NGC on Global Growth, Technology, and New Grading Scale: An Interview with Mark Salzberg

NGC on Global Growth, Technology, and New Grading Scale: An Interview with Mark Salzberg

On October 17, CoinWeek published a lengthy interview with CAC founder John Albanese in which we discussed the formulation of PCGS, NGC, and CAC;...
United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

The United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation":...
Rare U.S. gold coins

US Coin Market – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination   Oinoanda Didrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper...
Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
For the Love of Coin Collecting

For the Love of Coin Collecting

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Like many of my fellow numismatists, I have always been fascinated by classic U.S. commemorative coins. My first commemorative...

ANS Announces New Book on Betts Medals

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication The Early Betts Medal Companion: Medals of America’s Discovery and Colonization (1492–1737), the...
United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

When the production of Proof coins resumed after an eight-year hiatus at the Philadelphia Mint ended in 1950, mintages initially remained quite limited. But...
United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful...
Another "Family" - Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

Another “Family” – Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment is on an earlier series of the quarter denomination based on a B-10...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...
United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

Run mainly by United States Mint officials from the Republican Party, the Carson City Mint was shuttered by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, in...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ...... In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...
US Gold Coins - What Are Coins With Character?

US Gold Coins – What Are Coins With Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline "Coins with Character". This...

United States 1950-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
Over $23 Million Sold in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Over $23 Million Sold in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Over $23 million in United States coins and currency was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Winter 2022 Showcase Auction, marking an incredibly successful...

United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Why You Can’t Buy Gold or Silver At Spot Price

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   Wouldn’t it just be grand to buy gold or silver at spot price? Think about that pile of...
Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   One of the most controversial categories of U.S. coins is Mint Errors. Many dealers and collectors, as...

United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no...
The First Ancient Coins - Aegina's Sea Turtle

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
50 years of the modern proof set from the United States Mint

US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   1968-2018 Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since...
The Coin Analyst: Reflections of a Libertad Specialist

The Coin Analyst: Reflections of a Libertad Specialist

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Harry “Hernando” Bodine of Florida inherited from his late father both his coin collection and his love of...
Heritage Opens Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest to Collectors

Heritage Opens Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest to Collectors

This December event features almost 500 gold pieces and coins and jewelry from the world’s most famous hidden treasure   This time, at least, the hunt...
United States 1958 Washington Quarter

United States 1958 Washington Quarter

In the grand scheme of things, the recession of 1958, which has come to be known as the "Eisenhower Recession", was relatively minor. Even...
US Mint Releases 2022 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Set

US Mint Releases 2022 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Set

The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Set on November 14 at noon EST. The...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part VI

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part VI

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...