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ALERT: Obsolete paper money stolen in Georgia

September 22, 2017 in Bank Notes, Collecting, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, PSA, Theft, U.S. Notes

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

The Numismatic Crime Information Center advises collectors to be on the lookout for the following obsolete bank notes, stolen from a car in Georgia:

The Coweta County, Georgia, sheriff’s department is investigating a burglary resulting in the loss of the following obsolete notes:

  • Merchants and Planters Bank $1 (1857) $1 (1859) $2 $3 $5 $10 $20 $50 $100
  • Timber Cutters Bank $1 $2 $10 $20 $50
  • State of Georgia Bank of Commerce $1 $2 $5 $20
  • Farmers and Mechanics Bank $1 $2 $5 $10 $100
  • Planters Bank $1

All were in a black binder marked “Currency Album” in gold leaf. All notes were from the 1850, …Full article at the source>

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

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Planes, trains, and automobiles: Thematic bank-note collecting

July 14, 2017 in Bank Notes, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money

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

Thematic (or topical) collecting is very popular in the stamp community. There are collectors and clubs for a wide range of subjects, from butterflies to lighthouses and from royalty to astronomy. In the numismatic world, collecting by theme is not as popular or well publicized, but there are still many opportunities to build a collection based on a certain topic, and many collectors who build such collections. In this article we will take a look at some areas of banknote collecting that are likely to give a thematic collector the most opportunity to find examples with a certain theme.

Banknote designs… Full article at the source>

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

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Collectors may get their kicks with Route 66 coins

March 9, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Palladium, Palladium Coins, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Louis Golino News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

There is little doubt that modern U.S. numismatics needs a jolt. While millions of collectors still look forward to coins like each year’s American Silver and Gold Eagles and the forthcoming 2017 American Palladium Eagle, this segment of the hobby does not seem to attract as much interest as it used to. And nowhere is that more the case than with commemorative coin programs, whose sales have continued to lag in recent years mostly because collectors are not especially interested in either the subjects or the designs, with certain exceptions.

But there now is a possible commemorative coin program whose foundation… Full article at the source>

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

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The Coin Blog: A different kind of coin club

February 25, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

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

Blogger Kendall Bailey, who frequently writes for Coin Update, has some great ideas for breathing life into what many fear is a dying hobby. Last week, we shared his “Real-world ideas for promoting numismatics.” This week, we’re sharing his follow-up piece, “A different kind of coin club.” Take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments—or head over to TheCoinBlog.net to read the original post there.


I recently blogged about ways to promote collecting. One of the ideas was to start a coin club that had no membership fees and a flat… Full article at the source>

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

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An Intervention Letter to the ANA

February 6, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

The following editorial is a cross-post from The Coin Blog, written by Coin Update contributor Kendall Bailey.


Dear ANA,

I meant that, what I just wrote above, calling you dear. You are dear to a great many collectors, myself included. For 125 years you have been the go to resource for numismatic information and education, not that I need to tell you. Lately though, there is a lot of talk about declining membership and your relevance in general. That’s why I am writing this letter; I don’t want to see you disappear. You are capable of so much and… Full article at the source>

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

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Memo to the U.S. Mint 2016

October 31, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Louis Golino News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Suggesting how the U.S. Mint can improve its operations and programs has emerged over the years as perhaps the most frequent topic of discussion among both numismatic commentators and collectors. Everyone has an opinion on how to make the Mint better—on how to make it more responsive to collectors’ interests; on how to make it more successful at achieving its multiple missions, which involve bullion, circulating, and numismatic coins, etc.; and on what coins it should issue and how they should be released.*

The October 13 U.S. Mint forum in Philadelphia brought together stakeholders from the collecting community, dealers, coin-grading companies,… Full article at the source>

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

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Archaeologists Question Media Sensationalism

October 18, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend. Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government officials are being swayed by false information. Specifically, Mr. Barford cites major media reports regarding ISIS funding as tainting a recent Congressional Homeland Security Committee Report with “outdated information, misrepresented statistics, and discredited figures.” He goes on to suggest that congressional staffers who authored the report “…searched for reports published in major media outlets without critically examining… Full article at the source>

