Category Archives: Medals

Japanese Oban Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… We hope that everyone is doing well and finding pleasant ways to enjoy the summer. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections and can assist with shipping and insurance should items merit […]

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Japanese Oban Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We hope that everyone is doing well and finding pleasant ways to enjoy the summer. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections and can assist with shipping and insurance should items […]

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

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

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National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

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

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Stunning Gold World Coins Among Latest Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

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

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

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

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Künker Summer Auction Sales 337-338 Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The catalogues for our upcoming Summer Auction Sales are now online. From 22 to 26 of June 2020, we will hold two auctions at the hotel Vienna House Remarque in Osnabrück (former Steigenberger Hotel Remarque). About 3,600 lots with a total estimate of about […]

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Apollo 17-Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Owned by Last Moonwalker in Heritage Space Exploration Auction

One of approximately 80 silver Robbins Medallions that flew on Apollo 17, which once belonged to the last man to walk on the moon, could bring $50,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Space Exploration Auction June 5 in Dallas, Texas. Apollo 17 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 159, Originally from the Personal […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Historic German States Gold Service Medal

Circa 1806 German States Bavaria King Maximilian I Joseph (1806-1825) Historic Gold Service Medal by Losch 6 Ducats 20.96 grams 36mm Unlisted in Gold Wittelsbach #2478 (In Silver)   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… PCGS Specimen 65 High-Relief Cameo Proof-Like FINEST KNOWN & EXTREMELY RARE This is an amazing world-class numismatic treasure, […]

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NGC Certifies 1st Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Ever Awarded

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William “Bill” Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With Germany as the host country and […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Off Metal Trial Strike 1861 German States Bavaria Medal

1861 German States Bavaria Medal Prince Adalbert (Brother of King Maximilian II) Gold Off Metal Strike “First Test” (Trial Strike) Hand Engraving from the Bavarian Mint Presented to the House of Wittelsbach UNLISTED IN GOLD AND UNIQUE 54.43 grams 42.59 mm Hauser-536 (in Tin & Bronze) PCGS SPECIMEN 62 By Mike Byers for Mint Error […]

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Set of Swiss Shooting Festival Medals and Coins New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Despite worldwide economic uncertainty, the market for rare and exceptional coins remains buoyant. Showing particular strength at present are top British and Asian material. Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections and can assist with shipping and insurance should items merit inspection. Please contact us if you have […]

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United States Mint Announces Design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States Mint officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal. Developed in conjunction with the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar, this limited edition 99.9% silver medal will accompany the silver dollar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. “The United […]

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Stack’s Offers World War I Medals in Exonumia Sale

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

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

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

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CoinWeek Stream: FAO Medals – An Interesting Modern-Era Collecting Area

by Charles Morgan One of the interesting sidestreets in numismatics that I have found myself fascinated by is the one filled with hundreds of medals struck by the FAO, the United Nation’s food and agriculture development and research organization. With more than 500 known medals in a program that spanned decades, FAO medals augment a […]

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

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

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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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So-Called Dollars From the Pacific Coast Expositions

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

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Jewish-American Hall of Fame Book Published

Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals issued from 1969 to 2019 have found homes in collections and museums around the world – becoming the longest continuing series of non-government art medals currently being issued in the world. Now, for the first time, biographies of more than 50 Jewish-American Hall of Fame inductees have been published, along with their portrait medals created by leading medalists, many of whom have won the Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture (presented by the American Numismatic Association) and the American Numismatic Society’s J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal

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New Book on Medals of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame 1969-2019 Published

Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals issued from 1969 to 2019 have found homes in collections, museums, etc. around the world ― becoming the longest continuing series of non-government art medals currently being issued in the world. Now, for the first time, biographies of more than 50 Jewish-American Hall of Fame inductees have been published, along […]

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Ahead of Its Time – The Alcohol-Fueled Car Medals of 1901-1902

