World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold...

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5,...

Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the famous Aristotle,...

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the...

Coin Profile – 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From...

Collecting Strategies – You Can’t Rush a Great Collection – John...

Posted by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …. Be patient, educate yourself, find opportunities and enjoy the hobby. The famous collector John Jay Pittman spent several decades collecting...

Cryptocurrency News: Federal Court Finds that Virtual Currencies Are Commodities

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Press Release.... Washington, DC — On September 26, 2018, Senior Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for...

Coin Profile – United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Throughout history, certain coins, often silver ones like the trade dollar, have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The...

What are the Ideal Coins To Put Into a US Type...

US Type Set Strategies By Stewart Huckaby I wrote a previous article in this space about Type Sets, and some of the considerations involved in...

The Missing Years – Collecting The Coins Of 1931 To 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......... American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here's an...

The ANS Acquires the Archives of the Medallic Art Company

Medallic Art Company Dies for the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Captain Arthur Henry Rostron for the rescue of victims from the sinking...

United States 2003-P Washington Quarter Dollar / Alabama State Quarter

Description – The 50 State Quarter Program The Washington quarter was introduced in 1932 and was intended to be a one-year circulating commemorative coin struck...

Chinese Tokens and Medals: Lu Xun: The Soul of the Nation

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……. Several medals featuring Lu Xun are worth hunting for. “We are going to a Lu Xun restaurant,” my friend announced as we...

Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme Sold For Nearly $2 Million ...

The finest known 1792 silver Half Disme, once in the possession of then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and personally owned by the first United...

Coin Profile – China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver...

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to one...

Ancient Coins: What about Spartan coins ?

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Spartans disdained many things that other ancient Greeks valued. One of these things was money, even Spartan coins. Hundreds of...

American Numismatic Society Bestows 2017 J. Sanford Saltus Award to Bogomil...

American Numismatic Society..... Bulgarian artist Bogomil Nikolov is the recipient of the 2017 J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art, which will be...

United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

  Description -  The 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar honors the 200 year anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The United States Mint's authority to...

Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description: One of the most impressive modern coins ever struck, this Mexican $100 coin recalls more than a thousand years of national history and culture....

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars...

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

U.S. Gold Coins with Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially...

Market Strategies and Asset Allocation – Billionaires Buying Rare Coins

Coin Market Strategies and Analysis by Jeff Garrett - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......... What is motivating 'smart money' to turn to numismatics? One of most interesting and...

United States 1950 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

  Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

Unique and Unusual Coins – French Colonial Regulated Gold with Countermarks

  Martinique - French Colonial Regulated Gold & Countermarked 20 Livres ND (c. 1805) AU53 PCGS The money supply in the fledgling United States consisted of...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ...... For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half...

United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .... On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...