Traveling to Coin Shows – Minimize Risk of TSA Confiscating Bullion,...

Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals - Beware the TSA Commentary on Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the "Mercury" Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from...

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,...

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.”...

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...

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...

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One...

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze...

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...

PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding...

Type I and II 1979 and 1981 Susan B. Anthony Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Susan B. Anthony dollars belong to one of the shortest-lived coin series in United States history, and they were...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent The Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

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...

Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat...

An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   In the early 1980s, many...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. Counterfeit Coin Detection By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   When we think of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock...

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many...

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...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins

How to get comfortable in this challenging and fascinating corner of numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My daily assortment of emails...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There...

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...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle By Paul...

CoinWeek IQ: Instagram’s Place in Numismatics – A Unique Marketplace

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   When purchasing coins online, most people’s go-to venue will be eBay or one of the major auction houses. There...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a...

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...

1892-S Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated, $15—No Haggling!

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ......   How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth...