Government’s Case to Confiscate Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Crumbles

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Three-judge ruling in Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al puts renewed spotlight on 10...

Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo...

By Pontypool Museum....   18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the victory of Britain and its allies at the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Inscription on Boston Time Capsule Medal, More...

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...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Cleveland Wall of Greed Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek....   In case you have not figured it out yet, the reason I like “Pedigrees & Hoards” are because of the...

An Honest Man: ANA National Money Show Attendee Turns in Rare...

When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show in Portland, Oregon,...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Dr. Buzz Aldrin Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek....   Okay, so you collect pedigree coins and have a fairly nice assortment. Well, I might be going out on a...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – February 15,...

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...

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

By Crystal Gomez - Gainesville Coins ......   In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the British...

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. Valentine,...

Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Courtesy of  Shaquille Brissett and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. Beneath the waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the sea floor is laden with gold, like the streets of heaven, only a bit...

World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

By Greg Cohen & Kyle Ponterio - Stack's Bowers Auctions ......   An intriguing specialty in numismatics is “pattern coinage.” While this area has long been...

New Jersey Chabad Attempts To Build World’s Largest Coin Menorah

By CoinWeek News Staff... Last year, it was canned goods. The year before that, bowling pins. 2012 saw one made of ice. 2010? Legos. But for...

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff... In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious...

Coin 3D-Printed at NC State Successfully Launched Aboard Orion Spacecraft

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Coins have flown in space before. Twelve 22-karat gold Sacagawea dollar coins travelled on the Space Shuttle Columbia in...

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D....

Nobel Prize Awarded to Molecular Biologist James Watson for Sale at...

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek... Once called the Caligula of Biology, now set to score big on the sale of one of...

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered...

The upcoming January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South...

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...

The Stanley Aberdeen Collection of Swedish Plate Money to Anchor Stack’s...

One of the most extensive collections of Swedish Plate Money ever offered at public auction will highlight the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of...

Charli XCX Sings about ‘Gold Coins’ – Numismatic Pop?

Pop music doesn’t often fall within the purview of a numismatic publication like CoinWeek.com, however British pop singer Charli XCX has released a hard...

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...

Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

CoinWeek staff reports... Controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, who was in the news recently after his giant green inflatable “Christmas Tree” sculpture--installed in the heart...

The Most Important Coin I’ve Ever Handled

By Mark Borckardt .......... During 33+ years as a full time professional numismatist, I have had the opportunity to examine and handle many of the...

Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition...

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek... Money & Politics In what could best be described as a costly political stunt, activists from Generation Basic Income, a group...

Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It’ll be a busy week for us here at CoinWeek. Charles will be leaving for Baltimore on...

Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

The Butte Nugget, with an estimated value of $450,000, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. On October 21, 2014, Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc.,...

Unique Peace Dollar Rarities and Discovery Pieces To Be Sold by...

By Stack's Bowers ........ A group of five unusual Peace dollars consigned to Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2014 ANA Sale proves to include important Patterns,...

Unique 1896 “Educational” Banknotes To Cross The Block At Stack’s Bowers...

The first sheets for the series. Serial numbers 1-4, $1, $2, $5 PMG About Uncirculated 55 America’s Most Famous and Most Ornate Designs Ex...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels (Part II)

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers...

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Ghost Bride Coin

Fairmont Banff Springs’ most famous ghostly inhabitant first to be featured.... A new collector coin and stamp tell the story of the Ghost Bride who...