One of the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctions of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo is a handsome 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle gold half eagle from the Alexander Collection, which was assembled starting in the 1920s.
The babies’ bare flesh on Laura Gardin Fraser’s 1913 Better Babies medal is “soft, almost palpable, their curls and dimpled elbows invite touch, thus appealing to exactly the audience the medal was meant to impress,” medal scholar Elaine Leotti wrote.
In Coin World's Nov. 13, 2017, issue, columnists identify rarities among the smallest American Eagles and explain the obsession of searching for coinage surprises. Whether stray change from the pavement or in rolled coins from a bank, columnist Bill O'Rourke cannot resist feeding his hobby.
Two members of Congress have asked the United States Mint and Secret Service to take more aggressive action on the “growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious metals coins.”
A former coin dealer has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for evading personal income taxes on more than $400,000 in income in 2013, by using false identities to buy bulk quantities of coins from the U.S. Mint.
The cryptocurrency has soared over the last 12 months, and now sits at $5,710 per unit — mind you, a bitcoin was worth roughly $7.50 this time in 2012 — that’s nearly a 70,000 percent increase in five years, a figure commanding attention.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host the official auctions of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo, with its Nov. 9 Rarities Night session featuring several noteworthy consignments, including offerings from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation and the estate of dealer Catherine E. Bullowa.
The single obverse and single reverse designs considered were Sen. Bob Dole’s preferred choices, according to the former senator’s special assistant, so the designs were approved with little discussion.
Also this week, we reported on controversial design elements that appear on a new paper note in Russia that Ukraine finds objectionable.
Proposed designs for a congressional gold medal authorized to recognize former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole were reviewed Oct. 25 via teleconference by the CCAC. The review panel also discussed design concepts for the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.