Error Coins, Tokens and Medals Offered in Upcoming Heritage Auctions

Mint Errors Month-Long Auction Mint errors take center stage again in Heritage's latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session...

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...
Eroticism on Ancient Coins

Eroticism on Ancient Coins (Adults Only)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THROUGH A LONG chain of pious frauds and medieval myth-making, the February 14 feast day of St....

CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to Collect Medals

Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins....

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The History of Food Stamp Tokens – February 1, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter.... Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current...
United States Mint 2020 World War II 75th Anniversary coins and medals

US Mint to Opens Sales for End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coins,...

Beginning in November, the United States Mint is releasing four products to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II. November 5 End...
Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in...

South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Series Silver Bullion Medallions from KOMSCO

Silver Bullion Medallions from KOMSCO Until 2016, many investors and collectors in North America were unfamiliar with the official sovereign mint of the Republic of...

United States Mint Sets 2018 Release Dates for Several New Coins

2018 Silver Eagle and Palladium Proof Coins Among Anticipated Upcoming Releases By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Over the weekend, the United States Mint added several new...

United States Mint Orders for 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, Silver Medals...

The United States Mint is opening sales for both the 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ (product code 19DA) and the 2019 American...

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined...

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...

US Mint, Royal Mint Collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary Coins, Medals

* * * The United States Mint and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of...

Bush Presidential Dollar, First Spouse Gold Coins and More Coming in 2019

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Tuesday, December 11, United States Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced a bill (H.R. 7257) to the House of Representatives...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $14 Million of US Coins and Exonumia in August...

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to...
Hard Times Tokens. Images courtesy Blanchard & Company

The Strange Story of Hard Time Tokens

By Blanchard & Company ......   If you look at a coin from the United States you expect to find a phrase like “E Pluribus Unum”....

Exploring Tokens & Medals Through the Eyes of a Longtime Coin Collector

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   I’ve been rediscovering the joys of tokens & medals lately. I say “rediscovering” because I've actually been accumulating them--along...

Never Keep a Paper Dollar in Your Pocket Till Tomorrow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   The numismatic object illustrated above is a wonderfully preserved example of a private issue token categorized by numismatic researchers...
CoinWeek eBay Weekly Coin Giveaway Unboxing Video

eBay + CoinWeek Weekly Coin Giveaway Unboxing

 CoinWeek is excited to announce that we've partnered up with eBay to bring you four incredible weekly giveaways. Starting this week, we will be giving...

Emergency Issues: Collecting Meissen Porcelain Notgeld

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What makes modern money valuable? Simply put - belief. The whole modern financial system rests on the simple belief...

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...

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

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...
Freemason Mark Pennies

Mythologized and Mistrusted: Freemason Mark Pennies

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   A fraternal organization whose origins are purported to stretch back to ancient times, FREEMASONRY has a storied history of...

National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

By BJ Searls for PCGS ......   Over the last several years, PCGS has been grading more and more tokens and medals and interest in these...

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...
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), United States Mint

CCAC to Review Designs for New Gold & Silver Eagle Reverses, Trump Medals

U.S. Mint also accepting applications for CCAC membership   The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public...

The Macabre World War I “Totentanz” Medal Series of Walther Eberbach

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   As the first great conflict to serve as a focal point for much of...

American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set Now Available from...

The United States Mint released the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and American Veterans Silver Medal Set (product code 19CQ) on...

Media Makes Big Deal out of North Korea Summit Challenge Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Monday, May 21, news media outlets in the United States noticed a curious knickknack available at the White House...
United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the first release in its United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program on June 22 at...