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ANA World’s Fair of Money auction preview: Stack’s Bowers Galleries world and ancient coins and paper money

July 31, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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

The ANA (American Numismatic Association) is holding its annual World’s Fair of Money—considered one of the largest numismatic trade shows of the world—from August 1 to August 5 in Denver, Colorado. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold various auctions in conjunction with the show. Offered are a wide variety of U.S., world, and ancient coins and paper money in various floor and online sessions. In this preview article we will take look at the world side of things; in another article we take a closer look at offerings from around the field of American numismatics. All lots, including descriptions and photos,… Full article at the source>

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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>

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Affordable Seated half dimes

June 1, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Design, Dimes, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Mint, USA Coins

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The Liberty Seated half-dime series is the smallest denomination of the Liberty Seated design by Christian Gobrecht. First introduced in 1837, Liberty Seated half dimes were struck until the denomination was discontinued and replaced by a larger coin struck in nickel in 1873. The series is generally considered to be the easiest to complete out of the various denominations with this design, but there are still several stoppers that are either expensive or rare, particularly in higher grades. Yet, a collector on a budget should have little trouble adding some interesting Liberty Seated half dimes to his or her collection… Full article at the source>

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The “Box of 20” collecting method

May 3, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), USA Coins, World Coins

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

Coin collecting features virtually endless possibilities to put together sets of ancient, classic, and modern coins. Many of these sets, however, consist of dozens of different coins, and many sets include various stoppers that cost a strong premium due to their rarity. Building complete sets, even type sets, may not be feasible for all collectors. Perhaps because of this, a new way of collecting has become more popular over the past few years: the “box of 20” collecting strategy. The idea originates with PCGS and NGC storage boxes, which traditionally hold 20 spaces for certified coins. Instead of using these… Full article at the source>

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The Tyvek banknotes of Haiti

April 19, 2017 in Bank Notes, Collecting, Collector Sets, Currency, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money

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More and more countries all over the world are in the process of switching or have already switched their circulating currency to issues printed on plastic (polymer) materials. Polymer banknotes are much more durable than traditional paper banknotes, have better security features, and are cheaper in the long run. Examples of countries that have switched part or all of their currency to polymer banknotes are Australia, Brunei, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam, among others. These relatively modern banknotes have become a very popular field with collectors from around the world. For such collectors, the earliest issues to collect… Full article at the source>

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Bidding at auction

April 17, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion

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

Bidding in an auction can be a fun and rewarding experience. This is particularly true of floor auctions, held around the world, where bidders compete for items through a variety of bidding options. While these options vary from auction house to auction house, most collectors can bid in auctions by being at the venue, bidding online, bidding by phone, placing a book bid prior to the auction, or having a representative bid for them at the auction. Each of the methods has its pros and cons, and in this article we will take a look at each of the various… Full article at the source>

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FUN Heritage Auction Preview

December 31, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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Traditionally, the FUN show held in Florida during the first few weeks of the new year is the location of the year’s first major auctions, and 2017 is no different. In conjunction with the show, Heritage Auctions will offer several thousand lots of U.S. and world coins and currency in both floor and online auction sessions. While there are too many highlights to cover all of them in a single article, we’ll still attempt to showcase some of the rarest and most exciting offerings that will come to the auction block in Fort Lauderdale, where the show is held this Full article at the source>

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Looking Ahead to 2017

December 20, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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It’s hard to believe that a new year is right around the corner. And with 2017 rapidly approaching it is time for our yearly preview of the new numismatic year. 2016 saw a wide array of shows, auctions, and new products released around the world; it will be particularly difficult for the U.S. Mint to live up to the standard it set with its 2016 releases, which were anchored by the popular gold Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coins. In this article we will take a look at what’s in store for the… Full article at the source>

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Preview: Heritage Signature Auction of U.S. Coinage, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, New York

October 29, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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From October 31 through November 2, Heritage Auctions will hold a Signature Auction of U.S. coinage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. In this preview article we’ll take a look at some of the highlights of the sale. All lots discussed in this article, as well as all lots from the entire auction, can be viewed on the Heritage website.

