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...

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...

Squaring the Circle: The Andor Orand Squared Quarter

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Quite often, coming across a previously unknown-to-you numismatic object can send one spiraling down a rabbit...

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...

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...
R.S. YEOMAN ON THE SUBJECT OF COIN BOARDS, courtesy Whitman Publishing

Coin Board News Number 62 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 62 — Spring 2022   COLD TURKEY I haven’t been able to buy...

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...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Proof San Francisco Eisenhower Dollar Double Struck on Aluminum Token

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof San Francisco Eisenhower Dollar Double Struck on...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Proof 197X-S Ike Dollar Double Struck on 2 Gram Aluminum Shell Gas Token PCGS PR 64 1 of 3 Known   This...

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...

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...
Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the first such event since the...

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....

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...
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...
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”....
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Until the Russian Invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, Ukrainian coins were most widely collected in...
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part Two

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the weeks since the first part of this piece--U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021...
Coin Board News Number 63 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 63 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 63 — Summer 2022   STRIKE UP THE BAND It’s September 24, 1936—opening...

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...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1694 Elephant Token

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In my first installment from the Dark Corner, I reviewed a counterfeit that was created to...
Numismatic Americana Offered by Early American History Auctions

Numismatic Americana Offered by Early American History Auctions

Many Unique and Finest Known Historic Numismatic Rarities to be Sold at Auction Saturday, May 14, 2022   The most significant and consequential specialized Numismatic and...
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...

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...

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

CCAC to Review 2023 American Liberty Gold Coin, Silver Medal Designs

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference public meeting February 15, 2022. The purpose of...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Unique Gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal

Nearly $37 Million in U.S. Numismatic Items Sold in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold nearly $37 million in United States coins and paper money in their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, surpassing pre-sale estimates by...
William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

William Shakespeare Medal Reunited With Family

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   One of the more fascinating aspects of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) eBay store are the...

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...

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...