The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern...

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek ....   Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. By Russell A....

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem...

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Examples have...

United States 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: Life Platinum...

Description: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1...

Description: It was the "War to End All Wars". When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging...

Coin Profile – Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of...

US Gold Coins – Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ......   For variety collectors, the half eagles struck at the Dahlonega Mint are fertile ground. There are a number of very...

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar...

The Unique 1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos from the Eldorado Collection

1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos Discovery Coin, Ex. Eliasberg   Crossing the block next week as lot 11306 at our official auction of the New York...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...

The Salvation of Rome: Gordian III Ancient Gold Aureus at MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   Rome in the third century is a fascinating period for historians. It was a time of turmoil and encroaching chaos, but also...

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint...

The following coin catalog description is of LOT #4861 from the 2018 Heritage FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Tampa. As a Branch Mint Proof, this...

Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

"Perhaps unique as a die variety; Walter Breen did not know of other examples, but he was aware of this one, as he participated in the sale of it to Mrs. Norweb. "Here is a superb gem coin, a half dollar for the ages."

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Wolf 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade...

United States 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Description: In 2017, the United States Mint celebrated the 225th anniversary of its creation with the construction of the Philadelphia Mint as authorized by the...

US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional...

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Coin Overview As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It...

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...

Beautiful Gold 100 Corona Coin from Gorny & Mosch on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   In 1908, Emperor Franz Joseph I had been on the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for 60 years - an almost miraculously...

World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Don't forget about the APMEX Escape to Australia Sweepstakes! For a list of eligible coins, CLICK HERE   Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series...

World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Don't forget about the APMEX Escape to Australia Sweepstakes! For a list of eligible coins, CLICK HERE   Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series...

Ancient Coin Profile – Decimus Albinus: The “Other Brutus” Who Stabbed...

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   Decimus Postumus Albinus Brutus was at first a loyal adherent to the great dictator Julius Caesar. The...

Ancient Greek Coins – Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson Antigonus III Doson was the king of Macedon from 229 to...

Apollo in Reverse: Incuse Silver Stater from Künker on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   A simple yet intriguing design from the ancient Mediterranean In Classical Antiquity, the southern part of Italy (including Sicily) was known by the...

Look Back: United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

Description: The 2011 September 11 National Medal honors the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

Sibling Lovers: Four Royal Portraits on Popular Ancient Gold Coin from...

By CoinWeek ....   The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Hellenistic Greeks from around to 305 BCE until the defeat of...

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on...