The 1849 Michael Jackson Memorial Coin?

The 1849 Michael Jackson Memorial Coin?

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Late Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso was famous for his numerous musical compositions, including many religious choral pieces. Also...
Exclusive Video: Let's Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Exclusive Video: Let’s Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

  Today, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 1803-dated Overton-103 Draped Bust half dollar. We have a circulated example to share with...
Collecting Large Cents by Type

Collecting Large Cents by Type – Exclusive Video

  Collecting Large Cents by Type is brought to you by EAC. For more information, visit www.eacs.org. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan breaks down the challenging and...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 3

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Part 1 | Part 2 * * * The experts just concluded that the FUN...
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

The Gold Coin That Owes Its Existence to the 3 Cent Stamp

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost three cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold...
Tyrant Collection's Historic Mexican, Brazilian Coins at Long Beach Expo

Tyrant Collection’s Historic Mexican, Brazilian Coins at Long Beach Expo

Tyrants of the New World exhibit features 197 superb-quality Latin American coins publicly exhibited together for the first time   Important early coins of Mexico and...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can't Afford to Miss

CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can’t Afford to Miss

  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,...
A Brief History of the Chinese Gold Panda

A Brief History of the Chinese Gold Panda

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First struck in 1982, the .999 pure Chinese Gold Panda series has been a perennial favorite of numismatists and...
Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Looking at the most popular coins to collect over the years shows how collectors' goals and aspirations continue to evolve   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...
Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

David W. Lange, noted numismatist, die variety expert, and lifelong fan of collecting coin boards, has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer....
Tennessee Coin Dealer, Legislators Honored With Service Awards

Tennessee Coin Dealer, Legislators Honored With Service Awards

Longtime member Col. Steven Ellsworth, (ret.) was honored by the National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) on January 4 during the organization’s membership dinner...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1877 Indian Head Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..... A difference in facial expression is among the many clues this coin is fake. Although it had only the second-lowest mintage...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

Coins and tokens from the 18th and early 19th centuries were frequently repurposed to communicate private and public messages – from ad hoc scratchings...
Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Let’s start with questions and answers about VaultBox coin blind boxes, then go through the quantitative research. Questions and Answers Q:...
All-Star Line-Up at ANA Phoenix National Money Show

All-Star Line-Up at ANA Phoenix National Money Show

Attendees to the National Money Show, March 2-4, can see $100 million of historic numismatic treasures   Collectors and dealers can enjoy a double-play of numismatics...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 2

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Part 1 | Part 2 * * * How has 2023 been treating my fellow...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in December 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in December 2022

In addition to internet sales during the month of December, CAC-approved coins fared well in live auctions in Las Vegas and Dallas. Here are...

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction prices realized have empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky   By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   In recent years, the world...
The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   While the "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar captures the whimsy of the series enthusiast, the most popular variety of...
New Books and Coin Supplies From Whitman Publishing in 2023

New Books and Coin Supplies From Whitman Publishing in 2023

Whitman Publishing announces a slate of new books and hobby supplies that will be available in 2023. The lineup includes titles on U.S. and...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 1

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Well, my fellow coindexters, as this article posts, the fastidious elves calling the...
ANS Announces Inauguration of Chairman’s Fellowships for Numismatic Research

ANS Announces Inauguration of Chairman’s Fellowships for Numismatic Research

Beginning in 2023, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will award a limited number of fellowships each year, worth between $1,500 and $2,500 USD each,...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of January

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in January

By CoinWeek ..... The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coins -  1904 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This counterfeit coin 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details,...

Ex-Wall Street Trader Convicted in Precious Metals Spoofing Scheme

By the United States Department of Justice ...... On Friday, December 9, 2022, a federal jury in the Northern District of Illinois convicted a former...
Federal Court Orders Monex and Owners to Pay $38 Million for Fraud

Federal Court Orders Monex and Owners to Pay $38 Million for Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On December 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the U.S. District Court for the Central District of...

Counterfeit Detection – The 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details.   The 1895 Morgan dollar...