Category Archives: Clubs & Organizations

Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency, Silver Bar Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from USPS A package was sent to a dealer in New York City containing coins, jewelry, and several watches. The recipient opened the package and found several items missing. After close inspection, the bottom of the box had been opened at […]

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The Engraved Pattern “Mature Head” Cent Design Model

A Window Into the Mind of Christian Gobrecht   By Rexford Goldbaum ….. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Penny Wise, the official publication of Early American Coppers. Click here for more information about this vital organization for copper collectors. In the absence of contemporary documentation denoting the details of issuance of early Proof […]

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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

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

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PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World’s Fair of Money cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event. The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) made arrangements to host another “Welcome to Pittsburgh” […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen, Cut From Packages in Transit

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Package Cut Open The following coin was stolen from a USPS package that was cut open and removed on its way to Portland, Oregon. First Strike 2009-P Ultra High Relief $20 PVGS MS70 PL #38159425 Stolen/Missing Express Mail An […]

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Jeff Garrett: Join a Numismatic Coin Club Fraternity

Love coin collecting? Make it official with a coin club membership Coin Clubs By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… One of the most impactful aspects of the COVID-19 crisis has been the amount of time individuals are spending online. People around the country are now shopping online who had resisted this trend […]

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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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World’s Fair of Money 2020 Officially Cancelled by ANA

ANA Board of Governors Commits to Pittsburgh for 2023 World’s Fair of Money   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors voted on July 14 to officially cancel the 2020 World’s Fair of Money®. The show was originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. COVID-19 restrictions, however, have made continuing with the Pittsburgh […]

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Numismatic Crime – Mail Theft of Gold Coins, National Bank Note

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen Package of Gold Coins An expressmail package being sent from White River Junction, Vermont to NGC’s offices in Sarasota, Florida on July 1 disappeared sometime not long after it left White River Jct. at 6:20 PM. The package contained the following […]

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ANA Awards 2020 College Scholarships

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

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Anti-Counterfeiting: Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Seller a suspect in another counterfeits case   Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 worth of counterfeit coins – including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at […]

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Numismatic Crime – Lost and Stolen Coins, Canadian Currency

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen Package – Carson City, Nevada A package being sent from Carson City, Nevada to Reno, NV has been reported lost/stolen. Last tracking indicates package was received at a Reno US Postal Service distribution center. The package has not been delivered to […]

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U.S. Rare Coin Market Quite Active Despite Pandemic: PNG

Auction houses set records with over $167 million in winning bids during first half of 2020   The market for rare, high-quality United States coins remained active during the first six months of 2020 despite pandemic-related closures and the cancelation of dozens of coin shows and numismatic conventions, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). […]

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

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

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Experience a Virtual Reality Tour at the Money Museum

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

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

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

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ANA Podcast Covers Conversations About Coins and Paper Currency

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

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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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CSNS: Foley Out as Convention Chairman

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

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New ANA eLearning Academy Provides Taste of Summer Seminar

Collectors Can Register for Free Condensed Courses   During what would have been the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar event – June 29-July 10, the Association will instead offer free virtual courses through its new ANA eLearning Academy. Eleven courses that would have been offered during the week-long Summer Seminar will be offered […]

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Numismatic Crime – Suspect Sought in St. Petersburg Coin Theft

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Coins and Currency A first class package sent from Pennsylvania to the Seattle, Washington area has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following: 1899 $5 Chief Note in Fine condition- serial # ( N79553616) 1896 $1 Educational Note in VF […]

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Counterfeiting Battles Continued in May: ACEF

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies   A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020. “Among the cases we’re investigating is the sale of 10 fake […]

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FUN Show for Summer 2020 Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) board of directors is announcing Summer FUN 2020 is cancelled. The FUN board has worked hard to make this show a reality, desperately wanting to provide a venue for our dealers to get back to what they love and have our numismatic community be […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Planning Continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule   While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting. This year, the ANA is returning to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 4-8. […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another “All in the Family” Half Cent – 1835/1826

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Continuing the theme from my previous CoinWeek article on the “family” of 1804 “C-6” struck counterfeits with another improbable die combination in the half cent series, the obverse of 1835/reverse of 1826! I decided to start this installment off with one of the most recent examples […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Medal Created by Don Everhart

Retired United States Mint designer, sculptor, and engraver Don Everhart has finished his plaster sculpts of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention Medal. The medal depicts the bust of Pittsburgh-area-born environmentalist and biologist Rachel Carson. The August 4–8 ANA Convention is in a state of uncertainty in light of the […]

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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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Donna Frater Named New ANA Director of Development & Membership

