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By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments How many times have you seen this disclaimer on those cheesy TV ads selling something which looks like...

The Extraordinary Legend of the French Angel Coin

By Gainesville Coins In addition to its outstanding beauty and value, the French Angel Coin brings a bit of mystery and magic to the world...

NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a significant Carson City Variety. A coin submitted to NCS for conservation followed by NGC...

PCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) marked its 25th anniversary with PCGS leaders proudly looking back at a quarter-century filled with accomplishments...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #36 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I covered the FUN...

NGC Announces Largest Database of Coin Images in Existence Available Online...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that their online security image archive now includes 3,000,000 coins – the largest database of NGC- certified coins...

100 Troy Ounce Gold Nugget from California’s Mother Lode on Showcase!!

The LARGEST CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH NUGGET left in existence, the 100 troy ounce gold nugget discovered last year in Nevada County, California,...

Coin Doctoring and the PNG Decision

By Vic Bozarth - Bozarth Numismatics The ‘COIN DOCTORING’ controversy is indeed the HOT topic currently.  My name is Vic Bozarth and I am proud...

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a newly-discovered platinum eagle variety. The latest oddity to surface in the U. S. Mint’s...

Laura Sperber Hot Topics: COIN DOCTORING IS NOW ALLOWED!

First, I want to clearly state: I fully support the Board of Directors of the PNG in its fight. Since the meeting I had attended last year, they have tried to diligently work on the subject of coin doctoring. Granted, nothing has happened from their efforts, but I did not know it was the MEMBERSHIP that was blocking action.

PMG Announces Second-Generation Holder

The next generation PMG label and holder is scheduled for release on Jan. 3, 2011. PMG will begin use of a new generation holder...

Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Korean and Japanese Coins on display...

Heritage Auctions has announced that we will be auctioning The Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Korean and Japanese Coins, the most important collection of...

Odyssey Marine Exploration Comments on WikiLeaks Information

"Black Swan" and HMS Sussex projects named in Government Communications Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX) a pioneer in the field of deep ocean exploration,...

NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

NGC has certified a very interesting group of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles that have remained in the possession of a family since prior to World War II. When purchased in Europe last month, their unusual history was revealed to the buyer.

PNG 2011 YN Scholarship Competition Begins

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer...

NGC Launches New Coin Price Guide Powered by NumisMedia

Powerful resource includes over five years of historical data and dynamic charting tools. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released a new online price guide, the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 2:...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the collecting community #29 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I explain the PCGS SecurePlus program...

Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set To Be Displayed at the FUN...

The first-ever public display of the one-of-a-kind set of 1943 bronze Lincoln cents from the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints will be hosted...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1:...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #28 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On March 25, 2010, David...

Dimes – Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) Dime, 1916-1945

Description: The Mint Act of 1890 allowed the design of a coin to be changed every 25 years. Thus, in 1916, there was interest in...

Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1, 1916-1917

Description: Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890 which allowed for the...

US Coins: Those Magical CC Morgans

The market is good – stable prices and strong demand for rarities along with an expanding collector base. In fact, an 1804 Class 1 Draped Bust Dollar just traded for $3.7 million at the Central States Numismatic Society coin convention in Rosemont, IL.

Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins By Q. David Bowers

From Q. David Bowers comes a book so comprehensive and authoritative that only the “Dean of American Numismatics” could have created it! Drawing on...

Numismatic Photography by Mark Goodman

New Book Teaches Techniques and Tips on How to Photograph Coins (Irvine, CA) – As the use of the Internet and electronic visual media becomes...

100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

Katherine Jaeger and Q. David Bowers tell the fascinating stories of 100 of the greatest medals and tokens of Colonial America, the early states,...

Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the SS Brother Jonathan

Dennis M. Powers Citadel Press Books (2006) ISBN 0806527471 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/07)   Treasure Ship is the story behind the story of the...

A Guide Book of Shield & Liberty Head Nickels

Lavishly illustrated in full color, A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels features enlargements for important overdates and other varieties, plus actual-size...

Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

This is the eighth entry in Whitman's Bower Series of numismatic titles. Lavishly illustrated in full color, the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson...

Book Voted as Pre-College Read

History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage by David W. Lange ranked 182nd among the "Books Everyone Should Read Before College," according...