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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Gold & Precious Metals News: Ohio Budget Kills Sales-Tax Exemption for...

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) ......   ICTA member Dave Miholer (Executive Coin Company, Stow, Ohio) brought to our attention in May that the...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...

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: Break-Ins, Bad Checks, and Stolen Coins

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Post Coin Show Car Break-In A collector exhibiting and volunteering at the recent...

Alabama Becomes 37th State with Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ......   On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 156 to exempt the...

Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Suspects Change Theft Pattern/MO During the past 45-60 days, NCIC has seen a...

Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

The John W. McCloskey Collection Showcase Auction Dr. John W. McCloskey was a prolific researcher and pathfinder in multiple areas of American numismatics. He was...

William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   One of the more fascinating aspects of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) eBay store are the...

1792 A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies...

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, EAC President William Eckberg gave an in-depth presentation on his ongoing research into the production techniques employed...

The ANS Lyceum: New Online Educational Program to Begin March 31

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the ANS Lyceum, a new online educational program. Over the course of several weeks, participants will have the...