Fall of the Berlin Wall 200 Euro Gold Coin From Monnaie...

History Built during the night of August 12-13, 1961, by the German Democratic Republic, the Berlin Wall (or "Wall of Shame" in West Germany) was...

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

The exact number of surviving Washington Roman Head cents is unknown although the total is clearly small, given the number of pieces that appear...

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series) 10,000...

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Overview: Tarsus Tarsus was an ancient city located on the southern Mediterranean shore of Asia Minor in what is now modern Turkey. It was already ancient...

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Vorarlberg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Vorarlberg is Austria’s westernmost state and the second smallest in terms of physical size and overall population. The picturesque region has many mountain ranges,...

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

Description: U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse...

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz...

Alien is a classic science fiction horror movie that artfully explored the worst imaginable scenario in space – being stalked and slain by an...

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

Description The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run....

World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro...

Description: The Sardinia Italy of Arts series features a bronze statuette of a warrior. The island of Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy west...

Ancient Coin Profile – Faustina the Elder Roman Imperial Gold Aureus

The Five Good Emperors and Antoninus Pius From about the end of the first century (96 CE) to near the end of the second (180),...

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were...

Athens Before the Owls: The Wappenmünzen Coins – CoinWeek Ancient Coin...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to rich silver deposits discovered at Laurion in Attica in 483 BCE, the abundant “owl” tetradrachms of Athens...

Germany 2016 Nelly Sachs 125 Years 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The German 2016 Nelly Sachs 20 Euro Silver Commemorative Coin honors the 125th anniversary of the legendary Jewish poet’s birth. Born in Berlin on...

Finland 2015 Gallen-Kallela 2 Euro Coin

Description: On October 10, 2015, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), the Mint of Finland has released...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year...

These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, the second of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s...

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE....

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much...

New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the completion of  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice By Instituto Poligrafico & Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS) ......   The most famous and...

Canada 2016 The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark $20 Proof Silver Coin

Description: For lovers of astronomy, the heavens are a tantalizing window on other, more distant worlds. For the better part of the past 70 years,...

Australia 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 Dollar Proof Silver Coin

Description: In 2013, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti traveled to Austin, Texas to meet with Perth Mint wholesale manager Neil Vance...

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The name Nero holds a particularly sinister connotation...

Latvia 2015 500 Years of Riga Castle 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: For centuries, Riga Castle's silhouette on the bank of the Daugava River has stood as a symbol of Latvian strength and pride. While the...

Coin Profiles: United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

Description The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but not produced until the fall of 1794....

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Description:   Germany issued this .999 fine silver 25-euro commemorative coin to honor the 25th Anniversary of German Reunification. The coin was designed by German artist...

Austrian Mint 2018 Anthropocene 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: Are we living in a new geological age? The Austrian Mint's 2018 silver-niobium coin illustrates what activities of modern man have brought about major changes...

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $1500 Proof Silver Coin

Description:   In 2015, the Mint of Poland issued both a one-ounce and an impressive 10-kilogram silver coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the death...

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...

Ancient Coin Profiles: The Indenpedent Bronze Coinage of Roman Termessos

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   High in the mountains of Pisidia in Anatolia, near the Mediterranean coast of what is now southwestern Turkey), lay...