Assembling a Set of Pleasing Mercury Dimes at a Very Low...

News & Analysis regarding  Mercury Dimes , coins, markets, and the coin collecting community, #389  A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .......   Although Mercury...

What Do “Original” Early US Gold Coins Look Like?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The term “original” is used and misused frequently by collectors and dealers alike. As a dealer...

The Greatest U.S. Coin Collections Ever Auctioned, Part 1: Rarity Over...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #387 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This series is about...

US Mint News: First Look at American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Wednesday, September 20, Michael White, of the Office of Corporate Communications for the United States Mint shared the first...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

CFTC Files Complaint Against Monex Alleging $290 Million Fraud

One of the largest cases of alleged fraud the CFTC has ever dealt with, according to new lawsuit filed against three Monex companies By CoinWeek...

Aftermarket Sets Keep Coin Collectors on Their Toes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Have you ever heard of a 1984 Denver Prestige Collector’s Set? I hadn’t either, but that’s exactly what coin dealer...

Editor’s Choice: eBay US Coin Highlights of the Week

By CoinWeek .....   Each day, CoinWeek's editors comb eBay's thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to...

Counterfeit Gold Found in Royal Canadian Mint Package

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   Ottawa jeweler Samuel Tang bought what he thought was a genuine 1 oz, .9999 fine gold wafer from his local...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

There is a wide variety of toning, and judging its value on a coin is tricky By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...

Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes...

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   As part of the long-running legal saga involving former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, attorney Ira O. Kane, the court-appointed receiver...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed quarter...

Budget Coin Collecting: Finding Great Value at Major Sales

Pedigreed rarities for a pittance: Newman IX claims $4.5 million By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   A bit of déjà vu for MLB: For the...

The Greatest U.S. Coin Collections Ever Auctioned, Part 2: Parmelee

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #388 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the second...

Monex: Will the CFTC End Retail Bullion Leverage?

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   I first started following Monex in late 2014, about a year after the U.S. Commodities Futures...

Hidden or Sleeping Rarities, Part 1: Copper Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #382 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The rarities that appear...

CAPTA: The Coinage of Roman Imperial Conquest

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,...

Second U.S. Mint Forum Casts Marketing Behemoth in New Light

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   On October 16, 2017, the United States Mint convened a second gathering of numismatic industry stakeholders...

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part...

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek....   The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the...

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Morgan Silver...

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   (Or, if you're already familiar with this series, you may still enjoy my comments concerning the...

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Continues Fight Against Coin Seizure

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Until the early years of the 21st century, it was relatively easy and completely legal for an American collector...

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...

Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction: Modern Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Stack's Bowers' Baltimore sales are always a good source of fresh coins for collectors looking for type...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common...

Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   SHOWS NOT NEEDED Not really, but it's nice to have no pressure to travel and worry about being here...

CoinWeek Podcast #83: Tim Rathjen and His Coin Sorting Machine

CoinWeek Podcast #83: Tim Rathjen and His Coin Sorting Machine Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...