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

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Numismatic Crime – Help NCIC Find Stolen and Missing Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Currency The notes pictured below were shipped via the US Postal Service: Stolen Currency The Abilene, Texas Police Department is investigating the theft of the following notes listed below: Schwertner National Bank $10 Small Notes 10956A001513 B000474A B000553A […]

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Announcing the 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards Competition

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2020. This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator. To be eligible […]

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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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American Numismatic Association Consolidates Staff Responsibilities

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) eliminated several staff positions last week as a response to COVID-19 and the resulting suspension of several programs. “[Last week], I had the sad task of having to bid farewell to four of our team members working in areas of club outreach, facilities, library and seminar/events,” says ANA Executive Director […]

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ANA School of Numismatics Offers Coin Grading Seminar in Pittsburgh

  The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money®. “Intermediate U.S. Coin Grading” will be offered prior to the show. The convention begins August 4 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, located at 1000 Fort […]

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IBNS 2019 Bank Note of the Year Award Goes to Aruba

Founded in 1961, the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is a non-profit group dedicated to the collection and study of banknotes and other forms of paper money issued around the world. And since 2005, the Society’s thousands of members in numerous countries around the world have selected a new banknote released in the previous year […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Great American Coin Hunt – 2020 Edition

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

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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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CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg)

  CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early U.S. Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg) 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, Early American Coppers (EAC) President Bill Eckberg joins us to talk about how the United States Mint acquired its […]

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Numismatic Crime – NCIC Needs Your Help to Find Missing, Stolen Coins & Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen Packages A FedEx package being shipped (March 25) from Westlake Village, California to Naples, Florida has been reported missing. Package Contents: 1908 No Motto $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS64 Cert #4602252-112 .999 Silver Silver City Las Vegas, Nevada […]

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PNG Reappoints NGC, NCS and PMG as Official Grading and Conservation Services

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading and Conservation Services of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). PNG is a non-profit organization of numismatic professionals in the United States. Its primary mission is to make the hobby safe for […]

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American Numismatic Association Cancels 2020 Summer Seminar

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 27-July 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) safety concerns. “While it seemed inevitable with each passing week, we were officially notified by Colorado College today that they are suspending all summer programs and camps in […]

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Money Talks Speakers Wanted for ANA Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2020 World’s Fair of Money® in Pittsburgh, August 4-8 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Those interested in giving a Money Talks presentation should submit an online proposal at money.org/numismatic-events/money-talks. […]

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Buyers and Sellers Taking Advantage of Gold, Silver Prices But Some Inventories Low

Accredited Precious Metals Dealers Urge Caution Against Market Scams   The recent jump in the price of gold due to stock market decreases and fear of the coronavirus has attracted new retail customers. The financial and public health concerns have also lured a return of many previous gold and silver bullion customers, but some inventories […]

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Malta Launches First Numismatic Society

Malta has launched the first non-profit Numismatic Society in the country to encourage and promote the study and collection of numismatic material and exonumia. The Malta Numismatic Society is proud to have specialist academic members such as John Gatt and Emanuel Azzopardi who will help promote the study and collection of coins from antiquity until […]

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

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

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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins, Arrest Made in Show Theft: NCIC

Numismatic Crime with Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins Numismatic Crime Detectives in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating a theft resulting in the loss of over $30,000 USD in Russian coins. Below is an image of the police report: Interstate Coin Show Theft and […]

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A Message From American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick

To our American Numismatic Association community, While this Coronavirus has impacted all facets of our lives, the American Numismatic Association has been focused on how we can keep our members safe and engaged. Sharing our collecting passion with others is part of what makes the hobby so enjoyable, and the ANA offers an abundance of […]

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Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and Roundtable Trading Extend Collaboration With NGC, NCS and PMG

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers, as well as Roundtable Trading, LLC, an affiliated dealer-to-dealer trading and informational platform. Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), an affiliate of NGC and […]

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“Stay at Home” Applies to Coin Dealers

Coin Dealers and “Stay at Home” orders By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has been contacted by many members who are requesting information on whether coin dealers may be exempt from “stay at home” orders, based upon the dealer inclusion in Section 352 of the Patriot Act. […]

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Central States Awards Summer Seminar Scholarship

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

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Support the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) and PAN President Thomas Uram are appealing to collectors to support new coinage legislation, House Bill H.R. 6192, directing the United States Treasury to produce 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars recognizing the significant silver dollar coinage change that occurred in 1921. The Morgan silver dollar that represented the nation’s […]

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Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market

The March 24, 2020 consumer/investor advisory statement below is from Doug Davis, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF). Mr. Davis is a former Texas police chief. * * * The 11-year low in silver and the uncertainty of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis has triggered the rush […]

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

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

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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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James MaloneBeach Wins American Medal of the Year Award

