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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Presidential Medals Start This Year; New Military Program to Begin Soon Medal collectors—you’re in for some treats! As a longtime collector and student of medallic art, I’m excited about two new programs announced in today’s meeting (Tuesday, January 16, 2018) of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Ann Bailey, the Mint’s program manager for numismatics and […]
“Lower lows,” “soft market,” “tough days for flippers,” — these are the kind of bearish sentiments one hears or reads about frequently when it comes to the modern coin market, including U.S. and foreign mint coins. There is certainly plenty of evidence that the modern market is saturated; that many modern issues decrease in value over […]
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer member Mitch Hyatt (Hyatt Coin and Gun Shop, Charlotte, North Carolina) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update cruise aboard the Yacht StarShip II in Tampa, Florida, on January 3 as the recipient of the 2017 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award. In the fall of 2016, […]
Ottawa, Ontario, January 11, 2018 — A new year signals the return of collector coins which have long been the foundation of the Royal Canadian Mint’s numismatic program. These include perennial favourites such as the Proof Silver Dollar and Fine Silver Proof Set, $100 and $200 gold coins, as well as the Classic Canadian Uncirculated […]
You would think that a coin as large as the Peace dollar, with generous fields, would be easier to grade than most other denominations. But that’s not the case, as they tend to rank as one of the most difficult to grade because so much more than the condition of devices plays a key role […]
(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special label for 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and Service Medals. This includes the option to holder both the Proof dollar and Proof medal in a two-coin holder. The Proof and Uncirculated dollars are available individually with special labels. PCGS […]
The National Bank of Slovakia have issued (3rd January) a new silver collector coin in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic, which emerged after the separation of the Czech and Slovak Republics as a single entity on the 1st January 1993. The process by which the Slovaks became a […]
Last week I received (in absentia) a wonderful honor—a Numismatic Ambassador Award. I remember first reading about these awards when I was a young collector back in the 1980s. About 400 ambassadors total have been named since 1974 when Krause Publications and Numismatic News bestowed the first such recognition. Florida United Numismatists took over the […]
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, via teleconference. The currently proposed agenda is to review and discuss candidate designs for the 2019 quarter honoring American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands) in addition to discussing the concept for the proposed […]
The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for a new two-pound coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the Royal Air Force, which came into being in 1918. The need for air power was realised during the deadly European conflict which erupted in July 1914. At that time, the ability to […]