CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2018 Episode 1. Amazing Mint Errors, Shipwreck Gold, and More! coinweek
Published on Feb 8, 2018
CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with this first episode for 2018. We are excited to share with you a new crop of cool stories about some of the most interesting coins, tokens, and medals that dealers and collectors show off on the bourse floor.
Larry Shepherd talks about an original 3-coin set of Bridgeport, Connecticut Centennial half dollars.
Jeff Shevlin and Charles talk about the interrelationship of So-Called Dollars and Classic Commemorative Coins. Jeff has a seldom-seen So-Called Dollar from the World's Colombian Exposition of 1893 honoring the President of the Board of Lady Managers, Mrs. Potter Palmer.
Russ Augustin from AU Capital Management always brings nice coins with him when he travels to a major coin show. At the FUN Show in Tampa, Russ had the finest known 1856-S $2.50 gold coin. An amazing MS67 example, which is a whole two points higher than the second finest example for the date... a fact that is made even more unbelievable due to the fact that this is a shipwreck coin from the SS Central America!
Be sure to check out Russ' current selection of high-end and collector coins from Ancients to classic U.S.: http://www.aucmcoins.com
You won't see an error coin like this again any time soon. Mint error dealer Fred Weinberg has only sold a few coins in his career that he regrets not keeping for himself and this 1851 double eagle struck on a large cent planchet is one of them. Imagine the scenario where the U.S. most high value coins, a $20 gold piece, is accidentally (ahem) struck on one of the country's most humble coin planchets.
The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony - World Money Fair coinweek
Published on Feb 12, 2018
Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world--and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 ceremonies.
Published on Feb 18, 2018
If you're new to the idea of owning precious metals, this video is for you. There are numerous reasons to own silver and gold, but these are the top three on my list, and are excellent reasons to by the shiny metals that have served their owners well for thousands of years.