018. As it turns out, what the gold, silver and bronze medals […]

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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — medals, tokens, and medalets

Welcome to the second installment in my series on the subject of American medals. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman book, The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, now with additional comments and updates

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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Civil War Bonds: Funding the Virginia Home Front

By R. Neil Hening and Robert W. Tharpe ….. Most of us are familiar with bonds issued by the Confederate government that were used to help fund the war and the government itself. Millions in bonds were authorized and they have been well-catalogued and published in Confederate and Southern States Bonds by Grover C. Criswell […]

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BEP Commemorates America’s Involvement in World War I with Intaglio Print Collection

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the Intaglio Print Subscription Program, the World War I – 100th Anniversary 2018 Intaglio Print Collection. The Treasury Department issued Liberty Loans and Victory Bonds produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing […]

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Dealers from Around the World at 17th Annual International Stock, Bond & Paper Money Show

By Scripophily.com …… The 17th Annual International Stock and Bond Show in Herndon, Virginia will have thousands of historical and artistic stock and bond certificates, autographs, paper money documents, and much more. The show will have dealers from all over the world and is expected to be the best stock and bond event ever. The […]

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Newly Announced US Mint Silver Medal Program Is Just Bullion

  By Donald Scarinci – CCAC Member, donaldscarinci.com …… Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales program and is likely to do more to discourage […]

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Exploring Tokens & Medals Through the Eyes of a Longtime Coin Collector

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I’ve been rediscovering the joys of tokens & medals lately. I say “rediscovering” because I’ve actually been accumulating them–along with medals and other forms of exonumia–since I was a child. I just never formally considered myself a “collector” of tokens and medals, because I spent much more time […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Former U.S. Senator Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal on January 17 during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Dole was presented the medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman. Bob Dole proudly served the people of Kansas in Congress for […]

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The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in the “Rainbow City”

1901 Pan-American Exposition and The “Rainbow City” — the assassination that took place there & new coins and medals By 1900, the United States had established itself as a major world power. The frontier had been settled coast to coast. The major hostilities with Native Americans ended in 1890 at Wounded Knee, and the massive […]

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The Victor Sine Clade George Washington Funeral Medal: NGC

This premiere medal was made to be worn at a memorial procession for George Washington On December 14, 1799, George Washington passed away at Mount Vernon, just two years after retiring as President of the United States. Upon his death, any hint of criticism from his presidency faded as the nation pondered his heroism and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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NGC Certifies First Silver Bombardment of Fort Sumter Medal

NGC has identified a new silver variety of the Fort Sumter Medal as HK-11f A new metal type for the renowned “Bombardment of Fort Sumter Dollar” was just identified by NGC’s tokens and medals team. This variety, found in silver, graded NGC MS 64, Prooflike. The piece is largely untoned, with very clean surfaces. NGC […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain Blues, In Broad Daylight…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866, Idaho Territory produced about $52 million in gold ($728 million in today’s dollars). As the sheer volume of gold to be tested increased, the nearest facility […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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Choice Mint treats collectors to Día de los Muertos-themed silver round

While well known for its coverage of United States coinage, Whitman Publishing is also known for its extensive coverage of classic Mexican coinage in the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money. Since my first articles published on Coin Update were a numismatic tour of Mexican coinage, anything that even mimics that style tends to play my nostalgia like a fiddle as well

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Libertas Americana Medals from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation

By Stacks Bowers …… Following the decisive victories at Saratoga and Yorktown, Benjamin Franklin wrote to the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs Robert Livingston: “This puts me in mind of a medal I have had a mind to strike … representing the United States by the figure of an infant Hercules in his cradle, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017: Debtor Nation, Crypto-Corruption

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) ‘Like stars in a complex constellation, these objects convey the sweep of Jewish history’ This exceptionally rare gold coin was minted in Judaea immediately after the conquest of Jerusalem and brought with a deployment of Roman troops to England soon afterwards. Two […]

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Spink: Medals from the Life and Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Spink is honored to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute […]

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Spink: Medals from the Life and Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Spink is honored to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute […]

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Look Back: United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

Description: The 2011 September 11 National Medal honors the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania that killed nearly 3,000 people. The one-ounce silver 9/11 medals were struck in 2011 and issued to help financially support the establishment and maintenance of the National September […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review 2019 ATB Quarter Designs, OSS Gold Medal

