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Weekly World Numismatic News for December 10, 2017

December 12, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This was an interesting week. Aside from trying to understand the impact of the new tax bill (H.R. 1) on the numismatic industry, I was hired by a widow to help liquidate an accumulation of coins her late husband collected. I took the job thinking that it could not be that difficult. She said that […] Full article at the source>

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Learning from the news of the day

December 5, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Although this blog is about numismatics, there are times when the news of the day reminds us that we not perfect beings and there are lessons learned that should apply to the hobby. For the last few months, there have been reports about how sexual harassment has been pervasive in industries where men hold a […] Full article at the source>

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Polymer coin wins IACA award for Best Coin Innovation

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The IACA Excellence in Currency 2017 Coin Awards were conferred during The Coin Conference in Warsaw on October 24, 2017. The state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint were awarded the prize for Best Coin Innovation for their coin featuring a polymer ring. The cutting-edge German polymer circulation coin was also covered in an earlier Coin Update article from 2015.

Every two years, the International Association of Currency Affairs bestows the distinguished IACA Excellence in Currency Awards. On October 24, 2017, a German product was thus recognized: the tri-material 5-euro coin with polymer ring was labeled “Best Full article at the source>

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NGC signs Don Everhart, prolific coin sculptor and engraver, to autograph labels

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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Don Everhart was involved in the creation of some of the most memorable U.S. coins of the last decade.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has finalized a deal with prolific coin designer, sculptor, and engraver Don Everhart to individually autograph NGC certification labels. Everhart was employed by the U.S. Mint from 2004 to July 2017, when he retired as lead sculptor.

He was also involved in the creation of numerous commemoratives, such as the intricate reverse design of the 2015 March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar, which won a Coin of the Year Award for “Most Inspirational Coin.” He also sculpted the Full article at the source>

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Review of NGC versus PCGS

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Bugeja

Last year at this time NGC chairman Mark Salzberg made this announcement, on which he expanded at the beginning of 2017:

[A]ll coins currently in NGC Registry sets—including those graded by other services—will be allowed to stay in those sets. There will be no NGC Registry point deductions or rank changes for these coins or sets. Starting in January 2017, however, if you would like to add a new coin to an NGC Registry set, it will need to be an NGC-certified coin.

He knew the decision would be controversial but defended it by stating, “I cannot continue to allow coins Full article at the source>

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Ireland: Famed satirist and poet Jonathan Swift features on latest silver coin

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Central Bank of Ireland have officially launched (30th November) their latest silver crown coin which is in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the birth of satirist and poet Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), whose wit and outlook on life in Ireland during his lifetime is remembered from his many works and essays. He is best remembered as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, an adventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, which was first published in 1726. Swift is also widely remembered as having authored “A Modest Proposal,” a satirical commentary which focused on the conditions of poor children in Full article at the source>

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November 2017 Numismatic Legislation Review

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Most of the work in Congress has been on the tax bill (H.R. 1) and non-controversial legislation. The Senate has worked on reducing the number of presidential nominees on the Executive Calendar. Currently, there are 100 nominations waiting to be acted on and David J. Ryder, nominated to be the Director of the U.S. Mint, […]

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Peruvian coin selected “Best in the World” by Real House of Coin

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The Real House of Coin in Spain awarded this coin for having the “Best Design in History.”

Two years after announcing the creation of 5-sol coins, Peru has written a new chapter in their award-winning history when the 1-sol coin, the Ceramic Shipibo Konibo of Ucayaliwas, was awarded the 2017 Nexonum ”Best in the World” in the category of “Legal Course Currency of 2016.”

The award was given for the quality of the design and for its taking into account all the elements of Peruvian culture. This coin, which was produced by the National Currency House, was put into circulation in Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for December 3, 2017

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott These introductions to the weekly news are supposed to be my thoughts and opinions on some of the things I have read while looking for numismatic-related news. For this week, I cannot think of a thing to say. That is not exactly true. I have a lot to say but it is not numismatic-related! Honestly, […]

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Weekly World Numismatic News for November 26, 2017

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott The reason why I search for news about topics related to numismatics from outside the industry allows me to get an understanding of how others see numismatics. I find even the most innocuous story about a country considering redesigning their currency, a find of a coin thousands of years old, and how pocket change finds […]

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POLL: What are your numismatic gift plans for this holiday season?

