The Judas Hoard

What Happened to the 30 Pieces of Silver?

In The Judas Hoard, the latest novel by author Barbara Erlichman, a priceless collection of ancient coins disappears, an innocent woman is accused of theft, and the 30 pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus take center stage. Erlichman was raised in England and came to the United States intending to work her way […]

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Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years

The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association Auction July 31-Aug. 7 is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent offered at auction for the first time in 55 years. “This elusive Birch […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Gold “Toolkit”

On the Fourth of July, 2017, Whitman Publishing will release a newly updated 2nd edition of its award-winning book GOLD: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today, by Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers. It is available for preorder online (including at www.Whitman.com) and will be sold at bookstores and hobby dealers […]

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Chopmarked Coins Featured in New MEGA RED

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) features several new appendices covering hobby-related topics. One is a 10-page illustrated study of chopmarks and chopmarked coins by Colin Gullberg, founder of the Chopmark Collectors Club (a member society of the American Numismatic Association) and editor of […]

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Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam

Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser,” struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 –  by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. “Heritage Auctions Europe has been growing steadily since its opening […]

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Highfill Releases Silver Dollar Encyclopedia Update

This book was created especially for numismatists of all ages. It is full of the energy of John W. Highfill and a gathering of the finest talent that this industry has to offer. The Special Guest of Authors (listed separately below), have united with Mr. Highfill in order to produce this work. They are providing […]

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MEGA RED Features Great Depression Hobo Nickels

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) officially debuted at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, March 30, 2017, and now is available nationwide. Among the book’s special features is a nine-page full-color appendix on hobo nickels. A hobo nickel is a Buffalo nickel […]

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1802 Half Dimes Book

New Book on 1802 Half Dimes

The 1802 half dime is one of the great rarities in U.S. numismatics. It is without a doubt the key date early half dime. Despite its notoriety as a classic numismatic rarity, less is known about the 1802 half dime’s mintage and survival rate than that of many other rare American coins … until now. […]

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U.S. Mint Public Design Competition Launches

The United States Mint today announced a call for artists to design the obverse (heads side) of the commemorative coin honoring the first manned moon landing. Authorized by law, the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the innovation and bravery of the successful mission and the fallen astronauts who preceded that endeavor. The […]

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