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You know there are more ways to bid than eBay

February 20, 2018 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News

There are many ways to collect numismatics and there are many places that a collector can find items to add to a collection. Collecting can be an expensive hobby regardless of what is collected. Whether it is numismatics or comic books, one piece is never enough and there is always a desire to collect an […]Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for February 18, 2018

February 19, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By:Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed

If there is one story from this week that makes my blood boil is from the Houston Chronicle. They reported that a 72-year old woman was duped by the National Collector’s Mint (NCM) into purchasing $1.3 million in alleged rare coins. The elderly woman, like many other elderly who may not have the experience to […] Full article at the source>

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POLL: What do you think about Presidential Silver Medals

February 12, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, US Mint

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Mint announced to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee that they would be producing silver medals based on the design of previous presidential medals. These medals would be struck using the same .999 silver planchets that are used for the American Silver Eagle coins. The U.S. Mint thinks that the […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for February 11, 2018

February 12, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

The news article that caught my eye this week is a commentary produced on the website for WDEL, a radio station in Wilmington, Delaware about an advertisement that appeared in Wilmington’s News Journal newspaper for the “First-Ever Official Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Champions Legal Tender Coin.” An online search found the item for sale […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for Super Sunday, February 4, 2018

February 6, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

In 1966, discussions between the upstart American Football League and the National Football League led to the development of a championship game. The idea came from Kansas City Chief’s owner Lamar Hunt to have a single game to crown the championship during the five years it would take to merge the leagues. The game was […] Full article at the source>

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins realizes $9.82 million

January 23, 2018 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Canadian Coins, Coins, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Press Release News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

New York — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 international auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional El Dorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium).

The first major highlight of Session C (World Coins Part 1) was lot 20065 — the “King of Canadian Coins” — which surpassed estimate to realize $84,000. This 1921 50-cents is exceedingly rare in any grade, with this example bearing an incredible grade of Specimen-62… Full article at the source>

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“Tried, tested, and true”—Rick Tomaska is the perfect author for a book on Franklin and Kennedy half dollars

January 23, 2018 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

I first met Rick Tomaska (virtually, through email and phone conversations) in the early weeks of 2005, not long after I came aboard as publisher at Whitman Publishing. Editorial work was underway on the 59th edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”), and Rick shared his knowledge of Special Mint Sets, cameo designations, and coin pricing. He had recently contributed to David W. Lange’s Guide Book of Modern United States Proof Coin Sets. We kept in touch over the years on various numismatic book projects. Then in 2008, we started talking about Franklin… Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 21, 2018

January 22, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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

One of the more interesting news items is that the Royal Canadian Mint is suing the Royal Australian Mint. Apparently, the Royal Canadian Mint alleges that the process used by the Royal Australian Mint to produce the 2012 $2 Remembrance Day Poppy coin used a process that was patented by the Royal Canadian Mint. The […] Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint to resume Mutilated Coin Redemption Program

January 18, 2018 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Starting on January 19, 2018, the U.S. Mint will be resuming the Mutilated Coin Redemption program. The program was suspended in December 2015 when the government alleged that a company in New Jersey was importing counterfeit coins from China to redeem as mutilated coins. Formal charges were brought against the persons involved in March 2016 […] Full article at the source>

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United States Mint releases annual special occasion coin sets on January 11

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Press Release News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors. The set includes the following five Proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter — the first quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are held… Full article at the source>

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Australia: Collector coins recall the country’s convict past with their “Rascals and Ratbags” series

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Royal Mint of Australia have released three new coins that highlight Australia’s unique past in which many convicts were transported to the continent from Great Britain as part of their penal sentences. Australia’s convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create contemporary Australia. Between 1788 and 1868, 162,000 convicts arrived in Australia and some of those were hardened criminals, whilst others were victims of poverty and desperation — or political rebels. The coins also mark the 230th anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 and the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Hougoumont,… Full article at the source>

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A preview of the world and ancient coins at the NYINC Stack’s Bowers auction

January 11, 2018 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is one of the most prestigious shows focused on ancient and world numismatics. Organized in 2018 from January 12 to 14 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, it has moved down the street from its long-time home at the Waldorf Astoria. In conjunction with the show, a large number of auctions take place before, during, and after the actual show, offering a plethora of numismatic items. Previously we covered the Heritage Auctions section of ancient and world coins offered that week, but this time we will take a look at the ancient… Full article at the source>

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Final NYINC Stack’s Bowers auction preview: World paper money

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Dennis Hengeveld

One of the first major paper money auctions of the year will be organized by Stack’s Bowers during the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), held from January 12 to 14 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Manhattan. A show that traditionally has been held at the Waldorf Astoria, it has now moved up the street to an entirely new venue. We have covered some of the other auctions organized during this week in other preview articles. In this one, we cover the Stack’s Bowers auction of World Paper Money as well as the special Eldorado Collection of Columbian Paper Full article at the source>

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U.S. half dollars featured in new Whitman Publishing Search & Save book

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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(Pelham, Alabama) — The sixth volume in Whitman Publishing’s library of collector book-albums is Search & Save: Half Dollars, is available now for $9.95 retail from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide as well as online.