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: September 19, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members […]

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Whitman Publishing releases an overview of So-Called Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a ten-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint.
The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field

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Whitman Publishing Releases Overview of So-Called Dollars

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a 10-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint. The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field. He defines […]

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Whitman Publishing releases an overview of So-Called Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a ten-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint.
The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field

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The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, the […]

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“Past & Present” takes a look how crises have often led to creative porcelain coins

Times of emergency such as war, recession, or other economic crises, often result in shortages of metal. Occasionally, this has led to the use of non-metal materials for coins and tokens, such as the wooden nickels of Depression-era Washington

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Artist Heidi Wastweet blends history with whimsy in Elizabethan Club medal

Medallic artist and CCAC member Heidi Wastweet has completed a new work for Yale University’s Elizabethan Club. The medal, to be given in recognition of extraordinary service to the club, is not available for purchase—which is unfortunate, because it is truly delightful

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Artist Heidi Wastweet blends history with whimsy in Elizabethan Club medal

Medallic artist and CCAC member Heidi Wastweet has completed a new work for Yale University’s Elizabethan Club. The medal, to be given in recognition of extraordinary service to the club, is not available for purchase—which is unfortunate, because it is truly delightful

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

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

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Stack’s Bowers: Massive Alexander I Russian Gold Medal at ANA Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions …… This week’s highlight from our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado is a gold medal commemorating the birth of Alexander I. Not many related Russian medals are known to have been struck in gold and are unlisted in Mikhail […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Massive Alexander I Russian Gold Medal at ANA Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   This week’s highlight from our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado is a gold medal commemorating the birth of Alexander I. Not many related Russian medals are known to have been struck in gold and are unlisted in […]

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“Divisive” 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Outperforms 2016 Versions*

*A lack of a mintage limit may have helped By CoinWeek News Staff …. First day sales of the 2017 American Liberty U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal totaled 26,833 units, according to Todd Martin, Deputy Chief of the Office of Corporate Communications of the United States Mint. In light of the “controversy” over the […]

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AIA U.S. & World Banknote, Scripophily Sale #42 Tomorrow, June 15

The auction will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Archives International Auctions On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions (AIA) team, I would like to personally welcome you to the 42nd auction we have held over the last 10 years. We are excited to offer close to 1,100 lots of rare and desirable […]

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Mint to release 2017-W American Liberty 225th Anniversary silver medal on June 14 

The United States Mint will make available for purchase the American Liberty 225th Anniversary silver medal (product code 17XB) on June 14 at noon Eastern time.
The Mint is issuing this 1-ounce Proof medal in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year

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Mint to release 2017-W American Liberty 225th Anniversary silver medal on June 14 

The United States Mint will make available for purchase the American Liberty 225th Anniversary silver medal (product code 17XB) on June 14 at noon Eastern time.
The Mint is issuing this 1-ounce Proof medal in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the Vikings […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

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New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Great Depression Hobo Nickels

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) officially debuted at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, March 30, 2017, and is now available nationwide. Among the book’s special features is a nine-page full-color appendix on hobo nickels. A hobo nickel is a Buffalo nickel […]

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Dix Noonan Webb: Soviet Air Ace Medals & Decorations Earn £144,000

By Dix Noonan Webb …… A magnificent group of 44 decorations and medals awarded to one of the Soviet Union’s greatest fighter aces of the Second World War attracted fierce competition from Russians at Dix Noonan Webb on 11 May 2017 selling for £144,000 (about $185,760 USD) including buyers’ commission (£120,000/$154,800 hammer price). Would-be buyers […]

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Mexico: A look back at two Cinco de Mayo commemoratives

On May 5, 1862, some 4,500 Mexican troops defeated a well-equipped French force of 8,000 in Puebla, Mexico, at Forts Loreto and Guadalupe—a victory celebrated as “Cinco de Mayo.” In honor of the holiday, we’re shining a spotlight on two numismatic items from Mexico that celebrate this victory: the 2012 circulating commemorative 10 pesos and the 1962 silver and gold medals

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Mexico: A look back at two Cinco de Mayo commemoratives

