The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .... In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...

Coin Collectors Ten Must-Have Apps

Tech Apps for Coin Collectors Tips for coin collectors by Justin Fraughton - Provident Metals ...... For new coin collectors or if you’ve been a devotee...

What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series by Mike Markowitz.... Throughout the history of ancient coins  two contradictory concepts have competed with each other. According to one concept,...

Top Pop 1981-S Lincoln Cent Set to Bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections...

By CoinWeek .....   Note: This coin sold for $2,137.50 USD. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors...

What Is a 1999 Delaware State Quarter Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Hard to believe but it’s been almost 20 years since the United States Mint inaugurated its...

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...

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually...

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.”...

Actor Finds Valuable 2019-W Quarter, Submits It to NGC

The first 2019-W Quarter certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) was found by actor Shawn Pyfrom, best known for his recurring role on ABC’s...

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan .....   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called "two-bits"? Or, a half-dollar "four-bits"? Do you know why...

PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed quarter...

The Great American Coin Hunt: Millions of Collectible Coins to be...

If you haven’t heard about it by now, you may want to log on to social media and see what all the buzz is...

NGC Grades Mistakenly Released Reverse Proof Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 2019-W Reverse Proof Lincoln Cent that was mistakenly released several weeks early by the United States Mint....

Modern Coins – Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Thirty plus years after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, some modern coin collectors remain skeptical of...

David W. Lange Acquires Massive “Midwest Collection” of Vintage Coin Boards

By Coin Board News ......   In a very rare opportunity, vintage coin board collector and dealer David W. Lange has negotiated the purchase of more than...

Fabled SS Central America Treasure Reveals Extremely Rare, Gem 1856-S Dime

Retrieved in latest SS Central America sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS65 CAC, tied for finest known The SS Central America,...

Three Lucky Collectors Find West Point Mint Guam Quarters, Get PCGS...

The thrill of the hunt and the happiness of rewards continue with three more lucky coin finders in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ......   We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...

More Lucky Collectors Get PCGS Rewards for Finding West Point Mint...

Three lucky Florida residents, one in New Smyrna Beach and a husband and wife in Orlando, are the latest winners in the Professional Coin...

NGC Celebrates First ‘W’ Mint Mark Quarters With Special New Labels

A special NGC attribution and label are among the ways coin collectors can recognize these historic US Mint releases. Special submission instructions must be...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of...

Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit...

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) ......   Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68,...

Famous Coin Collector D. Brent Pogue Dead at 54

On July 29, a friend of D. Brent Pogue visited Pogue's home in Corona del Mar, California and discovered the famed coin collector dead....

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   ‘For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins is still the gold standard in printed price...

Don’t Clean Your Coins – A Demonstration in Silver Dollar Destruction

CoinWeek Sponsor and The Coin Course creator Jerry Shaffer teamed up with CoinWeek to produce this great step-by-step demonstration of what happens when you...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime From AG3 to...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost - President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ......   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the...

PCGS Offers $5,000 Bounty for First Submitted Lowell Park W Mint...

Special designations available for West Point quarters submitted during first week and first 45 days of first discovery   The first person to submit for grading...