For our first lot we go back to the earliest days of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Lot 5111 is an Uncirculated example of one of just two denominations struck at that facility in 1793… Full article at the source>

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Numismatic Literature

October 26, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Reference, USA Coins, World Coins

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

When you first start collecting coins you will often hear the saying “buy the book before the coin.” This is said for a number of important reasons. Knowledge is an important part of numismatics and the hobby as a whole, and acquiring that knowledge can help collectors make informed decisions, which in the end can save money. A coin collector who does not invest some of his or her collecting budget in numismatic references is like a car buyer purchasing a car without a steering wheel.

Since references are so important in numismatics the references themselves also hold value, and can… Full article at the source>

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Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Gold Dollars

September 16, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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Thirteen gold commemorative coins were released by the United States Mint between 1903 and 1926, ranging in denominations from one dollar to fifty dollars. These were sometimes released in conjunction with a commemorative silver dollar, but occasionally featured another subject altogether, as was the case with the first two gold commemorative issues, the 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollars.

The United States first struck a gold dollar in 1849, following the discovery of gold in California. Over the years, the denomination ceased to be used except in remote areas of the country, and by the 1880s mintages had dropped considerably. The denomination… Full article at the source>

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Review: 2016 Long Beach Heritage Auctions World Currency Sale

September 14, 2016 in Auctions, Bank Notes, Collecting, Currency, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

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It is almost a tradition now for Heritage Auctions to have a world currency auction in conjunction with the September show in Long Beach, California. This year, there were a total of 1,890 lots offered for sale, including a floor auction held on September 8 and an on-line only session ending on September 12. The notes offered range in origin from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and many present and former countries in between. In this review, we will take a look at some of the highlights in the sale; all of the lots offered in this auction can be viewed… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Standing Liberty Quarters

August 26, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Quarters, USA Coins

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

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The Standing Liberty quarter, originally produced from 1916 to 1930, is in the news this year thanks to the 100th anniversary of its introduction and the release of the centennial gold version from the United States Mint. It was intended to replace the Barber design with something more beautiful, and few collectors would argue that the issues introduced in 1916 are not among the most attractive circulation coinage America has ever produced. But collectors also know that the series has a few rare key-dates (such as the 1916) that are notoriously difficult to find in well-struck, Uncirculated condition… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part II: Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins Sale

July 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held this year in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of US and world coins and currency. In this second of three previews we will take a look at the World & Ancient Coins sales held by Heritage Auctions. These auctions are divided into multiple sessions, and include sales dedicated to various high-end collections, including the Cape Coral collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coins, and Part III of… Full article at the source>

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A Coin Dealer’s Notes on Traveling With Valuables

July 26, 2016 in Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

Photo by U.S. Department of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo by U.S. Department of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons.

For collectors attending coin shows on the national and international circuits, traveling can yield unique rewards and challenges. On the one hand, you are given chances to visit new locales, meet other collectors, and see lots of coins and bank notes in a single place. The travel can be fun, and as a dealer attending shows frequently I have been to cities and countries I probably would not have visited on my own. But there’s also risk involved with traveling large distances with valuables, and it’s important to consider your security… Full article at the source>

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Securing Your Collection

May 25, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

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Numismatics is an exciting hobby. Learning coin histories, building sets, and finding that one piece you need can be fun and rewarding. With those benefits comes a certain risk, however, and security is a top concern for many collectors and dealers around the world.

Too often we hear news of a collection stolen in a home invasion, or of a dealer being robbed while grabbing something to eat on a long drive back from a coin show. In this article we will discuss some things collectors can do to protect their investments.

When it comes to security and valuables, there are a… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Indian Head Cents

April 26, 2016 in Bronze Coins, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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We are continuing our series on interesting coins costing less than $100 with what is arguably America’s most loved and hated denomination: the cent. We have discussed the Lincoln Wheat cent series in an earlier article, and now we will go further back in time to the Indian Head cent series, which was produced from 1859 to 1909.

