Bowers: Curious, but True!

by Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers   • Jefferson nickels should actually be called Jefferson coppers, as they contain much more copper (75%) than nickel (25%). • Did the...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Steve Estes, an Oregon Dealer Retiring...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   Steves Estes is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has run a mail order business for over 50 years.  He specializes in...

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

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com.... Previous installments of this article can be found here. Following the conclusion of its hearings, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs...

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 12: Pre-1793 Patterns for...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #251 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The...

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...

Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The news exists--or should exist--to produce an informed populace, under the assumption that a populace needs...

Legend Mid Novermber Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics......... WE SEE IMPROVEMENT!  Seems like people have settled down and are back in "coin mode" again. In October what hit...

Gold Market Newsletter : Gold Closes Again Choppy Capped by Lower...

Commentary for Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $2.20 at $1161.10 edging somewhat...

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194. The modern Austrian...

Eight Gem Unc. 1853 Half Dimes (silver 5¢ coins) Auctioned in...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #250 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds... There were eight, gem quality,...

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...

Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition...

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek... Money & Politics In what could best be described as a costly political stunt, activists from Generation Basic Income, a group...

Laura Sperber’s Legend Numismatics Market Report: Early November 2014

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics....   LOVE THE NEW LEVELS We're not going to fluff things. The market clearly is soft-in certain areas. Not good to...

The Magnificent Ancients of the Nelson Bunker Hunt Coin Collection

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   Fitzgerald: The rich are different than you and me. Hemingway: Yes, they have more money. IN THE ARCANE...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... As the end of the year approaches, there are some interesting new coins from various world mints on a wide...

Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds......... On Oct. 30, at the...

CAC Begins Eighth Year of Brand Recognition and Market Influence

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com November 1st marks the beginning of Certified Acceptance Corporation’s eighth year endorsing PCGS and NGC graded and encapsulated...

This Little Piggy Went to Market: Boars, Hogs, Sows and Piglets...

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   INTELLIGENT, ADAPTABLE AND OMNIVOROUS, PIGS have long been companions to humans. We know from cave paintings...

The Anatomy of a Coin Thief ….. A True Story

By Vic Bozarth - The Rare Coin Road Warrior ..... Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts..... Many of you may have wondered what happened to Vic Bozarth-The Rare...

Legend Numismstics Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   We'll be brutally honest - the coin market is very choppy. You can say its slowed and cry...

Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek....   In this, the second installment of CoinWeek’s coverage of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show, I talk to a...

The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest ‘No Motto’...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Saturday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be...

Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek... The first day of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, which runs from October 30 to November 2, kicked off quietly...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Kennedy Silver Set Sales by US...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The launch of the 2014 four-coin Kennedy half dollar 50th anniversary set on October 28 went much more smoothly than...

The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, part 4: Second Coin Auction on...

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

First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Coins...

First Read: Howland Wood’s The Commemorative Coinage of the United States

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by David Provost for CoinWeek.... Numismatic Notes & Monographs,...

Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It’ll be a busy week for us here at CoinWeek. Charles will be leaving for Baltimore on...

Legend Numismatics Pre Baltimore Show Coin Market Report

THE MARKET IS STATUS QUO By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics ......... Its hard to have a really robust market place when 2 major auctions with...

The Coin Analyst: Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Silver Set Mintage...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek... For collectors of modern U.S. coins this has been an exciting year that has been dominated by the release of...