On May 5, 1862, some 4,500 Mexican troops defeated a well-equipped French force of 8,000 in Puebla, Mexico, at Forts Loreto and Guadalupe—a victory celebrated as “Cinco de Mayo.” In honor of the holiday, we’re shining a spotlight on two numismatic items from Mexico that celebrate this victory: the 2012 circulating commemorative 10 pesos and the 1962 silver and gold medals

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Mexico: A look back at two Cinco de Mayo commemoratives

On May 5, 1862, some 4,500 Mexican troops defeated a well-equipped French force of 8,000 in Puebla, Mexico, at Forts Loreto and Guadalupe—a victory celebrated as “Cinco de Mayo.” In honor of the holiday, we’re shining a spotlight on two numismatic items from Mexico that celebrate this victory: the 2012 circulating commemorative 10 pesos and the 1962 silver and gold medals

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Mexico: A look back at two Cinco de Mayo commemoratives

On May 5, 1862, some 4,500 Mexican troops defeated a well-equipped French force of 8,000 in Puebla, Mexico, at Forts Loreto and Guadalupe—a victory celebrated as “Cinco de Mayo.” In honor of the holiday, we’re shining a spotlight on two numismatic items from Mexico that celebrate this victory: the 2012 circulating commemorative 10 pesos and the 1962 silver and gold medals

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New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series The X-Files has a UFO poster that proclaims: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The sentiment is widely shared, even among numismatists, who are generally a rather skeptical bunch. The “Alien” Coin […]

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A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Although medals might seem like a sideline, the U.S. Mint website lists about 100 types for sale, with enough variety to prompt the buyer’s guide […]

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A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Although medals might seem like a sideline, the U.S. Mint website lists about 100 types for sale, with enough variety to prompt the buyer’s guide […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have released our first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens […]

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ANA Money Museum: Last chance to see Olympic coins and memorabilia; World War I exhibit opening soon

Don’t miss a final opportunity to experience “Olympic Games—History and Numismatics” before its run closes at the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum mid-April. This exhibit showcases the wide range of Olympic numismatic objects and memorabilia and explores the Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival

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ANA Money Museum: Last chance to see Olympic coins and memorabilia; World War I exhibit opening soon

Don’t miss a final opportunity to experience “Olympic Games—History and Numismatics” before its run closes at the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum mid-April. This exhibit showcases the wide range of Olympic numismatic objects and memorabilia and explores the Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

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The Netherlands: Celebration medal marks 450 years of mint history

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued a new medal in celebration of Dutch numismatic history, which began in 1567 in the city of Utrecht, home of the Royal Dutch Mint. For centuries, gold and silver coins minted under the authorities of the Dutch provinces earned the highest respect for both their quality of production and their strict adherence to weight and purity standards

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The Netherlands: Celebration medal marks 450 years of mint history

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued a new medal in celebration of Dutch numismatic history, which began in 1567 in the city of Utrecht, home of the Royal Dutch Mint. For centuries, gold and silver coins minted under the authorities of the Dutch provinces earned the highest respect for both their quality of production and their strict adherence to weight and purity standards

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues of […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

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Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

Important, historic medals from the colonial era to present day will be prominently featured in Heritage Auctions’ January 4-9 FUN US Coins Auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dupré-Designed Bronze Made in Honor of Benjamin Franklin’s 80th Birthday A bronze medal from the Colonial Era depicting Benjamin Franklin will be among the featured items. First struck […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 37 – US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins

By Archives International Auctions …… More than 1,100 lots of U.S., Chinese and Worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stock and bond certificates), Security Printing Ephemera and Coins will be sold at a two-session public auction on Tuesday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 13 at our offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk hobo nickels with master engraver Ron Landis. Landis was a pioneer of the new school of […]

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Numismatic Education: Scripophily Dealers Give Away Stock to New York Area Teachers

By Museum of American Finance ….. The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. Scripophily.com and Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. will sponsor free stock certificates for social studies teachers throughout the New […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a three-year […]

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Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth clarifying […]

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US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for November 17, 2016

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for November 17, 2016. Date: November 17, 2016. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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Spink: A Betting Man’s Bond Auction

Spink are pleased to announce that the 17th and 18th November will see a superb sale of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World in London. The sale will feature, amongst others, the Helmut Stahl Collection of Casinos, the third part of the Duppa-Miller Collection of Gold Mines, and selected items from the Menzel collection. […]

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Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

