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,...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

NGC Announces Largest Database of Coin Images in Existence Available Online For Verification

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...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Introduction of the PCGS ‘Coin Sniffer’ to detect...

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...

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw ...

Paper Money – Altered Banknotes vs. Repaired Banknotes

Posted by Chad Hawk - Grader, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   There is a significant difference between notes that have been altered and those that...

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...

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard...

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...

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...

Modern Gold Plated Proofs -Not affiliated with, licensed or endorsed by the US Mint

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments ......   How many times have you seen this disclaimer on those cheesy TV ads selling something which looks...
1840's US Gold Quarter Eagles

Coin Experts: Overall Rarity Versus Grade Rarity

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Even the most available pre-1933 United States gold coin has some degree of “rarity”. A coin like...

Video Coin News: Martin Logies talks about the 1792 half disme

Martin Logies Director, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation talks about the 1792 half disme in the collection, its numismatic significance, and how the early coins...

Updated PCGS Million Dollar Coin Club List Unveiled

The second annual PCGS Million Dollar Coin Club reference guide has been unveiled by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). Originally launched in January 2010 with...

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.”...

US Coins – The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

By Tom DeLorey .....   Having criticized the generic term “The Mint” several times in the past few years for actions which were sometimes the fault...

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin...

Hobby Groups Praise FTC’s Gold Advisory Edits

Leaders of three coin and precious metals hobby and professional groups are praising the Federal Trade Commission for acting on their suggested changes to...

CAC SETS MAY 1 CUTOFF FOR NEW MEMBERS

Dealers and collectors interested in becoming members of the Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC) will have to apply by May 1. Membership will be closed after...

NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

Special label now available for coins included in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins NGC has created a special presentation label for coins featured in 100...

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...

World’s Greatest Mint Errors by Mike Byers

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   The book World's Greatest Mint Errors is an enjoyable numismatic resource packed full of some of the...