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Welcome back from your Thanksgiving Break! Today is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a modern invention created back when most people only had access to the Internet through a dial-up modem and would use their company’s faster connection to do online shopping following Black Friday. In the modern world, Black Friday does not have the […]

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Weekly Numismatic World News for November 19, 2017

November 20, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Sometimes, I find it difficult to keep an open mind with some of the non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins that are on the market. Some of the themes have started as interesting ideas have turned into blatant commercialism that I am not sure how to interpret its benefits to the hobby. From superheroes to movie […] Full article at the source>

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Eric P. Newman (1911-2017)

November 16, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

It is with great sadness to report that an icon of numismatics, Eric P. Newman, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday at the age of 106. Even if you never met Newman your life in numismatics has been changed for the better by his work. He will be missed by everyone. The following is […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly Numismatic World News for November 12, 2017

November 13, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Crypto Currency, Currency, Digital Currency, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

As I peruse the Interwebs for numismatic-related stories from non-numismatic sources, my searches are inundated with stories about Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, and blockchains. Most of the time, the stories are just noise given my objective to find information relevant to collectors including the issuance of circulating currencies and the impact of precious metals on the market. […] Full article at the source>

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Thoughts on this weekend’s Whitman Expo

November 13, 2017 in Blogs, Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Whitman Expo came to Baltimore this weekend to fill up three large halls in the Baltimore Convention Center. Like every Whitman Expo, dealers come from all over making it a must-attend east coast destination. I was able to attend on Friday afternoon. It was not for long because I had to work half of the […]Full article at the source>

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Ryder Nomination Moves Forward

November 3, 2017 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The Nomination of David J. Ryder to become the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint moves forward as the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ordered that his appointment to be reported favorably. Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) reported the committee’s recommendation without a printed report. His nomination was added to the […] Full article at the source>

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October 2017 Numismatic Legislation Review

November 1, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Legal, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

It seems that when I write these posts about the monthly numismatic-related legislation reviews, I note how frustrating it is to follow the workings of Congress. Even though I work as a part-time political analyst and have some contacts I can leverage, even the insiders cannot explain why things happen. Let’s look at recent legislation. […] Full article at the source>

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Scary collectible for Halloween

October 31, 2017 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The Royal Canadian Mint has created two unique coins they call “Nocturnal by Nature” that would fit the theme of Halloween. What makes them interesting is that the fields and some of the devices are plated with black rhodium to create a darkened look. The first coin’s reverse, which is sold out, features a barn […] Full article at the source>

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The Under-Appreciated Platinum Eagle Proofs

October 31, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Design, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Over a week ago, the U.S. Mint announced that they will begin a three-year series of the American Platinum Eagles proof coins featuring designs inspired by the Declaration of Independence. After looking at the designs and the designs of past platinum proof coins, they may be one of the most under-appreciated series of coins produced […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly Numismatic World News for October 29, 2017

October 30, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Twelve years ago, when I went looking for numismatic information online, there were a few resources. The major numismatic publications had not fully embraced the online world and writing about numismatics strictly from the collector’s point of view was non-existent. I took a chance and started writing my own blog. On October 29, 2005, I […] Full article at the source>

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Time for the olde guard to wake up to new technology

October 28, 2017 in Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Technology

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people who have been in the numismatic industry and has been responsible for keeping alive and solid over the last number of years. Their knowledge of the art and business of numismatics are invaluable. I wish some would write more about what they know. However, the […] Full article at the source>

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LeRoy Transfield discusses designing WWI Commemorative

October 20, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Design, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

NOTE: I reached out to LeRoy Transfield, the design winner of the design competition for the World War I Centennial Commemorative dollar coin to ask about his experience with the design and competition. He sent me a copy of his story with permission to publish it here. The following is what he sent. I had […] Full article at the source>

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Diehl & Moy endorse change

October 18, 2017 in Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Could the recent cyber attacks and growing severity of cybersecurity issues become the motivation for Congress to vote to reform United States currency? According to Philip Diehl and Edmund Moy, former Directors of the U.S. Mint, the discussion as to remove the cent and paper dollar from circulation should be part of the current budget […]Full article at the source>

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Weekly Numismatic World News for October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

  As you read this, the old round £1 coins have ceased to be legal tender in the United Kingdom. British news outlets are reporting that millions of the old round pounds are still in circulation but that might not be bad news for many Britons. There are reports that many coin-operated systems have not been […]Full article at the source>

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Weekly Numismatic World News for October 8, 2017

October 10, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Earlier this week, the White House announced the nomination of David J. Ryder to be next Director of the U.S. Mint. If the name sounds familiar it is because Ryder served as the 34th Mint Director from September 1992 through November 1993 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Ryder’s biography in the President’s […] Full article at the source>

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