Jeff Garrett: The Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense...

CoinWeek IQ: Heritage Auctions’ 2020 FUN Sale Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   One of the largest coin, currency, medal, and collectibles auctions in the world is set to take place at...

2020 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins: The Last of Their Breed

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The Proof version of the 2020 American Silver Eagle is set for release on January 3, but it won’t...

Franklin Mint, QVC Founder Joseph M. Segel: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Saturday, December 21, Joseph Segel--"serial entrepreneur" and founder of both the Franklin Mint and QVC--died in hospice of congestive...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a...

Sea Creatures on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO lived around the shores of the Mediterranean were intimately familiar with the...

CoinWeek Podcast #124: 2019 Year in Review

 CoinWeek Podcast #124: 2019 Year in Review Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode...

Unintentional Ways Collectors Damage Coins – And How to Stop!

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Most coin collectors know the major deadly sin regarding the handling of coins: don’t clean them! Yet a variety...

The 10th Anniversary of the Lincoln Shield Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   It’s perhaps hard to believe that 10 years have already passed since the first Lincoln Union Shield cent emerged...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Ravenna: From Imperial Capital to Byzantine...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he sick promenade while the doctors lie abed, the baths freeze while the houses burn, the living are thirsty...

Coin Profiles: United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

Description: The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful...

Coin Profile: United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Classic US Coins – 10 Trophy Gold Coins and Their Pitches

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   When it comes to gold, I define a “Trophy Coin” as one that suitably combines rarity,...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a...

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...

CoinWeek Launches CoinWeek Supplies

By CoinWeek .....   CoinWeek has just launched our new online store, CoinWeek Supplies. At CoinWeek Supplies, we offer virtually everything a collector needs to take...

Legend Rare Coin Regency Auction 35 Preview

Legend Rare Coin Auction Preview by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 35 will be held on December 12 at...

United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...

The Year That Was: Winners and Losers at the US Mint...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint had a busy year in 2019, which isn't surprising given the amazing pace at which...

Jeff Garrett: The Difference a Point Makes in Certified Coins

With the popularity of online set registries, coin collecting has become a competitive sport   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Sometimes one point...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Celtic Coinage of Gaul

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in...

United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...

United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part V: “With Motto” Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Links to Earlier Parts: $1 Gold | $2.50 Quarter Eagle | $3 Gold | $5 No Motto...

Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat...

An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   In the early 1980s, many...

CoinWeek Podcast #123: Two Weeks in the Life & the 2019-S...

 CoinWeek Podcast #123: Two Weeks in the Life and the 2019-S Reverse Proof Double Eagle Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading...

The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Buys 1838-O Half Dollar for $504,000

Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), a rare coin dealership based in Portland, Oregon, was the buyer of a very rare 1838-O half dollar graded SP63...

US Gold Coins of the 2010s: A Golden Decade For Collectors?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   As 2019 winds down, so, too, does the decade of the 2010s. It was a colorful period for the...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Guptas

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   IN INDIA'S LONG HISTORY, the Gupta Empire (c. 319 – 550 CE) is remembered as a golden age of...

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

Description The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run....