• seperator

Rare ancients to top London coin auction

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb in their ancient and world coins sale scheduled for Sept. 22 in London. It is expected to fetch £300,000 to £350,000 [$500,000-$600,000]. The … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Collection of rare medals goes on sale

By Kerry Rodgers On Oct. 16 one the most comprehensive collections of 16th and 17th English commemorative medals ever assembled by an individual will be sold by the Salisbury auction house of Woolley and Wallis. The Christopher Foley collection is … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

1882 $100 Gold Certificate leading lot

A “unique in private hands” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate was the star of Stack’s Bowers Aug. 7 sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The rarity, Fr. 1203, which features Bruce-Wyman signatures and a … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Mint director looks at special 2016 coins

Future coin launches by the U.S. Mint at American Numismatic Association shows were not taken off the table by Deputy Mint Director Richard Peterson when he spoke to Numismatic News Aug. 7 at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, … Continue reading

Posted in General News | 1 Comment

ANA dealer results down

Behind the razzmatazz of the proof gold Kennedy half dollar sales on the floor of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9 in Rosemont, Ill., dealers with bourse tables were not happy with their commercial results. “The … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

PCGS honors Adams, Ivy, Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Dealers close down in Minnesota

At last week’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., I was able to gather many more details on the evolution of the Minnesota coin dealer registration law that became effective July 1. Apparently, Minnesota was the … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Note readers to be distributed

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing plans to distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired persons, as one component of its initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency. Program details were presented at … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment

Shafer earns Zerbe award

Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The … Continue reading

Posted in General News | Leave a comment