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Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.

Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.
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Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.

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English


Episodes

EP016: The Collector Mentality: Paul Gilkes, Barber Dimes, and collecting stories

7/15/2019
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Chris and Jeff explore thirty years of numismatic reporting with their colleague Paul Gilkes whose time at Coin World spans more than three decades and countless fascinating stories. They also talk about the Manila Mint and Barber Dimes, a favorite series of Paul's, and what to call the border between the face and edge of a coin. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos Advantage: https://www.amosadvantage.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch:...

Duration:00:39:58

EP015: Drawing a Blank: Heidi Wastweet, Maria Theresa thalers, and Isaac Newton

7/8/2019
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Chris and Jeff dive into the very long history of the ubiquitous Maria Theresa thalers and explain the first steps in coin production. They also interview Heidi Wastweet, a prolific numismatic and exonumic artist who has served on the CCAC and whose work has appeared in countless arenas. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World Marketplace: https://www.coinworld.market/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch: cbulfinch@amosmedia.com Jeff Starck: jstarck@amosmedia.com

Duration:00:53:13

EP014: Larger than life: Large cents, American coinage, and Charles Morgan

7/2/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk to Charles Morgan of CoinWeek about the numismatic publishing industry and how best to tell stories about coins. They also discuss large cents, trivia about cents, and what American coinage means to them. Related links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLdaYtA51Y/?igshid=g71spzsd88ko This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by California Rare Coins and James Cottle: https://californiararecoins.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch:...

Duration:00:59:59

EP013: One Step at a Time: Bern Nagengast, Mint History, and Junk Dollars

6/26/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk to Bernard Nagengast, author of the Jefferson Nickel Analyst about the history of the Jefferson nickel, his experience as a collector and researcher of the series, and that time our editor Bill Gibbs almost traded his car for the first identified 1943/2 overdate. They also talk about their summer numismatic goals and delve into the history of distinctive and historical Chinese silver crown-size series, the Junk Dollar. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored...

Duration:00:54:32

EP012: Fly Like an Eagle: Eagles, Sacagawea, and David Schwager

6/17/2019
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Chris covers the news solo, Jeff and Chris consider the numismatic role of Cheerios, and we learn the name of the eagle that lived in the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. They also interviewed David Schwager, an expert on sample slabs, special third-party grading holders used to advertise for the certification organizations and demonstrate the services they offer. Related Links: Reddit: https://i.redd.it/nfjv9hsylm331.jpg This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World...

Duration:00:42:58

EP011: Hits and Myths

6/10/2019
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Chris and Jeff do some numismatic myth busting, along with Andy Kimmel of Paragon Numismatics. World War II takes center stage as they explore the Canadian War Nickels and Allied military currency, as well as trying to figure out whether the Soviets snuck text onto the Roosevelt Dime in 1946. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos Advantage: https://www.amosadvantage.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch: cbulfinch@amosmedia.com Jeff Starck: jstarck@amosmedia.com

Duration:01:02:31

EP010: Left to Our Own Devices

6/3/2019
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Chris and Jeff discuss North American numismatics is this week’s episode, reviewing news and history from the U.S. and Canada, and speculating how thirteenth and sixteenth-century Spanish coins wound up in a Canyon in Utah. They cover the usual complement of features and interview Ira Goldberg, who is assembling a massive collection of coins featuring powerful rulers on behalf of an unknown benefactor. Part of this “Tyrant Collection” will be displayed at the Long Beach coin show. Related...

Duration:00:45:41

EP009: Making Heads or Tails of It

5/27/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk about the removal of Harriet Tubman from the 2020 $20 note and her possible appearance on a silver commemorative dollar honoring the 19th Amendment, as well as exploring the famous French “Sower” motif and introducing the numismatic term of the week segment. They also sat down with the legendary Kenneth Bressett from the ubiquitous Red Book to talk about his career in numismatic publishing. Related Links: Reddit:...

Duration:00:43:56

EP008: What a Load of Fasces

5/20/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk about efforts to redesign America’s bullion coinage, explore Switzerland’s little-known contribution to the Apollo 11, and discuss the ever-popular Winged Liberty Head Dimes, or as Jeff hates to call them, “Mercury Dimes.” They also interview Heritage’s Mark Borckardt about his many years working with coins and a colorful cast of characters whose collections he has worked with. Related...

Duration:01:02:42

EP007: Counterfeit Copper and Buoying Bullion

5/13/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk to Jack Young, a major figure in the fight against counterfeit rare coins at the Early American Coppers (EAC) convention, dovetailing well with the top news story about the Mint’s efforts to make U.S. bullion harder to counterfeit. A shipwreck coin and a very unusual 1898 Indian Head Cent make an appearance, as do the American Legion commemorative coins… again. Related Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ModernCoinMart/status/1126653202378776578 Reddit:...

Duration:00:47:28

EP006: Tight Knit and Dedicated

5/6/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk about Coin World’s coverage of reverse proof Lincoln cents and platinum bullion coins and reflect on the recent Early American Coppers (EAC) convention in Coin World’s backyard, Dayton, Ohio. They also interviewed Alan Stahl, the curator of the numismatic collection at Princeton University. Related...

Duration:01:02:30

EP005: Notre Dame and best practices

4/30/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk about the numismatic reaction to the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the lead-up to the Central States Numismatic Convention. Chris sits down with Kevin Foley, the Chairman of the CSNC, at the show in Schaumburg to talk about coin shows, the ethics of coin selling, and the future of the hobby. Related links: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.starck.735/posts/2377530979143826 https://twitter.com/castaldimonete/status/1120639010555277312 This episode of the Coin World...

Duration:01:01:48

EP004: It’s Fun and Colloquial

4/22/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk about the upcoming Central States Numismatic Convention, sharing their perspective and experiences with coin shows, and interview Fred Schwan, the author of a reference on military payment certificates (MPCs) that has a new edition coming out. Referenced links: Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/coins/comments/bek24q/chop_mark_world_type_set_day_25_1897_philippines/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:49:56

EP003: Cincinnati’s token contribution

4/15/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk with Ken Shaner of Osborne Coinage in Cincinnati, the oldest private mint in the USA. Osborne traces its history back before the Civil War and has created such notable items as Abraham Lincoln political memorabilia and the fiber tokens used for rationing during World War II. More recently the firm created Big Mac tokens that McDonald’s issued for the iconic burger’s 40th anniversary. Find out how the company is changing with the times to reflect the modern needs of...

Duration:01:07:51

EP002: The Great American Coin Hunt

4/8/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk with Rob Oberth and Aaron Berk of Roundtable Trading about their initiative, the Great American Coin Hunt (https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanCoinHunt/). During National Coin Week, hundreds of participating coin dealers around the country will be putting classic American circulating coinage back into American pockets and tills in the hope of generating public interest in coins and coin collecting. An occasional lucky spender will find a hologrammed coin in their...

Duration:00:56:24

EP001: Big Tent Hobby

3/26/2019
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Coin World’s Associate Editor Chris Bulfinch and Senior Editor Jeff Starck introduce the Coin World’ Podcast, laying out the format for future episodes and discussing the motivations of people who collect coins. News coverage, in addition to featured items, trivia, and social media posts will be common to every episode, as will interviews and discussion. Referenced...

Duration:00:37:46