Federal Reserve Announces Day of Issue of Redesigned $100 Note

The Federal Reserve Board announced that the redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.   The new design for the $100 note was […]

Legend Numismatics Long Beach Coin Show Market Report

By Legend Numismatics A FRUSTRATING SHOW We went to the show with low expectations. Good thing-our show ended up not so good. Having the finally defunct Philadelphia Show one week before that siphoned off the majority of East Coast dealers definitely took a toll. Plus, no matter how many Lakers Girls or ex athletic stars […]

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

Long Beach Expo Update September 2013. VIDEO: 3:01

Taryn Warrecker, Show Coordinator, Long Beach Coin Expo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The Long Beach Expo features coins, stamps and sports collectibles. It continues to bring more attractions to lure dealers and collectors to attend its thrice annual conventions. Taryn Warrecker tells us what special displays are at the September convention including the Ship of […]

Gold, Silver Soar in Quarter; US Bullion Coins Split in September

Gold and silver jumped for their first quarterly gain in a year, despite logging deep monthly losses. In United States Mint bullion coins for September, American Silver Eagle sales slowed a bit but… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Coin News

2014 Year of the Horse Coins in Colored, Gilded and Gemstone Editions

The Perth Mint of Australia expands its Lunar Series II program with several new 2014 Year of the Horse Gold and Silver Coins. Compositions of the strikes include 99.99% pure gold or 99.9% pure… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View full post […]

Unusual Items: Joao VI Prince Regent Gold Ingot of Sabara 1812, with Guia

This ingot was just sold this past week in the Heritage World Coin Signature sale in Long Beach for the sum of $199,750.00. Below is the catelog description of this rare and unusla ingot: Gold Ingots as Legal Tender in Brazil For a period in the colonial history of Brazil, in addition to coins, gold […]

Free admission during final day of ANA’s 2014 National Money Show in Atlanta

The public can take advantage of free admission during the final day of the American Numismatic Association’s 2014 National Money Show in Atlanta, Ga. The annual show will take place at the Cobb Galleria Centre from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2014. Parking at the convention center is free. The schedule for the show, which […]

eBay Best Practices: Part II – Counterfeit Coins

By Max Breitenbach  -  www.silverdollarco.net for CoinWeek ………. In the first part of my series on eBay best practices, I discussed various coin seller misrepresentation tactics and how to avoid them.  In this article, I’m going to discuss an even more dangerous scam—counterfeit coins. eBay has long had a reputation as a haven for counterfeits. […]

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. The drive there was like any other. It was raining, and the kids had been screaming their heads off for over two hours. Meanwhile, my wife and I were already tired from being on the road for longer than that, traveling to High Point, North Carolina […]

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