Category Archives: Numismatic Education

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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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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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel, NGC …..   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection.   It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Central States Convention Announces Programs for 2020 Show

The 313-booth Central States Numismatic Convention, with public bourse hours Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25, has announced its schedule of educational programs, meetings and seminars. The convention will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, 10 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport adjacent to the westbound I-90 freeway, at 1551 North Thoreau […]

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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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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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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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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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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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So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for Beginners

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….. THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she “has an eye for coins.” Someone with this remarkable ability can look at a tray of a hundred nearly identical pieces and unerringly pick out the three or four best […]

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CoinWeek Exclusive Video: Collecting a Half Cent Type Set (with Bill Eckberg)

 In this video, Early American Coppers (EAC) president Bill Eckberg breaks down the U.S. half cent denomination for those interested in building a type set. The half cent was produced at the Philadelphia Mint from 1793 to 1857. It underwent a number of changes over the years and features many of the hobby’s most […]

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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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Jeff Garrett: Learn Things New and Ancient at ANA Summer Seminars

Education is essential to succeeding as a coin collector   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… During my 40-plus-year career, I have handled about every coin in the Red Book. My knowledge of United States coinage is extensive, and I spend a considerable amount of time doing numismatic research. But there is always […]

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The Coin Course: Discovering the Market Value of U.S. Coins

In many ways, determining the value of a coin or a coin collection can be an overwhelming task. Where do you begin? You may want to sell one coin or a collection of coins but how do you know the real value in today’s marketplace? Perhaps you are considering investing in coins and you want […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

  By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek…. Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually damage the coin’s surface, appearance and–most importantly–the value. If I could offer just one piece of advice to you today, it would be this: Do not clean your coins under […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Young Collectors, Adult Hobbyists

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

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Pittsburgh to Host ANA National Money Show in March

Build Your Collection from the Best Numismatic Inventory Anywhere It’s not too early to make plans for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2019 National Money Show in Pittsburgh. The convention takes place March 28-30 in Hall B of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The three-day show offers access to hundreds of dealers offering the […]

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ANA Names Brianna Victor New Seminar Manager

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

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Trask Family Funds Young Numismatist 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 Young Numismatist Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance, up to 75% of the cost of tuition charged by the American Numismatic Association. Susan and Frank Trask have […]

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The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries of the Unknown, and it involves warloard Zhou Xicheng and his car. In 1928, the warlord of Kweichow province, Zhou Xicheng, minted a coin to commemorate the completion of the Kweichow […]

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American Numismatic Society announces gift from Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

For over sixty years the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has offered an intense eight week long summer course in numismatics to select graduate students. Always interested in numismatic education, Eric P. Newman’s generous lifetime endowment of the ANS’s Summer Seminar has allowed the ANS to continue to train new generations of numismatists. Following Mr. Newman’s […]

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

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

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Last Chance to Register for ANA Summer Seminar

Classes for the 2018 Summer Seminar are just two weeks away! Register now to claim your spot — it’s your last chance!   Summer Seminar is held June 16-28 in Colorado Springs on the campus of Colorado College (adjacent to the ANA). A wide variety of seminars are being offered in two sessions. This year’s […]

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Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Donates $50,000 to Support ANA Summer Seminar Program

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society has donated $50,000 to support the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar. The donation includes a “matching” funds campaign to supplement the proceeds of the Young Numismatist Benefit Auctions. The money also provides for the establishment of all-expense-paid scholarships for Young Numismatists […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Coming to Philadelphia

The 2018 World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania is fast approaching, and so are many of the registration deadlines for the August 14-18 show, which will be held in Hall D and E of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 1101 Arch St. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 14; 10 […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces Walter Scheidel as 2018 Fowler Memorial Lecturer

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

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

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

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PNG Announces 2018 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

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

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Central States Announces Heritage Auctions Educational Speakers

2018 election results also announced By Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) …… The 79th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) will be held April 24-28, 2019 at the Schaumburg Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in the Chicago suburb located roughly 10 miles Northwest of O’Hare Airport. […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money: Papers Accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

Sundman Lecture Series – World’s Fair of Money  The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 15 during the symposium at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by February 26. Beloved historical figure, scientist, inventor and […]

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Educational Activities, Events Highlight 2018 National Coin Week Celebration

2018 National Coin Week Theme Celebrates Unity Across Borders To recognize the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One” as the theme for the 95th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21. The theme was provided by ANA member Linda Mosvick. […]

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Collect Smart! Expand Your Coin Knowledge Through ANA Seminars

Whether you’re new to collecting or a seasoned professional, ANA programs can help you become a smarter collector and enrich your enjoyment of the hobby The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 63rd annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Grading Mint State […]

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

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

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ANA: Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge Through Technical Seminars

