The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in...

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of...

Otto Beh Coin Dies Used to Strike Coins for China on...

Executive Producer: David Lisot. David Lisot traveled to Macau, site of the Macau Numismatic Society 2015 Coin Show, where he took this fascinating video of...

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and...

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation....   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #144....   Two of the five finest...

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

Paul Fraser Collectibles Lost for three quarters of a century, John Snell's Chinese coin collection is has now re-surfaced John Abner Snell was born in Knife...

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ..........   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend...

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at...

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers .....   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity...

Old Time Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Every once in a while a truly old time collection comes to market. The...

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack's wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one...

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K...

At the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2016 World's Fair of Money, CoinWeek's editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take...

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage &...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection   The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious archaic electrum coinage - the...

WHAT GOES AROUND…The 1986 Florida United Numismatists Convention Sale

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek ....... The numismatic auction field may seem large to those looking in from the outside and indeed for many...

ANA National Coin Week Winners Announced

Awards given for Member Volunteer Challenge and Club Trivia Challenge Hobbyists across North America celebrated 2014 National Coin Week, April 20-26, with the theme "Coin...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Money Making: A Brief History of Currency from the British Museum Debate has begun over...

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...

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

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 derived from...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

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

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells - The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)....   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations,...

First Read: The Dollar of 1804: The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret

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

Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ...........   There’s something about an old ball glove. That’s the sentiment behind San Luis Obispo, California-based artist Cassie...

100 Troy Ounce Gold Nugget from California’s Mother Lode on Showcase!!

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Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   In Part 1, I discussed the fact that almost all sophisticated collectors of U.S. coins have a very strong...

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...

David T. Alexander: How this Auction Cataloger “Got that Way”

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.... I have spent the last 40 years as a professional auction cataloger for several prominent firms. As a young...

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By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ....... From $505 in June, 1882 to $7,395,000 in December, 2011                 This rare gold coin has been called,...

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By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation....   The first gold rush that took place in the early 1830s in the American South resulted in the...

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the...

Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals on Display at Wartburg Museum

Reformatio in Nummis: A special exhibition of Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals at the Wartburg, organized by Fritz Rudolf Künker By Elisabeth Doerk for CoinWeek.... The prestigious premises of...