Heritage Sues Christie’s for Copyright Infringement and Fraud

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Monday, December 12, the Dallas-based coin and collectibles auction company Heritage Auctions announced that it was suing Christie’s...

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to...

Gold Markets Report – Gold Weakens in the FOMC Aftermarket

Commentary for Friday, December 15, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ...... Gold closed up $4.70 at $1,163.70 but...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 4: 1866-71...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #362 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the...

Legend Market Report – Pre Las Vegas Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER We were surprised at how active this past week was. It wasn't a mad house...

Gold Markets – Gold Modestly Firm but Interesting Plus Black Money...

Commentary for Monday, December 12, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed up $3.90 at $1165.80 –...

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   From a numismatic point of view, 2016 wasn’t an especially good year. In most series, prices were...

Q. David Bowers – Being a Successful Coin Investor

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ....   ​In the 1970s and '80s I used to teach the "All About Coins" class at the American...

How To Raise Money For Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..........   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. A special coin comes along - imagine a $5...

Coin Board News – Number 41

By David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.net ....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 41 — Winter 2017 BIG ANNUAL UPDATE ISSUE Yes, it’s that time of year...

Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative...

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Henry VIII is...

CoinWeek Podcast #49: Q&A with U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett...

CoinWeek Podcast #49: Q&A with U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is...

Classic US Coins – A Design Analysis of the 1964 Morgan...

By Leroy Van Allen, Special for CoinWeek .....   In November, Charles Morgan, Editor of CoinWeek, sent me an e-mail with three overall photographs of the...

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap,...

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This series of...

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q....

Ancient Coins : Lydian Gold Considered the First Coins in the...

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   Lydian Coins are considers to be the First Coins ever produced and used. The First...

Legend Market Report – Post Thanksgiving Coin Market

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   GIVING THANKS For sure, this year was slightly better than this time last year. The plunge had been quick...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .........   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

Gold Bullion Markets Report – Gold Rattled by Durable Goods Number

Gold Bullion Markets Commentary for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $21.90...

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Ask any retiree or coin collector and they’ll tell you: 70 ain’t what it used to be By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   Charles and...

Coin Collecting Commentary: How To Invigorate The Hobby

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The US Mint forum attracted leaders from all areas of the hobby including the media, mass...

Philosopher King: The Coinage of Marcus Aurelius

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful,...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This discussion is...

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...

Gold Markets Report – Gold Fights Against a Strong Dollar

Gold Markets Commentary for Monday, November 14, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $2.80 today...

COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to Your Gift List This Year

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   It's that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift...