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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The psychological profile of a counterfeiter, according to Criminal Minds

November 12, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Fake Coins, History, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins

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

Recently, I happened to get back into watching the show Criminal Minds, which centers around the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). While most television crime shows tend to focus on the forensic and anthropological aspects of violent crimes, Criminal Minds, in keeping with its namesake, tends to focus on the psychological aspects of criminally deviant behavior. Two nights ago, I happened to be watching season one’s episode three, which is entitled “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” While the episode opened with a graphic scene of a man’s lower extremities being blown off by a car bomb in… Full article at the source>

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The centenary anniversary of President Kennedy’s birth passes us by while many more are still concerned learning about his death

November 3, 2017 in Art, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver

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

Following the initial release of 2,891 documents previously withheld by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, October 19, the Internet went up in storm. While many are satisfied with this initial release of documents regarding the president’s assassination, the international non-profit transparency group WikiLeaks is offering a $100,000 reward for the remainder of the withheld documents, with founder Julian Assange calling President Trump’s delay on the 25-year-planned full release “inexcusable.” As an interesting example of cosmic irony, 2017 also happens to be the centenary anniversary of President Kennedy’s… 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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