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...

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,...

World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

Overview: The Doppelkaiser The 1807 Austrian 30 kreuzer copper coin features a portrait of Franz II, last ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and first ruler...

United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

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...

United States 1964-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...

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated...

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at...

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized...

United States 1973 (P) 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 an acute...

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Vetranio, Temporary Emperor

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   Vetranio (we do not know a first or family name) was born to humble parents in Moesia,...

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

Description: Guyana is a South American country that is located on the northern coast of the continent situated between Venezuela to the west and Suriname...

United States 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the regular-strike silver-clad half dollars and the last Kennedy half intended for circulation that contained...

Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National...

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized...

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: "Microcosm", the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Kingdom of Macedon Gold Stater

Overview: Macedon The Kingdom of Macedon was considered a barbaric place by the cultivated Greeks of Attica (such as the Athenians) and the Peloponnese (such as...

United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

Description: The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Its elegant...

United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

Description: The 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest service club. Founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman...

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver...

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is...

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the...

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

Description: The 2017 Boys Town commemorative $5 gold coin is one of three special United States Mint issues that honor the 100th anniversary of the...

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Algeria 5 Centimes F.A.O. Coin

Description: Algeria is a predominantly Muslim country located on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. It’s neighbors to the east are Tunisia and Libya. To...

South Africa 2017 Gold Krugerrand

Description The 2017 South African Krugerrand 1-ounce gold coin marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous bullion coins. The South African...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial Bronze Dupondius – Augustus and Agrippa...

Overview: Two intriguing aspects of this coin stand out upon first viewing. By far the most dramatic and alluring of the two is the crocodile...

South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand....

Mexico 2017 Silver Libertad

Description: The 2017 silver Libertad is a Mexican .999-fine bullion coin that is available in a range of more than a half dozen sizes, including...

Austria 2017 Miracle of Life: Spring Lamb 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, an event pivotal to His mission of salvation. Because of this, Easter is perhaps the holiest...

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace...

United States 1881-S Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1881-S Morgan dollar is a large silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. Known more...

United States 1912-D Liberty Nickel

Images courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins Description: The 1912-D Liberty Head nickel was struck during the only year when any of the coins in the series...

United States 1909-S Indian Head Cent

Images courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins Description: The 1909-S Indian Head cent is a semi-key coin that also represents one of the last issues of the...