Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is delighted to present a selection of freshly-approved CAC coins in our Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Each of these received...
Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Advanced technology led to the production of these scarce coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One of the more interesting kinds of...
Q. David Bowers: Abraham "Abe" Kosoff - Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: Abraham “Abe” Kosoff

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Abraham Kosoff, born in New York City in 1912, gave his name in print as A....
Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

By Kyle Clifford Knapp for PCGS ......   An 1881-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS67+ and bearing a price guide value of $1,100 realized $19,387 USD....
ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

ANS Announces New Book on Coins of Ancient Sakra

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication of In the Treasure Room of the Sakra King: Votive Coinage from Gandhāran...
How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ......   We recently met with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...
Collecting Ancient Coins in an Era of Import Restrictions

Collecting Ancient Coins in an Era of Import Restrictions

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Ask a collector of ancient coins if they have ever bought a coin from an overseas vendor, and you...
The Full Date 1855-D Gold Dollar

The Full Date 1855-D Gold Dollar

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As part of the Auraria Collection of Dahlonega gold coinage, I recently had the pleasure of selling...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...
The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Great Britain 1925 Sovereign gold coin is one of the more commonly encountered sovereigns. Often the coin has...
Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Italian Mint in Rome began striking a silver coin that would come to be commonly called...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of August

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of August

By CoinWeek .....   The dog days of summer are upon us, which means that it's time to take a trip through the annals of United States...
Third Coin in British Monarchs Series: George I

Third Coin in British Monarchs Series: George I

The Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium,...
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...
ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society's Richard Ashton With Festschrift

ANS Honors Royal Numismatic Society’s Richard Ashton With Festschrift

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton has now appeared and is...

In 2017 PCGS Certified Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors in 2017. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed...
All-Time #1 Koessl Matte Proof Gold Set on Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

All-Time #1 Koessl Matte Proof Gold Set on Display at ANA World’s Fair of...

For the past 40 years, an advanced collector attended hundreds of major coin shows and spent countless hours on the phone with dealers trying...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478   Legend Rare Coin Auctions...

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ...... How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...

Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This installment of “Notable Notes” highlights one of the more popular 20th-century “Horse Blankets”, so named because of the...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to date concerns...
French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

French Coins in America or French American Coins? And Which America?

By Jérôme Jambu (Visiting Professor, Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics) for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   As American numismatists and collectors of...
First Display of Two Proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and Presidential Documents at 2022 World’s Fair of Money

First Display of Two Proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and Presidential Documents at 2022 World’s...

Brian Hendelson Collection features unique 1910 Experimental Finish and 1921 Satin Finish Saints, documents signed by Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln   Described by researchers as “one...
The Shanghai Tael

The Shanghai Tael

By PCGS ......   There are coins that in their time were failures but today are highly prized legendary coins. This is the case with the...
Künker eLive Auction 72

Künker eLive Auction 72

The summer auctions are only just over and the next Künker auction is already about to start. On six auction days, over 3,400 lots...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned the high demand from collectors for beautifully toned coins. The prices realized...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...
Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

By Mark Harvey for PCGS ......   Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A... If that code is still burned into your brain...