Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

By Q. David Bowers - Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   One of my favorite numismatic experiences was working with Norman Neubauer, the Morgan Guaranty Trust...

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days...

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...

Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different...

Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out,...

Chinese Coins: Show and Friendship Pandas

Olympic Participation Medals and Show Pandas exemplify the spirit of friendship By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   One of the wonderful aspects of coin...

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of...

Littleton Coin Company in New Smithsonian Virtual Exhibit

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   The origins and growth of Littleton Coin Company, L.L. Bean, Williams-Sonoma and seven other well-known catalog companies are featured in...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 2: U.S. Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars

Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #352 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ......   In part 1, 1792 patterns that are...

Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K...

At the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2016 World's Fair of Money, CoinWeek's editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take...

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy...

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw ...

Classic US Coins: 1916—The Year of Reform and Great Numismatic Treasures

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   2016—Golden centennial tributes commemorate inspired individuality A touch of early fall weather with temperatures at night dropping to...

First Read: Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Numismatic Archaeology of North...

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...

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4,...

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s...

Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio - Stack's Bowers Auctions ......   The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic...

1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers .....   Economic growth catalyzed by the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s spurred demand for...

The King Among Rarities: A Brief History of the United States...

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   In all of numismatics of the entire world, there is not today and there never has been a single...

Collecting Classic Gold Commemorative Coinage (1903-1926)

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This is a great time to collect one of the most interesting and attractive United States...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Mint 1881 Double Eagle

The year 1881 saw a reduction in double eagle coinage at the Philadelphia Mint that continued through most of the decade. Only 2,199 business-strike...

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...

Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

What do you know about money? Our third episode of Cool Currency for the year was filmed at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair...

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle's Nest to deliver the gold...

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money, the United States Mint gave attendees a chance to view the recently discovered...

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Based on an article by Lee Gast....   As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian half holds a special place in the long and...

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of...

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard...

Letters by Legendary Colonial Coin Forger Thomas Wyatt Offered at ANA

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce that they will be displaying for sale at this week’s American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

PCGS Bounty for Five Legendary Coins Totals $50,000

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is extending the $10,000 reward offered for the 1964-D Peace Dollar to four additional coins, bringing the bounty up...

Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   There are several theories associated with the creation of the 1913 Liberty (V) nickel. One tells us that the...

World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso requires skilled eyes and a working knowledge of the silver coin’s design and strike...