New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

By CoinWeek News Staff... Last year, it was canned goods. The year before that, bowling pins. 2012 saw one made of ice. 2010? Legos. But for...

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...

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...

Ancient Coin Auction Preview: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

On December 8, 2014, Numismatik Lanz invites to auction sale #159. The focus is laid on ancient coins. The world coin section offers two...

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...

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...

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...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: The Ancient Coinage of Crete

Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My!   CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FOR THE ANCIENT GREEKS, CRETE was a place of myth and...

Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection...

193: The Year of Five Emperors

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The Death of Commodus IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S FILM GLADIATOR (2000), demented emperor Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is...

Sell-out Day for Sellwood Collection of Parthian Coins

A packed auction room received the first of two Official Coinex Auctions held by A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Competitive bidding for Part...

Numismatica Genevensis SA to Offer Coins of Historical Importance in Superb...

On 24 and 25 November, 2014, an auction in a class of its own will be conducted in Geneva, by Numismatica Genevensis SA featuring...

Byzantine Gold Coin Collection Sells for Record Prices at Long Beach...

Sam Spiegel, Senior Numismatist, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com..... An important ancient coin collection was sold by Heritage Auctions at the Long Beach Expo that...

Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek...   Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? Why...

Baldwin’s to Offer the David Sellwood Collection of Parthian Coins

A.H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd, the only official Coinex sponsors, 2014, present Auction 90; Ancient Coins, British Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale boasts Part...

Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever...

Ancient Coin Insights: Coinage of Parthia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   PARTHIAN ROYAL HISTORY (c. 247 BC – 228 CE) IS a dismal record of sons murdering fathers, and brothers...

Rosenblum Coins Prepares to Auction “The Philadelphia Collection”

According to the firm, the collection is a true treasure trove featuring nicest, finest, rarest Proof Sets, Tokens, and Paper Money, among Others... Coined “The Philadelphia...

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night...

SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of...

Rare Coins from over 50 countries offered in Heritage’s Platinum Night...

Rare Chinese silver and gold lead the way in Heritage’s deepest, “most sophisticated” World and Ancient Coin auction to date, Aug. 8, 2014, in...

Ancient Coin Auction News: Superb Rarities in Jacquier Auction Sale 39

Ancient Coin Auction News: Jacquier Auction Sale 39 features many notable rarities... A selection of superb gems can be found in the catalog of the...

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting...

The Coinage of Carthage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek.... Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE was written by their enemies--first the Greeks, then the Romans. They...

NGC Ancients Headline Heritage Auctions’ Chicago ANA Sale

NGC Ancients take center stage at August's ANA Sale.... NGC-graded world and ancient coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ first-ever World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction....

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: Medals Honor United States Chaplains

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum reader...

Numismatik Lanz Ancient Coin Auction: 280,000 euros for a Phanes Electrum...

It is an icon of numismatics, the stater in the name of Phanes, enigmatic witness of the earliest coinage. Now it was auctioned at...

Discussion on Egyptian Coins at State Department MOU hearing leaves room...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ........... The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels (Part II)

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers...

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com A few years ago I proposed that Coin Collecting / Numismatics should be classed as an ASSET CLASS in their own right....