Source: Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

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The Future of Numismatics

September 20, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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During the last two decades or so, the field of numismatics has evolved tremendously. Where collectors were once limited to buying at local coin shops, at local and national trade shows, and through mail-order lists, the Internet has created an online marketplace that stretches from coast to coast and beyond. Where knowledge—always king—was once difficult to gain, it can now be had with a few clicks of a mouse. It is obvious that the wonderful world of numismatics is changing as always, but these changes are happening more rapidly than ever. What does his mean in the long term? In… Full article at the source>

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

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2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter: For Collectors, Not Flippers

September 12, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Louis Golino News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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On September 8, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for the eagerly anticipated 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter, the second of three coins to mark the 100thanniversary of the very popular Liberty-themed coin series that began in 1916.

Unlike the previous coin in this trio, the 2016-W Winged Head Liberty Centennial Gold Dime that launched on April 21, the gold quarters had a household limit of one, and their mintage was set at a maximum of 100,000; the dimes had a household limit of ten and mintage limit of 125,000. In addition, the dimes had an… Full article at the source>

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

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The Week of Everything Pogue

February 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, Investing, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Jose Campos Legend Numismatics Market Report

Legend lives for numismatic events like this. The Pogue Collection ranks among the greatest ever formed. This past week group III was sold at Sotheby’s in NYC.

Having had time to plan, we thought we were ready. However when the sale started, the action was far different then what we had anticipated. The results were much weaker then we had expected. The two highlight coins-the 1C 1793 Chain PCGS MS65RB and the $5 1815 PCGS MS65 BOTH sold for sums far less then expected and were UNDER $1 million each. In fact shockingly NO coin broke $1 million in last weeks… Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Market Report

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Celebrating the Kennedy Half Dollar 100 Years After JFK’s Birth

January 2, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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For collectors, the Kennedy half dollar is one of the most popular modern U.S. coins, despite the fact that it hasn’t been minted for regular circulation in more than 10 years. The Philadelphia and Denver mints still produce the coins, but they’re available to the public only through direct purchase from the U.S. Mint (in rolls of 20 coins and bags of 200, or in annually issued Mint sets). When is the last time you got one in change? Probably never! And yet the Kennedy half dollar keeps its constant appeal. Here at Whitman Publishing we get emails, letters, and… Full article at the source>

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

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What’s Hot, What’s Not: The US Rare Gold Coin Market in 2015/2016

December 26, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

As is tradition at DWN, at the end of every year we summarize our experiences buying and selling choice and rare United States gold coins and attempt to predict what will be the “hot” and “not so hot” areas in the market. We base this primarily on our experience: determining what sells quickly off our website (www.raregoldcoins.com), which coins get multiple orders, what sort of feedback we get from collectors, the want lists we receive, our experiences(s) at shows and auctions, and good old “gut instinct.”

I would regard 2015 as a mixed year for the coin market but an… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Wishing All of Our Readers a Very Happy Holiday Season

December 24, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Fun, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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It’s been my pleasure to report on over 220 numismatic items and events for 2015, and I look forward to doing the same in 2016. As we embark on some very interesting and exciting new coin projects from various world mints and national banks in the coming year, Coin Update and myself will be there to bring you the very latest information about new coins and numismatic projects.

Our beloved hobby is by far one of the most diverse and international in terms of producers, issuers, dealers, and of course our all-important collectors; we are very proud of our… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Morgan Silver Dollars

November 16, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Fun, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld

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Coin collecting has been called the hobby of kings, and it can certainly be very expensive. Not every coin collector is a king or millionaire, however, and still the hobby remains a rewarding pursuit. This article is the first in a new series meant for collectors who might not have a large budget, but would nonetheless like to get the most out of this fascinating pastime.

Each article will focus on a specific American coin series and suggest coins that can be purchased for less than $100 with relative ease. We’ll also make recommendations for those times you want to splurge… Full article at the source>

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

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Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

May 7, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Grading, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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May 7, 2015

News media contact:
Steve Sloan: (949) 567-1223

Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

 

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

(Long Beach, California) — The June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a wide range of buying, selling and hobby education opportunities.  Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast.

“There will be about a dozen club meetings and educational seminars during the upcoming show.  More than 500 collectibles dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), will conduct a Signature Auction of United States rare coins.  Among the coins offered will be an 1880 Coiled Hair $4 Stella, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, graded PCGS PR65, and a 1933 $10 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65.

