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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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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — the 1805 Eccleston medal

February 8, 2018 in Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Tokens

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

Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman Publishing book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens.

This week I showcase one of the most preposterous medals in the book, voted number 24 on the list:

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston, “The Land Was Ours”

Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.

At first glance, this seems to be a satirical medal… 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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Six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2018 in Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

There may be a coin, token, or medal that will help celebrate any holiday or occasion. Someone looking for a collecting idea decided to find out if there was a coin for every holiday or commemoration. After searching online for the last few months, this person found over 150 coins and medals to cover more […]

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 28, 2018

January 29, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

I wanted to keep this week to writing more about numismatics than commenting on something going on. Unfortunately, that changed with an alert showing up in the Federal Register that the David Ryder nomination is on hold. That put a funk on the week. During the week I was able to pick up something for […] Full article at the source>

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These Chihuahuas are not dogs

January 29, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Currency, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

This past week, I was looking into a box I purchased from an estate and I found a plastic bag of old foreign currency. When I removed the notes, I found common notes that can usually be purchased from estate especially since he was a career military officer. There was everything from German Notgeld to […] Full article at the source>

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Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — a retrospective

January 25, 2018 in Books, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Tokens

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

It seems like only yesterday, but it was over a decade ago that Katherine Jaeger and I created The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens for Whitman Publishing. This title has been very popular and remains in print. Check the Whitman website or with your favorite coin dealer or bookseller. We surveyed leading collectors, dealers, researchers and others and asked them to name in order those they thought to be most important. Medals can be important in different ways—for history or for art, or for rarity or numismatic value. In my mind, importance in history and aspects of art… 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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Ryder nomination on hold

January 22, 2018 in Blogs, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

On Friday, January 19, 2018, rather than working to prevent the shutdown of the government, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took to the floor of the Senate and delivered a message that he intends to object to the proceeding to the nomination of David Ryder to be the next Director of the U.S. Mint. According to […] 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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Money manufacturing continues during a shutdown

January 21, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, History, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government

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

The last time the government shutdown, because Congress did not do their job, was on September 30, 2013. Over the weekend, the major impact will be the recreational-based activities including the National Parks and the Smithsonian Museums—although many of these agencies will remain mostly open using what is called “carry-over funding” which are services whose […] Full article at the source>

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Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

January 21, 2018 in Awards, Education, Events, Gold, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, Prize Winners, US Government

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

Washington — Former U.S. Senator Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Dole was presented the medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.

Bob Dole proudly served the people of Kansas in Congress for 36 years, both in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. During his time in office, he was known for his bipartisan ability to “reach across the aisle,” which was illustrated by his work on the Americans with Disabilities Act. He was also a dedicated… Full article at the source>

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Bowers on collecting: Facts and fantasies about the Bank of the United States

January 18, 2018 in Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

I love history, and over a period of time, I have immersed myself in many accounts published in early newspapers, books, and directories. These include Niles’ Weekly Register, launched in Baltimore in 1811, and continued for decades afterward. I skimmed every issue and read anything that had to do with finance or numismatics. The result was an “I was there” experience, such as in late summer 1814 when Hezekiah Niles, editor, was at his desk in Baltimore while British forces were approaching the city. Of course, we all know they didn’t make it, and the rockets fired from Fort McHenry… 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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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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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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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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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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