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

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of October

By CoinWeek .....   October has historically been an important month for the United States Mint. In its earliest days, October marked the beginning of a mission...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long Beach Expo

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the display of the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo,...
Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit...
ANA Renames Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

ANA Renames Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

The Association's Board of Governors votes to remove Farran Zerbe's moniker from the organization's highest honor   During an open session meeting on January 19, 2021,...
How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

How Do Numismatists Decide Where a Coin Is From?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   There are many ways to describe where a coin is from. One by reference to the...
Top 10 Women on Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the...
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I   Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it...

A Contemporaneous British Take on German World War I Medals

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   German World War I medals are viewed today through three main lenses: as simple vehicles for propaganda espousing Teutonic...
The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial "Pillar Dollar" Silver Coin

The Mystique of the Spanish Colonial 1770 Nuevo Reino “Pillar Dollar”

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC ......   Few coins muster the mystique of the "pillar dollar", known to Spanish-speakers as columnario” - a truly beautiful coin that...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part...
Coin Board News Number 60 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 60 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 60 — Fall 2021   ANA CONVENTION A SUCCESS It was wonderful to...
Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam - A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam – A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Keith Zaner was a passionate numismatic collector and former NGC Price Guide analyst who will be greatly missed   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

By CoinWeek .....   In this edition of Big Things, we take a look at a variety of events, historical and numismatic, that have taken place at...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...

US Modern Coin Profiles – 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

  Description The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from the...
A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue of Liberty” Bidding Strategy

A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue...

By Ron Guth .....   Once upon a time, long before the COVID pandemic, and well before the internet took much of the business online, rare...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
Ghosts of Times Passed: The Remnants of the Columbian Expo

Ghosts of Times Passed: The Remnants of the Columbian Expo

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   As thousands ascend on the greater Chicago area for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, we...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of August

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of August

By CoinWeek .....   The dog days of summer are upon us, which means that it's time to take a trip through the annals of United States...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins series derived...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of July

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of July

By CoinWeek .....   In July, the summer heat continues to pummel for 31 days. But school is out, and families can finally (FINALLY) go on that...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins series derived...

NGC Photo Proofs – Something I’ve Never Seen Before

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   One of the aspects of numismatics that I find particularly enjoyable is reading vintage books and periodicals and, through...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins series derived...
Numismatic History: The Trouble With Names

Numismatic History: The Trouble With Names

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Du Bois was a big name at the United States Mint in the 19th century. Or...

CoinWeek Podcast #160: Silver: America’s Historical & Political Metal (with Economist William Silber)

 CoinWeek Podcast #160: Silver: America's Historical & Political Metal (with Economist William Silber) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic...

Coin Board News Number 59 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 59 — Summer 2021   ONLY ONE MORE TO GO It’s been nearly...
US Coins - Roger Burdette Explores Most Unusual Coinage Proposals in New Book

US Coins – Roger Burdette Explores Most Unusual Coinage Proposals in New Book

Seneca Mill Press LLC announces the release of the latest numismatic book by Roger W. Burdette: Fads, Fakes & Foibles Most 19th-century Americans thought of coins...