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The debate about environmental issues, natural resources, and technological improvements are more relevant than ever before. Yet, two French gold medals submitted for certification to the Shanghai, China, PCGS office are evidence of the technology that existed 120 years ago. Using alcohol or ethanol as fuel is not new […]

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Rare Coins & Medals From Around the World New to Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Atlas Numismatics Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 989 recent additions to Atlas Numismatics coin and Medals inventory. We have added new material in the US (18) and World (971) categories. Gem Proof 1915 Cuba 10 Pesos 1058261 | CUBA. Jose Marti. (First Republic, 1902-1962). 1915-(P) AV 10 Pesos. PCGS PR65 Cameo. By […]

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Japan: Annual Proof and mint sets unveiled

The Mint of Japan has unveiled its 2020 collection of Proof and mint sets which include presentation folders for special occasions. The 2020-dated sets include the denotation of the second year of Reiwa, named after Emperor Naruhito’s regnal era, which began in May 2019

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Medal Awarded to Inventor of First Large-Scale Electronic Computer Featured in Heritage Americana & Political Auction

A medal awarded for one of the most significant technological advancements in the last century is among the most intriguing lots offered in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction February 22-23 in Dallas, Texas. The John Scott Medal Awarded to John Presper Eckert Jr. in 1961 “For The Invention Of The First Large Scale Electronic […]

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal on Sale Feb. 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S807) on February 24 at noon EST. The medal is priced at $46.00 USD. Struck in 99.9 percent fine silver, the Presidential Silver Medal features Jackson’s portrait on the obverse with the inscriptions “ANDREW JACKSON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE […]

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Spectacular Collection of NGC-Certified Lesher Dollars to be Sold in February

The most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars” — which is entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) — is being sold by Kagin’s at the 2020 ANA National Money Show in Atlanta on February 28. The Henderson-Marchase Collection consists of 20 of the silver octagonal medals that were privately made in 1900 and 1901 […]

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Heritage Live: The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins

The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins is one of three specialized auctions of World and Ancient Coins currently available for bidding exclusively through HA.com. It concludes with a live auction through Heritage Live, beginning at 8:00 PM CT on February 2. As might be expected from the name, this auction is composed almost entirely […]

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Künker eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Books

Numismatic Literature Auction By Künker GmbH …… You can study all the pieces of the eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Literature online. The auction contains more than 1,450 lots of numismatic literature from more than 400 years. We present you with a cross-section of citation works and catalogs, as well as scientific publications and special […]

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on Sale Nov. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019. Priced at $39.95, this medal is struck in 99.9 percent fine silver and […]

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The General and the Student—A Personalized, Unique Gold Medal Following the Brutality of World War I

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Ferdinand Foch, a French general and military strategist, served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the latter part of World War I, ultimately guiding the allies to victory in their defeat of the Central Powers in November 1918. As a result of […]

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Bidding Now Open on Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #26

AUCTION CATALOG 26 – BIDDING OPEN – CLICK HERE   By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Thank you for joining us for our 26th auction overall and our seventh in a live floor setting. It is through the support and enthusiasm of bidders and consignors alike that we are able to offer such a high […]

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Rare Silver Harding Inaugural Medal, Gold Telford Medal Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Rare Harding Inaugural Medal in Silver United States Presidential Inaugural medals have been issued officially since William McKinley took the oath of office in 1901. For the past 118 years, these medals have marked the change of administrations and can conjure nostalgia or bitterness depending […]

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Heritage Auctions: Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage spotlights the Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals. This spectacular collection includes 150 lots, 90% of which are mint state, and is heaviest in material from Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. It was assembled from 1952 through 1959 and hasn’t seen the light of day for […]

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Gold Bars, Honduras Coin Rarity to Appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

  By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… A large variety of gold and silver shipwreck bars, as well as numismatic rarities, will attract excited bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S Coin & Paper Money Auction 26. The floor auction will be held November 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, […]

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United States Mint Unveils Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Design