These coins played an important role in American commerce over a 50-year period that began before the Civil War and ended in the 20th century. Produced in large quantities most years, there are several rare and scarce dates, some of which… Full article at the source>

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Auction Preview: Spring 2016 Baltimore Whitman Expo

March 25, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Exunumia, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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

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The spring Baltimore Whitman Expo is one again upon us, and with it comes a grand total of 12 individual auction sessions organized by Stack’s Bowers. A large number of lots will offer an impressive variety of collectibles ranging from exonumia to United States coinage to United States Paper Money. Lots will be offered in floor sessions as well as online.

While there are many highlights scattered throughout the various sessions (including the middle and late dates of the Twin Leaf collection of large cents), we’ll pay particular attention to session 4, which has been called “Rarities Night,” and will be… Full article at the source>

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Show Report: 2016 ANA National Money Show in Dallas

March 9, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The American Numismatic Association organizes two shows each year: the National Money Show, which occurs in the spring, and the World’s Fair of Money, usually held in the first or second week of August. The annual spring show took place last week in downtown Dallas, Texas. I visited the convention and came away with some thoughts on the event, coin shows in general, and the present market.

This show was not tremendously busy from either a dealer or a public standpoint. While the summer show is considered to be the largest coin show in the world, with dealers flying in from… Full article at the source>

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Coin Show Etiquette

March 4, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Reference

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With dozens of coin shows being held across the country (and around the world) every month it’s always a good idea to consider coin show etiquette. One might wonder if that’s really necessary, as good etiquette is appreciated and useful in all aspects of life, but it never hurts to revisit these standards, particularly in a numismatic context.

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) publishes a program for every show it organizes, and included in that show program is a list of bourse etiquette. This list includes the following suggestions:

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The World of Non-Circulating Legal Tender Coins

February 17, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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The numismatic world has recently seen a plethora of coin issues commemorating anything from bumblebees to volcanoes, and just about anything else you can imagine. These coins are known as NCLT issues, an abbreviation that stands for “Non-Circulating Legal Tender.” While many commemoratives can be considered part of this category, here we specifically mean modern coins that have been issued on a large scale during the past decade or so.

This “boom” in NCLT coins started relatively recently, and, while it’s hard to pinpoint in exact date (commemorative coins have been issued for centuries in many countries around the world), it… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Buffalo Nickels

February 6, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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We are continuing our series on affordable classic coins with one of the most popular series in America. The Buffalo nickel was struck from 1913 to 1938 and is considered an iconic series of American coinage. Many people will have seen one or more of this coin, often dateless (the date will wear off first), and collectors both beginning and advanced enjoy putting sets of these issues together. Many dates are scarce in all grades, while others are affordable at most grade levels, and a complete set is an impressive feat regardless of grade. In this article we will take… Full article at the source>

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Tips for Shipping Coins and Bank Notes

January 30, 2016 in Bank Notes, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

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Many collectors will, at some point, sell a coin or bank note through the mail. While this can create a worldwide market for the item you’re selling, it can also raise the question of how to best ship the item once you’ve found a buyer.

In this article, we will take a look at some recommended ways to ship a valuable numismatic item and how to insure it. We will take a look at both domestic and international mail, along with the options and the limitations that come with some of the services available. Please note that it does make a… Full article at the source>

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Auction Preview: D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

January 22, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

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After two installments last year, the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection continues in 2016 with a third auction in New York City on February 9. The joint sale is organized by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s and will offer a total of 158 lots consisting of half cents, large cents, dimes, half dollars, three-dollar gold pieces and half Eagles.

As we have mentioned in our previews of the previous sales, we consider each and every coin in this collection a highlight, but will limit our selections to five lots that are worth mentioning because of their rarity, quality, or… Full article at the source>

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Key Date Liberty Half Eagles

January 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The Liberty Half Eagle ($5) series was one of the longest running of all American coinage. First struck in 1839, the final example of Christian Gobrecht’s design did not come off the minting presses until 1908, almost 70 years later. Between those days there were a massive 201 issues released; needless to say this set is virtually impossible to complete. Some people still try, however, but due to the rarity of some of the pieces very few succeed. In this article we will take a look at some of the rarest and most storied of all Liberty Half Eagles, and… Full article at the source>

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