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July 23, 2020 11:01 AM PDT

It’s a battle of epic proportions. Today on the CoinWeek Podcast, noted gold coin expert and author Doug Winter and I will put two multi-million dollar coins head to head to find out which great American rarity comes out on top.

Our competitors are the 1822 half eagle and the 1870-S three-dollar gold coin. Which of these coins will come out on top? You are about to find out next on the CoinWeek Podcast.

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This episode of the CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. PCGS is proud to announce the upcoming dates of its next PCGS Members Only Show, which will be held from Tuesday to Friday, August 4-7, 2020 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

I have personally attended the PCGS Members Only Show and it is a great exclusive event with many of your favorite PCGS dealers present and - PCGS’ world-class graders will be there to grade your coins on-site!

Of course, you will want to take all necessary COVID-19 precautions and the staff and dealers present will be following enhanced health and safety measures.

To learn more about this important event, go too www.pcgs.com to learn more.

July 18, 2020 09:08 AM PDT

Today on the CoinWeek Podcast we talk to Peter Tompa about the pending renewal of an MOU between the United States and the Republic of Italy that may pose a threat to the coin collecting hobby in the United States and abroad.

MOUs, or Memorandums of Understandings, are agreements between governments that set guidelines for policies that are in the mutual interest. In the case of the recent MOU negotiations between the United States and Italy, restrictions relating to the export of certain Roman coins are under consideration.

Peter Tompa, an attorney and a registered lobbyist for the PNG and the IAPN, has been fighting the good fight to protect our hobby from these burdensome government regulations. We discuss the present situation with Peter and point out the hypocrisy of the archeologist organizations seeking to impose unfair restrictions on collectors.

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. PCGS Banknote is proud to announce that the finest known 1890 Grand Watermelon note has recently been graded and placed in its state of the art secure holder. This historic 1890 Grand Watermelon note was the first paper money object to surpass the million-dollar threshold at auction. You don't need to have a million-dollar banknote to benefit from PCGS Banknote's state of the art paper money holder and professional grading.

Visit www.pcgs.com to learn more.

June 23, 2020 08:10 AM PDT

Today on the CoinWeek Podcast we are going to talk about a commemorative coin concept under consideration by the U.S. Congress. But before we get into that, let me tell you that the CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS.

Speaking of Commemorative coins, exclusive PCGS 2020 Basketball Commemorative Coin labels and boxes are available. PCGS is the exclusive Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Grading & Authentication Partner.

Either submit your coins directly or buy graded coins with PCGS’ premium insert labels from your favorite authorized dealers today. You knew that Hall of Famer Michael Jordan wasn’t going to miss when he landed the final shot against the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the NBA finals- and you can’t miss by protecting your coin in a PCGS holder.

Visit www.pcgs.com to learn more.

Joining us in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast is Holly Rotondi, the executive director of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

Holly is working with a bipartisan group of legislators to see the creation of a new commemorative coin program to support the conservation of the National World War II Memorial.

The National World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004, and honors the 16 million Americans who served in the war.

The site is beautiful and attracts millions of visitors each year. Time and the tremendous popularity of the memorial have taken a toll on the monument and some repairs are necessary to preserve its beauty for years to come. In our conversation, you will learn about the effort to get a commemorative coin bill passed and what it’s like working on a bill at the ground level.

May 27, 2020 08:33 AM PDT

the CoinWeek Podcast- brought to you by our good friends at PCGS. For more than 30 years, PCGS has been a trusted partner to the building of some of the greatest coin collections ever assembled. With their tamper evident and secure holder, PCGS has kept the timeless treasures of American and world numismatics safe and has evolved their product from the innovative rattler holder- remember that one - to the present day clear and secure holders that are now being augmented with advanced technology to give you peace of mind. To learn more about PCGS great products visit www.pcgs.com.

Daniel Frank Sedwick's Treasure Auction 27 kicks off later today and it is filled with cobs, ingots, and graded world coins from Latin America.

Charles Morgan previews several lots that he finds fascinating, including a gold finger bar from the Atocha shipwreck, a rare condition census pillar 8 reales from 1770, an unlisted piece of Colombian currency, and the auction's real sleeper- an incredibly rare "Cocobola" 1888 50 centavos coin.

May 21, 2020 02:33 PM PDT

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. PCGS is re-open and taking coin submissions. Submit your coins for expert grading. Visit www.pcgs.com to learn more.

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Charles Morgan talks to rare coin dealer Russ Augustin about the shape of the rare coin and physical precious metals market two months into the COVID-19 lockdown.

Surprisingly, coins have realized strong prices in online auctions and dealer Russ Augustin thinks he knows why.