On Tuesday, September 17, the United States Mint unveiled the designs for the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal in the Department of the Treasury’s historic Cash Room. United States Mint Director David J. Ryder unveiled the designs, and the ceremony was led by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management David Eisner. In attendance […]

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Red Baron Medal, Gold Escudos Highlight New Coin Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… With our September newsletter, we are pleased to introduce some new features on the Atlas Numismatics website that we hope will improve your browsing experience. These features include mobile optimization for phones and handheld devices and a new “previously viewed items” list that will populate in your browser as items are […]

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George Washington: The Early Coins, Tokens & Medals Honoring Our Founding Father

By Blanchard & Company …… “Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a national seal — there was Washington. Even when in the course of revolutionary events a flag did appear and a Constitution, they did not have a long tradition behind them. […]

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A Life’s Work: New Catalogue for the Rainer Opitz Collection “Reformatio in Nummis”

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Coin Enthusiasts, The catalogue of the Opitz Collection has been published. The six-volume work comprises exactly 3,577 pages with more than 6,000 objects, which were collected by Rainer Opitz in about 40 years on the subject of “Reformatio in Nummis”. The six volumes comprise exactly 3,577 pages, which were necessary […]

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ANA Signature Auction Features Great Coins in Fascinating Collections

The ANA World’s Fair of Money is always one of the top numismatic events of the year, and, as always, Heritage is proud to be able to present the official auction. This event, scheduled for August 14-18 at the convention in Rosemont, Illinois, with Platinum Night scheduled for the evening of August 14, features coins […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection Foundation Tribute to Franklin’s Libertas Americana Medal

At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation and centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in […]

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

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

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Chicago Coin Club releases new medal series commemorating its 100th anniversary

The Chicago Coin Club has announced that it will release a series of four medals to commemorate the organization’s 100th anniversary. All medals included in the series possess the dimensions 3

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

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

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Libertas Americana, Abolition Medals at Atlas Numismatics

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

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

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

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

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

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AU Capital – Indian Peace Medals: Important and Historic Collectibles

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

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Bush Presidential Dollar, First Spouse Gold Coins and More Coming in 2019

2019 will be the first year in which both commemorative programs from the U.S. Mint are curved By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, December 11, United States Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced a bill (H.R. 7257) to the House of Representatives that would authorize the production in 2019 of new Presidential $1 coins honoring […]

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CAG Artifact Registry Launches with Neil Armstrong Family Items

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG™) has launched the CAG Artifact Registry™, a searchable online gallery of CAG-certified collectibles. It can be viewed at CAGcertified.com/Registry. The first collection to be featured in the CAG Artifact Registry is the Armstrong Family Collection™, thousands of artifacts saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the […]

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

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

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

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

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ANS buys medal archive

Archives of the Medallic Art Company have been purchased by the American Numismatic Society.
More than 50,000 individual items such as medals, dies, galvanos, plaques, and paper and digital archives were sold to ANS for $420,000 in bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint in a Seattle court.
Medallic Art Company archives have been purchased by the American Numismatic Society

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McDonald’s unveils limited edition MacCoin to celebrate 50 years of the Big Mac

The collectible MacCoin is the first fully food-backed global currency
[Chicago, Illinois] [July 29, 2018] — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, McDonald’s unveiled the MacCoin, a limited edition global currency* backed by the internationally iconic Big Mac that fans across the world can get their hands on starting August 2 to share, collect or redeem. Despite its name, the MacCoin is technically a token

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Belgium: New 2018 mint set features commemorative medal celebrating fifth anniversary of accession of King Philip

The National Bank of Belgium has authorised the release of new mint sets dated “2018” that will include all eight denominations of the euro coinage in circulation within the Euro-zone area, and, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the accession of King Philip, a special anniversary medal has been included in the set. Included in the set is the current series of Belgian coins depicting HM King Philip, who succeeded his father King Albert II upon his abdication on the 17th July 2013

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting medals in 2018 and in 1789

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

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ANS Gives 2018 Saltus Award to Dutch Medallist Geer Steyn