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 63rd annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” and “Introduction to Cherrypicking Die Varieties” will be offered prior to the FUN show, January 3-4. The FUN Convention begins January 4 at the […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date concerns the 1797 “S-136” Large Cent. As with previous articles in this series I have included a one-page attribution guide to aid in the identification of any that are still out […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1796 “S-85” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   This article is intended as a continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date, including the damaged “source” coin, the example most likely repaired and used to create the dies to strike the other copies; this source was unknown when we became aware […]

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Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

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Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

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How to Grade Coins: Lessons from American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Grading coins can be a difficult task. The difference between an AU-58 coin and an MS-62 coin can mean very little in terms of wear but matter greatly in value. If the coin isn’t under the right light or the grader isn’t experienced with the series, […]

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History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views. For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the Freemasons has […]

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Collecting – Numismatic Specialties Are Like Gold in Your Pocket

Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investment When someone asks what type of rare coins I collect, and what suggestions might be valuable to another person, my advice is almost always the same: The foundation of collecting or investing in numismatics should be based on your personal preferences, so take the time to investigate the many […]

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From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted …. In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing private ownership […]

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Coin Board News – Number 42

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 42 — Spring 2017 LOTS OF HAPPENINGS This issue has been delayed a few weeks for the simple reason that so much has happened just recently in the world of coin boards. Every time I thought I was ready to […]

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ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

If you have a serious interest in numismatics, you should consider spending one or two weeks attending Summer Seminar By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) offers a tremendous amount of educational opportunities for collectors. There is a world-class museum, the only lending numismatic library in the country […]

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NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

For over 40 years, ANA Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic scholarship and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. You will be exposed to fascinating subjects […]

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American Numismatic Association Celebrates National Coin Week with Educational Activities

This year marks the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in “The War to End All Wars,” World War I. To honor the connection between numismatics and the military throughout history, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military” as the theme for the 94th annual National Coin Week, April […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC ….. The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection. It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared in the marketplace in the […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC ….. The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection. It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared in the marketplace in the […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC ….. The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection. It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared in the marketplace in the […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

By Max Spiegel, NGC ….. The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for counterfeit coin detection. It is no surprise that United States gold coins have long been the target of counterfeiters. A wave of deceptive forgeries appeared in the marketplace in the […]

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

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

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Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Talented Numismatists

Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highly acclaimed 2017 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 17-22 and June 24-29. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Successful applicants need to demonstrate […]

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COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

It’s hard to believe that the end is upon us… the end of 2016, that is. With the better part of the calendar year behind us, the editors of CoinWeek felt that it was time to take a look back at a banner year for CoinWeek’s video team. In 2016, CoinWeek fully committed itself to producing […]

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ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins” and “Ancient Greek Coinage: An Overview of the World’s First Coins” will be offered prior to the FUN show, January 3-4. The FUN […]

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It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the ANA’s 2017 National Money Show

Save Time and Bypass the Lines It’s not too early to be making plans for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 National Money Show in Orlando. The convention takes place March 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering […]

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Gold & Silver PAC October 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee ….. From the Political Coordinator Every four years we elect a president and vice president. By definition, elections are politically motivated exercises and candidates look to convince you to elect them and not their opponent. I used an opportunity to have a discussion about […]

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American Numismatic Association Unveils “Treasures in Your Pocket”

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

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CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

By CoinWeek …. On Thursday, October 6, 2016, CoinWeek.com announced that its award-winning YouTube video channel had exceeded 1.5 million views. CoinWeek launched its video channel in 2011 and has since uploaded more than 1,300 original videos – including the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winning videos Numismatic Vienna and How Gold Coins are Made: […]

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Educational Seminars – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to Virginia

Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investments Coin Grading, Problem Coins & Conservation (two-day seminar) The ANA School of Numismatics is offering an educational course held in conjunction with the annual Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) Convention. “Coin Grading, Problem Coins & Conservation” will be offered prior to the VNA show. The […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim Quickly Approaching

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® in Anaheim is rapidly approaching and promises to be the biggest, most fun coin show of the summer. The convention takes place August 9-13 in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center at 800 West Katella Ave., adjacent to Disneyland. The five-day event features nearly 1,000 […]

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Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

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World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

  For the first time, The Royal Mint will throw open its doors to reveal how the nation’s coins are made and find their way into pockets and purses around the world. The Royal Mint Experience will allow the public to witness for the first time hundreds of moments from the history of British coins, […]

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ANA: Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge at 2016 Summer Seminar

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar is fast approaching but there’s still time to register. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, adjacent to ANA headquarters. Summer Seminar offers hands-on training with a plethora of classes suited for collectors at all […]

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Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

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ANA Summer Seminars: Art of Engraving Workshop Appeals to Artists