By CoinWeek News Staff …. People in a handful of cities across the United States have noticed something unusual about the change in their pockets. Quarters that feature the Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump on the obverse have been found in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amarillo, Texas and New York City. Above his effigy […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

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Spink: Fire Disaster Policeman, Helmand Hero Medals at Nov. Militaria Sale

This November will see several wonderful pieces of history come to Spink’s auction room. On the 24th November 2016, a Yorkshire Chief Inspector’s Queen’s Gallantry Medal awarded for ‘outstanding courage and bravery’ in saving lives during the Bradford City Fire Disaster, the worst fire disaster in football history is to be sold at auction in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your First […]

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Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

In the Künker Fall Auctions week, spectacular results were achieved: 300,000 euros for an aureus of Vespasian featuring defeated Judaea, 42,000 euros for a Polish reichstaler or 48,000 euros for 4 ducats of the Great Elector. And these are only a few examples 5,700 lots with a total estimate of 8.2 million euros were auctioned […]

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Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out, these coins have a history that stretches back further than I thought! Sometime around the 1850s, people made use of the Liberty Seated design on the quarter (and later, 20¢ […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

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Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize Gold Medal Offered by Heritage Auctions

Nobel Prize medal presented to chemist Georg Wittig for 1954 discovery of “The Wittig Reaction” is accompanied in October 19, 2016 auction by four other prestigious medals awarded to the noted German researcher and educator The historic 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry awarded to Professor Georg Wittig (1897 – 1987) of Germany will […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology has […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – September 2016

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These seven coins are just a sample of the 713 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (60), World (647) and US (6). Berend Plate Coin http://atlasnumismatics.com/1038377 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1038377 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I. (Tyrant, […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 35 – Chinese, Asian & World Banknotes and Scripophily

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions (AIA) is set to hold a public auction of Chinese, Asian & Worldwide Banknotes and Chinese Scripophily in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Monday, September 26 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time (ET). The Live Internet Bidding catalog is available online. We accept absentee bids directly, so […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 35 – Chinese, Asian & World Banknotes and Scripophily

By Archives International Auctions ……   Archives International Auctions (AIA) is set to hold a public auction of Chinese, Asian & Worldwide Banknotes and Chinese Scripophily in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Monday, September 26 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time (ET). The Live Internet Bidding catalog is available online. We accept absentee bids directly, […]

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Exonumia: Challenge Coins Get a Hat-Tip in the Press

 

An article in today’s Washington Post calls attention to the collecting specialty of “challenge coins,” particularly CIA challenge coins. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, challenge coins are medallions that are imprinted with an organization’s insignia and distributed to its members

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history, one coin at a time Pankaj Tandon, an accidental numismatist, is breathing life into forgotten kingdoms and solving historical puzzles with the help of ancient currency… 2.) Printing money, minting coins, refining gold IF THERE is one single Philippine institution […]

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Henry Clay Gold Presentation Medal Featured in “Lincoln and His Times” Auction at Heritage

Unique medal struck in nearly 30 ounces of “pure California gold” offered Sept. 17 in joint event celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Rail Splitter The spectacular 1852 medal honoring the revered Kentucky native and statesman Henry Clay makes its first public appearance in “Lincoln and his Times“, a special, joint auction event September 17 […]

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Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

For more than a century, the Swiss have celebrated their independence from foreign rule and the close sense of community that ties each of its culturally unique cantons together into one Swiss Confederation, through a series of shooting festivals. Throughout the years, these festivals have been marked by the issuance of collectible medals known as […]

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United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

Description: The 2011 September 11 National Medal honors the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania that killed nearly 3,000 people. The one-ounce silver 9/11 medals were struck in 2011 and issued to help financially support the establishment and maintenance of the National September […]

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Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

National Museum of American History Inaugural “Great Americans” Award By Smithsonian Museum …..   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting its inaugural “Great Americans” award to two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell, during individual ceremonies September 7 and December 7. The “Great Americans” program, supported by David […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The birth and death of paper money Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There were no jangling pockets of coins in Kanbalu. Bark had been stripped from the mulberry […]

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US Coins & Medals – Playing Cat and Mouse With Lady Liberty

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. Five minute sellout now claiming five times issue price; silver looking to take home gold; “The thing is gorgeous” Many kids have already gone back to school and those that haven’t will be heading in mass for the classroom after Labor Day. Wow, the summer has slipped […]

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