Ancient Coins – Elephants on Ancient Coinage

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   STRONG, INTELLIGENT AND LONG-LIVED - yet surprisingly gentle - elephants have long exerted a powerful hold over...

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek's Cool Coins! is back. In this special 50th Episode, we've lined up four of the industry's most respected and knowledgeable dealers to share...

CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

By CoinWeek .... On Thursday, October 6, 2016, CoinWeek.com announced that its award-winning YouTube video channel had exceeded 1.5 million views. CoinWeek launched its video...

Bullion & Precious Metals News – ICTA Names New Officers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   At its Board of Directors meeting last week in Anaheim, California, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)...

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing:...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive...

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start...

CoinWeek Auction Preview: Harlan J. Berk Mobility VII – Video: 2:51

CoinWeek previews its favorite lots from the Harlan J. Berk Mobility Auction VII. Covered in this video: A Byzantine gold solidus of Constantine VI and...

Ancient Coins – Harlan J. Berk’s Buy or Bid Sale #196

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek....   *All estimates and prices realized in US$ unless otherwise noted Since 1964, Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has been...

Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors...

Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd....   Harlan J. Berk is pleased to present the 196th Buy or Bid sale. There are 387 ancient Greek, Roman and...

Harlan J. Berk Presents HJB Mobility Auction VI

By CoinWeek...   HJBMOBILITY.COM - AUCTION VI Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is proud to present HJB Mobility - Auction VI, which consists of 130 United States coins...

Chicago Coin Club 2015 Annual Banquet Dec. 9

By Carl Wolf for the Chicago Coin Club....   The Chicago Coin Club's 2015 Annual Banquet is Wednesday, December 9. This is just around the corner...

Harlan J. Berk Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Their...

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk is a Chicago-based family-owned rare coin business that specializes in ancient coins, antiquities, world coins, U.S. coins, and maps. Hear the...

Harlan J. Berk: Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widow’s Mite Set...

Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk specializes in coins and unusual items from antiquity. In this video, Harlan discusses a special collector set that his firm...

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video:...

Cool Currency - Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked...

Harlan J. Berk’s Sammy Berk Describes the Market for Map Collecting...

Map Collecting and Paper Money Sammy Berk, Banknotes & Antique Maps, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. David Lisot, Interviewer & Producer David Lisot attended the 2015 PCDA show...

CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility Auction V Preview – Video: 3:01

CoinWeek previews its favorite lots from Harlan J. Berk's Mobility Auction V. Covered in this video: Roman Aureus gold coins of Commodus and Hadrian, a...

Cool Coins! Whitman Expo, November 2015. Video: 5:15

Coin dealers from across the country travel to Baltimore, Maryland three times a year to exhibit at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. Thousands of...

Last Chance to Bid in Harlan J. Berk’s Ancient and World...

By CoinWeek....   The good news? If you haven't had a chance to do so, there's still time to check out Harlan J. Berk, Ltd's latest...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial – Antioch Tetradrachm of Augustus

Overview: This tetradrachm (a silver four-drachmae coin), issued around the year 2 BCE, is from the Greco-Roman city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes in what is now southern...

Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   In the Byzantine empire power was technically vested in the emperor. Nevertheless, a number of empresses played...

Future Harlan J. Berk Gemini Auctions to Be Held in Chicago

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has announced that the firm will not be holding a Gemini auction at the upcoming 2016...

Harlan J. Berk Mobility IV Auction: 6 Lots You Need to...

By CoinWeek Staff Reports.... The Harlan J. Berk Mobility IV Sale features 221 lots. Interested collectors can bid on the coins by going to Harlan...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Overview: In 1092 CE the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus enacted sweeping coinage reforms. He stopped production of previous denominations and introduced five new ones: the...

Must Listen: Harlan J. Berk featured on The Distance Podcast –...

As students of history, Harlan Berk and his three children know that circumstances around them can change rapidly. They've learned to adapt the family...

Harlan J. Berk Launches 195th Buy or Bid Sale. Video: 7:47

Harlan J. Berk.... Harlan J. Berk has announced their 195th Buy or Bid sale with 560 lots of ancient coins, 20 world coins, 38 antiquities &...

CoinWeek: Harlan J. Berk Mobility 3 Auction Preview Video: 6:19

Chicago-based Rare Coin dealer and auctioneer Harlan J. Berk is offering 460 "collector-priced" ancient coins in their "Mobility 3" auction. Download their auction app...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered by the...

Happening Now: Ancient Coins on Harlan J. Berk’s eBay Coin Shop

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) has offered up over 140 ancient coins for auction this week on their eBay shop. The coins span...