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

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Exhibit Award Winners Announced for ANA 2020 National Money Show

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

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PNG Now Accepting 2020 Awards Nominations

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

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

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

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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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Central States Numismatic Society Cancels 2020 Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) has canceled its April 22-25, 2020 convention because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors and the general public. Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, […]

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ANA: Coronavirus Update for American Numismatic Association Members

As the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase nationally, our highest priority is to protect the health and safety of our members, staff, volunteers and community. As things stand today, we are still planning to hold our 2020 Summer Seminar and Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money®. Colorado College has informed us that […]

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Rob Oberth Appointed Newest Member of ANA Board of Governors

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

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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

The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) announces the opening of the application period for the 2020 Newman Grant program. Newman Grants are designed to financially assist numismatic authors and organizations pursuing original research in American numismatics. This is the second year of the program. In 2019, the Newman Grant program supported research projects […]

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Submissions Now Accepted for ANA Club Publications Competition

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to member clubs that are current with their ANA dues, and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Completed submissions must be received by April […]

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Numismatic Crime – Vehicle Burglary, Coin and Note Thefts: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen Ancient Coins The Long Beach, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary resulting in the loss of the following coins: Macedonia, Philip II silver tetradrachm, Pella life time issue EF Roman Republican silver denarius, Musa series, muse Thalia Choice EF […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar Produces Fast, Positive Results

A seminar for law enforcement officials conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) during the recent February 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo already has produced positive results in the fight against fakes in the numismatic marketplace. The seminar’s objective was to bring together representatives of federal and local agencies that […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coin Shops Targeted by New Group of Alleged Gold Thieves

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime Residential Burglary – Tennessee Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. Here is a partial listing of the stolen coins: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, […]

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ICTA Gives Service Award to Kansas Dealer Dean Schmidt

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-member Dean Schmidt (Dean Schmidt Rare Coins, Atchison, Kansas) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update at Tony Roma’s in Orlando, Florida, on January 8 as the recipient of the 2019 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for his efforts to […]

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Atlanta National Money Show Awaits Collectors

Coin collectors are enthusiastically anticipating the National Money Show in Atlanta, Febuary 27-29. The three-day event, sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA), is expected to attract thousands of coin collectors from Georgia and throughout the U.S. eager to buy, sell and see more than $100 million of historic numismatic treasures. Hundreds of coin […]

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World’s Money Fair: Call for Papers at ANA 2020 Sundman Lectures

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 5 during the symposium at the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by April 3. This year, Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the […]

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NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880 to 1917. A pattern coin is one that features a proposed design, composition or denomination. Three of the patterns were designed and sculpted by Barber, while the other two were executed […]

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Peter van Alfen Honored With ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

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

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Numismatic Crime – Ancient Coins Stolen With Bad Check, Burglar Takes Certified Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Burglary Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. A partial listing of stolen coins follows below: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, ANACS 5309758 1955, $.05, Proof Jefferson, […]

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

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

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ACEF Helps Feds Crack Counterfeit Coins Case

Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10½ Years in Prison Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted investigators in the case A federal court judge in Camden, New Jersey has sentenced admitted counterfeit coins importer, Johnathan A. Kirschner, 35, of Moorestown, New Jersey, to 10½ years in prison. After being alerted by members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational […]

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American Numismatic Association and NGC to Launch ANA Registry

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year. The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious. Founded in 1891, the ANA has approximately 25,000 members and is the only numismatic organization chartered […]

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Easily Report Suspected Fakes With Online Help From Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

See it? Report it! The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) now provides collectors, dealers, the general public and victims of suspected fraud with a convenient and secure way to report information about counterfeit coins, bars, holders, rounds, mint products, paper money or other suspicious counterfeit related activities. “See it? Report it! If you have information about […]

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Jeff Garrett: See You at the ANA Summer Seminar

There is no better numismatic education for new collectors, prospective dealers and professionals seeking to sharpen their skills   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last summer, I had the pleasure of spending nearly a week in Colorado Springs as an instructor at the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar. While […]

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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Banknotes, Missing Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Stolen/Missing Notes Jhon E. Cash Rare Currency of Highland Village, Texas has reported that two $5,000 notes have been stolen/missing in the North Dallas area of Lewisville or Highland Village, Texas in late November or December of 2019. Jhon E. Cash […]

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Registration Open for 52nd Annual ANA Summer Seminar

Register by April 3 for Discounts   Registration is open for those looking to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the Colorado College campus adjacent to the ANA headquarters, Summer Seminar features classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs. This once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning […]

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 13. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s choice. […]

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ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick to be Recognized as Numismatic Ambassador

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

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Professional Numismatists Guild Reports Hundreds of Rare Coin Record Prices in 2019

