World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all...

CFTC: Beware of Gold and Silver Schemes Designed to Drain Your...

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) advises the public not to take cash from their retirement plans under...

From the Book Stacks: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   100 Greatest Modern World Coins By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; Foreword by Donald Scarinci.   Whitman Publishing LLC, 160 pages,...

What Are Bullion Coins?

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There is a significant share of numismatics and the coin market that is driven by one factor: the metallic...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2020

CAC-approved coins coins outperformed other certified coins at a live auction in Las Vegas and in various public Internet sales during the month of...

CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

 CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Collecting Ancient Coins: Time to Consider a New Paradigm That Facilitates...

By Peter K. Tompa - Cultural Property Observer.....   The following is a statement delivered at the Wednesday, July 22 meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory...

Surprise! Couple Finds Out Their Gold Coin is Worth $100,000+

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The recently found 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle now graded PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS. We’ve all heard the stories...

The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist...

NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Beeston Collection, an outstanding set of over 200 British error coins. The coins were recently submitted to...

PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World's Fair...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...

First Read: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins… Review by Louis Golino

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature ... By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   If you are a...

NGC Introduces ‘Early Production’ Designation for Early Mint Strikes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce the addition of the Early Production designation to its industry-leading lineup of releases designations. The Early...

ANS Archives Roman Republican Die Project Online

Richard Schaefer’s RRDP is now on Archer   The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP), under the direction of Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS) and Prof. Liv Yarrow...

Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June...

The Last Coinage of Portuguese India

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Throughout the long and complicated history of Colonial India, Portugal had the longest span of all the European colonizers. Beginning...

ANA Awards 2020 College Scholarships

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has awarded 2020 college scholarships to Abigail Zechman from Clermont, Florida, and Colin Feitl from Hebron, Kentucky. Each winner...

Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen By 1856...

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in June 2020

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public Internet sales during the month of June. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from...

Early U.S. Coins – The Gold Coins of Templeton Reid

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Privately minted gold coins from the first decades of the United States have always intrigued numismatists. Though these coins...

CGC Launches Trading Card Division to Grade Pokémon, Magic Cards

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) has launched CGC Trading Cards, a division to authenticate, grade and encapsulate Pokémon TCG and Magic: The Gathering cards. CGC is...

Bullion Shark: A Brief Overview of the United States Mint’s History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The United States Mint has served the American people for 228 years. It produces circulating coins, bullion coins, numismatic coins,...

The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most significant pieces of socioeconomic legislation ever passed in the United States was the Civil Rights...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Presents the D. Brent Pogue Numismatic Library

Part of the August 5-7, 2020 Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada   Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the numismatic library of D. Brent Pogue...

Counterfeit Mintmarks? Watch Out for Embossed Mintmarks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The presence or lack of a particular mintmark can make or break the difference in the price of a...

NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released...

PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has confirmed a new die marriage...