Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1973-S "Blue Ike" Eisenhower Dollar on Clad Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S “Blue Ike” Eisenhower Dollar on Clad Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1973-S Eisenhower Dollar "Blue Ike" Struck on a Clad Planchet 22.3 grams (Should be on a 40% Silver Planchet) PCGS...
Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Modern Proof coins that were struck at the San Francisco Mint, as most Proof coinage has been since 1968, normally...
Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

By Crystal Gomez - Content Writer, Gainesville Coins ......   Between 1900 and 1930, Colombia made special coins for leprosy colonies. In this epoch, leprosy cases...
Coin Profiles - Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

A Neat Knick-Knack – Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Dahlonega Gold by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer...
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....
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Proof 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar Overstruck on San Francisco Assay Office Medal

Unique Proof 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar Overstruck on San Francisco Assay Office Medal in Heritage...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This unique Proof 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar overstruck on a San Francisco Assay Office medal is featured in...
The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1870, when a new mint facility was being built in San Francisco for the "Granite Lady", as the building...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...

In 2017 PCGS Certified Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors in 2017. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed...
Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

Metal Monsters: The Biggest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ......   IN 2007, CANADA captured a world record by producing five examples of a 100-kilogram gold piece (220.5...

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ...... How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...
Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

By Mark Harvey for PCGS ......   Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A... If that code is still burned into your brain...
Unusual Standing Liberty Quarter Error in Stack's Bowers August Auction

Unusual Standing Liberty Quarter Error in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The August Global Showcase Auction from Stack's Bowers Galleries will feature a Standing Liberty quarter error,...
Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel Sells for $400,000

Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel Sells for $400,000

By Mike Byers ......   A unique gold Buffalo Nickel has been sold by Mike Byers Inc for $400,000 USD to the JDG Trust, owner of...
Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Recently, two important and unique United States Mint error coins – a very rare off-center Carson City Morgan silver dollar...
Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Certified by Professional Coin Grading Service, this banknote has mismatched serial numbers and is also missing some serial number digits   Bidding has reached $5,500 for...
Russian Journalist Dmitri Muratov's 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Sells for $103.5 Million

Russian Journalist Dmitri Muratov’s 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Sells for $103.5 Million

The Heritage Auctions sale of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to independent Russian journalist and Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov fetched $103.5...

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

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...
Heritage to Sell 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Awarded to Russian Journalist Dmitry Muratov

Heritage to Sell 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal Awarded to Russian Journalist Dmitry Muratov

Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the influential Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta, will auction his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal on June 20 through Heritage...
The Ultimate, One-of-a-Kind Coin From the Royal Canadian Mint, Surpasses $1.2 Million

The Ultimate, One-of-a-Kind Coin From the Royal Canadian Mint, Surpasses $1.2 Million

The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted that The Ultimate, a one-of-a-kind one-kilo pure platinum coin, adorned with hundreds of pink diamonds from the famed...
Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

In a highly interesting auction, GreatCollections is offering collectors a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a milestone piece of PCGS history. This fascinating prototype...
Unique Queen's Beasts Gold Die Trial Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Unique Queen’s Beasts Gold Die Trial Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer our latest selection of coins and medals for your consideration. We hope that you may find something...
Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Gift from California business executive Dwight Manley honors ship’s brave Captain, Commander William Lewis Herndon   The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland has received...
The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare Mexican Silver Pattern Coin Surfaces

The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare Mexican Silver Pattern Coin Surfaces

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   A coin collector and part-time dealer named Adrian Coro, who specializes in circulating Mexican coinage, recently made the...
An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...
Royal Canadian Mint Opulence Coin Collection Features Pink Diamonds

Royal Canadian Mint Opulence Coin Collection Features Pink Diamonds

On May 4, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the Opulence Collection, exclusive numismatic masterpieces of exceptional craftsmanship featuring some of the world’s rarest precious...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1942-S Wartime Lincoln Cent Struck on a Bronze Planchet NGC MS 62 Brown Unique Discovery Coin   This is a fascinating 1942-S...

Unusual Items: US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia

By CoinWeek .....   One of the things we find most exciting about reporting on the numismatic marketplace is coming across those things we either didn’t...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...