Rear Admiral William Sims and the 1900 Paris Expo Medal

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Award medals often combine the elegant and artistic elements of numismatics with interesting aspects...

The 1900-O Over CC Morgan Dollar: The “Last” Carson City Silver...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Carson City Morgan Dollars bearing the famous “CC” mintmark are at the top of many coin collectors’ want lists....

Heritage Offering Finest Known 1792 Silver Center Cent at Jan. 2021...

Few issues in the annals of American coinage are as historically important as the 1792 patterns. Those simple coins laid the foundation for everything...

The “Dump” and Australia’s First Coinage

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Having a native population going back some 60,000 years, Australia was first discovered by...

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries December 2020 Showcase Auction

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Welcome to the Stack's Bowers December 2020 Auction, a magnificent finale to our 2020 Showcase...

GreatCollections Offering Rare Mint State 1871-CC Seated Liberty Dollar

By CoinWeek ....   Bidding ends Sunday, November 29 at GreatCollections.com for this toned 1871-CC Seated Liberty silver dollar, graded MS-61 by PCGS. A key date in...

A PCGS MS69 Morgan Dollar Showcase

By Jaime Hernandez for PCGS ......   Morgan Dollar, 1881-S $1, PCGS MS69. Image courtesy PCGS Morgan dollars are undoubtedly among the most popular coins with collectors....

Heritage Offers a Special Selection of Brazilian Coins, Part II

The latest month-long auction from Heritage Auctions features A Special Selection of Brazilian coins, Part II, offered entirely without reserve. This auction, a follow-up...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s...

Built over more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many...

Champion Auction 2020 Macau Sale Live on November 29

By Champion Auction  ......   Welcome to the 2020 Champion Macau Auction. This will be the first live numismatic floor auction in Hong Kong or Macau...

High Mint State Indian Head Cents Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   David Lawrence Rare Coin's first Internet Auction of December (#1146) is now live and features 448 new...

Bob R. Simpson Session Claims Top Lot Honors in $14.5 Million...

1807 Draped Bust quarter brings $630,000, $528,000 for 1795 half dollar Nov. 19-22 in Dallas   Appearing at auction for only the second time in 113...

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The year 1949 saw the culmination of the long, bloody Chinese civil war that had begun in...

Understanding World Coins: The Lunar and Solar Hijri Dating Systems

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   AH1299 (1882) 10 D Lec-188 Paris Morocco PCGS MS64 The Hijri Lunar Dating System The Hijri lunar dating system is the...

Miller Collection, Pt. 1 Realizes Over $9 Million at Stack’s Bowers...

Part One of the Larry H. Miller Collection was a much-anticipated highlight of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction, held at the...

NGC and PMG-Certified Coins, Notes From East Asia Feature in Macau...

A vintage Chinese silver dollar is one of the highlights in the November sale   Vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and vintage...

Eisenhower Dollars: History, Values and Scarce Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Eisenhower dollars, issued from 1971 to 1978, were the first dollar coins issued since the Peace dollar series ended in...

Classic US Coins: So You’ve Decided to Collect Dahlonega Gold…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia gold rush. The difficulty...

1998: The Last of the Heraldic Eagle Washington Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The inaugural release of the first 50 State Quarters in 1999 meant big changes were coming to the Washington...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...

Larry Ness Indian Peace Medals Brings Over $900,000 at Stack’s Bowers...

The highly anticipated Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace medals crossed the auction block on November 10 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...

The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   EDITORS' NOTE: This Thanksgiving week, CoinWeek's Giveaway #357 contest prize is a PCGS MS-64 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative, and one...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft,...

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers #1 PCGS Registry Set of Proof...

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   The special Thanksgiving auction #1145 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) features 300 new coins plus 35...

CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Impressive Chinese Coins Featured in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

As the last major auction event on the Heritage Auctions 2020 numismatic calendar, our December 18-19 Hong Kong Signature Auction allows us to reflect...

Jeff Garrett: The Power of Coin Photography

High-quality digital photography has become a game-changer in numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Most major players in the rare coin market...

Pogue 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, One of Finest Known, Offered...

Pogue Collection Coin by Great Collections ....   On Sunday, November 22, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this beautifully toned 1795 Flowing Hair half dime (LM-10)...