The Professional Numismatists Guild has created a definition of coin “doctoring” and now officially included it as one of the prohibitions in the organization’s By-Laws. “The deliberate and unacceptable alteration of a coin in an effort to deceive is a complex matter.
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Crossover, Cross-under, or Cross-out? Coin Update News A legitimate “crossover” involves a coin graded by one company earning the same grade by another company. A “cross-under,” as the name implies, entails a graded coin receiving a lower grade by a different company. A “cross-out” concerns a graded coin being returned as non-gradable due to . . . → Read More: click here to continue
All of Britain’s one-pound coins in circulation may have to be scrapped and reissued because of the rising number of fakes, according to the former most senior coin tester at the Royal Mint.
How many pennies fit in a 1 lb coffee can? My boyfriend is an inveterate penny purger. He just throws them in the garbage! This wounds me in my penny-pinching soul. So, a year ago I made him a bank from a 1 lb coffee can and insisted that he use it. The deal . . . → Read More: click here to continue
News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #11
A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds
After discussing the Proof 1804 Eagle that has repeatedly sold privately for startling sums, I will discuss a few famous rarities that will be offered in Boston. Indeed, I have discussed other coins in these auctions . . . → Read More: click here to continue
A hoard of more than 52,500 Roman coins discovered in a Somerset field has been declared treasure.
A House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Tuesday revealed better odds in minting proof and uncirculated 2010 American Silver Eagle coins. But what about 2010 proof American Gold Eagles…
Italy returned 1,200 ancient coins to Bulgaria during May, the coins having been allegedly previously smuggled out of Bulgaria. According to the May 25 issue of the Italian publication Standart, this is the third such “collection of ancient coins” that Italy has recently returned to Bulgaria…
French Fashion Designer Named Artistic Director of La Monnaie de Paris Fashionista From Karl Lagerfeld playing editor-in-chief, to John Galliano being made a national hero, France gives fashion figures as much respect as it does to those in any other field. So it’s hardly a surprising that Christian Lacroix was just named artistic advisor . . . → Read More: click here to continue
Boy Scouts can earn their Coin Collecting Merit Badge Aug. 14 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Boston. A merit badge workshop will be held…
Auction to Feature Condition Census #4 1794 Silver Dollar
Bowers and Merena Auctions will host its Boston Rarities Auction on Saturday, Aug. 7 at The Castle at Park Plaza Hotel and Towers in Boston, Mass. The sale, comprised of nearly 1,800 lots, will feature world-class rarities and highly desirable collectors’ coins.
“Three consignments stand . . . → Read More: click here to continue