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Review of National Numismatic Certification

September 6, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Grading, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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

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Increasingly I have been seeing slabs by National Numismatic Certification, a Florida firm, whose coins I sometimes bid on despite its grading being inconsistent at times, with flaws that would disqualify coins at PCGS or NGC. But that’s not an issue if you know how to grade, because some NNC-holdered coins are grade-worthy and, on occasion, near what a top company might award.

Please keep this review in perspective. CoinUpdate reviews books, services, and other aspects of the hobby. This is not an endorsement to submit coins to NNC, nor is it a warning not to. There are two… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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NFC Tags and the Fight Against Counterfeiting

September 5, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Fake Coins, Grading, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Kendall Bailey News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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It seems we can hardly go a week without hearing of new counterfeit coins surfacing. It is a problem as old as the hobby it continually undermines. Keeping collectible coins honest is especially troublesome today because counterfeiters have become quite adept at thwarting the security precautions employed by third party graders (TPGs). It is a predicament for collectors and dealers alike as it creates instances of distrust between buyer and seller.

The grading companies attempt to combat fakers’ efforts with a barrage of security precautions. TPGs use features like holograms, micro printing, serial numbers that are searchable on their websites, special… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Monster Toning, Monster Prices: It’s Still Just Bullion, Folks!

August 6, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, USA Coins

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

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The screenshot above came in a search of “toned” and “monster” Silver Eagles on eBay. There were hundreds with “Buy It Now” prices ranging from $50 to $5,000.

This article tries to put the issue into perspective for those considering bidding or buying one of these coins. You may want to do so because of a unique pattern, for instance, or perhaps because you want at least one for your collection before they vanish. Or perhaps you are trying to build a set of toned Eagles.

Good toned examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

And as always, a coin is worth only… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Bad coins in good sets

February 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

When not to add a bad coin to a collection

 Having built many of the FINEST EVER Collections (MS Half Dimes, MS+PR Barber Dimes, Dollars 1794-1921S, $3 MS, $10 Indians and Saints, etc), I have earned the right to comment with authority about GEM sets. Recently I have seen a very disturbing trend among collectors. Some want to play this registry game so bad and be top guns they include coins that never ever should be considered for a great set. It is my strong opinion, adding one bad coin creates a cancer that affects the rest of the collection.
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Provenance: Nice but not Law

January 22, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

As a result of persistent ideological proselytization, some elements and individuals within the Federal bureaucracy have come to believe that importation of common ancient coins manufactured in countries with which the U.S. has negotiated and signed a Memorandum of Understanding must be accompanied by “Provenance” showing the whereabouts of that item for some specified period of time. In fact, the governing law—Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CCPIA-1983)—never included this provision in either letter nor intent. The basis for this recent provenance fixation is unfounded. That is not to say that coin collectors do not value provenance,… Full article at the source>

Source: Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

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Kari Brower was recognized by ANA President Walt Ostromecki as a ‘Point of Numismatic Light’

September 13, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Win_webmaster Women in Numismatics

Kari Brower was recognized by ANA President Walt Ostromecki as a ‘Point of Numismatic Light’ during the April 16th meeting of the Ocean County Coin Club (OCCC) in New Jersey. The meeting featured a free public educational outreach program and salute to the ANA’s National Coin Week as well as a special tribute honoring member, […] Full article at the source>

Source: Women in Numismatics

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Downies Melbourne Store Featured in Southbank Local News

September 7, 2015 in Auctions, Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

By: Downies Downies Blog

Having relocated to Southbank earlier this year, Downies have been settling in nicely and attracting some local media attention. Check out the recent feature article in Southbank Local News’ August issue below! Southbank Local News Article… Full article at the source>

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Hundreds of New Coins Just in Time for the ANA!

August 5, 2015 in Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Conventions, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Leo Frese (Leo Frese Numismatic Blog)

Watch this site closely over coming days as I’m adding over 500 newly consigned and purchased coins. They run the spectrum from Colonials to Classic Commems and range in price from $50 to $20,000. There is literally something for everyone. Many coins in old rattler holders, OGH holders, or Fat NGC Slabs have been prices based on today’s grade in an attempt to keep these old holders in the marketplace rather than bust them out for new holders. You can have first shot on them before they go to the convention in Chicago. If you will not be attending, be… Full article at the source>

Source: Leo Frese Numismatic Blog

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Spelunkers Find 2,300-Year-Old Silver Coins in Israel

March 23, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Few hobbies are as exciting as spelunking, exploring sometimes-untouched caves, delving as deep as courage allows. And occasionally these explorers find more than adventure below the earth. For example, some spelunkers recently made the discovery of a lifetime. Reuven Zakai, his adult son Hen Zakai and their friend Lior Zhalony are experienced spelunkers. In fact, […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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