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...

They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of...

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of...

Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether...

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   May 8, 1945 was VE Day, "Victory in Europe" Day, which marked the end of fighting on the continent...

Stanley Apfelbaum and Coin Telemarketing’s Wild West Era

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   Few figures involved in the world of 20th-century commercial numismatics made as great an impression in their day as...

A Life in Numismatics – Arthur Meyer Kagin

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   For generations he was among America’s best-known professional numismatists and was widely eulogized upon his death on July 18,...

The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran...

First Read: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014.

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek.... Medallic Art of the...

Should You Collect Medals?

By David Thomason Alexander, Founder of Medal Collectors of America for Coinweek....   Medals remain a mystery to many American coin collectors in 2015. Part of the...

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature...   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America...

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs...

East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.... Oct. 3, 1990 was an historic date for Germany and the world as the five constituent provinces of the...

The Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

by David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.com.... The years 1935 to 1976 saw the dramatic emergence of the booming numismatic world that many take for granted...

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

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   *** Editor's Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander's  first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria's Maria Teresa Taler by...

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...

Brilliant Concepts – Uphill Labor, Creating the 1983 ANA Catalog

By David Thomason Alexander  for  CoinWeek …. Cataloging the 1983 ANA auction was a “white water rapids” experience. This was most important sale to be held...

A Crown and Taler Man, Reflections on Dr. John S. Davenport

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek.... Rarely does a single individual become identified so completely with any area of numismatics as did Dr. John S....

David T. Alexander: Launching a Coin Cataloger

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek.... Becoming a functioning numismatic auction cataloger requires a great deal of hands-on learning. Years of reading and reviewing numismatic...

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...

Legendary Numismatist David T. Alexander to Debut New CoinWeek Column

from the Editors of CoinWeek....  CoinWeek is excited to announce the debut of a new bi-monthly column by legendary numismatist David T. Alexander. The focus of the...