Hidden or Sleeping Rarities, Part 1: Copper Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #382 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The rarities that appear...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

Doug Winter – Lessons Learned: The Kentucky Collection of Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ...... I recently purchased a nice specialized collection of 20 Liberty Head quarter eagles from an individual...

Did Louis Eliasberg Understand and Pursue Gem Quality Coins?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #384 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   An often repeated viewpoint...

Monex: Will the CFTC End Retail Bullion Leverage?

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   I first started following Monex in late 2014, about a year after the U.S. Commodities Futures...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read...

CAPTA: The Coinage of Roman Imperial Conquest

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,...

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Morgan Silver...

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ...... (Or, if you're already familiar with this series, you may still enjoy my comments concerning the coins) Background We...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1795 “S-76b” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This installment starts with a 2012 internet-listed example deemed a counterfeit and removed from that venue;...

Rare US Coins – A Closer Look at Certified Coin Population...

Take a mountain of useful numismatic data with a grain of salt By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Years ago, the known rarity...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

Coin Market In-Depth: Remembering the Apostrophe Sales, 1978-1990

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   The Background Numismatic auctions in the U.S. were an integral part of the coin collecting scene since the 1850s....

Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   SHOWS NOT NEEDED Not really, but it's nice to have no pressure to travel and worry about being here...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 29: Barber...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #381 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The theme here is...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Coin Boards with David Lange – 4K Video

The story of coin boards is the story of the coin hobby in America. NGC Research Director Davie Lange is the hobby's leading expert in...

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   In Part One, I discussed the beginnings of popular coin collecting in America in the late 1850s. I...

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer...

CoinWeek Podcast #78: Digging Out from Under Hurricane Harvey with Mike...

CoinWeek Podcast #78: Digging Out from Under Hurricane Harvey with Mike Fuljenz - Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic...

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 ...

Type B Reverse Washington Quarter....... By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a remarkable...

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part...

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the...

The Coinage of Aksum

by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land in that...

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation’s first...

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series By Mike Markowitz.... In 2007, Canada captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100 kilogram gold piece (220.5...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #380 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Vintage silver commemorative...

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

From CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: Senior numismatist for Kagin's, David McCarthy has just published new research into the Type 2 Quint pattern coin that has...

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning....