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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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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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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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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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2017

December 26, 2017 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

Whether you celebrated Chanukah Observed Festivus, for the rest of us Having a Merry Christmas Or will begin celebrating Kwanzaa I hope you are having a joyous holiday season! …Full article at the source>

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Newman Numismatic Portal partners with David Lisot

December 26, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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

The Newman Numismatic Portal, an online repository for American numismatic research, has concluded an agreement with David Lisot that will make available the extensive archive of the David Lisot Numismatic Video Library dating back to the 1980s. David Lisot, current CoinTelevision.com president, has been recording presentations at the largest and most important numismatic trade shows for more than 30 years. He has created nearly 2,000 different videos over the course of his career, covering hundreds of speakers and topics. This extensive catalog will be posted to the Newman Portal over the course of the next 12 months, giving users… 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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Estonia unveils designs of commemorative coin programme celebrating centenary of independence

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Bank of Estonia have announced (14th November), that, as part of the Country’s national celebration of their centenary of independence proclaimed in 1918, they will be issuing several coins consisting of a silver collector coin, a gold coin, and a two-euro coin with a special design for the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The bank unveiled the chosen designs for their gold and silver issues and confirmed they will also participate in a joint-issue which will include a two-euro coin. The special design celebrates the centenaries of all three Baltic States, including Latvia and Lithuania, to recognise the Full article at the source>

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Over $15.4 million in U.S. coins and currency sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA — The official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of United States coinage and related issues. Nearly $2 million in paper money also crossed the block with superb results. The sale was highlighted by significant collections including the Cardinal Collection, the Alexander Collection, and the Murray Hill Collection, in addition to many other cabinets that created great excitement and attracted enthusiastic bidding. (All quoted prices to follow include the 20% buyer’s premium.)

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The Mint’s final product scheduled for 2017 to go on sale December 5 at noon

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Brandon Christopher Hall

The final product the Mint has scheduled for 2017 is the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 2017 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin from the Philadelphia Mint. There will be no household order or product limits, but the mintage limit is 25,000. The coin, and corresponding national park, honor the bravery and actions of Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his men who fought valiantly during the American Revolution. Clark’s unexpected capture of Fort Sackville is still, to this day, considered one of the most monumental victories of the American Revolution. His capture of this fort also aided in the Full article at the source>

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The enigma of Southern States currency

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The following is an excerpt written by author Hugh Shull from the Guidebook of Southern States Currency

The initial foundation for this book can be traced as far back as my early childhood. When I was seven my father, Cothran H. Shull Sr., passed on to me a collection of old coins that he had inherited from his father. These were in a small tin pickle can along with a folded-up, badly torn, and falling apart 1864 Confederate States of America $5 bill. My coin-collecting interest spiked on and off over the next 48 years. All of those old coins Full article at the source>

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Singapore: Year of the Dog features on new gold and silver collector coins

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Mint of Singapore have launched (21st November) a new set of Chinese-zodiac collector coins which depict images featuring the Year of the Dog. As the new year on the lunar calendar commences on the 16th February (according to the Gregorian calendar), we say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and welcome in the Year of the Dog. The Chinese zodiac change their symbols in 12-year cycles, and every year, the lunar calendar highlights a unique zodiac sign which features either a mythical or a real-life animal, each with specific traits and qualities.

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A Thanksgiving gem at Stack’s Bowers

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Brandon Christopher Hall

Recently, Stack’s Bowers held a successful auction at the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo in which over $15.4 million worth of coins and paper money were exchanged. In a rather apropos fashion, Stack’s Bowers provided a bountiful selection of numismatic memorabilia very close to the year’s most bountiful holiday: Thanksgiving. In my own browsing of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, I happened across a relevant gem for the holidays: A 1934 Choice Uncirculated Abundance silver coin in lot 6347. The coin was designed by Albert Laessle and only 125 of them were ever struck. The striking beauty of the Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for November 26, 2017

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott The reason why I search for news about topics related to numismatics from outside the industry allows me to get an understanding of how others see numismatics. I find even the most innocuous story about a country considering redesigning their currency, a find of a coin thousands of years old, and how pocket change finds […]

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Portugal: Celebrated athlete Carlos Lopes is honoured on last Portuguese collector coin in “National Sports Heroes” series

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) have announced (14th November) they are releasing three new collector coins which are part of the two-coin series “National Sport Heroes” commemorating personalities which achieved outstanding performances in their fields and who have left their mark close to the Portuguese nation as well as internationally. The new coins are also the second and last coin of the program, thus completing the series.

The second sports personality honoured in the series is Carlos Lopes, who was the winner of the marathon of the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. Lopes is well-remembered as having brought Full article at the source>

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POLL: What are your numismatic gift plans for this holiday season?

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Welcome back from your Thanksgiving Break! Today is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a modern invention created back when most people only had access to the Internet through a dial-up modem and would use their company’s faster connection to do online shopping following Black Friday. In the modern world, Black Friday does not have the […]

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The future of numismatics in a cashless society

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Dennis Hengeveld

In a recent article in the New York Times, it was argued that more and more societies around the world are on their way to become a cashless society. In many places, card and digital transactions are up and cash transactions are down. Sweden, in particular, is on the forefront of this, as over 99% of adults has made a non-cash payment. As a numismatist this makes me wonder what this trend, if it does indeed continue, would mean for our hobby. Will coins and bank notes become as obsolete as the VHS tape which became forgotten in mere Full article at the source>

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Canada: USS Enterprise is the focus for innovative first-ever space ship shaped silver coin

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which is in itself a first-ever, more a replica model rather than a coin with a traditional surface struck with a relief finish. Arguably one of the most famous starships of all, Star Trek’s celebrated USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is instantly recognizable by the rounded saucer shape and nacelles. This fictional spacecraft has a worldwide following all its own: the “Trekkies” (ardent followers of the television series) who have become experts on Star Trek and on the now-immortal crew who “boldly go where no man has gone before.”

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Assembling sets by price rather than grade

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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There’s something extremely satisfying about seeing (and even more so assembling) a beautifully matched set of coins. One of the main reasons it’s so satisfying is that it has undeniable eye appeal. The other reason is it’s an extremely difficult task to accomplish.

If you’re like me and you’d rather rush to complete your set and then take time to upgrade it, one way to do this is by assembling a set by price rather than grade. If you start with a reasonably low per-coin average price, your collecting mistakes may not cost you too much.

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World’s most valuable private coin collection revealed

November 30, 2017 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo

(Beverly Hills, California) November 27, 2017 — The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world, and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time. The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward VIII Proof set, will be publicly displayed over the course of several years through a series of exhibits at upcoming Long Beach Expo conventions.

“For a number of years, the Tyrant collector has been assembling what is undoubtedly the world’s Full article at the source>

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