If you have some time to spare from eating, relaxing, and otherwise enjoying the summer-sendoff that is Labor Day, take a look at the videos below. They’ll be oldies-but-goodies for some of you, but they’re worth revisiting. Happy Labor Day.
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(Long Beach, California) August 3, 2018 — Famous gold and silver coins of Italy from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection, ranging from Gelon, tyrant of the cities of Gela and Syracuse in 485 B.C., to King Victor Emmanuel III in 1933, will be publicly displayed together for the first time, September 6-8, 2018. The unprecedented exhibit, […]
Philadelphia — The United States Mint revealed the official designs for the 2019–dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The designs were unveiled at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Philadelphia Convention Center. Designers in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) created the new designs which will be displayed […]
Bowers, Burdette, Books, and Beards at America’s Biggest Coin Show There’s something magical about the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. For most collectors and dealers, this is the biggest “coin show” of the year. I put coin show in quotes because it’s about so much more than just coins. Paper money, medals, tokens, […]
The National Bank of Slovakia has issued (9th August) new commemorative coins which are minted in remembrance of one of former Czechoslovakia’s most pivotal events in their history as a modern nation — the time when Czechoslovaks attempted to reclaim their own nation from Soviet influence. The events of August 1968 were eerily similar to the […]
On August 10 the numismatic community lost one of its pioneers, Don Bailey, a prominent dealer and specialist in Mexican numismatics, who worked tirelessly to expand interest in this area of the hobby over the past half-century. Born and raised in Michigan, Don left the state during the Korean War to join the U.S. Marine […]
Ever since its launching in 1946 (with a 1947 cover date) A Guide Book of United States Coins has been the primary source of information relating to coin prices in different grade categories as well as other information such as historical notes and mintage. At the time, the Standard Catalogue of United States Coins, first […]
CAC-approved coins lead the way in the official auction by Heritage at the Summer FUN Convention in Orlando on July 12 and 13. Before listing eight examples from the Summer FUN Auction, two sales of CAC coins by GreatCollections are mentioned, as CAC coins fared well in multiple settings this month, not just at the […]
The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins which are in tribute to the comic industry’s most known and loved storylines, the Justice League. Those who make up the super crime-fighting group include: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern, the Flash, and more. The League is portrayed in the same way many fans remember them — […]
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) August 8, 2018 — It will be a Philadelphia “homecoming” at the ANA 2018 World’s Fair of Money for one of the finest known surviving examples of a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar. It’s also the homecoming for the person exhibiting that historic coin, Silvano DiGenova, President of Tangible Investments, Inc. in Laguna […]
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: What is the real story behind “The King of American Coins,” the silver dollars of 1804? A: Proclaimed the “King of American Coins,” the prestigious dollar of 1804 is an impostor. It is known to exist in 15 examples, not a one of […]