United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

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

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH INLAND from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...

The Coin Analyst: The Most Profitable Modern Coins of 2019

The Most Profitable Modern Coins by Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   In 2019 two major trends stood out in modern coins. The first trend was...

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 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Notorious Coin

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   If you ever thought that it would be cool to own a 1933 Double Eagle, think again. The handful of...

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have...

United States Mint Distributing Nine 2019 Proof Sets with Director’s Signature

United States Mint Director David Ryder signed nine 2019 United States Mint Proof Sets (19RG) during his visit to the San Francisco Mint on...

The Coin Analyst: The 50 State Quarters Program 20 Years Later

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... In 1999 the U.S. Mint launched the 50 State Quarters Program – the first modern circulating coin program with a...

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as often as not this is one...

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After...

Will High Demand for American Silver Eagles Lead to Rare Coin...

By Michael Fuljenz - President, Universal Coin & Bullion ......   I have noticed that the most widely-advertised coin by dealers across the country is the...

Major Mint Error – The Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule

 CoinWeek IQ: Major Mint Error - The Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule On March 22, 2018, Stack's Bowers will offer the 17th known example...

Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend...

Multi-Toned Double Eagle From SS Central America Sells for record $282,000 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America...

Jeff Garrett: American Silver Eagle Coin Season Begins

The first of the popular coins for 2019 are about to enter the numismatic marketplace By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In recent...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan &...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021...

Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later

By Adrian Chacon and Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Where have the last two decades years gone? It's hard to believe that, 20 years ago,...

Top Population 1932 Quarter Set to Bring $20,000+ at GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek .....   September 4, 2018 update: On September 2, 2018, this coin sold for $25,876.132 (with Buyer's Premium).  A top-population 1932 Washington quarter (PCGS MS67...

SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be...

 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural...

Swiss Mint Issues World’s Smallest Gold Coin Showing Albert Einstein

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ......   The Smallest Gold Coin in the World With determination, patience, and ingenuity, Albert Einstein established his enduring fame in 1905...

NGC Ancients: Roman Coinage of Emperor Nero

The coinage of Nero spans his reigns as Caesar and emperor Nero is among the best-known of all Roman emperors – but not for good...

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Rare Coin Submissions

Submitting coins for grading can be complex, but with proper advice, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you realize the...

Three Interesting Classic U.S. Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   At DWN, I get to handle many interesting coins. Some make it to the website; others...

Ten 20th Century Key-Date Coins for Under $1,500

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   Many collectors love the idea of key-date coins. Key dates typically have low mintages and can be quite expensive...

Collecting Classic US Coins – The Silver Dollars of Our Founding...

You might be surprised at how affordable some of the earliest US silver dollars are By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Silver Dollars...

Rare Gold Coins Turning up in Shipwreck of SS North Carolina

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Just 20 miles off the coast of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a shipwreck dating back to the early 1840s...

Previously Unreported Morgan Dollars Emerge as PCGS All-Time Finest

By Mint State Gold by Stuppler and Company ......   Quietly and patiently acquiring superb quality coin-after-coin over the past 14 years, an Illinois collector working...

Five Exercises in Rare Date Gold Coin Pricing

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For collectors and dealers alike, accurately pricing a coin remains perhaps the most difficult process in...

Rare 1912 Proof Indian Head Half Eagle $5 Gold Coin up...

By CoinWeek ....   In not quite two weeks, bidding ends on this 1912 Indian Head $5 gold half eagle, graded Proof 67 by NGC, on...

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...