Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s...
For the Love of Coin Collecting

For the Love of Coin Collecting

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Like many of my fellow numismatists, I have always been fascinated by classic U.S. commemorative coins. My first commemorative...

ANS Announces New Book on Betts Medals

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication The Early Betts Medal Companion: Medals of America’s Discovery and Colonization (1492–1737), the...

ANA Seeks New Education Director

Association to Prioritize Online Numismatic Education   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is prioritizing successful online learning experience in its search for a new education director. The...
ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

ACEF Gives Counterfeit Training to Midwest Law Enforcement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) recently conducted an eight-hour class, “Counterfeit Coin and Precious Metals Investigations” to 35 Kansas and Missouri local, state and...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ...... In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...

United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle.   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   When we think of...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...

Numismatic Crime – Suspects in Texas Coin Shop Thefts

By Doug Davis - Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ......   Alert: Suspects Traveling in Gold Theft On October 28, 2022, the subjects pictured...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
ANA Scholarships

ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for 2023

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is accepting scholarship applications for its 2023 Summer Seminar, the hobby's premier educational event. Recipients will have the opportunity...

Counterfeit Detection: Special Edition – Reprocessed Steel Cents

Make sure you don't get fooled by these steel cents, which are not eligible for NGC certification.   In the United States during World War II,...
Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ...... One way to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces is to examine and admire a particular...
Coin crime, theft, robbery and fraud

Colorado Man Gets 27 Months for Africa Gold Scheme

By United States Attorney’s Office, District of Montana ......   On Monday, November 7, 2022, a Colorado man who admitted to defrauding a Montana family of...
CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
The Florentine Gold Florin: How Much Is That in Dollars?

The Florentine Gold Florin: How Much Is That in Dollars?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Something we are asked from time to time is how much a past coin was worth...

CSNS Partners With Newman Numismatic Portal, Suspends Exhibits for 2023 Convention

Central States Numismatic Society looks to revamp rules to attract more exhibitors and convention visitors   As part of an ongoing expansion and modernization program for...
David Lisot

ANA Establishes David Lisot Young Numismatist Scholarship

In memory of David Lisot, who passed away unexpectedly on October 15, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is establishing the David Lisot Memorial Young...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

This fake has problems with both its weight and its composition   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The United States Mint issued the Classic Head Cent...
ANA Board Approves $6.5 Million Budget for FY 2022-23

ANA Board Approves $6.5 Million Budget for FY 2022-23

During an October 20 teleconference, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors passed a $6.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23, which begins...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager, Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of my...
Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...