The Art of Engraving This hands-on course teaches artists (and those interested in this art form) how medals and coins are traditionally created. Instructed by Laura Stocklin, metalsmith and printmaker, students explore the ancient art of hand die-engraving together with more modern processes currently used to create coins and medals. Scholarships Available Six successful candidates […]

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Numismatic Education – Online Registration for ANA Summer Seminar

Hobbyists interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 48th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. can now register for the event online. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016. ANA members who register by March 31 will save $50 per session on the cost of tuition; life members who register […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week.   Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

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

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CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

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

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American Numismatic Society: Aneurin Ellis-Evans to Present 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Aneurin Ellis-Evans, Junior Research Fellow in Classics at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, Floor 11, […]

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Coin Collecting – Top 10 Most Important Coin Grading Tips

By Scott Travers – USGoldExpert.com …….. With the advent of independent third-party certification, many coin buyers and sellers thought all their grading worries were over. No longer would they have to scrutinize each coin they bought and sold to determine its level of preservation. No longer would they need to concern themselves with grading pointers, […]

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ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Application Deadline Extended

APMEX Establishes Customer Sponsored Scholarship The application deadline for scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs has been extended to February 29. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 18-23 and June 25-30. Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, learning from the hobby’s […]

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National Money Show in Dallas Fast Approaching

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 National Money Show in Dallas is just around the corner. The convention will take place March 3-5 in Hall A of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center at 650 S. Griffin Street. The three-day show will feature more than 500 numismatic dealers with extensive inventories; a free appraisal area; […]

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New So-Called Dollar Plastic Coin Holder Debuts at FUN – 4K CoinWeek Video

At the 2016 Florida United Numismatists Annual Winter Convention, CoinWeek met up with So-Called Dollar Expert Jeff Shevlin to ask him about the status of his next scholarly book on So-Called Dollars. While there, Shevlin shared with us a new line of Capital-style custom plastic holders for the So-Called Dollars of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International […]

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Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance…. John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy on October […]

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Winning ANA 2016 National Coin Week Theme Selected

The 2016 National Coin Week theme, “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom,” celebrates depictions of Liberty from ancient to modern times on coins and paper money. 2016 marks the centennial anniversary of three popular U.S. coin designs featuring Liberty: the Mercury (or Winged Liberty) dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half dollar. […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

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

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

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

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Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

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

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David Sklow to Manage ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Library

American Numismatic Association Veteran Joins Staff Renowned bibliophile David Sklow has joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) staff as the manager of the Dwight N. Manley Library. Sklow will oversee and manage the library and its assets. During his previous employment, he served in a similar capacity as Director for the ANA Library and Research […]

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PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

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NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

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David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in overwhelming, […]

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Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS), based in Troy, Michigan, is currently organizing its 2015 “Numismatic Educational Tour of Hands Across The Borders” of Eastern Europe and Russia, set to depart September 9 and return to the United States on September 25. The tour will start in Poland and cover Lithuania, Latvia, […]

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

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

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PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

By Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland…. Currency Choices in Ireland Past and Present Introduction A certain nostalgia has recently been evident, south of the border, for the sterling link period before 1979, when Bank of England notes circulated alongside the Irish pound. But are those traditionalists looking at history through rose-tinted […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter…. Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter WAYNE’S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JANUARY 18, 2015 On Monday I received and forwarded several files of pages scanned from The Elder Monthly in response to John […]

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Eric P. Newman Numismatic Portal To Launch in 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff… Today, Washington University in St. Louis–in conjunction with the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES)–announced the creation of the Newman Numismatic Portal, a comprehensive online resource for numismatic research. A trial version is set to launch sometime in 2015. The name Eric P. Newman should be familiar to regular CoinWeek […]

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PCDA Announces Numismatic Educational Symposiumon on Sunday at Future Convention

Patricia Foley, Convention Chairman for the Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored National Coin and Currency Convention, has announced a format change for the event, effective with its 2015 edition. She said, “Our 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located in Rosemont, IL, just […]

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Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014. The Eckfeldts are well known to numismatists for their extensive history of employment with the US […]

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ANA News: Association Presents Award to Numismatic Educator Keith L. Grove

ANA News: Impact of numismatic educator Keith L. Grove recognized… Keith L. Grove received the Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Adult Advisor during the 2014 Session II Summer Seminar banquet at the American Numismatic Association. Grove was named Outstanding Adult Advisor due to his contributions to the ANA and the Edward C. […]

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Stars of TV’s ‘Diggers’ to teach ANA Summer Seminar Workshop

One-day metal-detecting course offers students in-the-field experience. The American Numismatic Association’s premier educational event, Summer Seminar, will host a special metal-detecting workshop instructed by the stars of the hit TV show “Diggers,” Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor and George “King George” Wyant. The one-day workshop, “Digging for Dollars,” will be held June 27, 2014, the Friday […]

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Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market for modern coins has exploded in the last decade. Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s. Large cents became sought-after when the large format was discontinued. Many […]

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