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

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Geer Steyn receives the 2018 J. Sanford Saltus Award

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the 57th recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018

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

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

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Austrian Mint Produces Jewelry Collection Based on Historic Medals

By CoinWeek …. In conjunction with Dorotheum Jewellers in Vienna, the Austrian Mint has created a line of jewelry based on medallic art from its historical medal collection. And while the Mint currently has made its collection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces available only in Austria and Germany, the products are worth noting because they […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #97: Numismatic Americana Through the Eyes of John Kraljevich

 CoinWeek Podcast #97: Numismatic Americana Through the Eyes of John Kraljevich Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk to John Kraljevich – noted expert on US Coins, Americana, a fellow alumnus of the […]

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

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

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Bill Proposes Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal

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

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The Worth of an Olympic Gold Medal: Dillon Gage

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

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

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

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Newly Announced US Mint Silver Medal Program Is Just Bullion

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

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

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

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Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

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

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

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

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The Victor Sine Clade George Washington Funeral Medal: NGC

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

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U.S. Mint Announces Pricing for 2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar Products

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint announced its pricing Monday for the 2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar and the five accompanying silver medals honoring the branches of the U.S. military active in the war. All related 2018 WWI Commemorative products will be available from the Mint starting January […]

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November Brings Exceptional World Coins, Medals from Atlas Numismatics

Exceptional World Coins, Medals By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending The 63rd Annual F.U.N. Convention from January 4 through 7, 2018, and The 46th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 11 through January 14, 2018 and will be bringing our inventory of exceptional World Coins and Medals. If you […]

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Collecting Ideas: Medals Make a Comeback

Modern or vintage, there are plenty of options for collectors By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The United States Mint recently conducted its second annual Mint Forum in Washington, D.C. This year’s attendance was much larger than last year, with around 80 dealers, hobby leaders and collectors making the trip. The agenda […]

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CCAC Approves Designs for Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Wednesday, October 25, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened for a brief, one-hour public meeting to discuss and approve designs for the Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal. Public Law 115-60, which authorized the Treasury and the United States Mint to strike the medal, was introduced to the […]

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Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino Veterans of World War II received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol. It was awarded collectively to those who served honorably in an active duty status between July 26, 1941, and December 31, 1946 under the command of the United States Army Forces in the […]

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World Coin Auctions – Rarities at Heidelberger Münzhandlung

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün …… From November 14 to 15, 2017, Auction 73 of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung will take place. Herbert Grün has again assembled a catalog that contains rarities in the best grades imaginable – ranging from ancient times to the Federal Republic of Germany From November 14 to 15, 2017, the Heidelberger […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Cob Report – Admiral Vernon Medals of 1739 and 1741

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… If the heart of collecting is visual and intellectual stimulation mixed with historical study, then the “Admiral Vernon” medals crafted in England in the period 1739-1741 are the perfect collectibles. The sheer number of different varieties of these medals makes collecting them both challenging and feasible. Fascination with these […]

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New Limited Mintage Chiwoo Medals Available Now from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce the latest release in the extremely successful Chiwoo Cheonwang Medal series from KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea. The inaugural release in 2016 garnered an impressive following almost immediately and these newest 2017 editions are sure to spark even […]

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U.S. Mint Announces World War I Centennial Silver Medal Designs

The United States Mint has revealed the obverse and reverse designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I. Design descriptions […]

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Shanghai Mint Strikes Gold, Silver Medals for NGC 30th Anniversary

The medals celebrate NGC’s expertise, global reach and commitment to impartiality The Shanghai Mint, one of the official mints of the People’s Republic of China, has struck medals to honor the 30th anniversary of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The medals were struck in gold, silver and a special “trimetallic” composition. This is the first time […]

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Shanghai Mint Strikes Gold, Silver Medals for NGC 30th Anniversary

The medals celebrate NGC’s expertise, global reach and commitment to impartiality The Shanghai Mint, one of the official mints of the People’s Republic of China, has struck medals to honor the 30th anniversary of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The medals were struck in gold, silver and a special “trimetallic” composition. This is the first time […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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

