Found 16 articles matching category.
  • Jul 17 2014
  • 17 Jul 2014

First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London

LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar, is expected to draw in the numismatist on Aug. 6 when […]

  • Sep 30 2013
  • 30 Sep 2013

Climax of David Fore Collection Sale Bolsters Worldwide Coin Collections

A room full of enthusiastic bidders found fierce competition from buyers on the Internet and on the phone as they fought to take home part […]

  • Aug 23 2013
  • 23 Aug 2013

ANA World’s Fair of Money Auctions Set Chicago Area on Fire; $75 Million in Sales

CHICAGO – Strength and power describe the ongoing prowess of the rare coin market. The just concluded American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money convention […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Collecting the Uncollectible: Items that are Taboo to Some Pique the Interest of Others

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches, one of the last available possessions associated with the event is up for […]

  • Jun 16 2013
  • 16 Jun 2013

Triumph of the Human Spirit: Commemorative Coins Honor Mettle of the World’s People

By Gerald Tebben Some coins are tributes—metallic and medallic—to the triumph of the human spirit. Born of adversity, they rise above their mundane mercantile brethren […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Size Matters: Three of the World’s Biggest Coins

By Gerald Tebben Every now and then money takes on immense proportions. It happened on the South Pacific Island of Yap, in several German states […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • Apr 23 2013
  • 23 Apr 2013

Pontefract Coins: Born in the Blood of Battle

By Gerald Tebben The reign of England’s Charles I ended as with the strong swing of a sharp axe on Jan. 30, 1649. The execution […]

  • Apr 14 2013
  • 14 Apr 2013

Furor Over a Florin: Great Britain’s ‘Godless’ Coin

By Gerald Tebben As cholera swept England in 1849, attention fell on the country’s new coin. A godless coin. A coin that failed to give […]

  • Apr 11 2013
  • 11 Apr 2013

The Best Investment: What’s In Your Wallet?

As an appraiser, I often have to answer questions regarding antiques and collectibles as an investment, often being the bearer of bad news to clients […]