CoinWeek Podcast #15: For Coins, this is a Postmodern Era –...

CoinWeek authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker posit that we are no longer in the modern era of U.S. coins, but instead, in a...

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation...

Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 12 – The Amazing Garrett 1793...

1793 Cent. Sheldon-3. Chain, AMERICA. No Periods. MS-65 RB (PCGS). News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #314 A Weekly...

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...

CoinWeek Podcast #14: Finding Ruth: Exploring a Family Collection – Audio...

Many people have helped a friend or family member appraise a coin collection. But what happens when CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan is asked to...

U.S. Mint Allocates 1 Million Silver Eagles Second Week of Release

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   According to an announcement sent out earlier today, the United States Mint has allocated one million American Eagle silver bullion...

Legend Numismatics Post FUN Coin Market Report – The Stock Market...

We'd be lying if we said we had a great week. Its annoying to have a really good FUN Show only to come home...

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I...

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...

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...

Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Closes Higher on Safe Haven...

Commentary for Friday, January 15, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc....   Gold closed up $17.60 today on the Comex...

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...

Sliver Stackers – Silver Bullion Alternatives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Silver is more than financial insurance for many investors. Those who have a collecting instinct often want some variety in...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1908-S Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head Cent for...

Ancient Roman Coins – Rome at its Finest under Emperor...

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 AD By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

Legend Coin Market Report – THE 2016 FUN SHOW

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics .....   FUN WAS MYSTERIOUS First we must commend the FUN people for running a great show. Having it in Tampa...

Budget Coin Collecting – Look For ‘UNCOMMON’ Commons

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ....   "Don't buy common coins" is standard and wise advice. Ironically, many who dispense that bit of numismatic counsel make...

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers.... Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles.... Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit 1903-S Morgan Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S Morgan Dollar are signs...

Profiles in Bullion: Engelhard

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale.....   It isn’t every day that you get to talk about an honest-to-goodness Bond villain when writing a coin...

The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   2015, like 2012 before it, was a year in which numerous U.S. Mint products sold out of their maximum mintages...

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn't sound numismatic to...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ....   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities of the ancient...

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle,...

Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com....   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that... GUIDES! For convenience, they...

US Coins – Offerings of Great Half Dollars Characterized The Year...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #311 ....... A Weekly CoinWeek Column by...

al-Andalus: Coinage of Islamic Spain

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   But you know, Lieutenant, in the Arab city of Cordoba were two miles of public lighting in the...

Russia Furthers Crimea Claim with New 100 Ruble Banknote

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   On Wednesday, December 23, the Central Bank of Russia released a new 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation...

Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   An informal perusal of CoinWeek's four-part 2015 Red Kettle Report suggests that Illinois leads the country in terms of...