The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin […]

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Numismatic Crime Alerts – Missing Coins Recovered, World Coins Stolen

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Lost/Stolen Package Recovered The coins listed below were reported missing in transit between Houston, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky. The loss occurred on or around November 20, but as of December 26, 2019 the package and the coins have been recovered. 1881 […]

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Jeff Garrett – A Christmas Miracle and Lessons Learned

A lost coin is found and lessons are learned in a numismatic holiday caper By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, I experienced one of the most amazing events of my 45-year numismatic career. While I have often said that every day in my profession is like the Antiques Roadshow, seldom […]

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Numismatic Crime Alerts – Coin Dealer Robbed After Show, Stolen Packages

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Coin Dealer Inventory Stolen in Vehicle Burglary The Torrance, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary involving currency dealer Vern Potter. The offense occurred after leaving the North County Monthly Coin Show on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Mr. Potter ‘s entire […]

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Nevada State Museum Event Replicates 1870 Half Dollar

CARSON CITY, Nevada – It’s been almost 150 years since the first Liberty Seated half dollar was struck on Coin Press No. 1 inside the U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City – coins made of pure silver and bearing the signature “CC” mint mark. The Nevada State Museum is commemorating that milestone using the same […]

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Numismatic Crime – Help the Hobby Fight Counterfeit Coins and Other Alerts

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Law Enforcement Education The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) are currently looking for counterfeit examples of the following: Silver and Gold Eagles Boxed Silver and Gold Eagles (Unc, Proof, Boxes, and Certificates) US Mint product counterfeits […]

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Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019 Sound Money Index — Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States

Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies   By Money Metals Exchange …… “Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” asks the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange with the release of the 2019 Sound Money Index. The index is the first index of its kind, ranking […]

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PNG 2020 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Opens

YNs have until March 13, 2020 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or […]

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

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

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Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships

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

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Between Text and Objects: Ancient Coins and the “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea”

The American Numismatic Society Presents a Lecture with Dr. Shailen Bhandare on Tuesday, December 10, 2019: Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea”   The Periplus is a Hellenistic Greek text that provides fascinating details and insights into the trans–Indian Ocean trade in the first century CE. Among its many […]

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

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

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New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

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

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

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

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Dr. Jesse Kraft New Assistant Curator at American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jesse Kraft has been hired as Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas. Dr. Kraft finished his PhD in American Studies at the University of Delaware earlier this year where he wrote a dissertation entitled “The Circulation of Foreign Coinage: An American […]

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Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, India, and Spanish […]

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Numismatic Crime – Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating a numismatic crime,  the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, […]

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PNG: Must-Know Tips to Avoid Gold Scams

Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice, advises the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin experts. In recent months, law enforcement officials in […]

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Dr. Gilles Bransbourg New Executive Director American Numismatic Society

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

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Joins Forces with CrimeDex

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe. “The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns,” […]

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

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

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry Flower Into Hall of Fame

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

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Numismatic Crime Information Center: Bad Check Suspect Arrested, Credit Card Fraud

Numismatic Crime By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Credit Card Fraud NCIC has received information regarding numerous attempts to purchase gold bullion coins using fraudulent Synchrony Bank credit cards. The suspect/suspects request to purchase one to two one-ounce bullion coins (usually one-ounce Buffalos). The reported offenses have occurred […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… In a discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits, we talked of three “families” of fakes: the 1804 “C-6” half cent set, the 1833 “N-5” large cent set, and the 1795 “off-center bust” dollar set. The 1795 off-center bust, known as variety B-14 or […]

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Book About What to do When You Inherit Coins Available From ANA

Keeping or Disposing of a Coin Collection   So you’ve inherited a coin collection. Where do you go from here? You could leave the coins in that cigar box or closet, or you could figure out what to do with them. Before making a decision, pick up a copy of Managing and Settling a Numismatic […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for ANA Awards

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

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Arlie Slabaugh Into Hall of Fame

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

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… After writing the previous “family” article about rather deceptive struck counterfeit half cents based on the genuine 1804 “C-6” variety, I felt it timely to document another member of the family: counterfeit large cents based on the 1833 “N-5”. Just a note, I consider this type […]

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CONECA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 1918/7-D Overdate Buffalo Nickel with Limited Edition Silver Bar

By CONECA …… The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel overdate on a one-ounce silver bar offered in three versions! If it sounds like we are a year late – well, we are – but for good reason. In trying to decide […]

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NCIC: Hotel Room Safe Burglary, Jewelry Store Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Money Orders During the past couple of weeks, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been working with our Postal Inspector contacts in Los Angeles, California in reference to bad money orders coming from an address in LA. The suspect’s MO […]

