African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George...

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic...

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

By David Provost for CoinWeek..... Author's note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series...

The Crest of the Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities.com ......   Historically, 1936 was not a great year for most Americans. The United States was deep into the Great Depression....

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value...

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Some of the best coin values today are in the overlooked issues such as gold commemoratives. Look for...

First Look: 2017 Lions Clubs International CCAC Design Candidates – Video:...

CoinWeek breaks down more than thirty proposed designs for the 2017 Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get...

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined...

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out Part I of the Lafayette Dollar story by clicking...

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World...

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy....

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

  by David Provost for CoinWeek.... Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II)...

National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   On December 19, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Folded into the...

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by...

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek News Staff ....   As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com.... Previous installments of this article can be found here. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs took up the...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com.... Previous installments of this article can be found here. Following the conclusion of its hearings, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs...

The Royal Mint releases the Winston Churchill Memorial Two Coin Set

The Royal Mint has issued a two-coin set to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, one of history’s great figures....

Stack’s to Offer the Stephen Winthrop Collection of U.S. Type Coins...

Stack's Bowers Galleries Presents The Stephen Winthrop Collection of United States Type Coins and Commemoratives. Collection will be featured in The Americana and Rarities...

Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek... The first day of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, which runs from October 30 to November 2, kicked off quietly...

First Read: Howland Wood’s The Commemorative Coinage of the United States

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by David Provost for CoinWeek.... Numismatic Notes & Monographs,...

The Coin Analyst: Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Silver Set Mintage...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek... For collectors of modern U.S. coins this has been an exciting year that has been dominated by the release of...

The Austrian Mint’s Die Fledermaus: The Bat and the Ball

On December 3, 2014, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

By David Provost for CoinWeek... Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.   The House Subcommittee on...

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015's U.S. Commemorative coins... Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals...

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins....

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. The third session of the House hearings...

First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek... ...

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

It’s a truly memorable event for collectors of African coins: after a long period of dis-continuation, the West African Republic of Equatorial Guinea is...

Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic...

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the German Reunification. The decisive factor enabling the reunification was the support...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins...

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect...