CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

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Numismatic Researcher Rusty Goe Receives PNG Book of the Year Award

In 2021, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honored Reno, Nevada-based numismatic writer, researcher, and coin dealer Rusty Goe with double awards for his The...

Jeff Garrett: ANA Summer Seminar – A Chance to Learn From Experts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   After a nearly three-year hiatus, the ANA Summer Seminar returns to Colorado Springs this year. Strict...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...

ANA Library Receives Walter Breen Papers, Books From Dwight N. Manley

Prominent collector and benefactor Dwight N. Manley of Brea, California has donated to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) more than 60 books, auction catalogs,...
Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...
An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...
1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   We recently discussed what an unusual year 1922 was in the history of U.S. coinage, but 1921 was also a...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

The Rollo Fox Collection is Ranked #1 at PCGS   The #1 PCGS Registry Set of CAC-approved Walking Liberty Half Dollars formed by noted numismatist Mr....
United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

In the wake of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States command was faced with the prospect...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

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

By CoinWeek .....   Summer gets underway in May and for some Americans, this is a period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the United States...

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello - 1715 Fleet Society .......   Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the...
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel   Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...
Numismatic Literary Guild Appoints Patrick Ian Perez Executive Director

Numismatic Literary Guild Appoints Patrick Ian Perez Executive Director

The executive board of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) has appointed Patrick Ian Perez as Executive Director of the organization. He succeeds Charles Morgan,...

The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some...
The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   When looked at through the numismatic lens, the Indian peace medals in the extensive collection of...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As nearly everyone who buys rare coins these days knows, a large percentage of the buying...
NGC Honors Mike Castle With New Congressional Series Label

NGC Honors Mike Castle With New Congressional Series Label

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to announce an exciting new Authentic Hand-Signed label that recognizes the contributions to numismatics made by the Honorable...
Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   First Spouse $10 Gold coins, issued alongside the Presidential $1 coin series from 2007 through 2016, are well respected...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...

Jack H. Beymer Receives Harvey G. Stack Lifetime Achievement Award

PNG announced its 2022 awards on April 27, in conjunction with the Central States Convention   The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has named its annual Lifetime...
Tennessee to Become 42nd State to End Sales Taxes on Gold and Silver

Tennessee to Become 42nd State to End Sales Taxes on Gold and Silver

By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange ......   Both houses of the Tennessee legislature yesterday overwhelmingly passed bills that would make the Volunteer State the...
Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Identifying Ancient Roman Coins: An OCRE Tool

By Nathan Elkins for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Although fundamental to our discipline, one of the most difficult skills to teach aspiring Roman numismatists...
Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1973 Eisenhower Dollar is one of a handful of coins made by the United States Mint during the...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

By David Provost for CoinWeek ..... Editor's Note: David Provost wrote the excellent Commemorative Stories series for CoinWeek. The following piece on the Mecklenburg Declaration...
Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

The theme of this year’s event is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces."   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   This morning, as I emerged from...