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American Numismatic Society Gives 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award to Dr. Oğuz Tekin

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 […]

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International Event Examines Future for Circulating Coins

A new international conference will examine the future role of circulating coins as they continue to play an essential and intrinsic part of cash-based payments – which cannot function effectively without them. With overcapacity, rising material costs, hoarding, the removal of low-value circulating coins, and the growth of m-payments and contactless cards, which are chipping […]

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ICTA Installs New Treasurer and Secretary, Patrick A. Heller Honored

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) …… Patrick A. Heller was honored during the Industry Council for Tangible Assets  dinner in Rosemont, Illinois, on August 14. He is stepping down as treasurer after 17 years of service. Heller will continue to serve as a director and ICTA’s states’ sales-tax exemption guru. “It has been […]

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NCIC: Stolen Coins Recovered, Arrest Made in Bad Checks Case

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… $20,000 Gold Theft-Suspects Identified Rochester, Minnesota police are investigating the theft of $20,000 USD in gold coins from Med City Coins. Two white males with heavy accents entered the store flashing a large amount of cash and wanting to buy gold coins. […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces 2020 Gala Honoree

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

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Don’t Be Rushed In New Gold Rush, Veteran Bullion Dealers Caution

Investors wanting to enter the gold and silver markets or add to existing portfolios should be wary of potential counterfeits, plated “gold coins”, or overpaying for any purchases. This advice comes from the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). “The new ‘Gold Rush’ of significantly higher prices this […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… A recent internet listing for an 1804 “C-6” half cent was the motivation to pull this information together for presentation. I actually sent a note to the seller about the listed example (which he replied is genuine and came from a respected US auction house) as […]

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Civil War Token Society Announces Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

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

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Exhibitors Honored at ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money

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

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PNG Offers to Assist Victims of Coin Doctoring

As part of its on-going efforts to combat “coin doctoring”, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is urging dealers and collectors to respect the heritage and historical significance of all coinage to preserve the past as best as possible. PNG also is offering to assist anyone who suspects he or she unwittingly purchased a doctored coin. […]

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Collectors Converge on Chicago ANA 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Collector activity energizes show; dealers delighted   The Chicago suburb of Rosemont again proved to be a popular site for the World’s Fair of Money, with many hobbyists lauding the show as the best in recent memory. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) sponsored the convention – considered the most important numismatic event of the year […]

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

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

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NCIC: Counterfeit Carson City Dollars, California Vehicle Burglaries

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Counterfeits The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has received two reports involving the sale of Carson City dollars to a subject identified as Jacob Zulch out of Gratiot, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. The subject returned the coins, but the ones he […]

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

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

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2019 ANA Show

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

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NCIC: Missing and Stolen Coins, Bad Check Update

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary A dealer traveling in the Tarpon Springs, Florida area stopped at a store for a short period of time and when he returned to his vehicle it had been burglarized. The following coins were stolen: 30 Gold American Eagles (raw) […]

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Richard Weaver Selected As New PNG President

Officers of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) have selected Richard Weaver to be the organization’s President for the 2019–2021 term. Weaver was selected during the PNG Board of Directors meeting in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois on August 11, 2019. Weaver is President of Delaware Valley Rare Coin Company in Broomall, Pennsylvania. He grew […]

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

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

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ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Calling All Collectors: Support the 2021 Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Centennial Commemorative Coin Bill

Silver Dollar Commemorative Support By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is calling on all fellow coin collectors to contact their United States Congressional Representatives to co-sponsor the H.R. 3757 Silver Dollar Commemorative legislation. This House Bill will require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration […]

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Gold & Precious Metals News: Ohio Budget Kills Sales-Tax Exemption for Bullion, Coins

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) …… ICTA member Dave Miholer (Executive Coin Company, Stow, Ohio) brought to our attention in May that the Ohio 2020–2021 budget eliminated the sales-tax exemption on the purchases of investment metal bullion and investment coins. The budget plan also directs the state to begin collecting sales taxes on […]

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PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

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

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Recovered Coins, Fraudulent Checks: Updates From Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Recovered Coins The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force is requesting assistance in identifying an offense/victim involving the coins pictured below. The coins were located in a vehicle operated by a known narcotics user. Anyone with information please contact Michael Allard of the […]

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ANA Awards College Scholarships to Committed Numismatists

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

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

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

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ANA Honors Distinguished Numismatists With Awards

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

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: 1849 Liberty Seated Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Continuing with the theme of silver denominations of recently made deceptive struck counterfeits, this research article features the 1849 Liberty Seated dollar and is the 20th written in the series! Documented examples initially only included TPG certified ones until late 2017 when a raw example surfaced […]

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Red Book Celebrities in the Spotlight at ANA Legacy Series

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

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Burglaries Show Need for Coin Shops to Take Precautions: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Crime Prevention Information Although the following information concerns jewelry stores, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) recently received two reports of coin shops having the power cut to their business. During the past two months, numerous jewelry stores across the country have […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry X Boosel Into Hall of Fame

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

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Gold Price Jump Increases Potential for Gold-Selling Scams, Experts Caution

With the recent, rapid jump in the price of gold, investors should beware of scam artists trying to lure them with urgent claims of too-good-to-be-true low prices and quick, guaranteed bullion market profits, cautions leaders of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer (APMD) program, a division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). “Don’t make a […]

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First Public Exhibit of Recently Discovered Rare 1854-S $5 at ANA Show

Historic, Gold Rush-era San Francisco Half Eagle will be featured Museum Showcase display courtesy of ANA Governor Brian Hendelson   By Classic Coin Company …… The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle, discovered just last year and subsequently sold at auction for $2.16 million, will be publicly exhibited for the first […]

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

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

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Auctioneers Announced

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is proud to announce the Official Auctioneers for the 2020 and 2021 World’s Fairs of Money. Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries will continue to provide auction services for the World’s Fair of Money in the years 2020 and 2021—on the heels of completing a six-year run conducting successful auctions […]

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American Numismatic Society Seeks Assistant Curator in American Coin Department

By American Numismatic Society ….. The American Numismatic Society (ANS) seeks an energetic and creative assistant curator to oversee and lead its American Department. The successful candidate will be in charge of the collections of North and South American coins, currency, medals, and related objects. Since its foundation in 1858, the Society has played a […]

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Collectors Invited to 2019 PNG Day Coin Show

Visitors get early advantage to buy and sell prior to the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct its 2019 PNG Day show (www.pngdealers.org/png-events) on Monday, August 12, in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It will be […]

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NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen USPS The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost. Michigan The following note was shipped on May 17, 2019 from Pennsylvania to Michigan but was never received by the recipient: Series 1928 Red Seal $2 United States Note […]

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Eric P. Newman YN Scholarship Program Supports 30 Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists will continue to receive support from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES). Last year, the organization generously donated $50,000 to support the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar and YN Scholarship. The money has provided for the establishment of all-expense-paid YN scholarship for Young Numismatists to attend the week-long program, many […]

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FDIC Backs Down on “High-Risk” Merchant List That Included Coin Dealers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has fully reversed its position on a list of merchant categories thought to present a high risk for payment fraud. In a May 29 article, the Wall Street Journal reports that a suit brought by payday lenders against the FDIC has been settled and that banks must no longer rely […]

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Nationwide Jewelry Store Burglars Disabling Alarm Systems: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… NATIONWIDE PATTERN OF BURGLARS CUTTING POWER LINES TO JEWELRY STORES TO DISABLE ALARM SYSTEMS In the past 37 days, there have been reports of over 30 burglary cases of jewelry stores across the country. In all cases, the power lines have been […]

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Chicago Coin Club Offering Limited Edition Red Book, 13 oz Gold Medal for 100th Anniversary

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book® A Guide Book of United States Coins. This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919. […]

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

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

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Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors

by John Frost, president and journal editor of The Barber Coin Collectors’ Society… When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends, I started with Lincoln cents, and I assembled most of the collection by sixth grade. […]

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Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost – President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ……   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends, I started with Lincoln cents, and I assembled most of the collection by sixth […]

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American Numismatic Association Board of Governors Election is Live

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

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Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

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

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IAPN Votes in Daniel Frank Sedwick as President

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

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RoundTable TV Discusses State of Coin Shows

Join Ryan Lassley (Rarecoin TV), Rob Oberth (Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers), Aaron Berk (Harlan J. Berk), and Matt Dinger (The Lost Dutchman Rare Coins, The Coin Show Podcast) on RoundTable TV as they discuss the current situation of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention and how the industry might better benefit from coin […]

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Kansas Governor Signs Sales Tax Exemption on Gold, Silver Coins, Precious Metals Bullion

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Kansas governor Laura Kelly (D) signed into law House Bill 2140, which provides a sales-tax exemption on sales of gold and silver coins and on all gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion. “The outcome is not everything we started with in the original […]

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Central States Convention Expands Focus of Bourse Area

At a time when many numismatic events are experiencing challenges and difficulty in maintaining the size of their bourse area, the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention is actually growing, according to Convention Chairman Kevin Foley. “During our 2018 convention,” he said, “we were approached by a delegation of booth holders and the management of […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… A follow up to the 1927-S Liberty Standing Quarter article in this continuing series on deceptive struck counterfeits, this research article on another “quarter” features the 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated variety. Documented examples to date include two TPG-reviewed specimens, with the presumed genuine repaired source […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Awards Competition for 2019