All visitors can have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall during Meet the Expert sessions at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#807) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, and from 11:00 am to Noon on Saturday, June 6.

PCGS will offer a $5 special for TrueView photography service for coins submitted at the show.

Youngsters can get free prizes during a treasure hunt and free, vintage collectible postage stamps on Saturday.

Club meetings and educational programs during the June Long Beach Expo include: Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles; Christian Coin Dealers; Early American Coppers; Liberty Seated Collectors Club; Long Beach Coin Club; National Silver Dollar Roundtable; and Philippine Collectors Forum.  PCGS experts will conduct coin grading classes on Saturday; however, advance registration is required to attend (www.PCGS.com/store).

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will showcase selected, highly anticipated numismatic rarities from the Pogue Collection that will be offered at future auctions.

The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, PRJUNE15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said East.

For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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Why are you a Collector?

April 3, 2013 in Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics

Patrick A. Heller (http://www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com)

It seems like just about everyone collects something. At various times in my life I have collected bottle caps, matchbook covers, books, baseball cards and the ability to say “thank you” in many languages. Members of my greater family have collected such things as dolls, teddy bears, plates, shot glasses, salt and pepper shakers, insects, road maps, advertising magnets, and tea pots, to name only some.

What is it that draws people to become collectors? Beyond that, what draws them to collect the categories of items that they do?

Before going further, I need to distinguish the collector from two similar kinds of people who acquire objects — the accumulator and the investor. An accumulator is someone who acquires objects, sometimes of a particular kind, but does not really organize the items into a collection, plan future acquisitions or study the items as a collector might. An investor is someone who might acquire collectibles solely for potential financial gain

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Coin collecting still a mystical hobby for some

November 13, 2012 in Coins, Collecting, Young Collectors

By: Sarah Baraba sbaraba@yourjournal.com (htpp://www.http://www.stltoday.com)

While a penny on the street may go unnoticed by many, it probably won’t miss the eye of 9-year-old Donovan Geraghty. In fact, that’s how the Ballwin resident started his coin collection.

“I found it in my back yard; I think it’s a Canadian penny,” Donovan said as he scoured over his binder of coins, each coin tucked away neatly in individual slots sealed shut with a few inches of Scotch tape.

Donovan sent a letter to the Suburban Journals requesting we write a story about his coin collection. His pitch included a hand drawing of his coin binder and tales of his trips to Coin, Stamps, and Jewelry, a Ballwin shop owned by Mike Butland.

There was something nostalgic about Donovan’s letter. Not only was he a 9-year-old collecting coins at a time when most of his peers are glued to the TV or computer, he was also a 9-year-old sending a hand-written letter to a newspaper. Some might argue coins and newspapers are both struggling icons of history, soon to be swept away with the digital age. We had to reach out.

Butland said children like Donovan are becoming almost as rare as the coins in his shop. Coins aren’t as flashy as a smart phone.

“If you can’t text your friend on it, who wants it?” Butland said. “Kids that do collect coins are really enthusiastic about it, and it’s really nice to see.”

Donovan and his father, Ryan, spend some Saturday mornings in Butland’s shop, pouring over buckets of coins for ones that stick out. He doesn’t go coin hunting with a piece in mind. When a coin is meant for his collection, it just feels right.

“My favorite coin is from Japan; it has a hole in it,” Donovan said, pointing at a dingy copper circle in his binder. Turning the page, he spotted another favorite, a two-toned coin.

“I like the details and colors. Some have presidents. This one has an eagle with a snake in its mouth,” he said, singling out a coin from Mexico. “(Collecting) feels good because I get to know what other places used a long time ago.”

That’s why Donovan’s mother, Kim, likes his collection too.

“I think it’s an interesting way to explore and find out about other places and see their currency, past and present,” she said.

The collection has been an exercise in education. While coin collecting enthusiasts may rely on the “Guide to U.S. Coins” as a bible of sorts, Donovan looks up his coins on his family’s iPad, learning about the country, time period and even the people who may have had his change in their pocket. His binder boasts mintage from China, Germany, Indonesia, Australia and France. Though he has coins from nearly every continent, Donovan said his goal is to get his hands on a “real pirate coin.”

That’s the only way to collect, Butland said.

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