Coins Stolen or Missing From USPS: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Mising/Stolen Package - NY to CA A USPS package shipped from New York...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my first installment from the Dark Corner, I reviewed a counterfeit that was created to...

PNG 2020 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Opens

YNs have until March 13, 2020 to submit an essay   The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG...

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck...

Struck Counterfeits by Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club's...

Nevada State Museum Event Replicates 1870 Half Dollar

It’s been almost 150 years since the first Liberty Seated half dollar was struck on Coin Press No. 1 inside the U.S. Branch Mint...

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns Feds About Online “Coin” Seller

Promptly acting on a tip from a concerned collector, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation’s (ACEF) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has notified law enforcement agencies and...

New Candidate for Oldest U.S. Numismatic Society Discovered

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   A couple of months ago, friend and fellow numismatic researcher Joel Orosz sent me a news...

Numismatic Crime – Coin Show Dealers High-Profile Targets

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Coin Show Dealers Becoming High-Profile Targets During the past several months, organized groups...

Dispatches From a Week in Numismatics

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Hello, CoinWeek readers. As we wrap up the final days of winter, I thought I'd write a few words...

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com ....   Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service...

Numismatic Crime Updates: Coins Stolen or Missing in Transit

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Latin American Coins Stolen/Lost in Texas A UPS package shipped from Spain to...

The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It...

The Future of Our Hobby

The following is a white paper that was submitted to the American Numismatic Association in conjunction with the ANA's 2019 Future of Numismatics Forum. By...

Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins Found in New...

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   On April 1, 2021, the Associated Press ran a story about a handful of small silver...

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

2020 American Numismatic Society Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics Now Accepting...

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is now accepting applications for the 66th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held...

U.S. Rare Coin Market Quite Active Despite Pandemic: PNG

Auction houses set records with over $167 million in winning bids during first half of 2020   The market for rare, high-quality United States coins remained...

Silver, Gold American Eagles Most Counterfeited Bullion Coins: ICTA

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have...

ANS Introduces 160,000 High-Res Downloadable Coin Images to Website

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new image-zooming feature in MANTIS (http://numismatics.org/search), the online database of its numismatic collection, and...

NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880...

The Franc: A Coin, a Currency, an Orphan

By Gilles Bransbourg for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Franc is one of the oldest and most widespread currency units in the world, currently...

Islamic and Medieval Coins: New Years and Old Years

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   This essay is being written on December 31, 2021, to be posted on January 4, 2022....

Mirror Mirror: Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

By Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars by date is extremely challenging. There are few numismatic delicacies as...

Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic...

American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American...

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

A coalition of numismatic businesses, led by John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins), lobbyist Stephen Haner, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA),...

American Numismatic Association 2021 Summer Seminar Canceled

ANA to offer eLearning Academy programs free of charge   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2021 Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 19-24 (Session...

Young Numismatists and the Coin Collecting Merit Badge

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have long “strove to educate and enrich the youth of...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...

Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen or Missing From Major Mail Carriers

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   UPS: Stolen/Missing - New York to Florida A package being shipped via UPS...