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2019. This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator. To be eligible […]

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Chicago to Host 2019’s Biggest Numismatic Event: ANA World’s Fair of Money

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) hosts the World’s Fair of Money in a major metropolitan market. It is a convention that features all things related to coin collecting and draws thousands of collectors from around the world. This year, the ANA is returning to Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois, August 13-17. Attendees can find out […]

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CoinWeek Video: Del Bland: A Collector Remembered

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

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

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

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An Open Letter to Bill Hyder and the Token and Medal Society

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing, LLC ……   April 2019 Dear Bill, I’ve got something to vent about. Your article in the January/February 2019 issue of the Token and Medal Society’s TAMS Journal (“Merchant Token Ephemera From Wiley, Kansas”) makes me feel like I’ve been asleep for the past 15 years as a […]

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Jeff Garrett: Golden Opportunities to Grow the Coin Collecting Hobby

Programs such as the Great American Coin Hunt are helping promote numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   In the past, National Coin Week went largely unnoticed by most collectors and dealers in the United States despite the fact that the American Numismatic Association (ANA) created the event 96 years […]

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Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

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

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Exhibit Winners Announced for ANA 2019 National Money Show

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

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Gold & Silver PAC News – April/May 2019: Online Sales Tax Collection

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC ……   Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator   April showers bring… taxes The tax filing deadline for 2018 has come and gone, but what do you need to know for your 2019 taxes? If you sell on eBay or do business in California, keep […]

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

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

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Attendance Tops 3,000 at ANA National Money Show

ANA Governors Review Finances and Investments   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2019 National Money Show® in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, welcomed a total of 3,002 people to the three-day event, held March 28-30 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “The Pittsburgh convention was very successful thanks to the combined efforts of the great ANA staff […]

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

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

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Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Chicago World’s Fair of Money

  Members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money® in Chicago, August 13-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Those interested in giving a Money Talks presentation should submit an online […]

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Princeton-Bound Teen Wins 2019 PNG YN Scholarship

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

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

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

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PNG Clarifies Bylaws, Code of Ethics Regarding Counterfeits

Recently adopted anti-counterfeiting language in the Bylaws of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has been revised to clarify the organization’s commitment to fighting against modern fakes entering the marketplace. PNG leaders also have now amended anti-counterfeiting language in their Code of Ethics. “A few people mistakenly thought our recent Code of Ethics change meant that […]

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

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

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Virgil Brand Into Hall of Fame

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

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1792: A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies Were Made

At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, EAC President William Eckberg gave an in-depth presentation on his ongoing research into the production techniques employed by the U.S. Mint to create dies in its first few years of operation. Numismatists have puzzled for more than a century about who designed the United States Mint’s first pattern […]

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NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or Stolen

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen – Rare Finest Known Aluminum Morgan A registered USPS package has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following coin: 1885 Edge Lettered Aluminum Snowden $1 Morgan, PCGS PR68 Cameo Judd-1749 CAC. […]

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Submissions Now Accepted for ANA Club Publications Competition

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to member clubs that issued newsletters or journals four times or more during the previous calendar year, are current with their ANA dues, and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as an […]

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Register Now for ANA Summer Seminar Discounts

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 51st annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 15-27. ANA members who register by Friday, March 29 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register […]

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ANA National Money Show in Pittsburgh Just Days Away

Coin collectors are enthusiastically anticipating the National Money Show in Pittsburgh, March 28-30. The three-day event, sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA), is expected to attract thousands of coin collectors from Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. eager to buy, sell and see more than $100 million of historic numismatic treasures. Nearly 200 coin […]

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Jeff Garrett: Learning the Art of Rare Coin Grading

Summer seminars offer classes in coin photography and coin grading By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… This summer, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will conduct two weeks of educational seminars in Colorado Springs. These annual events, which are dubbed “Summer Seminar“, are one of the most successful educational endeavors of the ANA. […]

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PNG Strengthens Anti-Counterfeiting Bylaws, Welcomes 10 New Members

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement with fakes. Four words, indicated here in italics, have been added and are now part of section seven of PNG’s By laws: “To refrain from knowingly participating in, abetting or dealing […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

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

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Burns Memorial Library at ANA National Money Show

The John Burns Memorial Numismatic Reference Library will be part of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show to be held on March 28 – 30, 2019 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. John Burns was a popular numismatic book dealer that was often seen at many coin shows in the […]

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Nominations Received for ANA Board of Governors

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

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Harvey G. Stack Awarded Honorary Life Fellowship From ANS

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

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New Exhibit Takes Center Stage at ANA Money Museum

“Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth” The British Empire, more than any other, set the stage for the modern world in which we live. From small origins during the late 16th century, the British Empire expanded to become the largest empire in history and the most powerful global economic and military power for over a […]

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Celebrate Discovery and Innovation During 2019 National Coin Week

“Discover the Past, Envision the Future” To recognize the role of numismatics in discoveries and innovation, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Discover the Past, Envision the Future” as the theme for the 96th annual National Coin Week, April 21-27. The theme was provided by ANA member Dennis Tucker. The Association will host a variety […]

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Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

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

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ANA Governor Thomas J. Uram Announces VP Run

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

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Registration Now Open for ANA Summer Seminar

Registration for the 2019 Summer Seminar is open! Sign up early for discounts and a guaranteed spot The two one-week sessions will be held June 15-27 in Colorado Springs on the campus of Colorado College (adjacent to the ANA). ANA members who register by March 29 will save $50 per session on the cost of […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts William Forrester Dunham Into Hall of Fame

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

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

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

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Pittsburgh Legacy Series to Welcome Don Everhart

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

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

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

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Nominate an Anti-Counterfeiting Crusader for Prestigious Honor

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

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PNG Now Accepting 2019 Awards Nominations

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

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Chicago Coin Club 100th Year Offers Club Members Much to Enjoy

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club reaches several major milestones in 2019, which gives you, our members, the opportunity to participate, volunteer, celebrate, add to your collection, read, reflect and in general have a great time. Whether you’re an active collector or haven’t added to your collection recently, we hope you’ll pause […]

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Sentencing Date Changed for Importer of Counterfeit Coins, Holders

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

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Announcing the 65th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics

65th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics June 3 through July 26, 2019   Study at the Foremost Seminar in Numismatic Methods, Theory, and Data Science   For over half a century. the American Numismatic Society (ANS), a scholarly organization and museum of coin, money, and economic history has offered select graduate […]

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ANS Acquires Del Bland Archive of United States Large Cent Research

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast archive of research data assembled by United States large cent expert Del Bland, who died in late 2018. Nearly 50 years ago, Bland began scouring auction catalogs, meticulously compiling information on the condition, sale prices, and ownership of large cents. By […]

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Nominate Candidates for the ANA Board of Governors

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

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New ANA Scholarship Celebrates Passionate, Influential Numismatist

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

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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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The Future of Our Hobby

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

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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

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

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Watch: The American Numismatic Association’s Future of Numismatics Symposium

 On January 7, 2019, at the Winter Florida United Numismatists Convention, the American Numismatic Association held a symposium that brought together thought leaders from the past and present to discuss the future of the coin hobby. Together, they discussed the future of digital media in the coin hobby, what goes into putting together a successful […]

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Coin Club News: American Numismatic Association Representatives Receive Honorary Awards

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

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PNG Opens 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jeff Garrett: The Next Big Thing

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

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ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

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

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NCIC to Conduct Law Enforcement Training at Long Beach Expo

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING NCIC will be conducting a “Numismatic Crime Investigations” class to law enforcement investigators during the Long Beach Expo The Long Beach Expo will be the host for an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on January 31, 2019, in Long Beach, California. The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center […]

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ANA Scholarships for Art Engraving Course Now Available

The art of engraving has been around since the dawn of time. From artistic printmaking and mapmaking to storytelling through printed illustrations, engraving has been a profound artistic method for creative minds over the years. Even today, engraving remains as an important artistic expression and one that is seen every day–in our pocket change. Engraved […]

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Veteran Dealer: Gold’s Fundamentals Never Looked Better

“Gold is starting 2019 with increasing price support and growing demand. I believe gold will reach its next major resistance level of $1,300 very soon, and after a short period of time should break above,” stated Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, California, President of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD), a division of the Professional […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top […]

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

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

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What Does the Future of Money Look Like? Papers Accepted for ANA Sundman Lecture Series

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 14 during the symposium at the Rosemont World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by March 1. As we navigate the age of electronic transactions using credit cards, and more […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… A continuation of the series on the latest deceptive struck counterfeits, this is the second research article on silver “coins” and the most recent type yet. The timeline for this one shows the presumed genuine source example sold on the internet back in August of 2012, […]

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Help NCIC Fight Numismatic Crime

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was established in 1986 to coordinate and collaborate initiatives between law enforcement and the numismatic community in “Targeting Numismatic Crimes Around the World”. NCIC is devoted exclusively to assisting law enforcement and victims during the investigation […]

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NGC, NCS & PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of Popular “Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers” Group

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group “Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers“, as well as Roundtable Trading, LLC, an affiliated dealer-to-dealer trading and informational platform. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), an affiliate of NGC and PMG, has been named the Official Conservation […]

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