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PNG warns of Trump fakes

So-called “Trump coins” are being offered for sale, but in many cases should not be mistaken for rare coins, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild. In some cases, the items being offered are not even actually coins despite how they’re advertised, … Continue reading

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ICTA forms anti-fake force

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets board of directors approved at its Jan. 4 board meeting the formation of an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force committee to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. coinage by educating officials on … Continue reading

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Adkins declares for ANA presidency

A second candidate has declared for the presidency of the American Numismatic Association. ANA Vice President Gary Adkins made it official on Friday. Two weeks early former board member Mike Ellis had announced his intention to seek the top ANA … Continue reading

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Budget approved by ANA board

American Numismatic Association announced its board of governors in late December passed a $5.5 million budget for the fiscal year that began Nov. 1. The board decided to use 4.7 percent of its investment principal – or $868,118 – towards … Continue reading

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Mike Ellis to run for ANA president

Former American Numismatic Association board member Mike Ellis announced his intention to run for ANA president Jan. 6, 2017, during the Florida United Numismatists convention in Fort Lauderdale. He is attempting a comeback. Ellis resigned from the board Jan. 9, … Continue reading

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Club honors Alaska purchase

The 2017 Fairbanks Coin Club membership token honors the Sesquicentennial of the Purchase of Alaska from Russia. Its obverse features the simple legend “Fairbanks Coin Club” with the member’s number counterstamped in the center. The reverse has the legend “Alaska … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of hobby recalled

The feast day of St. Eligius, Patron Saint of numismatists, goldsmiths, farriers, jewelers, metalworkers, craftsmen, veterinarians and harness makers, was observed on Dec. 1. The Gateway Coin Club of San Antonio, Texas, marked the occasion with an educational program by … Continue reading

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Coinage of Roman Republic Online aids numismatic research

The American Numismatic Society, in collaboration with the British Museum and the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, has launched another major tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. Coinage … Continue reading

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Collectors flock to San Jose show

The northern California collector base helped business boom on the bourse floor of the 47th Annual San Jose Coin & Collectibles Show at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose Jan. 23-25. Attendance topped the 750 mark. “We had a … Continue reading

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CSNS awards funds to six authors

The Central States Numismatic Society has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to six numismatic authors to research and publish information on topics ranging from elongated coins to early half dollars. CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood, who oversees the authors grant program, … Continue reading

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