Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks...

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   At noon on May 24, 2021, the United States Mint will release two .999 fine uncirculated silver dollar coins,...

A “Long-Lost” Lord St. Oswald 1794 Half Cent Reappears

By Ron Guth .....   In 1795, an Englishman named William Strickland returned to his home following a sightseeing trip to America that began in 1794....

Jeff Garrett: An Inside Look Into a Numismatic Career

Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan talks about how his love of coins became much more than a hobby   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek .....   One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar's monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might...

Greg Cohen: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Greg Cohen for CoinWeek .....   As a professional numismatist who has worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry, I have had...

Priceless: The Prototype NGC Black Holder and Other Early NGC Holders

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for CoinWeek ......   “Buy the coin, not the holder” is common advice from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and other professional...

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...

Canadian Nickel Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   1968 $1 Voyageur (Regular Strike) PCGS MS67 Canadian Dollars are large, highly collectible coins that have been popular with collectors...

Medals of the American Negro Commemorative Society

By Jaharia Knowles for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, sent shockwaves across the country....

1921 – A Year of Numismatic Change

Numismatic Change in 1921 by Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   The year was 1921. America, much like today, was a dynamic and changing place. President...

Numismatic Musings on the Staten Island Ferry

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The half-hour that I spend every workday morning and evening on the ferry traversing the...

CoinWeek Podcast #150: How R.S. Yeoman Changed the Coin Collecting Hobby...

 CoinWeek Podcast #150: How R.S. Yeoman Changed the Coin Collecting Hobby Forever Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the...

By CoinWeek .....   February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United...

Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Charles Edward Barber became the sixth engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in 1880, following the death...

The Coin Analyst: Have Circulating Commemorative Programs Outlasted Their Welcome?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   A major new bill that will create several new series of circulating commemorative quarters and other coins has...

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...

A Numismatist at War: Max von Bahrfeldt

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ...he Army had become the most popular, most admired, and most respected and most influential entity in the new...

Q. David Bowers: Cycles of the US Rare Coin Market 1900...

Rare Coin Market Observations by Q. David Bowers for CoinWeek .....   When one thinks of boom and bust cycles, the word "investment" usually comes to...

CoinWeek Podcast #146: Harriet Tubman Considered

CoinWeek Podcast #146: Harriet Tubman Considered After a year-long public campaign to redesign the $20 bill, Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a portrait...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the...

By CoinWeek .....   The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...

Silver Certificates: Why Were They Issued and How Much Are They...

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   United States silver certificates are probably the most popular and widely collected type of U.S. paper currency. This is because...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the...

By CoinWeek .....   The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...

CoinWeek Podcast #237: The Gold Standard in Kubrick’s The Shining

  CoinWeek Podcast #237: The Gold Standard in Kubrick's The Shining Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Jeff Garrett: The Power of Coin Photography

High-quality digital photography has become a game-changer in numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Most major players in the rare coin market...

Clipped Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money equals power, and a ruler’s success often hinges on control of that power. The stability of a monetary...

Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as...

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804...

Reposted Article by Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek .....   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as "The King of American...

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born...

The Roosevelt Dime – A Fitting Tribute, But Not Without Controversy

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ..... Most circulating United States coins have received both scrutiny and some negative press when first issued. The first 1793...