Learning How to Grade – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Link to Part 1 The grade of a coin is the single most important ingredient to its value. Before proceeding with this installment, I’ll...

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...

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in FUN Annual Convention

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #1801 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention January...

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...

Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through...

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their third “Buy or Bid" Sale, which begins now and will close on Wednesday, March 15. The...

Dillon Gage Is On the Go with Release of New Mobile...

Dillon Gage Metals has just made it easier to access precious metals information while on the go with the release of its free, new...

Delcampe Offers New Bank Trading Platform. VIDEO: 4:21.

Dimitri Aerts, Dutch Manager, Belgium Interviewer: David Lisot The Belgian internet company Delcampe has a website that specializes in the sale and auction of paper money. Notes...

Collectors Universe Acquires Coinflation.com

Coinflation.com (www.Coinflation.com), an increasingly popular informational website that provides the values of precious metals and the intrinsic values of gold, silver and base metal...

ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014...

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions...

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First...

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1:...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #28 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On March 25, 2010, David...

NGC Announces Removed Label Buyback Program

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) the world’s largest third-party coin grading service, has announced a program to buyback NGC certification labels that have been removed...

Coin Collectors Are Still Obsessed With Obtaining The Ultimate Certified Coins

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. A Virginia collector feels Jefferson Nickels are poised for an advance — Numismatics experience is a gift for...

ANA Summer Seminars: Art of Engraving Workshop Appeals to Artists

The Art of Engraving This hands-on course teaches artists (and those interested in this art form) how medals and coins are traditionally created. Instructed by...

40 Million Coins Graded: PCGS Achieves Milestone

40 millionth PCGS-certified coin part of historic Japanese set Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has reached another major milestone with the 40 millionth coin certified...

Precious Metal News – Virtual Gold Treasure Hunt to Engage Community...

On August 2, 2016, the Gold Industry Group announced a long-term, community engagement project in the Perth CBD, which is expected to attract millions...

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint –...

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. 2016 Farran Zerbe Award winner Mark Lighterman answers the question: How do major error coins...

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45...

NGC: U.S. Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history,...

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com....... Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin...

Whitman Publishing: Exploring the Mints of the United States

The United States Mint is at the center of American coin collecting. It is the wellspring, the mother lode, of the little copper, silver...

NGC Grades Newman Colonials

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified more than 600 American Colonial and Pre-Federal coins, tokens and medals from the outstanding collection of Eric P....

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 4/21/2015 ....   NGC graders recently identified two counterfeit 2012 $50 American Gold Eagles with poorly defined details around Liberty's face...

Building Museums One Coin at a Time: Mike Markowitz Interviews David...

By CoinWeek ....   Earlier this year, Charles teamed up with CoinWeek's resident Ancient Coin expert Mike Markowitz to check out the New York International Numismatic...

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the...

By Shaquille Brissett of Gainesville Coins.... During the late 19th century, a culmination of market forces led to a volatility of the silver industry that...

Grading Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FEW TOPICS IN CLASSICAL numismatics provoke more ferocious argument than the grading of ancient coins. Among collectors of...

Auction Results for John W. Adams Library of Numismatic Books and...

On Saturday, July 14, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their live online auction of highlights from the John W. Adams Library. The Adams...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: California Fractional Gold

A few helpful tips can make sure you never get fooled by these sometimes deceptive fantasy pieces Period Three back-dated BG-1301A listed in California...