April 14, 2020 11:38 AM PDT

I hope you are having a good week, this is CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan welcoming you to the CoinWeek Podcast- brought to you by our good friends at PCGS. For more than 30 years, PCGS has been a trusted partner to the building of some of the greatest coin collections ever assembled. With their tamper evident and secure holder, PCGS has kept the timeless treasures of American and world numismatics safe and has evolved their product from the innovative rattler holder- remember that one - to the present day clear and secure holders that are now being augmented with advanced technology to give you peace of mind. To learn more about PCGS great products visit www.pcgs.com.

My friend Bill Eckberg, president of EAC is back on the CoinWeek Podcast. We have had many great conversations on air covering his area of collecting specialty- half cents. This time - we cast a wider net and talk about how the US Mint sourced its copper for our first cents and half cents and in what condition that metal was delivered by the time it made its trans-Atlantic voyage. Bill’s insights will help you improve your quest for great early copper coins - and for you students of early Mint history- you’ll enjoy the next 30 minutes …. I promise… All this - next on the CoinWeek Podcast.

April 08, 2020 08:26 AM PDT

Charles Morgan interviews precious metals expert Peter Hug, Kitco's Director of Global Trading. Hug gives his valuable insights into the current status of gold refining and coin production, how the precious metals market is reacting to the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and why this market is behaving in ways both predictable and unforeseen.

If you are a precious metals investor you will definitely want to hear what Peter has to say.

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Hi everybody, this is CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan.

The news has been bleak in recent weeks, I know it has but we all need a little dose of something that takes the edge off. You know, since I haven’t been going out with my family, I’ve been able to spend a little extra time working on my research - and to do that I have frequently found myself on PCGS CoinFacts - one of the industry’s most important research destinations. With millions of price points, museum-quality photos, and narratives from the industry’s leading experts - CoinFacts provides you insights that you won’t find anywhere else. Best of all, it is free.

PCGS is a proud sponsor of the CoinWeek Podcast and we couldn’t be happier with the support they give us- it really keeps the program going and with more than 130 episodes under our belt- it is my hope that I have played some small role in keeping you enthused about our hobby and I know our guests have given you unprecedented access to the way they view the market.

March 31, 2020 08:55 AM PDT

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS.

PCGS is happy to announce the latest hunt for modern numismatic rarities with the 2020 PCGS Quarter Quest just in time for the Great American Coin Hunt and National Coin Week. This program is designed to engage numismatists from around the country to cherrypick the elusive West Point minted quarters from circulation. PCGS graded 2019-W quarters were seen in auction with soaring prices with collectors taking to the PCGS Set Registry® to compete for the highest ranked set.

In addition to being another set of circulating West Point minted rarities, these coins will feature a first for U.S. Quarters, a “V75” privy mark denoting the 75th anniversary of World War II.

For additional information visit www.pcgs.com. Happy Hunting!

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This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, Stack’s Bowers co-founder Harvey Stack joins me to discuss his company’s recent move from their iconic 57th St. location. So much numismatic history transpired over the course the seven decades that Stack’s conducted business in the heart of midtown Manhattan- just across the street from the Russian Tea Room, a block away from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance from New York’s iconic Times Square. Over the course of this period, there wasn’t a month that went by that Stack’s didn’t offer up a major collection and through their doors walked some of the most storied figures in hobby history. Harvey reminisces on the place that he spent most of his adult life and the amazing impact Stack’s at 57th Street had on the hobby - next on the CoinWeek Podcast.

March 18, 2020 01:13 PM PDT

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses the importance of 20th-century coinage and the selection process he and co-writer Hubert Walker used to select the 100 coins for their new book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins.

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS.

If you are like me and have a little downtime, you might want to get up to date about the latest prices, populations, and research about rare coins. Folks, PCGS CoinFacts has you covered. With a virtual library of high-quality images - from Phil Arnold - and his team of photographic geniuses, coin narratives from leading experts, and millions of data points- CoinFacts has you covered. And best of all- it's free. Visit www.pcgs.com to learn more.

March 10, 2020 06:20 AM PDT

The coinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS, Professional Coin Grading Service- now offering Security Chip-Embedded Slabs to Protect Against Counterfeiting. Folks, even the most experienced numismatist is having a hard time telling which coins are real and which coins are fake. And counterfeiters aren’t stopping with just coins- no fake slabs are being made overseas and sold to unsuspecting buyers in the US by criminals and rip off artists. That is why you need to protect yourself and your investment and this is why PCGS has debuted new NFC-enabled chips that provide an incredible barrier of defense. Know that the next coin you buy is the what it claims to be. Visit Pcgs.com to learn more

This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, Joe Pielago, PCGS Business Development Manager joins us to talk about his company’s plans to promote modern coin issues of the United States Mint and how modern coin collecting has become a major growth area for the numismatic market. We see if we can break any news about 2020 and 2021 next on the CoinWeek Podcast

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