Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100...

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for...

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, or...

Texas Coin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Theft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... On December 18, Edwin Chauncey, the former owner and operator of Chauncey’s Rare Coins and Currency in Lubbock, TX, was...

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 11: Standing...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #256 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in...

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Signed by...

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek News Staff ....   As the nations of the world begin to honor those who died one hundred years ago in...

As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com… Ask most Americans born following the Cuban Missile Crisis about Cuba, and you’ll probably hear about cigars...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

US Mint Releases Second Report on Alternative Ways to Manufacture Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   If you read nothing else concerning the U.S. Mint’s December 12 biennial report on coin production costs and research...

The Nativity on Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   THE NATIVITY OF JESUS IS SUCH A FAMILIAR IMAGE in visual media--from greeting cards to stained glass...

Microsoft Now Accepting Bitcoins for App and Game Purchases

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The tide is gradually changing in favor of Bitcoin. Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has long been considered by many...

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek... Libertad gold and silver coins from the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda in Mexico, have always...

Coin Market Emphasis on the U.S. Civil War Era

By Adam Crum - Monaco Rare Coins It was 150 years ago that America's greatest tragedy was coming to a close. The unimaginable tragedy of...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Singapore Mint Debuts Wave-Shaped 4 Coin Silver Proof Set

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Earlier today, the Singapore Mint debuted a new four coin silver proof set featuring regional marine life. Each coin...

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

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com.... Previous installments of this article can be found here. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs took up the...

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...

Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Friday, December 5, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) held a press conference to introduce a new set...

The Last Ancient Coin

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz... "What was the last ancient coin?" The question is unanswerable. There was no "last” ancient coin, just as there...

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D....

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek... Do you have a coin collector in your life but don’t know what to get them? Fear...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #253  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Nobel Prize Awarded to Molecular Biologist James Watson for Sale at...

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek... Once called the Caligula of Biology, now set to score big on the sale of one of...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Native American Coin and Currency Set Becomes...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek...   Important Update:  The U.S. Mint has resumed accepting orders for the 2014 Native American coin and currency set. They are listed...

Bitcoin Embassy in Amsterdam Latest in Series of Global Outreach Centers

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ....   On December 12, a Bitcoin “embassy” will open in Amsterdam. In the interest of encouraging the adoption of Bitcoin as...

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 13: An Extremely...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #252 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The...

Minimize Risk Of TSA Confiscating Your Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Or...

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Last week, a woman contacted me with a problem. She was preparing to take a...