The Search & Save volumes are intended as a guided, hands-on way to get beginning and intermediate collectors involved in active coin collecting by denomination and type. The first five Search & Save books covered Lincoln cents, nickels, State quarters, America the Beautiful quarters, dimes, and quarters. Half Dollars consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic® Coin Album page for storing Full article at the source>

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Estonia announces competition to design a coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of statesman Jaan Tõnisson

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) have announced (22nd December) a competition to design a silver collector coin which will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian statesman Jaan Tõnisson, (1868-1941). Tõnisson is remembered as having served as the prime minister of Estonia twice during 1919 and 1920, as Estonia’s head of state from 1927 to 1933, and as foreign minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932. In 1940, Estonia was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union as part of an agreement with the Third Reich and the Molotov-Von Ribbentrop agreement. It was during Full article at the source>

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Morgan silver dollars part two

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Continuing from my last column, I told about the release at the Philadelphia Mint in November 1962 of quantities of 1903-O dollars, hundreds of thousands of them. At the time the 1903-O cataloged in Mint State for $1,500 in the Guide Book of United States Coins, with no others priced higher. As I mentioned before, by that time I had been a dealer for nearly 10 years and had never seen an Uncirculated coin. Now, all of a sudden, they were readily available. To many, this was like finding gold in the streets! As might be expected, the $1,500… Full article at the source>

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The Mint’s World War I Centennial commemoratives for 2018

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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Although he campaigned on America staying out of the war, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war as a result of a series of events, including the sinking of the Lusitania, the Zimmerman Telegram, and the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. America mobilized for war, aiding the Allies by providing financial and other resources, weapons, and troops. With more than four million Americans serving both on the front lines and here at home, the United States of America tipped the momentum in favor of the Allies. The U.S. emerged from World War I as a new world Full article at the source>

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Italy: New silver coin issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s constitution

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have released (2nd January) a new silver coin which is in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Italian constitution, which came into force on the 1st January 1948. Italy’s post-war constitution was written by the 556 deputies in the Italian senate and Chamber of Deputies which the Italian people elected to their first Constitutional Assembly on June 2, 1946.

The assembly approved the constitution on the 22nd December 1947, by a vote of 453 in favour and 62 against. Italy’s post-war constitution was especially important as it recognised two significant changes to Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 7, 2018

January 8, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

This is the space where I try to comment on something in the news that I found interesting. Like my update on December 3, 2017, my mind is elsewhere. If you are a college football fan or happened to watch the Rose Bowl last Monday, my undergraduate alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs played a thrilling […] Full article at the source>

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Collecting silver Morgan dollars

January 4, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Welcome to my new series of columns. Over a period of time, I will touch on various subjects — from the popular, as here, to the obscure. I hope that you enjoy them. If you have any feedback, comments, or suggestions for future columns, just use my email address at the bottom.

Years ago, the most popular American series to collect was Lincoln cents from 1909 onward. This was a lot of fun, as with just a few exceptions, all dates and mint marks could be found easily in circulation. In 2018, that is not so. In fact, even finding a… Full article at the source>

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Recommended Album to Create Your Own Collection

December 27, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

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

During a recent coin club meeting, someone asked how to create an album or some type of presentation for a custom collection. Whether they are putting together year sets, typeset, or a theme set, there is always the question as to how to create a way to display them. One typical solution is to purchase […]Full article at the source>

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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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Coingrader “fails”

November 16, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Photography, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Too often numismatic writers give the impression that they always win in online auctions, but all of them will fail on occasion, including me. That is what this post is about. Perhaps my examples here might inform you about issues that often result in cleaned or damaged coins after they are sent in for holdering.

Sometimes, in my view, the holdering company gets it wrong, as I wrote about earlier in the article, “Resubmitting or Living with Grades.”

More often I fail in winning coins because of poor photography, or sharp photography that doesn’t give me a clear view of the… Full article at the source>

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How counterfeiting could one day be irrevocably stifled by smartphone apps

November 15, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, Ipad Apps, Iphone Apps, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Software, Technology, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Brandon Christopher Hall News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Yesterday, the coin-collecting hobby got an update for the next generation: Lookzee. The app takes advantage of an iPhone’s camera to take an image of a collector’s coin, which is then cross-referenced against a database built from thousands of coins sorted by Tim Rathjen’s revolutionary “Machine.” After analyzing the collector’s coin, Lookzee provides its denomination, type, and year of issue. The app also provides a broad estimate of the coin’s worth as well. A video of the app in action is available on Lookzee’s official Facebook page, and while the only version available at the moment is for… Full article at the source>

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Lookzee arrives to App Store, IOS users may download immediately

November 14, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Ipad Apps, Iphone Apps, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Technology, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Press Release News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Bellingham, Washington — Stamp and Coin Place is pleased to announce the release of Lookzee, a smart, efficient, and easy way to image and share coins. Among Lookzee’s features are easy image acquisition, computer vision-assisted image handling, account creation with options for saving coin images, and in-app open chat forums to share and discuss coins.

Lookzee is the product of optical research and programming to leverage smartphone imaging capabilities, allowing users to create high-quality photos of the world’s most collected item, coins! Additionally, Lookzee’s software auto-crops… Full article at the source>

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