CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one...

CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting... Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began...

Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

By CoinWeek News Staff .....   On June 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What's the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there...

U.S. Mint Announces Plans to Discontinue Mail Orders

On Friday, May 26, the United States Mint today announced that it is discontinuing all mail orders effective September 30, 2017. The Mint will return...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious...

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   The prolific Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer at the United States Mint, is responsible for over 30 coins and over...

Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016

About 130 medals rusted, spotted or falling apart By CoinWeek News Staff ....   A lot was made last year of the failure of host country Brazil...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of...

CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000...

By CoinWeek .....   On Monday, May 15, 2017, CoinWeek surpassed two million views on its award-winning YouTube video channel. CoinWeek’s award-winning videos have brought numismatics to...

One Way or Another: New Legislation Seeks to Change America’s Circulating...

Two recent Republican bills aim to save taxpayers money By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Two new pieces of legislation have been introduced (in one instance,...

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold...

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed...

The Biggest Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature Sale

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   The 78th annual convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) took place from Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday,...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature...

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Earlier this year, the British public--along with the rest of the world--was invited to help solve the mystery of a...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were...

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare...

An historic 1866 Double Eagle, one of only 10 known examples, survived an attempted theft and was donated to a Valparaiso church. It could...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It may have been Neil Gorsuch's first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at...

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins,...

NTR Metals and Illegal South American Gold

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   When I first heard about Peruvian gold smuggling early last year, I didn't really believe it....

CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK's new £5 bank note -...

CoinWeek Podcast #63: Upper Deck President Jason Masherah on the Debut...

CoinWeek Podcast #63: Upper Deck President Jason Masherah on the Debut of Blind Pack Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by...

CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics...

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

By CoinWeek News Staff .....   Officials at the Bode Museum in Berlin awoke to the shocking reality that one the museum's most valuable holdings, a...

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial...