African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic...

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SE and 16SF) starting on July 1...

The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   2015, like 2012 before it, was a year in which numerous U.S. Mint products sold out of their maximum mintages...

United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely...

Interesting Coins – A Love Token on Valentine’s Day

On this Valentine's Day, we figured we'd add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one or sometimes both...

Counterfeit Indian Peace Medals

By Thomas K. DeLorey .....   Many U.S. numismatic items have been counterfeited or otherwise imitated over the years, some so often that authenticators such as...

Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 3: 1885 Trade Dollar, 1652 Pine Tree...

  CoinWeek's Cool Coins! returns with our third episode of 2019. In this episode, we talk with Russ Augustin of AU Capital Management about a wonderfully...

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I...

CoinWeek Podcast #97: Numismatic Americana Through the Eyes of John Kraljevich

 CoinWeek Podcast #97: Numismatic Americana Through the Eyes of John Kraljevich Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description: The 1999 Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to...

Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln – Beyond Brenner

Abraham Lincoln by Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner's cent is...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that...

George Washington: The Early Coins, Tokens & Medals Honoring Our Founding...

By Blanchard & Company ......   “Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a...

They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ....   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of...

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature... Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   A new era in...

The Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   The sentiment among collectors who deride modern coins is that they’re overpriced and just plain common. They often...

A Nigerian General’s Dream… A Cautionary Tale of Historical Bond Fraud

by Joshua T. Herbstman for CoinWeek.... At some time or another, we have all gotten an email that resembles the following: Dear Sir, During the regime of...

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George...

What’s in Store at the U.S. Mint for 2017? CoinWeek Has...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   If you followed our reporting last Friday concerning the United States Mint's hobby stakeholder forum, then...

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek....   Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters--they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s,...

First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature...   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America...

Rare Wilson So-Called Dollar on Sale Today at Stack’s Bowers Americana...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... Lot 217. Extremely Rare 1920 Wilson Dollar in Gold For fans of the So-Called dollar series, it’s always a...

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The most popular--and arguably the most beautiful--United States gold commemorative coin is probably still the 1915 Panama-Pacific...

Alexander Hamilton’s Request for Coins – and the Coins He Requested...

By Rago Arts & Auctions ......   Seldom does one get to handle a piece of American history as important as a document written by one...

The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in the “Rainbow City”

1901 Pan-American Exposition and The “Rainbow City" — the assassination that took place there & new coins and medals By 1900, the United States had...

A Busy Week: Smithsonian Event and Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction Lots...

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   It's shaping up to be a very busy week for numismatics and, weather permitting (sleet is currently coming down...

United States Mint to Release 1st of Four 2019 Presidential Silver...

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S803) on January 25 at noon EST....

U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses of the 2017-dated coins in the America the...

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy...

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw ...

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

By David Provost for CoinWeek..... Author's note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series...