The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s...

ANS Announces New Book on Betts Medals

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication The Early Betts Medal Companion: Medals of America’s Discovery and Colonization (1492–1737), the...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ...... In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...

United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...
CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
The Florentine Gold Florin: How Much Is That in Dollars?

The Florentine Gold Florin: How Much Is That in Dollars?

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Something we are asked from time to time is how much a past coin was worth...
Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

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

By CoinWeek .....   November is a big month in United States Mint history. Yellow fever was a recurrent problem in the early years, costing the lives...
Lecture Highlights From the XVI International Numismatic Congress

Lecture Highlights From the XVI International Numismatic Congress

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has been roughly two weeks since the close of the INC 2022 – XVI International...
Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler .....   When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * The New Orleans Mint was the only Southern mint reopened...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of October

Big Things Happened at the United States 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...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * By 1850, the New Orleans Mint was producing a nearly...
A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Seemingly, a 20-second conversation was all it took to undo over 1,000 years of British numismatic tradition. In 1966,...
United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. Even so,...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 1 - PCGS

The New Orleans Mint: Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * In this three-part series on the New Orleans Mint, I’ll...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As with during World War I, the United States Mint played a vital role in supporting the Allied powers...
The Copper Coinage of George III

The Copper Coinage of George III

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Commonly known as the "Mad King" who lost the American colonies, George III was, for most of his reign,...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...
Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters... Really!

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters… Really!

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher" (i.e. scientist), Sir Isaac...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of September

Big Things Happened at the United States 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...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he...
Goloid Dollars: America’s Electrum Coinage

Goloid Dollars: America’s Electrum Coinage

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The discovery of vast amounts of gold in California upset the ratio between gold and silver,...
The 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

The 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1965 the United States Mint melted 316,076 silver Peace dollar coins that never reached circulation. These coins were the...
ANA Awards Noted Numismatists at 2022 World's Fair of Money

ANA Awards Noted Numismatists at 2022 World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring two numismatists who not only lead by example but also pave new avenues within the numismatic hobby. Recognized...
Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Advanced technology led to the production of these scarce coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One of the more interesting kinds of...
Q. David Bowers: Abraham "Abe" Kosoff - Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: Abraham “Abe” Kosoff

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Abraham Kosoff, born in New York City in 1912, gave his name in print as A....
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...
Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

Collect This: The Fabulous Italian 500 Lire Silver Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Italian Mint in Rome began striking a silver coin that would come to be commonly called...