Category Archives: coins and the Internet

Coins in Culture: Coin Collecting through Memes

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. As modern-day hieroglyphics, memes are a distinctive visual language full of inside jokes and social commentary. By studying these pictural snapshots we can glean a deeper understanding of the social group which produced them. First off, what is a meme? Pronounced “MEEM” (Blackmore, 65), these “pieces of visual media […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

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

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

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

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

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

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NGC Announces $20,000 in Prizes for 2019 Registry Awards

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that prizes valued at more than $20,000 will be awarded for the 2019 NGC Registry Awards. The NGC Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts […]

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Numismatic Auction Site Sixbid.com Alerts Collectors to Fake Invoice Scam

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. On Monday, April 1, internet auction site Sixbid.com sent out a notice that several auction houses who sell coins and other numismatic items through the site were reporting that bidders were receiving fake invoices and “second chance offers” via email that falsely claim to be from the aforementioned auctioneers and […]

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

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

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Ancient Coin News – ANS Announces Ptolemaic Coins Online

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

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Explore the ANA Money Museum From the Comfort of Home

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

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Ancient Coin News – ANS Releases Seleucid Coins Online Version 2

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

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Million Dollar Coin Watch: Walton 1913 Liberty Nickel on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff …. You just don’t see this every day. The Walton specimen 1913 Liberty nickel is available for sale on the internet auction site eBay. Certified Proof 63 by PCGS and authenticated in secrecy at a midnight meeting in 2003, the coin was last purchased in 2013 at a Heritage auction at […]

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The CoinWeek Midnight Stream Returns Tonight!

By CoinWeek …. Be sure to watch episode six of the CoinWeek Midnight Stream tonight at 12 o’clock am, Eastern Standard Time (11 pm Central). Join Charles Morgan for a live show about coins, coin collecting, and whatever else is on his mind. Ask CoinWeek’s editor-in-chief your own questions in the interactive chat and talk […]

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Rare Coin Social Media Groups Explode in Popularity

Only 21 months ago Rob Oberth from Marietta, Georgia launched Coin Dealers Helping Coins Dealers (CDHCD) as a private Facebook group devoted to the wholesale trading of rare coins, and other numismatic material. As the name implies, the group was created to bring dealers together to share ideas about the challenges and opportunities of the […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is now on Facebook. The association’s new social media site is a place where visitors can learn more about the association and members can stay up to date on association activities. “Facebook is a great way to highlight the breadth of the work that ICTA does,” said  chief operating […]

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APMEX, Inc. Receives #45 Top Internet Retailer Ranking for 2017

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, was recently listed as #45 out of 500 in all of North America by Internet Retailer® and remained #1 among specialty e-retailers. This is the third consecutive year APMEX has been listed in the magazine’s top 500. APMEX ranked as the #1 specialty […]

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

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

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It’s War! Heritage v. Christie’s Alleges Computer Fraud, Copyright Infringement

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. As reported last month by CoinWeek, Heritage Auctions filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in Dallas on December 9 against Christie’s auction house and Collectrium, the tech startup it acquired in 2015. Court filings list eight counts detailing multiple allegations of copyright […]

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PCGS Receives 3 Awards at Annual NLG Bash

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

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