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

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

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

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Rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo …… Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. will be offering rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at the Toronto Coin Expo public numismatic auction on September 27 & 28. These historic pieces of Canadian history are not to be missed. Just seeing one can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In early […]

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Look Back: United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

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

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Whitman Publishing Releases Overview of So-Called Dollars

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

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Confederate References and Civil War Symbolism

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer in the wake of some unimaginable tragedy, “Lord. Make it didn’t happen!” Retrofitting the past with concepts of today can be very appealing but it is illogical and indefensible. American […]

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New Inventory Highlights from Atlas Numismatics – Pre-ANA Edition

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Collectors, We are attending the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, on August 1-5, 2017, at Tables #959 and #1058. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any […]

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CoinWeek: United States Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal Unboxing – 4K Video

Coinweek unboxes a 2017 U.S. Mint silver medal struck to honor the 225th Anniversary of the Mint. We are giving this Mint product away in this week’s CoinWeek Giveaway. For details, click here. * * * CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and information about numismatics. CoinWeek has also won the NLG Award […]

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

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

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

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

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New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 546 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (15), World (530) and US (1). Attractive Caesar Denarius with Cabinet Patina http://atlasnumismatics.com/1043108/ These and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1043108 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. […]

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

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

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CoinWeek: Heraldic Art Bronze Medal Restrikes – CoinWeek Giveaway #179

  If you haven’t entered for your chance to win our Giveaway this week, you have lost your mind! Our 179th Giveaway features one of the most expensive and limited items we have ever offered. Collector Paul Sandler has provided us one of 30 restrike Complete sets of Heraldic Art Medallions. These So-Called Half Dollars […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 225th Anniversary Silver Medal June 14

The United States Mint will make available for purchase the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medal™ (product code 17XB) on June 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint is issuing this one-ounce proof medal in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year. Struck in 99.9 percent silver at the Philadelphia Mint, it is the […]

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Military Decorations Displayed at ANA Money Museum

History buffs and military aficionados alike are sure to appreciate the new exhibit at the Money Museum, “Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance”, commemorating the 100th anniversary of “The Great War.” Operated by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Money Museum exhibit honors WWI soldiers through a spectacular display of medals and military […]

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

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

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

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

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Bronze Medal Honoring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

The United States Mint has opened sales for the bronze medal honoring Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew. Struck at the United States Mint at Philadelphia, the three-inch bronze medal (Product Code 17MA) is priced at $39.95 USD. The obverse, designed and engraved by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features a portrait of Jacob J. […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

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

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

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

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

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

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Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

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

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New Coins from Atlas Numismatics – November 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 304 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (14), World (287) and US (3). Choice Ptolemy III Octodrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1039714 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1039714 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for November 17, 2016

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

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

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

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CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to Collect Medals

Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins. In this CoinWeek IQ video, filmed at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, American token and medal expert John Kraljevich offers three important tips to help collectors […]

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

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

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

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

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United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

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

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Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

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

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

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

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Spink Auctions: One Man, One Hand, and a Hell of a Medal Group

Spink USA are pleased to announce the auctioning of a rare distinguished service order medal group. It is a testament to one man’s hard work and determination to serve his country even in the face of injury, hardship and terror on the high seas. Captain Gervase William Heaton’s D.S.O. and Bar, O.B.E. Group of Ten […]

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Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

By Jewish-American Hall of Fame …… The newest medal in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame series honors two heroic Astronauts–Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and Dr. Judith Resnik–its 2016 inductees. Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is depicted on one side repairing the Hubble telescope; the remote-control mechanical arm that Dr. Judith Resnik specialized in can be seen to his […]

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2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series 3-Medal Set Avail. August 31

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Three-Medal Set (product code 16MA) on August 31 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This is the final release in the series. This three-medal set includes one each of the 2016 medals in 1 5/16-inch size with obverses bearing the likenesses […]

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2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series 3-Medal Set Avail. August 31

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Three-Medal Set (product code 16MA) on August 31 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This is the final release in the series. This three-medal set includes one each of the 2016 medals in 1 5/16-inch size with obverses bearing the likenesses […]

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NGC Special Label for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal

The eagerly anticipated 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal goes on sale today, August 23, 2016 at 12 noon (ET). Struck from one ounce of .999 Fine Silver, the medal features a rendition of Liberty on the obverse and an eagle design on the reverse. The maximum mintage is 12,500 pieces struck at the West Point […]

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The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

By CoinWeek News Staff …. UPDATE: Within five minutes after 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, both the West Point issue and San Francisco Mint issue of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal are listed as “Currently Unavailable” on the U.S. Mint’s online catalog. While not an official sell-out, this status means that all available inventory […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August 10: […]

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PAN: 112 Years Later, Memorial Plaque, Exhibit Honors Carnegie Hero Medal Recipient

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …. It was a typical June evening when Ivah Coles, age 21, and Richard Cromwell, age 20, went for a swim in the reservoir near Benld, Illinois. While attempting to climb up the steep, high bank, Cromwell fell back into the water and began to sink. From the bank, […]

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WINGS Announces Pre-ANA World’s Fair of Money Free Submission Program

By WINGS Coins, LLC ….. WINGS Coins announces that for any five items submitted at regular price (US$12.50) that it will review an equal amount of items for free. This applies for any submission with a post-mark on or before August 8, 2016. Visit the website to download submission forms. You do not need to […]

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WINGS Announces Pre-ANA World’s Fair of Money Free Submission Program

By WINGS Coins, LLC …..   WINGS Coins announces that for any five items submitted at regular price (US$12.50) that it will review an equal amount of items for free. This applies for any submission with a post-mark on or before August 8, 2016. Visit the website to download submission forms. You do not need […]

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Dillon Gage: Everything You Need to Know about Rio’s Olympic Medals

Dillon Gage Metals Talks Size, Composition and Value Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, is ready to educate the public on everything they need to know about the Olympic medals slated to be awarded at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. And some of the facts may surprise you. For openers, there’s the […]

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Exonumia News – So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List Available

By Jeff Shevlin …… The ninth comprehensive fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 50 pages of certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known So-Called Dollars are offered for […]

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Exonumia News – So-Called Dollar Fixed Price List Available

By Jeff Shevlin ……   The ninth comprehensive fixed price list of So-Called Dollars is currently available from Jeff Shevlin, the “So-Called Guy”. The price list has over 50 pages of certified and raw so-called dollars for sale, as well as world’s fair and commemorative medals. Dozens of exceptionally-rare and finest-known So-Called Dollars are offered […]

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So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin …… According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector community, […]

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Pete Smith on the Passing of Francis Paul Prucha (1921-2015)

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek.com….   Francis Paul Prucha, author of Indian Peace Medals in American History, died on July 30, 2015, at age 94. His book, published in 1971 by University of Nebraska Press, has become the standard reference on the topic. Prucha was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1921. He […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann for Künker….   Over the course of six days, the city of Osnabrück will witness a spectacular event when nearly 7,600 lots of superb numismatic items with a total estimate of more than 10 million euros will cross the auction block. The sessions will be composed of a wide range of […]

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First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont; Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean Martin Renaud; […]

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2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By CoinWeek News Staff…. According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported by CoinWeek on […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Seldom Seen Bicentennial Gold Medal at ANA National Money Show Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer of the 2015 American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show and will conduct an auction featuring more than 1440 lots that covers a range of U.S. and colonial coins, patterns, private issues and medals. The auction kicks off at 6:00pm […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Seldom Seen Bicentennial Gold Medal at ANA National Money Show Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer of the 2015 American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show and will conduct an auction featuring more than 1440 lots that covers a range of U.S. and colonial coins, patterns, private issues and medals. The auction kicks off at […]

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

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

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