Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens' high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American...

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow...

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen - Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

By The Smithsonian Institution .....   The newest addition to the National Museum of American History's "Stories on Money" gallery opened March 18 in conjunction with...

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace...

By Chris Chatigny - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   This week’s preview coin for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong...

Nixon Coins Unveiled at Presidential Library

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   Two new coins honoring President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon were unveiled by the United States Mint...

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   While the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone, I’m reminded of the emergency...

Coins and the Law – United States Mint Retakes Possession of...

The United States Mint announced today that it has taken possession of the 1974-D aluminum experimental one-cent specimen that has been the subject of...

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part...

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Starring the finest known 1804 Class I silver dollar and the finest known 1822 half eagle Now...

Money That’s “Out of This World!”

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Can you imagine a collecting niche for Martian money? Seems like something out of a sci-fi movie – but recently,...

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the...

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek's Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool,...

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle:...

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was...

CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek ....   Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The...

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Offers Hardcover Sale Catalog Subscription

By CoinWeek ....   Noted numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning has just announced that it is offering a subscription service for hardcover editions of numbered sale...

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold...

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury...

PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern...

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently had the unique opportunity to perform metallurgical testing on two different examples of the extremely rare 1792 Pattern...

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com .....   “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that...

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   May 8, 1945 was VE Day, "Victory in Europe" Day, which marked the end of fighting on the continent...

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale....   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher ........   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred...

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Regulated Chile 1751So J 8 Escudos with a clip that reduced the weight to 26.358 grams and the denomination to $15. The coin was...

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt....

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles.... Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to...

“In God We Trust” Topic Of March 4 ANA Dallas Show...

By Universal Coin & Bullion .....   Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz will give a free, informative presentation on the national motto, “In God...

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United...

1855 MB Peru 2P Gold Pattern NGC graders have certified a rare 1855 Peruvian Gold Pattern 2 Peso struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Public Meeting Feb. 16

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for...

Numismatic History – Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl – ...

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek....   Max Mehl claimed that he spent a million dollars advertising to buy a 1913 Liberty nickel for $50. Unfortunately his...

Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George...

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack's Bowers Galleries ........   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured...

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant -  Stacks Bowers .....   Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor...