Shows & Conventions – ANA School of Numismatics Coming to MSNS

American Numismatic Association Florence Schook School of Numismatics Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investments Learn how to grade mint state U.S. coins...

Ancient Coins – The Greek and Roman Coin Collection of Alexandre...

by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients .......... The ancient coins in the Alexandre Carathéodory collection were mainly Greek and Roman issues. Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha, a towering...

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just...

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the CPMX Convention, in Chicago, IL at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, March 18...

US Coin Auctions – Heritage ANA Signature Sale Claims $8 Million

By Jim Bisognani - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ........   Proof Barbers Power To Record Levels; Colorful Razor Sharp Coins Hot; Collector Coins Hot Property; Metal Markets...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher ...... Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes.   The 1942/41 Mercury Dime from...

Coin Marketing – Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   The marketing of certified modern coins has developed and evolved in recent years, to the point that any distinguishing...

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

The only Venezuela 1989 bimetallic 20 Bolivares pattern certified by NGC thus far has been graded MS 66. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ........   During the late...

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   Grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances the difference between two grades...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this counterfeit Shield...

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   It’s been awhile since we’ve dug into a bit of coin market analysis and we thought...

Coin Collecting – Top 10 Most Important Coin Grading Tips

By Scott Travers – USGoldExpert.com ........ With the advent of independent third-party certification, many coin buyers and sellers thought all their grading worries were over. No...

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...

ANA Offers Grading Seminar at MSNS Convention

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has partnered with the Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS) to offer a two-day educational seminar prior to the annual...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US...

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeited Coin: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ....   A list of the counterfeit US coins...

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes – Audio: 20:55

CoinWeek Podcast #19: Collecting Dimes Award-winning numismatic author and coin market analyst Greg Reynolds provides weekly analysis on the rare coin market and the hobby's most...

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...

Rare Coin Market Presents Great Buying Opportunities For Collectors

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Heritage Long Beach Sale Reels In $8.3 Million; My 5th Anniversary With Weekly Rare Coin Market Report. Here...

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 Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber...

Classic US Coins – David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires 1794 Silver...

One of America’s First Silver Dollars David Lawrence Rare Coins has acquired one of the top condition census examples of America’s first silver dollar. Graded...

Coin Grading – Modern Coins Make Huge Impact on NGC Census

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... A great roster of new issues in store for 2016, tracking down “Northern Lights” in the moonlight It’s getting...

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)...

CoinWeek Podcast #17: David Hall Reflects on 30 Years of PCGS...

PCGS founder David Hall takes a break from the Long Beach Expo to sit down with CoinWeek to discuss 30 years of PCGS, how...

NGC Releases Enhanced Census and US Coin Price Guide

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® - NGC® has launched a new and dramatically improved Census and US Coin Price Guide. Utilizing the latest technologies, the...

World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint - 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most...

PCGS Giving Away 30 Morgan Dollars in 30 Days

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is turning 30, and as part of the celebration PCGS will be giving away 30 Morgan silver dollars over...

Coin Grading – NGC Inks Exclusive Signature Label Agreement with Former...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Miroslaw Edward “Ed” Harbuz have signed an agreement for Harbuz to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for NGC. Harbuz holds...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...