Coin News: Gold Maple Leaf Scam, Coin Values, Ancient Coins

by on September 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

Three men are arrested in Kinnelon for alleged Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin scam
Rohan Mascarenhas |

"… Leaving the coin to be authenticated overnight, the con artist also gave a telephone number. But on the day of the sale, the owner would receive counterfeit coins after paying real money.
Bianchi said that in addition to Kinnelon, Passaic and Vineland, the men used the trick in Dover, Phillipsburg, Rockaway and Red Bank …

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Market Soft for What’s Common
Harry Miller | Coins Magazine

Last time I mentioned that the coin market is in a state of flux. It will probably remain that way for the foreseeable future. I believe we are in an adjustment phase of an overall major long-term uptrend. This uptrend is driven by our inherent desire to collect. It is also driven by inflation. There certainly are anomalies and disruptions, but the uptrend is …

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Hawaiian coins robust
Steve Roach | Coin Values

The market for Hawaiian coins is robust, especially for the rare Proof issues, as evidenced by the strong results of the Sept. 7 auction of a collection of Hawaiian coins offered by Larry and Ira Goldberg Auctioneers in conjunction with Stack’s. The collection, described in the catalog as “the most extensive ever to appear at auction or elsewhere in the history of American numismatics,” offered a wide range …

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Ancients: Getting Started with Ancient Coins
David Vagi | NGC

The ancient world witnessed the rise and fall of great empires and saw the foundation of Western civilization by the Greeks and Romans. It’s hard to imagine that their accomplishments were largely forgotten for about one thousand years during the Dark Ages and Medieval period, only to be “rediscovered” during the Renaissance — a tradition that we are fortunate to have inherited today …

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